Today's Local News

Don’t Leave Pets in Parked Cars

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Oliver (left) and Fridge are available for adoption at PAWS and More Animal Shelter. Contributed photos.

On an 80 degree day, in just 10 minutes, the temperature inside a vehicle can climb to 99 degrees.

Read the rest of this entry »

Four Charged Following Assault with Baseball Bat

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Saturday evening the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a shooting and assault south of Mt. Pleasant and the investigation resulted in two arrests.

Read the rest of this entry »

Vote Early Today, Special Election Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Proposed layout of the preschool wing and daycare facility, the bond covers the green and yellow portions above.

Residents of the Washington Community School District can vote early today for tomorrow’s special election regarding a preschool addition at Stewart Elementary School.

Read the rest of this entry »

Rain Total Above Monthly Average

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Washington has received over two inches of rain more than the normal amount for the first 28 days of June.

Read the rest of this entry »

Danish Company Chooses Mount Pleasant Industrial Park for New Location

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Danish company is purchasing space in a Henry County industrial park.

Read the rest of this entry »

Kalona Able to Complete Road Repairs Before Year Ends

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:21 am

In the months leading up to tomorrow, the end of the fiscal year, small road repairs were completed in Kalona.  

Read the rest of this entry »

City May Help with Sidewalk Replacement

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington property owners are able to apply for partial reimbursement for repairs on sidewalks.

Read the rest of this entry »

Special Vote in Washington School District Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Residents in the Washington Community School District have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to vote in a special election.

Read the rest of this entry »

Danish Company Chooses Mount Pleasant Industrial Park for New Location

Posted: Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 6:20 am

A Danish company is purchasing space in a Henry County industrial park.

Read the rest of this entry »

Operation Dry Water Underway

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A state department is taking part in a national campaign focused on the enforcement of boating while intoxicated laws.

Read the rest of this entry »

Wells to be Tested for Arsenic

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Starting in 2016, Washington County Environmental Health will test for arsenic each time they test a well.

Read the rest of this entry »

Last Weekend of Adopt a Cat Month

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:23 am

If you’re considering adding a new pet to your family now may be the right time to do so, June is adopt a cat month.

Read the rest of this entry »

Star Trek Themed Festival Continues

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The theme of this year’s Trek Fest is “Fistful of Datas.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Hills Bank Set to Open in Washington Monday

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A new bank branch is opening in Washington Monday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Disinfect Items After Flooding

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Many basements and properties have flooded following the recent heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms.

Read the rest of this entry »

State Fair Livestock Entry Deadlines Approaching

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:21 am

All of the 2015 Iowa State Fair 4-H livestock and horticulture entries must be complete online by Wednesday. Entries must be completed online through member’s 4hOnline accounts by Wednesday. Help sheets are available for entries, click here. Payment should also be sent to the Washington County Extension Office by July 1st with checks addressed to the Iowa State Fair.

In addition, 4-H, FFA, Open Class Livestock, Iowa Family Living, and Horse and Pony premium books are available online only and are no longer mailed. Contact the extension office (319-653-4811) with any questions and all entries are due July 1st.

No Reports of Avian Flu in Past Week

Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Reports of avian influenza are on the decline.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) about rural hospital services, adoptions from the Congo, and the campaigns.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Trek Fest with Ken McCracken, president of the Riverside Area Community Club, the group that organizes the annual event.

Read the rest of this entry »

B Avenue Kalona’s Focus for Fiscal Year 2016

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council will put the B Avenue project out for bid after reviewing the bid documents at its next meeting.

Read the rest of this entry »