Today’s Local News

Dry Start to September, Soil Very Short on Moisture

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Areas of southeast and south central Iowa have been in a severe drought for five consecutive weeks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Henry County Selects Construction Manager for New Law Enforcement Center

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Henry County is in the initial phases of planning for a new law enforcement center and jail.

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Washington Neighborhood and National Register of Historic Places to be Discussed Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A potential historic district in the City of Washington includes 148 properties and a meeting about listing the West Side Residential Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places is being held Tuesday.

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Washington Council Looks to Limit Fireworks Use to Three Days Per Year

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The first reading of an amendment to the City of Washington’s fireworks code reducing the days of permitted use to three per year was approved at the recent council meeting.

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Iowa Mennonite School to Host Informational College Night

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Though commencement is eight months away, now is the time for seniors to start thinking of their post-graduation plans.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Hillcrest Family Services Program Director Chris Betsworth.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Denise Chittick who is running for the Mid-Prairie School Board.

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Kalona City Council Awards Contract for Salverson Creek Restoration

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Kalona City Council met September 5. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The City of Kalona will be undergoing its Salverson Creek restoration project this month.

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Drought Conditions Continue, Washington County Abnormally Dry

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Drought conditions continue with about half of Iowa abnormally dry.

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Local Resources Available for Suicide Prevention

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:26 am

There were nearly twice as many suicides in the U.S. as homicides, claiming the lives of more than 44,000 people in 2015.

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Record Low Temperatures Tied This Week

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Crisp, fall air has moved into Washington County this week and low temperatures have been near record lows.

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Driver Evades Authorities in High-Speed Chase Near Wellman

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Map created by Google Maps.

A high-speed chase occurred near Wellman early Thursday morning.

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Southeast Iowa Corn and Soybeans Close to State Rate of Progress

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s corn crop is about eight days behind last year and three days behind average.

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A Look Back at This Year’s Tornadoes

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The National Weather Service has taken a look back at the storms so far this year, particularly all of the tornadoes, two of which were in Washington County.

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Winfield-Mt. Union Homecoming Game Tonight

Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves face off against the Cardinal Comets in tonight’s homecoming football game.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sandy Durbala with Prelude Behavioral Services about recognizing Recovery Month.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Jodi Meader who is seeking reelection to the Mid-Prairie School Board.

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UPDATE: Iowa Man Shot to Death at I-80 Truck Stop in Iowa County

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 9:29 am


Mariana T. Lesnic

In the early morning hours Wednesday, a 60-year-old Monroe man was killed at a truck stop in Iowa County.

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Man Shot to Death at I-80 Truck Stop in Iowa County

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Mariana T. Tesnic

In the early morning hours Wednesday, a man was killed at a truck stop in Iowa County.

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Washington County Couple Receives Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award to Rob and Jean Stout at the West Chester Heritage Building. Photo by Sam McIntosh.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented an award to a Washington County couple Wednesday.

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