Today's Local News

United States to Implement New Rules Regarding Antibiotics and Livestock

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Starting on January 1st, 2017, the United States will adopt a new directive that will affect the antibiotic distribution for cattle, swine, and poultry producers.

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Local Superintendent Sharing to be Discussed at State Convention

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 6:21 am

In November, school board members from across the state will go to their annual convention and Washington and WACO’s superintendent will be one of the speakers.

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Keota City Council to Approve WCRF Grant Applications

Posted: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The deadline for the Washington County Riverboat Foundation fall grants is approaching, and the City of Keota is among the cities and organizations finalizing their grant proposals.

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Supervisors to Discuss Farming in Right of Way Areas

Posted: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Farming in the right-of-way areas in Washington County will be discussed Tuesday.

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Kalona Elementary Outdoor Classroom Meets Delays

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The new outdoor classroom at Kalona Elementary is not yet up and running, though according to principal Robin Foster it’s getting closer by the day.

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Special Election Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Tomorrow evening the vacant seat on the Washington City Council will be filled.

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Stewart Addition, New Auditorium Approach Completion

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:26 am


The entrance to the auditorium is just west of the main entrance of Washington High School. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Facilities in the Washington School District are seeing two projects approaching completion.

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Washington County Conservation to Clean up Sockum Ridge Timber

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is currently working to improve the timber stand at Sockum Ridge.

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It’s Back – KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:25 am

KCII’s Home Shopping Extravaganza will soon be on air again.

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County Farmland Up for Rent

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Nearly 105 acres of farmland owned by Washington County is available to rent.

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Always Be Prepared for Emergencies

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Three weeks ago an earthquake rumbled in Oklahoma and the shocks were felt all the way in Washington County.

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Highland Accepts Bid for LED Installation

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:22 am

At their most recent school board meeting, the Highland School District accepted a bid for the installation of their LED lighting. According to Business Manager Sue Rich, the school approved a contract with Ace Electric in the amount of $104,612. The business will install the lights in the three buildings in the Highland district. Rich believes work on the project will begin as soon as they decide which building to start with, which she assumes will be the building in most dire need of the upgrade. The project was funded in part by a $35,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. The bid price includes the cost of the lights and the installation.

Washington County 4-H Seeking Volunteers

Posted: Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington County 4-H is looking for adults to join the 4-H Youth Committee.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Merle Hagie, candidate for Washington City Council Ward 2.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Jeff Krug about the Red Flag Tour.

Is it a Property Marker? Maybe a Grave Marker?

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:29 am


The cement marker was placed in a mausoleum Thursday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Is it a property marker, or maybe a temporary grave marker?

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Red Flag Tour Brings Classic Automobiles to the Area

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Annual Red Flag Horseless Carriage Tour is returning for its fifth year next weekend.

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The Show Must Go On – 40 Years of Theater Celebrated in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Productions at the Washington Community Center. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Forty years ago the Washington Community Center was constructed and raised the curtain for its first show – “Of Thee I Sing,” a musical comedy about American politics.

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Mid-Prairie Introduces Monroe, the New Therapy Dog

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Kara Troyer and Monroe; photo by Joe Cerwinske


Mid-Prairie’s new therapy dog, Monroe; photo by Joe Cerwinske

When former Kalona Elementary principal Teresa Beenblossom took a position at Lincoln Elementary in Washington, she took Coral, the therapy dog she was handler for, with her.

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Motorcycle Wreck on Highway 218

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Emergency crews, including a Med Force helicopter, responded to a motorcycle wreck on Highway 218 Thursday afternoon.

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