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United Way Looking for Volunteers for granGABLE Event

Posted: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The United Way of Johnson and Washington County is looking for volunteers for their Labor Day event called granGABLE.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about EpiPens and the rising cost and response from Mylan.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Naturalist Pam Holz about the “Skulls and their Stories” program.

Man Faces Assault on Peace Officer Charges in Washington

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 7:54 am


Jermaine Adams – photo provided by Washington County Jail

One man was arrested early Friday morning in Washington and faces multiple charges including assault on a peace officer causing bodily injury.

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Last Day to Get Your Name on the Ballot

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Today is the final day to get your name on the special election ballot for the vacant Washington City Council seat and as of Thursday afternoon two people have filed to do so.

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Schneider Takes Leave of Absence as Riverside Mayor

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Mayor Allen Schneider of Riverside; Photo by Joe Cerwinske

At Thursday’s special meeting of the Riverside City Council, it was expected that Mayor Allen Schneider would resign from office.

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Grassley Addresses Increase in EpiPen Cost

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Thursday, the company that makes and sells EpiPens, Mylan, announced it is taking immediate action to enhance access to EpiPen.

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UPDATE: Wreck Near Riverside

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:26 am


KCII News Photo

A two-vehicle wreck happened just before noon Thursday at the intersection of 130th Avenue and Riverside Road, approximately one mile south of Riverside.

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Washington County Conservation to Host Skulls and Their Stories Program

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

This Saturday, Washington County Conservation will be hosting a program called “Skulls and Their Stories.”

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Fire Near Riverside Thursday Night

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Multiple fire departments worked together to extinguish a fire near Riverside late Thursday.

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Ainsworth Community Church Helping with Louisiana Disaster Relief

Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Flooding in Louisiana has resulted in one of the worst natural disasters the country has seen in years, and has created a need for supplies, which is being answered by the Ainsworth Community Church.

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BREAKING NEWS: Man Taken to Hospital After Standoff with Officers in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Just after midnight this morning, the Jefferson County Law Center received a 911 call reporting that a male subject had pointed a handgun at the caller.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Mary Bulger, naturalist of Lee County, about monarchs. She’ll have a presentation this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Extension Office about monarchs, improving their habitat and tagging them.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh about this weekend’s Kalona City Celebration.

BREAKING NEWS: Wreck Near Riverside

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 12:40 pm


KCII News photo

A two-vehicle wreck happened shortly after noon Thursday at the intersection of 130th Avenue and Riverside Road, approximately one mile south of Riverside.

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Rainy Days to Begin School Year

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:29 am

Schools across the KCII-listening area began classes with wet weather and in total Washington received 0.6 inches of precipitation Wednesday with more rain falling early this morning.

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Riverside Mayor to Resign at Special City Council Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Riverside City Council will meet tonight in a special meeting, and while there aren’t many items on the agenda, the big topic is the resignation of Mayor Allen Schneider.

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Butter Sculptor Boldly Sculpts What No One Has Sculpted Before

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Butter Star Trek Bridge Scene; Photo courtesy of Diana Van Donselaar


Butter Enterprise; Photo courtesy of Diana Van Donselaar

Visitors to the Iowa State Fair this year were treated to another new butter sculpture, this time with roots in Riverside.

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Two Vehicles Collide Head On Near Kalona

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A car and an SUV collided head on Wednesday night on Highway 22 near Kalona.

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New Member on Washington County Board of Health

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Health has a new member, following president of the board Virginia Bordwell’s resignation.

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