Today’s Local News

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.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Director Steve Anderson.

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Murder Suspect in Iowa City Cab Driver Homicide in Washington County Jail

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:29 am

A man charged with killing an Iowa City cab driver is in custody at the Washington County Jail.

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Washington Council Approves Sale of Two Business Park Lots to KCTC

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Image courtesy of Washington Economic Development Group

The first purchaser of lots in Washington’s new business park on the south side of Washington is KCTC.

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Sigourney Softball in Semifinals Tonight

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Sigourney softball team has advanced to the 1A state tournament semifinals tonight.

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Highland Limiting Staff Communication Through Social Media

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Highland school board met July 10. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

A Facebook message between faculty and a parent is considered a liability to the Highland school board.

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Rabbits and Poultry Enjoying New Fans at Washington County Fair

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Two rabbits at the 2017 Washington County Fair. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

While hot and humid conditions linger in southeast Iowa, one spot on the Washington County Fairgrounds that feels cooler than years past is the rabbit and poultry barn.

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Washington County’s New Emergency Management Coordinator is On the Job

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The post for Washington County’s own Emergency Management Coordinator has been filled and the public has a chance to meet Marissa Reisen at the Washington County Fair this week.

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Taking Care of Lawns in Dry Summers

Posted: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Contributed image

Recent hot weather has been persistent in southeast Iowa causing many lawns to become dry.

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Mount Pleasant Organizations Receive Funding from Iowa Arts Council

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

Two Mount Pleasant organizations are receiving grants from the Iowa Arts Council.

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