Today’s Local News

Mid-Prairie, Wellman Residents Place at State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:20 am

Mid-Prairie students are receiving top honors at the Iowa State Fair.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page KCII News talks with PAWS and More Animal Shelter Director Amber Talbot about half-price cat adoptions in August.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program KCII News talks with drum majors Sierra Mathews, Stephannie Schrock, and Alexys Clark of the Mid-Prairie High School Marching Band about the upcoming season.

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Conservation Resurfacing Paved Portion of Kewash Nature Trail

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:28 am


The Washington County Conservation Board met August 9th. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The paved portion of the Kewash Nature Trail in the City of Washington will undergo a resurfacing project.

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City Council Tables Action on WEMIGA Waste Contract Amendment

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:26 am


Washington City Council met August 7th.

The Washington City Council discussed a proposed amendment to a 28E contract for WEMIGA Waste Recycling Center.

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Reports of Intoxicated Subject Lead to Washington County Arrest

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Early Sunday morning local authorities received information about an intoxicated subject leaving Walmart in Washington.

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Washington School District Holds Events Ramping Up to New Year

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:25 am

The Washington School District is preparing for the start of a new year, and they have scheduled several events to get parents and students ready too.

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Riverside City Council Awards Contract for Highway 22 Resurfacing Project

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:24 am

A contract was awarded for a Highway 22 resurfacing project in the City of Riverside.

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Time to Get Vaccinated Before Starting Kindergarten

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:21 am

Kindergarten can be a big transition for kids, and one important preparation is making sure your child has received all the required vaccines.

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Kalona Community Center Opening in Less than Two Weeks

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 6:20 am

In less than two weeks the new Kalona Community Center will be open for residents and YMCA members to use.

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Easement Hearing Headlines Supervisor Meeting Agenda

Posted: Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 6:25 am

The public is invited to share their opinion about a Kewash Trailhead Easement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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New Volunteer, Community Group Policy to be Read at Mid-Prairie School Board Meeting

Posted: Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 6:24 am

A first reading on a policy regarding child abuse, community groups, volunteers, and visitors is expected to be given by the Mid-Prairie School Board at Monday’s meeting.

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Arraignment for Pedersen Continued, Believes His Name is “Band Deano”

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:29 am


Clarence Pedersen

An arraignment was continued for a Washington man charged with first degree murder in the death of his roommate.

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Mid-Prairie Marching Band Prepares for Queen-Themed Show at Band Camp

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:28 am

Don’t stop them now: the Mid-Prairie High School Marching Band is hard at work preparing for their fall show titled “Queen Extravaganza.”

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Polk County Authorities Arrest Des Moines Man Wanted in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Thursday night at 8p.m. Polk County authorities arrested a Des Moines man with Washington County warrants.

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Two Men in Possession of Ax and Crowbar Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:25 am


Rollin J Bontrager

Joshua Lee Holmes

Two men were arrested Thursday on disorderly conduct charges.

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Dry Conditions Persist in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Abnormally dry conditions continue through Washington County, and moderate drought remains in place in areas to the south according to this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor report.

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Final Cruise Night Set For Saturday

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:25 am

The Corn Country Cruisers are hosting their final cruise night of the year on the Washington Square Saturday.

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Washington County Conservation Seeks Countywide Jurisdiction for Peace Officers

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:24 am


The Washington County Conservation Board met on August 9th. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Washington County Conservation is in the process of getting countywide peace officer jurisdiction for two of its employees.

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Thanksgiving in July Food Drive Collects Over 9,000 Pounds for Washington HACAP

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 6:20 am

Over 9,000 pounds of donations have now been collected for the Thanksgiving in July food drive.

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