Today's Local News

Mid-Prairie School Board Talks Extended Learning Program

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Mid-Prairie School Board received a report regarding their Extended Learning program.

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Day of Caring to be Observed in Washington

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A Day of Caring is the statewide goal of PEACE Iowa today.

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Keota to Hold Two Public Hearings at City Council Meeting

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on two topics at the upcoming Keota City Council meeting.

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How Will Warm Temperatures Followed by a Freeze Impact Plants

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Contributed image from ISU

Unusually warm temperatures were experienced across Iowa in February with record highs set above 70 degrees and this weather could confuse plants that flower earlier than normal.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center about continuing education courses.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius about Iowa’s structurally deficient bridge problem.

Mid-Prairie Getting Closer to Solving Elementary Class Size Riddle

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

The recent Mid-Prairie School Board meeting saw a great number of parents and community members in attendance, as they wanted to weigh in on the issue of varying class sizes among the three elementary schools.

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Man Arrested in Washington on Burglary and Sexual Abuse Warrants

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Anthony Drayton – photo from Muscatine County Jail

A man wanted out of Muscatine County on two warrants was arrested in Washington Thursday afternoon.

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Highland Robotics Team Wins Inspire Award at State Competition

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Highland Robotics Team (from L-R) — Lane Griffis, Emily Streb, Matt Butler, Luke Van Schoyck, Sam Smith, Jack Streb, Nathan Butler, Connor Cermak, Robert Yoder, Austin Cromer, and Coach Tim Surine (not pictured: Brock Beinhart); photo by Joe Cerwinske

The Highland High School Robotics Team, also known as the Finger Tightans, recently took part in the state competition in Coralville, and returned home with the prestigious Inspire Award in tow.

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Washington Group Going to SEIBA Jazz Festival Saturday

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am


The Washington High School jazz band rehearses under the direction of Don Hughes (left) photo by Sally Y. Hart.

The annual Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association, or SEIBA, Jazz Festival is being held this weekend.

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St. James School Becomes Seussville

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am


A door is decorated at St. James Elementary School. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

He stood up on a tree stump and said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

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Southeast Iowa Still Abnormally Dry

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:23 am


Image courtesy of U.S. Drought Monitor

Most of Washington County is abnormally dry at this time, along with most of southeast Iowa.

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Pick Up Items from KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

The special one day half-price plus sale of the KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza was held Thursday.

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IMS Culinary Arts Class to Become a Restaurant for Three Days

Posted: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

The culinary arts class at Iowa Mennonite School isn’t just a cooking class, and they’re showing that to the public by inviting them to attend their Cooking Creations Restaurant.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News takes a look at social work for National Social Work Month. We speak with Danielle Stouder, LMS, who works with Hospice of Washington County about her role in the community.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with local historian Michael Zahs about the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Today is the Half Price Plus Home Shopping Extravaganza on KCII

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:29 am

Today is the only day of the special half price plus sale with the KCII Homeshopping Extravaganza.

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March 15 Deadline Approaching for High School Kirkwood Registrations

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Area high school students have until March 15 to pre-register for next fall’s Kirkwood concurrent credit academies.

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Highland to Decide Direction of Superintendent Search Soon

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

In the wake of the announcement of Superintendent Chris Armstrong’s retirement, the Highland School Board formed a committee to decide how they would fill the vacant position moving forward.

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Social Workers Recognized in March

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Veterans, children, families, the elderly and many more are served by social workers and March is Social Work Month.

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