Today's Local News

Washington County Conservation Board Gearing Up for Spring

Posted: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will convene for their monthly meeting Thursday, and they plan to unveil the upgrade plan for Foster Woods County Park.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Covers Severe Storms Monday Evening

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 10:07 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Washington County at 8:50 p.m. Monday evening as storms swept across the KCII listening area.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News with Tera Pickens, director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center about high school students signing up for concurrent credit courses.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with State Representative Jarad Klein (R) about the latest from the current legislative session. This is part one of a three-part interview.

Two Injured, One Killed in Wreck Near Coppock

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Two people were injured and a 21-year-old man from Lockridge died in a single-vehicle wreck early Saturday.

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Discussion on Certificate of Need Continues at Legislature

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A major bill regarding Certificate of Need reforms was unable to make it out of the subcommittee phase, but the topic remains a hot one at the Iowa Legislature.

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Woodlawn Cemetery Shelter Assessment Conducted

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Bethany Jordan, TAN adviser, inspects the roof of the shelter at Woodlawn Cemetery, while others watch. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington has a building and gates that are on the National Register of Historic Places, which were assessed Friday.

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Car Catches Fire After Driver Avoids Pheasant and Crashes

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A car became fully engulfed in flames after wrecking south of Riverside early Monday.

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday.

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Mid-Prairie Purchases Two New Propane Buses

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board recently approved the purchase of two new propane-powered school buses for the coming school year, their fifth and sixth propane buses to be added to their fleet.

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IMS Touring Choir Headed to a Church Near You

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am


The IMS Touring Choir — Back (L-R): Cole Yoder, Ethan Raim, Adrian Venegas, Jim Wang, Roman Slabach, Nick Yutzy, Caleb Yoder, Cole Ours; Front (L-R): Director Alisa Kandel, Monet Slabach, Avery Blauvelt, Alyssa Gonzales, Emma Beachy, Hannah Peters, Rachel Miller (not pictured: Dohee Kim); photo courtesy of IMS

In what’s become an annual tradition, the Iowa Mennonite School’s touring choir has begun their yearly concert tour around the country.

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Community Members to Learn Locally Through Continuing Education Classes at Kirkwood

Posted: Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Community members have a chance to learn about a variety of topics at the Kirkwoood Washington Regional Center through their continuing education programming.

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Kalona City Council to Hold Public Budget Hearing

Posted: Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kalona City Council will convene Monday night, and they encourage community members to attend the public hearing regarding the 2017/2018 city budget.

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Nutmeg Avenue, Right-of-Way Obstructions, Personnel Changes on Supervisors’ Agenda

Posted: Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday and vacating a portion of Nutmeg Avenue, enforcement of right-of-way obstructions, and personnel change requests for the sheriff and conservation departments are on the agenda.

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Screening Key to Colorectal Cancer Detection

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:28 am

One of the key purposes of March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is to encourage people to get screenings to see if they have the disease.

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PAWS and More Reaches Goal, Raises Bar Higher

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Photos courtesy of PAWS and More

The week before Valentine’s Day PAWS and More animal shelter in Washington set the goal of having 60 cats adopted in 60 days.

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Five Juveniles Vandalized Woodlawn Cemetery, Now Face Felony Charges

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Head stones were damaged at Woodlawn Cemetery. Photo by Zach Ulin

Five juveniles were named as being involved in the recent vandalism at Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington.

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Washington Fifth-Grade Student Headed to National Geographic State Bee

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Will Gilchrist-Brock

Do you know in which state the North Platte and South Platte Rivers meet – Nebraska or New Mexico?

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Mid-Prairie School Board Talks Extended Learning Program

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Mid-Prairie School Board received a report regarding their Extended Learning program.

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Day of Caring to be Observed in Washington

Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A Day of Caring is the statewide goal of PEACE Iowa today.

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