Today’s Local News

West Chester Lions Club Gives Back to Community Through Annual Event

Posted: Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:21 am

It may seem incredible to organize an annual event for several years, let alone 60, but the West Chester Lions Club continues to thrive with their annual ice cream social.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Farmers Market Master Bob Shepherd about the BBQ challenge on July 13th. Sign up now to compete.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Alliant Energy spokesperson Mike Wagner about the move over or slow down law.

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Washington Water Treatment Plant Contract $500K Under Budget

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:29 am


The Washington City Council met in the Washington Public Library Wednesday evening. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A $4,943,000 construction contract has been awarded for the waste water treatment plant improvement project in Washington.

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Fireworks Use a Non-Issue for Kalona City Council

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Consumer fireworks were set off across the state of Iowa this 4th of July, but some may have not been following their city’s ordinance.

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Third Annual Rock ‘N’ Ride Dedicated to Perry Rich

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:27 am

In just two years over $100,000 has been raised and donated for cancer research through the Rock ‘N’ Ride, and it’s returning to Washington County this Saturday.

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Southeast Iowa Soybeans, Oats Behind Five-Year Average

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Corn in southeast Iowa was taller than knee-high by the 4th of July.

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Construction Begins on Lone Tree Community Wellness Center

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:24 am

Construction has begun on the Lone Tree Community Wellness Center.

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Christmas in July in Central Park with Elf

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:23 am

It’ll be Christmas in July this Friday in Washington’s Central Park.

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Warmer, Drier June than Normal

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:22 am

While precipitation was well below normal for the month of June this year, the temperature was slightly higher.

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Driver Cited After Rollover Accident Near Mount Pleasant

Posted: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 6:20 am

A single vehicle accident occurred south of Mount Pleasant on Highway 218.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Environmental Health Food Inspector Jason Taylor about food safety.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Columbus School District Superintendent Gary Benda about a University of Iowa research study on PCB chemicals that were found in the Columbus school buildings.

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Child Dies Monday, Williamsburg Man Charged with Murder

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:29 am


Cody James Stevenson

A Williamsburg man has been arrested for murder in the first degree.

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Veterans Issues Discussed with Congressman at Washington Library

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Congressman Dave Loebsack shakes hands with constituents in Washington Monday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Twenty U.S. veterans died each day from suicide in 2014.

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Fireworks Thrown At Car, Teenager Cited

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A Washington teenager is facing citations after throwing fireworks into a vehicle.

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Mount Pleasant Volunteer Program Receives State Grant

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:28 am

A volunteer program in Mount Pleasant is the recipient of a Volunteer Iowa grant.

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Are You a Grill Master? Prove It

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:27 am


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If you have a special recipe, or the best smoked tenderloin in the neighborhood, there’s a chance to put your spatula where your mouth is and enter a barbecue challenge in Washington.

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Man Arrested at Scene of Fire Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A man was arrested at the scene of a fire east of West Chester Tuesday morning.

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Jorgensen Leads Highland Board Retreat

Posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Highland school board looked to the district’s future at their annual retreat June 27.

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