Today’s Local News

Lone Tree Homecoming Court Announced, Coronation this Friday

Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 6:20 am


2017 Lone Tree Homecoming Court. Photo courtesy of Lone Tree Community School District.

It’ll be like catching lightning in a bottle for the Lone Tree Lions as they face the Baxter Bolts in this year’s homecoming game.

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City Council Candidate Filing Due Thursday

Posted: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am

To be on the ballot for city council elections, nomination papers must be filed by Thursday.

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WACO 2017 Homecoming Court Announced

Posted: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

WACO Warriors will be “popping tags” during this week’s homecoming festivities.

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Disabled Women Veterans Learn Golf at National Event in Washington

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Navy and Army Reserve Veteran Cindy Ohara participated in the TEE Tournament for her second time. Photos by Sam McIntosh.

Camaraderie through shared experience was gained by disabled veterans at the 2017 National Disabled Veterans Training, Exposure and Experience (TEE) Tournament in southeastern Iowa this week.

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Preparedness Consortium Discusses Mass Sheltering Plans

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

With less than two months on the job, inventory of supplies and plans has been part of recent work by Washington County’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

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Dry Soil Conditions Persist in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Southeast and south central Iowa continue to be the driest parts of the state according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Deadly Intersection North of Lone Tree Turned Into a Four-Way Stop

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Map created by Google Maps.

After four deaths caused by vehicle wrecks in the past 11 years, the Iowa Department of Transportation has turned the intersection of Wapsi Avenue and Highway 22 north of Lone Tree into a four-way stop.

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Ash Container Arrives in Washington for Safe Disposal

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Soon Washington County’s rural residents will have a safe place to dispose of ashes.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Boxcar Treasures

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:22 am


A ribbon cutting is held at Boxcar Treasures in Washington. Photo by John Bain – KCII

A ribbon cutting was held for the opening of a new shop in Washington.

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Monsanto Fund $2,500 Going to Washington County Extension and 4-H

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:21 am

A $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is going to Washington County Extension and 4-H.

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Kalona Submitting Two Riverboat Foundation Applications for Fall Period

Posted: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 6:20 am


Kalona City Council met on September 5. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The City of Kalona is submitting two applications for grant funding from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Hospice of Washington County Marketing Director Robyn Harvey-Kuntz about their 18th annual 5K being held Saturday in Sunset Park.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Homecoming King and Queen Keaton Duwa and Katie Frantz.

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UPDATE: One Hurt in Early Morning Wreck on Highway 218, Livestock Killed

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 10:07 am

One person was hurt and livestock were killed when a semi went into the East Fork of Crooked Creek along Highway 218 Friday morning.

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UPDATE: One Hurt in Early Morning Wreck on Highway 218

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 8:04 am

One person was hurt when a truck went into the ditch near the East Fork of Crooked Creek along Highway 218 Friday morning.

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BREAKING NEWS: Early Morning Wreck Between Crawfordsville and Olds

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:33 am

At approximately 5 a.m. Friday, local officials responded to a vehicle wreck near the intersection of Highway 218 and 320th street between Crawfordsville and Olds.

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Lockridge Man Charged with Homicide by Vehicle While Under the Influence After Fatal Wreck Near Coppock

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A 21-year-old Lockridge man has been charged with homicide by vehicle after a fatal wreck near Coppock when 21-year-old Jacob Nelson lost his life.

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Highland School Board Discusses Lack of Space in Elementary Building

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Space issues in Highland Elementary School were discussed at the district’s board meeting Monday.

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Drought Covering 70% of Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Drought conditions in Iowa increased in severity from last week to this week with now over 70% of the state abnormally dry.

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Less than Seven Percent of Voters Cast Ballots Tuesday

Posted: Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Washington School District saw an uptick in the number of ballots cast in Tuesday’s school elections.

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