Today's Local News

Preparedness is Today’s Focus During Severe Weather Awareness Week

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Preparedness – that is one of the five days of this Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.

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Talks of Lone Tree Wellness Center Continue

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The community of Lone Tree is continuing talks of bringing a state of the art Wellness Center to town.

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$1.1 Million Construction Project in Riverside

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Riverside City Council is moving forward with planning for construction projects this coming summer.

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Cross Walk in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:23 am


People carry the cross in downtown Washington for the 2015 Cross Walk. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Good Friday will be observed this week and the Washington Area Ministerial Association will hold the annual Cross Walk in downtown Washington.

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Iowa Mennonite School Hosts Area College Planning Night

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Iowa Mennonite School is hosting a College Planning event for those in the area on Tuesday, March 29th.

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Free Night Classes to Improve English Language Skills in Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Area residents wanting to improve their English language skills have one more opportunity this school year to enroll in free classes in Washington.

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Rainy Wednesday in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington received half an inch of rain Wednesday and more is in the forecast.

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Washington Schools on Spring Break

Posted: Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington Community School District students and staff are enjoying a spring break.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Pastor Darryl Carr about Easter and the Cross Walk on Friday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Jacob Lampe, new Kalona Chamber director.

Woman Sentenced to 30 Months for Bank Fraud

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:27 am

A Salem woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for bank fraud committed in Mount Pleasant.

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WACO and Washington to Share Superintendent

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Next school year the Washington and WACO school districts will share a superintendent.

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Hay Bale Strikes Car’s Windshield on Highway 218

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Tuesday afternoon a woman reported a square hay bale coming through her windshield while she was driving on Highway 218 near Riverside.

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Washington Council Looks to Sell Former Library Building

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am


The Washington City Council met Tuesday evening, (pictured from left) Mayor Sandra Johnson, Millie Youngquist, Brendan DeLong, Russ Zieglowsky and Kerry Janecek. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington City Council has directed staff to move forward with getting a commercial realtor to aggressively market the former library building.

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Statewide Tornado Drill to be Held Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

The statewide tornado drill that is held each year in Iowa during Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held Thursday.

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Schneider Enters Sheriff’s Race

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

A third Republican has officially filed papers to be on the June primary ballot for sheriff in Washington County.

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YMCA Project Forum Today

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Forums are being held so community members can learn more about the new YMCA project in Washington.

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Supervisors to Consider Gifting Land to Washington Schools

Posted: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County owns a piece of land in the City of Washington that is landlocked by the school district and the district would like to purchase the small strip of land to progress on the Stewart Elementary School expansion.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith for Severe Weather Awareness Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Ryan Schlabaugh about the English River Watershed Management Authority.