Today's Local News

Highland Holding Public Hearing for School Calendar

Posted: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Highland School Board will welcome parents and citizens at their meeting Monday, as they hold a public hearing to approve the 2017-18 school calendar.

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New Banners to Adorn Washington Light Posts

Posted: Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

New banners will soon be seen in the City of Washington.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Lorraine Williams about an update on her nephew Paolo Amoruso who tried to visit the U.S. from Italy. He was detained and sent back by customs officials. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh about the most recent Kalona City Council meeting.

FFA Students Advance to State

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Members of the Mid-Prairie FFA Team: Front (L-R) — Lindsey Palmer, Averi Kron, Isabella Sexton and Katie Frantz; Back (L-R) — Creigh Rourke, Hunter Eden, Greta Schmidt, and Rebecca Frantz; photo courtesy of Mid-Prairie FFA

Area Future Farmers of America students recently took part in the district FFA competition, and several have advanced to the state competition to be held in Ames on April 10th.

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Washington High School to Get New 1:1 Computers Next School Year

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington High School will be upgrading their 1:1 computers for each student and staff member this year.

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Set Clocks Forward for Daylight Saving Time

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Remember to set clocks ahead this weekend when Daylight Saving Time begins.

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Helping Water Quality Through No-Till Farming

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Tilling the land before planting is a common way farmers prepare their fields, but recently farmers with an eye for water quality practices have switched to no-till farming.

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Improper Scoring on 739 Firefighter Tests in Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Nearly 750 firefighters at 94 fire departments in Iowa have to take tests again after it was found there were improperly scored tests.

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Washington Community Theater Auditions for April Show

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:24 am

A British comedy farce will be performed by the Washington Community Theater in April.

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Italian Teen Who Was Detained Still Wants to Visit Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:23 am

An Italian teenager who was trying to visit family in Washington as a tourist, but who was detained and sent home before leaving the airport, says he still wants to visit in the future.

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Area Speech Students Heading to Individual State Competition

Posted: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The state competition for individual speech contest will be held Saturday, and area schools will be well represented at the event.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Heather Fedler and director of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Michelle Redlinger about the upcoming annual dinner on March 27th.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Iowa Mennonite School Vocal Music Director Alisa Kandel about the IMS touring choir.

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Immigration, Inclusion and Awareness in Washington Discussed at City Council Meeting

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Immigration, inclusion and awareness were discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Use of Confession in Court Affirmed

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Matthew L. Wilson

The Court of Appeals of Iowa has affirmed the sentence of 30-year-old Matthew Wilson from the Iowa District Court for Washington County.

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Kalona to Enter Grant Negotiations for Community Center Project

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Representatives from the City of Kalona met Wednesday in Des Moines with the Community Attraction and Tourism committee regarding the city’s grant application.

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Washington Students to Take Part in State Speech Saturday

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:27 am

Washington High School is sending 10 students to the state speech contest this Saturday.

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Bill to Put Palmer Amaranth on Noxious Weed List Heads to Floor

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Palmer Amaranth; photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Palmer Amaranth, or pigweed, has found its way onto many farms around the state, and the legislature is moving a bill they believe would be the first step to eliminating it.

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Annual Dinner to Feature Aaron Thomas as Keynote Speaker

Posted: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Aaron Thomas – submitted photo

Aaron Thomas, a coach and teacher, and the son of the late Ed Thomas of Parkersburg, will be the keynote speaker at this month’s annual dinner hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Washington and Washington Economic Development Group.

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