Today's Local News

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Renee Reichbach about the WACO Ultimate Warrior Challenge.

Ten Mid-Prairie Students Receieve FFA Degree

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Ten Mid-Prairie students were awarded Iowa FFA Degrees at the 88th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference.

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Iowa Legislature Adjourns

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa lawmakers adjourned the 2016 legislative session Friday, after one week of overtime.

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Washington Hosts Needed for RAGBRAI Participants

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Thousands of people will be coming to Washington for RAGBRAI on July 29th and the organizing committee is looking for host families.

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Tourism Conference Coming to Washington

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington will play host to a regional tourism conference this Wednesday.

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Full Agenda for Washington City Council

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

A full agenda awaits the Washington City Council at their meeting this evening.

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Donate Blood During National Trauma Awareness Month

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

A single car accident victim may need as many as 100 units of blood and each year there are 41 million emergency department visits in the United States, according to the National Trauma Institute, which is why the American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood during Trauma Awareness Month.

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4-H Students Step Up for Leadership Program

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:20 am


The 4-H Leadership Development team is a collection of 4-H members from 10 different 4-H clubs from across the county. The group includes (front row) Kitty Conway, Peyton Cuddeback, Clara Schmitz, Jenah Greiner, Gracie Greiner, and Frankie Johnson; (back row) Jacob Leonard, Luke Greiner, Cody Crawford, James Colbert, Jameson Bell, and David Hora. Contributed photo.

Twelve freshmen, sophomores and juniors from 10 different 4-H clubs are taking the next step in their 4-H journey with the start of Leadership Development.

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Add Native Plants to Home Landscapes

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo

There are a variety of native plants that can be added current plants to home landscapes in Iowa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News takes you to the Brinton Extravaganza held Sunday and the recognition from Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest continuously operating cinema in the world.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII news speaks with administrator of Washington County Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski about the importance of using sunscreen. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Brinton Extravaganza Celebrated at State Theater – Oldest Continuously Operating Cinema

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 am


Local historian Michael Zahs prepares ahead of the showing of some of the oldest moving pictures and magic lantern slides Sunday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart


Cale Rausch, an employee of the theater in period clothing, (right) directs attendees where to be seated Sunday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Sunday local historian Michael Zahs presented early moving pictures and magic lantern slides to a sold out crowd at the State Theater in downtown Washington, which is now, officially, the world’s oldest continuously operating cinema.

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Local Man Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:24 am


Bill Evans – contributed photo

A local man is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.  

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Washington’s Drug Take-Back Program Gathers 29 Pounds of Pills

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County residents cleaned out their medicine cabinets and safely got rid of expired and unwanted medication Saturday.

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WACO High School’s Hosting Ultimate Warrior Competition

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Nine high school boys from WACO Community Schools will take part in a Miss America type pageant next weekend.

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Port Louisa Spring Bird Festival This Weekend

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Area residents of all ages are invited to the Spring Bird Festival this weekend at the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Iowa Mennonite Students Attend State Conference

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Photo Courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

Five members of the Iowa Mennonite School Chapter of FFA attended the 88th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference.

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Washington Starts May with Rain

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington received over an inch of rain over the weekend. Saturday precipitation totals measured up to 82-hundredths of an inch, with another 18-hundredths of an inch on Sunday.

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Mini Grant Applications Now Available from WCRF

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Each summer the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awards $100,000 in grants and applications are now available. The mini grants have a one page application and it is catered to small non-profits who would like to do a special project. The maximum grant request is $2,000 and no matching funds are required to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. June 22nd and for a copy of the application form click here.

The large Riverboat Foundation grants will be presented May 18th.

HazMat, CAFO on Supervisors’ Agenda

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 6:21 am

HazMat services and a confinement feeding operation are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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