Today’s Local News

Ways to Keep Active in Home During Winter

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:27 am

As daylight grows shorter and the temperature gets colder, curling up in a warm blanket sounds easy, but a sedentary lifestyle can lead to physical problems once spring sprouts its leaves.

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Washington Council Sets Priorities

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Washington City Council has set their top strategic priorities in 2018 and 2019.

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Drought Conditions Increase, Southeast Iowa Dry

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Drought conditions in Iowa have increased by more than 10% from last week to this week.

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Stout and Black Receive I Dare You Leadership Award

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Brooke Stout (left), daughter of Tim and Julie Stout of Washington, and Sydney Black, son of Chris and Tara Black, were awarded the I Dare You Leadership Award at the 4-H Awards Family Fun Night. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H

Two Washington County 4-H members recently were presented the “I Dare You” national leadership award.

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Need an Ugly Sweater? Make One at the Library

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Things are going to get ugly at the Washington Public Library for a new holiday craft project.

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Swedesburg Museum Hosts Annual St. Lucia Celebration Monday

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Swedish American Museum and Historical Society in Swedesburg honors a Scandinavian tradition every December with its Sankta Lucia potluck event.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New Salon in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Photo by Joe Nichols – KCII

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a new business in Washington Thursday afternoon.

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Highland Schools Host Winter Concert Monday

Posted: Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Highland Middle and High School music groups will be on display this Monday as the 6-12 grade bands and choirs perform their winter concert.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Candice Boulton from the Swedish American Museum and Historical Society in Swedesburg about their free St. Lucia potluck event happening December 11.

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Riverboat Foundation Gives $150,000 Grant for Kalona Community Center Gym

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Kalona City Council members Joe Schmidt and Mark Robe and City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh accept their grant from WCRF board member Stephanie Schlabaugh. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation gave its largest grant at their fall 2017 ceremony to the City of Kalona.

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Rollover Wreck in Rural Wayland, One Injured

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Thursday morning Washington County dispatch received a call for a single vehicle rollover with three kids possibly trapped inside.

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Library Association Received $54,000 for Digitization Project

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am

An effort to preserve local history and make resources more accessible received a $53,970 grant Wednesday from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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How to Honor Loved Ones Who Have Passed During the Holidays

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:25 am

While the holidays are often full of cheer and excitement, they can be tough for those who have lost a loved one in the last year.

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United Presbyterian Home CEO Moore to Retire

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am

After 41 years, Washington’s United Presbyterian Home will say good-bye to its CEO.

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Safety Reminders for Second Shotgun Deer Season Saturday

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:24 am

As hunters head out for the second shotgun deer hunting season this Saturday, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters of safe practices.

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Warmer than Usual Start to Washington

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Despite cold temperatures the last couple of days, December is having a warmer than normal start in Washington this year.

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Additional Snow Removal Route Beneficial for Washington County

Posted: Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 6:20 am

When your route for your morning commute is plowed clear of snow, you may not think about the work that goes behind making Washington County’s roads drivable during winter.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Hospice of Washington County Bereavement Director Jina Witthoft about grief during the holidays.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Fairfield resident and “Armless Archer” Matt Stutzman.

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Riverboat Foundation Awards Over $1 Million

Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 6:30 am


Photo by Sam McIntosh – KCII News

Over $1 million was awarded across 33 grants Wednesday evening by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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