Today's Local News

Mid-Prairie to Hold Public Hearing for Bus Specifications

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Every year, the Mid-Prairie School District purchases one or two new school buses.

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Budget Cuts Pass Iowa Senate, Move to the House

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:28 am

De-appropriations passed the Iowa Senate and the bill is now going to the House for consideration.

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Highland Updating TAG Program

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At the most recent Highland School Board meeting, they were given a presentation about the updates being done to their Talented and Gifted program.

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Keep Pets Safe, Warm When Outside

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:24 am



Animals at the shelter waiting for their forever homes. Photos courtesy of PAWS and More

Temperatures in Washington County aren’t expected to rise above freezing until Monday, and with that remember to take extra care of your pets.

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Begin Garden Seeds Indoors Now

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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While temperatures are below freezing and snow still swirls around, now is a good time to start spring seedlings indoors.

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Eight-Year Cover Crop Study Shows Some Improved Yields

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:23 am

An eight-year study across Iowa showed increased soybean yield in seven site-years and corn yields in two-site years where cereal rye cover crops were introduced.

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Riverside Fire Department Still Seeking Buyer for Old Trucks

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:22 am

In August, the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department decided to sell two of their older trucks, though they haven’t had any luck so far.

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Horak Insurance, Inc. Named a 2017 Gem Agency

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:21 am

A Washington insurance company was recently recognized as one of the highest performing agencies in its six state territory.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington High School speech coach Nick Kleese.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Conservation’s Naturalist Pam Holz about the Science Saturdays book club.

Gretter Sentenced to Prison

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:29 am

A former Washington man has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison and will be required to pay back over $1 million in restitution.

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Fairfield Woman to be Tried in Washington for Embezzlement

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A woman from Fairfield will be tried in Washington for allegedly embezzling money.

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Washington Speech Team Prepares for State Contest

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:27 am

All 24 members of the Washington High School speech team are advancing to the state contest.

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Science Saturdays Book Club is “Pushing the Limits”

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A new book club is being offered at the Washington Public Library with the help of Washington County Conservation.

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WCRF Elects Three New Members

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Three new members were elected to the WCRF board (from left) they are Kierstan Peck, Shelli Cleverly, and Dr. Mike Jorgensen. Photo courtesy of WCRF

Three new board members have been elected to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation board of directors.

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Coffee with Your Congressman Tour Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) will be visiting southeast Iowa this weekend as he continues his Coffee with Your Congressman tour.

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Domestic and International Population Increases in Washington County

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:22 am


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Washington County recently saw an increase in population, both in domestic and international residential change.

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Highland Sends Group Improvisation Team to State Speech

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland Large Group Speech Team competed at the recent district competition at Wapello High School, and will be sending a group improvisation team to the state contest.

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BREAKING: Gretter Sentenced to Prison

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A United States District Court Judge sentenced 66-year-old Thomas Gretter, who is formerly from Washington, to 13 months in federal prison.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with KCII General Manager Joe Nichols about the KCII Big Red Radio delivering donations.