Today’s Local News

New Look Today for Washington High School Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Today parents of Washington High School students are invited to conferences, which have a new look.

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Smoking Prohibited on Courthouse Grounds

Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Smokefree Air Act states “environmental tobacco smoke causes and exacerbates disease in nonsmoking adults and children” and regulates where smoking is allowed with the goal of reducing “the level of exposure by the general public and employees to environmental tobacco smoke in order to improve the public health of Iowans.”

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Spring Clean Up Ongoing in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Mattresses, furniture, carpet and other items are out on the curbs in Washington this week as part of the city’s annual spring clean up.

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Riverside City Council Gives Updates on Solar Energy Plans

Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Riverside City Council held a work session Monday night to discuss ongoing projects, including installing solar energy panels.

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Mid Prairie School Board Discusses Name Changes to Elementary Schools

Posted: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 6:21 am

This week’s Mid Prairie school board meeting delved into the decisionmaking faced by the district’s recent vote to have Kalona Elementary house kindergarten through second grades, Wellman Elementary house kindergarten and third through fourth grades, fifth grade moving to the middle school, and keeping preschool classes in both elementary buildings.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Bill Clarahan about his cow named Eclipse giving birth to triplets four days ago.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Kirkwood Community College Washington County Regional Center Auto Tech instructor Roger Lillie about National Car Care Month.

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KCII Transmitter Upgrade Installation This Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:30 am


This week, work begins in Washington on upgrading the KCII radio signal.

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Washington County Continues Hosting Agronomy in the Field Workshops Geared Towards Women

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Dr. Alison Robertson, ISU Extension Plant Pathologist, sharing how to ID common corn diseases.
A multi-session workshop is being offered locally for women landowners, farmers, and ag retailers who are interested in learning more about agronomy.

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‘Udderly Amazing’ – Cow Has Triplets

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Eclipse and her April 21st triplets. Photo courtesy of Marcus Clarahan

“Udderly amazing,” is what Nancy Adrian, Washington County Extension Director, says about Eclipse, a cow who gave birth to not one, not even two, but three calves Friday morning.

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Grassley Forecasts Government Shutdown Will be Avoided

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

In the fall of 2013, the Federal government experienced a shutdown and now Washington, D.C., is looking at a deadline this Saturday to act to keep it open.

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Keota High School Prom Celebrates “A Night in the Country”

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Keota High School will be hosting their prom this Saturday with the theme “A Night in the Country”.

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Senator Rich Taylor Reflects on State Legislative Session

Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Iowa legislative session ended Saturday morning, with the senate wrapping at 7:16 a.m.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with April Cuddeback of WCHC about KidzFest.

KCII Staff Receives Broadcasting Awards

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:30 am


News Assistant Joe Cerwinske (left) and News Director Sally Hart hold the awards presented at Saturday’s IBNA banquet in Johnston.

KCII was recognized Saturday by the Iowa Broadcast News Association in Johnston.

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Columbus Junction Man Arrested After Traffic Stop, Child Endangerment

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Jose Luis Vasquez Ramirez

A 36-year-old Columbus Junction man was arrested for multiple charges after reports were received by emergency dispatchers of a vehicle all over the roadway with no taillights Sunday night.

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Free, Anonymous Prescription Drug Disposal Saturday in Washington

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Preventing pill abuse and theft by getting rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs is the goal of an event in Washington being held Saturday.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Disposing Old Paint

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Spring cleaning is afoot, with those cleaning out the waste in their houses. One household object that is particularly tricky to get rid of is paint.

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Passenger Transported to Hospital After Wreck in Kalona

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

One person was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a wreck in Kalona Sunday afternoon.

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Volunteers Applauded this Week

Posted: Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6:24 am

National Volunteer Week is observed this week as a time to recognize, support and thank volunteers for all organizations.

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