Today's Local News

Progress on the Trailhead in Keota to be Discussed

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

The Keota City Council will meet in regular session Monday.

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Woodland Program to be Held Locally

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

Are you interested in our woodlands? If so a spring forestry field day is being offered later this month southwest of Iowa City.

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Free Paint Given to Four Area Projects

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

Governor Branstad has designated April as “Keep Iowa Beautiful Month” and Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful have announced the grant awards for the 2016 Paint Iowa Beautiful program.

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Southeast Iowa Student Selected to Present Academic Research at Capitol

Posted: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 6:20 am


From left, Chloe Steffensmeier stands next to her research with State Senator Rich Taylor and Glen Steffensmeier, her father. (Contributed photo)

A woman from Mt. Pleasant was one of a group of top students from UNI, ISU and the University of Iowa to present their academic research at the Iowa Capitol Tuesday. 

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Washington Page

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

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Rob Hogg who recently had an even in Washington. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Charles Grassley. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

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

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa program, KCII News speaks with Josh Tyson with Iowa Mennonite School about their upcoming choir festival.

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BREAKING NEWS: One Death in Fire Near Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 8:12 am


Smoke billows from a home on 230th Street near Ainsworth Thursday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A man is dead following a house fire in rural Ainsworth Thursday.

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House Fire Near Ainsworth Thursday

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


Firefighters move a firetruck close to the home to battle a fire Thursday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Emergency crews responded to a report of a house fire with smoke coming from the basement and flames around the house Thursday afternoon in rural Ainsworth.

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UPDATE: Main Street Washington Halfway to Fundraising Goal

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:26 am

Main Street Washington is in a fundraising emergency to keep their programs for area businesses and events in downtown Washington.

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Medicaid Privatization Now in Effect in Iowa

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

The day has come for Medicaid modernization in Iowa.

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Lake Belva Deer Stocked with Several Species of Fish

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:23 am

Area anglers will have plenty of opportunities to catch different types of fish this year at Lake Belva Deer Park.

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Washington County Archers Hosting 3D Archery Shoot this Weekend

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Archery enthusiasts and novices alike are invited to take part in a 3D shoot this weekend in Washington.

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Keota Continuing Alternative Traffic Enforcement Program

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Under an ordinance passed last August the city of Keota is continuing their alternative traffic enforcement.

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Five File to Run for U.S. Senate

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:21 am

Five people have filed to be candidates for the U.S. Senate, one of which is incumbent Senator Charles Grassley.

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Breakfast to Benefit Kalona Fire Department

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 6:21 am

There’s an opportunity to support a local fire department on Saturday.

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BREAKING NEWS: House Fire Near Ainsworth

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 2:29 pm


A firefighter works at the sight of a house fire northwest of Ainsworth Thursday afternoon while smoke billows out of the top of the home. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Multiple emergency crews responded to a fire northwest of Ainsworth Thursday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Rob Hogg who recently had an even in Washington. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Charles Grassley. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about school funding.

Students Help Break Ground at Stewart Elementary Project Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:27 am


A groundbreaking ceremony for the Stewart Elementary School addition was held Wednesday morning, students, administrators, teachers and members of the WOWIE board took part. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Gold-colored shovels helped move the first dirt at the Stewart Elementary School project in Washington Wednesday morning.

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Area Residents File to be Candidates in June Primary, Klein has Primary Opponent

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am

The deadline has come and gone to be on the ballot for county offices in the June 7th primary.

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