Today’s Local News

Washington County Conservation Completes Funding for Willow Pond Improvements

Posted: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 6:24 am


Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson and Washington Betterment Foundation board President Ann Williams at Willow Pond. Photo courtesy of Steve Anderson.

The Washington Betterment Foundation donated the final $1,500 to complete the nearly $40,000 Willow Pond improvement project.

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Iowa’s Harvest Behind Average

Posted: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 6:22 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Nearly all of Iowa’s soybeans and almost one half of corn has been harvested.

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Highland Drama Department Sings and Skates in “Xanadu”

Posted: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 6:20 am


Lace up your roller skates, bust out the glitter, and prepare to travel back to the 1980s this weekend as the Highland Drama Department performs “Xanadu Jr.”

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Karen Bates-Chabal of the Washington County Extension Office.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Craig Spitzer who is seeking reelection to the Kalona City Council.

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period Begins for Iowans

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:28 am

November 1 marks the beginning of the open enrollment period for Iowans purchasing or changing their individual health coverage to become effective January 1, 2018.

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Average October Temperature Warmer than Normal in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am

While temperatures have been below normal in Washington and below freezing as of late, overall October temperatures were warmer than normal this year.

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Over 30 Pounds Turned in at Drug Take Back in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:26 am

At the 14th public take back of unwanted, expired, or unused prescription drugs in Washington over 30 pounds was turned in.

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Washington County Health Insurance Remains Steady, Slight Increases for Dental and Vision

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:25 am

As Washington County renews insurance for employees for 2018, they will not see many changes.

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Area Unemployment Rates Drop in September

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am


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Washington County’s unemployment rate fell from August to September.

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Mid-Prairie Fund for Academic Excellence Announces 2017-2018 Recipients

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:24 am

From coding robots, to new art display panels, six Mid-Prairie middle and high school projects are receiving grants from the Fund for Academic Excellence.

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Local World War I Veterans Subject of Travel Log Presentation

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:23 am

One local woman researched her family members involved in World War I and then traced their footsteps in Europe and will be sharing her experience with the community.

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Keota Updates Public on Wastewater Improvement Project

Posted: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 6:20 am

The City of Keota informed the public on the status of their wastewater improvements project at their recent council meeting.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with PAWS and More Director Amber Talbot about adopting shelter pets.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s program we’re talking with Kalona City Council candidate Ronald Slechta.

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Forklift Hits Car in Kalona

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:27 am

A forklift flew off of a trailer and hit a car in Kalona Monday.

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Kalona Family Dental Hosts Candy Buy Back for Armed Forces

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:27 am

While parents may feel overwhelmed by the amount of candy their kids collect at Halloween festivities, there is an opportunity to give back to others and possibly prevent future cavities.

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Flannery and Guerra Selected for All-State Band

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:26 am

Two Washington High School musicians have been selected for the All-State Band.

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Trick-or-Treat with the Big Red Radio in Downtown Washington Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:26 am


Trick-or-Treaters visit the Washington Public Library last Halloween. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The KCII Big Red Radio is in the spirit of the spooky holiday today and will be taking part in Halloween festivities in Washington.

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Washington Library Hosting Session to Set up Patrons with Electronic and Audio Book Usage

Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6:24 am


Audio books and eBooks can be checked out electronically and listened to anywhere through the Washington Public Library.

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