Today’s Local News

Last Weekend to See Grease in Washington

Posted: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Grease – a musical presented by the Washington Community Theater will end it’s run this weekend.

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Prairie Power Celebrates and Supports Those Who Have Fought Cancer

Posted: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 6:20 am

Some might say it’s not the finish line that’s as important as the journey.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Melissa Turner about today’s Longest Day events.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Trekfest committee members Kevin Meller and Lisa Skriver about this year’s Trekfest.

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BREAKING NEWS: One Killed When Hit by Train in Fairfield

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 10:54 am

A train came to a stop in Fairfield late Monday night after they had hit something and were trying to determine what it was.

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UPDATE: Former Local Pastor Arrested in Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:30 am

A former local pastor was arrested in Wisconsin after trying to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex, but was really a sheriff’s investigator.

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Keota City Council Discusses Trailhead Shelter Project

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Keota City Council discussed the Kewash Nature Trailhead shelter project at their meeting Monday night.

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Fireworks Use to be Restricted in Washington City Limits

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am


At last night’s Washington City Council meeting, councilman Jaron Rosien looks at fireworks remnants that were picked up by Washington Police officers recently. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

There will be restrictions on the use of fireworks in the City of Washington, but they will not be banned at this time.

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Reisen Hired as Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am

A new emergency management coordinator to serve only Washington County has been hired.

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Trekfest Isn’t Just for Trekkies Anymore

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am

Trekfest is a welcome celebration for Star Trek fans, but the Riverside Area Community Club has planned this year’s 33rd Annual Trekfest to be a festival for all community members to enjoy.

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Growing Season Continues, Soybeans, Oats, Hay Ahead of Average in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:21 am

Cutting hay, spraying herbicides, nitrogen side-dressing and re-planting was conducted by farmers across Iowa last week.

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Mid-Prairie Updates on Changes to Transportation Program

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Mid-Prairie School District is finalizing their new bus routes this summer.

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July 1 Registration Deadlines for Washington County Fair

Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 6:20 am


Sheep are shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington County Fair is less than four weeks away and a big deadline is July 1st for entries.

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BREAKING NEWS: Former Pastor Arrested in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

A former area pastor is in Racine County Jail in Wisconsin.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with committee members supporting the Hotel Motel Tax referendum in Washington – Debbie Stanton, Charla Howard and Millie Youngquist. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Iowa Mennonite School faculty member Juanita Benedict about this summer’s creative camps held at IMS.

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33rd Annual Trekfest Celebrates 30 Years of the Next Generation

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Move over Captain Kirk.

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Washington Relay for Life Becomes Wedding Venue this Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Game on to beat cancer is tying in with superheroes at Washington County’s Relay for Life this Saturday, which will also host a wedding.

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YMCA Grant Extension to be Considered by WCRF

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The YMCA of Washington County received a $3.5 million grant in November of 2015 from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, it’s largest in foundation history, and now an extension request will be considered.

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Highland To Share Positions with Columbus, Winfield-Mt. Union

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Highland school board has approved a couple of 28-E sharing agreements.

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