Today's Local News

Kalona Creamery Offers Contest

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am

If you’ve driven on Highway 1 north of Kalona recently, you may have noticed something missing.

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Seed Company’s Founder and Ties to Washington Being Researched

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The top of the Mills Seed Co. in downtown Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

A historian researching the life of Frank B. Mills from New York has visited Washington.

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Study Shows Fewer Iowans are Gambling

Posted: Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 6:21 am

A study released by the Iowa Department of Public Health on gambling shows fewer Iowans are gambling but one in four people surveyed said they know someone whose gambling may be causing problems for him or her.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Isabella Santoro about the Totally Tubular Transformation art project in Washington. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking to YMCA Aquatics Director Brittanie Adrian about swimming and pool safety.

Rep. Tom Sands Not Seeking Re-election

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:28 am

For the first time since 2002, Iowa District 88 will have someone else serving in the Iowa House of Representatives.

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Washington City Wells to be Fixed, Upgraded

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The City of Washington is working to improve water supply by fixing two of the city’s wells that have had issues in the past year.

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Severe Weather Surprisingly Absent From Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Iowa is in the middle of its typical severe weather season, and yet there hasn’t been much severe weather to speak of.

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Registration of Rental Properties in Washington is Overdue

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Registration for rental properties in the City of Washington were due May 1st, but about 275 still need to be turned in.

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Schneider Secures Nomination for Sheriff

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Jared Schneider

Washington County’s chief deputy secured the Republican nomination for sheriff in the primary.

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Young Farmer Peer Group Kicks Off

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Extension Office is hosting a gathering of young farmers on June 23rd.

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Temperatures Climb to the 90’s, Precipitation Below Normal

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The mercury rose to 93 degrees Thursday and Washington received 0.12 inches of rain.

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Four Young Artists Win RAGBRAI Washington Contest

Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 6:21 am


The winning art drawn by Abby Kleese. Contributed photo.

About 200 pieces of art were submitted by area middle school and elementary students for a RAGBRAI Washington contest and four winners were selected.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Patty Judge, democratic nominee to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Charles Grassley in November.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Dr. Faye Vittetoe about keeping livestock cool in the summer.

Supervisor Nominees Announced

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:28 am

On Tuesday, the people of Washington County spoke, and incumbents prevailed.

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Kalona Community Center Selects Architects

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Kalona Community Center project is progressing after reaching an agreement with Martin Gardner Architecture.

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Incumbent Klein Wins House District 78

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Jarad Klein

Incumbent Jarad Klein won the Republican primary for House District 78.

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Patty Judge Wins Democratic US Senate Nomination, Visits Washington

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge is running for U.S. Senate against Republican Chuck Grassley in November.

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Increased Primary Voter Turnout in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Over 3,000 Washington County residents cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election, equal to 21.93% of the registered voters.

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