Today's Local News

Crews to Finish Crack Seal Work in Downtown Washington Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Crack seal work in downtown Washington will be wrapped up this week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ken Miller, one of three candidates for Washington County Sheriff on the ballot in June’s Republican primary.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Jack Seward about the election for Washington County Board of Supervisors.

FBI Agent Anderson Remembered Sunday

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Michael Anderson waits to speak at a commemoration event in honor of his father Sunday at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

On May 17th, 1966, FBI Special Agent Terry Anderson was killed in the line of duty while working to rescue an abducted 17-year-old girl.

Read the rest of this entry »

Highland Principal Retained

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am

One meeting just wasn’t enough for the Highland school board last week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington and Mid-Prairie Track Teams Add to Crew Going to State

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Washington and Mid-Prairie High School track teams added more names to the list of athletes advancing to the state track meet in Des Moines later this week.

Read the rest of this entry »

Beatty Setting Sights on Junior Worlds Competition

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington teenager Alijah Beatty rides around an embankment during a race earlier this year at the Olympic Training Center Velodrome in Colorado Springs, CO. Photo courtesy of Mark Beatty.

There are different styles of competitive cycling Washington teenager Alijah Beatty has tried over her career.

Read the rest of this entry »

Temperatures Fall Over the Weekend

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Temperatures across southeast Iowa fell over the weekend.

Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Food Service Program in Columbus

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Columbus Community Schools are doing their part to combat child hunger.

Read the rest of this entry »

Rain Garden Workshop

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

It’s been a rainy year so far, and Urban Conservationist Wayne Peterson wants to help people turn it to their advantage.

Read the rest of this entry »

Riverboat Foundation to Award Spring Grants Wednesday

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am

This Wednesday the Washington County Riverboat Foundation will award its spring grants to area non-profit agencies and cities.

Read the rest of this entry »

Women in Farming

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A free multi-session workshop is currently being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists, and any other women wanting to learn about agronomy in Washington and surrounding counties.

Read the rest of this entry »

Children to Receive Bikes During RAGBRAI

Posted: Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Variety, the children’s charity will be awarding bikes, locks and helmets to underprivileged and at-risk children during RAGBRAI this year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Highland School Board Makes Budget Changes

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Highland School Board met Monday and Wednesday to discuss budget changes in an effort to save the school district $500,000.

Read the rest of this entry »

Bryson Block Building Undergoing Repairs

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Bryson Block Building on the west side of Washington’s square is undergoing structural work.

Read the rest of this entry »

Iowa Planting Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Corn and soybean planting in Iowa is ahead of the five-year average, according to the USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition report.

Read the rest of this entry »

FBI Agent From Washington to be Remembered Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Terry Anderson

An FBI agent, who was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School and served as a Marine durign WWII, will be remembered Sunday during a commemorative event in Washington.

Read the rest of this entry »

Keota City Council Meeting

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council is having a public meeting on Monday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Residents Encouraged to Register to Vote Early

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The primary election is quickly approaching and the Washington County Auditor is reminding area residents to pre-register to vote. The primary will be held June 7th and registering early prevents delays at polling places. Voter registration forms can be filled out at the auditor’s office in the Washington County Courthouse, or can be found online – click here.

Iowa law allows same day registration and voting for those who are able to provide proof of identity and residency. To cast a ballot in the primary, voters have to declare a party, they cannot be independent, and can either vote in the Democrat or Republican primary. Party affiliation can then be changed the next day if desired.

Cash Rent Prices Decline

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

For the third straight year, cash rent prices for Iowa farmland has declined.

Read the rest of this entry »