Today's Local News

Kirkwood Classes Start January 17th, Still Time to Register

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

Classes at the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center begin Tuesday, January 17th and there’s still time to register for courses.

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Supervisors to Select County Attorney January 17th

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

A new county attorney will be decided upon this month.

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Temperatures Fall Below Zero

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

Temperatures fell to -2 degrees early Friday morning, after only a high of 12 degrees Thursday.

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Kalona Library Offering Breastfeeding Support Group

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

In their mission to help develop good early childhood practices, the Kalona Public Library has teamed up with Washington County Public Health to offer a program to help mothers.

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Washington Page

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

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News talks to Lorraine Williams with the LET’s Center for the Creative and Healing Arts about trying new things in the new year and Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander visiting Washington Sunday.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

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

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Shawna Riggins, the Youth Services Librarian at the Kalona Public Library, about the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Kalona Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 15 Years for Vehicular Homicide

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:30 am

After entering guilty pleas in November, Jeffrey Bulecheck was sentenced for homicide by vehicle Wednesday.

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WACO Shuffles Days to Accommodate Professional Learning Day

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

The WACO School District is shuffling the schedule in the coming months to accommodate for a professional learning day they’re participating in with the Washington and Mid-Prairie School Districts.

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New Sheriff Sworn In

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


Dan Kitchen swears in the three re-elected supervisors and Auditor Dan Widmer. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

There’s a new sheriff in town – Jared Schneider took the oath of office this week for Washington County Sheriff.

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Lake Darling First Day Hike Doubles Previous Year Attendance

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

The second annual First Day Hike at Lake Darling was a rousing success according to Park Ranger Zach Haworth.

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Soil Contaminated with Lead Paint to be Abated in Washington

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


The old north water tower in Washington was taken down in September. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Lead paint contamination in the soil where the old north water tower stood in Washington will be abated.

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Blood Donations Needed

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors.

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Area Counties Approved for State Housing Trust Fund Grants

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently approved grants to Local Housing Trust Funds, and counties in the area will benefit.

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Drop Off Christmas Trees this Week

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 6:21 am

Christmas trees in Washington must be discarded this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News takes a look back at 2016. This is part four, looking back at October, November and December.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Marc Bretz of Sedna Warehousing in Sigourney about their new shrimp enterprise. This is part two of a two part interview.

Supervisors Give Budget Target, But No Salary Directive

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 6:28 am


From left – Washington County Auditor Dan Widmer, Superviors Stan Stoops, Jack Seward Jr., and Bob Yoder.

The Washington County Board of Supervisors discussed budgets at Tuesday’s meeting. From left, Supervisor Vice Chair Abe Miller and Chairman Richard Young. Photos by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

Departments within Washington County have a directive to keep budgets at a zero percent growth, but have not yet received word from the supervisors for salary increases.

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Washington Council Approves Capital Improvements Plan – Includes Inflow and Infiltration Project, Wellness Park and Fire Station

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 6:28 am


The Washington City Council met in regular session Tuesday night. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

Unanimously the Washington City Council approved the city’s capital improvements plan for fiscal years 18-22 at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Sigourney Entrepreneurs Attempting Indoor Shrimp Enterprise

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 6:28 am


The shrimp tank system; photo by Joe Cerwinske

Sedna Warehousing in Sigourney is about to be home to thousands of small crustaceans as they begin an enterprise in the shrimp industry.

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Driver Walks Away from Scene of Wreck

Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Two vehicles collided and one came to rest on its top Tuesday afternoon along Ginkgo Avenue, south of Wellman.

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