Today's Local News

Funds for Cover Crops Available in Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Through the Water Quality Initiative, limited funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices, such as cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) about the Environmental Protection Agency and a vote regarding the Affordable Care Act.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Fay Vittetoe, member of Friends of Lake Darling and chair of the fundraising and development committee, to discuss the Friends’ last meeting.

BREAKING NEWS: Boil Order in Wellman

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 11:14 am

A boil order has been issued for the City of Wellman.

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Fall Release Expected for Lake Darling Documentary

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:25 am


Lake Darling opened to the public once again in July, 2014. Photo by Sally Hart.


A bust of Ding Darling was created by Max-Cast in Kalona, artists Doris Park (left) and Stephen Maxon reveal the sculpture at the re-dedication ceremony. Photo by Sally Hart.

A documentary focused on Lake Darling, the man it’s named after and its renovation is nearing completion.

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Tubular Transformation Projects Raise Over $3,000

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:23 am


“Starry Night Over Courthouse” made by June Henderson. Photo by Sally Hart.

During Saturday’s Celebrate Washington festivities in downtown Washington an art auction was held.

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Motorcycle, Car and Deer Involved in Wreck

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Saturday afternoon a motorcycle hit a deer, which then in turn caused a car versus deer accident.

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Bid Selection Expected at Kalona’s Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

A contractor for roadwork in Kalona is expected to be selected at tonight’s city council meeting.

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Severe Thunderstorms Swept Across Iowa Sunday

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am


Storms swept across Iowa Sunday causing a severe thunderstorm watch for Washington County and a severe thunderstorm warning for Keokuk County.

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Vine Avenue Closure Starts Today

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Crews are replacing a bridge on Vine Avenue and a portion of the road is closed as of today.

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Mid-Prairie Practice Facility Bid Opening Set for Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Bids for the Mid-Prairie practice facility will be opened tomorrow.

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Groundbreaking to be Held Tuesday for Auditorium

Posted: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 6:23 am


Tuesday ground will officially be broken for the new Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.

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Bid Selection Expected at Kalona’s Meeting Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 6:20 am

A contractor for roadwork in Kalona is expected to be selected at tomorrow night’s city council meeting.

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Paul Meets with Voters in Washington

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:23 am


Rand Paul speaks to a crowd of more than 60 at Washington’s Public Library Friday. Photo by Sally Hart.

One of the many candidates seeking the GOP’s nomination for president met with voters in Washington yesterday.

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July Rain Totals Above Normal, Temperatures Below

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Looking back at July, the total rainfall for the month in Washington was above normal.

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Crooked Creek Days Continues

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days is underway.

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School Begins in a Few Weeks

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington Community Schools will have their first day of classes for the school year in four weeks.

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Work Progressing on Library Mural

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:20 am


Artist’s rendering of the mural. Image contributed.

Erin Rappleye is continuing her mural installation in downtown Washington.

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Summer Care for Peonies

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo.

Peonies are a long-lived perennial that flowers in the spring and with the right care can flower for many years.

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Chance to Become Master Gardener

Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:20 am

Those with a passion for plants have an opportunity to become a master gardener.

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