Today’s Local News

Expect Closures Thursday and Friday

Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

The fourth Thursday of November is this week, making it Thanksgiving Day.

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Christmas Music Returns to KCII

Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Decorations are up around town and some Christmas trees can be seen in the windows of homes as the holidays arrive.

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Iowa DOT Planning Highway 22 Road Work in 2018

Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:20 am

Drivers in Washington County can expect a new road project on Highway 22 in 2018.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Chris Hanson about the live radio play happening in Washington Saturday. You can hear it live on KCII at 6 p.m., November 25th.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Washington County Environmental Health Director Jennine Wolf about the lung cancer risks associated with radon exposure.

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DNR Investigates Manure Spill Southeast of Crawfordsville

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigated a manure spill three miles southeast of Crawfordsville last weekend.

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Hear Miracle on 34th Street Live on KCII Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am


Actors deliver their lines in the windows of the library during the 2016 live radio play in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Miracle on 34th Street will come to Washington Street Saturday for the second annual live radio Christmas play.

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KCII Big Red Radio to Visit Hy-Vee, Mini Bus Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am

The KCII Big Red Radio will be in Washington Wednesday for the 15th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine Coming to Washington

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am

Washington will be one of 500 sites for a Tim Tebow Foundation event.

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Think About Thanksgiving Food Choices During Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

As Thanksgiving and holiday dinners may fill stomachs more than a typical meal, it’s important for those who are prediabetic and diabetic to know how to eat well and still enjoy themselves.

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Temperatures and Precipitation Below Normal So Far this November

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:23 am

In the first three weeks of November, Washington’s precipitation levels are half of what they normally amount to.

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Demons Have Five Days Away from Classes for Holiday

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

With Thanksgiving Day this Thursday, many area schools will have a break from classes.

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Mid-Prairie FFA Members Attend 90th National Convention

Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 6:20 am


Mid-Prairie FFA members who attended the National FFA Convention. Back row: Wyatt Stumpf, Trey Hammen, Eli VanRoekel, Mary Fisher, Shae Becker, Jack Baker, Abby Frantz. Front row: Katie Frantz, Dallas Miller, Creigh Rourke, Erin Horesowsky, Averi Kron, Jordan Hammen. Photo courtesy of Elsa Schmidt.

The Mid-Prairie FFA traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 90th Annual National FFA Convention October 24-27.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Deb McCreedy about Red Kettle bell ringing.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Mid-Prairie West Elementary School Counselor and Feed the Kids board member Leanne Bender about the district’s food pantries and the operation backpack program. This is the second part of a two-part interview.

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High Radon Levels in Homes Can Lead to Lung Cancer

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Map courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Drunk driving, falls in the home, drownings, and home fires; radon exposure causes more deaths per year than all of those instances, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Big Red Radio Set to Visit Archers Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The KCII Big Red Radio will be out in Washington Tuesday for the next stop on the KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Supervisors to Consider Architect for Communications Building Study

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Only one item is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting and it has to do with county buildings.

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KCII Tower Maintenance this Afternoon

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Maintenance will be conducted on the KCII radio tower Monday afternoon.

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Big Hawk-Little Hawk Mentor Program Underway at Mid-Prairie West Elementary

Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Mid-Prairie High School mentors play games with Mid-Prairie West Elementary students during the Big Hawk-Little Hawk Program. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Being a positive role model and showing younger students that they matter are tenets of the Big Hawk-Little Hawk Program at Mid-Prairie West Elementary.

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