Today's Local News

Byways Tours to be Offered Prior to Official Start Date

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Tours through the Amish community outside of Kalona will be held this weekend.

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Demon Dash to Raise Funds for Schools

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 6:22 am

An annual fundraiser for the Washington Community Schools’ physical education programs is being held tomorrow.

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Community Organizations Holding Egg Hunts

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Easter is just a few days away. In recognition of the holiday, several organizations are holding Easter egg hunts for children in the area.

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Big Red Radio at Egg Hunt Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Easter Bunny will be busy this weekend hiding eggs and tomorrow area organizations will help him out by hosting Easter egg hunts.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with pastor Dave Watson of the First Assembly of God in Washington about Easter.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by state Senator Rich Taylor to discuss legislation that would keep the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda Mental Health Institutes open until a transition plan is developed. The bill is being considered by the Iowa House Appropriations Committee today.

Bill Would Stop Mental Health Facility Closings Until Plan is Developed

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:23 am

The Iowa House Appropriations Committee will consider legislation today that would keep the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda Mental Health Institutes open until a transition plan is in place.

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A Cross Will be Carried in Downtown Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

Tomorrow people from different churches will come together for the annual Cross Walk on Good Friday in downtown Washington.

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Donations Continue to Come in for K-9 Fund

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received $2,855 this week for their K-9 fund.

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Local Artists Have Opportunity to Exhibit Work

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Southeast Iowa artists have an opportunity to exhibit their work at a local gallery.

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Residents Invited to Sponsor Downtown Kalona Flowers

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The Kalona Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals interested in sponsoring the downtown’s hanging flower baskets.

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Grass Fires Reported Across Washington County

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Red Flag warnings for dangerous fire weather conditions were issued Wednesday afternoon and early evening for Washington and the area.

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Directory of Iowa’s CSAs Now Available

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo by Jerry DeWitt.

There are 85 community supported agriculture enterprises, or CSAs, across Iowa offering fresh produce and other products for consumers.

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What Company Volunteers the Most?

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:20 am

Iowa’s employers are invited to a six-week challenge.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Dani Kane of the Washington Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming Summer Classic.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by musician Nella Thomas, a Mount Pleasant graduate, to discuss her new single, the meaning behind it, and her songwriting process.

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Which Design Do You Want on the New Washington Water Tower?

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6:24 am

The City of Washington is asking residents for their input regarding what design to have painted on the new water tower.

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Supervisors Approve Waiver on Split Vote

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6:22 am

With a 3-2 vote yesterday, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a waiver of enforcement of separation distance for the addition of a confined animal feeding operation.

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Producers to Plant Less Corn Following Record Harvest

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6:22 am

Iowa farmers are expected to plant less corn than last year while increasing the amount of acres they devote to soybeans.

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Another Embargo on a Washington County Road

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6:22 am

An embargo, which limits vehicles on a road to less than five gross tons, has been placed on 210th Street from Fir Avenue to Ginkgo, or W38, in Washington County.

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