Today's Local News

Injuries Still Unknown after Car Versus Train Accident in Columbus Junction

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am


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Two people are at the University of Iowa hospital with unknown injuries after a Friday night accident involving a car and a train in Columbus Junction.

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Schools’ Winter Breaks Approach

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Winter break is quickly approaching for area school districts.

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UPDATE: Wreck South of Washington Today

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Nine people were injured in a wreck south of Washington Monday morning.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Brad Koenig and Debbie Stanton of the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition about helping families during the holidays and year-round. This is part two of a two-part interview.

If you need help call 319-520-0554 for free and confidential services.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Mid-Prairie Vocal Director Collette McClellen about the Cocoa & Carols concert.

BREAKING NEWS: Accident in Washington County

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 11:25 am

Multiple emergency crews responded to an accident south of Washington Monday morning.

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Train Strikes Car in Columbus Junction

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am


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A train and a car collided in Columbus Junction Friday evening.

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Highland Throws Support Behind Promise of Iowa Campaign

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Educators at public schools state-wide feel funding has fallen short of the need in recent years.

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Coralville Man Arrested After Stopping Car on Highway and Going Wrong Way on 218

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:27 am


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A car stopped on Highway 218 and shut off its lights Saturday evening, leading to the arrest of one man.

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Washington County Looks for Its Own Emergency Management Coordinator

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:26 am

Washington County is moving toward having a full time Emergency Management Coordinator, currently the position is split with Keokuk County.

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Temperatures Fall Below Zero, Stay Above Record Low

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Icicles hang from an awning in downtown Washington Monday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

Temperatures fell below zero over the weekend, but they didn’t fall low enough to break the record.

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Area Schools Prepare for Winter Break Closure

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Area schools will be bidding students au revoir this week as they head to winter breaks.

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Discussion to be Held for New Public Health Building

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

A work session is being held Tuesday regarding a building for Washington County Public Health.

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Kalona Public Library Youth Programs to Continue Over Winter Break

Posted: Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Public Library will be closed a few days over the course of winter break, but the holidays won’t interfere with their youth programs.

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Insurance Marketplace Deadline Extended

Posted: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The deadline to enroll for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Insurance Marketplace has been extended through tomorrow for those that want to make sure they are covered on January 1st.

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Silent Auction to Benefit Washington PTO

Posted: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Disney Fast Passes, St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a family package at the Brookfield Zoo, reserved parking for graduation and more will be available for bid Monday in Washington.

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Trial for Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run Pushed Back to January

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The trial for the man charged in an April incident of vehicular homicide and hit and run resulting in death has been moved back to January 10th.

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Washington Students Play Santa, Deliver Gifts to Children’s Hospital

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 6:27 am


NHS members at Washington High School organized a toy drive for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital (from left) John Dillon, Cody Chalupa, Michael Dillon, Andrea Pingol, Reid Basten and Lindsay Hippen. Contributed photo.

Dolls, coloring books, movies and games were all gifted to children in the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital by Washington High School students Friday.

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Annual Cocoa and Carols Concert is Mid-Prairie’s Way to Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The Mid-Prairie choir; photo by Joe Cerwinske

An annual tradition at Mid-Prairie is set to warm concert goers Monday, as the music department puts on their Cocoa and Carols Concert.

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Soup and Speeches Featured at Sunday Event in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Speeches and soup will be featured at a new event at the Washington High School Sunday afternoon.

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