Today's Local News

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play Coming to KCII

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 6:25 am

The front windows of the Washington Public Library will become a stage Saturday as area actors perform It’s a Wonderful Life radio play.

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Thaw Turkeys Properly, Cook Fully to Prevent Illness

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 6:24 am


Image provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

An Iowa turkey will receive a Thanksgiving pardon from President Barack Obama at the White House this week.

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Expect Closures for Thanksgiving, Followed by a Busy Saturday in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am

This Thursday is the final Thursday in November, which means it is Thanksgiving.

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Why America Loves Pumpkin So Much

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 6:22 am

The fall season is inundated with pumpkin-related treats, with everything from pumpkin-spice lattes to pumpkin pies being on everyone’s mind.

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Rain Expected Tuesday and Wednesday

Posted: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 6:21 am

Cool temperatures and rain are in the forecast for Washington this week.

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IMS Class Gets Experience in Teaching Preschool

Posted: Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 6:28 am

IMS students readying their preschool lessons; photo courtesy of IMS

The Child Development class at Iowa Mennonite School is giving students a real-world experience by having them conduct hour-long preschool classes.

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Mitten Tree Up at Washington Public Library

Posted: Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 6:23 am


The 2015 Mitten Tree at the Washington Public Library. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Mittens, scarves, hats and more can be found decorating a tree in downtown Washington.

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Louisa County Conservation Hires New Naturalist

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am

When hiring a new naturalist, Louisa County Conservation decided to go with a familiar face from their recent past.

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Santa Claus and Small Business Saturday in Downtown Washington Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Christmas is four weeks away and next weekend shopping locally is promoted with Small Business Saturday.

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Mid-Prairie Students Take Part in Conference Honor Band

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Mid-Prairie Honor Band participants; photo courtesy of Mid-Prairie Schools

The 2016 River Valley Conference honor band recently had an event at Bellevue High School, and 27 students from Mid-Prairie middle school and high school participated.

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Further Review for Lee-Brown Denied

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Further review has been denied for Dyan Marie Lee-Brown by the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Washington Students Hosting Dance Marathon

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Washington High School is hosting its annual Dance Marathon today to help raise funds for youth cancer patients and their families.

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Riverside City Council Prepares for Busy Meeting

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Riverside City Council will convene Monday with several items on the agenda.

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Bridge Reopens in Washington County

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 6:20 am

A bridge on 315th Street, northeast of Brighton, has reopened.

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BREAKING NEWS: Hog Building Catches Fire Near Washington Airport

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 4:56 am


Photo by KCII News


Area fire departments respond to an early morning fire call on Airport Road in Washington. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

With freezing temperatures area firefighters responded to a hog building on fire early Saturday morning.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with Erin Smith of the Washington Athletic Boosters, Superintendent Jeff Dicks and Washington County Riverboat Foundation board member Liz Hall about Wednesday’s grant presentation.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Winfield Mayor Chris Finnell about the Washington County Riverboat Foundation giving the city a grant for their new swimming pool.

Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Near Lone Tree

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

An Iowa City man died in a motorcycle wreck near Lone Tree Thursday morning.

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City of Winfield Receives WCRF Grant for New Pool

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

At the Washington County Riverboat Foundation’s fall grant awards presentation, one of the largest grants of the night went to the City of Winfield for their new pool.

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Stewart Playground to be Renovated, Receives $50,000 from WCRF

Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Representatives from Washington Community Schools are presented a $50,000 check for playground improvements at Stewart Elementary School. Photo by KCII News

The Washington Community School District received a $50,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation and that money will go toward playground renovations at Stewart Elementary School.

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