Today's Local News

Summer Classic Kicks Off Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am

Join the KCII Big Red Radio at Washington’s four-day Summer Classic beginning Thursday.

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WACO Gets New School Alert System

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 6:24 am

The WACO school alerts system is being replaced for the upcoming school year.

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Drug Charges Pending Following Traffic Stop in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am


Brandon Garrels

Three people are facing charges following a serious traffic stop in Kalona.

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IMS Hosts Its First Summer Art Camp

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Registration is now open to join the Iowa Mennonite School’s first ever summer art camp.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jenisa Harris of the Washington Public Library about a free STEM program available for local girls.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa, we talk to Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about upcoming improvements for the Highland School District.

Memorial Day Observed Today

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Elm Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day 2015 – photo by Sally Y. Hart

Over 400 flags are up at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington today in honor of Memorial Day.

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Favorable Memorial Day Fishing Conditions at Lake Darling

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Warm weather in Washington County is likely to aid anglers out on Memorial Day.

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Washington High School Has 108 Graduate

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Washington High School held commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

The 108 members of the Washington High School class of 2016 graduated Sunday afternoon at the school’s 146th annual commencement ceremony.

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Funnel Cloud Spotted in Washington County

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Storm spotters in Washington County reported a funnel cloud near Wellman Friday evening.

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Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale Returns

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Anabaptist churches in Southeastern Iowa are sponsoring the 37th annual Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale.

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Busy Tuesday Ahead for Washington County Supervisors

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has a full agenda set for their meeting Tuesday, plus they’ll be holding a work session following the meeting.

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Summer Learning Programs Offered by Washington Library, Register Now

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

While Washington School District students have been on summer break for nearly a week, summer learning programs are gearing up to keep their minds active.

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Wayland Receives DNR Grant for Asbestos Removal

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Wayland has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources Derelict Building Grant Program.

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Funnel Cloud Spotted in Washington County

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Storm spotters in Washington County reported a funnel cloud near Wellman Friday evening.

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Berry Hunting Season Nears

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Mushroom hunting season has drawn to a close, but foragers in Washington County can now look forward to a different hunt.

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Wish Granted for Local Girl

Posted: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 6:20 am

With the help of the Washington Middle School Builders Club, one six-year-old girl from Washington is having her wish come true.

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Class of 2016 to Graduate from Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington High School Class of 2016 will put on their caps and gowns for commencement ceremonies on Sunday.

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GIVE Foundation Receives WCRF Grant

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded a grant to an organization that aims to help veterans.

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Avenue of Flags Returns to Washington

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


The Avenue of Flags at Elm Grove Cemetery last year for Memorial Day. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Approximately 420 American flags will be seen in Washington this Memorial Day weekend.

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