Today's Local News

Relay for Life Raises Over $61,000

Posted: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Over $61,000 has been raised in Washington to help fight cancer through Relay for Life.

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ICA Introduces BeefMeets Educational Sessions

Posted: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting the first annual BeefMeets in Riverside on Wednesday.

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Kalona City Council Works on Contract for Project Management

Posted: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Kalona is in negotiations to assign a project manager for the new community center.

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BREAKING NEWS: House Fire in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 2:05 pm


Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday afternoon west of Washington. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Multiple emergency crews responded to a two-story house fire near Washington this afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Premika Pandian about Makergirl coming to Washington to teach girls about STEM fields.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

UPDATE: Heavy Rains Across Eastern Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 10:25 am

Heavy rains fell across the area Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

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Riverside Presented With English River Watershed Plan

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

Monday’s Riverside City Council meeting began with a presentation from the English River Watershed Management Authority.

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Washington City Council Member Resigns

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

A member of the Washington City Council is stepping down next month.

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Traffic Fatalities Lower in June, Still Highest Since 2012

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:24 am

With about a week to go in June, the Iowa Department of Transportation projects statewide fatalities to come in under previous June tallies.

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Public Health Working Through Delay in Reimbursements at End of Fiscal Year

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Worst, better and best case scenarios were presented to the Washington County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday in regards to the reimbursements for services for Washington County Public Health and Medicaid Modernization.

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IMS Adds Alumni to Staff

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

There will be two new faces in the halls of the Iowa Mennonite School starting at the end of June.

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Warm, Dry Conditions Last Week Stressing Some Iowa Crops

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Iowa’s corn and soybeans are in good to excellent condition.

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Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flood Warnings

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Heavy rain fell from Tuesday night into the early morning hours Wednesday, causing a flash flood warning to be issued until 10:15 a.m. for northeastern Washington County, as well as portions of Louisa, Johnson and Muscatine counties.

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Mornings Are Best Time of Day to Water Gardens

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

During the hot summer months, gardens need special care and watering to produce a bountiful harvest of vegetables.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amy Green, 4-H and youth coordinator of Washington County, about preparations for the 2016 Washington County Fair.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Superintendent Mark Schneider about the recent Keota school board meeting.

UPDATE: Fatal House Fire in Washington, Victim Identified and Optimae LifeServices Assisting with Investigation

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:29 am


Crews respond to a house fire in downtown Washington early Sunday. Photo by KCII News

One person died in a house fire in Washington early Sunday morning and she has been identified.

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Trekfest 2016 Will Honor Fallen Actor

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:28 am

Riverside, hailed as the future birthplace of James T. Kirk, will host the Star Trek festival known as Trekfest for the 32nd year this Friday and Saturday.

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Medicaid Modernization Billing and Payment Impacting Local Budgets

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 6:26 am

With Medicaid Modernization now in it’s third month in Iowa some issues regarding billing and payment to care providers are coming to light.

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