Today's Local News

Kiwi Avenue Crossing Project Gets Contractor

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board has met with several area contractors and received bids for the work on the Kiwi Avenue crossing of the Kewash Nature Trail.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ed Colby director of the upcoming play Rumors, and Jill McNurlen director of Camp REECE.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson about upcoming conservation projects. This is part two of a two part interview.

Area Teachers and Administrators Ready to Learn from Kentucky Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 6:28 am

On Friday, three area schools are giving students the day off as teachers and administrators convene at Washington High School to learn from Buddy Berry, Superintendent for the Eminence, Kentucky School District.

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Man in Manslaughter Trial Arrested for Shoplifting

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


Justin W. Milam

A West Chester man involved in a trial in a case of involuntary manslaughter was recently arrested for shoplifting in Washington.

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Flu Activity Moderate, Cover Coughs and Stay Home When Ill to Prevent Spreading Influenza

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

Influenza is in Washington County. Influenza activity in Iowa is widespread and moderate at this time.

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February Off to Warm Start, Temperatures Expected in the 60’s Friday

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

February has been feeling more like spring than winter as of late.

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Washington Wrestling Takes Fourth, Individual Tournament Begins Today

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

Wrestling action continues in Des Moines today at the state tournament.

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Washington Council Talks Budget, Jobs

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

Jobs, events and promoting the community were all discussed at Washington’s recent City Council meeting.

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Area Fire Departments Extinguish Multiple Grass Fires

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

This week area fire departments responded to multiple grass fires.

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Mid-Prairie Jazz Band Ready for Tallcorn Jazz Festival

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

The Mid-Prairie Jazz Band will be heading to the University of Northern Iowa this weekend to participate in the Tallcorn Jazz Festival.

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Washington Page

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

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with President of WCDC, Inc. David Hoffman about Duke, a new service dog.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

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

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson about upcoming conservation projects. This is part one of a two part interview.

BREAKING: City of West Chester Water to be Shut Off Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 11:57 am

The City of West Chester will be performing an emergency well repair on Thursday, which will result in the city’s water being shut off.

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Washington Man Arrested for Assault on Peace Officers

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:30 am


Billie Earl Nowell

One law enforcement officer went to the Washington County Hospital emergency room after an incident at the Washington County Jail Tuesday.

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Supervisors Vote Against Former Calendar Factory as a Future Home for County Departments

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


The former McCleery Calendar Factory building. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Unanimously the Washington County Board of Supervisors voted to not pursue the McCleery Calendar Factory Building as the future location of Washington County Public Health.

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Highland Creates Committee for Superintendent Search

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

At the most recent Highland School Board meeting, the path to fill the soon-to-be vacant superintendent position became a little more clear.

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Two Arrested in Washington After Short Pursuit

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


Curtis Cousins


Esau Rios

A short pursuit ended in Washington Monday with two people arrested.

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Stolen Safe Located in Mississippi River, Man Charged in Theft

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A man was recently arrested on charges of burglary and theft in Mt. Pleasant, which included a stolen safe that was found in the Mississippi River.

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Washington Council to Hold Public Hearing for Former Library Building

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A public hearing date has been set regarding the potential sale of the Washington former public library on East Main Street.

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