Today's Local News

No Action Taken by RUSS Board on Exit Agreement

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:24 am

The Regional Utility Service Systems, or RUSS, board met Wednesday and no action regarding the exit of Washington, Mahaska and Wapello counties was taken.

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Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Henry County School

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A bomb threat written on a bathroom wall at Mount Pleasant High School was investigated Friday morning.

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Open House to Help Animals Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Tomorrow the annual PAWS and More Holiday Open House will be held.

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Warm Temperatures Expected Throughout the Weekend

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The overnight temperatures in Washington this month have been nearly three degrees above normal at about 21 degrees according to the National Weather Service.

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Ainsworth Fire Holding Annual Fundraiser

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:22 am

An annual event that brings the Ainsworth community together, and helps those who protect it, is being held this evening.

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Proper Care for Poinsettias

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am


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Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are providing tips for care for the popular holiday flowers – poinsettias.

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Superintendent Search at Washington Continues

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The Washington Community School Board approved the list of those who will interview the finalists for the district’s superintendent search.

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Local Schools Holding Christmas Concerts

Posted: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Two local schools will present their Christmas themed concerts this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, Director of PAWS and More Animal Shelter, about their open holiday house this weekend.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by superintendent of Mid-Prairie School District, Mark Scheider, to go over a few of the topics discussed at this week’s school board meeting.

UPDATE: West Chester Considering Open Carry Zones

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:35 am

The City of West Chester is considering an ordinance establishing open carry zones for weapons, which would prohibit open carrying of weapons on the city’s property.

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New Summer School Program Partners with YMCA

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am


The Washington School District is partnering with the YMCA to encourage elementary students to attend summer school if the student shows a substantial deficiency in reading.

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Charges Filed in Connection with Guided Hunts in Jefferson County

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Several individuals face charges following a yearlong investigation into guided hunts in Jefferson County.

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Take Care to Avoid Christmas Tree Fires

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

While decking the halls and decorating Christmas trees this month, keep safety in mind.

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West Chester Council Considering Gun Zones on City Property

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:22 am

An ordinance that would ban firearms on property owned by the City of West Chester is being considered.

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Market Beef Weigh-in for Projects is Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Tomorrow the Market Beef Weigh-in for 4-H and FFA beef project members will be held.

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Big Red Radio Joining Santa at Community 1st Credit Union

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Today the Big Red Radio is meeting Santa at its second stop of the week for KCII’s 12th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Last Chance to See One of the World’s Largest Nativity Collections

Posted: Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Nativities handmade by artisans across the world and right here in Southeast Iowa will be on display in Ainsworth this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Larry Cuddeback who recently published his second book with his daughter, Cheyenne Miller, titled The Three of Hearts. The book is a collection of stories from World War II veterans in Southeast Iowa. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss the shotgun deer hunting season with Wesley Gould, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer.