Today's Local News

Louisa County Conservation Attempting to Cure Cabin Fever

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Louisa County Conservation is hosting their first event of 2017, and their hope is to get people outside to cure any cabin fever that might crop up during the winter months.

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Tax Season Opens January 23rd

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The 2017 tax season opens Monday, January 23rd.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Representative Dave Heaton (R) about the Iowa legislature. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein about the current Iowa legislative session. This is part two of a two part interview.

Cannabis Oil Bill a Focus for Klein

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am

In 2014, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill that allowed licensed neurologists to prescribe cannabis oil products to patients suffering from epilepsy.

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Iowa’s Legislature Convenes Session

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Iowa’s legislature convened for the 2017 session Monday.

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Washington County Moving Ahead with Establishing a New Emergency Management Coordinator Position

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington County’s emergency management commission is moving forward with finding a coordinator just for Washington County.

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Washington School Board to Consider Renewing Superintendent Contract and Sharing Agreement

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The renewal of the superintendent contract, including the sharing agreement with WACO, will be discussed at Wednesday’s Washington School Board meeting.

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January is National Radon Action Month

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to educate people about a silent killer that might be in their homes, by designating January as National Radon Action Month.

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Four-Season Cabins Draw Visitors to Lake Darling in Winter Months

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:22 am


A Lake Darling four-season cabin; photo by Joe Cerwinske

Winter months aren’t usually an ideal time to go camping, but the four-season cabins at Lake Darling are changing that.

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Flu Activity Low, Confirmed in Washington County

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Three people have died due to influenza-related illnesses in Iowa so far this flu season.

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Grow Ponytail Palms, Jade Plants and Umbrella Trees Indoors in Iowa During Winter

Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 6:20 am

While it is a chilly winter in Iowa, and few green plants can be seen outdoors now is a good time to begin new indoor plants and trees.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about signing up for spring term classes and filling out the FAFSA.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein about the current Iowa legislative session. This is part one of a two part interview.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses Expire Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

For area hunters and anglers whose licenses are set to expire in 2017, January 10th is the day to watch.

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Apply to Colleges and FAFSA Soon

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am


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If you’re looking at going back to school this year, now is the time to be thinking about applying to colleges and filling out the FAFSA.

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Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage – Oh My!

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am



Last year’s pancake dinner at the Washington Fire Department. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Eggs, milk, sausage and lots of pancake mix are on hand for Wednesday’s Washington Fire Department’s annual pancake fundraiser.

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Hunters Do Their Part to Stop Hunger Through HUSH Program

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

As white-tailed deer hunting season draws to a close, hunters with an extra deer or two can donate them to a good cause.

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It’s a Girl – First Baby of 2017 at WCHC

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The first baby of 2017 delivered at Washington County Hospital and Clinics was born Thursday, January 5th.

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Personal Empowerment and Transformation Group Coming to Washington

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Improving communication and stress management are just two of the topics that will be discussed at a new four-week program at the Washington Public Library.

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