Today’s Local News

Riverside VFW Receives Grant for New Winter Jackets

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Riverside VFW was presented with a grant of $1,600 at the Washington County Riverboat Foundation ceremony on May 17.

Armed forces are typically dressed in uniform for proceedings whether it’s a Memorial Day ceremony or a funeral service.

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Woman Out Walking Bit by Dog in Rural Riverside

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A woman was taken to the hospital following a dog bite in rural Riverside Thursday.

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YMCA and City Look to Approach Enhance Iowa Together

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Images courtesy of the Washington YMCA

The City of Washington and the YMCA are partnering in a grant application to Enhance Iowa.

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Research Being Conducted Over Monarch Decline in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Iowa is at the heart of the monarch butterfly summer breeding range, but recent research has shown a decline in North America’s monarch population.

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City of Washington Selling Former Linda Lou’s Diner Building

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

 

A building the City of Washington purchased two years ago is up for sale.

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Final Day of State Track Has Area Runners Racing

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Iowa High School State Track and Field meet wraps up today in Des Moines.

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Portion of G36 Closed for Bridge Project

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Travel restrictions are now in place for a portion of G36.

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Keota School Board Interviews Candidates for Superintendent and Principal

Posted: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Keota school board is a step closer to finding a hire for their newly combined superintendent and high school principal position.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Bambi Schrader from Iowa Kids Net about foster care.

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Two Tornadoes Struck Washington County

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Winds ripped of part of a roof on a building on Nutmeg Avenue. Photo submitted by Michaela Scott

Two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Washington County Wednesday.

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Foster Care an Important Service in Washington County

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:27 am

May is National Foster Care Month, and there is a need for foster parents more now than ever.

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Local Athletes Earn Gold at State Track and Field Meet

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:27 am

The Iowa State Track and Field Meet continues in Des Moines and already the KCII-listening area has champions to welcome home.

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Wolves Advance to State Boys Golf Meet

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Winfield-Mt. Union boys golf team after qualifying for state Thursday. Photo by Zach Ulin – KCII

The Iowa High School State Golf Meet will have a local team competing.

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Woman Faces Child Endangerment Charges and OWI

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Alesa L. Defrank

A Washington woman faces six charges after leaving the scene of an accident in Kalona during storms Wednesday night.

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Clean Up Continues in Washington Following Severe Storms

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am


A tree fell in the City of Washington Wednesday. Photo by Zach Ulin – KCII

Two rounds of severe storms hit southeast Iowa Wednesday and residents are still cleaning up branches, trees, and damaged buildings.

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Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning in Summer Months

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am

It’s easy to look forward to the summer months of grilling out and carnival fair foods, but it’s also a time to be wary of food poisoning.

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Area High Schools Hold Graduation Ceremonies This Weekend

Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Many high school seniors will soon be passing their tassel from one side of the cap to the other at commencement ceremonies.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Public Librarians Leann Kunz, Jenisa Harris and Jo Weidner about summer reading. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Kalona Food For All organizer Amy Spencer.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Responds to Two Tornado Warnings

Posted: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 6:30 am


A tree in Washington was snapped during storms Wednesday. Photo by Joe Nichols – KCII


Damage at 1854 Spruce Avenue. Photo submitted by Waylon Schultz

Strong winds, hail, heavy rain, lightning and thunder were all part of severe storms that caused two tornado warnings to be issued for Washington County Wednesday.

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