Today's Local News

Only 7% of Washington’s Trees are Ash

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Arborist Andrew Dahl speaks at Washington’s City Council meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With the Emerald Ash Borer being found across Iowa, including in Washington County, the City of Washington had a tree survey conducted this fall.

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Washington County Attorney Applications Due Monday

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers’s last day with the county is December 23rd.

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Sigourney Installing New Tornado Sirens, Will Test Soon

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Sigourney is in the midst of installing a new tornado siren system, and they are hoping to have it tested by early next week.

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Board of Health Appointments Approved

Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Two re-appointments to the Washington County Board of Health were approved Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Keswick Burglars Identified and Located in Oskaloosa

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

The two men caught on video committing burglary in Keswick Monday afternoon have been identified and located in Oskaloosa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Nick Kleese, Jon Runaas and Robin Flattery, the Washington High School speech coaches, about the first ever Soup Festival and Showcase happening December 18th.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with World War II veterans Harvey Holden, Marion Turnipseed, and Birch Holden about Pearl Harbor Day.

BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Wreck Near Lone Tree

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 8:59 am

One person died at the scene, while another was transported by AirCare and a third by ground ambulance following a two-vehicle crash near Lone Tree Wednesday morning.

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Boil Order In Effect for Four Keokuk County Cities

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 6:30 am

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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Inflow and Infiltration Report for Southeast Basin Presented, Projected High Price Tag for Washington’s System

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


Steve Soupir (far right) presents the I and I draft report at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The sanitary sewer system in the southeast portion of Washington was recently examined and the draft report was presented at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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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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