Today's Local News

Local Resident Named Cowgirl Queen

Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

A Louisa County native is Iowa State Fair royalty.

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Kirkwood Classes Start Monday

Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Classes for the fall term at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center begin Monday.

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UP Home Raises Over $10,000 for Alzheimer’s Association

Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The United Presbyterian Home in Washington was in the top three of 80 teams to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association by NuStepping.

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Drought Conditions Lessen in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The percentage of Iowa experiencing drought conditions was cut in half from last week to this week.

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Goat Show Winner from Wellman

Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

A Wellman resident fared well at one of the agriculture shows at the Iowa State Fair.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Zoe Wagner, 2015 Washington County Fair Queen, about her experience as a queen candidate at the Iowa State Fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Marty Bunge to discuss the Courage Ride. The Washington County bike ride, now in its tenth year, is a fundraiser for the research of sarcoma, a type of cancer.

Supervisors to Consider Adding Staff to Engineer’s Department

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am


Supervisor Stan Stoops suggested hiring one person this year and another next year during the work session.

Adding employees to the county engineer’s department was the topic of discussion at yesterday’s work session with the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Highway 1 Bridge Replacement Nearing Completion

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:23 am

Motorists will soon be able to travel between Brighton and Washington via Highway 1.

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Convictions Affirmed in Sanchez Case

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am


Johnatan Sanchez

The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed convictions of four counts of first-degree burglary and one count of possession of a firearm and vacated part of a sentence in the case of Johnatan Sanchez.

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Boil Order Issued for Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Another boil order has been issued in Washington County. A boil order was issued for West Chester Tuesday.

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Rollover Wreck Near Brighton

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

A car rolled in a single vehicle accident southeast of Brighton Thursday morning.

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Washington County Residents Receive Champion and Reserve Honors for Flowers at State Fairc

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am


Flowers are displayed at the 2015 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Hart.

Washington County was represented well alt the Iowa State Fair in the FFA floriculture competition this year.

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Courage Ride Entering Tenth Year

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:21 am

A Washington County fundraiser is entering its 10th year.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Sarah Sadrakula about Movies on Main Street.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, the second half of our discussion with Russ Forbes, president of the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce, focused on the Lone Tree Fall Festival.

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Meeting on Kalona Community Center Options Set

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The community center discussion in Kalona will continue next week.

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Demon Marching Band Preparing for Season

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am


Students practice at band camp earlier this week. Photos by Sally Hart.

Nearly 100 Washington High School students took part in marching band camp to prepare for the upcoming season.

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Kalona Community Award Recipients Announced

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A group of Kalona residents and a service organization will be recognized at Kalona’s Downtown Celebration next weekend.

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Work Underway at Halcyon House

Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Work crews and large equipment are now on site at Halcyon House for their $10.5 million project.

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