Today's Local News

Washington County Conservation Hosting Annual Ice Fishing Clinic

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Bluegills in Marr Park, photographed with an underwater camera; photo courtesy of Washington County Conservation

Washington County Conservation is hoping for cold weather this week, as they prepare for their annual ice fishing clinic at Marr Park.

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Wellman Appoints New City Council Member

Posted: Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 6:28 am

After Jared Schneider was elected Washington County Sheriff, his seat on the Wellman City Council needed to be filled.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tomorrow

Posted: Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Many offices will be closed tomorrow in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Keota Hires New Special Education Teacher

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Keota School District recently hired a new special education teacher for the elementary school.

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Ice Expected Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Sleet, freezing rain and ice are in the forecast for the area Sunday.

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PAWS and More Sees Increase in Animals in 2016

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Find these animals and more looking for their forever homes. Images courtesy of PAWS & More

PAWS & More in Washington saw an increase in animal intake in 2016 with 799 animals being received.

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Soybean Harvest in 2016 Breaks Records

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Soybean harvests in Iowa and across the U.S. in 2016 broke records set the previous year.

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Washington County Conservation to Improve Clemons Creek Shooting Range

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Clemons Creek shooting range is getting a makeover this year, thanks to contributions from area law enforcement and the work of Park Ranger Mark Even.

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Local Legislator and Principal Recognized for Work Against Human Trafficking

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am


From right, Kevin Kinney, Brad Fox and Gov. Terry Branstad stand together after being presented awards for work to combat human trafficking in Iowa. Contributed photo

This month in Iowa has been designated as Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month by Governor Terry Branstad and work against a multistate sex trafficking ring was recognized recently at the Iowa Statehouse.

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Mid-Prairie Finalizes Easement Agreement with Wellman Golf Course

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Wellman Elementary; photo courtesy of the Mid-Prairie School District

The Mid-Prairie School District and Wellman Golf Course recently made official an easement agreement that allowed the school to create a path from Wellman Elementary to Sunrise Daycare.

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Legislative Briefing Coming to Washington Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Washington’s first legislative briefing of 2017 will be held next weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Girl Scouts Caitlin Kroll and Natalie Prochaska about cookie sales. This is part one of a two part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Senator Rich Taylor about the current Iowa State legislative session. This is part two of a two part interview.

KCII’s Christmas Cash Call Grand Prize Winner Announced

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 8:15 am

The grand prize $1,000 winner of the KCII Caring Christmas Cash Call has been announced.

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Schools Urge Parents to Talk to Kids About Safety and Stranger Danger

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:29 am

The elementary schools in Washington are urging families to talk to their children about safety and stranger danger.

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Senator Taylor Leading Opposition to Court System Budget Cuts

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Governor Terry Branstad recently released proposed budget cuts, and many of them are not sitting well with area representatives.

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Student Teaches School Board About Drones in Agriculture

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am


David Hora shows the Washington School Board his drone and how he used it to help with agriculture classes this fall. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

One Washington High School student spent his sweet sixteen birthday in an unusual way – by talking to the school board about drones.

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Riverside Scout Working on Trail Improvements for Eagle Scout Project

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Eagle Scout candidate Nathan Butler presenting to the Riverside City Council; photo by Joe Cerwinske

Nathan Butler is a boy scout from Riverside, and as part of his journey to become an Eagle Scout, he’s taken on a project to improve the city’s hiking trail.

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A Day of Service – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day of service.

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Public Hearing to be Held for Vacating Portion of Nutmeg Avenue Near Bunker Mill Bridge

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 6:23 am


The section in the orange line is under review. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is considering vacating part of Nutmeg Avenue, but before they take action on the item they’ll be hosting a public hearing.

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