Today's Local News

A Friendly Reminder to Check Ice Thickness Before Fishing

Posted: Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Over the last week, temperatures in Washington County have been frequently above freezing, which can cause the ice on lakes and ponds to thin.

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Presents Grant to Washington Organization

Posted: Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A grant has been awarded to Wesley Life in Washington for care and services to individuals with dementia.

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Windy Washington Thursday

Posted: Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

There were windy conditions in Washington Thursday.

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Green Awarded for STEM Camps

Posted: Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Pictured are Michele Sieren from Keokuk County Extension, Cami Marshek from Johnson County Extension, Mary Veatch from Iowa County Extension, Amy Green from Washington County Extension and John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas 4-H Youth Development Program Leader for ISU Extension and Outreach at the 2016 Youth Fest in Ames. Contributed photo.

Washington County’s 4-H and Youth Coordinator was part of a team recently awarded at the state level.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks with Sarah Smith, prevention specialist with Prelude Behavioral Services, about new year’s resolutions and quitting tobacco use. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar about his retirement.

Dunbar Prepares to Bid Fond Farewell

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Jerry Dunbar; photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

On January 1st, a new sheriff will take over in Washington County, which allowed retiring Sheriff Jerry Dunbar the opportunity to reflect on his time in the office.

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Land Value Drops for Third Year in a Row

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Contributed chart

The average land value in Washington County fell from 2015 to this year by $450, a decline of 5.2%.

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Hypnotism and Magic Show Coming to Keota

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Keota Eagles Advocates is continuing their mission of raising money for the Keota School District by hosting a hypnotist performance on Friday at 7 p.m.

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Drive Safely During Upcoming Holiday Weekend

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Welcome in the new year safely and have a designated driver if you plan on going out to celebrate 2017 this weekend.

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Dispose of Christmas Trees by January 6th

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Residents of the City of Washington have a couple of options for disposal of their Christmas trees.

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Two Days Left for End of the Year Giving

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Charitable giving done before the end of the year can help you with tax credits for 2016.

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Riverside Holiday Lighting Contest Announces Winners

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am


A Riverside home, decorated for the season; photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Riverside Area Community Club recently announced the winners of the 2016 Riverside Holiday Lighting Contest.

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Washington and Keokuk Counties to Continue Sharing Assistant County Attorney

Posted: Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has interviewed candidates for the vacant Washington County Attorney position and this week they approved continuing a sharing agreement for an assistant county attorney.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks with Sarah Smith, prevention specialist with Prelude Behavioral Services, about new year’s resolutions and quitting tobacco use. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Riverside City Clerk Becky LaRoche about the proposed water meter system.

Group Brings Recommendations for Improved Learning at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

A year ago, the Mid-Prairie School Board formed an elementary study group made up of teachers, administrators, and parents, to look at ways to improve student learning.

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County Supervisors Talking Budgets, Building Needs

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 6:27 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors discussed budgets at their meeting Tuesday, (from left) Stan Stoops, Jack Seward Jr., Bob Yoder, Abe Miller and chairman Richard Young. KCII photo

County departments are beginning to develop budgets for the coming fiscal year, as the board of supervisors will consider the county’s overall budget.

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Over 125 Babies Born at WCHC in 2016

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Holden J. Cavin, son of Michael and Rosalind Cavin, was born at WCHC May 4th, 2016. Image courtesy of Rosalind Cavin

Over one hundred babies are born each year at Washington County Hospital and Clinics on average and 2016 is no exception.

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Kalona Approves Moving Forward with Memorial Project

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Kalona is about to begin a project to honor veterans, volunteer firefighters, and volunteer emergency service providers.

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