Today's Local News

Kicking Off the 2014 County Fair

Posted: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Events for the 2014 Washington County Fair are taking place at the fairgrounds today.

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Urban Chicken Policy Established in Riverside

Posted: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The City of Riverside has established an urban chicken policy.

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Techel’s Third Trial Set to Begin Monday

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A third trial for a southeast Iowa man charged with murder is scheduled for Monday.

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Do You Know How to Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus?

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

One case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Iowa so far this summer, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Work on Highway 22 Planned

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A project on Highway 22 in Riverside was discussed at this week’s city council meeting.

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Henry County Fair Starts Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The week long Henry County Fair begins Tuesday.

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Fair Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Jack Streb, son of Kyle and Fae Jones is an intermediate member of Bows & Bullets 4-H Club. His dog Lola have participated in the dog project for 4 years. As a 4th year dog, Lola is able to do obedience off leash. (Photo contributed)

Events at the Washington County Fairgrounds for this year’s fair begin tomorrow.

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Over 40 4-H’ers Took Part in the Fair’s Communications Night

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Washington Go Getter Collin Murphy received the Judge’s Choice trophy from Noon Kiwanis for his presentation about the family tradition of 4-H. Washington County 4-H will send four intermediate 4-Hers to the State Fair: David Hora from Jackson Jets with his “Super Soy” presentation. Kristen Twinam and Brooke Stout with a presentation about Organ Donation and Katie Palmer with her presentation about Salmonella. Amanda Pfeifer of the Riverside Enterprisers and Bows & Bullets 4-H Club was awarded as an alternate for the State Fair.

A number of Washington 4-H’ers have already been selected to go to the state fair, as the Washington County 4-H Communications Night was held this week.

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Program Creates 756 Jobs in Creative Corridor

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Iowa New Jobs Training Program has created 756 jobs in the Creative Corridor, which stretches from Cedar Rapids to Washington, for 18 companies.

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Iowa Nearly Clear of Drought Conditions

Posted: Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Washington County is no longer experiencing any drought conditions and is not considered abnormally dry.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ruth Bolinger, State Program Manager, about ExperienceWorks. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Chuck Geertz, founder and president of the non-profit English River Outfitters, to discuss the 1st Annual Bike Jamboree.

Rollover Accident Near Kalona

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:27 am

A two vehicle accident with a rollover happend near Kalona last night.

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ExperienceWorks Looking for Four Washington County Residents Over 55

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A state program is looking for four adults in Washington County over the age of 55 looking to re-enter the workforce.

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Drinking Water Warning Lifted in Wellman

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Nitrite levels in Wellman’s water supply are back to normal.

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Area Counties Included in Disaster Proclamation

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Washington and Keokuk counties are now under a disaster proclamation.

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Fair Queen to be Crowned Sunday

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Nine girls will be competing this weekend for the 2014 Washington County Fair Queen crown.

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Two Day Fundraiser for Local Non-Profit Begins Tonight

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

English River Outfitters will hold the 1st Annual Bike Jamboree in Brighton this weekend.

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Public Hearing Set for Riverside Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:21 am

With over a year of work put into it, the Riverside City Council is ready to adopt the comprehensive plan.

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School Goals Discussed

Posted: Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Goals for the upcoming school year for both the school board and the superintendent were discussed at this week’s Washington School Board meeting.

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