Today's Local News

County Supervisors to Discuss Staffing Changes

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Staffing changes in the sheriff’s office, communications office and for the county attorney will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ed Raber, director of Washington Economic Development Group, about price parity and Washington County. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Helen Dumont of the Dumont Museum in Sigourney about Train Days.

Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run Scheduled for Trial Next Week

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:28 am

A man is set to go to trial next week for an April incident of vehicular homicide and hit and run resulting in death.

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Iowa’s Beef Checkoff Reinstated

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:26 am


A cow is shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With 56% of the vote, Iowa’s beef checkoff referendum passed.

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Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The deadline to open enroll for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplace is December 15th.

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Brighton Man Arrested on Drug Charges, Following June Incident

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Andrew M. Pearcy

A Brighton man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday.

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See the KCII Big Red Radio at Hy-Vee and RePurpose It

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Steve Roth (right) hands donations to KCII General Manager Joe Nichols. These items were collected at the annual Jingle Bell Run held during Thanksgiving weekend. KCII photo

Donations of canned food, boxed pasta, tooth paste and more have been coming in to KCII for the 14th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Snow and Cold Temperatures Expected this Weekend in Washington

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am


National Weather Service and NOAA image

Snow flurries swirled around Washington Thursday and more snow is expected over the weekend.

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Mitten Tree Donations Due Monday at the Washington Library

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Scarves, hats, gloves and mittens are piling onto a special Christmas tree at the Washington Public Library.

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Dumont Museum’s Train Days Rolls into the Station this Weekend

Posted: Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The train display from the Dumont Museum lobby; photo courtesy of the Dumont Museum

The Dumont Museum in Sigourney is hosting its annual holiday tradition this weekend, and people are expected to come in droves for Train Days.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ed Raber, director of Washington Economic Development Group, about price parity and Washington County. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with WACO students Liz Birchfield, Tanner Conwell, and Dalton Diers, and junior robotics coach Paul Kissell about the LEGO League competition.

UPDATE: Fatal Wreck Near Lone Tree

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:30 am

An SUV and semi collided near Lone Tree Wednesday morning leaving one person dead and two people injured.

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Wapello Police Arrest Five, Crack Down on Curfew Violations

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Five people, including three minors, have been arrested recently in Wapello on charges stemming from vehicle thefts and an out of control party on Thanksgiving Day.

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WACO Junior Robotics Place 4th in LEGO League Competition

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The WACO Junior Robotics Team; photo courtesy of WACO Community Schools

The junior robotics team at WACO recently put their technical acumen to the test and placed fourth out of 28 schools in the LEGO League regional competition in Ottumwa.

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Casey’s Near Downtown Washington to Close

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Casey’s at 304 East Washington Street is set to close this month. Photo by KCII News – Sally Y. Hart.

While a new Casey’s General Store in Washington is being built another one will be closing.

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Only 7% of Washington’s Trees are Ash

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Arborist Andrew Dahl speaks at Washington’s City Council meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With the Emerald Ash Borer being found across Iowa, including in Washington County, the City of Washington had a tree survey conducted this fall.

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Washington County Attorney Applications Due Monday

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers’s last day with the county is December 23rd.

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Sigourney Installing New Tornado Sirens, Will Test Soon

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Sigourney is in the midst of installing a new tornado siren system, and they are hoping to have it tested by early next week.

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