Today's Local News

More Donations Go to K-9 Fund

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Two more donations for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office K-9 fund were acknowledged by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Cancellation, Delay Decisions Made Morning of at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The decision to cancel or delay school is made the morning of at Mid-Prairie School District.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News highlights stories from 2014. This is part one of a five-part series.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Steve Hollan, Mid-Prairie Athletic Director, to discuss a multipurpose practice facility that’s in the works.

Winter Storm Warning Later Today

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:25 am


Winter storm in downtown Washington on Feb. 17, 2014, after 3.5 inches of snow fell.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the KCII listening area beginning at 3 p.m. this afternoon and scheduled to end at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Area Business in Bankruptcy Court

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A Washington car dealer is going to bankruptcy court tomorrow.

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Kalona Chamber Searching for New Manager

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The resignation of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce’s manager is effective February 1st.

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Kalona Begins Partnership with YMCA of Washington County

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The partnership between YMCA of Washington County and the City of Kalona begins today.

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Fatal Car Accident in Keokuk County

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A 20-year-old Keswick man died in a car accident in Keokuk County.

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RUSS Exit Agreement Still Up in the Air

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Revisions have been made to the proposed exit agreement for counties wishing to leave RUSS, Regional Utility Service Systems.

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Tune In for the Year in Review

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Lake Darling and Kirkwood opened, ordinances were passed, crimes were committed and area sports teams made it to state tournaments all in 2014.

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Christmas Tree Collection Begins This Morning in Kalona, Riverside

Posted: Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Christmas trees collected in a few local towns will be turned into compost.

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Looking Back at 2014

Posted: Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Starting tomorrow, KCII is taking a look back at the top stories from 2014.

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Christmas Tree Pick Up Set for Tomorrow in Kalona, Riverside

Posted: Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 6:19 am

Christmas trees collected in a few local towns will be turned into compost.

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Snow, Ice and Negative Temperatures in the Forecast

Posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6:24 am

Up to six inches of snow are in the forecast for Washington today and into the early part of the week.

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Ice Thickness Variable in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6:23 am

Ice that has developed on local bodies of water is not safe to walk on yet.

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Elected Officials Take Oaths of Office

Posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am


Shawn Showers takes his oath of office as Washington County Attorney.

Eight people, including two supervisors and the new county attorney, were sworn in to their respective roles at yesterday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Students to Head Back to School Monday

Posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie, WACO and Highland students will head back to school Monday morning.

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Washington Students Return to Classes Monday

Posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Students will go back to school Monday, ending their 12 day winter break at Washington Community School District.

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Clear Sidewalks of Snow and Ice

Posted: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am


Snow storm in downtown Washington in February of 2014. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Up to six inches of snow is in the forecast for Southeast Iowa over the next four to five days.

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