Today’s Local News

Flannery and Guerra Represent Washington at All-State Music Festival

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

This week is the annual All-State Music Festival in Ames and two Washington musicians will be taking part.

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Washington Approves Work to Improve City’s Website

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington is looking to redesign and update its website.

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Learn How to Avoid Falls in Your Home and in Winter Weather

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall-related injury according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Joyful Noise Sings Name Game Concert Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A local choir will be making Joyful Noise in their concert Tuesday.

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Highland Elementary Educators Nominated for Active Learning Award

Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Three Highland educators were nominated for a teaching award from the Iowa Children’s Museum.

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Mid-Prairie Vocalist Waters Performing at 2017 All-State Music Festival

Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am


All-State Finalist Ty Waters photographed second from right with Maizy Fugate, Kyra Helmuth, Blair Buffington (Iowa Wesleyan Choral Director), and Delaney Smith. Photo courtesy of Collette McClellen.

One Mid-Prairie vocalist will be heading to this year’s All-State Music Festival.

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Supervisors to Hold Official Canvas of Election Results Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 6:20 am

New business and official canvass of the city elections will be conducted by the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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Kalona Purchasing Speed Sensors and New Street Signage

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Kalona City Council approved purchasing solar-powered speed sensors and new street signage on November 6. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Drivers in Kalona should expect to monitor their speed more closely in the next several weeks.

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Veterans Thanked Today, Free Meal and Program in Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Today is Veterans Day – a day to honor and appreciate veterans and their service to our country.

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Unlawful Passing of a School Bus Charges Results in 62% Convictions

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:26 am


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It is against the law to pass a stopped school bus in Iowa.

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Be Mindful of Space Heater Dangers this Winter

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:24 am

As temperatures are decreasing this November, Iowans may be compelled to plug in their space heaters for additional warmth, though they can be a danger for lives and homes.

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Deadline Extended to Remove Asbestos, Demo House in Washington

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:23 am


The house at 302 West Main Street in Washington was purchased by the county and will soon be demolished. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

After receiving no proposals to remove the asbestos from the property at 302 West Main Street the Washington County Board of Supervisors has decided to change the timeline of the project.

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Local Service Groups Part of Global Push to Eradicate Polio

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Rotary International is an organization with over 1.2 million members with the aim of bettering communities, and eradicating polio worldwide.

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Women’s Choir with Local Voices to Perform Sunday

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:21 am

A women’s choir based in Iowa City, with Washington County members, will be performing in Washington Sunday.

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Mid-Prairie Middle School Students Singing in Opus Honor Choir

Posted: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Two Mid-Prairie Middle School vocalists will be performing in the Opus Honor Choir November 16.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) about tax reform.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Louisa County Historian Tom Woodruff about the new signage near Toolesboro Mounds commemorating the six Littleton brothers who lost their lives in the Civil War.

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Riverside Car Wash Incorrectly Billed One Tenth of Actual Water Usage

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A Riverside car wash has gotten over $100,000 of free water because of a billing error with the city’s water meter.

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WCHC to End Obstetric Services

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics averages 130 births each year and due to costs associated continuing to increase, the hospital will no longer have obstetric services.

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What Do You Want to See in Washington’s Wellness Park? Let Them Know Monday

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The public is invited to provide their opinions on Washington’s Wellness Park designs at a meeting Monday.

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