Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Johannah Vittetoe about her involvement in the Miss Iowa 2016 pageant and finishing as first runner-up.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Representative Tom Sands of District 88 in the Iowa House about his decision to not seek re-election.

Keota and Mid-Prairie End Sharing Agreement

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Keota schools are getting a new superintendent starting July 1st.

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Rising Temperatures Cause Road Buckling Concerns

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Road buckling is a common occurrence when summer temperatures rise.

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Washington County in Top Five for Organic Operations

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Organic operations in the United States grew by 71% since 2011 and in Iowa during the same time period the number increased by 47%.

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Vittetoe Named First Runner-Up for 2016 Miss Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Johannah Vittetoe – contributed photo

A 2013 Washington High School graduate was named first runner-up in the 2016 Miss Iowa Scholarship Program.

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“Getting Hitched” Display at Conger House

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Conger House Museum in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Wedding trends have changed over the decades and the Conger House Museum in Washington will have a display this weekend to show changing traditions from the 1840s to the 1970s.

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Iowa’s Crops Continue Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Dry, hot days created many suitable days for fieldwork in Iowa last week.

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Raspberries are Ripe for the Picking

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Berry picking is in season and Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson says the wild raspberries are starting to get ripe, so the best time to pick them is this week.

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Two Washington County 4-Hers Awarded Scholarships

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Maddie Hora of Washington County is pictured with Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation executive director. Contributed photo.

Two recipients of college scholarships from the Iowa 4-H Foundation are from Washington County.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with cast members of Shrek The Musical being performed by the Washington Community Theater.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Conservationist Katie Hammond about road cleaning in Louisa County.

Communications Committee to Discuss Personnel Recruitment and Retention

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:26 am

The communications committee is holding a work session this week to discuss personnel recruitment and retention for emergency dispatchers.

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Keota School Board Meeting Highlights

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Keota School Board met last Thursday, and several things were discussed.

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Four-Car Wreck in Construction Zone on Highway 1

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A multiple vehicle wreck happened Tuesday afternoon in the construction zone on Highway 1 in Washington County.

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Volunteers and Hosts Still Needed in Washington for RAGBRAI

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Private camping or home stays are still needed for about 500 of the 20,000 riders coming to Washington for RAGBRAI on July 29th.

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Park Ranger Position Created for Marr Park

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am

When the Washington County Conservation Board met, one of the items on the agenda was the creation of a new ranger position.

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Rain, Fog in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Two-tenths of an inch of rain fell in Washington Tuesday.

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Whoopee Days Offers Several Contests

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The 106th Annual Whoopee Days in Brighton is this weekend, and Saturday will feature a series of contests.

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Washington County Public Health to be Closed Friday

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am

A public office in Washington County will be closed this Friday.

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