Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Debbie Stanton, director of the Washington Public Library, about a person development and transformation program coming to the library.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Park Ranger Zach Haworth about the start of the year at Lake Darling

Kalona to Seek Grant for Additional Community Center Work

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

At their most recent meeting, the Kalona City Council approved an application for an $800,000 grant from Enhance Iowa for additional funds towards the community center project.

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Buckingham Named a Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist

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


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A Washington High School student has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

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Keota City Limits Expected to Get a Little Bigger

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

An upcoming Keota City Council meeting will include a public hearing regarding the annexation of three properties just outside of city limits, which will make the city a bit bigger.

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Over 5.3 Million Gallons of Liquor Sold in Iowa Last Fiscal Year

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

Liquor sales in Iowa increased last fiscal year by 3.9%.

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Kirkwood Classes Start January 17th, Still Time to Register

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

Classes at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center begin Tuesday, January 17th and there’s still time to register for courses.

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Supervisors to Select County Attorney January 17th

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

A new county attorney will be decided upon this month.

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Temperatures Fall Below Zero

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Temperatures fell to -2 degrees early Friday morning, after only a high of 12 degrees Thursday.

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Kalona Library Offering Breastfeeding Support Group

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

In their mission to help develop good early childhood practices, the Kalona Public Library has teamed up with Washington County Public Health to offer a program to help mothers.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Lorraine Williams with the LET’s Center for the Creative and Healing Arts about trying new things in the new year and Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander visiting Washington Sunday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Shawna Riggins, the Youth Services Librarian at the Kalona Public Library, about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Kalona Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 15 Years for Vehicular Homicide

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:30 am

After entering guilty pleas in November, Jeffrey Bulecheck was sentenced for homicide by vehicle Wednesday.

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WACO Shuffles Days to Accommodate Professional Learning Day

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The WACO School District is shuffling the schedule in the coming months to accommodate for a professional learning day they’re participating in with the Washington and Mid-Prairie School Districts.

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New Sheriff Sworn In

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Dan Kitchen swears in the three re-elected supervisors and Auditor Dan Widmer. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

There’s a new sheriff in town – Jared Schneider took the oath of office this week for Washington County Sheriff.

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Lake Darling First Day Hike Doubles Previous Year Attendance

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The second annual First Day Hike at Lake Darling was a rousing success according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth.

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Soil Contaminated with Lead Paint to be Abated in Washington

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The old north water tower in Washington was taken down in September. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Lead paint contamination in the soil where the old north water tower stood in Washington will be abated.

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Blood Donations Needed

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors.

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Area Counties Approved for State Housing Trust Fund Grants

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently approved grants to Local Housing Trust Funds, and counties in the area will benefit.

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Drop Off Christmas Trees this Week

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Christmas trees in Washington must be discarded this week.

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