Today’s Local News

Congressman Dave Loebsack Visits Mid-Prairie School District

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am


Congressman Dave Loebsack tests out one of the new math classroom desks at Mid-Prairie High School. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D) visited the Mid-Prairie School District Thursday as part of his “Iowa First” tour.

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Farmers in Four Local Counties Qualify for Emergency Loans Due to Disaster Declaration

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:27 am

Ten counties in Iowa have been designated as primary natural disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to drought.

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Mexican Consulate Helps Cut Ribbon for New Section at Washington Library

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:27 am


A ribbon is cut with ambassadors of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Consul Salazar, Library Director Debbie Stanton, and members of Latinos for Washington. Photos by Sam McIntosh

A first for the Mexican Consulate happened in Washington Thursday, with the ribbon cutting of a Mexican/Latino corner at the Washington Public Library.

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Former Archer Appliance Employee Faces Theft Charge

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am

A former employee of Archer Appliance in Washington turned herself into the Washington County Jail Wednesday.

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Drought Conditions Lessen in Severity this Week

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

Drought conditions have lessened slightly in Iowa from last week to this week.

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Free Well Testing Offered in Washington County

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

Private wells should be tested for quality annually.

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Veterans Invited to Watch Away Hawkeye Football Game at Kinnick

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington County Veterans Affairs are partnering with an event at Kinnick Stadium this fall.

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Kalona Fire Department’s Open House a Success

Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 6:20 am


A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kalona Memorial was held August 26. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Kalona volunteer firefighters, relatives, and friends gathered at the Kalona Fire Department to celebrate the department’s 100th anniversary August 26.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Kelly Wieland who is running for the District 5 seat on the Washington School Board.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Steve Jennings and Kathy Buxton of Grasshorse Animation Studio in Winfield. This is the second part of a two-part interview.

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Washington’s State Theater First Stop of “Saving Brinton” Iowa Tour

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:28 am


Image courtesy of Saving Brinton

Four years of filming a retired teacher and his century-old films from the Brinton collection has been developed into an 87-minute documentary called Saving Brinton.

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Public Health Veterinarians Safeguard Consumption Through Food Supply

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:28 am

Veterinarians are usually depicted providing healthcare to pets or farm animals in a private clinic setting.

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Washington County Looks to Apply for Grant to Help with Communications Upgrade

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:28 am

A request for a grant is being submitted to help fund the emergency communications upgrade in Washington County.

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Winfield-Based Grasshorse Studios Creates Fitz & the Tantrums Music Video

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:25 am


Grasshorse Studios constructed this puppet soundstage for an upcoming project. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

What looks like a modest business front in downtown Winfield holds a type of work that you would rather expect to see in Hollywood.

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Forum Held with Washington School Board Candidates

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Ed Raber (third from left) moderates a candidates forum Wednesday at Washington High School. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Funding, open enrollment, facilities, open communication, partnerships with the community, and retaining quality teachers were all discussed at Wednesday’s Washington School Board candidates forum.

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August Rain and Temperatures Below Normal in Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:23 am

August precipitation and temperatures were below normal in Washington.

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Gubernatorial Candidate, State Senator to Visit Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:21 am

A state senator and a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for governor will be in Washington today.

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Riverside Man Wins First Place in State Fair Jumbo Vegetable Competition

Posted: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 6:20 am


A Riverside man took home several prizes in the jumbo vegetable competition at the Iowa State Fair.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dana McDole who is running for re-election for the District 2 seat on the Washington School Board.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Steve Jennings and Kathy Buxton of Grasshorse Studios in Winfield. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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