Today's Local News

UPDATE: Accident on Highway 218, One Transported by Aircare

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 1:13 pm


One person was taken by Aircare to the University of Iowa Hospitals from an accident in the northbound lanes of Highway 218 in Washington County Tuesday morning.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brian Lewis of Jack Lion about their upcoming performance in Washington this Saturday. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Michael Zahs to get an update on his tour. The local historian is currently traveling across Iowa screening films from the Brinton Film Collection.

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BREAKING NEWS: Accident on Highway 218

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 10:38 am

A car accident on Highway 218 Tuesday morning slowed traffic in southern Washington County for a portion of time.

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Brinton Film Tour Continues

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A local historian is on tour screening some of the oldest films in existence.

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Highland to Replace High School’s Original Gym Floor

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Highland High School gym floor is being replaced.

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YMCA Pool Now Open

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Washington YMCA indoor pool is now open.

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Nearly 200 Cases of Lyme Disease in Iowa in 2014

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Last year 194 cases of Lyme disease were reported in Iowa.

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City Buys Property on East 2nd Street

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington is purchasing property at 123 East 2nd Street for future city use.

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School Board to Consider List of Graduates, Refinancing Bonds

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The list of 2015 graduates, refinancing bonds, a technology plan and proposed changes to the kindergarten through eighth grade behavior set-up will be discussed and considered at tomorrow’s Washington School Board meeting.

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Conference Addresses Human Trafficking

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:20 am

A conference in southeast Iowa that focused on issues such as human trafficking and drug cartels was well attended.

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What Are the Best Types of Tomatoes for Home Gardens?

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:20 am


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“Better Boy,” “Big Beef,” “Jet Star,” and “Supersweet 100″ are a few of the recommended tomato varieties for home gardens in Iowa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with April Cuddeback about Kidzfest on Friday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by State Representative Dave Heaton to discuss the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute. On Friday, he and another legislator announced that they had reached an agreement with Governor Branstad’s office and the Department of Human Services that keeps the facility open and state run.

Mental Health Institute to Remain Open

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 6:27 am

The Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant will remain open and state run until December.

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Farm Cash Rents Drop Across Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The annual cash rental rates for Iowa survey which presents typical cash rental rates for cropland and pasture has been published and overall rental rates are down across the state.

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Washington Schools Receive $78,000 in Riverboat Grants

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Washington Community School District received $78,365 last Wednesday from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Over Two Inches of Rain Since May 1st

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Over two inches of rain has been recorded in Washington the first 10 days of May.

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Rollover Wreck Near Ainsworth Sunday

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Sunday afternoon, a rollover car accident happened on Highway 92.

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Trial Set for Man Accused of Selling Meth in School Parking Lot

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The trial of a former Mount Pleasant High School janitor is set to begin in late August.

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