Today’s Local News

Washington Prepares Leaf Vacuum for Annual Clean Up

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Soon red, orange, and yellow leaves will be falling and Washington’s maintenance department is preparing the leaf vacuum to pick them up.

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Increased Attendance at This Year’s Kalona Fall Festival

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Sunny weather made for a successful weekend at this year’s Kalona Fall Festival.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with 4-H member Morgan Brinning during National 4-H Week.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Louisa County Historical Society President Norma McCormac about their Civil War Saturday event this weekend.

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UPDATE: Statement Released Regarding Threat that Closed Washington Schools

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 11:38 am


Superintendent Jeff Dicks (from left), Police Chief Greg Goodman, and Officer Lyle Hansen stand at a press conference Friday at Washington High School. Photo by KCII News Sally Y. Hart

A press conference that lasted less than two minutes was held at Washington High School Friday regarding the threat posted on social media that caused the school district to cancel classes.

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BREAKING NEWS: Washington Schools Cancel Classes Following Threat

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:45 am

The Washington Community School District has cancelled classes for today following concerning messages on school safety.

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Kalona and Wellman Cub Scouts Hosting Food Drive Next Week

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Santa isn’t the only man with a bag of gifts, as one local organization will be going from house to house leaving red bags for area residents.

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Notice the Ribbons in Washington’s Central Park, Understand the Heavy Meaning

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Ribbons stretch around the light posts of Washington’s Central Park. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII

Ribbons, 4,384 of them, were tied to a string and can be seen twirling lightly in the wind in downtown Washington this month and they have a heavy meaning.

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Washington County 4-Hers Deliver ‘Stay Safe, Take a Break’ Bags to Farmers

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am


4-H County council members and other volunteer 4-Hers worked together in assembly lines to pack almost 50 items in reusable bags for 200 farmers of Washington County.  These bags are given to them during the harvest season as a reminder to stay safe. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H

Long hours in the fields are common this time of year for area farmers and Washington County 4-H members took a step to making it safer this week.

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IDPH Recommends Annual Influenza Vaccines

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

During the 2016-17 season, there were 101 flu-associated deaths in children across the county according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Man Unconscious at Wheel Causes Thousands of Dollars of Damage in Wayland

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am


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Thousands of dollars of damage was caused by a man unconscious at the wheel of his vehicle in Wayland.

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Southeast Iowa Still Experiencing Drought Conditions

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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As harvest progresses, over 1.3 million Iowans are still facing drought conditions.

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ECI Transit Transitioning to CorridorRides

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

East Central Iowa Transit is transitioning to become CorridorRides, this includes the Washington County Mini Bus.

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Strings and Sauerkraut at Ainsworth Opera House this Weekend

Posted: Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:20 am

Bohemian and Czech culture will be embraced at the Ainsworth Opera House this weekend.

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BREAKING NEWS: Man Unconscious at Wheel Causes Thousands of Dollars of Damage in Wayland

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Thousands of dollars of damage was caused by a man unconscious at the wheel of his vehicle in Wayland.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page KCII News speaks with 4-H member Frankie Johnson during National 4-H Week.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Michael Zahs, organizer of the Red Cedar Chamber Music “Czechstrings” dinner and concert taking place October 7 at the Ainsworth Opera House.

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Bigger Mid-Prairie Marching Band Faces Off in Wilton this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

After weeks of preparation, the Mid-Prairie Marching Band will be chasing down the competition this Saturday at the Wilton Festival of Marching Bands.

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Workplace Learning Connection Seeing Growth in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Job shadows, internships, and presentations for local students with area businesses are often organized by the Workplace Learning Connection and they’re looking for more businesses to be involved.

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Three Arrested After Assault Call in Washington

Posted: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am


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Three people were arrested in Washington Tuesday after an assault was reported to authorities.

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