Today's Local News

New HIV Diagnoses Up in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am

There were 124 new HIV diagnoses in Iowa last year, an increase of 27% from the year before, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s annual HIV Ssurveillance Report.

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High Turnout in Washington’s Special Election

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Over 35% of Washington’s registered voters cast ballots in the special election that decided against $3 million in bonds to help fund a new YMCA facility.

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Take Care of Your Pets

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Dogs at PAWS and More looking for their forever homes. Photos courtesy of PAWS and More

With humid conditions, the National Weather Service advises heat index values will rise into the 105 to 110 degree range Thursday across eastern Iowa.

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Winfield to Host Annual Crooked Creek Days this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The annual Winfield Crooked Creek Days are this weekend; the theme is “Vegas Nights.”

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Local Legislator Receives National Award for Helping Kids

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Two legislators from Iowa, including local Senator Kevin Kinney, were presented with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2016 Friend of Government Accountability Award for sponsoring a bill.

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Rain Expected this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Just over an inch of rain is in the forecast for Washington this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ann Williams about her time as an Olympic torch runner. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the riders of RAGBRAI about what they liked best.

Bond Measure for New YMCA in Washington Fails

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:30 am

With a large voter turnout Tuesday, the YMCA special election bond vote failed in Washington.

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County Engineers Look to Expand Riverside Road

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

At the recent Riverside City Council meeting, they were given a presentation from Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius about a project to expand the north section of Riverside Road.

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Sigourney Reflects on Successful RAGBRAI

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

RAGBRAI has come and gone, and the city of Sigourney was able to look back on their experience as a success.

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Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday is this weekend.

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RAGBRAI Kept Some Busy, Others Not So Much

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:23 am


Bikes filled downtown Washington as RAGBRAI came to town last Friday, cyclists enjoyed eating at Cafe Dodici. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

RAGBRAI pedaled into Washington in a whirlwind Friday and left the next day, leaving some area businesses and non-profit organizations with full cash registers, while others had turnouts below what they’d anticipated.

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Southeast Iowa Corn Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Corn in southeast Iowa is ahead of the state’s overall rate and the five-year average according to the most recent crop progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Rainy Start to August

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am


Radar image created by AccuWeather

August in Washington is starting out with rain. Nearly two-tenths of an inch of rain fell in Washington Tuesday.

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Kalona Historical Society Receives WCRF Mini-Grant

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

When the Washington County Riverboat Foundation was awarding their recent mini-grants, it included a $1,900 grant to the Kalona Historical Society.

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BREAKING NEWS: YMCA Bond Fails in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 8:54 pm

With a large voter turnout Tuesday, the YMCA special election bond vote failed in Washington.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ann Williams about her time as an Olympic torch runner. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with West Fork Crooked Creek Watershed Coordinator Dan Mahoney about installing a new bioreactor and the visit by Governor Branstad.

Washington to Decide on Bonds for YMCA Today

Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 am


Map courtesy of Washington County Auditor


Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the courthouse and at the former library building (pictured). Photo by KCII’s Nate Gonner.

Today Washington residents have a chance to decide if $3 million in bonds should be used to help fund a new YMCA building.

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