Today’s Local News

Demon Dash Celebrates 10th Year Saturday

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 6:23 am

The 10th annual Demon Dash will run around Washington Saturday morning.

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Be Wary of Underground Infrastructure While Ditch Burning this Spring

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 6:20 am

As some residents do prescribed burns on ditches this spring, the Wellman Cooperative Telephone Association wants to advise there is risk to damaging infrastructure in ditches.

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Consider Garden Soil Before Planting

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 6:20 am


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Despite recently chilly weather, many gardeners are preparing and planning for the warmer temperatures and proper planting conditions.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington Mayor Jaron Rosien about Junior Achievement.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with the new executive director for Keokuk County Conservation Curtis “Pie” Reighard.

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Washington County Man Arrested for Harboring Runaways

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:28 am

A man was arrested in rural Wayland Tuesday night and missing juveniles from out of state were found at the residence.

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Fire Destroys Mount Pleasant In-Home Daycare Monday

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:27 am


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The residence of an in-home daycare was engulfed in flames in Mount Pleasant Monday.

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Strong Winds Wednesday and Temperatures Tie Record Lows

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Strong winds swept across the KCII listening area Tuesday overnight into Wednesday morning and temperatures dipped to record lows.

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Construction Management Company Considered for New Communications Building

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Washington County is looking to hire a company to provide construction management services for the building of a new communications center.

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City of Washington Rental Registration Due May 1st

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:25 am


Registration of rental properties in the City of Washington is due May 1st.

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Presidential Candidate Delaney Visiting Washington Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:24 am

A candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president is making campaign stops in southeast Iowa this week.

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Audit for Washington County Released, Increase in Tax Revenue and County Expenses

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:22 am

An audit report for Washington County has been released by the State Auditor’s Office.

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Contract Manager Updates on Kalona Community Center Project

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:20 am


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“Cautiously comfortable” was the phrase used by Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh in regards to progress on the community center construction.

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Halcyon House Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Halcyon House Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Administrator of Washington County Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski about National Public Health Week. This is part two of a two-part interview.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Columbus Junction Community Development Director Mallory Smith about the Taste of Columbus Junction event happening Wednesday April 4th which will benefit Justice for Our Neighbors, an organization that provides free to low-cost immigration legal services.

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Bunker Mill Bridge Given to Friends Group after Judge Ruling

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 6:27 am

A verdict has been reached after nearly two years of legal action regarding who owns the Bunker Mill Bridge.

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Washington Spring Cleanup in Two Weeks

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 am

Spring cleanup for the City of Washington will be held April 16-19.

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Spay and Neuter Pets this Spring

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 am


A cat and her kittens dropped off at PAWS and More over the weekend. Photo courtesy of PAWS and More.

Within one half hour over the weekend PAWS and More took in three litters of kittens with their mothers and director Amber Talbot is reminding people to get pets spayed and neutered.

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Junior Achievement Applauded by Washington Mayor

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 am

Financial literacy and entrepreneurship are two areas that are featured in Junior Achievement curriculum which is being honored in Washington Thursday.

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Mid-Prairie, Winfield-Mt. Union Competing at Iowa Jazz Championships Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at 6:25 am

After placing first in class 2A at the district jazz festival, the Mid-Prairie High School Jazz Band will compete at the Iowa Jazz Championships this Thursday in Ames.

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