Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mike Kramme and Washington Mayor Sandra Johnson about the recent assessment conducted on the gates and shelter at Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider about the most recent Mid-Prairie School Board meeting.

Mid-Prairie Narrows Down Elementary Class Size Options

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:28 am



At the most recent Mid-Prairie School Board meeting, the topic of equalizing elementary class sizes was discussed for nearly three hours during a public forum.

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Rollover Wreck Southeast of Washington

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:27 am

No injuries were reported in a rollover wreck southeast of Washington Wednesday afternoon.

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Local Donations Continue to Come in for Kansas Farmers

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:27 am


Many cattle died in the wildfires in Kansas earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Carol Horning.

Two local women have been organizing, collecting, and transporting fencing, feed, milk replacement and more to farmers in Kansas who are recovering from devastating wildfires.

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Kalona Solar Array No Longer Iowa’s Largest

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Warren McKenna at the Farmer’s Electric Cooperative’s solar array; photo courtesy of FEC

In October, the Farmer’s Electric Cooperative near Kalona added 2,880 new solar panels to their existing solar array, which made it the largest solar installation in Iowa.

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First Women in Agriculture Conference in Washington Saturday

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Farmer and author Jolene Brown of West Branch and Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture, will be speaking in Washington Saturday.

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Ag Industry Contributes nearly 3,400 Jobs Locally

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Of the nearly 12,000 jobs in Washington County about 28.4% employed in Washington County are agriculture and ag related industries.

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Mushroom Hunting Season May Arrive Sooner than Normal

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:22 am


Morel mushrooms in the forest; photo courtesy of Wikimedia

With a mild winter and early spring, the season to start hunting for morel mushrooms could be here sooner than normal.

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A Late Freeze Can Harm Fruit Tree Production

Posted: Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 6:20 am

It is officially spring on the calendar, but freezing temperatures are still lingering as they were overnight Tuesday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mary Patterson, Bethany Jordan and Mike Kramme about the recent assessment conducted on the gates and shelter at Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about the most recent Highland School Board meeting.

Local Company to Buy Former Library, House Offices Downtown

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:29 am


The former library building is where the Washington City Council Chambers are currently held, the building will soon house offices for Greiner Buildings, Inc. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A local company has come forward and the former Washington Public Library building is no longer on the market.

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Heisdorffer and ASA Lobbying on Behalf of Iowa Soybean Farmers

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

There’s a lot going on in Washington, D.C. regarding trade agreements, and one Keota farmer is in a unique position to fight on behalf of his fellow soybean farmers.

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Final Day of Washington’s Spring Break

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Today is the final day for spring break for students in the Washington School District.

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Highland Tables Bus Purchase as New Option Arrives

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

At the most recent Highland School Board meeting, they were expected to look at bids and approve the purchase of a new diesel school bus for the coming year.

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Supervisors Award Contract for Road Line Painting

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

With four bids received, the Washington County Board of Supervisors awarded a contract to Vogel Traffic Services at $13.75 per gallon.

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Happy Birthday, Kirk! Now How Old Are You, Really?

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am


The monument in Riverside declaring Kirk’s birth year as 2228; photo courtesy of the Riverside Area Community Club

Star Trek fans know two things for certain about the future: that Captain James Tiberius Kirk will be born in Riverside, Iowa, and it will happen on March 22nd.

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Nominations for 4-H Hall of Fame Now Being Accepted

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Each year during the Iowa State Fair individuals and couples are inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.

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Temperatures Slightly Above Normal First Three Weeks of March

Posted: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 6:21 am

While temperatures dipped down to freezing overnight Tuesday, they’re expected to rise to a high of 71 degrees in Washington Friday afternoon.

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