Today's Local News

K9 Units From Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Fairfield Police Sweep Area High School

Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Two juveniles and one adult face charges after the Fairfield Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office used their K9 units to conduct a sweep of the Fairfield High School parking lot.

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Man Arrested in Brighton on Sexual Abuse Charges

Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am


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A man was arrested in Brighton late Wednesday night on sexual abuse charges.

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Have You Made Your Healthcare Decisions?

Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Saturday is the ninth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day to encourage all adults with decision making capacity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.

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Mid-Prairie Prom This Saturday 

Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Mid-Prairie School District is hosting their 2016 prom festivities Saturday, April 16th.

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Relay for Life Color Run at Marr Park Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington County’s Relay for Life annual 5k/10k run and walk will be a bit more colorful this weekend.

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Annual Cattle Show Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am


A cow is shown at the 2015 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

An annual cattle show is returning to the Washington County Fairgrounds this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Cheryl Valenta about an upcoming financial literacy fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Washington County Public Health nurse Lynn Fisher about ticks and lyme disease.

Washington School Budget Approved

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:26 am


The Washington Community School Board met in regular session Wednesday evening. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Fiscal Year 17 budget for Washington Community Schools was approved unanimously by the school board at their meeting Wednesday evening.

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Washington Students Learn About Safety at Mock Accident Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am


A mock car accident was held at Washington High School to teach students about the dangers of driving under the influence. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Sirens could be heard by Washington High School Wednesday morning where officials held a mock fatal car accident with a driver under the influence.

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Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A serious traffic stop occurred near Keota Wednesday afternoon that resulted in an arrest.

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Threat of Lyme Disease Returns with Warmer Temperatures

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The arrival of warmer weather in southeast Iowa brings back the threat of lyme disease.

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City of Kalona Discusses Water and Sewer Rates

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

At their most recent meeting the Kalona City Council discussed an increase to current water and sewer rates in the city.

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Work Continues Around Washington County Courthouse, McCreedy Building Closed

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Work on the Washington County Courthouse sewer separation project is ongoing.

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Financial Literacy Fair Needs Volunteers

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A program to teach area students about finances and making decisions in life is being held next week and more volunteers are needed.

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Keota School Board to Meet

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Keota Community Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session tonight.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with Michelle Redlinger, director of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, and Jodi Covington about the importance of volunteers.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Mike Nelson – golf course superintendent at Blue Top Ridge Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Telecommunicators Appreciated in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 6:26 am

There are 11 telecommunicators with a total 134 years of experience answering 911 calls in Washington County.

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Washington Students to Attend National Business Professionals of America Conference

Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Washington High School students took part in the Iowa State Leadership Conference in Des Moines earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Shelly Duwa.

Washington High School students will join 5,000 conference delegates and attend the Business Professionals of America 2016 National Leadership Conference next month.

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