Today's Local News

Increased Primary Voter Turnout in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Over 3,000 Washington County residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election, equal to 21.93% of the registered voters.

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Washington School Board Approves Rental Procedure for Facilities

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A rental schedule was approved by the Washington School Board for those looking to rent their facilities.

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4-H Dairy Workshop Comes to Fairgrounds

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Fairgrounds will host a 4-H dairy workshop this Saturday.

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Conditions Improve for Fieldwork, Soil Moisture Levels Mostly Adequate

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Conditions for fieldwork in Iowa improved across the state as the calendar turned from May to June.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Roger Grinnell about his historic research on Frank Mills and the Mills Seed Company in Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh about Monday’s Kalona City Council meeting.

Washington County Primary Results, Schneider and Klein Win

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:29 am


People watch for results to show up on a computer set up at the Auditor’s Office at the Washington County Courthouse Tuesday evening. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington County voters cast their ballots in the primary Tuesday, with area Republicans voting in contested races for supervisor, sheriff and House District 78.

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How Mt. Union Plans to Unincorporate

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Since the Mt. Union City Council passed a resolution of intent to unincorporate the city, the process has been progressing.

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Washington Trash Rates to Go Up

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The second reading increasing utility rates was approved by the Washington City Council at their meeting last night and the rates have increased for trash pick up since the first reading was approved.

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Iowa Heat Awareness Day is Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Tomorrow is Heat Awareness Day in Iowa – a day to remind Iowans of the health risks of extreme heat.

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Kalona City Council Accepts Bid for Street Repairs

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Kalona residents could see some road construction in the coming months.

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Truck Rolls inWreck on Riverside Road

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A Toyota pickup truck driven by a Brighton resident rolled in a wreck on Riverside Road Tuesday afternoon.

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How to Practice Good Pool Safety

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With summer underway, it’s important to keep swimming and pool safety in mind.

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Washington School Board Goes to Brighton

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington School Board will hold their regular session meeting in Brighton tonight.

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BREAKING NEWS: Primary Results

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 10:21 pm

With all 11 precincts reporting for Washington County, incumbents did well in Washington County.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Roger Grinnell about his historic research on Frank Mills and the Mills Seed Company in Washington. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa program, we talk to Iowa State Trooper Jason Marlow about motorcycle safety.

Have You Voted Yet?

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 6:29 am


The former library building in downtown Washington is one polling location for today’s primary elections. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. tonight for the primary election.

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Taking Care of Livestock as Summer Heats Up

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 6:28 am

As the temperature and humidity rise in the summer months, it’s important to know how to properly care for outdoor animals.

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Motorcycle Safety to Know Heading Into Summer

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Summer has arrived, and with it comes many motorcycles on the road.

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