Today's Local News

UPDATE – BREAKING NEWS: Vehicle Found was Fatal Wreck

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 11:28 am

UPDATED STORY: The vehicle found in the 2400 block of Vine Avenue, just north of Ainsworth this morning, was a fatal wreck as confirmed by local authorities.

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BREAKING NEWS: Vehicle Found in Ditch Between Vine Avenue and Highway 218

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 10:41 am

A vehicle has been found in the 2400 block of Vine Avenue, just north of Ainsworth this morning, as confirmed by local authorities.

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Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Thursday is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout and the Iowa Department of Public Health is encouraging Iowans to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

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Iowa Could See Above or Below Average Temperatures This Winter

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Experts aren’t sure what kind of winter Iowa will see.

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Preventative Measures Taken at WCHC for Ebola Virus

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics has announced it is prepared for Ebola.

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Accident in Riverside Sends Teenager to University Hospitals

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:22 am

AirCare was placed on standby and disregarded for an accident in Riverside Friday and one person was transported by Washington County Ambulance.

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Traffic Study to be Conducted Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Volunteers are still needed for a traffic count at the intersection of Highway 1 and Lexington Boulevard in Washington tomorrow.

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Washington Represented at State 4-H Council

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:21 am


Both Emma Stout and Kaitlin Hora received Leadership Awards at the recent 4-H Awards & Family Fun Night for showing leadership at the county and state level through their involvement with the State 4-H Council. (Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H.)

Two Washington County 4-H’ers have been selected and inducted into the State 4-H Council.

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Louisa County Extension Starting Safety Program

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A local extension office is planning to educate schoolchildren on the importance of farm safety.

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Riverside Senior Dining Seeking Assistance

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The senior dining program in Riverside is looking for assistance.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Robyn Harvey-Smith of Hospice of Washington County about hospice care as November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss the reopening of the healthcare marketplace with Eric Greiner, Certified Enrollment Counselor at River Hills Community Health Center in Richland.

BREAKING NEWS: Two People Found Dead in Fairfield Motel

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 9:15 am

Two people were reportedly found deceased at a motel in Fairfield yesterday.

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Local Soldiers Mobilized for Ebola Outbreak

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:29 am

The 294th Area Support Medical Company of the Iowa Army National Guard based in Washington has been notified of a pending mobilization in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Multiple Wrecks Reported During Saturday’s Snowfall

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:24 am

With the first snowfall of the season Saturday across much of Iowa, a number of accidents happened in Washington County.

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Session Held for High School Students Wanting to Take Kirkwood Classes

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Students thinking about enrolling in Kirkwood classes through their high schools next year are able to get more information tomorrow.

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Mid-Prairie’s Ex-Business Manager to Stand Trial Next Week

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A former Mid-Prairie employee accused of stealing from the district will stand trial next Tuesday.

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Second Round of Healthcare Enrollment Now Open

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Those without health insurance, or want to shop around for a better plan, have until February 15th to do so.

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Deadline Set for Lighting Contest Signup

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Signup is underway for the Riverside “Town & Country Christmas” Lighting contest.

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Leaf Vacuum Continues Work

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 6:20 am

The leaf vacuum in the City of Washington is working on North 2nd Avenue today and is expected to stay on schedule for the rest of the leaf season.

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