Today's Local News

Electronic Meets Jazz with Band ‘Jack Lion’ Performing in Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Southeast Iowa band that plays a blend of jazz and electronic music will be playing in Washington tonight.

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Heightened Click It or Ticket Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Over the last 10 years, Iowa has an average of 5.3 traffic fatalities during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

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Keota High School Receives Bronze Medal

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A Keokuk County high school has been recognized in a national study.

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Tips for Daffodil Care

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am


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Daffodils are a flower that must be planted in the fall and care for foliage must be taken when the blooms fade.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about avian flu and the senator’s upcoming trip to Iowa.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Kalona’s fiber optic infrastructure with Rory White, marketing director for Kalona Cooperative Technology Company, formerly known as Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company.

County Treasurers Meeting in Washington County

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Association of Iowa’s County Treasurers’ annual conference, which is  taking place in Washington County this year, wraps up today.

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Avian Flu Impacting Over 23 Million Birds in Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Millions of chickens have been killed in Iowa in an effort to stop the spread of avian flu.

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Join the Big Red Radio at Kidzfest Today

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A circus-themed Kidzfest will be on the square in downtown Washington today; join KCII’s Big Red Radio ‘under the big top’ for the event.

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Over a Quarter of an Inch of Rain Reported Thursday

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Thursday just over a quarter of an inch of rain, 0.28 inches, was reported in Washington.

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Cyclists to Pass Through Area Tomorrow Morning

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Thirteen cyclists will pass through southeast Iowa tomorrow morning as they travel from the Missouri border to the Minnesota border.

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Historic Fairfield Building to be Renovated

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A $2.2 million state historic preservation tax credit will be used to renovate a historic building on West Broadway Avenue in Fairfield.

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Master Gardeners to Hold Annual Plant Sale Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am


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The annual plant sale held by the Washington County Master Gardeners will be held Saturday morning.

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‘Coffee with Your Congressman Tour’ Coming to Washington

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 6:20 am


Rep. Dave Loebsack (D) stopped by the Washington YMCA in April.

Representative Dave Loebsack’s ‘Coffee with Your Congressman Tour’ is coming to southeast Iowa this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about foster care.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by the new park ranger at Lake Darling State Park, Zach Haworth, to discuss his experience working at state parks, what brought him to Washington County, and what’s going on at Lake Darling.

KCII Awards Two Scholarships

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:25 am


KCII general manager Joe Nichols presents a scholarship check to Whitney Horras.


KCII general manager Joe Nichols presents a scholarship to Macy Marek.

Two area high school seniors have been awarded $250 scholarships by KCII Radio.

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Washington School Board Saves $887,000

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Bond refinancing was approved by the Washington Community School Board at last night’s meeting.

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State Senator Asks Lt. Governor to Visit Mental Health Institute

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A state senator is asking that the Lieutenant Governor stop by the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute while visiting the region.

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Kidzfest to be Held Under the Big Top Friday

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Join the Big Red Radio “under the big top” in downtown Washington tomorrow for the annual Kidzfest event.

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