Today's Local News

Supervisors Award Contract for Road Line Painting

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

With four bids received, the Washington County Board of Supervisors awarded a contract to Vogel Traffic Services at $13.75 per gallon.

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Happy Birthday, Kirk! Now How Old Are You, Really?

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am


The monument in Riverside declaring Kirk’s birth year as 2228; photo courtesy of the Riverside Area Community Club

Star Trek fans know two things for certain about the future: that Captain James Tiberius Kirk will be born in Riverside, Iowa, and it will happen on March 22nd.

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Nominations for 4-H Hall of Fame Now Being Accepted

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Each year during the Iowa State Fair individuals and couples are inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.

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Temperatures Slightly Above Normal First Three Weeks of March

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:21 am

While temperatures dipped down to freezing overnight Tuesday, they’re expected to rise to a high of 71 degrees in Washington Friday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jenisa Harris of the Washington Public Library about a project to promote kindness.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Keota Superintendent Dennis Phelps about the most recent Keota School Board meeting.

Be Wary of the “All Natural” Label

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

Reading the fine print on food labels is a good practice to get into according to Hy-Vee Dietitian Melissa Boncher, because you can’t always judge food by its cover.

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Should the Minimum Wage Increase in Iowa?

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:27 am

Iowa’s minimum wage was discussed at Saturday’s legislative briefing and three of the four legislators in attendance are in favor of raising it.

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Area Fire Departments Called to Four Grass Fires Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Windy conditions Sunday played a part in area field fires.

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Field Agronomist Reflects on High 2016 Yields

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Soybean yields in Washington County in 2016 were above average and the harvest was the record high for corn.

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Washington Council to Discuss Real Estate, Change Orders, and Park Board

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

Disposal of real estate, a change order, the park board, and the time frame of the marketing of the former library building are on tonight’s Washington City Council agenda.

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Washington Spring Cleanup Dates Set

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington annual spring cleanup will be held April 24-28 on your regular garbage day route.

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Buffer Strips: Sacrificing Land to Improve the Water

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

When it comes to water quality practices, buffer strips have proven to be effective, but they come with a price: the loss of some production land.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sarah Grunewaldt, director of Main Street Washington, about this week being spring fashion week in downtown Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Speech Coach Justin Rapier about the state individual speech competition.

Washington Emergency Dispatch Team Awarded

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Contributed photo

The Washington County Communications Center had staff presented the Team Telecommunicator of the Year Award for their work during a fatal house fire.

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Highland Decides to Travel Interim Route in Superintendent Search

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The path has become more clear for the Highland School Board as they look to fill the position being vacated by retiring Superintendent Chris Armstrong.

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Final Legislative Briefing Held in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Rep. Klein (left) and Sen. Kinney attend Saturday’s legislative briefing in Washington.

Rep. Heaton (left) and Sen. Taylor meet with constituents at Saturday’s legislative briefing Saturday. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

The final legislative briefing of the session was held in the Washington County Courthouse Saturday morning with Republican Representatives Dave Heaton and Jarad Klein and Democratic Senators Kevin Kinney and Rich Taylor.

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Cigarette Leads to House Fire

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A cigarette led to a house fire in Washington Saturday evening.

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Rollover Wreck Near Crawfordsville

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

One person was taken to the hospital Saturday following a wreck on Highway 218.

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