Today's Local News

Construction of Veterans Memorial Begins

Posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 6:23 am

After years of fundraising and research, work has begun on the Keota Veterans Memorial.

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Construction in Kalona, Wellman Delayed by Rain

Posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 6:22 am

The rain that flooded rivers and low-lying areas in southeast Iowa also delayed local construction projects.

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Corn, Soybean Crops Mostly Good to Excellent Condition

Posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Last week Southeast Iowa had about half a day suitable for field work, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Kalona Chamber Prepping for State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce is making preparations for its trip to the Iowa State Fair.

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June Precipitation Above Normal, Year-to-Date Below

Posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington received 6.89 inches of rain in the month of June.

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Washington County 4-H’ers Selected for State Fair in Clothing Contests

Posted: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am


Senior Clothing Selection, from left, Avery Blauvelt, Emily Hora, Hannah Van Roekel, Katie Palmer, Kaitlin Hora, Baylee Stalder. Submitted photo.

Three senior 4-H’ers from Washington County will be going to the Iowa State Fair in clothing categories.

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BREAKING NEWS: Preschool Project Passes

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 9:24 pm

With 69 percent of voters in favor of it, the bond vote for the Washington Community School District passed tonight.

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Boil Order in Effect in Crawfordsville

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Following a water main break, a boil order is in effect for portions of Crawfordsville.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More Animal Shelter, about taking care of pets during the summer months. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Dr. Darrell Smith, superintendent of WACO Schools, to discuss the district’s ongoing solar project.

Will Washington School District Voters Support a Preschool Addition in Today’s Special Election?

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:24 am


Voters have until 8 p.m. tonight to cast ballots either in support or not for $2.3 million in bonds for a new preschool wing at Stewart Elementary School.

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Investment Group Helping WACO With Solar Project

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:23 am

WACO School District is expected to reduce its electricity costs by 90 percent next school year by harnessing solar energy.

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Several Independence Day Celebrations Planned

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Photos by KCII News Director Sally Hart.

Southeast Iowa residents will have plenty of options when it comes to the fireworks display they attend this weekend.

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Washington Totals Nearly Seven Inches of Rain in June

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington has received nearly seven inches of rain this June, with one day left in the month to record precipitation.

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Locals and Out-Of-Town Fans Trek to Hall Park

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Even though its future son won’t be born for another 218 years, Riverside had plenty to celebrate this past weekend.

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Prevent Mosquito Bites for Your Family, Including Pets

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Fifteen people in Iowa tested positive for West Nile Virus last year.

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Grassley to Visit Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

In his 35th year as a U.S. Senator, Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is visiting Washington tomorrow.

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Business Property Tax Credit Applications Approved

Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved the county’s business property tax credit applications at their meeting Monday morning.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More animal shelter, about taking care of pets during hot summer months. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by WACO Superintendent Darrell Smith to discuss his retirement.

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