Today's Local News

Share-A-Calf Returning to Washington County Fair

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6:24 am


A calf is weighed at the 2016 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County 4-H and FFA members have a chance to show a calf at the county fair in July by partnering with a local beef producer in December.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting to be Held Monday

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will convene Monday evening for their second meeting of October.

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Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs Now

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6:21 am


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Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, but now is the time to be preparing spring-flowering bulbs.

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Southeast Iowa Soil Moisture About 30% Short to Very Short

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Southeast Iowa is the only region of the state currently experiencing very short topsoil moisture conditions.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Jack Seward Jr., who is seeking re-election for the District 1 seat on the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with United States Congressman Dave Loebsack about the upcoming general election.

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Area Runners Qualify for State Cross Country

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s State Qualifying Cross Country meets were Thursday, and teams and athletes around the area competed in Pella and Cedar Rapids for their chance to represent their schools at the State Meet.

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Highland Certified Enrollment Better than Anticipated

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:25 am

The official figures for Highland’s certified enrollment have been released, and they’re slightly higher than predicted.

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Washington Site Placed on National Register of Historic Places

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:25 am

A Washington site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service this month.

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Community Theater Presents Wait Until Dark

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:25 am

A doll stuffed with drugs, conmen, back-stabbing, and a blind woman are all part of the plot of the play the Washington Community Theater is presenting this weekend titled Wait Until Dark.

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Corn Harvest One Week Behind Average

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:24 am


A farmer works on a cornfield east of Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

Iowa’s harvest of the corn crop is about one week behind average with 33% of corn for grain out of the fields.

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Election Day 19 Days Away

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am

The clock is ticking down to Election Day with less than three weeks until the nation selects the next president of the United States.

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Yard Waste Center Open Next Five Saturdays

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington’s Waste Water Treatment Plant and yard waste center is extending its hours to the weekends for the next five weeks.

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Relay for Life to Illuminate Marr Park During Glow Walk

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:22 am

If you notice a glow coming from Marr Park this Saturday, don’t be alarmed, it’s people walking in the Relay for Life Glow Walk.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 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 enrollment and free English classes.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Republican candidate for Iowa Senate District 42 Danny Graber about the upcoming election.

Local Law Enforcement Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Area residents will have a chance to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs in Washington and Wellman this weekend.

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Fairfield Receives Largest USDA Water System Loan in Iowa History

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The City of Fairfield will be able to make enhancements to its wastewater facility after it was announced they are receiving a direct loan from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Haunted Walk Aims to Scare While Raising Money for Band

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Scary clowns, dolls, zombies and more will be taking over Hayes Timber and the Kewash Trail this weekend.

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Washington Water Main Project Comes in under Budget

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Washington had a project come in nearly $20,000 under budget.

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