Today’s Local News

Nearly Half of Washington County Abnormally Dry, 22.25% of Iowa in Moderate Drought

Posted: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6:26 am


Yellow areas are abnormally dry and tan areas are in moderate drought. Contributed image.

More than half of Iowa is now experiencing drought conditions.

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YMCA New Building Project Receives $500,000 Donation

Posted: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am


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The YMCA of Washington County is looking to build a new facility in Washington in three phases and was presented $1,000,000 this week.

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Sigourney Softball Finishes in Fourth Place

Posted: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

The state softball tournament for Class 1A has come to an end and Sigourney’s team finished in fourth place.

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Clover Kids Receive Diplomas

Posted: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6:23 am


The Washington County Clover Kids who participated in the graduation ceremony proudly showing off their graduation certificates. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H

Graduation caps were worn and certificates presented Thursday as Washington County Clover Kids completed the program.

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Use Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

Posted: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6:23 am

Remember to protect your skin each day by using sunscreen to block harmful ultraviolet rays.

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Kewash Nature Trail Spur Planned Near Kirkwood Regional Education Center

Posted: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6:21 am

Washington County Conservation is adding to the Kewash Nature Trail.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Provides Live Coverage Friday Afternoon

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 4:51 pm

 

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team went on the air with live coverage just before 4 p.m. on Friday for a severe thunderstorm warning that was issued for southeastern Iowa, Johnson and extreme northeastern Washington Counties.

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Breaking News: Sigourney Softball Finishes in Fourth Place

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 4:50 pm

The state softball tournament for Class 1A has come to an end and Sigourney’s team finished in fourth place.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with this year’s Washington County Fair Queen Makenzi Marek.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Highland Elementary Principal Jane O’Leary about the Antelope Lending Library bookmobile’s involvement in the Highland summer reading program.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued Thursday Night in Washington County

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:29 am

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for part of the KCII listening area Thursday evening.

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Intense Heat Causing Roads to Buckle in Louisa County

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

The heat index values aren’t just wearing down southeast Iowa residents, but the roads as well.

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Sigourney Softball Battling for Third Place Today

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Sigourney softball team will play for third place today.

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WCRF Awards $99,010 in 52 Mini Grants

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am

Nearly $100,000 was awarded across 52 grants by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Wednesday.

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Free Health Care Clinic in Columbus Junction Saturday

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am

From sports physicals to blood pressure checks, a mobile clinic will be providing free health care services this Saturday in Columbus Junction.

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Marek Helping at County Fair as Queen

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:25 am


Makenzi Marek (second from left in black and white) is crowned the 2017 Washington County Fair Queen. Photo by News Assistant Sam McIntosh

Seven contestants were on the stage Sunday when one was named the 2017 Washington County Fair Queen and the name called was Makenzi Marek.

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Know the Symptoms of Heat Stroke, Take Precautions in Extreme Heat

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:24 am

An excessive heat warning is in effect through Saturday night and with that there is an increased risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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Gun Permit Renewal Doesn’t Require Training for Holders Since 2011

Posted: Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 6:21 am

A slew of new gun law provisions were passed by the Iowa legislature this year.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Responds Thursday

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 10:55 pm

The KCII severe weather action team took the air for up to the minute coverage late Thursday evening for a severe thunderstorm warning in the listening area.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with 4-H member David Hora.