Today’s Local News

Conceptual Design Unveiled for Washington Wellness Park

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Photo by KCII News

A pond for fishing, four baseball diamonds, an ADA compliant walking trail, three soccer fields, an outdoor fitness space, 400 parking spaces, and a concession stand with restrooms was presented as the conceptual design for Washington’s Wellness Park Monday.

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Countywide Emergency Radios to be Discussed Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Area officials will be discussing the next steps in upgrading Washington County’s emergency communications equipment in a meeting Wednesday.

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Washington Council Shows Support for Federal Historic Tax Credit

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The future of a program that works to revitalize communities and promote economic growth is uncertain.

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Emergency Notification System Available for Kalona Residents

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Whether it’s a snow emergency or a boil order in town, citizens of Kalona can register for a free service to get updates from city officials.

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SmartScripts Completes $2.5 Million of New Investment Funding

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A Washington company has completed $2.5 million of new investment funding.

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Flu Activity Low and Sporadic in Iowa Currently

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Influenza activity is low and sporadic in Iowa at this time.

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Conservation Board Looks at Proposed Costs for New Center Displays

Posted: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:20 am


The Washington County Conservation Board met November 9. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Washington County Conservation Board looked at a budget proposal for their new nature center exhibit for the conservation education center.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Amy Drayfahl director of Joyful Noise about their upcoming free concert Tuesday.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Fund for Academic Excellence Steering Committee member Cheryl Miller.

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Riverside City Council Approves Sale of Community Building

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:27 am

The Riverside City Council approved the sale of the city community building at their recent meeting.

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Sunday Precipitation, Foggy Monday Morning

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington received nearly half an inch of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Man Arrested for Burglars Tools, Drug Charges

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Authorities located and arrested a man on a Washington County warrant for multiple offenses Sunday evening.

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Flannery and Guerra Represent Washington at All-State Music Festival

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

This week is the annual All-State Music Festival in Ames and two Washington musicians will be taking part.

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Washington Approves Work to Improve City’s Website

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington is looking to redesign and update its website.

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Learn How to Avoid Falls in Your Home and in Winter Weather

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall-related injury according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Joyful Noise Sings Name Game Concert Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A local choir will be making Joyful Noise in their concert Tuesday.

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Highland Elementary Educators Nominated for Active Learning Award

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Three Highland educators were nominated for a teaching award from the Iowa Children’s Museum.

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Mid-Prairie Vocalist Waters Performing at 2017 All-State Music Festival

Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am


All-State Finalist Ty Waters photographed second from right with Maizy Fugate, Kyra Helmuth, Blair Buffington (Iowa Wesleyan Choral Director), and Delaney Smith. Photo courtesy of Collette McClellen.

One Mid-Prairie vocalist will be heading to this year’s All-State Music Festival.

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Supervisors to Hold Official Canvas of Election Results Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6:20 am

New business and official canvass of the city elections will be conducted by the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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Kalona Purchasing Speed Sensors and New Street Signage

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Kalona City Council approved purchasing solar-powered speed sensors and new street signage on November 6. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Drivers in Kalona should expect to monitor their speed more closely in the next several weeks.

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