Today's Local News

Child Injured in ATV Accident

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

An 11-year-old was injured in a four wheeler accident yesterday.

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Does Your Student Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up?

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Healthcare, agri-business, military, education, and more will be represented at tonight’s career fair in Washington.

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Share Your Story at the Washington Library

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A new project is underway at the Washington Public Library to record the stories of Washington residents and share them with the community.

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Rep. Loebsack Visits Washington YMCA

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The YMCA of Washington County is working with area entities to provide programs for people throughout the county.

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Kalona Looking for Residents Interested in Community Garden

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The City of Kalona is trying to gauge residents’ interest in a community garden proposed in the fall.

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Kalona Council to Meet New Employee

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Kalona City Council has a light agenda this evening.

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Burning in Kalona Allowed Through End of Next Month

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Kalona residents have until the end of May to burn leaves and other yard waste.

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Spring Cleanup Starts Tomorrow in Washington

Posted: Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Crews will begin picking up discarded items in Washington this week.

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Burning in Kalona Allowed Through End of Next Month

Posted: Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Kalona residents have until the end of May to burn leaves and other yard waste.

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Spring Cleaning Pickup Starts Monday

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Now is the time to toss out unwanted items if you’re a resident of the City of Washington.

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Kalona Hosting Ball Tournament

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Kalona businesses are being promoted at baseball and softball tournaments the city is hosting this spring and summer.

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Modine Looks to Close Washington Plant

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Governor Terry Branstad toured the Washington Modine Manufacturing facility last May.

This week, Modine Manufacturing Company announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington.

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Buying Child Safety Seats Second Hand is Not Recommended

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Spring cleaning is underway and many people are holding garage sales, there are some items not recommended for purchase second hand, including car seats. Katrina Altenhofen, State Program Director for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, tells KCII News that child safety seats and many child products shouldn’t be purchased second hand without a complete knowledge of the history of the item.

She adds, the seller of the product could be liable for problems that happen, and this is why many national resale shops no longer sell child safety seats.

Altenhofen recommends buyers ask owners before purchasing if a car seat was in use in a car accident, if the seat has all of its working parts, are there any recalls on it, and did they fill out the warranty tag for it. A car seat used in a car accident should not be used again.

Altenhofen does add a hand-me-down safety seat from a family member is generally safe because the history of the seat is known.

For help finding the right car seat click here.

Oat Planting About Halfway Done

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Decent weather allowed farmers in this part of the state to get fieldwork done.

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Tips for Planting Onions

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Area gardens are starting to be worked on and some plants are in the ground.

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Mid-Prairie Students Preparing for Prom

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Mid-Prairie students will take part in an American high school tradition this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Alicia Harper from the Workplace Learning Connection about a career fair being held at the Washington High School Monday (4/20) from 5 to 7 p.m.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with author, filmmaker and songwriter Bill Jamerson, who is presenting his program “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, at the at the Oakland Mills Nature Center and Washington Library today.

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UPDATE: Modine Plans to Close Washington Facility

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 9:55 am

Modine Manufacturing Company has announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington.

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BREAKING NEWS: Modine in Washington May Close

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 7:46 am

Modine Manufacturing Company has announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington.

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