Today's Local News

How Long Has Your Family Owned Your Farm?

Posted: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Garretson family farm near Salem. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

Eligible farmers are now able to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Programs in Iowa.

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Council Re-elects Four Officers

Posted: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Four officers have been elected for the Washington County Extension Council.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jan Gallagher about the progress of the new auditorium project – the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss this past weekend’s winter storm with State Climatologist Harry Hillaker.

Response to Farm Accident Elicits Concern

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:24 am

In September, an area man was in a farm accident approximately one mile outside of Washington City limits where he was run over by a wagon.

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Donor Agrees to Match Up to $150,000 for Auditorium

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Fundraising efforts remain underway for the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center project and a private donor has stepped forward to match donations.

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More Snow Falling in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Snow falling on Main Street in Washington at 6:30 a.m. today.

Light snow began falling in the area this morning and one to three inches of accumulation is in the forecast.

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Kalona Wraps up Snow Removal

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Nearly a foot of snow fell in Kalona over the weekend.

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Weekend Storm Biggest Since 2009

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:22 am

This past weekend’s winter storm was the biggest the state has seen in years.

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Supervisors Approve Reimbursement Rates

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:21 am

County employees will now be reimbursed for mileage at the same rate state employees received, 39 cents per mile.

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Spots on TIF Board, Planning and Zoning Commision Filled

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:21 am

At Kalona City Council’s meeting on Monday, one of two vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission was filled.

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Start Gardens Now with Transplants

Posted: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Despite the fact that snow has hit the area as of late, people can start spring gardens now.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On today’s Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More Animal Shelter, about an upcoming Trap, Neuter and Release program for cats. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our discussion Washington County Mental Health and Disability Services Director, Bobbie Wulf, and Kristin Helm with Hillcrest Family Services dealing with mental health care in Southeast Iowa.

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Snowmobile Used to Help Stranded Pregnant Woman During Snowstorm

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 6:25 am

Motorists stranded near Hills were rescued via snowmobile during Sunday’s snowstorm.

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Winter Weather Continues Across Area

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 6:24 am

Temperatures dropped to zero degrees Fahrenheit last night.

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Counties Across Iowa Dealing with Deed Scam

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 6:23 am

A local recorder’s office is warning residents to be aware of a scam being conducted through the mail and over the phone.

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Drought Monitor Shows a Dry Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Nearly half of Iowa is considered abnormally dry at this time.

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Washington Council to Consider Amendment to Rental Inspection Code

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington City Council will revisit the recently adopted Chapter 147 of City Code pertaining to the Rental Housing Regulatory and Inspection Program.

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Iowa Likely to See Six More Weeks of Winter

Posted: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

In an average year, Iowa typically sees six more weeks of winter, whether or not a groundhog sees its shadow on February 2nd.

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