Today's Local News

Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley about foster care.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by the new park ranger at Lake Darling State Park, Zach Haworth, to discuss his experience working at state parks, what brought him to Washington County, and what’s going on at Lake Darling.

KCII Awards Two Scholarships

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:25 am


KCII general manager Joe Nichols presents a scholarship check to Whitney Horras.


KCII general manager Joe Nichols presents a scholarship to Macy Marek.

Two area high school seniors have been awarded $250 scholarships by KCII Radio.

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Washington School Board Saves $887,000

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Bond refinancing was approved by the Washington Community School Board at last night’s meeting.

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State Senator Asks Lt. Governor to Visit Mental Health Institute

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

A state senator is asking that the Lieutenant Governor stop by the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute while visiting the region.

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Kidzfest to be Held Under the Big Top Friday

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Join the Big Red Radio “under the big top” in downtown Washington tomorrow for the annual Kidzfest event.

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Have You Considered Becoming a Foster Parent?

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:22 am

In 2014, 1,795 children were in license foster care in Iowa.

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Leadership Washington Graduates Class of 2015

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:21 am


Dave Stouffer speaks to the class at the last day of Leadership Washington, held Wednesday at the Washington Public Library.

The 2015 Class of Leadership Washington graduated from the program yesterday afternoon.

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Sponsors Being Sought for Kalona Days Events

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 6:20 am

Preparations for Kalona’s summer celebration are underway.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brian Lewis of Jack Lion about their upcoming performance in Washington this Saturday. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Michael Zahs regarding his tour. The local historian is currently traveling across Iowa screening films from the Brinton Film Collection.

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Mid-Prairie High School Ranked Second in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Mid-Prairie High School is among the best in the state according to a new study.

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Riverside City Administrator Resigns

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The City of Riverside is currently without a city administrator.

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One Taken by Aircare to University Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:22 am

One person was taken by Aircare to the University of Iowa Hospitals from an accident in the northbound lanes of Highway 218 in Washington County yesterday.

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Riverboat Foundation Helps Fund K-9 Program

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Two K-9 units are coming to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Washington Farmers Market to Kick Off Season Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Washington Farmers Market will open for the season tomorrow.

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Supervisors Approve Bridge Work for $362,000

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A bridge will be replaced on Vine Avenue, old Highway 218, in Washington County for about $362,000.

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Lake Darling Rentals Begin Later This Month

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Options for recreation at Lake Darling State Park will expand in a few weeks.

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Washington’s 175th Celebration Recognized

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 6:21 am


From left to right, Ken Warner, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber; Michelle Redlinger, Washington Chamber of Commerce; and Carmen Schramm, Yankton Area Chamber. Submitted photo.

Washington’s 175th Celebration was one of the top three finalists at the Mid-America Chamber Executives Conference held in South Dakota. Washington’s eight-day festival held last June was a finalist at the awards ceremony and Washington Chamber of Commerce director Michelle Redlinger was in attendance. The annual conference is for chamber executives across the Midwest, including Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. A spinoff from last year’s event, the Washington Summer Classic will be held the first weekend in June this year.

UPDATE: Accident on Highway 218, One Transported by Aircare

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 1:13 pm


One person was taken by Aircare to the University of Iowa Hospitals from an accident in the northbound lanes of Highway 218 in Washington County Tuesday morning.

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