Today's Local News

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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Rain Expected Tonight

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

Forecasts show over two inches of rain falling in Washington Wednesday and Saturday this week, according to AccuWeather.

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Driver Arrested After Going Wrong Way on Highway

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

A driver was arrested in Washington County after a vehicle was found going the wrong way on Highway 218.

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Washington Classes Begin Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

School bells will ring for the first classes of the 2016-2017 school year at schools in Washington tomorrow.

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Weather Cooperates to Help Make Lone Tree Fall Festival a Success

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The annual Lone Tree Fall Festival was this past weekend, and Russell Forbes of the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce said it was a success.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with pastor Dave Watson of the First Assembly of God in Washington.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar about back to school safety.

Washington County Pig Breaks Record at State Fair

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:29 am


Lexi Marek with her champion pig. Contributed photo

Philip, a pig from Washington County, who claimed the Grand Champion FFA Market Hog title this year at the Iowa State Fair broke records over the weekend.

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Washington Classes Start Wednesday

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

Classrooms are getting decorated, backpacks are being stuffed with school supplies and the first day of school pictures will soon be filling social media locally as Washington Community Schools start classes Wednesday.

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Hayden Fry Statue Nears Completion

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 am

With FRYfest approaching, Steve Maxon and Doris Park of Max-Cast in Kalona are heading into the final stretch for the completion of a Hayden Fry statue that will be installed in Coralville.

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Free Haircuts Provided for Students to Get Ready for School

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 6:25 am


Three children at a time got their hair cut for free Friday in downtown Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Getting ready to go back to school includes picking out clothes to wear on the first day, checking off items on the school supply list, and for many kids a new haircut.

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