Today's Local News

Snow Expected Throughout the Weekend

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:23 am

Snow is in the forecast with light flurries throughout today, giving way to heavier snowfall this evening.

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City of Ainsworth Repairs Equipment After Wastewater Discharged

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:23 am

The City of Ainsworth had to replace equipment yesterday after 5,000 gallons of wastewater discharged to Long Creek.

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Man Accused of Killing Daughter Faces Life in Prison

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:23 am

A Columbus Junction man is facing additional charges in connection with the death of his daughter.

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First Winter Wonderland Father Daughter Dance Tonight

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo.

The first Winter Wonderland Father Daughter Dance hosted by the Washington County 4-H’s County Council is tonight.

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State Fire Marshal Distributing 10,000 Smoke Detectors Across Iowa

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:22 am

The State Fire Marshal Division has purchased 10,000 smoke detectors and 10,000 ten-year lithium batteries after receiving a $250,000 Assistance to Firefights Grant.

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Workshop Dealing with Riverside Fire Finances Set

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:22 am

The purchase of a new ladder truck is being put on hold until the Riverside Fire Department’s current situation is resolved.

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Grassley Discusses 2016 Presidential Race

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:20 am

Last weekend Republicans from across the country converged on Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit.

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Dairy Days Returns to Kalona

Posted: Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 6:20 am

Dairy Days is being held in Kalona next week.

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Man Accused of Killing Daughter Faces Life in Prison

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

A Columbus Junction man is facing additional charges in connection with the death of his daughter.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Tera Pickens director of the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center about upcoming information sessions and their scholarship drive.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Eric Hanson with Iowa City Area Development Group to discuss what they do.

BREAKING NEWS: Malfunction Sends 5,000 Gallons of Wastewater to Creek Near Ainsworth

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Equipment at an Ainsworth pumping station malfunctioned this morning and 5,000 gallons of wastewater discharged to Long Creek.

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Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 10:05 am

Pekin vs Sigourney Varsity and JV Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball games tonight (1/31) are cancelled.

Washington United Methodist Church services and valentines party scheduled for Sunday (2/1) have been cancelled.

Snow emergency for the City of Washington issued.
(1/31 to 2/3)
- Due to the impending storm expected this weekend the City of Washington is issuing a snow emergency effective at noon today (1/31) until noon on Tuesday (2/3). Forecasts predict up to seven inches of snow possible over the next four days in our area. The city will tow vehicles left on the street so arrangements should be made immediately for off street parking.
- Persons should not park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley or city-owned or leased off-street parking area during any snow emergency proclaimed by the City of Washington unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.
- During severe winter weather citizens are also urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Travel only in an emergency and take a winter survival kit. An additional release will be issued when the snow emergency has been lifted.

Look for the Big Red Radio While it Delivers Food Today

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Sigourney, Wellman, Kalona, Washington and Ainsworth are all on the itinerary for KCII’s Big Red Radio today.

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Forecasts Show 7.7 Inches of Snow Over Next Four Days

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:24 am

Weather forecasts for tomorrow through Tuesday predict 7.7 inches of snow falling in Washington.

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Contractor Selected for Lake Darling Cabin Project

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Construction of six cabins at Lake Darling State Park will begin when the weather permits.

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Mid-Prairie, Lone Tree, WMU Competing in Jazz Festivals

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am

High school musicians across the southern portion of Iowa will be performing in the jazz band festivals being held tomorrow.

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Kirkwood Holding Sessions to Prepare Students for Next Year

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:22 am

High school students and their parents from across Washington County are invited to attend upcoming informational sessions to learn about taking college courses while in high school.

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Counties with Kirkwood Locations Collaborating to Promote Region

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A seven county regional partnership will be promoted using funding from the state.

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Washington Man Places First in Corn Yield Contest

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A Washington man placed first in the state in a corn yield contest.

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