Today's Local News

Washington County Conservation Joins WEDG to Help Steer Master Trail Plan

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Ed Raber, Director of the Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG), attended the January meeting of the Washington County Conservation Board to discuss the master plan for the trails of Washington County, and the board’s role therein.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Girl Scouts Caitlin Kroll and Natalie Prochaska about cookie sales, as well as interim service unit director for Washington County Tricia Kroll . This is part two of a two part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Riverside boy scout Nathan Butler about his Eagle Scout project. This is part one of a two part interview.

Ice Covers Area Roads, Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Main Street in downtown Washington was covered with ice at 6 a.m. Monday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Sunday into Monday morning (9 a.m.) for ice accumulations in Washington County.

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Area Schools Honor the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Martin Luther King, Jr.; photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Today marks the day we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the famous civil rights leader who fought for equality 50 years ago.

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Stranger Danger Should be Discussed by Parents with Children

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Last week in Washington the police were informed of an elementary student who was approached by a stranger, claiming he’d been sent by the child’s parents to pick the child up – following that report schools in Washington are talking to their students about safety.

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Keota Continues Tradition of Basketball Homecoming this Week

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Keota High School Homecoming Court; Back Row (L-R): Mallory Woltering (#1 Eagle Fan Escort), Jace Uphold, Cole Stout, Anthony Campbell, Avery Conrad, Jacob Wickenkamp (#1 Eagle Fan Escort); Front Row (L-R): Bianca Cardona, Raigan Sprouse, Baylei McClelland, and Erin Chalupa; photo courtesy of Keota High School

Whether you look at it as the last celebration of the year or the first, Keota is continuing their tradition of January homecoming this week.

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Five Washington Students Chosen for SEIBA

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Five Washington band students have been chosen for a select group.

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Washington Council to Discuss South 15th Ave. Subdivision Project

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:24 am

An engineering agreement for the South 15th Avenue street and subdivision project will be considered at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Remember to Clear Sidewalks of Ice

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Remember to clear sidewalks not only of snow, but also of ice.

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Washington County Conservation Hosting Annual Ice Fishing Clinic

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Bluegills in Marr Park, photographed with an underwater camera; photo courtesy of Washington County Conservation

Washington County Conservation is hoping for cold weather this week, as they prepare for their annual ice fishing clinic at Marr Park.

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Wellman Appoints New City Council Member

Posted: Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 6:28 am

After Jared Schneider was elected Washington County Sheriff, his seat on the Wellman City Council needed to be filled.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Many offices will be closed tomorrow in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Keota Hires New Special Education Teacher

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Keota School District recently hired a new special education teacher for the elementary school.

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Ice Expected Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Sleet, freezing rain and ice are in the forecast for the area Sunday.

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PAWS and More Sees Increase in Animals in 2016

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Find these animals and more looking for their forever homes. Images courtesy of PAWS & More

PAWS & More in Washington saw an increase in animal intake in 2016 with 799 animals being received.

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Soybean Harvest in 2016 Breaks Records

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Soybean harvests in Iowa and across the U.S. in 2016 broke records set the previous year.

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Washington County Conservation to Improve Clemons Creek Shooting Range

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Clemons Creek shooting range is getting a makeover this year, thanks to contributions from area law enforcement and the work of Park Ranger Mark Even.

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Local Legislator and Principal Recognized for Work Against Human Trafficking

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am


From right, Kevin Kinney, Brad Fox and Gov. Terry Branstad stand together after being presented awards for work to combat human trafficking in Iowa. Contributed photo

This month in Iowa has been designated as Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month by Governor Terry Branstad and work against a multistate sex trafficking ring was recognized recently at the Iowa Statehouse.

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Mid-Prairie Finalizes Easement Agreement with Wellman Golf Course

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Wellman Elementary; photo courtesy of the Mid-Prairie School District

The Mid-Prairie School District and Wellman Golf Course recently made official an easement agreement that allowed the school to create a path from Wellman Elementary to Sunrise Daycare.

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