Today’s Local News

Johnson, Salazar to Not Seek Re-Election, Rosien Files for Mayor

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Council members (from left) Jaron Rosien, Millie Youngquist, and Mayor Sandra Johnson listen to a presentation at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Two people who serve on the Washington City Council announced they will not be seeking re-election.

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Enrollment Slightly Lower for Iowa Mennonite School

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Classes have begun for Iowa Mennonite School and the numbers are in for how many students are enrolled this year.

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Low Temperatures in Washington Monday

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

The thermometer dropped below 50 degrees Monday, nearly tying the record low temperature in Washington for September 5th.

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Riverside Road Re-opened

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Image courtesy of Washington County Engineer’s Office.

After nearly two months of construction Riverside Road has re-opened to the public.

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Supervisors Unanimously Agree to Northland Securities Letter of Engagement

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Washington County is one step closer to having a new emergency communications system.

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Change Order to Well #6 Costs More than $60,000

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Well #6 for the City of Washington has been undergoing upgrades and repairs and a change order more than $60,000 was approved by the city council Tuesday.

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Lake Darling Pedestrian Bridge Installation Delayed

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Those looking forward to using a new pedestrian bridge at Lake Darling State Park will have to be patient.

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Mid-Prairie Math Students Experience New Seating Styles this Year

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 6:20 am


This fidget desk is being used in grade 6-12 math classrooms at Mid-Prairie. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Wobble stools, fidget desks, and rubber balls: what do these all have in common?

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne about Saving Brinton, a documentary about local historian Michael Zahs’s efforts to share and preserve Frank and Indiana Brinton’s films. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Gabrielle Frederick who is running for the Mid-Prairie School Board.

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Fairfield Film Student Selected for Iowa Public Television Program

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Fairfield filmmaker Graham Cooper shot his film “Atmanous” in his native state of Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Graham Cooper.

With credits such as Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, film director David Lynch is known for his surrealist style.

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Celebrate Those in Recovery in September During National Recovery Month

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:27 am

September is recognized nationally as a time to celebrate recovery while increasing awareness of those who endure mental and substance abuse disorders.

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When Pigs Fly – Annual Duathlon Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am


A 5k run, 20 mile bike ride, followed by a 1.5 mile run is what awaits participants in the annual Flying Pigs Duathlon.

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Learn About Southeastern Iowa’s Ancient History this Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Louisa County Conservation is in the midst of their archaeology series this fall, providing adult-oriented educational programs about the ancient history of southeastern Iowa and Louisa County.

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Man Arrested in Crawfordsville After Breaking Into Home

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:24 am


Casey T. Leedham – photo from Iowa Department of Corrections

A man was arrested after breaking into a home in Crawfordsville Sunday.

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Washington Council to Consider South Water Tower Improvements, Street Closures for Special Events, and Change Orders for Well #6 Work

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Seven special presentations, mayoral appointments, change orders for Well #6, and south water tower improvements are on the agenda for tonight’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Riverside Woman Arrested – Possession of Firearm by Felon

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:22 am

A Riverside woman was arrested Monday after breaking a vehicle’s windshield.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Views Changes to Learning Centers

Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 6:20 am


Mid-Prairie School Board, Administration, and community members look at preschool classroom at Mid-Prairie East Elementary. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The Mid-Prairie school board went on a tour of all the learning centers in the district August 28.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Jason Hamilton who is running unopposed for the At-Large seat on the Washington School Board.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Megan Allen who is running for District #5 on the Highland School Board.

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