Today's Local News

Columbus Junction Caps Off Busy Week with RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

After the week-long Louisa County Fair, Columbus Junction was given no respite last weekend when the riders of RAGBRAI came through town for the first time.

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Rio Olympics Begin Tonight

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The 2016 summer Olympic games begin this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a local woman has a special tie to the games – as she was a torch carrier when they were last in the U.S.

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Prevent Mosquito Bites, Protect Yourself

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Zika virus that can cause microcephaly to develop in utero has been confirmed to be in Florida by the Centers for Disease Control.

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Iowa’s Drought Conditions Lessen Slightly

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Iowa’s drought conditions from last week to this week lessened slightly, by about 1.7% according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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E-Registration Open for Washington Students

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:23 am

E-Registration is underway for students in the Washington School District.

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Mid-Prairie School Board to Hold Public Meeting Monday

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will hold their last meeting before school begins on Monday.

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Final Movie on Main Street Tonight

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The third and final Movie on Main Street event is being held tonight in Washington.

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Southeast Iowa Soybeans Slightly Behind State’s Progress

Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s soybeans are ahead of last year by about six days according to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop report for the week that ended July 31st.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Heather Hora about Wine and Whiskers an upcoming fundraiser for PAWS and More.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Manager Cathy Nigg about their refuge auto tours.

Keota City Council to Put Local Option Sales Tax on November Ballot

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:28 am

For the past several years, the City of Keota has utilized a 1% local option sales tax to help the city with various projects.

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Wooden Wheel Vineyard Reflects on RAGBRAI Experience

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:25 am

When the riders of RAGBRAI arrived at the Wooden Wheel Vineyard, it became the first ever official stop at a vineyard in the history of the event.

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New HIV Diagnoses Up in Iowa

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am

There were 124 new HIV diagnoses in Iowa last year, an increase of 27% from the year before, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s annual HIV Ssurveillance Report.

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High Turnout in Washington’s Special Election

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Over 35% of Washington’s registered voters cast ballots in the special election that decided against $3 million in bonds to help fund a new YMCA facility.

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Take Care of Your Pets

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Dogs at PAWS and More looking for their forever homes. Photos courtesy of PAWS and More

With humid conditions, the National Weather Service advises heat index values will rise into the 105 to 110 degree range Thursday across eastern Iowa.

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Winfield to Host Annual Crooked Creek Days this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The annual Winfield Crooked Creek Days are this weekend; the theme is “Vegas Nights.”

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Local Legislator Receives National Award for Helping Kids

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Two legislators from Iowa, including local Senator Kevin Kinney, were presented with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2016 Friend of Government Accountability Award for sponsoring a bill.

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Rain Expected this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Just over an inch of rain is in the forecast for Washington this weekend.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Ann Williams about her time as an Olympic torch runner. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the riders of RAGBRAI about what they liked best.