Today's Local News

Highland Principal Retained

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am

One meeting just wasn’t enough for the Highland school board last week.

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Washington and Mid-Prairie Track Teams Add to Crew Going to State

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Washington and Mid-Prairie High School track teams added more names to the list of athletes advancing to the state track meet in Des Moines later this week.

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Beatty Setting Sights on Junior Worlds Competition

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington teenager Alijah Beatty rides around an embankment during a race earlier this year at the Olympic Training Center Velodrome in Colorado Springs, CO. Photo courtesy of Mark Beatty.

There are different styles of competitive cycling Washington teenager Alijah Beatty has tried over her career.

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Temperatures Fall Over the Weekend

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Temperatures across southeast Iowa fell over the weekend.

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Summer Food Service Program in Columbus

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Columbus Community Schools are doing their part to combat child hunger.

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Rain Garden Workshop

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

It’s been a rainy year so far, and Urban Conservationist Wayne Peterson wants to help people turn it to their advantage.

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Riverboat Foundation to Award Spring Grants Wednesday

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am

This Wednesday the Washington County Riverboat Foundation will award its spring grants to area non-profit agencies and cities.

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Women in Farming

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A free multi-session workshop is currently being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists, and any other women wanting to learn about agronomy in Washington and surrounding counties.

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Children to Receive Bikes During RAGBRAI

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Variety, the children’s charity will be awarding bikes, locks and helmets to underprivileged and at-risk children during RAGBRAI this year.

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Highland School Board Makes Budget Changes

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Highland School Board met Monday and Wednesday to discuss budget changes in an effort to save the school district $500,000.

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Bryson Block Building Undergoing Repairs

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Bryson Block Building on the west side of Washington’s square is undergoing structural work.

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Iowa Planting Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Corn and soybean planting in Iowa is ahead of the five-year average, according to the USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition report.

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FBI Agent From Washington to be Remembered Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Terry Anderson

An FBI agent, who was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School and served as a Marine durign WWII, will be remembered Sunday during a commemorative event in Washington.

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Keota City Council Meeting

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council is having a public meeting on Monday.

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Residents Encouraged to Register to Vote Early

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The primary election is quickly approaching and the Washington County Auditor is reminding area residents to pre-register to vote. The primary will be held June 7th and registering early prevents delays at polling places. Voter registration forms can be filled out at the auditor’s office in the Washington County Courthouse, or can be found online – click here.

Iowa law allows same day registration and voting for those who are able to provide proof of identity and residency. To cast a ballot in the primary, voters have to declare a party, they cannot be independent, and can either vote in the Democrat or Republican primary. Party affiliation can then be changed the next day if desired.

Cash Rent Prices Decline

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

For the third straight year, cash rent prices for Iowa farmland has declined.

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Washington Students Close to Making Wish Come True

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington middle school students are close to making a wish come true for a 6-year-old girl in town.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Margie Lasek about RAGBRAI housing.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Crooked Creek Christian Camp about their Color Me Fun Run.

Man Arrested After Hitting Juvenile on Bike with His Car

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Stanley Dale Rathmel

A girl riding her bicycle on North 4th Avenue in Washington was hit by a car Thursday evening.

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