Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Mary LaHay with Iowa Friends of Companion Animals about dog breeding and puppy mills in Iowa. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Erin Silva.

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Fire Department’s Fundraiser Tops Last Year

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Pancakes were made throughout the day Wednesday for Washington’s annual fire department fundraiser. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Nearly 1,700 meals were served at this year’s Washington Fire Department pancake fundraiser.

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50 Degree Swing in Less than a Week

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Temperatures in Washington rose 50 degrees in four days this week.

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Poultry Exhibit Ban Lifted

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am


A rooster made out of an old watering can and silverware was on display during the 2015 Washington County Fair. Live poultry was not permitted due to the avian flu. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Chickens, geese and turkeys will be returning to this year’s Washington County Fair, as the ban for poultry exhibits in Iowa has been lifted.

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Keota to Celebrate Homecoming Next Week

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Keota schools will celebrate Homecoming week starting Tuesday.

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Kalona Library Active Despite Winter Weather

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Despite the cold winter weather the Kalona Public Library keeps a busy calendar of events.

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Washington County Public Health Needs More Space

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

An additional $6,300 has been set aside in the budget for more rent payments by Washington County Public Health.

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Four Legislators Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Four of Iowa’s legislators are coming to Washington Saturday for the first legislative briefing of this session.

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Lord’s Cupboard is Expanding

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Lord’s Cupboard has announced this summer the food pantry will expand.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amy Green, 4-H coordinator for Washington County, about an upcoming 4-H trips and the lift on poultry exhibits. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Candi Schmieder.

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Fairfield School Put in Lockdown

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Fairfield High School was put under a lockdown this week after a threat was received.

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Washington and Louisa Counties to Share Mental Health Staff

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A 28E agreement between Washington and Louisa counties to share mental health and disability services staff was approved at this week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Plans Approved for Stewart Addition

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Photos of plans for the Stewart Elementary School project.

Final construction documents for the preschool addition at Stewart Elementary were approved Wednesday evening.

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Millions Saved with Bond Change in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Another step in the transfer of bonds from Washington County Hospital and Clinics to general obligation bonds under the county was approved unanimously at this week’s Washington County Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

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Kalona Committee Seeking Input from Residents

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Survey packets will be mailed randomly to selected residents of Kalona this week.

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Three Strains of Influenza in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s influenza activity is now regional and the Iowa Department of Public Health says flu activity is increasing in the state.

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Area Students Invited to Visit IMS

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Iowa Mennonite School annual visit day for prospective students will be held on Monday.

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Tax Season Begins Next Week

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Tax season officially begins next week.

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