Today’s Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with State Climatologist Harry Hillaker about the summer weather and dry conditions. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Project Manager Ben Curtis of the English River Watershed Management Authority.

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August Recognizes Importance of Clean Water for Urban and Rural Communities

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am

August is National Water Quality Month, and though it makes up about 60% of our bodies and 70% of the Earth, there is still harm that is being done to our water systems.

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One Week Until School Commences

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:26 am

If you started off your summer with a bucket list and still have items left to be checked off before the school year begins, you have one week left until classes begin.

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Filing Window Approaching for City Council Contests

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Those interested in serving on a city council will have from August 28th to September 21st to file.

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Flu Shots Arriving This Month

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Last influenza season there were 134 influenza-associated deaths in Iowa.

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Highland School Board Reviewing Ainsworth Elementary Bids, Boiler Bids

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Sale of the Ainsworth Elementary building and other bid proposals will be discussed at the Highland School Board meeting tonight.

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Summer Lunch Program Concludes, Serves Approximately 360 Students Per Day

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Washington School District summer lunch program came to an end Friday and attendance was high throughout the season.

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Supervisors Set to Discuss Election Equipment, Road Use, and Recycling

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Computers, bicycling, and recycling are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Louisa County Area Vietnam Veterans Plan Flagpole Dedication for Memorial

Posted: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 6:20 am


Photo courtesy of Louisa County Area Vietnam Veterans.

Where Highways 61 and 92 meet in Grandview, you can see a Vietnam War-era “Huey” helicopter elevated from the ground.

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Conceptual Plans Released for New Winfield Pool

Posted: Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The City of Winfield has released the new conceptual design of their upcoming Rick Rodgers Community Pool.

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Burn Bans in Place for Five Iowa Counties

Posted: Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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Last week the statewide average precipitation was less than half of the normal amount.

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Wapello Man Held on Child Pornography, Sexual Exploitation Charges

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A Wapello man is being held by U.S. Marshals on charges of sexual exploitation of children and production of child pornography.

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Drought Conditions Persist

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:26 am


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Drought conditions have again declined with 12.5% of Iowa now in severe drought.

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Dental Screenings Needed for Freshman at Washington High School

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Get those pearly whites checked out by a dentist before the first day of school.

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Wellman City Council Plans to Change Fireworks Code

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Wellman City Council took action on changing the wording of their fireworks ordinance.

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Demons Preparing for Marching Band Season

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Band ten hut! The Washington Marching Band has been preparing for their fall season with band camp nearly complete.

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Moon Likely to Outshine Perseid Meteors

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A bright summer moon will likely be in the way of this weekend’s annual Perseid meteor shower.

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Murder Mystery Play Auditions Being Held Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Auditions for the third show of the season by the Washington Community Theater are being held Tuesday.

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Three Positions Open on Highland School Board, Only Two Candidates Running

Posted: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Three director positions are open and only two official candidates are on the ballot for the Highland School Board election.

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