Today's Local News

Washington Airport Receives $223,000 Grant

Posted: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Planes are parked at the Washington Municipal Airport. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington Municipal Airport is receiving a grant for $223,674 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration grant program.

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Free Celtic Concert Coming to Washington for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Photo courtesy of the Washington Free Public Library.

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated at the Washington Public Library Thursday with a special concert.

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Mild Winter Helps County Engineer’s Budget

Posted: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

This year’s relatively mild winter and few snowfalls has resulted in considerable savings for the Washington County Engineer’s Office Budget.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Covers Thunderstorm Warning

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to a thunderstorm warning in southern Washington County, and other portions of southeast Iowa this evening at 6:05 p.m.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with local historian Michael Zahs about Dublin, Iowa, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Nancy Adrian about Brighton Whoopee Days preparations.

Teenagers Face Drug Charges After Traffic Stop Near Ainsworth

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Two 17-year-olds faces multiple charges after a traffic stop at Highway 92 and Vine Avenue, near Ainsworth Monday night.

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Magic Lantern Slides Featured Friday in Ainsworth

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Zahs speaks before a Brinton presentation in Ainsworth in 2015. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A form of entertainment that was popular centuries ago will be featured by local historian Michael Zahs at the Ainsworth Opera House this week.

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RAGBRAI Set to Go Through Columbus Junction, Fredonia and Letts

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Image courtesy of RAGBRAI

Since 1973 bicyclists from all over the world have flocked to Iowa for RAGBRAI.

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Shepherd, Miller File Candidate Papers

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Two more Republicans have filed paperwork to be on the ballot for the June primary in Washington County.

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Iowa Tax Coupling Bill to Be Debated

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Legislation providing thousands of dollars in tax relief for Iowans could be debated on the floor of the legislature as early as today.

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Know When to Prepare Flower Beds

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With spring around the corner, those planning flower gardens are anxious to get outside and get to work.

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Nuisance Codes, Street Sweeper Repairs and More on Washington City Council’s Agenda

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Seven chapters of city code will have amendments considered at tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Washington Football Field to get Facelift

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am


The Washington Demons play on Case Field in September. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A field maintenance plan for Case Field was approved by the Washington School Board at their recent meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with co-directors Jennifer Wagner and Chris Hanson about the upcoming Washington Community Theater show Shrek the Musical. This is part two of a two-part interview. Auditions are being held March 14, 15, 21, and 22.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Andy Roach, park ranger at Lake Darling State Park. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Rollover Wreck Near Wellman Sunday

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:26 am

A vehicle came to rest on its top after wrecking in the 1500 block of Ginkgo Avenue Sunday afternoon.

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Work Continues on Washington Auditorium Construction

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:24 am


A view of where the stage will be taken from the top row of seating. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Cement has been poured, walls are up and electrical and plumbing is being installed in the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.

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Human Trafficking Happens in Washington County, Awareness Event Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

An awareness presentation about human trafficking will be held in Washington tomorrow.

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Drive Safely This St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

One of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the roadways is happening this week.

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