Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jenisa Harris of the Washington Public Library about a project to promote kindness.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Keota Superintendent Dennis Phelps about the most recent Keota School Board meeting.

Be Wary of the “All Natural” Label

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

Reading the fine print on food labels is a good practice to get into according to Hy-Vee Dietitian Melissa Boncher, because you can’t always judge food by its cover.

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Should the Minimum Wage Increase in Iowa?

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:27 am

Iowa’s minimum wage was discussed at Saturday’s legislative briefing and three of the four legislators in attendance are in favor of raising it.

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Area Fire Departments Called to Four Grass Fires Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Windy conditions Sunday played a part in area field fires.

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Field Agronomist Reflects on High 2016 Yields

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Soybean yields in Washington County in 2016 were above average and the harvest was the record high for corn.

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Washington Council to Discuss Real Estate, Change Orders, and Park Board

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

Disposal of real estate, a change order, the park board, and the time frame of the marketing of the former library building are on tonight’s Washington City Council agenda.

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Washington Spring Cleanup Dates Set

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington annual spring cleanup will be held April 24-28 on your regular garbage day route.

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Buffer Strips: Sacrificing Land to Improve the Water

Posted: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:22 am

When it comes to water quality practices, buffer strips have proven to be effective, but they come with a price: the loss of some production land.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sarah Grunewaldt, director of Main Street Washington, about this week being spring fashion week in downtown Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Speech Coach Justin Rapier about the state individual speech competition.

Washington Emergency Dispatch Team Awarded

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Contributed photo

The Washington County Communications Center had staff presented the Team Telecommunicator of the Year Award for their work during a fatal house fire.

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Highland Decides to Travel Interim Route in Superintendent Search

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The path has become more clear for the Highland School Board as they look to fill the position being vacated by retiring Superintendent Chris Armstrong.

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Final Legislative Briefing Held in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Rep. Klein (left) and Sen. Kinney attend Saturday’s legislative briefing in Washington.

Rep. Heaton (left) and Sen. Taylor meet with constituents at Saturday’s legislative briefing Saturday. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

The final legislative briefing of the session was held in the Washington County Courthouse Saturday morning with Republican Representatives Dave Heaton and Jarad Klein and Democratic Senators Kevin Kinney and Rich Taylor.

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Cigarette Leads to House Fire

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A cigarette led to a house fire in Washington Saturday evening.

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Rollover Wreck Near Crawfordsville

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

One person was taken to the hospital Saturday following a wreck on Highway 218.

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Kinney Champions Industrial Hemp Legislation

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Cannabis oil isn’t the only marijuana-related topic being discussed at the Iowa legislature, as State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) has introduced a bill that would legalize the production of industrial hemp.

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It is Spring Fashion Week in Washington

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

This week marks the official start of spring, and with that Main Street Washington, together with downtown businesses, has organized the annual spring fashion week.

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Dunbar Transitioning Successfully from Sheriff to Farmer

Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am

It’s been over two months since Jerry Dunbar retired from being the Washington County Sheriff, and he’s found farming life suits him.

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Kalona City Council to Discuss WCRF Request for Watershed Equipment

Posted: Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council will convene Monday, and one thing they’ll look at is a resolution for a grant request to the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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