Today's Local News

Mid-Prairie School Board to Hold Public Hearing for Buses

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Mid-Prairie School Board will convene Monday, and part of the meeting will consist of a public hearing regarding bus specifications.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with PAWS and More Director Amber Talbot about adopting a pet and bringing love into your home for Valentine’s Day.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the IMS Pep Band about their unique style.

Highland School Board to Make Big Decisions Monday

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:28 am


Ainsworth Elementary; photo courtesy of the Highland School District

Since November, the February 13th meeting of the Highland School Board has been earmarked as an important occasion.

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PAWS and More Looking for Loving Homes Ahead of Valentine’s Day

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Sixty adoptions in 60 days is PAWS and More’s goal beginning this week.

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Behavior Learning Center Being Developed for Washington Elementary Students

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A BLC, or behavior learning center, is being created for the elementary schools in the Washington School District.

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IMS Pep Band Rocks the Gym

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The IMS Pep Band: (from L-R) Isaac Miller, Cole Roth, Lara Kliewer, Emma Beachy, Micah Miller, Sponsor Lee Ebersole; photo courtesy of IMS


The IMS Pep Band in action; photo courtesy of IMS

Most schools have a pep band that plays during sporting events, but there aren’t many that compare to the pep band for Iowa Mennonite School.

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Southeast Iowa Still Abnormally Dry

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:23 am


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Approximately 11.8% of Iowa is abnormally dry at this time, the same rate of drought conditions seen in the state last week.

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Stargazers to be Treated with Lunar Eclipse, Comet

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Amateur and professional astronomers alike will be treated to a pair of celestial events today.

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Consider Hardwood Stem Cuttings to Begin New Plants

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 6:20 am


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February has had a warm start and with the spring-like weather recently some people may be thinking about their gardens and landscaping.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with local historian Michael Zahs about the Underground Railroad and the role Washington County played in it. This is part two of a two part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Keota Speech Coach Gina Bennett about the speech team’s performances at the recent state speech competition.

Water Main Breaks in Wellman, Cleanup Ongoing

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Tuesday afternoon, there was a water main break in Wellman at 8th Street and 7th Avenue.

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Underground Railroad Part of Local History

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

It was neither underground or on railroad tracks, but rather a series of secret safe places to hide as slaves escaped the south and moved north to freedom in Canada – it was the Underground Railroad and it had stops in Washington County.

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Pedestrian Hit by Car in Washington

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A pedestrian was hit by a car in downtown Washington Wednesday afternoon.

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Minor Injuries Suffered in Truck Versus Semi Wreck Near Columbus Junction

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a semi driver who had been rear-ended by a truck near Columbus Junction.

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Multiple Wrecks Reported During Morning Snow Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am


A car was in the ditch near the Washington-Johnson County line Wednesday morning. Photo by Zach Ulin

Snow covered roads made for difficult travel conditions Wednesday.

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A Glimpse of Winter Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am


The round barn on the Washington County Fairgrounds was covered with snow Wednesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Wednesday morning when people woke up and got ready for the day, as they looked out the window they found a fresh blanket of snow had fallen across the area.

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Washington Police Arrest Man Who Left Accident Scene

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Nicholas Edward Furman

Tuesday evening Washington Police checked a house for a wanted subject and left with one person in custody.

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After Public Hearing, Keota Tables Annexation Resolution

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:22 am

At the most recent Keota City Council meeting, they held a public hearing regarding the annexation of 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road.

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