Today's Local News

Theater Project Still Raising Funds

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The committee raising funds for the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center has announced they are still trying to raise just over $333,000 before they have to cut certain items from the project.

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Washington Instructor Receives Service Award

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

An instructor at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center has received an award for service.

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Area CPA Gives Tax Tips

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Tax season has begun, a time of year that makes many people nervous.

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Man Arrested After Going Through Mailboxes

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

One person was arrested in Washington Thursday after going through mailboxes.

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Winfield-Mt. Union Jazz Looks to Continue Success

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 6:20 am

The Winfield-Mt. Union jazz band looks to follow up a fifth place finish at the Iowa Jazz Championships.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Lorraine Williams, Washington County Democratic Chair, about the upcoming caucus on Monday at 7 p.m.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Vance Polton on the Iowa DNR.

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Early Voting Open for Kalona Special Election

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Residents of Kalona can now cast ballots for their special election regarding $3.9 million in bonds.

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Mid-Prairie Moves to Finalize Addition Plans

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie High School is moving closer to finalizing plans for a new addition.

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Sanders to Make Campaign Stop in Washington

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Knoxville earlier this month. Photo courtesy of KNIA/KRLS

Just days ahead of the Iowa caucuses, a leading candidate will be in Washington.

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USPS Set to Release 50th Anniversary Star Trek Stamps

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Stamps to be released by the United States Postal Service later this year will feature Star Trek images.

Riverside will be thought of often in 2016.

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Laborshed Analysis Findings Presented

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Of the people who work in the City of Washington, 63% also live in the city.

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Ainsworth Fire Department Adds New Rescue Tools

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The new cutters are in the foreground and will be added to the department’s other equipment, to aid at the scene of car accidents. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a grant for $2,500 the Ainsworth Fire Department added a new cutter to their toolbox.

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Still Time to Register for Father-Daughter Dance

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:21 am

The 4-H County Council is holding their second annual Father-Daughter dance next week.

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DNR Urges Safety When Ice Fishing

Posted: Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Winter has come in full force, causing many area anglers to get ready to venture out on Washington County lakes and ponds for fishing.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Michelle Redlinger, director of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, and Sarah Sadrakula, director of Main Street Washington, about RAGBRAI coming to Washington. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Today on In Touch with Southeast Iowa we are joined by Luke Benson of the Iowa Music Project.

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Washington Council Begins Budget Workshops

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 6:24 am


City Administrator gives a presentation regarding the Washington budget while council members Russ Zieglowsky (left) and Millie Youngquist look on. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington City Council had their first budget workshop of the year Tuesday night.

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Wreck on 218 Sends Two to the University

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Two people were transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 218.

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Grassley Supports Iowa’s First in the Nation Role

Posted: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa should host the first in the nation caucuses to kick off the presidential candidate nomination process – that’s the belief of Senator Chuck Grassley.

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