Today’s Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Director of the Washington Public Library Debbie Stanton about October happenings.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Riverside Fire Chief Chad Smothers about National Fire Prevention Week.

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UPDATE: Douds Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Fairfield Man

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 11:22 am

An investigation into a Fairfield man who was shot in August has led to an arrest.

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UPDATE: Students Falsified Posts that Led to Cancelled Washington Classes Friday

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:30 am

Friday morning Washington School District cancelled classes after a threat to safety was made on Snapchat, since then it has been determined that students posted false information against another student.

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Iowa Mennonite School Invites Alumni for Fall Homecoming Weekend

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A mix of traditional and new events will be held at the Iowa Mennonite School to welcome alumni, students, and community members for a homecoming weekend October 13-15.

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Warm Up Washington with Coat Drive

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

While temperatures to start October have been warmer than usual, eventually winter will settle in and the Washington Public Library is hosting Warm Up Washington.

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Every Second Counts in a Fire

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Firefighters will be visiting schools this week to educate children about fire prevention.

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Kalona Keeping Time with Community Center Project

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am


An updated rendering of the new Kalona Community Center. Courtesy of Ryan Schlabaugh.

The City of Kalona is right on track with the community center project.

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Demon Marching Band Places 4th, Best Drum Majors

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Washington High School marching band took to the field and was awarded this weekend.

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Columbus Day Observed Today

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Many offices and some businesses are closed today in observance of Columbus Day.

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Rain Expected in Washington Tuesday

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:21 am

October is off to a warmer than usual start in southeast Iowa.

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Kalona Resident Recognized for Volunteer Work at Homeless Shelter

Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Kalona resident Roger Weber was wanting to get back into volunteering when he found the Iowa City organization Shelter House.

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Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Visiting Highland Elementary for Fire Prevention Week

Posted: Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Every second counts when you’re facing a fire in your home.

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Supervisors to Discuss Property Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Personnel changes, property, and a presentation will be part of Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Threats That Closed Washington Schools Deemed Non-Credible

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Threats that cancelled classes at all of the Washington School District buildings were deemed non-credible.

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Iowa Mennonite School Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Puerto Rico School

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Iowa Mennonite School and Louisa-Muscatine were on opposing sides at this week’s volleyball game, but their desire to aid those affected by Hurricane Maria made them united.

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Washington Prepares for Halloween Events

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Kids get candy as they trick-or-treat around the square last year. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

Downtown Washington will be hosting spooky events this month in celebration of Halloween.

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Wellman-Scofield Library Proposes to Expand in City Hall

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Wellman-Scofield Library is looking to double their size with an expansion in the Wellman City Hall building.

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Three Iowa Counties Declared Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Three counties in Iowa have been designated as primary natural disaster areas and assistance is available for producers.

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Leaves Turning Color Earlier Due to Drought

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The best time to see leaves turning to bright colors in southeast Iowa is the second to third week in October.

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