Today's Local News

Washington County Conservation Preparing Annual Burn Plan

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Among the yearly duties of the Washington County Conservation Board is performing a series of prescribed burns to the properties they oversee.

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Consider Joining a CSA for Fresh Produce

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:21 am

Since 2006, Iowa’s number of Community Supported Agriculture programs has increased by about 62%.

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BREAKING: Highland to Hold Special Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 1:32 pm

The Highland School Board will hold a special meeting tonight, the purpose of which is to resolve any procedural irregularities that occurred at the February 13th meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) director Ed Raber about job growth in Washington County.


Image courtesy of WEDG

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider about the most recent Mid-Prairie School Board meeting.

KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Begins Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:29 am

Jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, car services, golf passes, overnight stays and tickets to area events can all be purchased at discounted prices live on KCII this week.

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Record High Number of Jobs in Washington County Set in 2016

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am


Images courtesy of WEDG

The highest number of jobs in Washington County was recorded in 2016.

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Area Superintendents Share Thoughts on ESA Legislation

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

Legislation for Senate File 29, which involves the establishment of an educational savings account (ESA) program, is currently in the subcommittee phase at the Iowa Legislature, but superintendents in the area have it on their mind.

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Brighton Man Arrested for Assault on a Peace Officer

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

A man was arrested in Brighton for assault on a peace officer Saturday night.

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Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scam

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has become aware of a scam currently being performed in their name, and they warn people to not be fooled.

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Trace Amounts of Rain Recorded

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

Monday was a cloudy, rainy day in Washington.

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WACO Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Graduate Award

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The WACO School District will once again be honoring an alumnus at this year’s high school graduation ceremony, by presenting the Distinguished Graduate Award.

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Riverboat Grant Applications Available

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 6:21 am

Applications for grants from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring grant cycle are now available.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington High School band director Don Hughes about the jazz season.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the Highland Robotics Team about what it is they do. This is part two of a two part interview.

Large Crowd Attends Legislative Briefing

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:32 am


Saturday’s legislative briefing was held under the stained glass dome of the United Methodist Church in Washington, from left Rep. Dave Heaton (R), Sen. Rich Taylor (D), Sen. Kevin Kinney (D), and Rep. Jarad Klein (R) attended the event. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Collective bargaining, education savings accounts, public safety, water quality, tax structures and voter fraud were all topics discussed at Saturday’s legislative briefing in Washington.

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Record High Temperatures Over the Weekend

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Washington experienced record high temperatures over the weekend.

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Iowa Legislature Looking into Educational Savings Account Program

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

While legislation has yet to come forward, one bill that has been waiting in the wings during the current legislative session involves what’s been termed an educational savings account program.

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Washington Jazz Band Preparing for Competitions

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A piano, four trumpets, six saxophones, drums, five trombones, auxiliary percussion, and guitars are coming together at Washington High School for their competition jazz band.

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Highland Robotics Team Headed to State Competition

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Highland Robotics Team (from L-R) — Lane Griffis, Emily Streb, Matt Butler, Luke Van Schoyck, Sam Smith, Jack Streb, Nathan Butler, Connor Cermak, Robert Yoder, Austin Cromer, and Coach Tim Surine (not pictured: Brock Beinhart); photo by Joe Cerwinske

The Highland High School Robotics Team recently competed in a super-qualifier event in Johnston.

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