Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dan Henderson with the Southeast Iowa Folk Music Club and Debbie Farrow with the LET’s Center for the Healing and Creative Arts about an American Roots Music series.

Mid-Prairie FFA Chapter Competes at State Convention

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:28 am


FR: Shae Becker, Abby Frantz, Averi Kron, Erin Horesowsky 2nd Row: Rebecca Frantz, Erica Slabaugh, Creigh Rourke 3rd Row: Garrett Sexton and Isabella Sexton 4th Row: Abby Statler, Dallas Miller, Greta Schmidt BR: Trey Hammen, Jack Baker, Hunter Eden, Wyatt Stumpf, Quinn Schmidt and David Murray (Not Pictured: Katie Frantz)

The Mid-Prairie FFA chapter traveled to Ames for the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference earlier this week.

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Roots Music in America Topic of Four-Part Series in Washington

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Harmonicas, fiddles, banjos, and guitars come together to make folk and roots music.

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Domestic Violence Impacts Adults and Children, 13 Easter Baskets Donated to Local Kids

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition

Easter baskets with filled with brightly colored eggs, candy, and more will be presented to many area children this weekend, including 13 locally who have been affected by domestic violence.

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Fire Gets Out of Control, Building Frame Aflame

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Wellman Fire Department extinguished flames at a building site Thursday afternoon.

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Passport Application Figures See an Uptick Locally

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Washington County has seen an increase in passport applications from this time last year.

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Columbus Junction Sets Date for Antidegradation Hearing

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Columbus Junction city council confirmed the date for a public hearing for antidegradation during their regular meeting Wednesday night.

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Easter Eggs to be Hidden Across Washington County

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Youth in Washington County will have many opportunities Saturday to track down Easter eggs.

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Kalona Community Center Receives $500,000 Grant from State Program

Posted: Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Kalona received a $500,000 Community Attraction and Tourism grant for the renovation and construction of their new community center.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Communications Supervisor Cara Sorrells and Assistant Supervisor Teresa Todd during National Telecommunicator Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On Today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider about monday night’s school board meeting.

Highland School District Hires Former Washington Superintendent Mike Jorgensen

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Former Washington Community School District Superintendent Dr. Mike Jorgensen was voted 6-1 by the Highland School board Monday night to become the interim superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Washington School District Levy Drops Slightly

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The Washington Community School board approved the Fiscal Year 18 budget at Wednesday’s meeting and lowered taxes for residents of the district.

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Iowa Department of Education Recognizes Wellman Elementary School with Award

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Wellman Elementary School is the recipient of an award from the Iowa Department of Education.

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Technology Improvements Impact Emergency Dispatch Work

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:26 am

In 2016, Washington County dispatchers received 11,833 calls.

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Kalona and Wellman-Scofield Libraries Celebrate National Library Week

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

National Library Week is April 9th through the 15th, and libraries across the country are using this week to celebrate the contributions of libraries, library workers, and promoting library use and support.

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Have You Documented Your Healthcare Decisions?

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Does your family know what health care you want in the event you can’t communicate your decisions? Are those healthcare decisions documented?

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WEDG Presents Quarterly Report to Supervisors

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The quarterly Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) report was provided at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Potato Planting Tips

Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Area gardeners are preparing soil for spring planting and in southern Iowa, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, advise late March into April is the ideal time for planting many garden staples.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Communications Supervisor Cara Sorrells and Assistant Supervisor Teresa Todd during National Telecommunicator Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.