Today's Local News

November Precipitation Below Normal, Temperatures High

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 6:21 am

A few snow flurries could be seen in Washington County Wednesday night.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Susan Wellington, of the Halcyon House, and Don Kline about a caregivers support group that is held in Washington twice each month.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Louisa County Conservation Naturalist Lana Artz-McComb about the Upcycled Holiday Gifts event.

Highland Exploring the Possibility of Closing Ainsworth Elementary

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:28 am

At the most recent meeting, the Highland School Board discussed Ainsworth Elementary, and whether or not they would close the school after this year.

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Washington County to Advertise County Attorney Position

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers (left) speaks with the Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Photo by Sally Y. Hart)

The Washington County Attorney position will be vacated later this year, as the current attorney Shawn Showers has been appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the 8A Judicial District bench.

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Iowa Beef Checkoff on the Ballot Today

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:27 am


A cow in rural Washington County. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Today Iowa’s cattlemen can vote at their local county extension offices as to if they want the Iowa Beef Checkoff reinstated or not.

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Washington Economic Development Group gets WCRF Grant for Trails

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:25 am

To kick off the “Happy Trails” portion of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation’s fall grant presentation, the Washington Economic Development Group was awarded $30,000 toward the regional recreation and trail plan.

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Big Red Radio to Visit Archer’s Appliance and Electronics

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The KCII Big Red Radio will stop at Archer’s Appliance and Electronics in Washington Thursday.

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Towner to be Washington County Medical Examiner

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A new medical examiner will be taking over the job beginning January 1st.

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Louisa County Conservation to Make Holiday Gifts While Upcycling

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

For those looking for a good way to reduce the amount of waste they’re sending to landfills, Louisa County Conservation is hosting an event that will turn some of that waste into inexpensive gifts for the holidays.

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Green Presented Service Award

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

Washington County’s 4-H/Youth Coordinator Amy Green has been presented the 4-H Distinguished Service Award.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Michelle Redlinger, director of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, about the upcoming Candlelight Tour of Homes. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Sheila Horras about the Keota Tour of Homes.

Mid-Prairie has Eyes on iPads with WCRF Grant

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie School District will be able to use technology more effectively after receiving a grant recently from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Caregivers Encouraged to Take Care of Themselves

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Those who take care of loved ones are reminded to also care for themselves during National Caregivers Month.

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Iowa’s Flu Activity Minimal

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Currently Iowa’s influenza activity is minimal.

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Man Dies Following Arrest in Jefferson County

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A man is dead due to an unknown medical issue while in police custody in Jefferson County.

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Wet, Windy Monday in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Monday was a windy day to start the week in Washington.

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Baseball Bat at Two Washington Incidents Over Holiday Weekend, Injuries Reported

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A baseball bat was used in two separate incidents Washington Police responded to over the holiday weekend.

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How to Avoid Injury When Shoveling Snow

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With winter approaching and snow on the horizon, Eric Turner of JET Physical Therapy says shoveling snow can cause injury if not done properly.

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