Today’s Local News

House Fire in Riverside

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 7:47 pm

Four fire departments responded to an emergency call of a house fire Thursday afternoon.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington Schools Superintendent Willie Stone. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander about her theatre company that creates and tours dramatic performances focused on food, farming, and the larger rural environment. Two of Swander’s plays will be performed for free at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kalona Public Library.

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Two-Vehicle Collision in Washington, Both Drivers Cited

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:33 am

Traffic was blocked Wednesday afternoon for a two-vehicle collision in Washington.

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KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza Returns Tuesday

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:28 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza kicks off in just a few days.

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HERO Hosts Walk for Veteran Suicide Awareness this Saturday

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:28 am

Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day and during this National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month a local veterans organization is holding a walk to increase awareness.

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Disc Golf Course Doubles

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am

The disc golf course in Washington will soon be doubling in size.

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Kalona Hires Curtis for New Land Property Planning, Grant Writing

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The City of Kalona is in the planning phase of a potential housing development and flood mitigation efforts after a recent land purchase.

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Iowa’s Harvest Commences

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:24 am


USDA chart

Harvest is underway across the Hawkeye State.

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High West Nile Virus Rates in Iowa this Year

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:23 am


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Iowa is experiencing a high number of West Nile virus cases this year and three Iowans have died from it.

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Protect Your Pets, Don’t Leave Them in Hot Cars

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:23 am


Zena – Photo courtesy of PAWS and More

Temperatures this week have been unseasonably warm and during these hot days you’re reminded to take extra care of your pets.

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Prevent Falls this Fall

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:23 am

With the official start of the fall season this Saturday, the Iowa Department of Public Health is recognizing Falls Prevention Awareness Day the day before.

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Fund for Academic Excellence Continues Grant Program at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 6:20 am


Mid-Prairie School Board tries out robots September 10th. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Robots, portable art displays, and algebra tiles were just some of the topics presented during the 2017-2018 Mid-Prairie Fund for Academic Excellence grant presentation.

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BREAKING NEWS: Traffic Blocked at Two-Vehicle Collision in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 5:03 pm


Photo by Sam McIntosh

Traffic was blocked Wednesday afternoon for a two-vehicle collision in Washington.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington Schools Superintendent Willie Stone. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with teachers Brian Haymond and Tim Surine about the first ever Iowa high school aerospace engineering program happening at Highland High School. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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Trial for Burlington First-Degree-Murder Case in Washington Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 6:28 am


Jaron Purham

A jury trial for a man charged with first degree murder in the death of a Burlington teenager begins in Washington next week.

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Severe Thunderstorm Strikes Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 6:26 am


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A severe thunderstorm impacted Washington County Tuesday.

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Supervisors Set Public Hearing Date for Communications Facility Urban Renewal Area

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 6:25 am

With a unanimous vote the Washington County Board of Supervisors set a date for a public hearing regarding the proposed county communication’s building.

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Area Waterways Recede Within Banks

Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 6:25 am

After several weeks of continued precipitation and flooding, area rivers have made their way back to their banks.

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