Today's Local News

Trees Forever and Mid-Prairie Middle School Partners for Kalona Tree Planting Project

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Earth Day is this Saturday, with National Volunteer Week following the week after, and the city of Kalona is embracing both occasions with their tree planting project April 26th.

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight Prepares for Trip to D.C. Next Week

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Eighty-four area veterans are traveling to Washington, D.C., next week on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #27.

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Riverside City Council Discusses Plans for Dog Park, Solar Energy

Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Riverside City Council held their regular meeting monday night.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with foreign exchange students Baraa Sawaad and Nono Zakaria and Cafe Dodici owner Lorraine Williams about a dinner to benefit refugees in Iowa. The meal features dishes from their home countries – Malaysia and Israel. This is part one of a two-part interview.

UPDATE: Teen Killed After Moped and Semi Collide in Wapello Monday

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 10:32 am

A semi-truck hit a moped in Wapello Monday night and a teenager died.

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Foreign Exchange Students Partner with Cafe Dodici to Host Meal to Benefit Refugees with Malaysian and Israeli Dishes

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Malaysian and Israeli dishes will be featured in a special fundraising meal in Washington Wednesday evening.

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Semi Strikes Moped in Fatal Wreck in Wapello Monday

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A semi-truck hit a moped in Wapello Monday and one person died.

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Keota Student Receives Award at State Science and Technology Fair

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am


A Keota High School student received an award at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa(SSTFI) at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

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Advanced Planning for Health Care will be Topic of Lunch and Learn Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Advanced care planning for your health will be discussed at a Lunch and Learn session hosted by Hospice of Washington County this Wednesday in honor of National Healthcare Decision Day.

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Calf Auction to Benefit Kansas Wildfire Relief Efforts

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Ranchers battled wildfires in Kansas last month, many lost much of their livestock and fences were burned away. Photo courtesy of Carol Horning

A calf will be auctioned off Thursday in Kalona with proceeds benefiting Kansas wildfire relief efforts.

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Income Tax Filing Due Today

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Today is the deadline to file your income taxes.

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Riverside City Council Providing Discounted Rates for Extension Summer Camps

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington County Extension is partnering with the City of Riverside to bring Extension day camps to Riverside for a fourth summer.

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Keota City Council Discusses Potential Daycare Center

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council held their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday night at city hall.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Hospice of Washington County director Katrian Altenhofen about a lunch and learn being held Wednesday about healthcare decisions.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Columbus Junction city council member Harold Prior about the new geographic information system (GIS) project mapping Columbus Junction’s sewer and water systems.

Virginia Grove Celebrating Earth Day with Program about Birds and Owls

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Virginia Grove will be holding an Earth Day celebration this Saturday.

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Elementary STEM Club Receives Praise in Washington

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Lincoln Elementary students Grant Whisler, Andrew Hunger and Haiden McGowen worked together to design a helmet that included a hard shell, crushable foam, and soft lining. The test mannequin then housed a paint ball for test falls. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H.

What do helmets, windmills, axle systems and robots have in common? They were all created by the 114 kids in the STEM Club at Lincoln Elementary this year.

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Keota Combines Superintendent and Principal Positions, Phelps No Longer Shared with Tri-County

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am

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Prohibition of Excessive Force, Community Development Block Grants, Future Home of City Council Meetings on Tuesday’s Washington City Council Agenda

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The new meeting location for regular Washington City Council meetings will be set at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Severe Thunderstorms Hit Northern Washington County

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Over the weekend, Washington received 1.1 inches of rain.

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