Today's Local News

Eagle Scout to Aid with Willow Pond Landscaping

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Washington County Conservation Board recently completed upgrades to Willow Pond, and with the help of an Eagle Scout the improvements will continue.

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290th Street Now Open

Posted: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Erin Drahota administrator at the United Presbyterian Home about an update on their construction project.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the Kalona Public Library’s Youth Services Director Shawna Riggins about their winter break programming.

Marion Police Department Executes Three Search Warrants in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Monday morning, the Marion Police Department was aided by the Washington Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office as they conducted three separate but related searches in Washington County.

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Residents Reminded County Recycling Center is Only for Rural Residents

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:26 am

In order to dispose of regular household garbage and recyclables at the Washington County Recycling Center, you must be a rural resident of Washington County.

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Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Deadline Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am

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

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Supervisors Select Applicants for Interviews for County Attorney Post

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers speaks during Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Ten applications have been submitted for the Washington County Attorney post that will be vacated December 23rd, when Shawn Showers transitions to the district court judge position.

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St. James Students to Sing Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Students from preschool through fifth grade who attend St. James Elementary School in Washington will be performing their annual Christmas concert tonight.

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Columbus Junction to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Ambulance Building

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am


Photo courtesy of Columbus Junction Community Development Center

The remodeled ambulance base in Columbus Junction is complete, and the city will hold a ribbon cutting Thursday to christen the new facility.

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Influenza Level Low in Iowa Currently

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Seven people in Iowa were hospitalized last week for influenza-related issues, according to the Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network.

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Housing Trust Funds Awarded $6.2 Million

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Over $6.2 million has been awarded to housing trust funds across Iowa, including $247,489 for the East Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund, which serves Washington County.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with State Climatologist about the weather outlook for Iowa this winter. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Keota farmer John Heisdorffer about being elected Vice President of the American Soybean Association.

Wellman Man Arrested After Driving 113 Miles Per Hour

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Zachary C. Williams

A Wellman man was arrested following a pursuit near Keota Monday.

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UPDATE: Warrants Issued for Two Men in Connection with Keswick Burglary

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Joshua Hostetler; photo courtesy of the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office

Derrick Penelton; photo courtesy of the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office

Charges have been filed and warrants issued for two men from the Des Moines area in connection with a burglary in Keswick last week that was caught on video.

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United Presbyterian Home Addition Underway, Concrete Poured

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Crews work on the addition at the UP Home on December 12th. Photo by Sally Y. Hart


The same site on September 14th during the official ground breaking ceremony. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Concrete has been poured, precast decking has been installed and framing is underway at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington.

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Plans in Place for Foster Woods County Park Project

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am

At their most recent meeting, the Washington County Conservation Board spent a significant amount of time discussing the Foster Woods County Park project.

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December Begins with Temperatures Below Normal

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 6:24 am

December in Washington has started off on a chilly foot.

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Red Kettles and Bell Ringing Aim to Raise Money for Local Residents

Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Bells can be heard as you enter area stores during this holiday season.

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