Today's Local News

Washington County Conservation Board Discusses Budget

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:22 am

At their monthly meeting, the Washington County Conservation Board spent a substantial amount of time discussing their budget plans for the coming fiscal year.

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STEM Session Turns Elementary School into Race Track

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:20 am


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Lincoln Elementary School’s library in Washington became host to race cars Tuesday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Main Street Washington director Sarah Grunewaldt about Slow Down and Savor Washington. It will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday (1/21).

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Jennine Wolf, Director of Washington County Environmental Health, about National Radon Action Month.

Flood Warnings Issued for Kalona, Lone Tree

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:29 am


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Flood warnings are in effect for the English River at Kalona and the Iowa River near Lone Tree until Thursday morning. .

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Gish Named New Washington County Attorney

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am


New Washington County Attorney John Gish stands outside of the Washington County Courthouse. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a vote of 3-2 the Washington County Board of Supervisors have selected a new county attorney.

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EPA Warns, Iowa has Highest Radon Levels in the Country

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Map of radon levels in the United States; image courtesy of the EPA

January is National Radon Action Month, and Iowans need to take notice, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Supervisors Considering Options for Departments in Old Calendar Factory

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Dr. Chris Grier (left) and Washington County Public Health administrator Danielle Pettit-Majewski present the preferred option for moving the public health department to the former McCleery Calendar Factory at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Concerns regarding turning the former McCleery Calendar Factory into space for the Washington County Department of Public Health were voiced at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Wellman Library Recovering After Computer Virus Attack

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of the Wellman Public Library

In late October, the Wellman Public Library got a computer virus called ransomware, which essentially attacked all of their servers and hid their electronic files.

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Grassley Support Northey for Agriculture Secretary

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:23 am

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has yet to name a nominee for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Senator Chuck Grassley has been supporting Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey for the spot.

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Marr Park Ice Fishing Clinic Canceled

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Washington County Conservation’s ice fishing clinic, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled.

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Some Plants Provide Color During Winter

Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6:20 am

While the temperatures may be rising above freezing this week, it can still be hard to find colorful landscapes.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with St. James Elementary School principal Beth McBride about keeping kids safe.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Riverside boy scout Nathan Butler about his Eagle Scout project. This is part two of a two part interview.

BREAKING NEWS: New Washington County Attorney Appointed

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 12:50 pm


New Washington County Attorney John Gish stands outside of the Washington County Courthouse. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a vote of 3-2 the Washington County Board of Supervisors have selected a new county attorney.

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Highland Exploring Options for Propane Buses

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At their most recent meeting, the Highland School Board was given a presentation about propane-powered school buses, which is something they are considering for the coming school year.

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Wintry Mix Covers Washington, Flood Warning Issued for Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:28 am


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Nearly six-tenths of an inch of rain and a wintry mix fell in Washington Monday.

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Slow Down and Savor Washington Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

For $21 you can sample food at seven different downtown restaurants this Saturday during the annual Slow Down and Savor Washington event.

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Mid-Prairie Teachers and Administrators Report Back After Visit to Kentucky

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The superintendent for the Eminence School District in Kentucky, Buddy Berry, will be coming to speak with teachers and administrators of Mid-Prairie, Washington, and WACO schools, but before he does, Mid-Prairie wanted to check out his district first hand.

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Local Man to Witness Inauguration in Person

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Merle Miller and President-elect Donald Trump. Photo courtesy of Merle Miller

It’s a busy week ahead for a Kalona man as he travels to Washington, D.C., for the 45th president’s inauguration.

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