Today's Local News

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.

Happy Birthday, Captain Kirk!

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am


A float from Trek Fest. KCII News file photo

Today is the future birthday of Captain James T. Kirk.

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Washington’s Annual Dinner Held, Awards Presented

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am


Photo by Joe Nichols.

The Washington Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Washington and Washington Economic Development Group held their annual dinner Monday evening and presented awards to individuals and businesses in the community.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Underway

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Severe weather awareness week is being observed in Iowa this week.

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RAGBRAI, Municipal Building, Sewers on Washington Council Agenda

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

RAGBRAI, sewers and the municipal building will be discussed at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Hogg Visits Washington

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am


Rob Hogg, who is seeking the Democratic nomination, for U.S. Senate speaks at the Mills Seed Building in downtown Washington Friday. (Photo courtesy of Terry Philips)

A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate visited Washington recently.

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Auditions for Shrek the Musical Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Tonight is the final chance to audition for the Washington Community Theater’s spring production of Shrek the Musical.

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Teenager Injured in Louisa County Car Wreck

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am


Image created with Google Maps.

A teenage-driver was transported by ambulance to Trinity Muscatine hospital Sunday afternoon.

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English River Watershed Continues Nitrate Reduction Practices

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

An effort to reduce soil nitrates from entering the Mississippi River continues to be the goal of the English River Watershed.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 21st, 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 one of a two-part interview.