Today’s Local News

Learn About Cost-Saving Practices and Research at Local Dairy Day

Posted: Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 6:24 am


Photo courtesy of ISU Extension and Outreach.

Local dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2018 Dairy Day hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists.

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Kalona Reminding Businesses and Residents of Snow Ordinance

Posted: Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 6:20 am

As southeast Iowa has received measurable snowfall, the City of Kalona wants to remind residents of its snow ordinance.

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Elected Officials and County Employees’ Compensation to be Considered by Supervisors Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Compensation for elected officials and for county employees will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Highland Making Lone Tree Superintendent Sharing Decision Monday

Posted: Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The Highland School Board will decide whether to share the superintendent with Lone Tree at Monday’s meeting.

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Bluegills and Black Crappies to Be Caught at Lake Darling

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:28 am

There are a variety of fish to be caught as ice anglers head out to area lakes this winter.

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KCII Christmas Cash Call Winner to be Announced Friday

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Listen to KCII Friday to hear who becomes $1,000 richer by winning the KCII Caring Christmas Cash Call.

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One Person Taken to WCHC After Wreck in Washington

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:25 am

One person was taken by ambulance from a two-vehicle wreck in Washington Thursday morning.

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Vehicle Goes Into Ditch Along Wayland Road

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:24 am

A car went into the ditch and into some trees along Wayland Road Thursday afternoon.

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Mid-Prairie West Elementary Purchasing Robots

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie Elementary students will soon be using robots in school.

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Build a Fort at the Washington Public Library

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Building forts, fiber arts, concerts, and writing workshops are all on the schedule this month at the Washington Public Library.

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Advice for Caring for House Plants During Winter

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:21 am


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Special care may be needed for some houseplants to keep them growing and vibrant during winters in Iowa.

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Ventilated Air Needed While Heating Swine this Winter

Posted: Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 6:20 am

Local swine producers may be working to keep their hogs warm this winter in barns, but they need to be mindful of other health dangers in the generated heat.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with State Climatologist Harry Hillaker about the record cold.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with State Senator Rich Taylor (D) of District 42 about the legislative session beginning January 8.

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Public Employees’ Pension in Question for Legislative Session

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:28 am

The 2018 state legislative session begins Monday and one issue in question is public employees’ pension.

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State Climatologist Discusses Record Cold Temperatures

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Washington set new record low temperatures January 1st and 2nd to start 2018.

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Keep Safety in Mind When Using Space Heaters

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:25 am


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If you’re looking to add some warmth during these cold January days, keep safety in mind.

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Flu Activity in Iowa Increases

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Influenza activity in Iowa is increasing and the spread is now regional.

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Kalona City Council Approves Loan for 54-Acre Land Purchase

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:24 am


The Kalona City Council met January 2. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Kalona City Council approved issuing an $850,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Note at their recent meeting.

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Over $18,000 Raised in Red Kettles in Washington

Posted: Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 6:23 am

As the holidays came to a close the donations placed in Red Kettles at area businesses were tallied up.

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