Today's Local News

Lanterns and Pandas Combine for Charity Event

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:28 am

The 2015 Light Up the Night event; Photo courtesy of Dorothy Miller

Last year, hundreds of people showed up to release Chinese lanterns at the first annual “Light Up the Night” event to raise funds for the Amanda the Panda organization, which primarily operates out of Des Moines.

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New Washington Auditorium to be Used for Fall Play

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:27 am


The inside of the auditorium at Washington High School is nearly complete, photo taken in July. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

In November the Washington High School will perform a play and it will be the first show in the new auditorium.

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Washington County’s 911 Signs Being Replaced

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:26 am

Washington County’s emergency 911 signs that designate addresses in rural areas are going to be replaced.

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IMS Purchases New Shuttle Bus for Iowa City Students

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

The IMS shuttle bus; photo courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

The Iowa Mennonite School recently purchased a new shuttle bus that will transport students to and from Iowa City.

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August Temperatures Above Normal

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:24 am

August temperatures in Washington were above normal.

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Hy-Vee Fuel Saver Customers Saved Over $150,000

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:23 am

So far this year, Washington Hy-Vee customers have saved over $150,000 on gas with their Fuel Saver program.

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Iowa’s Soybeans Four Days Ahead

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s soybeans are four days ahead of last year.

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Mid-Prairie Fine Arts Boosters to Host Fundraising Supper

Posted: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Funding for the fine arts can be a challenge to come by, but the Mid-Prairie Fine Arts Boosters are tackling the challenge by appealing to people’s stomachs.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Betty Porter, Ione Burham and Anna Hysell about their times in high school in Washington in the early 1940’s. The three women graduated together and have reconnected now, in their early 90’s, while living at Halcyon House.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Vocal Director Collette McClellen about honor choirs.

UPDATE: Car Wreck Near Keota this Morning

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 11:21 am

Emergency crews responded to a wreck early Wednesday morning in rural Keota.

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Car Wreck Near Keota this Morning

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 7:34 am

Emergency crews responded to a wreck early Wednesday morning in rural Keota.

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Update on Standoff in Fairfield

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:28 am

The man involved in a recent standoff with police in Fairfield has died, according to the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office.

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Early Voting Now Open in Special Washington Council Election

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am


Only those who reside in Ward 2, the northeast corner, the purple area of the map can vote in the special election. Map courtesy of Washington County Auditor

Early voting is now open for Washington’s city council special election.

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Washington County Courthouse Roof to be Replaced

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am


Samples of Brava roof tiles lay on a table with a piece of slate tile (top) that fell off of the courthouse roof this week. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A Hiawatha company will replace the Washington County Courthouse’s slate tile roof this fall.

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Washington County Conservation Prepares Marr Park for Labor Day

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am

With Labor Day weekend looming, Washington County Conservation has focused on making sure Marr Park is ready for an influx of visitors.

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Southeast Iowa Corn Ahead of Average

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Corn in southeast Iowa is ahead of the five-year average.

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Do You Have the Best Salsa?

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am

Tomatoes, garlic, peppers and cilantro are all available in area gardens and will be featured in Thursday’s annual salsa contest in Washington.

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Steele Farm Receives Environmental Award

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Ninety-four farm families across the state have received the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award and one is from Washington.

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Kinney to Host Precision Agriculture Event in Hills

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) is hosting an event Thursday in Hills that will focus on educating legislators on precision agriculture.

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