Today's Local News

Consider Joining a CSA for Fresh Produce

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6:22 am

Since 2006, Iowa’s number of Community Supported Agriculture programs has increased by about 62%.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, about registering for courses for next fall.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider, about the School Improvement Advisory Committee’s district needs survey.

Car Fatally Hits Pedestrian in Fairfield

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:29 am

Wednesday evening a pedestrian was killed in Fairfield when he was hit by a car.

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Klein Leading Legislation to End Daylight Saving Time in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

“Spring forward and fall back” may be a thing of the past if one local representative has his way.

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Mid-Prairie Seeking Feedback Through District Needs Assessment, Two $50 Winners

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Mid-Prairie School Board received a presentation from their School Improvement Advisory Committee about a district needs assessment.

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New Academy Coming to Kirkwood Washington Regional Center, Now is the Time for High School Students to Register for 17-18

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Now is the time for area high school students to be planning what classes they’ll be taking next school year and registering for any courses at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center.

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Flu Activity Widespread in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Influenza is widespread in Iowa at this time and there has been an uptick in activity locally.

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St. James Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

St. James Elementary School in Washington is celebrating Catholic Schools Week this week with special activities.

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Keota Cancels Plans for Pool Liner, Begins Discussion of New Pool

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota had been planning to spend around $100,000 on a pool liner to cover the rough floor of their outdoor public pool.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jenisa Harris and Leann Kunz, librarians at the Washington Public Library, about Fiber Arts February and February happenings, this is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Ken Crawford, principal of Wilton High School, about being hired as the new superintendent for the Lone Tree School District.

BREAKING: Two Semis Collide East of Columbus Junction

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 11:00 am

Just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, emergency crews were dispatched to Highway 92 three miles east of Columbus Junction for a reported accident between two semis.

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Two Vehicle-Wreck Sends One Person to Hospital by AirCare

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am

One person from Sigourney was taken by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospital Tuesday following a car wreck in Keokuk County.

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Keokuk County No Longer Sharing Emergency Management Coordinator

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am

Larry Smith, who currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for both Washington and Keokuk Counties, will no longer be shared as of this July.

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Still Under Consideration, Public Health Building Tabled

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:27 am

A decision must be made by February 10th as to whether the county will go forward with Hobart Historic Restoration, HHR, to rent-to-own the former McCleery Calendar Factory or to forgo the option.

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Gish Sworn In as New County Attorney

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:27 am


John Gish (left) is sworn in by Shawn Showers. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

It’s official, John Gish is now the acting Washington County Attorney.

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Area Students Ready for State Large Group Speech Contest

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am

Four area schools are sending members of their speech teams to Cedar Rapids Washington High School Saturday to compete in the State Large Group Speech Contest.

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Alliant Energy Assists with Heating Bills

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:23 am

Alliant Energy is helping customers with their heating bills this winter.

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January in Washington Warmer Than Normal

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 6:22 am

January in Washington was warmer than usual.

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