Today’s Local News

A Rustic Romance at Washington High School

Posted: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Tuxes has been fitted, gowns altered, corsages and boutonnieres crafted, and cars washed, as tonight is prom.

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Highland Finger Tightans Compete at World Robotics Competition

Posted: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Highland High School robotics team the Finger Tightans with science teacher and coach Timothy Surine.

It was luck that took the Highland Robotics team to the FIRST World Robotics Championships in St. Louis, Mo., last weekend.

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KidzFest Here to Save the Day

Posted: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am


2015 KidzFest – photo by Sally Y. Hart

In less than a week, masked superheroes with capes will take over Central Park in Washington.

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Time to Harvest Rhubarb

Posted: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am


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The best time to plant and harvest rhubarb in Iowa is now.

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Wellman Hosting City Wide Garage Sale and Flea Market

Posted: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 6:21 am

This weekend have your wallets at the ready.

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State Senator Nate Boulton Campaigns for the “Soul of the State”

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Nate Boulton (D) announced his run for governor yesterday morning in his hometown of Columbus Junction.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Stolen Gun

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:27 am


A stolen gun was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Washington Thursday.

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K-9 Recertification Held in Washington County

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:27 am


A K-9 officer indicates there are narcotics during a mock traffic stop at Clemons Creek. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Cars and SUVs with emergency lights on top and painted emblems for law enforcement agencies from as far away as Kossuth County and Waverly to local Washington County vehicles, were seen around Washington County this week for training.

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Rustic Romance for Washington Prom

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Rustic Romance is the theme of this year’s Washington High School Prom.

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Lone Tree Community School District Hosts Flash Fundraiser for Wellness Center

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A “flash fundraiser” is happening this week for the Lone Tree Community School District.

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Grant Sought for Woodlawn Cemetery Improvements

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington is home to one of only three examples in Iowa of Egyptian revival architecture and it’s in need of repair.

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Sunglasses – Stylish and Protective

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Sport, cat eye, round, square, browline and aviators can all help reduce the risk of cataracts and protect you from UV rays.

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Wayland Opens New Grocery Store

Posted: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Adam and Missy Newman photographed with their son Chase. The Newmans opened the Wayland Discount Grocery and More on May 2.

For a decade Wayland residents have had to travel to neighboring towns for groceries.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski about using sunscreen and tips to protect yourself from the sun during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Winfield Deputy Clerk Lisa Rees about the new community pool project.

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Keota School Board Votes to Terminate High School Principal Contract

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:29 am

The Keota school board voted to not extend high school principal Nathan Carlson’s contract ending in June.

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Washington One Step Closer to New Fire Station

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:27 am

The committee is in place and the anticipated time to break ground on a new $2.3 million fire station in Washington is next summer.

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Kalona Preparing for FEMA Community Rating on Flood Management

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:26 am

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City administrator Ryan Schlabaugh discussed preparations for a FEMA community rating at the Kalona City Council meeting May 1.

It’s flooding season, and the City of Kalona is working on getting discounted flood insurance for it’s citizens.

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LIHEAP Helped Over 400 Homes in Washington County this Winter

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Each winter Iowans don’t have to worry about being cold when they’re home.

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Kalona Man Arrested on Warrants for Drug Charges

Posted: Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A Kalona man was arrested on two warrants Wednesday night.

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