Today's Local News

Wellman to have Trick-or-Treating and Harvest Party Monday

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Wellman will be having their city-wide trick-or-treating event Monday night from 5-7 p.m.

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HACAP Staff Celebrate Milestones

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Jean Potratz (left) and RenElla Crawford of HACAP – contributed photo

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, or HACAP, helps area residents in a variety of ways from veteran support to energy conservation or food and nutrition, and two Washington County employees were recently recognized. Julie Potratz and RenElla Crawford were presented their years of service awards at their annual all-staff meeting. Crawford works in housing stabilization with transitional housing in Washington County. Potratz has been with HACAP for 30 years and Crawford for 35 years.

Supervisors to Discuss Budget, Recycling Center

Posted: Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The county’s budget will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 1:01 pm


Fritz Conrad next to medals from his time in the service. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Fritz Conrad, a WWII veteran, about cheering on the Cubs in the World Series.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with tattoo artist Michelle Balhan from Velvet Lotus Tattoo in Iowa City about mastectomy tattoos.

Two Hogwild Winners Named on KCII

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 8:16 am

October is National Pork Month and the two winners of KCII’s Hogwild contest have been named.

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Local Law Enforcement and Zoologist Save Owl

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 6:29 am

A great horned owl has a local sheriff’s deputy and zoologist to thank for saving it after it was caught in a barbed wire fence near Riverside.

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How to Eat Halloween Candy Without Upsetting Your Dentist

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Traditionally Halloween is a battle between a kid’s desire for candy, and a parent’s desire for their child’s teeth to not fall out.

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Area Athletes Set to Run at State Cross Country Meet

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Washington, Mid-Prairie, Iowa Mennonite School, Keota and Winfield-Mt. Union are all sending runners to the state cross country meet this weekend.

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Flannery Selected for Top Oboe Spot in All-State District

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

Washington has two instrumentalists who stood out to judges during the recent All-State Music Festival auditions.

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Cobras and Eagles Rekindle Rivalry in Playoff Action

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

The Sigourney-Keota Cobras face off tonight against the Pella Christian Eagles in the first round of the Class 1A football playoffs.

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Car and Semi Collide on Riverside Road

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A car and semi collided on Riverside Road Wednesday evening.

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Kalona City-Wide Trick-or-Treating Accompanies Night of Fun and Games

Posted: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Kalona is having their city-wide trick-or-treating festivities on Halloween, accompanied by a free kids’ event at the community center.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

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

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Public Health Administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski about the Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplace. This is part two of a two part interview.

Tattoos Becoming a New Option for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 6:28 am

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming to a close, it’s important to focus not only on the disease, but those who have survived.

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Two Area Musicians Selected for All-State Festival

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

High school musicians from all around Iowa auditioned at several locations on Saturday, for the chance to be among the few selected for the All-State Music Festival, and two area students are among those chosen.

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Bishop to Visit St. James Tomorrow

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

St. James School in Washington will have a special visitor Friday.

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Washington’s Historic Preservation Commission Talks Landmarks, Demolition Review with City Council

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


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

City staff is working to collect historic preservation ordinances from other towns for the Washington City Council to review before considering a demolition review or local landmark designation.

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Rainfalls in Washington County Over One Inch

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Rain and thunderstorms rolled across southeast Iowa Wednesday.

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