Today's Local News

Work Underway for New Auditorium in Washington

Posted: Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Crews have started work for the new Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center Auditorium at the Washington High School this week.

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Ice Cream Social at the Conger House Sunday

Posted: Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Photos from the Conger House by KCII’s Sally Hart.

The third Sunday of each month the Conger House in Washington opens for visitors to learn about local history and this Sunday they’re hosting an ice cream social.

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Habitat Work Day Planned

Posted: Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Anyone interested in helping a local family with the renovation of their Habitat for Humanity home has an opportunity this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dani Kane about the ice cream social at the Conger House this Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Tim Knutson, one of the organizers of Chief Wapello Days, to discuss this year’s celebration.

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Rain Expected Throughout Today

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:25 am


Radar at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Over half an inch of rain fell in Washington between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning and more rain is expected throughout the day.

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Special Session Unlikely

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Iowa Legislature is not expected to hold a special session.

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Minigrants Awarded Last Night

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Grant recipients display their checks following Wednesday’s ceremony. Photo by KCII’s Sally Hart.

Last night, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded their summer mini-grants to area organizations.

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Vaccine Alliance Formed in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Kim Vogel (WCPH), Rujuta Vidal (Iowa River Crossing) Alaina  (Wellman Family Practice), Cory (Student Nurse,) Cristin Wellington (Mercy Services Kalona) Natassia Jaeger, Cathy Buffington (WCHC Family Medicine), Julia Kimball (Beans Pharmacy), Kim Malichky (Hy-Vee Pharmacy), Lynn Fisher, Danielle Pettit-Majewski (WCPH).  Not pictured: Dr. Lynette Iles, (Flexible Family Care) Tess DeJesus-Roetlin (Pharmacy on 8th),  Brett Antczak (WCHC), Jenna Perry (Wal-Mart Pharmacy). Photo courtesy of Washington County Public Health.

A county-wide alliance is forming to develop pre-pandemic strategies for immunizing county residents.

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Riverside Council to Consider Fire Truck Purchase

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Riverside City Council will consider purchasing a new fire truck Monday.

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O’Malley Visiting Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Another presidential hopeful is stopping in Washington tomorrow.

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New Superintendent Adjusts to Life in Washington

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Jeff Dicks, new superintendent for the Washington Community School District, has been at the helm for three weeks now.

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Chief Wapello Days Begins Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Chief Wapello Days, which was established in 1935, returns this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Community School District superintendent Jeff Dicks.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Chad Dolan, Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist stationed at Lake Darling.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Governor, Director of Human Services Department

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The chairs of the Iowa House and Senate’s Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittees are looking to work with Governor Terry Branstad and the Department of Human Services on meeting the needs of Iowans.

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2015 Washington County Fair Queen to be Crowned Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am


2014 Washington County Fair Queen Kaitlin Hora. Photo by KCII’s Sally Hart.

The 2015 Washington County Fair queen will be crowned Sunday evening.

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Supervisors Consider Carryover Funds for New Public Health Building

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Public Health department had an ending fund balance of $163,908.48 for fiscal year 2015 and is requesting the Board of Supervisors dedicate the money for the new building project.

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Fair Livestock Auction to be Held Next Friday

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Livestock will be up for sale at the end of the Washington County Fair next week.

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Excess Rain a Problem Across the Region

Posted: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Southeast Iowa continues to deal with wet fields following heavy rain that fell during storms in the past month.

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