Today's Local News

Soil Moisture Levels Mostly Adequate

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Southeast Iowa is the driest area of the state in regards to soil moisture, but remains adequate.

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Washington County Conservation Selects Site for Handicapped Camping Pad

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board has many projects they’re working on at Marr Park, including the creation of a new handicapped camping pad.

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Special Election on Tuesday

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Ward 2 residents will decide who the next Washington City Council member is Tuesday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Steven Gault, candidate for Washington City Council Ward 2.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson about their most recent board meeting.

UP Home Ground Broken for Expansion

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:29 am


The United Presbyterian Home board members take part in a ground breaking ceremony. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Dirt has officially been moved for an expansion at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington.

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Mid-Prairie Receives Insurance Group Dividend Check

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Mid-Prairie School District was recently presented a check for nearly $30,000.

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Washington Schools Say ‘Good-Bye’ to 626 Years of Experience

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Recent retirees of the Washington Community School District. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Over 600 years of service to the Washington Community School District was applauded at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

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Wreck on Highway 1, Near Richmond Turnoff

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Two vehicles were involved in a car wreck on Highway 1 Wednesday morning.

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West Fork Crooked Creek Watershed Awarded

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:25 am


(L-R) Kate Giannini, Commissioner; Teresa Munn, Conservation Assistant; Dan Mahoney, Watershed Coordinator; Dave Birney, Commissioner; and Miranda Haes, District Technician; photo courtesy of Washington SWCD

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District’s West Fork Crooked Creek Demonstration Project has received the Outstanding Watershed Award.

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Heavy Rain Impacts Crop Conditions

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Corn stalk rot and stress on soybeans due to excessive moisture was reported in Iowa following last week’s heavy rains according to the weekly Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report.

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Stutzman Makes it to Round of Eight at Paralympic Games

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Matt Stutzman, the “Armless Archer”; photo courtesy of the US Paralympic Team

Kalona native Matt Stutzman, also known as the Armless Archer, competed yesterday in the Men’s Individual Compound Open at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Plant Spring-Blooming Flower Bulbs this Fall

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Contributed photo

In order to enjoy tulips in the spring, work must be done in the fall.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Washington High School Activities Director Brent Van Weelden about homecoming.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mt. Union Mayor John Marek about the city’s efforts to unincorporate.

BREAKING: Truck Versus Bicyclist Accident Sends One to Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 10:40 am

One person was transported to the hospital Tuesday night after a truck versus bicyclist accident.

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Mid-Prairie Re-Elects Officers, Assigns Delegates and Representatives

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Mid-Prairie School Board President Jeremy Pickard being sworn in by Jeff Swartzentruber; photo by Joe Cerwinske


Mid-Prairie School Board Vice President Jeremy Statler being sworn in by Jeff Swartzentruber; photo by Joe Cerwinske

The Mid-Prairie school board held elections Monday night for President and Vice President for the current school year.

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Mental Health Pilot Program in Washington County Reviewed

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors were presented an update on the crisis services available in the county at their Tuesday meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Since 2014, Washington County Hospital and Clinics has had mental health crisis services available in its Emergency Room.

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Woman Arrested for OWI After Striking Vehicle

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Crystle Gragg

One person was arrested following a vehicle crash in Washington Tuesday night.

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Get to Know the Candidates Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Listen to KCII tonight to hear the special election candidates forum for Washington City Council.

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