Today's Local News

Layoffs at Mount Pleasant Mental Health Facility Begin Next Month

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Layoffs at the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant will begin next month.

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Kalona Bridges to be Inspected This Summer

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The City of Kalona has contracted with a company for bridge inspections.

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Two Keota Speech Groups Performing at All-State Festival

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The All-State Large Group Speech Festival is tomorrow.

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KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza Next Week

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am


KCII Radio’s Home Shopping Extravaganza will return to the airwaves in just four days.

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Washington Council Passes First Reading for Accessory Buildings

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am

New residential zoning changes and definitions were discussed at this week’s Washington City Council meeting and the first reading amending the code was approved.

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Legislative Briefing in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The second Legislative Briefing of 2015 will be held tomorrow. Four area legislators are expected to attend, including: Representative Jarad Klein (R) of House District 78, Representative David Heaton (R) of House District 84, Senator Rich Taylor (D) of Senate District 42, and Senator Kevin Kinney (D) of Senate District 39.

Each legislator will give opening remarks and then the four will answer questions from constituents in the audience. At last month’s briefing, education funding, mental health care, the school calendar, and the gas tax were among the topics of discussion.

Tomorrow’s briefing hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Washington County Courthouse.

Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Peg Rasmussen, board member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa and parent of a daughter who battled an eating disorder, about Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by documentary filmmaker Andrew Sherburne as we continue our series on the Brinton Film Collection. Sherburne is one of three individuals working on a documentary focused on the collection, its original owner and current owner, historian Michael Zahs.

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BREAKING NEWS: Car Accident in Washington

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 8:19 am

A two-vehicle wreck occurred this morning on the south side of Washington.

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Kalona Sees Drop in Property Tax Revenue

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The impact of Iowa’s property tax reform is being felt in Washington County.

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State Wrestling Meet Starts Today, Four Demons to Take the Mat

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Four Washington Demon wrestlers will take the mat in the first round of the State Wrestling Tournament today.

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Supervisors Approve Sheriff’s Service Agreements

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The overall cost for service agreements between the seven cities in Washington County and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office increased.

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Cold Temperatures and Snow in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Last night the temperature dropped to -4 degrees in Washington, while yesterday’s high temperature was in the single digits at just 9 degrees above zero.

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Riverside Fire Finance Discussion Continues

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am

It’s still unclear how the Riverside Fire Department’s finances will be handled in the future.

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Chimney Fire Near Wellman Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


A chimney fire was reported near Wellman yesterday morning at approximately 10 a.m.

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Local Author’s Second Novel Available Now

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A local author has released another book.

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Washington Business Park Work Progresses

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am


For a fee not to exceed $226,000, the Washington City Council approved an engineering agreement for the business park design.

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More People Self-Preparing Taxes

Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Over 27 million individual tax returns have been processed so far this tax season across the United States.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Peg Rasmussen, board member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa and parent of a daughter who battled an eating disorder, about Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our series focused on the Brinton Film Collection with historian Michael Zahs.

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