Today’s Local News

Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Angie Shrader and Curt Mayer about the 100-year-old time capsule being opened at the Washington Middle School.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Wellman farmer Steve Berger who is recognized as one of the 2018 Iowa Master Farmers by Wallaces Farmer magazine.

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UPDATE: Car Strikes Child on Bicycle in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:31 am

A seven-year-old was hit by a car in Kalona and taken to the hospital by helicopter Wednesday.

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Celebrate Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:27 am


Sandy Lovetinsky is a dispatcher for the Washington County Communications Center. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

From firefighters quenching a house fire, to an ambulance driving down the highway, we see examples of public safety every day.

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Record Cold Start to April in Washington

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:27 am

A new record low average temperature has been set in Washington for the start of April.

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Washington County Woman Arrested on Release Violation for 16 Original Charges

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:25 am

A Brighton woman was arrested on pretrial release violation for 16 original charges.

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Deadline Approaching for KCII Business and Broadcasting Scholarship Applications

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Two $500 scholarships are being offered to graduating seniors by KCII Radio.

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Mid-Prairie Selects High School Assistant Principal, Home School Assistance Program Director

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The high school assistant principal, activities director, and other positions were hired by the Mid-Prairie School Board this week.

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Spring Cleaning in Washington Next Week

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington’s annual spring cleanup begins Monday.

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Riverside Approves Rental of Community Building to Sojka

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 6:20 am

Renovation work can now begin on the Riverside Community Building after a rental agreement was approved by the Riverside City Council to John Sojka.

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BREAKING NEWS: Car Strikes Bicyclist in Kalona

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 7:07 pm

A car struck a bicyclist in Kalona Wednesday.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Weather Eye Meteorologist Michael Karow about this week’s weather.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Washington County Communications dispatcher Sandy Lovetinsky for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

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Century-Old Time Capsule Opened at Washington Middle School

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:29 am

One hundred years ago a time capsule was sealed at the then Washington High School and Tuesday it was opened in honor of the building’s centennial year.

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Mid-Prairie Adds Another First Grade Section, Discusses Space

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:26 am

A large number of incoming first grade students is causing the Mid-Prairie School District to hire another teacher.

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New Excavator on the Way to Washington County Engineer’s Department

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Washington County will soon have a new excavator in the engineer’s department.

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Kalona Pushing C Avenue Project to Fall

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Construction on a Kalona street project will be put on hold due to RAGBRAI stopping through town this July.

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Weather Delays Iowa Fieldwork

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:23 am


Less than a full day was suitable for fieldwork across most of Iowa last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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When to Aerate Lawns, Apply Pre-Emergence Herbicides

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:22 am

Unpredictable weather, spongy soil, and plants that are tender are all common in Iowa during the spring, which can make it a sensitive time for yards according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Grant Wood to Come to Life on Washington Stage

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 6:21 am

Iconic Iowa artist Grant Wood, who created American Gothic, will come to life on a Washington stage this weekend. The Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center is hosting actor, director, scenic designer,and producer Tom Milligan as he portrays Wood in ‘Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel.’ The 45-minute one-man show is presented in association with American Legion Post 29. Tickets are available at the door and the show begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.