Today’s Local News

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with disabled veterans Cindy Ohara and Angela Walker who golfed in Washington as part of the 2017 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Tournament.

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Saving Brinton Debuts in Iowa at Sold Out State Theater

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Filmmakers Tommy Haines (from left), John Richard, and Andrew Sherburne stand with local historian and retired teacher Michael Zahs in front of the sold out theater as they introduce their documentary ahead of the screening of Saving Brinton. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The gold curtain was pulled up and the screen’s opening scene was a man standing in snowy day in Iowa with his dog named Tuesday; Saving Brinton premiered at Washington’s State Theater Sunday afternoon.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Returns Next Week

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza is returning and bringing big savings to KCII listeners.

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Riverside Council Hears Proposal for 70-House Development

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The City of Riverside could see expansion with a potential new housing development.

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Demons Celebrate Homecoming this Week

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Let’s go, Demons, it’s homecoming week in Washington.

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Cooler August Weather Cause Setback for Washington County Dove Hunters

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:24 am

An unseasonably cool August may have caused challenges for dove hunters in Washington County.

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Washington Council to Meet Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Amendments to the Washington code of ordinances for the hotel/motel tax and fireworks use will be considered at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Rain Over the Weekend, Chance of Showers Tonight

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Rain fell in Washington over the weekend.

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Lone Tree Homecoming Court Announced, Coronation this Friday

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:20 am


2017 Lone Tree Homecoming Court. Photo courtesy of Lone Tree Community School District.

It’ll be like catching lightning in a bottle for the Lone Tree Lions as they face the Baxter Bolts in this year’s homecoming game.

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City Council Candidate Filing Due Thursday

Posted: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am

To be on the ballot for city council elections, nomination papers must be filed by Thursday.

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WACO 2017 Homecoming Court Announced

Posted: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

WACO Warriors will be “popping tags” during this week’s homecoming festivities.

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Disabled Women Veterans Learn Golf at National Event in Washington

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Navy and Army Reserve Veteran Cindy Ohara participated in the TEE Tournament for her second time. Photos by Sam McIntosh.

Camaraderie through shared experience was gained by disabled veterans at the 2017 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Tournament in southeastern Iowa this week.

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Preparedness Consortium Discusses Mass Sheltering Plans

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

With less than two months on the job, inventory of supplies and plans has been part of recent work by Washington County’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

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Dry Soil Conditions Persist in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Southeast and south central Iowa continue to be the driest parts of the state according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Deadly Intersection North of Lone Tree Turned Into a Four-Way Stop

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Map created by Google Maps.

After four deaths caused by vehicle wrecks in the past 11 years, the Iowa Department of Transportation has turned the intersection of Wapsi Avenue and Highway 22 north of Lone Tree into a four-way stop.

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Ash Container Arrives in Washington for Safe Disposal

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Soon Washington County’s rural residents will have a safe place to dispose of ashes.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Boxcar Treasures

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:22 am


A ribbon cutting is held at Boxcar Treasures in Washington. Photo by John Bain – KCII

A ribbon cutting was held for the opening of a new shop in Washington.

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Monsanto Fund $2,500 Going to Washington County Extension and 4-H

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:21 am

A $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is going to Washington County Extension and 4-H.

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Kalona Submitting Two Riverboat Foundation Applications for Fall Period

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:20 am


Kalona City Council met on September 5. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The City of Kalona is submitting two applications for grant funding from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Hospice of Washington County Marketing Director Robyn Harvey-Kuntz about their 18th annual 5K being held Saturday in Sunset Park.