Today's Local News

Memorial Christmas Trees to be Displayed at Library

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Christmas trees are starting to be displayed and the Washington Public Library will host community memorial trees again.

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Washington Residents Reminded of Snow and Ice Ordinance

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

With winter on our doorstep and cool temperatures settling in, the City of Washington is reminding residents of the town’s snow ordinances.

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How to Exercise After the Holidays

Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The amount of food people typically consume during Thanksgiving or Christmas can often cause remorse or regret when we step onto the scale afterwards.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with director Chris Hanson and KCII general manager Joe Nichols about It’s a Wonderful Life – a radio play being performed live Saturday and broadcast live on KCII. Listen to AM and FM KCII beginning at 6 p.m. this Saturday (11/26) to hear the show, you can also listen live on KCIIRadio.com or by downloading one of the KCII apps. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Meaghan Anderson, Agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Washington and Johnson Counties about cover crops.

Eat Breakfast with Santa this Saturday

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Santa Claus will make his first official appearance for the holiday season in Washington this Saturday.

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Small Business Saturday Comes to Kalona

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Saturday after Thanksgiving has become known as Small Business Saturday, and it’s an opportunity for towns to kick off the Christmas shopping season for their downtown stores.

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Handle Leftovers Properly to Avoid Food-Borne Illness

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Large Thanksgiving dinners often result in many leftovers, and Jason Taylor with Washington County Environmental Health shared some tips with KCII News on how to handle those to prevent food-borne illness.

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Offices, Businesses Closed for Thanksgiving

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Today is Thanksgiving Day and in observance of the holiday many offices and businesses are closed today and tomorrow.

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Corn Harvest Ahead of Five-Year Average by Two Days

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Iowa’s corn harvest is two days ahead of the five-year average with 98% of corn for grain harvested.

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Four Turkeys Harvested in Washington County This Fall

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:23 am

So far this fall 414 turkeys have been harvested in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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Man Dies Following Workplace Accident

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

A man died following an accident at Mark’s Sanitation in Washington.

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Making Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Making pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving tradition in most households.

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BREAKING NEWS: Attorney Showers Named District Judge

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Today Governor Terry Branstad has appointed Shawn Showers to the District Court.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot director of PAWS and More about their holiday open house on December 3rd and some tips about adopting a pet during the holidays.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Hy-Vee Dietitian Melissa Boncher about the popularity of pumpkins.

BREAKING: Fire Engulfs Building and Cars in Wayland

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 10:33 am


Photo by Duncan Miller – KCII Radio

Early Wednesday, emergency crews responded to a structure fire at 201 East Highway 78 in Wayland.

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Man Dies Following Workplace Accident

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 9:25 am

A man died following an accident at Mark’s Sanitation in Washington.

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UPDATE: House Fire in Joetown

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 6:29 am

Just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a house fire near Joetown.

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Vehicle Totaled on Highway 218 When it Rear Ends Pickup Truck

Posted: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 6:27 am

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 218 Tuesday afternoon.

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