Today's Local News

Kalona Business Hoping to Increase Organic Dairy Supply

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am

As demand for organic milk grows, a Kalona business is attempting to use crowd funding to increase their production.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with director Don Hughes about the upcoming Washington Community Theater production of 70, Girls, 70.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, the second half of our conversation with Ed Malloy, mayor of Fairfield, regarding his city’s certification as a Blue Zone Community.

Master Matrix Discussed, No Action Taken

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The master matrix was discussed at yesterday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Simulation Focuses on Consequences of Distracted Driving

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Keota and Mid-Prairie high school students now have a better understanding of the consequences associated with distracted driving.

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How Do You Volunteer?

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington area is rich in volunteers.

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Great River Road Bike Lane in the Works

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Construction of a 16 mile bike lane in Louisa County will begin later this year.

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Season Begins for Amish Countryside Tours

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Tours of the Amish community outside of Kalona are now available on a regular basis.

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Local Children’s Artwork on Display

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Sonya Love-Smith preschool teacher from St. James School, and Abby Charlier from Stewart Elementary, are preparing for an art show at the Washington Public Library. Contributed photo.

Handprints and flowers are some of the subjects that can be seen on display at the Washington Public Library.

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Washington YMCA Pool Remains Closed

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington YMCA’s pool is closed for repairs and maintenance.

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File Taxes Today

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Today is the final day to file timely returns for taxes.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Robert Nichols and Ben Urick about a free wellness clinic in Washington Saturday, 4/18, at the public library from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the second part of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Fairfield’s recent certification as a Blue Zone Community, what it took to receive the designation, and what’s next for the city with Mayor Ed Malloy.

Telecommunicators Recognized this Week

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Contributed photo.

Could you answer your work phone each time it rings not knowing if it is a call for a vehicle unlock or for a fatal car accident?

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Fairfield Named Blue Zone Community

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The City of Fairfield is now a Blue Zone Community.

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Tax Filing Deadline Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Tomorrow is the last day to file timely tax returns.

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Increase in Activity at Community Center Attributed to YMCA Partnership

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The partnership between the City of Kalona and YMCA of Washington County is going well.

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Kirkwood Names Washington County Outstanding Student

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo. Pictured from left – Tera Pickens, Kierstan Peck, Joey Beam, Amy Schneider and Angela Fritz.

The Kirkwood Washington Regional Center has selected its outstanding student.

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Act Now to Prevent Crabgrass

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:21 am

People are tuning up lawn mowers, planting flowers and preparing yards for spring.

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Rivers Well Below Flood Stage

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 6:21 am

While the rain totals for the first two weeks of April is above the normal amount, area river levels remain well below flood stage.

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