Today's Local News

Record Amount of Prescription Pills Turned In

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:29 am

A record amount of unwanted medication was turned over to authorities in Washington over the weekend.

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Washington Council Invites YMCA to Table to Discuss Pool Management

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am


The Washington City Council meets in special session Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington City Council has questions for the YMCA in regards to the management of the outdoor pool.

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Staying Safe in a Quest for Candy, Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Halloween is a time for kids of all ages to don their costumes and hit the streets in their quest for bulging bags of candy, but Washington County Sheriff Deputy Jared Schneider reminds kids and families it’s important to remember to stay safe while Trick-or-Treating.

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Kalona Solar Array Installation Complete

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Earlier in October, the Farmers Electric Cooperative in Kalona started work on an addition to their solar panel array with the help of Iowa Wind and Solar.

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Warm Up Washington Brings in 75 Coats

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Coats are being handed out to area children and adults at the Washington Public Library.

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County Recycling Center Contract Drafted

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors and the City of Washington have each approved working with WEMIGA Waste for the Washington County Recycling Center.

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Crawfordsville Master Gardeners Help Provide Veggies to Food Pantries

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Photo courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach

A local research farm is donating produce to area food pantries.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Bob Yoder, who is on the ballot for the District 2 seat on the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Independent Stuart Yoder is also seeking the seat.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa program, we’re talking with Chuck Geertz about the English River Outfitters Haunted Trail.

City of Kalona Honored for Water Quality

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Kalona was recently honored as one of 63 Iowa communities to receive a Water Fluoridation Quality Award.

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Washington Council to Discuss Pool, Historic Preservation Commission

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:27 am

The pool contract between the City of Washington and the YMCA, as well as ordinance changes regarding the Historic Preservation Commission will be discussed at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Kirkwood Washington Regional Center Helps Area High School Students Save Money on Tuition

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Area high school students have saved over $1 million in tuition in 2014 and 2015 by taking concurrent credit courses at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center.

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Four-Season Cabins Receive High Praise from Visitors

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Lake Darling Four-Season Cabin; photo by Joe Cerwinske

The four-season cabins at Lake Darling opened in August, and according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth, there has yet to be a weekend when they haven’t been full.

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Recognize the Signs of Domestic Violence

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Red flags for domestic violence can include private or public humiliation, and isolation from family and friends.

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A Warm October

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Temperatures have been running warm this month.

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Prevent the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo

Iowa’s bow hunting season for deer is open and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is encouraging all hunters, landowners and farmers to keep an eye out for chronic wasting disease.

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English River Outfitters to Host Second Annual Haunted Trail

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

English River Outfitters is bringing back their Haunted Trail event for the second year this weekend.

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Break-in at St. James School and Church

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Some time between Friday night and Saturday morning, the St. James School and Church in Washington had a break-in.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Bob Yoder, who is seeking re-election for the District 2 seat on the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Stuart Yoder is also running for the position.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Nurse Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.