Today's Local News

Keota High School Graduation

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Keota High School will be having their graduation this Sunday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Makenzi Marek a Washington High School junior who is Miss Metro Outstanding Teen about dyslexia.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa program, we’re talking with Stan Stoops about the election for Washington County Board of Supervisors.

Riverboat Foundation Awards Nearly $800,000

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am


Members of the Wellman Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a grant for $44,000 for protective equipment. Photo by Sally Hart

Twenty-two grants were awarded for a total $798,585 at Wednesday’s spring grant distribution held by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Community Development Block Grant for Wellman and Keota

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The cities of Wellman and Keota are getting aid for city projects thanks to a government grant.

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State Track Meet Has Local Competitors

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Iowa’s high school state track meet for boys and girls is being held in Des Moines today through Saturday.

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Kewash Nature Trail Improvements

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Kewash Nature Trail has been the focus of an independent group in Keota.

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One Trapped in Two Vehicle Wreck on Coppock Road

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

One person was trapped in a two-vehicle wreck on Coppock Road Wednesday.

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Kewash Half Marathon and Beer Fun Run this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50’s with partly sunny skies Saturday morning during the third annual Kewash Half Marathon.

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Highland High School Graduation

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The Highland High School Graduation will be this Sunday.

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First Reading Approved for Increased Utility Rates in Washington

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The first reading increasing the usage rates for water and sewer, as well as garbage, in the City of Washington was approved by the city council this week.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Kirk Bailey, one of three candidates for Washington County Sheriff on the ballot in June’s Republican primary.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa, we talk to Stephanie Schlabaugh about the election for the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

Mt. Pleasant Officers Assist With Deliveries

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:28 am

Police officers in Mt. Pleasant went above and beyond the call of duty last Tuesday to help babies.

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Council Increases Efforts to Sell Old Library, Hires Realtor

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:25 am


The Washington City Council met Tuesday night in the former library building, the building they’re trying to sell. Photo by Sally Y. Hart.

The Washington City Council approved a measure at their meeting Tuesday night to increase efforts to sell the former library building.

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Car Found in Ditch, Subject Involved in Hit and Run

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Wednesday morning the Washington County Communications department received a call of a person trying to flag down cars on G36, west of Water’s Edge, and authorities responded.

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EMS Crews Thanked in Washington County

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Local EMS crews volunteered their time at Washington High School’s mock accident the week before prom last month. Photo by KCII’s Sally Y. Hart

When a call comes in during the middle of the night for a person having a medical emergency in Washington County, it’s often Emergency Medical Service staff or volunteers that are first on the scene.

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Marr Park Projects

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Conservation Board is working on three projects this summer for Marr Park.

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Nuisance, Medicaid and Grants to be Discussed at Board of Health Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Board of Health will discuss a variety of items at their meeting Thursday.

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Inspect Your Bicycle Before You Ride

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:23 am

One safety precaution for bicycle owners is making sure your bike is road ready.

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