Today’s Local News

Crops Pacing Toward Harvest

Posted: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 am

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released its weekly report for the week ending July 29.

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Posted: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 am

While it is not a new practice, advocates around the world strive to promote breastfeeding for the benefits it brings to both the child and the mother during Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

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Iowa Sales Tax Holiday Begins Today

Posted: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 6:24 am

Today and Saturday is Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday.

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Pigs Soared in Sigourney in a Successful Return to RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 6:20 am


Photo by Zach Ulin

It was no “Saggy Thursday” as beautiful weather and committed volunteers combined to make 2018 RAGBRAI’s overnight stop in Sigourney a success.

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BREAKING NEWS: Blakesburg Man Dies in Head-On Collision with Washington-Owned Semi Truck

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 7:13 pm


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A Blakesburg man was killed in a truck versus semi incident Thursday.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page KCII News talks with Steve Roth of the Washington Betterment Foundation about the first annual Garden Walk taking place on August 12th in Washington.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Amy Spencer of the Kalona Food for All summer lunch program about a bike safety demonstration they’re hosting at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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Two Vehicle Collision North of Kalona Tuesday

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:28 am


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Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon a two vehicle collision north of Kalona sent one person to the hospital.

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Woman With Washington County Warrant Located in Jefferson County

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:25 am

At around 9:30 p.m.Tuesday evening the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported apprehending a suspect on local charges who also has a Washington County warrant.

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Dry July Weather Adds to Drought Concerns

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:25 am

After well above-average precipitation in June, July was much drier throughout southeast Iowa.

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Sentencing Hearing for Riverside Man Charged with Child Endangerment Resulting in Death Friday

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:25 am


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A sentencing hearing for a Riverside man who pled guilty to child endangerment resulting in death is this Friday.

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New School Year at Approaches at Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:25 am

As the calendar turns from July to August, it serves as a reminder that a new school year is drawing near.

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Supervisors Look Toward Communications Building Project

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:25 am

The new radio communications equipment project for Washington County continues to be a top priority for the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Free Course Offered on Rail Car Incident Response for Flammable Liquids

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:23 am

A train derailment could happen at any time in Washington County, causing hazardous materials to spill and harm communities.

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Kalona Food for All Free Summer Lunch Hosts Bike Safety Demo Friday

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:20 am

A free summer lunch program in Kalona is offering a presentation on bike safety this Friday.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page KCII News speaks with Senator Chuck Grassley (R) about the new farm bill.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Winfield-Mt. Union Superintendent Jeff Maeder about the district serving free breakfast to all students this school year. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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UPDATE: Barn and Bale Fire Southeast of Wellman Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 6:28 am


Photos by Sam McIntosh

Five area fire departments responded to three structure fires in rural Wellman Tuesday.

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Thanksgiving in July Collects Over 7,000 Pounds for Washington HACAP

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 6:26 am

Community organizations and local businesses got in the holiday spirit this summer with the inaugural Thanksgiving in July food drive for Washington County.

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$9,000 for Rural Development Project in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 6:25 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded an $8,790 grant to Legacy Ag Solutions of Washington.

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