Today's Local News

Stewart Elementary School Celebrating 75 Years

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Decades ago a family in Washington donated land for an elementary school that is celebrating its 75th year this week.

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Ribbon Cuttings Held for YMCA

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am


The Washington Chamber of Commerce ambassadors hold a ribbon cutting at the future site of the Washington YMCA. Photo by KCII’s Joe Nichols

Five new soccer fields and the future site of the Washington YMCA were the locations of two ribbon cuttings yesterday afternoon.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Becky Harkema, Director of the YMCA of Washington County, about two ribbon cuttings today.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Scott Allen, executive director of Friends of Bunker Mill Bridge, regarding their plans for the summer.

UPDATE: Ainsworth Man Remains in Custody After Shooting

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:25 am

A 48-year-old Ainsworth man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a shooting incident in Williamsburg.

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Area Seniors Receiving Diplomas

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The school year is winding down in southeast Iowa.

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Beatty Continues Cycling Races

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Alijah Beatty (center – white helmet, black shirt) competes in the spring finish at La Crosse. Photo courtesy of Mark Beatty.

A 16-year-old Washington girl is continuing her competitive cycling circuit this season across the United States.

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Meth Making Materials Uncovered in Mount Pleasant

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Two Burlington residents are facing charges related to making meth and violating no-contact orders they have against each other.

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Plans Underway for Summer Classic

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Washington’s first Summer Classic four-day event will be held next month.

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Near Record Low Overnight

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Temperatures in Washington dipped near the record low for May 19th in the early morning hours.

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Beef Month Being Promoted in Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Photo by KCII’s Sally Y. Hart.

Angus, Belted Galloway, and Limousin are just a few of the different breeds of beef cattle found in Iowa.

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Almost Acoustic Tuesdays Begin Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Locally and nationally known acts are performing on the approach of a historic bridge in rural Washington County to raise money for its restoration.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Matthew Pemberton, director of membership procurement with the Iowa Cattleman’s Association and member of the Washington County Cattleman’s Association, about Beef Month.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Scott Allen, executive director of Friends of Bunker Mill Bridge, to discuss what they have planned for this summer.

Car Rolls After Hitting Patrol Vehicle

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:25 am

Early Sunday morning, authorities were responding to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 92, when a third vehicle hit a patrol car and rolled onto its top.

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Ainsworth Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:24 am

A 48-year-old Ainsworth man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after an incident in Williamsburg this weekend.

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Utilities Board’s Review of Pipeline Permit Continues

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Iowans continue to submit letters of support for and objections to the construction of a pipeline that would cut through the state and a portion of southeast Iowa.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Riverboat Mini-Grants

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is now accepting applications for their summer round of mini-grants.

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Washington School Board Approves Bonds for Auditorium Project

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

In a special session meeting Friday the Washington Community School Board approved $1.1 million in general obligation bonds.

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Wellman Working on New Capital Improvement Plan

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Members of the Wellman City Council are prioritizing a list of projects for a new Capital Improvement Plan.

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