Today’s Local News

Highland Nears Bid Proposal Deadline for Ainsworth Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The Highland School Board is days away from reviewing purchase proposals for the Ainsworth Elementary School building.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Fair Queen Makenzi Marek about getting ready for the Iowa State Fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Mid-Prairie West Elementary Counselor Leanne Bender about Feed the Kids. This is the first part of a two-part discussion.

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Motorcycle Collides with Deer, Driver Transported by Helicopter

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A man was transported by helicopter for medical attention after the motorcycle he was operating collided with a deer Saturday.

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Wellman City Council Discusses Wastewater Project

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Wellman City Council gave an update on their wastewater facility improvements at their recent meeting.

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Marek Preparing for State Fair Queen Contest

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Makenzi Marek stands with her trophy, sash, bouquet and crown after being named the 2017 Washington County Fair Queen. Photo by Sam McIntosh – KCII News

Three weeks ago, standing on the stage with bright lights shining down Makenzi Marek heard her name called and she received a crown as she was selected the 2017 Washington County Fair Queen, now she’s preparing for the State Fair Queen contest.

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Washington County Steer in Annual Governor’s Charity Show

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A steer from Riverside will be part of the annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair.

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Special Election for District 82 House Representative Tuesday

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Constituents in Iowa House District 82 will be voting for a new state representative in Tuesday’s special election.

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Enhance Iowa Board Conducting Business in Washington

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center will soon have a special audience – the Enhance Iowa Board.

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Cool Start to August

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

August if off to a cool start, with overnight lows of 52 degrees over the weekend.

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Washington County Conservation Looks Forward to Clemons Creek Improvements

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 6:20 am

A positive response has been received about the improvements made to the Clemons Creek shooting range.

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Fairfield Foundry Receives State Assistance to Grow Company

Posted: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A reopened foundry in Fairfield has been approved to receive nearly one million dollars of state funding.

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County Road Use Requests, Work Session to be Held Tuesday

Posted: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

County roads will be the topic of conversation Tuesday with three road use requests and a work session with the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Kalona City Council Awards Community Center Demolition and Paving Packages

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council awarded the final contract bid packages for the community center project.

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Washington Police Investigating Incidents of Man Exposing Himself

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Multiple incidents of a man exposing himself to people in downtown Washington have been reported and police are investigating.

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Over Half of Southeast Iowa’s Soil Very Short on Moisture

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Over half of the topsoil and subsoil in southeast Iowa is very short on moisture.

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Richland Celebrating Lions Club International’s 100th Anniversary

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Lions Club International began in Chicago in 1917.

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Washington County 4-H to be Represented at State Fair

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:24 am


A project selected for the state fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Area 4-H students who found success last month at the Washington County Fair are preparing their projects and livestock for a trip to Des Moines.

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Tax Free Holiday Ends Today

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s annual tax free holiday ends today.

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Grassley Supports Wray as Director of FBI

Posted: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 6:21 am

A new FBI director has been confirmed.

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