Today's Local News

Minor Injuries Sustained in Two-Vehicle Wreck in Riverside

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A two-vehicle wreck in Riverside caused minor injuries Wednesday afternoon.

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Kinney Advances Bill Expanding Laws Against Stalking

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A bill in the Iowa legislature recently passed through the Senate Judiciary subcommittee that would expand anti-stalking laws in the state to include electronic methods.

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Harp Players Present Rumors Twice More

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Friday and Saturday will be the last chance to see local talent perform Rumors in Washington.

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Is it Science or Magic? Absolute Science at the Library

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A hands-on science event with experiments will be held during the Washington School District’s spring break at the Washington Public Library.

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Highland Speech Students Advance to All-State

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:22 am

It’s been around 16 years since the Highland speech team last sent a group or individual to All-State, but that streak has been broken.

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Make it a Lucky Day for an Animal, Consider Adopting

Posted: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at 6:22 am

PAWS and More Animal Shelter in Washington is looking to “make it their lucky day” for the animals they’re housing that are awaiting their forever homes.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 1:01 pm


Photo courtesy of Carol Horning

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Carol Horning and Megan Coakley about area farmers coming together to help farmers in Kansas who are dealing with the aftermath of devastating wildfires.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with John Marek, former mayor of Mt. Union, about the finalization of the city’s unincorporation. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Locals Helping Kansas Farmers, Collecting Donations for Delivery Friday

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Photo courtesy of Carol Horning

Area farmers are coming together to help ranchers in Kansas as they clean up after devastating wildfires burnt homes, killed cattle, and claimed lives last week.

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Mt. Union Officially an Unincorporated Community

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:28 am

After months of contentious discussion and a measure in the general election that was decided by a one-vote difference, the City of Mt. Union has officially become an unincorporated community.

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On to All-State Speech for Three Washington Students

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Three Washington students have been selected to perform at All-State Speech Festival.

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Wellman Woman Transported from Wreck by Helicopter

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Air Care transported a Wellman woman from a wreck north of Kalona Monday evening.

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Have a Designated Driver, Safe Way Home After St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:24 am

If you plan on going out and drinking this St. Patrick’s Day, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington Police Department, Iowa Department of Public Safety and Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau are urging you to have a safe ride home.

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Mid-Prairie Speech Team Receives Several I Ratings at State

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie speech team recently competed at the state individual speech competition at Vinton-Shellsburg High School, and five students walked away with overall I ratings or better.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ann Williams with the Washington Iowa Betterment Foundation about their upcoming Pub Crawl on Friday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) about the latest from the Iowa legislative session. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Kinney and Klein Working on Bipartisan Bill for Mental Health Communications

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am

With a contentious legislative session in full swing, every once in awhile there’s a cause both sides of the aisle can agree on, and right now that is a bill relating to the disclosure of mental health information to law enforcement professionals.

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Fatal Wreck Found Along Old Highway 218 Monday Morning

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am

At 8:54 a.m. Monday a single-vehicle wreck was found in a ditch along Vine Avenue north of G36.

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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops, Local Counties See it Rise

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Image from Iowa Workforce Development

January unemployment rates in Iowa have been released and the two counties with the highest unemployment rates the first month of 2017 were Allamakee and Clayton at 6.9%.

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Keokuk County Sheriff Seeking Help Identifying Burglar

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photograph of suspected burglar; photo courtesy of Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help identifying an individual who was caught on camera during a burglary in Hedrick.

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