Today's Local News

Kalona Siblings Take Part in Bible Bee

Posted: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Five Kalona siblings recently participated in the National Bible Bee held in Orlando, Florida.

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Prepare Garden Tools for Winter

Posted: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 6:20 am

With winter on our door step, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have provided tips on how to prepare garden tools and equipment for the season.

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Cover Crop Event to be Held in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Cover crop workshops are being held across Iowa throughout the month by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Main Street Washington Director Sarah Sadrakula about the 20th Annual Lighted Holiday Parade.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh to discuss their flood mitigation and get an update on where talks are at with YMCA of Washington County.

Additional Information Regarding Plane Crash Released

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:26 am

A coroner has identified the remains of the occupants of a plane that crashed in Ohio last Thursday after stopping at the Washington Municipal Airport.

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Registration Open for Lighted Parade

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am


Photo courtesy of Main Street Washington.

Washington’s 20th Annual Lighted Holiday Parade will be held later this month.

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Today Honors Veterans

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Today is Veterans Day and a chance for people to thank and appreciate those who have served.

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Kalona Attempting to Curb U-turns

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Additional signs are being installed in downtown Kalona to remind residents U-turns are not allowed.

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Offices Closed Due to Holiday

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Due to today’s Veterans Day holiday a number of offices are closed.

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Wintry Mix Falls in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Southeast Iowa received a wintry mix of precipitation this morning.

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Chef Cook-off Announces Winner

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Community Foundation of Washington County’s sixth annual Chef Cook-off Fundraiser was held last night and chefs Mary Dohlman and Ila Miller competed.

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Lone Tree School Organizations Hosting Fundraiser for Local Family

Posted: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Proceeds from a soup supper planned for tonight will go to a local family recovering from a house fire that occurred October 31st.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dave Stoufer and Mike Worley about Veterans Day and the F-Troop Military Museum in the City of Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Mark Patton, Executive Director of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, to discuss their plans to move a donated home to Kalona.

Veterans to be Honored Tomorrow

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:24 am

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and the Washington County Military Museum with the American Legion Post #29 is hosting a free dinner for veterans and their families.

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Habitat for Humanity Moving Home to Kalona

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A home donated to Habitat for Humanity is being moved to a vacant lot in Kalona.

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The Family Connection Honored with Credential

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Washington County’s The Family Connection program, Washington County Public Health and Home Care of Washington County has earned the Iowa Support Credential.

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Some Farmers Choosing to Plant Cover Crops

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Cash crops are making way for cover crops in some local fields.

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Nuisances Cleared Up in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Progress is continuing on abating nuisances in the City of Washington. Building and Zoning Official Steve Donnolly explained at the recent city council meeting that all of the August and September complaints are closed. The city has added Merle Hagie as a part-time code enforcer. Hagie explained some properties are being observed, which means property owners have not been contacted yet but the city is watching to see if the problem is cleared up on its own, such as a complaint on a dumpster which may be used for construction at the site.

According to the recorded complaints, there were 25 nuisances in October, with 12 still open. The cases vary from trash and tall weeds to furniture in the yard.