Today's Local News

Team Working to Improve Monarch Habitat

Posted: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Riders on RAGBRAI this week will be helping with an initiative to improve monarch butterflies’ breeding habitat.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ron See with the Washington Police Department about preparing for RAGBRAI.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson about upcoming conservation projects.

UPDATE: Two Die in Packwood, Found with Gunshot Wounds

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Authorities have announced that the two deaths in Packwood Monday were the result of a husband shooting his wife and then himself.

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Two Die in Packwood, Found with Gunshot Wounds

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:30 am

Authorities are investigating after deputies found two, unresponsive adults with gunshot wounds in a home in Packwood Monday.

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Kalona Bakery Continues Efforts to Reopen

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:28 am

On June 25th, the Kalona Bakery was affected by a fire that has kept them closed since.

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Plans in Place for RAGBRAI in Case of Inclement Weather

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Campsites, shuttle stops, showers, lodging, entertainment spots and shelters have all been identified in Washington for RAGBRAI this Friday and Saturday.

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Brinton Films Return to Ainsworth for 20th Film Festival

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Films that once belonged to a Washington couple at the turn of the century will be shown in Washington County this weekend.

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How RAGBRAI Riders Can Stay Safe

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:25 am

With RAGBRAI in full swing, it’s important for the riders taking part to make sure they’re doing everything they can to stay safe.

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Washington County Represented on Iowa 4-H Youth Council

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Council members from southeast Iowa, from left to right: front row — Emily Hora, Washington County; second row — John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, 4-H Youth Development program leader, Renee Kerr, Muscatine County, Kylie Holubar, Johnson County; Megan Nemec, Johnson County; third row — Joy Westercamp, Van Buren County. Not pictured: Jack Carter, Washington County, and Kristen Twinam, Washington County. – contributed photo

Washington County is represented on the 42-member Iowa 4-H Youth Council.

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More Than 150 Have Early Voted in YMCA Bond Special Election

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Over 150 Washington residents have already cast their votes in the special election regarding bonds for a new YMCA.

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IMS Holding Drama Camp Featuring Old Creamery Theater

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Mennonite School is holding a drama camp next week, which will be run once again by the Old Creamery Theater Company.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amy Green, 4-H and youth coordinator of Washington County, about the 2016 Washington County Fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Columbus Junction Community Development Center Director Mallory Smith about the new Burmese community garden.

Prepare for RAGBRAI, Keep Safety in Mind

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:29 am

RAGBRAI will be cycling into Washington Friday and with the event will be about 10,000 cyclists, plus support crews coming to town.

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Kalona Chamber Hires Interim Director

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce once again has a new director, after the recent departure of Jacob Lampe.

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High Weekend Temperatures Observed

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Temperatures rose to 91 degrees over the weekend and heat warnings were issued by the National Weather Service.

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Columbus Junction Creating a Burmese Community Garden

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Columbus Junction is in the planning phase for a new Burmese community garden.

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Washington County Fair Ends, Students Look Ahead to State Fair

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Projects shown at the 2016 Washington County Fair that have been selected to advance to state. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

With the 2016 Washington County Fair in the books, some area 4-H’ers are preparing their projects for the state fair.

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One Arrested After Rollover Wreck

Posted: Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

One person was arrested early Sunday morning after a rollover wreck on Highway 1, near Brighton.

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