Archive for September, 2018

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 10:38 am

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL

The Flood Warning continues for the Iowa River at Columbus Jct.
* Until Tuesday evening.
* At 9:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 20.9 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, Rise to 23.0 feet Friday. Fall below flood stage Tuesday.
* Impact, At 23.0 feet, Water affects residential property along the
river south of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge.

River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for
the next 24 hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an
alternate route. Turn around, don’t drown.

The Flood Warning continues for
The Iowa River at Oakville.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 11.4 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, Rise to 14.3 feet Saturday, then begin falling.
* Impact, At 12.0 feet, Moderate Flood Stage. Flooding of
agricultural land is ongoing. Several county roads are under water
and closed.

The Flood Warning continues for
The Cedar River near Conesville.
* Until Wednesday morning.
* At 9:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 15.3 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring.
* Forecast, Rise to 16.4 feet Friday. Fall below flood stage
Wednesday.
* Impact, At 16.5 feet, Water affects County Road G28.

The Flood Warning continues for
The Iowa River at Wapello.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 21.7 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast, Rise to 24.5 feet Saturday, then begin falling.
* Impact, At 22.0 feet, Moderate Flood Stage. Water affects
residences near the U.S. Highway 61 bridge.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 8:48 am

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:58 am

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Washington’s Roth gets award buzz

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:46 am

Steve Roth has been coaching in Washington for 42 years.  Whether it’s cross country, football, or track and field, Roth has always been dedicated to bettering the kids he coaches.  This deep love for his coaching and his students earned him a spot on the voting list for the US Cellular Most Valuable Coach award.

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Bears Use Brooms on Hawks

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk volleyball team was swept Tuesday night in Wellman by the visiting West Branch Bears.

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Yoder Leads Iowa Mennonite Defense and Entire State

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:00 am

Photo Courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

The Iowa Mennonite School volleyball team has enjoyed success this year and the defense of Suzanna Yoder has been a big reason why.

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Day Two of KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:28 am

The KCII Home Shopping Extravaganza kicked off Tuesday and continues through 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Nominations Accepted for Riverside City Council Special Election

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:27 am

Nomination papers are available for a special election to elect a new Riverside City Council member.

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Severe Storms in Southeast Iowa Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:27 am


Severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued in the KCII listening area Tuesday afternoon and the KCII Severe Weather Action Team brought you live coverage of the events.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops in August, Washington County’s Increases

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:26 am

While the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent last month, Iowa’s seasonal unemployment rate fell to 2.5 percent, the lowest since 2000.

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Iowa and Cedar Rivers Flooding

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:26 am

Following recent rains the Iowa River has breached its banks in southeast Iowa.

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Voter Registration Proclamation Approved by Supervisors

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:24 am

A voter registration proclamation was approved by the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

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Kalona Fall Festival Celebrates City’s History this Weekend

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:24 am

Apple fritters, pretzels, historical demonstrations, and live music all make up an annual Kalona tradition.

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Columbus King and Queen Crowned During Musical Homecoming Week

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 6:20 am


Gloria Montiel and Santiago Lopez. Photo courtesy of Columbus Community High School.

The king and queen have been crowned for this year’s homecoming at Columbus Community High School.

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Refuge Bus Tours

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 12:22 am

Title: Refuge Bus Tours
Description: The Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge near Wapello is offering bus tours on Saturday November 10 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to view migrating birds and the habitats of the refuge. Participants should meet at the Refuge Headquarters building at 10728 County Road X61 near Wapello. Call 319-523-6982 to reserve a seat.
Date: 2018-11-10

Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 12:22 am

Title: Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat
Description: Washington First Assembly Church is hosting a harvest festival and trunk or treat event on Wednesday October 31st from 5-7 p.m. There will be inflatables, games, and fun for the whole family.
Date: 2018-10-31

Trunk or Treat

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 12:22 am

Title: Trunk or Treat
Description: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington is hosting trunk or treat on Sunday October 28th from 3-4 p.m. For more information call 319-653-3950.
Date: 2018-10-28

Red Cedar Chamber Music

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 12:22 am

Title: Red Cedar Chamber Music
Description: Red Cedar Chamber Music presents Love & Live Friday October 26 at 7 p.m. at the Washington Public Library. Through three works for violin, cello, and spoken word, Red Cedar Chamber Music will explore love through the various stages of life. The event is free and open to the public.
Date: 2018-10-26

Flathead Fish Fry

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 12:21 am

Title: Flathead Fish Fry
Description: Sons of AMVETS Squadron 107 is hosting a Flathead Fish Fry on Saturday October 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 107 in Richmond. Cost is $12.99, carry-out is available, call 319-656-2809.

Date: 2018-10-20

Harvest Party

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 12:21 am

Title: Harvest Party
Description: Iowa Mennonite School FFA is hosting a harvest party on Sunday October 14. There will be games, activities, and food following the 3 p.m. fall music concert. Join us for the concert and stay for the fun with our FFA
Date: 2018-10-14