Today's Local News

Loebsack Visits Pleasant View Home in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

United States Congressman Dave Loebsack visited the Pleasant View Home in Kalona Wednesday as part of his ongoing efforts to visit nursing and assisted living homes throughout the district he represents.

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Iowa Crops Ahead of Average

Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Last week, precipitation in Iowa paired with cooler nights benefited grain and pod fill according to this week’s Crop Progress and Condition Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with state climatologist Harry Hillaker about weather in Iowa this summer.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with butter artist Sarah Pratt about the Star Trek butter sculpture.

UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Near Washington

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Photo by KCII News

Tuesday afternoon emergency crews responded to the scene of a motorcycle wreck on Highway 1, about one mile south of Washington.

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Water Main Replaced at Mid-Prairie Middle School

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Recently a water main at Mid-Prairie Middle School broke and caused water to come above ground.

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UPDATE: Cigarette Believed to be Cause of Fatal House Fire

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Fire fighters stand outside of the home where a fire took the life of a woman on June 19th. Photo by KCII staff

On Father’s Day, June 19th, a house fire in downtown Washington claimed one life and it is believed the early morning fire was started by a cigarette.

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Kalona City Celebration Returns Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Kalona City Celebration started five years ago as part of the downtown renovation project (and served as a way to recognize the people who spear-headed the effort).

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Free Class to Improve English Skills Available

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am

For people in the community who are learning English as a second language, there’s a free class offered in Washington to help improve English language skills.

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Flu Shot Season Has Arrived

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With Fall approaching, it’s time for people to start thinking about getting their annual influenza vaccinations.

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Ribbon Cut at VTI in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am



Photos by Duncan Miller – KCII

A ribbon cutting was held for a new business in Washington Tuesday evening.

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Plant Milkweed to Help Monarchs

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo

The “king” of butterflies, the monarch, has seen a decline in population in recent years and there are ways people can help fight the trend locally.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Lisa Miller and Angie Wilson with the Grace C. Mae Advocate Center about providing free haircuts for kids going back to school.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Josh Smith about becoming the Keota Elementary principal.

BREAKING NEWS: Accident on Highway 1

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 12:33 pm


Emergency crews respond to a wreck on Highway 1 Tuesday. Photo by KCII staff

Emergency crews were paged to a motorcycle wreck on Highway 1 south of Washington shortly after noon Tuesday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Cigarette Believed to be Cause of Fatal House Fire

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 11:31 am


Fire fighters stand outside of the home where a fire took the life of a woman on June 19th. Photo by KCII staff

On Father’s Day, June 19th, a house fire in downtown Washington claimed one life and it is believed the early morning fire was started by a cigarette.

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Kalona Elementary Student Wins State Fair Spelling Bee

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The annual Iowa Youth Spelling Bee competition was held recently at the State Fair, and students from Kalona Elementary took the top two spots at the 1st and 2nd grade levels.

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No Candidates Yet for Washington City Council

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:25 am


Map courtesy of Washington County Auditor

A special election will be held in Washington next month to fill a seat on the city council but so far nobody has filed papers to be on the ballot.

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Sheriff Warns Kids and Parents About Stranger Danger

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

Area children are headed back to school this week, and Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says one of the most important ways parents can keep their kids safe is by talking about strangers.

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Riverboat Foundation Board Looking for Directors

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is looking to fill three volunteer directors’ positions.

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