Today’s Local News

Wapello Boys Basketball Competes at Quarterfinals in Des Moines

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:24 am

The Wapello Indians are headed to the state boys basketball tournament Monday for the first time since 1994.

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Improvements Coming to Maple Avenue and 105th Street

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:23 am

Three bids were received from companies to do improvement work on Maple Avenue and 105th Street near Kalona.

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File Nominations for County Offices Monday

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:23 am

Beginning Monday, those interested in running for county office can officially file nomination papers and affidavits of candidacy.

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Golden Hawks Jazz Band Competes at SEIBA Jazz Festival

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:20 am

The Mid-Prairie High School Jazz Band will be competing at the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Jazz Festival this Saturday.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Public Library director Debbie Stanton about March happenings at the library from concerts to book signings.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with State Senator Rich Taylor (D).

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Sen. Taylor Says Senate Republican Tax Bill Will Devastate State Programs

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:27 am

State services are expected to be hit by a tax cut plan proposed by state Senate Republicans that would slash state general fund revenues by more than $1 billion annually if fully implemented.

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Supervisors Approve 302 West Main Street to be Grassy Area for Now

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:25 am

For $50,000 the Washington County Board of Supervisors purchased property across from the courthouse last year, and it’s been decided it will be used as a grassy space.

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From Des Moines to Greece, Saving Brinton Continues Journey to Showcase Local History

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:24 am

Washington County was on display at the state capitol this week and soon will be on the big screen in Greece.

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Iowa Mennonite School Culinary Arts Class Opens Café

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:24 am


IMS students prepare monte cristo sandwiches for the Culinary Arts Class restaurant February 28. Photos by Sam McIntosh.

Lit candles and background music set the mood as servers in white jackets and chef’s hats served a three-course meal to patrons.

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February Temperatures Below Normal, Snowfall More than Double Average

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:23 am

Despite the recent warm spell, the average temperature in Washington in February was below normal.

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City of Washington to Begin Yard Waste Collection Soon

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:23 am

With the arrival of spring, the City of Washington will soon resume picking up yard waste from residents.

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Increased Kernel Fill Could Result in Corn Spoiling

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:22 am


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Farmers across the state need to take precautions to avoid corn spoiling this spring, due to the increased kernel fill from last fall, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Highland Students Advance to State Individual Speech Contest

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 6:20 am

Three Highland Huskies have advanced to the State Individual Speech Contest.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brad Koenig with the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition and HARP Theater director Greg Wiley about an upcoming Washington Community Theater comedy and how it’s benefiting WCDVC. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with WACO students McKenzie Vradenburg and Grace Fort and Technology Coach Drew Ayrit about the eSports Arena that opened at WACO High School. This is part two of a two-part series.

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Semi Catches Fire, Vehicles Rolls Into Ditch

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:28 am

A semi caught fire near Riverside Tuesday afternoon and about 10 minutes later a second semi hit a vehicle near that fire and one vehicle rolled into the ditch.

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Three Candidates Seek Seat on Washington School Board

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:28 am

March 20th will be a special election in the Washington School District and three names will be on the ballot.

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Washington Man Arrested at University of Iowa Wellness Center

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:27 am


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A Washington man was arrested for indecent exposure Sunday.

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Washington County Supervisors Approve Increase to Debt Levy to Fund Emergency Communications Equipment

Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:27 am

A resolution to increase taxes to fund emergency communication equipment in Washington County was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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