Today's Local News

Keota Elementary Welcomes Josh Smith as Principal

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

It had been the goal of Josh Smith to one day become a principal, though he admitted he didn’t expect it to happen this soon.

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Washington Computer Roll Out Monday

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Monday evening Washington’s newest class of high school students will receive laptop computers to use throughout the school year.

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18th Annual Car Show for PAWS

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Animals at PAWS and More in Washington – contributed photos.

Every year PAWS and More animal shelter in Washington takes in 750 to 800 animals from around Washington County and this Sunday a fundraiser is being held for the organization.

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Washington PD Adding Explorer to Fleet

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington Police Department will have a new vehicle come November.

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Quad County Pork Fest Cancelled

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Quad County Pork Festival in Wellman has been canceled for this year.

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Will You Say “I Do” Again?

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

“I still do” will be heard tomorrow at the Conger House Museum in Washington as couples take part in vow renewals.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington County Public Health Administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski about the Zika virus.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 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.

Friends of Lake Darling to Receive National Award

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am


A ribbon was cut Tuesday for the four-season cabins at Lake Darling. Photo by Joe Cerwinske

At the recent ribbon-cutting for the four-season cabins at Lake Darling, State Parks Bureau Chief Todd Coffelt announced a special tribute from the National Association of State Park Directors.

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Sheriff Emphasizes Safe Driving Habits Around School Busses

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The new school year is nearly here, which means school busses will be back out on the roads.

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Local Woman Appeals Sentencing, Court Advises Arguments Suited for Legislature

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

An appeal by a Washington County woman regarding her sentencing has been affirmed, however the court advises the “policy arguments are more properly addressed to the legislature.”

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Coalition Working to Help Domestic Violence Victims Locally

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A local group is helping people in Washington County who suffer from domestic abuse and are welcoming donations.

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Two Arrested on Warrants Related to March Incident

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Everett Blakey


Brent Lothridge

Two Iowa City men with warrants out of Washington County following an incident in Riverside in March were arrested Thursday.

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RAGBRAI Review from Environmental Health Department

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

RAGBRAI brought thousands of visitors to Washington County and with that many food vendors, each of which had to be inspected by Washington County Environmental Health for the event. Jason Taylor with the department shared it was a busy time for their office, but overall a success. Supervisor Jack Seward added they prevented any potential food poisoning and none was reported. In total there were 43 food vendors in Washington County for RAGBRAI – 37 were licensed, six were illegal vendors but got their licenses the day of the event, and one vendor left the county instead of getting a license.

Kalona Brewing Company Part of Craft Brew Tent at State Fair

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Brewing Company is once again selling and promoting their beer at the Iowa State Fair.

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Corn Has Dented, Soybeans Setting Pods

Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Corn and soybeans in southeast Iowa are slightly behind the state’s rate of progress.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington School District teachers and administrators about the summer and upcoming school year.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Russell Forbes about the Lone Tree Fall Festival.

Annual Educator Breakfast Held, Principal’s Family Lifted Up

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Washington Community School District teachers, administrators and Coral the therapy dog met for the annual educator breakfast Wednesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Staff from Stewart and Lincoln elementary schools, the Washington middle and high schools, St. James Elementary and the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center met Wednesday morning for breakfast to kick off the new school year.

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Keota Announces the Hiring of New Elementary Principal

Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Josh Smith, photo courtesy of HLV Schools

At their most recent school board meeting, the Keota School District announced they had hired Josh Smith as the elementary principal and curriculum director.

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