Today's Local News

Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through KCII Listening Area

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:27 am


Two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Washington County last night.

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Kalona City Council Authorizes Road Repairs

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Kalona’s 2015 road repair projects are getting underway.

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Residential Zoning Code Changes Fail at Washington Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The third and final reading to adopt changes to the City of Washington’s residential zoning code failed at last night’s council meeting.

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Washington County Supervisors to Say Where They Stand on Master Matrix

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Dickinson County supervisors, in northwest Iowa, have sent a survey to other boards of supervisors in the state regarding the master matrix system.

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Riverside’s Capital Improvement Projects Prioritized

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The City of Riverside is moving forward with three infrastructure projects.

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National Bed Bug Experts in Washington County Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Dr. Dini Miller entomologist at Virginia Tech University and attorney Jeff Lipman of Des Moines will visit Washington County to discuss bed bugs tomorrow.

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Maintain Your Lawn this Spring

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Spring is in full swing and yards are turning more green each day.

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Sigourney Voters Approve Ballot Measure

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 6:21 am

There will only be at-large seats on the Sigourney School Board in a few years.

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Severe Thunderstorms Roll Through KCII Listening Area

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 1:30 am

Two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Washington County last night.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday night.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News continues a conversation with Isabella Santoro and Carol Ray of the LET’s Center for the Creative and Healing Arts about their “Totally Tubular Transformation” project this summer.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Jim Walters, director of the Johnson County Songbird Project, dealing with purple martin colonies and how to establish one.

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More Rain Anticipated

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Approximately a quarter of an inch of rain fell in Washington overnight.

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Layoffs at Mount Pleasant Mental Health Facility Begin

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Mental Health Institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda are set to close June 30th.

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Work on Hills’ Water Supply System Continues

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Homes will likely be connected to Hills’ new water supply system later this year.

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Community Foundation Distributes Annual Grants

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Each spring, the Community Foundation of Washington County distributes grants.

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How Common is Autism?

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am


One in 68 children has been identified with ASD, or autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. April is National Autism Awareness Month.

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Washington Council to Consider Letting Projects and Amending Zoning Code

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The new water tower, storm sewer work, residential zoning code changes and council rules of procedure will be discussed at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting. Notices of hearing and letting for the north water tower and North 6th Avenue storm sewer will be considered.

Also, the council will revisit the chapter 165 residential zoning code amendments, which was initially tabled at the March 10th meeting. Complaints came to the council following the construction of a non-traditional residence on West Jefferson in respects to residential character. In March, Matt Greiner, president of Greiner Buildings, ask that planning and zoning review the issue before passing regulation for the entire city. For the full code click here.

Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in council chambers.

Have You Started Your Spring Cleaning?

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Spring is here and with it many people have begun their spring cleaning.

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Burning Allowed Through End of May in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Kalona residents have the next couple of months to burn leaves and other yard waste.

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