Today's Local News

Spring Cleaning Pickup Starts Monday

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Now is the time to toss out unwanted items if you’re a resident of the City of Washington.

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Kalona Hosting Ball Tournament

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Kalona businesses are being promoted at baseball and softball tournaments the city is hosting this spring and summer.

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Modine Looks to Close Washington Plant

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Governor Terry Branstad toured the Washington Modine Manufacturing facility last May.

This week, Modine Manufacturing Company announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington.

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Buying Child Safety Seats Second Hand is Not Recommended

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Spring cleaning is underway and many people are holding garage sales, there are some items not recommended for purchase second hand, including car seats. Katrina Altenhofen, State Program Director for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, tells KCII News that child safety seats and many child products shouldn’t be purchased second hand without a complete knowledge of the history of the item.

She adds, the seller of the product could be liable for problems that happen, and this is why many national resale shops no longer sell child safety seats.

Altenhofen recommends buyers ask owners before purchasing if a car seat was in use in a car accident, if the seat has all of its working parts, are there any recalls on it, and did they fill out the warranty tag for it. A car seat used in a car accident should not be used again.

Altenhofen does add a hand-me-down safety seat from a family member is generally safe because the history of the seat is known.

For help finding the right car seat click here.

Oat Planting About Halfway Done

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Decent weather allowed farmers in this part of the state to get fieldwork done.

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Tips for Planting Onions

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Area gardens are starting to be worked on and some plants are in the ground.

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Mid-Prairie Students Preparing for Prom

Posted: Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Mid-Prairie students will take part in an American high school tradition this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Alicia Harper from the Workplace Learning Connection about a career fair being held at the Washington High School Monday (4/20) from 5 to 7 p.m.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with author, filmmaker and songwriter Bill Jamerson, who is presenting his program “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, at the at the Oakland Mills Nature Center and Washington Library today.

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UPDATE: Modine Plans to Close Washington Facility

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 9:55 am

Modine Manufacturing Company has announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington.

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BREAKING NEWS: Modine in Washington May Close

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 7:46 am

Modine Manufacturing Company has announced conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Washington.

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Janitor Who Sold Meth in School Parking Lot Arrested

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Details surrounding several arrests made last month in Henry County are surfacing now that a full investigation has been conducted.

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Access to Health Free Clinic in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow adults in the area are invited to attend a free access to health clinic in downtown Washington.

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Washington YMCA Pool Will Not Open Sunday

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The 90-year-old pool at the Washington YMCA is undergoing major repairs and will not open this weekend, as initially believed.

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Washington’s Spring Cleanup Starts Monday

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington’s annual spring cleanup starts Monday.

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Former Mid-Prairie Employee Sentenced

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A former business manager for two local school districts has been sentenced.

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Students Invited to Learn More About Career Paths

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Area high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about what career opportunities are available locally.

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Drought Conditions Lessen Slightly

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:21 am

While drought conditions have lessened slightly for Iowa as a whole, Southeast Iowa remains unchanged.

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Open House Planned in Kalona

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Kids and their parents are invited to an open house at YMCA of Washington County’s newest location.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Cara Sorrells, director of the Washington County E911 Center, about the work telecommunicators do in Washington County.