Today's Local News

Report Shows Middle School Renovations Range From $13.2 to $16.1 Million

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:25 am

A visual assessment of the Washington Middle School was recently conducted by Estes Construction as part of the Iowa Construction Advocacy Team and their findings were presented at last night’s school board meeting.

Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Concert Features Traditional and Modern Music

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The annual Washington Holiday Concert for Children is this evening.

Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Start Possible for Mid-Prairie Athletic Complex

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Plans for a new indoor practice facility in Wellman are moving forward.

Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Event to Help Homeless Animals

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The annual PAWS and More Holiday Open House will be held this weekend.

Read the rest of this entry »

Shipping Deadlines Approaching

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

As shipping deadlines approach, the United States Postal Service is preparing for their busiest days of the year.

Read the rest of this entry »

More Donations Come in for K-9 Fund

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:21 am


Officer Joe retired last January.

It has been nearly a year since Washington’s K-9 officer Joe retired and efforts are underway to raise funds for a new K-9 unit.

Read the rest of this entry »

Leadership Washington Focuses on Health and Fitness

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Health was the focus of yesterday’s Leadership Washington Class.

Read the rest of this entry »

Cover Crops Keeping Some Fields Green

Posted: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Although harvest is over, some fields may still have noticeable vegetation.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Larry Cuddeback who recently published his second book with his daughter, Cheyenne Miller, titled The Three of Hearts. The book is a collection of stories from World War II veterans in Southeast Iowa. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, Michael Zahs joins us to discuss his nativity collection. The more than 2,300 nativities will be displayed for the last time this weekend at the Ainsworth Opera House.

“Three of Hearts” Shares Local Veterans’ Stories

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:24 am

A father-daughter team has published their second collection of stories from World War II veterans from Southeast Iowa.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tour of Homes Raises $2,500 for Lights

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:23 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Candlelight Tour of Homes over the weekend had approximately 300 guests tour five homes and the polygonal barn at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Read the rest of this entry »

Funding for Mount Pleasant Project Approved by Transportation Board

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Mount Pleasant is receiving state money to improve access to an area intended for professional offices.

Read the rest of this entry »

Meeting in Riverside to Focus on New Fire Truck

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Riverside Fire Department is planning to order a new truck before the end of the year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Superintendent Search, Budget Reductions and Future of Powder Puff Game to be Considered

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Budget reduction strategies, the superintendent search and powder puff football are each action items on tonight’s Washington School Board agenda.

Read the rest of this entry »

RUSS Board Meets Today, Exit Agreement Drafted

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington, Mahaska and Wapello counties are making efforts to leave Regional Utility Service Systems or RUSS and today the RUSS board will discuss the departing agreement.

Read the rest of this entry »

December Temperatures Below Normal

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

While average temperatures last month were nearly eight degrees below normal, average temperatures so far this month are less than two degrees below normal.

Read the rest of this entry »

Heaton to Serve as Chairman of House Committee

Posted: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A representative for southeast Iowa will serve on four House committees during the upcoming session.

Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Pastor Maureen Howard of Immanuel Lutheran Church about Advent and Christmas.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our discussion with Lake Darling’s Fisheries Technician, Vance Poulton, concerning ice fishing at Lake Darling.