Today's Local News

Several Area Track Teams Sending Athletes to State

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Southeast Iowa will not be underrepresented at the state track meet in Des Moines.

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Kirkwood Washington Regional Center Earns National Certification

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Kirkwood Washington Regional Center has officially been recognized as a Project Lead the Way site.

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WRAP Center Holds Award Ceremony

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

Awards were presented to students at the Washington Regional Alternative Program, or WRAP, yesterday afternoon at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about their upcoming Kirkwood for Kids summer program and their Project Lead the Way designation.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Brett Sorrells, Washington Police Officer and Search and Rescue Technician with the Star 1 Search & Rescue Team, to talk about Storm, his human remains detection dog.

Supervisors Discuss Avian Influenza

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith (far right) speaks with the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday about avian flu.

No action was taken but the Washington County Board of Supervisors did discuss avian flu in Iowa during yesterday’s meeting.

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Local Landfill Would Consider Accepting Dead Poultry

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

As the avian influenza continues its spread across Iowa, producers are being left with thousands of birds to dispose of.

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Washington City Council Approves Budget Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

With five members present, the Washington City Council approved an amendment to the 2015 budget at last night’s meeting with a 5-0 vote.

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Kalona Residents Ask For Another Handicapped Space

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Downtown Kalona may be getting a new handicapped parking spot.

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State Track Meet Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Twelve Washington High School track athletes will be competing in Des Moines at the state track meet which begins tomorrow.

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Wellman Resident to Serve on Library Commission

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A Wellman resident is now a member of the Iowa Library Commission.

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Stewart Elementary School Celebrating 75 Years

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Decades ago a family in Washington donated land for an elementary school that is celebrating its 75th year this week.

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Ribbon Cuttings Held for YMCA

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am


The Washington Chamber of Commerce ambassadors hold a ribbon cutting at the future site of the Washington YMCA. Photo by KCII’s Joe Nichols

Five new soccer fields and the future site of the Washington YMCA were the locations of two ribbon cuttings yesterday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Becky Harkema, Director of the YMCA of Washington County, about two ribbon cuttings today.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Scott Allen, executive director of Friends of Bunker Mill Bridge, regarding their plans for the summer.

UPDATE: Ainsworth Man Remains in Custody After Shooting

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:25 am

A 48-year-old Ainsworth man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a shooting incident in Williamsburg.

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Area Seniors Receiving Diplomas

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The school year is winding down in southeast Iowa.

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Beatty Continues Cycling Races

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Alijah Beatty (center – white helmet, black shirt) competes in the spring finish at La Crosse. Photo courtesy of Mark Beatty.

A 16-year-old Washington girl is continuing her competitive cycling circuit this season across the United States.

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Meth Making Materials Uncovered in Mount Pleasant

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Two Burlington residents are facing charges related to making meth and violating no-contact orders they have against each other.

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Plans Underway for Summer Classic

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Washington’s first Summer Classic four-day event will be held next month.

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