Today's Local News

Washington Emergency Dispatch Team Awarded

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


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The Washington County Communications Center had staff presented the Team Telecommunicator of the Year Award for their work during a fatal house fire.

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Highland Decides to Travel Interim Route in Superintendent Search

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

The path has become more clear for the Highland School Board as they look to fill the position being vacated by retiring Superintendent Chris Armstrong.

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Final Legislative Briefing Held in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Rep. Klein (left) and Sen. Kinney attend Saturday’s legislative briefing in Washington.

Rep. Heaton (left) and Sen. Taylor meet with constituents at Saturday’s legislative briefing Saturday. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

The final legislative briefing of the session was held in the Washington County Courthouse Saturday morning with Republican Representatives Dave Heaton and Jarad Klein and Democratic Senators Kevin Kinney and Rich Taylor.

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Cigarette Leads to House Fire

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

A cigarette led to a house fire in Washington Saturday evening.

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Rollover Wreck Near Crawfordsville

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

One person was taken to the hospital Saturday following a wreck on Highway 218.

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Kinney Champions Industrial Hemp Legislation

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

Cannabis oil isn’t the only marijuana-related topic being discussed at the Iowa legislature, as State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) has introduced a bill that would legalize the production of industrial hemp.

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It is Spring Fashion Week in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

This week marks the official start of spring, and with that Main Street Washington, together with downtown businesses, has organized the annual spring fashion week.

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Dunbar Transitioning Successfully from Sheriff to Farmer

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am

It’s been over two months since Jerry Dunbar retired from being the Washington County Sheriff, and he’s found farming life suits him.

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Kalona City Council to Discuss WCRF Request for Watershed Equipment

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council will convene Monday, and one thing they’ll look at is a resolution for a grant request to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Tomorrow is the First Day of Spring

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Monday is the official first day of spring. Each year March 20th is the Vernal Equinox.

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Be Kind, That’s the Goal

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:27 am


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One local librarian is trying to get Washington to be kind.

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Ding Darling to Visit with Audience During Show on Local Stage

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am


A bust of Jay N. “Ding” Darling can be found at Lake Darling State Park west of Brighton. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist who has a local lake named after him, will come to life on the stage of the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.

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WHS Band Going to Florida

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Students from Washington High School will be going to the “happiest place on Earth” during their spring break.

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Mid-Prairie Expects Big Turnout for Class Size Public Forum

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Fresh off spring break, the Mid-Prairie School Board will hold a meeting Monday, and they’ll hold a public forum regarding class sizes.

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Washington Fashion Week Kicks Off Monday

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am

New styles for your home and closet will be featured next week during Washington’s annual spring fashion week.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Safely

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:23 am

St. Patrick’s Day was Friday, but if you’re still planning to celebrate this weekend, do so safely.

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Keota Holding Public Hearing Regarding Rental Properties Code

Posted: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council will be holding a public hearing at their meeting Monday to discuss an ordinance adopting the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) for the city’s rental properties.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Kaelene Voorhees, an athletic trainer with JET Physical Therapy, about her work in the community during National Athletic Training month.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Hy-Vee Dietitian Melissa Boncher about National Nutrition Month.

Three Transported by Ambulance to University of Iowa Hospital Following Wreck South of Riverside

Posted: Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Three people were taken by ambulance to the University of Iowa hospital Thursday evening after a wreck near Riverside.

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