Today's Local News

Grassley Introduces Legislation for Rural Hospitals

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

In order to be economically viable, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced legislation that would allow critical access hospitals to continue operating emergency rooms and outpatient care, but decide if they’d continue to offer inpatient care or not.

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Trek Fest Begins Tonight

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The 31st annual Trek Fest begins this evening.

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Record Rainfall Set Thursday

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Over three inches of rain fell in Washington Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Do You Have the Biggest Animal or Tallest Cornstalk in the County?

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am


A pig at the 2014 Washington County Fair. Photo by KCII’s Sally Y. Hart

Entries are due next week for some of the Washington County Fair Association’s contests.

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Purple Martin Fest Being Held Outside of Kalona

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The first Iowa Purple Martin Fest is taking place this weekend.

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YMCA’s Childcare Operates at a Deficit

Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The YMCA of Washington County is in discussions with the Washington Community School District about childcare services.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) about avian flu and the confederate flag, this is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Chad Simmons who is currently recovering from injuries he sustained when a tornado hit his mobile home in rural Henry County on Saturday. He joined us by phone from his room at the University of Iowa Hospital.

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Downpour in Washington

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:26 am


A row-crop field East of Washington Thursday morning.

Nearly four inches of rain fell from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. this morning.

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Community Center Open House Well Attended

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Kalona City Council will consider a contract with an architecture firm at its next meeting.

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Movies to be Shown in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Sarah Sadrakula speaks to the Washington City Council about Movies on Main Street. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

A new event, a summer movie series, is coming to downtown Washington starting next week.

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Mid-Prairie Moving Forward with Practice Facility

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Mid-Prairie School District is moving forward with the construction of an indoor practice facility.

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Unemployment Rates Drop Slightly in KCII Listening Area

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

While the State of Iowa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May, Washington and area counties had slight decreases.

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Grassley Says Confederate Flag Should Not be Flown

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The state legislature of South Carolina has voted to open debate removing the Confederate Flag from its State House.

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Elderly Waiver Program Wavering

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:22 am

In Washington County, people can enroll in a program aimed at helping them age in their homes safely as opposed to going to a nursing homes, but the future of it looks grim.

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Jefferson County Fair Continues

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The first county fair in the State of Iowa is underway.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More Animal Shelter, about the low cost spay and neuter program.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Chad Simmons. Simmons is currently recovering from injuries he sustained when a tornado hit his mobile home in rural Henry County on Saturday. He joined us by phone from his room at the University of Iowa Hospital.

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More Rain, Thunderstorms Expected

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Over half an inch of rain was recorded in Washington the first six hours of the day today.

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Body Pulled from Iowa River Identified

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 6:23 am

It’s still unclear how the man whose body was pulled from the Iowa River last week died.

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