Today’s Local News

Wapello FFA Member Breaks All Time Record at Iowa State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:28 am


Photo courtesy of Kale Boysen.

A Wapello FFA member broke the all-time record for a sale of all species at the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions.

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Supervisors Look at Options to Upgrade Emergency Communications Equipment and Facility for Over $10 Million

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

When there’s an emergency you rely on 911 for help, now the equipment that receives the call and helps dispatch emergency crews needs updated.

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Local Swine Win Awards at State Fair, Supreme Champion from Columbus Junction

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am


Leah Marek, daughter of Tim & Heather Marek, showed the Champion Spotted Breeding Gilt and the Champion Spotted Market Barrow in the 4-H Swine Show.  Marek is a member of the Jackson Jets 4-H Club. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H 

 

A Louisa County student showed the Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt at the Iowa State Fair.

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Southeast Iowa Crop Progress Trailing Rest of State

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Of Iowa’s nine regions, southeast Iowa remains the furthest behind in crop progress.

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Washburn and 2nd Streets Project Near Completion in Riverside

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:24 am


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MMS Consultants gave an update on their street projects to the Riverside City Council Monday night.

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Police Investigating Reported Assault

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:23 am

The Washington Police Department is investigating an incident of a woman being assaulted and then hit by a vehicle.

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Washington County Begins Search for New Assistant County Engineer

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:21 am

Washington County is looking for a new assistant county engineer.

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Kalona Recognizes Fire Department at City Celebration

Posted: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 6:20 am


A ribbon cutting presentation for the Kalona Memorial will be on August 26. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

The City of Kalona promotes those making an impact in their community with their annual Kalona City Celebration happening this Saturday.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Doris Park and Steve Maxon of Max-Cast Sculpture Foundry Services in Kalona. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Teenager Arrested After Driving 100 Miles Per Hour in Ainsworth

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am

An Iowa City teenager was arrested after driving over 100 miles per hour in Ainsworth Sunday morning.

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Eclipse Viewed in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 am


The crowd looks at the sun safely through protective glasses during the solar eclipse Monday afternoon. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Sun chips and moon pies were distributed as the eclipse approached in Washington Monday afternoon.

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Thunderstorms Start the Week in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

Lightning, thunder, and rain greeted people in the KCII-listening area Monday morning.

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Sale of Champions at State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Four area youth had livestock in the Iowa State Fair’s 2017 sale of champions.

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Washington County Conservation Park Rangers Request Carrying Rifles, Shotguns

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Washington County Conservation is considering having their park ranger employees carry long guns.

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Drivers Reminded to Stop for School Buses

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:24 am

Classes are beginning for the year and with that drivers need to remember to stop for stopped school buses.

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Driver Cited for Reckless Driving in Sunset Park

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:22 am

A citation has been issued to the driver who damaged part of Sunset Park earlier this month.

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Council of Churches Expresses Concern of Facilities Use to School Board

Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6:20 am


The Mid-Prairie Council of Churches approached the school board about not allowing community-sanctioned events in the school buildings on Wednesday nights.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Public Health nurse Lynn Fisher about immunizations that are required for students to begin the school year, including meningitis vaccines which do not have a grace period.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Winfield Deputy City Clerk Lisa Rees about the conceptual design for the Rick Rodgers Community Pool.

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BREAKING NEWS: Emergency Crews Called to House Fire in Washington

Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 6:33 am


A firefighter works at a home in Washington early Monday after a resident reported smoke in the house. KCII News photo

Emergency crews responded to a home in Washington early Monday for a possible fire.

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