Today's Local News

Offices to Close for New Year’s Day

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Many offices and businesses will be closed Friday for New Year’s Day.

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Flu Activity Low in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s influenza activity remains low at this time with 0.12 percent of outpatient visits due to influenza-like illness.

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House to Be Demolished by Area School

Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 6:20 am

The Keota School Board has moved forward with a plan to demolish a property it purchased in October.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Suzan Erem about SILT, the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa I am joined by Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius.

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Washington County Digs Out After Snowstorm

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:25 am

Forty-eight hours, that was the goal for Washington County road crews to have all roads clear after this latest snow and ice storm event.

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Supervisors Consider Sharing Director of Mental Health and Disability Services

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:24 am


Bobbie Wulf (right) shows figures to Supervisor Richard Young while Supervisor Abe Miller looks at documents. Photo by Sally Hart.

A proposal for Washington and Louisa counties to share mental health and disability services is being considered.

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Safety is Key When Ice Fishing

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am

As weather in Southeast Iowa turns colder many anglers in the area have begun to look forward to ice fishing.

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First Female Iowa National Guard Combat Engineer Enlists

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Megan Reaska, the first female Combat Engineer to enlist in the Iowa National Guard, at her swearing-in ceremony at the Military Entrance Processing Station, Camp Dodge in Johnston. With Reaska is her recruiter, Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Keeler from Iowa City. Submitted photo.

The first female to enlist as a combat engineer with the Iowa National Guard is a former resident of Washington.

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Cold Temperatures Expected

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Winds blow decorations in downtown Washington earlier this week. Photo by Sally Hart.

Prepare for cold temperatures over the next few days.

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Big Red Radio Continues on Food Drive

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The KCII Big Red Radio continues to make stops on the 13th annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Endowment Established for Friends of Lake Darling

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Two local organizations worked together to set up an endowment for Friends of Lake Darling.

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Kalona Woman Wins Rose Bowl Trip

Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Iowa Hawkeyes fans are continuing to get excited about the Rose Bowl game and a Kalona resident has won a trip to the big game.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Lisa and Don Hughes about their association with the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa I am joined by the members of the Iowa Mennonite School Pep Band.

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Snow Hits Washington

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 6:28 am

Sleet, wind, and snow swept across eastern Iowa Monday during a winter storm.

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Local 4-H Council Hosts Blood Drive

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 6:25 am

Due to the winter storm, blood donors are needed.

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Take Extra Care of Pets During Winter Weather

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 6:25 am

Pet owners are reminded to take extra care of pets during winter weather conditions.

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Numerous Wrecks Reported During Winter Storm

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Many vehicles slid into ditches Monday across Washington County during the winter storm.

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KCII Continues Food Drive

Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The 13th annual KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive continues this week.

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