Today's Local News

Washington Football Field to get Facelift

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am


The Washington Demons play on Case Field in September. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A field maintenance plan for Case Field was approved by the Washington School Board at their recent meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with co-directors Jennifer Wagner and Chris Hanson about the upcoming Washington Community Theater show Shrek the Musical. This is part two of a two-part interview. Auditions are being held March 14, 15, 21, and 22.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Andy Roach, park ranger at Lake Darling State Park. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Rollover Wreck Near Wellman Sunday

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:26 am

A vehicle came to rest on its top after wrecking in the 1500 block of Ginkgo Avenue Sunday afternoon.

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Work Continues on Washington Auditorium Construction

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:24 am


A view of where the stage will be taken from the top row of seating. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Cement has been poured, walls are up and electrical and plumbing is being installed in the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.

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Human Trafficking Happens in Washington County, Awareness Event Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

An awareness presentation about human trafficking will be held in Washington tomorrow.

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Drive Safely This St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

One of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the roadways is happening this week.

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Kalona Friends of the Library Host Fundraiser

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Saturday, March 19th the Kalona Friends of the Library are hosting their annual Kalona Public Library Book Sale.

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Conservation Board Discusses Kewash Trail Improvements

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board approved the TAP grant application for potential improvements of the Kewash Nature Trail on Thursday.

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High School Select Band to Play at WACO

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

WACO is hosting a select band festival Tuesday featuring area high school musicians.

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Washington Receives Rain, Foggy Monday Morning

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The KCII-listening area received rain over the weekend and encountered a foggy Monday morning.

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Grassley Says He Won’t Allow Supreme Court Nominees to be Considered Until After the Election

Posted: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Senator Charles Grassley is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Daylight Saving Time Begins

Posted: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Daylight Saving Time officially began this morning at 2 a.m.

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Iowa City Man’s Statewide LLS Run to Stop in Kalona

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 7:00 am

One man’s cancer fundraising effort will take him on a state wide run next month.

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Spring Forward Sunday

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday and with that you’re reminded to move your clock forward an hour.

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Keota Votes to Share Superintendent with Tri-County

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Keota School Board voted to share a superintendent next school year with the Tri-County Community School District.

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Fashion Week Coming to Downtown Washington Again

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Image provided by RAGBRAI

Spring fashion week is coming to Washington starting Monday with sneak peeks online.

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Riverboat Foundation Grant Applications Due Soon

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Applications for Washington County Riverboat Foundation grants are due in less than a month.

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Washington Middle School Jazz Band Claims First Place

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Washington Middle School Jazz “Z” Band – photo courtesy of Craig McClenahan

The Washington Middle School Jazz “Z” Band placed first in the small class at the SEIBA Jazzfest at West High School in Iowa City.

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Southeast Iowa Band to Perform

Posted: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Residents of Washington, Fairfield, Ottumwa, Iowa City, Mt. Pleasant, Burlington and Fort Madison are coming together for a concert tomorrow.

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