Today’s Local News

Washington High School Homecoming Court Announced

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:27 am

The 2017 Washington Homecoming Court has been announced.

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Kalona City Hall to Be Closed Friday for Electrical Work

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Work is underway for the Kalona Community Center. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Kalona City Hall will be closed this Friday due to work on the new community center.

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Lock Vehicles, Burglaries Reported in Washington

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Tuesday three vehicles were broken into in Washington, bicycles were taken from a home, and a gun was stolen.

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Lead Soil Remediation Comes in $20K Under Estimate

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The water tower was taken down last September. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Lead that was found in the soil around the former water tower in Washington was recently safely removed and the cost for the work came in under budget.

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Central Park to be Crowded with Crafts Saturday

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Jewelry, refurbished furniture, clothing, soaps, candles, gifts, and more can all be found in Washington’s Central Park this Saturday.

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Welsh Storytelling and Singing in Columbus Junction this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Passersby may hear music swelling from the Salem Welsh Presbyterian Church this weekend as Welsh culture and heritage will be celebrated in Columbus Junction.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne about Saving Brinton, a documentary about local historian Michael Zahs’s efforts to share and preserve Frank and Indiana Brinton’s films. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie School Board Member Jim Hussey who is running for reelection.

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Johnson, Salazar to Not Seek Re-Election, Rosien Files for Mayor

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Council members (from left) Jaron Rosien, Millie Youngquist, and Mayor Sandra Johnson listen to a presentation at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Two people who serve on the Washington City Council announced they will not be seeking re-election.

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Enrollment Slightly Lower for Iowa Mennonite School

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Classes have begun for Iowa Mennonite School and the numbers are in for how many students are enrolled this year.

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Low Temperatures in Washington Monday

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The thermometer dropped below 50 degrees Monday, nearly tying the record low temperature in Washington for September 5th.

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Riverside Road Re-opened

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Image courtesy of Washington County Engineer’s Office.

After nearly two months of construction Riverside Road has re-opened to the public.

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Supervisors Unanimously Agree to Northland Securities Letter of Engagement

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington County is one step closer to having a new emergency communications system.

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Change Order to Well #6 Costs More than $60,000

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Well #6 for the City of Washington has been undergoing upgrades and repairs and a change order more than $60,000 was approved by the city council Tuesday.

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Lake Darling Pedestrian Bridge Installation Delayed

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Those looking forward to using a new pedestrian bridge at Lake Darling State Park will have to be patient.

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Mid-Prairie Math Students Experience New Seating Styles this Year

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:20 am


This fidget desk is being used in grade 6-12 math classrooms at Mid-Prairie. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Wobble stools, fidget desks, and rubber balls: what do these all have in common?

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne about Saving Brinton, a documentary about local historian Michael Zahs’s efforts to share and preserve Frank and Indiana Brinton’s films. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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

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Fairfield Film Student Selected for Iowa Public Television Program

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Fairfield filmmaker Graham Cooper shot his film “Atmanous” in his native state of Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Graham Cooper.

With credits such as Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, film director David Lynch is known for his surrealist style.

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Celebrate Those in Recovery in September During National Recovery Month

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:27 am

September is recognized nationally as a time to celebrate recovery while increasing awareness of those who endure mental and substance abuse disorders.

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