Today's Local News

County to Allocate $17,000 to Employees for Overtime

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:24 am

After a review by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and the United States Department of Labor, the Communications Commission has approved $17,178.84 in compensation to 13 current and past employees.

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Man Injured by Gunshot While Checking Traps

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:23 am

An area man was accidentally injured over the weekend by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Low-cost Spay, Neuter Program Serving Thousands

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A low-cost spay and neuter clinic is available for all of Eastern Iowa for cats, dogs and rabbits has a shuttle from Washington.

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Christmas Music Magazines Begin Saturday on KCII

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:22 am

KCII is continuing a holiday tradition this weekend.

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USPS Expecting Busiest Mailing Day of the Year

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Today is the United States Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year for cards, letters and packages.

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Kalona Council to Consider Habitat or Humanity Building Permit Fees

Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Kalona City Council will discuss building permit fees for a Habitat for Humanity project at tonight’s meeting.

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Take Safety Precautions to Avoid House Fires

Posted: Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Half of all home heating fires occur during winter, during the months of December, January and February.

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Kalona Council to Consider Habitat or Humanity Building Permit Fees

Posted: Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The Kalona City Council will discuss building permit fees for a Habitat for Humanity project at tomorrow’s meeting.

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No Action Taken by RUSS Board on Exit Agreement

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:24 am

The Regional Utility Service Systems, or RUSS, board met Wednesday and no action regarding the exit of Washington, Mahaska and Wapello counties was taken.

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Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Henry County School

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A bomb threat written on a bathroom wall at Mount Pleasant High School was investigated Friday morning.

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Open House to Help Animals Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow the annual PAWS and More Holiday Open House will be held.

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Warm Temperatures Expected Throughout the Weekend

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The overnight temperatures in Washington this month have been nearly three degrees above normal at about 21 degrees according to the National Weather Service.

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Ainsworth Fire Holding Annual Fundraiser

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

An annual event that brings the Ainsworth community together, and helps those who protect it, is being held this evening.

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Proper Care for Poinsettias

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo.

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are providing tips for care for the popular holiday flowers – poinsettias.

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Superintendent Search at Washington Continues

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Washington Community School Board approved the list of those who will interview the finalists for the district’s superintendent search.

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Local Schools Holding Christmas Concerts

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Two local schools will present their Christmas themed concerts this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, Director of PAWS and More Animal Shelter, about their open holiday house this weekend.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by superintendent of Mid-Prairie School District, Mark Scheider, to go over a few of the topics discussed at this week’s school board meeting.

UPDATE: West Chester Considering Open Carry Zones

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:35 am

The City of West Chester is considering an ordinance establishing open carry zones for weapons, which would prohibit open carrying of weapons on the city’s property.

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New Summer School Program Partners with YMCA

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am


The Washington School District is partnering with the YMCA to encourage elementary students to attend summer school if the student shows a substantial deficiency in reading.

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