Today's Local News

Area Residents File to be Candidates in June Primary, Klein has Primary Opponent

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am

The deadline has come and gone to be on the ballot for county offices in the June 7th primary.

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“Game of Tiaras” Presented by Mid-Prairie Students this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Game of Tiaras cast members (front row from left): Eli Van Roekel, Jaiden Sedlacek, Sawyer Black, Lillian Radeboldt-Hopper, Gina Waters, (back row from left) Ben Chapman, Aleigha Gugel, Abby Pickard, Isaiah Sents, Carah Reimer, Stephannie Schrock. (Photo by Christine Meader)

Mid-Prairie High School will present “Game of Tiaras,” a comedy that merges “Game of Thrones,” “King Lear” and the world of Disney princesses.

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Wet Wednesday in Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am

It was a wet day Wednesday in Washington with rain falling throughout the day.

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Washington Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am


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A Washington man was arrested following a traffic stop in downtown Washington Tuesday.

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Kalona Council Purchases Property

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:23 am

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council agreed to purchase property ahead of scheduled construction of a new community center.

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Are You Interested in Establishing a Prairie?

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Over 80% of Iowa was once covered by prairie, but now less than 0.1% remains.

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Pioneer Cemetery Commission Requested in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at 6:21 am

A request to establish a volunteer pioneer cemetery commission to care for their maintenance and preservation was heard at this week’s Washington County Supervisors meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Mid-Prairie sixth grade student Sam Yoder about competing in spelling bees.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Roxy Gerard is a Naturalist with the Louisa County Conservation about a geocache program coming to Louisa County.

Property Taxes Due Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Real estate and mobile home taxes must by paid by this Thursday to avoid a late penalty.

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Yoder Places Third in Spelling Bee

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A Mid-Prairie sixth grader recently finished in third place in the state in the Knights of Columbus spelling bee, his name is Sam Yoder.

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Plans for RAGBRAI in Washington Continue

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Members of the RAGBRAI Washington Planning Committee met with staff from Des Moines Monday at the Washington Public Library. Photo courtesy of Dani Kane

The RAGBRAI Washington Planning Committee met with leaders from Des Moines Monday evening to discuss plans for Washington’s stop along the annual bike ride.

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Washington County Wellness Commission Meets

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A commission focused on physical activity throughout life as well as nutrition and food systems met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.

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4-H Students Donate to Operation Backpack Programs

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Barbie Ford, 4-H volunteer who leads the sewing workshops, delivered 13 pillowcases to Stewart Elementary’ s guidance counselor, Jean Knowles to send home in the backpacks. Contributed photo

Stewart Elementary School and Wellman Elementary School students in the Operation Backpack Programs received hand made pillowcases in their supplies recently.

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Work to be Done on Juniper, Orange, 180th and 170th

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am

With money in the current budget and upcoming fiscal year, and savings from a mild winter, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to the current five-year road program for the county.

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Prune Grapevines by Early April

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:20 am


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Pruning grapes should be completed by early April, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Ainsworth Opera House to Hold Concert

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Ainsworth Community Center Opera House will be hosting Acappella on Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sarah Sadrakula, director of Main Street Washington, about the non-profit’s efforts to fundraise and its future.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Marianne Reha Van Roekel about planning and planting flower gardens.

Main Street Washington in Fundraising Emergency

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am


The Holiday Lighted Parade and Celebrate Washington, pictured above, are organized by Main Street Washington. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

In four days, Main Street Washington raised $1,500, but another $18,500 is needed to keep the non-profit’s doors open.

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