Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley (R) about running for re-election.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Jared Todd of Moxie Solar about this week’s Columbus Junction Solar Workshop.

Solar Energy Workshop Comes to Columbus Junction

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Columbus Junction is getting in on the solar power movement in Iowa by hosting a free workshop Thursday (11/3).

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Super Heroes, Princesses, Monsters and More Visit Washington for Trick-or-Treat Activities

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:26 am


Children trick-or-treat around the square in Washington Monday. Photos by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

Spooky music from the KCII Big Red Radio helped set the mood at trick-or-treat around the square in downtown Washington Halloween evening.

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Winter Weather Outlook Released

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am


Contributing image from NOAA

As the calendar switches to the eleventh month of the year, people are looking ahead to what winter may bring.

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Mt. Pleasant Man Arrested for Video Game Burglary

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

Nineteen-year-old Christian Ennis of Mt. Pleasant was recently arrested for burglary after stealing video game equipment from a Mt. Union home.

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Washington Council to Consider YMCA Agreement for Pool Management Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:25 am

The management of the pool by the YMCA will be revisited at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:23 am

Spring forward, fall backward as Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.

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Area Unemployment Rates Fall

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County and all of its contiguous counties saw a decline in unemployment from August to September.

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The Candy Man Can: Kalona Chocolates Reopens Store

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:22 am

A fire in late June at the Kalona Bakery caused damage to neighboring Kalona Chocolates, and after four months of repairs and cleaning, the chocolate shop has reopened.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 1:02 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with zoologist Vera Jean Fitzgerald about caring for a great-horned owl that was rescued by a local sheriff’s deputy.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with dental hygienist Shawna Weber about Halloween candy versus dentists.

Helicopter Transports Man from ATV Wreck in Washington County

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:30 am

A 23-year-old man was taken by helicopter to the hospital after an ATV wreck Sunday in Washington County.

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Kalona Community Center Gets One Last Hurrah

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:28 am

With the construction scheduled to begin on the new Kalona Community Center, the city has decided to give the old building a good send-off.

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Happy Halloween – What to Do in Washington

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:27 am


A girl takes part in Trick-or-Treat around the square last year. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Area children will have many opportunities for Halloween fun in Washington today.

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Rollover Wreck Near Wellman

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:26 am

A truck rolled south of Wellman Sunday afternoon and one person was taken to the University of Iowa hospital.

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Area Athletes Compete at State Cross Country Meet

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am

Several KCII-area athletes raced at the state cross country meet Saturday and the Mid-Prairie teams found success.

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Kalona Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Director

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:25 am

After considerable turnover this year, the Kalona Chamber of Commerce has found a new permanent Chamber Director.

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Louisa Conservation to Host Last Paddle of the Year

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

The last paddle of the year for Louisa County Conservation has proven to be a popular event.

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A Warm October for Washington

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:22 am

Temperatures were within five degrees of meeting the record high Friday in Washington.

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