Today’s Local News

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency Crews Called to House Fire in Washington

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:33 am


A firefighter works at a home in Washington early Monday after a resident reported smoke in the house. KCII News photo

Emergency crews responded to a home in Washington early Monday for a possible fire.

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Highland Board Takes Action to Secure Weightroom, Eliminate Liability

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am


The Highland School Board met August 14. Photo by Sam McIntosh.
Liability was discussed by the Highland School Board in regards to the high school weight room at their meeting August 14.

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Golf Cart on Kewash Results in Arrest

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:27 am


Steven M. Cole

A local man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being spotted with a golf cart on the Kewash Trail Saturday.

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Meningitis Vaccine Required, No Grace Period for 7th and 12th Grade Students

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:26 am

There is no grace period for seventh and 12th grade students needing the meningitis vaccine.

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Free English Classes in Washington, Register This Week

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am


Free English classes will be held this fall at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center.

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Kalona Sculpting Foundry Creates President Hoover Statue

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am


Doris Park and Steve Maxon with the clay mold of the Herbert Hoover statue they designed and built for Hoover Elementary School in West Branch. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

A bronze statue of President Hoover was unveiled in his hometown of West Branch this summer.

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Rain and Thunder Start the Week in Washington

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:23 am

Early morning thunderstorms rolled across the KCII-listening area to start the week.

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Two-Vehicle Wreck, Both Drivers Cited

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

Two vehicles collided in downtown Washington Friday night and both drivers received citations.

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Drought Conditions Force Alteration of ISU Extension Field Day

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:20 am

Intense drought conditions in southeast Iowa have forced ISU Extension to alter their field day planned for August 31 in Fairfield.

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Riverside City Council Receives Comments on Ella Street Issues

Posted: Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Riverside City Council met August 7. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Riverside City Council discussed citizens’ comments on the Ella Street project that was performed last year.

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Classes Resume Wednesday for Demons

Posted: Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The first school bell of the year will ring Wednesday for area students.

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Kansas Wildfire Relief Efforts Celebration this Sunday

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Members of Washington United Presbyterian Church traveled to Ashland, Kansas for their fence mission. Photo courtesy of Washington United Presbyterian Church.

Area farmers aided victims of the Kansas wildfires that devastated ranching communities last March.

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Emergency Communications Equipment Funding on Washington County Board of Supervisors Agenda

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Emergency communications equipment needs upgraded in Washington County.

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Driest Subsoil Conditions Since 2013

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The highest percentage of subsoil moisture in Iowa rated at very short since November of 2013 was seen last week.

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Walk for the Future to Support SIDS Foundation

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:24 am

In 2015, about 1,600 children died due to SIDS and a walk is being held in Washington to benefit the Iowa SIDS Foundation.

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Children Should Watch Out for Each Other When Traveling to School

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Children will be heading to school in the coming days, some of them for the first time.

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Dog Paddle Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Have a dog who loves to swim?

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City Readies for Marching Band and Football Season

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am

On Friday, Case Field will be full of excitement for the first football game of the year and performance by the Washington High School marching band at half time.

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Keota Farmer Re-elected to Iowa Soybean Association Board

Posted: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 6:20 am

A Keota farmer has been re-elected to the Iowa Soybean Association Board of Directors.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dr. Monie Hayes about free English as a second language (ESL) classes offered in Washington at the Kirkwood Regional Center.