Today’s Local News

Southeast Iowa ‘Could Use a Good Rain’ as Soil Moisture Levels are Short

Posted: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Soil conditions in southeast Iowa are continuing to be short on moisture.

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Few Have Early Voted on Washington’s Hotel Motel Tax Referendum

Posted: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Only seven people have voted early in Washington’s special election regarding a hotel motel tax.

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Seven Vying for Washington County Fair Queen Crown

Posted: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am


The 2016 Washington County Fair Queen contest, Anna Pence (center in blue) was crowned queen. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

There are seven contestants set to take the stage in hopes of becoming the 2017 Washington County Fair Queen.

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Keota Discusses Architecture Qualifications for Daycare Facility

Posted: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The City of Keota wants to be a more attractive community to reside in for young families.

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Washington County Forest Reserve Acres Increase 9.1%

Posted: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Contributed image

In 2016, Washington County had 8,460 acres enrolled in the forest reserve program.

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Don’t Let the Summer Slip Away for Donating Blood

Posted: Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Summer is a busy time with vacations, fairs and festivals, and sports, so it may be easy to forget services like blood donations.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with one of the organizers of Rock ‘N’ Ride Dave Friese. The third annual event is being held tomorrow and is dedicated to Perry Rich this year.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with The Fellowship Cup RSVP Director Camille Van Horn about a grant the RSVP program received from Volunteer Iowa.

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Kalona Woman Tries to Hit Wellman Couple with Car, Arrested on Multiple Charges

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Natasha M. Jones

In Wellman, a woman called 911 Thursday saying someone tried to run her and her husband over and then left in a Malibu.

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Ethanol Proposal from EPA May Increase Production for Corn Producers

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The ethanol industry in Iowa may be seeing a boon in production next year.

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You Can Get a Ticket for Writing or Viewing a Message on Your Phone While Driving

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Drivers in Iowa can now be pulled over for texting and driving.

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Firm Chosen to Design New Washington Fire Station

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a recommendation from committee, the Washington City Council has selected an architectural firm for the new fire station project.

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Council of Mid-Prairie Churches Offers Items to Families in Need

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Council of Mid-Prairie Churches seeks to help low-income families with their annual clothes giveaway.

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Blair House Recognized at Preserve Iowa Summit

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:23 am


State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees Chair Tova Brandt, right, presents the Adrian D. Anderson Award (2016) for the Blair House project during the Preserve Iowa Summit this month in Fort Dodge. Contributed image

Washington’s Blair House was recently one of six projects recognized at the Preserve Iowa Summit in Fort Dodge.

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Early Morning Showers in Washington

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

A quarter of an inch of rain fell in Washington early Friday morning.

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West Chester Lions Club Gives Back to Community Through Annual Event

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:21 am

It may seem incredible to organize an annual event for several years, let alone 60, but the West Chester Lions Club continues to thrive with their annual ice cream social.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Farmers Market Master Bob Shepherd about the BBQ challenge on July 13th. Sign up now to compete.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Alliant Energy spokesperson Mike Wagner about the move over or slow down law.

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Washington Water Treatment Plant Contract $500K Under Budget

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:29 am


The Washington City Council met in the Washington Public Library Wednesday evening. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A $4,943,000 construction contract has been awarded for the waste water treatment plant improvement project in Washington.

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Fireworks Use a Non-Issue for Kalona City Council

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Consumer fireworks were set off across the state of Iowa this 4th of July, but some may have not been following their city’s ordinance.

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