Today’s Local News

Sen. Taylor Says “Iowa Student Opportunity Act” Will Destroy Public Schools

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Iowa Senate Republicans advanced a bill that would give $4,000 of state money for each student enrolling in private school, which is 60% of current per-pupil funding for public school students.

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Washington County Sees Increase in CHIP Enrollment

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6:24 am


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Washington County saw an increase in the number of children covered by the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, from 2014 to 2017.

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Multiple Car Wrecks in Washington County Saturday

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Ten car wrecks happened across Washington County Saturday between 8 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., including three sliding into the median of Highway 218.

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Influenza Activity Decreasing in Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Influenza activity continues to decrease in Iowa.

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Highland, Mid-Prairie Students Perform at All-State Individual Speech Festival

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 6:20 am

Three area high school students are performing at the All-State Individual Speech Festival today.

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Official Canvass of Special Election Results on Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 6:25 am

The official canvas of the special election ballots from last week that filled the vacant seat on the Washington School Board will be canvassed Tuesday.

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Kalona Reminds Residents of Burning Regulations

Posted: Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The City of Kalona wants to remind residents of their burning regulations this spring.

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Toy Bunny or Real Bunny for Easter Gifts

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:28 am


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With Easter around the corner images of bunnies can be seen frequently; and while they may be cute and soft PAWS and More is reminding parents that they are a full commitment if brought into a home.

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Lujano, Hanson to Perform at All-State Speech Festival Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:28 am

Two Washington High School students will be performing at the All-State Speech Festival Monday.

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Chimney Causes House Fire in Columbus Junction

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:27 am


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Four fire departments responded to a house fire Friday morning.

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Highland School Board Approves Bids for Bus Barn

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The Highland school bus fleet will be housed in a new bus barn this spring.

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Will Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Impact U.S. Farmers?

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Tariffs have been put in place on steel and aluminum imports in the U.S. and this worries some farmers about the trade and products they export.

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Swine Weigh-In Today at Washington County Fairgrounds

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:23 am

Washington County’s annual spring weigh-in for production swine is today and there is a new class coming to the fair this year.

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Moderate Drought in Washington, Keokuk, Jefferson and Henry Counties

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:23 am

All of Washington County is experiencing drought conditions at this time, including the southern half in moderate drought.

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Kalona Public Library Hosts Journaling Workshop for Older Adults

Posted: Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 6:20 am

The Kalona Public Library is hosting their second creative arts workshop for adults aged 55 and older.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with local historian and author Michael Zahs about a book signing being held Saturday. The book he co-wrote with Loren Horton is about the symbols found on grave markers.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Highland Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen about a recent special board meeting.

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Council Discusses Rental Agreement for Riverside Community Building

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 6:27 am

Negotiations on the Riverside Community Building rental agreement were discussed at the recent Riverside City Council meeting.

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Find Out What Grave Marker Symbols Mean at Book Signing Saturday

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 6:25 am

A cleome flower on a grave marker symbolizes someone who was nice, but kind of odd, according to local historian Michael Zahs who recently co-authored a book about symbols on grave markers.

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Semi Involved in Collision in Riverside, One Taken to Hospital

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 6:24 am

One vehicle came to rest on its side after a collision in Riverside Wednesday morning.

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