Today's Local News

32nd Annual Trekfest has Successful Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Federation Division Costume Winner Mike McCafferty of Los Angeles, California

Competitors for the Federation Division of the Trekfest Costume Contest

Riverside’s annual Trekfest celebration had a successful 32nd year over the weekend.

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Fair Entries Due Friday

Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Friday is a big entry deadline for area 4-H and FFA members.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Susan Van Osdol about the Rock N Ride returning on July 9th.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Lake Darling Park Ranger Zach Haworth about swimming safety.

UPDATE: Kalona Bakery Fire

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Riverside Fire Department’s ladder truck was used to help extinguish the fire. Photo by KCII Staff.

The State Fire Marshal is assisting in the investigation for the fire that broke out at the Kalona Bakery Saturday evening.

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Sheriff’s Office Offers Gun Safety Tips

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:28 am

People keep firearms in their homes for everything from sport shooting to home defense.

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Rock ‘n’ Ride Looks to Raise Money for Cancer Research

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:26 am



Rock ‘n’ Run, Rock ‘n’ Ride and Rock ‘n’ Relax are coming to Washington and Riverside in less than two weeks.

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Riverside Hosts Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:25 am

On July 1st – 3rd, the Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament will be coming to Riverside to begin the journey to the Little League World Series.

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Washington County Has 300 People Unemployed in April and May

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County’s unemployment rate remains below the state’s rate of 3.9%.

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Washington Council to Meet in Special Session

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

In special session Tuesday night, the Washington City Council will consider items pertaining to the YMCA and the former library building.

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Lake Darling Swimming Conditions

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Lake Darling is a popular destination for swimmers in the area, and Park Ranger Zach Haworth says the swimming conditions in the lake are very good right now.

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Supervisors to Meet Tuesday, Last Meeting Before Fiscal Year Ends

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting will be the final session before the fiscal year ends on Thursday.

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Project Childsafe Promotes Safe Gun Ownership

Posted: Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

A free gun lock courtesy of Project Childsafe

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is taking part in a national program to promote safe storage of firearms.

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Have a Safe Fourth of July

Posted: Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching and the Iowa Department of Public Safety is reminding everyone to keep their celebrations safe and avoid impaired driving.

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Kalona Bakery

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 8:54 pm



Photos by KCII’s Zach Ulin

Emergency crews are responding to a fire at the Kalona Bakery.

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Weapon Permit Renewals Increase

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has seen an influx of gun permit renewals since the beginning of the year.

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Drought Conditions Intensify in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Drought conditions have increased in Iowa, especially in southeast Iowa according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Staying Safe on the Water Using Life Vests

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Whether out on a lake, pond, or river, safety experts agree the best way to stay safe is to wear a life vest.

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Fire Near Wellman Extinguished

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Fire departments in Washington County were dispatched to their third fire in less than a week on Thursday.

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Final Performances of Shrek the Musical Tonight, Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The final two shows of Shrek the Musical presented by the Washington Community Theater are tonight and tomorrow afternoon.

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