Today’s Local News

Sign Up Open for New CRP Acres

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 6:22 am

Eligible farmers and private landowners can sign up now for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program.

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Control Weeds in Your Garden

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 6:20 am


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Be proactive to minimize weeds in your gardens or home lawns.

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Handicapped Persons Enjoy Fishing Day at Marr Park

Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 6:20 am


Washington County Sheriff Jared Schneider gives out fishing awards May 6. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

From tiniest fish to most fish caught, awards were given to participants who took part in the annual handicapped fishing day at Marr Park.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Marissa Reisen about heat illness. Today is Heat Safety Awareness Day.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Anita Swartzendruber about the free Wayland Community Garden during National Garden Week.

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Kalona City Council Approves YMCA Contracts for Community Center, Pool

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:27 am


Kalona City Council met at the Kalona Public Library June 4. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Kalona City Council approved two contracts with the YMCA of Washington County at their recent meeting.

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Impacts of Down Recycling Market Felt Locally

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Recycling markets are down, it is now costing contractors to get rid of plastics and paper and the impact is being felt by Washington County and the City of Washington.

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Power Pole Falls Onto Highway 1, Causes Traffic Delays Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Traffic on Highway 1 was delayed just south of Kalona Wednesday due to a power line being down after a wreck.

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Nomination Papers Due Next Week for Washington City Council Special Election

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:25 am

There is an empty seat on the Washington City Council and a special election this summer will fill the position.

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Tractorcade Rolling into Washington Sunday

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Hundreds of tractors will convene in Washington Sunday and are staying for four days.

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Warm Weather, Precipitation Helping Crops in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:24 am


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Warm weather with some precipitation helped Iowa’s crop development as the calendar moved from May to June.

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Mitchell Faces Moats for State Representative District 84

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:24 am


Joe Mitchell

Four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for State House Representative District 84 have been narrowed down to one after Tuesday’s primary election.

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New Ainsworth Well Functioning Okay, Water Conservation Order Still in Effect

Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 6:20 am

Crews are testing the new well that was drilled for the City of Ainsworth.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Kathleen Collier health and wellness coordinator for the Heritage Area Agency on Aging about the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Kalona Public Library Youth Services Librarian Olivia Kahler about the summer reading program.

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Primary Election Held, Stage Set for General Election Races

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:29 am


Ballots were cast in primary races Tuesday and results are now in.

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Wanted Illinois Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Near Wapello

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:27 am


Shawn Cade

An Illinois man was arrested on multiple charges after a high speed pursuit ended outside Wapello.

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Be Mindful of Hot Temperatures, Thursday is Heat Awareness Day

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Washington and the surrounding area has already had record high temperatures this season and Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Marissa Reisen is reminding people to be mindful of the heat this summer.

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Seniors Increase Socialization, Get Fresh Produce and Support the Local Economy through Farmers’ Market Program

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Area seniors have the chance each week in Washington to socialize and get fresh produce at the same time through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

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Second Lot in Washington Business Park Sold

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6:24 am

The second lot in the Washington Business Park has been sold.

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