Today's Local News

Kalona Bankers Receive Recognition

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Finance Authority announced the 2015 Iowa Agricultural Development Division top lenders through the Beginning Farmer Loan program.

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Supervisors to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A pipeline inspector to protect Washington County landowners will be discussed and considered at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Local June Weather Atypical

Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Weather in the KCII-listening area was atypical during the month of June.

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Emerald Ash Borer in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

An invasive insect, the emerald ash borer or EAB, has been confirmed in Washington County.

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Wayland Continues 4th of July Tradition

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Wayland is hosting their annual Independence Day celebration on Monday.

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Bible Reading Marathon Underway at Washington County Courthouse

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:26 am


John Hartmann reads the Bible at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday morning, when the reading marathon began. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

Despite rain sweeping through the area Thursday, the Bible reading marathon in Washington began and is ongoing through Sunday afternoon.

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Mid-Prairie Reflects on Benefits of Therapy Dogs

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:25 am

A year ago, the Mid-Prairie School District made the decision to acquire two therapy dogs, and Superintendent Mark Schneider believes they’ve been a great success.

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How to Protect Your Skin and Eyes From Ultraviolet Rays

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

In as little as 15 minutes ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage your skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Soil Moisture Levels Fall

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

According to the most recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, soil moisture levels in Iowa declined last week.

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Friends of Lake Darling Elects New Board of Directors

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

At their annual Board of Directors meeting, the Friends of Lake Darling elected their new board members.

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Directors Sought for Local Shows

Posted: Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Washington Community Theater presents multiple shows throughout the year and each production relies on volunteers for the cast, crew and directors.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about upcoming events. This is part two of a two-part program.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Lake Darling Park Ranger Zach Haworth about Fourth of July events at Lake Darling.

BREAKING NEWS: Emerald Ash Borer Found in Washington County

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 9:24 am

An invasive insect, the emerald ash borer or EAB, has been confirmed in Washington County.

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Staying Safe with Fireworks

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:28 am

Every Fourth of July there are reports of people losing or disfiguring their hands, or seriously burning themselves because of improper handling of fireworks.

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Rain Sweeps Across Iowa Last Day of June

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:27 am

Rain swept across Iowa Thursday with strong thunderstorms occurring.

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Washington Residents to Decide on YMCA in One Month

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

In about a month, Washington residents will cast ballots in a special election regarding a bond referendum for the YMCA.

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Wellman Ready for 4th of July Festivities

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Wellman will be hosting their annual Fourth of July festivities Monday starting at 8 a.m.

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Monday is Independence Day

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Independence Day will be celebrated Monday, the fourth of July, and with that many offices and businesses will be closed.

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Library Continues Summer Reading with Bonus Round

Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 6:24 am


Area children gather to see animals from the Blank Park Zoo, one of the events for the summer reading program at the Washington Public Library held in June. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A bonus round of summer reading is being held the month of July at the Washington Public Library.

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