Today's Local News

Keota School District Keeps Tax Levy Low

Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:22 am

At the most recent Keota School Board meeting, they evaluated the estimated budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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Six Expelled Following Fight at Washington Middle School

Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Seven juveniles were involved in a fight in Washington Wednesday and six have been expelled from school.

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Hosta Landscaping Tips

Posted: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:22 am


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Hostas are often used in outdoor landscaping, and with spring here horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have shared some tips for using these plants.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Communications E911 Director Cara Sorrells about emergency alerts.

Kalona to Meet with Enhance Iowa Contract Committee

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona was recently approved to enter contract negotiations with Enhance Iowa for a grant that could bring as much as $800,000 into the city’s community center project.

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Washington Council Forming Project Committee for New Fire Station

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Four members of the Washington City Council attended a special session meeting Tuesday at the Washington Public Library. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The City of Washington is preparing to build a new fire station.

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Three Washington Students Perform at All-State Speech Festival

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Three Washington High School students had the honor to perform at the Iowa High School Speech Association All-State Festival Monday.

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Washington County Supervisors Continue to Consider Space Needs

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors met for their regular weekly meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The need for more office and storage space for multiple Washington County departments is being addressed by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Highland Students to Travel to Candyland for Prom

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Prom at Highland will look a little sweeter this year.

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College Fair in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Washington High School to host College Fair Thursday. (Photo by Sally Y. Hart)

Approximately 60 colleges, universities and military branches will be represented at a college fair in Washington Thursday.

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Hydrants to be Flushed in Washington Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Fire hydrants in Washington will be flushed next week.

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Foster Woods Pond Drained as Improvement Project Begins

Posted: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 6:22 am


The siphoned Foster Woods pond; photo courtesy of Steve Anderson

With no water in the pond, Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson admits now might not be the most ideal time to visit Foster Woods County Park.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington and Keokuk Counties Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith about Severe Weather Awareness Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Senator Rich Taylor about the latest from the current legislative session. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Two Killed in Monday Morning Wreck, Including One Sigourney Teen

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Two teenagers from Sigourney were in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning, one was injured and one died at the scene.

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Taylor Presents Issues with Gun Bill

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 6:28 am

House File 517, a bill that changes many requirements for obtaining and handling firearms in the state, recently passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Iowa legislature, but one local senator has issues with some of the aspects of the bill.

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Go Inside When Storms Approach, Avoid Lightning

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 6:26 am

In 2015, two people in Iowa died due to lightning strikes.

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Awards Presented During Annual Dinner

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 6:26 am



The Annual Dinner hosted by Main Street Washington, the Washington Chamber of Commerce, and Washington Economic Development Group was held Monday and awards were presented.

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Mid-Prairie to Cut Loose, Footloose, at Prom

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Mid-Prairie will be heading back to the 80’s, with their Footloose-themed junior/senior prom.

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Park Commission, Fire Station, Historical District on Washington Council Agenda

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Park Commission, fire station, and a historical district will be discussed at tonight’s special session of the Washington City Council.

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