Today’s Local News

Mid-Prairie Wrapping Up Building Transition

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Summer is on the downward slope for area schools, and the Mid-Prairie School District has been busy with the building transition for the elementary and middle school classrooms for the fall.

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Washington County Fair Queen to be Crowned Sunday

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Anna Pence (blue – center) is crowned the 2016 Washington County Fair Queen by the 2015 queen Zoe Wagner. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The 2017 Washington County Fair Queen will be crowned this weekend.

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Dry Conditions Worsen, Moderate Drought Felt in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Last week nearly nine percent of Iowa was in moderate drought, now that has increased to 16.2%.

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31st Annual Bluegrass Festival Plucking Away in Kalona

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:24 am

If you’re headed north on Highway 1 towards Kalona this weekend and you hear the faint sounds of a banjo, you don’t need to get your ears checked.

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Supervisors Approve Bid on G36 and W47 Improvement Project

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Six bids were received for a Washington County road project estimated to cost $900,000.

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Armstrong Wins BBQ Contest

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Greg Armstrong is presented the Pitmaster award. Photo courtesy of Main Street Washington and Washington Farmers’ Market.

Turkey, steak, chicken, pork and ribs were all entered in the annual Washington Farmers’ Market BBQ and Smoker Challenge.

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Corn and Soybeans Behind Five-Year Average

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Corn and soybeans in southeast Iowa are behind the five-year average.

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Sigourney 4-H Club Receiving Iowa Character Award

Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 6:20 am

A Sigourney 4-H club is being recognized for their exceptional character by the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with 2016 Washington County Fair Queen Anna Pence about her experience as queen and she shares some advice for this year’s contestants.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) Advocate Brad Koenig about the legislative cut to victim services funding.

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Tuesday’s Tornado Path Tracked Near Williamsburg

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:29 am


National Weather Service image


National Weather Service image – Upper South Amana looking southeast by Randy Graesser

The tornado that touched down in Iowa County Tuesday evening had a 4.6-mile path.

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Kalona City Council to Award Bid Packages for Community Center Construction

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council is expected to award a bid package for the community center project this Thursday.

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Man Missing from Iowa County, Sheriff Asking for Public’s Help

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A 63-year-old man is missing in Iowa County and it is believed he has the onset of dementia.

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No Vote Taken on Rezoning Former Calendar Factory, Motion Lacks a Second

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A developer is looking to create more housing in Washington, but to do so would require a change in the building’s zoning status, which did not pass at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting this week.

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Hot, Humid Conditions Ahead of the Dog Days of Summer

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

With temperatures in the mid-90’s combined with high dew points heat index readings climbed into the 100-105 degree range Wednesday.

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Norris Stops in Washington, Seeking Democratic Nomination for Governor

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am


John Norris introduces his plans if elected the next governor of Iowa. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Improving water quality, prioritizing education, and rolling back the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa are three things that candidate John Noriss supports.

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Big Wheels and Hot Wheels at Chief Wapello Days

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:24 am

From Christmas in July to Big Wheel tricycle races, there’s a little bit of everything at the annual Chief Wapello Days July 14-16.

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State Legislature May Meet in Special Session to Balance Budget Deficit

Posted: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s state legislature may have to go into a special session to make improvements on the budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Fair board member Brayton Turner about the fair which begins this Sunday, July 16th.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Lone Tree Superintendent Ken Crawford.

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