Today's Local News

Tom Sands Will Not Seek Re-Election

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:28 am

When Tom Sands announced he wasn’t running for re-election the day after his name appeared on the primary ballot, it took many by surprise.

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Cancer Does Not Sleep, Nor Do We

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Purple ribbons are up around Washington’s square in preparation of the annual Relay for Life event.

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Child Injured at Campground

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A child was transported from Marr Park to the Washington County Hospital emergency room Thursday afternoon after the child’s leg was run over by a black Acadia.

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WACO’s Lee Headed to National Junior High Finals Rodeo

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:24 am

WACO 8th grade student Maysan Lee is getting a chance to show her rodeo skills at a national level.

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Children Get a Glimpse of the Zoo at the Library

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:23 am


A boy pets the box turtle from the Blank Park Zoo at the Washington Public Library. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Four-legged creatures were on display Thursday at the Washington Public Library and a room of children eagerly awaited the event.

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Environmental Health Department Prepares for RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:23 am

As food stands set up shop on July 29th for RAGBGRAI they’ll be inspected by Washington County’s Environmental Health Department.

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Drive Safely for Father’s Day

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:23 am

In Iowa, so far this year, 153 people have died in car crashes in the state.

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Highland Schools Meet Budget Goals

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 6:22 am

As recently as last month, the Highland School District didn’t appear able to meet their goal of reducing their budget by $500,000.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Johannah Vittetoe about her involvement in the Miss Iowa 2016 pageant and finishing as first runner-up.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Representative Tom Sands of District 88 in the Iowa House about his decision to not seek re-election.

Keota and Mid-Prairie End Sharing Agreement

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Keota schools are getting a new superintendent starting July 1st.

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Rising Temperatures Cause Road Buckling Concerns

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Road buckling is a common occurrence when summer temperatures rise.

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Washington County in Top Five for Organic Operations

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Organic operations in the United States grew by 71% since 2011 and in Iowa during the same time period the number increased by 47%.

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Vittetoe Named First Runner-Up for 2016 Miss Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Johannah Vittetoe – contributed photo

A 2013 Washington High School graduate was named first runner-up in the 2016 Miss Iowa Scholarship Program.

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“Getting Hitched” Display at Conger House

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Conger House Museum in Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Wedding trends have changed over the decades and the Conger House Museum in Washington will have a display this weekend to show changing traditions from the 1840s to the 1970s.

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Iowa’s Crops Continue Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Dry, hot days created many suitable days for fieldwork in Iowa last week.

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Raspberries are Ripe for the Picking

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Berry picking is in season and Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson says the wild raspberries are starting to get ripe, so the best time to pick them is this week.

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Two Washington County 4-Hers Awarded Scholarships

Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Maddie Hora of Washington County is pictured with Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation executive director. Contributed photo.

Two recipients of college scholarships from the Iowa 4-H Foundation are from Washington County.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with cast members of Shrek The Musical being performed by the Washington Community Theater.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Conservationist Katie Hammond about road cleaning in Louisa County.