Today's Local News

Washington’s Fashion Weeks Draws to a Close

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Washington’s Fashion Week is wrapping up with open houses and a style show.

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Drought Conditions Increase Slightly

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Drought conditions in Iowa have increased by a tenth of a percent from last week to this week.

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Final Legislative Briefing of the Session Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The third and final legislative briefing of the session held in Washington will be tomorrow.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Cat Nelson, facility manager of the Community Center, about Almost, Maine and purchasing tickets online.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Washington County naturalist Pam Holz to discuss the STEM Wonders series she’s holding at the Marr Park Conservation Education Center.

Man Linked to Amber Alert Facing Kidnapping Charge

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of abducting his stepdaughter.

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Students Tour KCII Studios

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo.

Twelve fifth grade students and 12 mentors toured the KCII Radio studios yesterday.

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Iowa Mennonite School Students Celebrating Agriculture

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Some Iowa Mennonite School students are choosing to drive their tractors to and from school today.

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Grassley Working on Victims of Trafficking Act

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A bill cosponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley called the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, came out of committee with a unanimous 20-0 vote.

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Four Grass Fires Out of Control Yesterday

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Area fire departments responded to four grass fires across Washington County yesterday.

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Washington Council Endorses Grant Applications

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington City Council endorsed three applications for grant funds totaling $101,650 at their meeting this week.

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Branching Out to Plant Trees in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Volunteers across Iowa will be taking part in 44 tree planting projects worth over $181,000 through Trees Forever and Alliant Energy’s Branching Out program.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Chuck Grassley (R) about tax reform and a bill to curb human trafficking.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Mid-Prairie’s upcoming bond issue with the district’s business manager, Jeff Swartzentruber.

Residential Zoning Remains Tabled

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Washington City Council did not take any action or have any discussion regarding amending Chapter 165 residential zoning code at their meeting last night.

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Casino Revenue Set Aside for Capital Improvement Projects

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Money from the Riverside Casino will no longer be used for Riverside’s general operating expenses.

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Survey Shows Decrease in Alcohol Use Among Iowa Teens

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The use of alcohol by high school students has decreased in recent years, according to results from the 2014 Iowa Youth Survey State Report released by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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K-9 Fund Receives Donations, Seeks Grant

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is nearing their $21,000 fundraising goal to get the department two K-9 units.

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Mid-Prairie Building Fees Waived

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Building permit fees are being waived for work Mid-Prairie School District is doing in Kalona.

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Rollover Accident on Highway 218

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

One vehicle rolled in an accident along Highway 218 last night.

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