Today's Local News

Cash Rent Prices Decline

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

For the third straight year, cash rent prices for Iowa farmland has declined.

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Washington Students Close to Making Wish Come True

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington middle school students are close to making a wish come true for a 6-year-old girl in town.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Margie Lasek about RAGBRAI housing.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Crooked Creek Christian Camp about their Color Me Fun Run.

Man Arrested After Hitting Juvenile on Bike with His Car

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Stanley Dale Rathmel

A girl riding her bicycle on North 4th Avenue in Washington was hit by a car Thursday evening.

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Mid-Prairie Student Named a National Merit Scholar

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Washington County has a National Merit Scholar.

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Wayland Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling at Crawfordsville Bank

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:27 am

The former President of People’s Savings Bank of Crawfordsville has entered guilty pleas in Federal Court for embezzlement and obstructing a bank examination.

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Area Athletes Qualify for State Track Meet

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Area athletes competed at track meets last night in Mt. Pleasant, Wayland and Eddyville and many qualified for the state meet in Des Moines next week.

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Packwood Man Charged with Two Counts of Sexual Abuse

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Matthew Lee Murphy

A Packwood man is facing charges for two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree.

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Construction Work Continues at Washington Schools

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Stewart Elementary Principal Adam Miller shows the school board photos and videos of the construction work for the early learning center. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Construction work can be seen at two Washington schools.

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Kidzfest Moved to Washington High School

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Kidzfest has been moved to the Washington High School.

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Corn Country Cruisers Kick Off Season Saturday

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Corn Country Cruisers Car Club kicks off their season of shows this Saturday.

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Annual Cleanup in Wellman this Weekend

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The City of Wellman is holding their citywide cleanup this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mary Patterson about a commemoration event happening Sunday for Terry Anderson. He was a Washington High School graduate who became an FBI Agent and was killed in the line of duty.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with local bicyclist Alijah Beatty, a student at Iowa Mennonite School, about her career and May being Bike Month.

BREAKING NEWS: Wayland Man Pleads Guilty for Embezzlement

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 11:36 am

The former President of People’s Savings Bank of Crawfordsville has entered guilty pleas in Federal Court for embezzlement and obstructing a bank examination.

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Technology Plan Approved for Washington Schools

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am


The Washington School Boad met in Central Office Wednesday evening for their monthly meeting and above (from left) Jeff Dielman, Sonia Leyva, Superintendent Jeff Dicks, Eric Turner and Heidi Vittetoe are some of the lights that have been upgraded this school year to LEDs.

The technology staff at Washington Community Schools has kept busy over the last year and have a full schedule ahead of them this summer.

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Two-Vehicle Accident in Ainsworth

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:24 am



The vehicles above were involved in the crash in Ainsworth Wednesday. Photos by KCII’s Zach Ulin

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a semi and a sedan Wednesday afternoon.

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Plans Approved for New Casey’s in Washington

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

A site plan for a new Casey’s General Store in Washington was approved by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission this week.

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Annual Washington Tree Giveaway Saturday

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Elm, birch, peach, maple, oak and spruce trees will all be given away in downtown Washington Saturday.

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