Today’s Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with local historian Michael Zahs with an update on Saving Brinton, the documentary that features Zahs and the journey to restore and recognize the early films once owned by the Brintons in Washington. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Winfield farmer John Wittrig about the historic easement he created with the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) permanently protecting his 130 acre farm for sustainable food production.

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University of Iowa Implements Graduate Research Program at Kalona Public Library

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:28 am

From lumber yard logs to family scrapbooks, the Kalona Public Library and Historical Village is working with the University of Iowa School of Library & Information Sciences (SLIS) to archive Kalona’s history.

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Workplace Learning Connection Sees Increase in Services, Requesting Increase in Funding

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Following an increase in services and uncertain state funding the Workplace Learning Connection is asking for an increase in their budget request from their seven county boards of supervisors.

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Big Red Radio to Visit Hospice Compassus Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The KCII Big Red Radio will be in Washington Thursday for the next stop on the 15th annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Holiday Concert for Children in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The annual Holiday Concert for Children will be held in Washington Thursday.

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ACA Open Enrollment Period Ends Friday

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The open period for Iowans to enroll in a health insurance plan ends this Friday.

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Washington’s Leaf Vacuum Wrapping Up Clean Up Friday

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Due to the late leaf drop, the City of Washington’s leaf vacuum has continued operating into December, but it will end for the season this Friday.

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Riverboat Foundation Approves Six Grant Extensions

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Six grant extensions were approved at the recent Washington County Riverboat Foundation board meeting.

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Mid-Prairie Music Walks the Trapeze at Seventh and Eighth Grade Winter Concert

Posted: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Seasonal tunes will get a circus twist at this year’s Mid-Prairie seventh and eighth grade winter concert.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with administrator of Washington County Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski about Washington 150, a new initiative to promote walking in Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Highland Interim Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen about the $60,000 Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant Highland received for its aerospace engineering curriculum.

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Williamsburg Man Breaks into Home, Charged with Attempt to Commit Murder

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Bryan Arthur Grout

A Williamsburg man has been charged with attempt to commit murder after a stabbing early Saturday morning.

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Sounds of the Season Return to KCII

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Listen to KCII for the sounds of the season with the first nine-hour music segment this weekend.

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Consider a Pet’s Personality Over their Breed

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Toby Jo – Photo courtesy of PAWS and More

Time, cost, and personality are all things to keep in mind before adopting a pet for the holidays.

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Fireworks in Washington Allowed on New Year’s Eve

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

While some towns in Iowa now allow fireworks use in December through the New Year, Washington does not.

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Highland to Offer First Aerospace Engineering Curriculum in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Highland students and administration accept $60,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation December 6. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Highland High School will be the first in the state of Iowa to offer a four-year aerospace engineering program beginning next fall.

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Washington 150 Aims to Increase Physical Activity of Local Residents

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A new initiative called Washington 150 is working to increase the physical activity of residents of Washington by increasing how much each person walks.

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Woman Arrested in Illinois on Washington County Warrant

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A woman was arrested in Illinois on a Washington County warrant for multiple charges including animal neglect and drug charges.

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Wellman City Council Discusses Nuisance Property Issue

Posted: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Monitoring nuisance properties is being seen as a challenge for the City of Wellman.

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