Today's Local News

Final River Junction Tractor Ride Planned

Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The 11th annual and final River Junction Farmers Supper and Tractor Ride is being held this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Chris Hanson and Doug McBride of the Washington Community Theater about Washington’s Got Talent. The first round of auditions are being held tonight.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Mindy Seiffert  with Kalona based Open Gates Business Development Corporation to discuss the future of the former Kalona Cheese Factory. Open Gates’ entity Kalona Creamery purchased the building on Highway 1 in May.

Severe Thunderstorm Hits KCII Area, Three Inches of Rain

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:25 am


Car traverse standing water in downtown Washington at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Washington Street. Photos by Sally Hart.

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Washington County and northern Henry County at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

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Prevent Mosquito Bites

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Protect yourself from mosquito bites this summer by covering your skin and eliminating standing water.

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Former Kalona Cheese Factory to be Operational Next Year

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The former Kalona Cheese Factory will be operational by next year.

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Auditions Begin Tonight for Washington’s Got Talent

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Auditions for Washington’s Got Talent begin tonight.

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Dry Weather Allows for Field Work

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Farmers were able to get into their fields following a wet week and prior to downpours Monday.

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Halcyon House Taking Part in Wesleylife Week

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Balloons are released at Halcyon House Monday morning. Photos by KCII News Director Sally Hart.

Residents of Halcyon House released 100 balloons Monday morning to kick off Wesleylife Week.

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Specific Types of Azaleas and Rhododendrons Do Well in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:20 am

More than 900 species and cultivars of azaleas and rhododendrons exist, but only a few perform well in Iowa.

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Work Continues on Kalona Habitat Home

Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Volunteers and the future owners of the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity home in Kalona will continue their work Saturday.

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KCII Team Responds to Severe Thunderstorm

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Washington County and northern Henry County at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about upcoming events.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, conversations with Republican State Representative Dave Heaton and Democratic State Senator Rich Taylor regarding the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute.

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Air Care Transports One Person from Motorcycle Wreck Sunday

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Air Care transported one person from a motorcycle accident near Wayland over the weekend.

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Washington Leaders Disappointed in Education Funding Veto

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Governor Terry Branstad vetoed over $55 million in additional funding for Iowa’s public schools for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Green Acres 4-H Club Awarded

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo. From left: leader Tanya Stalder, Ava Wulf, Natalie McCleary, Sophie Bell, Fred Greiner, Ellie Bell, Baylee Stalder, Ally Rees, Sammy Mellinger and Bailey Rees.  Not pictured are: Ellie Todd, Maggie Smith, Emma Craig and Millie Craig.

A Washington County 4-H club was selected as one of 15 clubs across the state for a grant for a community improvement project.

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Two Accidents on 218 Sunday Night

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

At 9:21 p.m. Sunday a caller reported a vehicle striking a deer on Highway 218, her leg was injured and her husband was possibly trapped in the vehicle.

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Mid-Prairie Continues Search for Chinese Instructor

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie School District is continuing its search for an elementary Chinese instructor.

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Outdoor Concert Planned for Tomorrow Night

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 6:22 am

An outdoor concert series hosted in rural Kalona continues tomorrow.

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