Today's Local News

Gretter Sentenced to Prison

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:29 am

A former Washington man has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison and will be required to pay back over $1 million in restitution.

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Fairfield Woman to be Tried in Washington for Embezzlement

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A woman from Fairfield will be tried in Washington for allegedly embezzling money.

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Washington Speech Team Prepares for State Contest

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:27 am

All 24 members of the Washington High School speech team are advancing to the state contest.

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Science Saturdays Book Club is “Pushing the Limits”

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A new book club is being offered at the Washington Public Library with the help of Washington County Conservation.

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WCRF Elects Three New Members

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Three new members were elected to the WCRF board (from left) they are Kierstan Peck, Shelli Cleverly, and Dr. Mike Jorgensen. Photo courtesy of WCRF

Three new board members have been elected to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation board of directors.

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Coffee with Your Congressman Tour Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) will be visiting southeast Iowa this weekend as he continues his Coffee with Your Congressman tour.

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Domestic and International Population Increases in Washington County

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:22 am


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Washington County recently saw an increase in population, both in domestic and international residential change.

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Highland Sends Group Improvisation Team to State Speech

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland Large Group Speech Team competed at the recent district competition at Wapello High School, and will be sending a group improvisation team to the state contest.

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BREAKING: Gretter Sentenced to Prison

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A United States District Court Judge sentenced 66-year-old Thomas Gretter, who is formerly from Washington, to 13 months in federal prison.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with KCII General Manager Joe Nichols about the KCII Big Red Radio delivering donations.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about his plans to retire.

Armstrong Opts for Early Retirement

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Two weeks after the Highland School Board approved a new early retirement program, the first person to utilize it came with the announcement of Superintendent Chris Armstrong’s retirement.

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KCII Big Red Radio Delivers Donations

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The KCII Big Red Radio made nine stops across southeast Iowa Wednesday to deliver items to food pantries.

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Changes Proposed to Legislation for Using Your Phone While Driving in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A bill regarding changes to phone use while driving in Iowa was introduced Monday.

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Washington County’s Unemployment Increased in December

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am


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While the State of Iowa’s unemployment rate fell slightly from November to December, Washington County and many surrounding counties experienced increases in unemployment.

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American Red Cross Celebrates National Blood Donor Month

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Since 1970, January has annually been observed as National Blood Donor Month by the American Red Cross.

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Washington City Council Revises WCRF Request

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Table from 1/24/17 City Council packet

Funding, grants and budgets were discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Wintry Mix Dusts Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A wintry mix fell in Washington and across southeast Iowa Wednesday into early Thursday.

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Ice Fishing Currently Not Recommended at Lake Darling

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 6:22 am

With recent warmer temperatures and rain, the ice quality at Lake Darling has deteriorated according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Morgan Ebel, a 25-year-old Washington County woman who is needing a second kidney transplant. This is part two of a two-part interview.