Today's Local News

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by author, filmmaker and songwriter Bill Jamerson, who will be presenting “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, at the at the Oakland Mills Nature Center and the libraries in Kalona and Washington.  

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Mid-Prairie Property Tax Levy to Increase

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie’s property tax levy is set to increase $1.25 next fiscal year if the state legislature doesn’t reach a compromise.

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Celebrate National Library Week in Downtown Washington

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

This is the 57th National Library Week.

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Civilian Conservation Corps Focus of Storytelling Program

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Stories gathered from the men who benefited from a great depression era work program as teenagers and young adults will be shared in Southeast Iowa this week.

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Have You Made Your Advanced Healthcare Decisions?

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Have you made advanced healthcare decisions in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself?

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Washington County Dispatcher on the Job 25 Years

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Sandy Lovetinsky is a past winner of the Iowa APCO Telecommunicator of the Year award and was presented a Milestone award this year as well for 25 years of service. Contributed photo.

Dispatchers across the country are being recognized as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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County to Work with Contractors on Wayland Road Project

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Only one bid, nearly 40 percent above the estimate, was received for a road project in Washington County.

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Divide Perennials Periodically

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am


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Perennial flowers are often divided to control size, rejuvenate plants and to propagate, or breed, a prized flower.

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Kalona Business Hoping to Increase Organic Dairy Supply

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am

As demand for organic milk grows, a Kalona business is attempting to use crowd funding to increase their production.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with director Don Hughes about the upcoming Washington Community Theater production of 70, Girls, 70.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, the second half of our conversation with Ed Malloy, mayor of Fairfield, regarding his city’s certification as a Blue Zone Community.

Master Matrix Discussed, No Action Taken

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The master matrix was discussed at yesterday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Simulation Focuses on Consequences of Distracted Driving

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Keota and Mid-Prairie high school students now have a better understanding of the consequences associated with distracted driving.

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How Do You Volunteer?

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington area is rich in volunteers.

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Great River Road Bike Lane in the Works

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Construction of a 16 mile bike lane in Louisa County will begin later this year.

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Season Begins for Amish Countryside Tours

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Tours of the Amish community outside of Kalona are now available on a regular basis.

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Local Children’s Artwork on Display

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Sonya Love-Smith preschool teacher from St. James School, and Abby Charlier from Stewart Elementary, are preparing for an art show at the Washington Public Library. Contributed photo.

Handprints and flowers are some of the subjects that can be seen on display at the Washington Public Library.

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Washington YMCA Pool Remains Closed

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington YMCA’s pool is closed for repairs and maintenance.

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File Taxes Today

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Today is the final day to file timely returns for taxes.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Robert Nichols and Ben Urick about a free wellness clinic in Washington Saturday, 4/18, at the public library from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the second part of a two-part interview.