Today's Local News

UPDATE: Columbus Junction Men Arrested for Kidnapping, Awaiting Trial

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Antonio Aguilar


Angel Rodriguez

Two Columbus Junction men are in the Johnson County Jail awaiting trial on multiple charges including kidnapping and robbery, stemming from an incident Sunday morning.

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Keswick Burglary Caught on Video, Keokuk County Sheriff Looking for Public’s Help

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the perpetrators of a Monday afternoon burglary in Keswick that was caught on video.

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Supervisors Hear Presentation from WEDG

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) gave a presentation at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Washington Schools to Present Holiday Concert for Children Tomorrow

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center at the Washington High School will host the holiday concert Thursday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington school’s annual Holiday Concert for Children featuring band and choir members is being held this Thursday.

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World War II Veterans Reflect on “Day That Will Live in Infamy”

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The U.S.S. Arizona destroyed during the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and local World War II veterans took the time to reflect on a day that changed the world and their lives forever.

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Consider an Iowa Tree for Your Christmas Decorating

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:21 am


Image courtesy of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging Iowans to consider having an Iowa grown Christmas tree this year during the holidays.

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BREAKING: Boil Order Issued for Four Keokuk County Cities

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

The Wapello Rural Water Association has issued a boil advisory for the cities of Harper, South English, Kinross, and rural Keota, as well as the surrounding areas until further notice.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Carol Detweiler of a public health nurse about a new breastfeeding support group starting in Washington County. The first meeting will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Kalona Public Library.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Highland Superintendent Chris Armstrong about the most recent Highland School Board meeting.

Vandalized Riverside Fire Truck Heads to Body Shop

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


The Riverside Ladder Truck; photo courtesy of the Riverside Fire Department

The Riverside Fire Department’s ladder truck is headed to a body shop this week to repair damage caused by vandalism over Halloween.

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Iowa Traffic Fatalities Up By Nearly 25%

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 6:26 am


Traffic fatalities by county as of December 2nd. Photo from Iowa State Patrol.

Three people have died in traffic accidents in Washington County so far this year.

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DNR Reports Current Numbers for Deer Harvest in Area Counties

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


Antlered Buck White-tailed Deer

After a relatively slow start, hunters across Iowa have been out using their deer tags lately as the first shotgun season winds down.

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Washington Speech Team Preparing for Soup Festival and Showcase

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

A new event is coming to Washington High School this month, it is the first ever Soup Festival and Showcase presented by the speech team.

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Doctor Joins WCHC Medical Clinic

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County Hospital and Clinics’ Medical Clinic has added a doctor to their team.

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Washington County Conservation to Hold Monthly Meeting Thursday

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

The Washington County Conservation Board will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, with the recent Kewash Nature Trail grant as the hot topic.

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New STEM Club Coming to Washington for Elementary Students

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

Elementary students in third, fourth and fifth grades will have the chance to take part in a new STEM Club starting in January.

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Clean Sidewalks of Snow and Ice

Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 6:21 am


A view of downtown Washington Monday morning. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Washington had over five inches of snow fall over the weekend and residents are reminded to clear their sidewalks.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Lindsay Hippen, Reid Basten, John Dillon, Cody Chalupa, Michael Dillon and Andrea Pingol, members of the Washington High School National Honor Society, about a special service project they’re currently working on. They are collecting items to be given as holiday gifts to the kids at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Clinics.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Nurse Lynn Fisher of Washington County Public Health about National Flu Vaccine Awareness Week.

Columbus Junction Men Arrested for Kidnapping

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 10:37 am


Antonio Aguilar


Angel Rodriguez

Two Columbus Junction men are in the Johnson County Jail on multiple charges including kidnapping and robbery, according to the Iowa City Police Department.

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