Today's Local News

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Lake Darling Park Ranger Zach Haworth about the proposed pedestrian footbridge at the park.

Kidney Donation Needed for 25-Year-Old Kalona Woman

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Morgan Ebel and her dog, Harley. Photo courtesy of Morgan Ebel

A new kidney is what a 25-year-old woman from Washington County is in search of.

Read the rest of this entry »

Lake Darling to Get Long-Awaited Foot Bridge Thanks to Donations

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:28 am

For several years, the Friends of Lake Darling have been wanting to have a 150-foot over-arching pedestrian footbridge constructed on the south side of the lake, and thanks to a large donation, the project will soon be under way.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Prairie Speech Team Sends Seven Groups to State

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Mid-Prairie Large Group Speech Team recently competed at the district competition at Wapello High School, and seven groups are headed to state after receiving I ratings.

Read the rest of this entry »

Grassley Talks Healthcare, Affordable Care Act

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, has been the topic of conversation along the campaign trail and recently in Washington, D.C.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Council to Meet in Special Session

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Washington City Council will meet in special session tonight to discuss a grant applications to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation and for a fiscal year 2018 budget workshop.

Read the rest of this entry »

Five Washington Students Perform at SEIBA

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:23 am



Contributed photos

Five Washington students performed as part of the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association, or SEIBA, Honor Band festival over the weekend. The three high school students were Addison McGuire (flute), Audrey Wubbena (alto saxophone), and Erik Murphy (trumpet), and the middle school students were Chloe McGuire (flute) and Evan Miller (trumpet). The five performed in the new University of Iowa Voxman Music Building’s main auditorium. The high school students were under the direction of Nicholas Enz, director of bands at St. Ambrose University. David Newport, retired band director, and composer Robert Sheldon directed the middle school ensemble.

Firefighters Offer Mid-Winter Safety Tips

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:22 am

As the winter progresses, local firefighters encourage people to use common sense to avoid causing fires.

Read the rest of this entry »

Precipitation, Temperatures Above Normal So Far this Month

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Rain showers and a few snow flurries over the weekend are in the forecast for Washington.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dr. Phillip Bruner of WCHC for Cervical Health Awareness Month.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Jazz Band Director David Kunz about the jazz band competition season.

UPDATE: Fire Fatality Identified

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 am


Crews work to extinguish a fatal house fire in Washington Friday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The victim of a house fire in Washington early Friday has been identified.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington High School Speech Team Finds Success at Districts, Advances to State

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:26 am

Every student on the Washington High School Speech Team is headed to the state contest.

Read the rest of this entry »

Klein Fighting for Extraterritorial Zone Voting Rights

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

As the current state legislative session continues, local representatives are beginning to focus on some of the issues they feel strongly about.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Prairie Jazz Band Ready for Competition Season

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

The end of January marks the beginning of jazz band season around the state, and the Mid-Prairie Jazz Band is ready for the many upcoming competitions.

Read the rest of this entry »

Vaccines and Routine Exams Recommends for Good Cervical Health

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Each year about 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control, and regular Pap tests and an HPV vaccine can help decrease that number.

Read the rest of this entry »

Legislative Briefing Held, Concerns Voiced

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


A crowd gathered Saturday for the first legislative briefing of the session in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The first legislative briefing of the session was held in Washington Saturday.

Read the rest of this entry »

General Obligation Bonds on the Slate for Supervisors

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will be considering a resolution regarding refunding general obligation bonds.

Read the rest of this entry »

English River Watershed to Hire Project Coordinator

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council came to an agreement with Iowa County regarding funding dedicated to hiring a project coordinator for the Iowa Watershed Approach project in the English River Watershed.

Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting Starts with Dinner

Posted: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

When the Mid-Prairie School Board convenes for their meeting Monday, it will begin with a meal.

Read the rest of this entry »