Today's Local News

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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Snow Blankets Washington

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:29 am


Snow in Ainsworth December 4th. Photos by Sally Y. Hart

Fields, roads, homes, and yards recently decorated for the holidays were blanketed with snow Sunday across Iowa.

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Louisa County Bike Trail to Connect the Dots of Mississippi River Trail

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation is in the planning phase of a three-mile bike trail in Louisa County that would connect existing trails to those in Muscatine County.

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Man Arrested After U-Turn

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:27 am


Jared Michael Oliver

A Burlington man was arrested in Washington County Saturday morning after doing a U-turn.

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Inflow and Infiltration on Washington Council’s Agenda

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

Inflow and infiltration, or I and I, will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Breastfeeding Support Group Coming to Washington County

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

A new support group for moms is coming to Washington County – a breastfeeding support group.

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National Flu Vaccination Awareness Week Reminds People to Get Flu Shots

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:25 am

This week is National Flu Vaccination Awareness week, and the Centers for Disease Control reminds people it’s important to get flu shots well in advance of flu season.

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KCII Caring Christmas Food Drive Continues

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am


The KCII Big Red Radio. Photo by Nate Gonner.

Food and toiletry items are being collected by KCII for the 14th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive.

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Ag Outlook and Management Seminar Coming to Henry County

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:22 am

On Thursday, the Henry County Extension Office in Mt. Pleasant will be the site of a seminar about agricultural outlook and management.

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Wellman Chamber of Commerce Receives WCRF Grant for Grill

Posted: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 6:28 am

The Wellman Chamber of Commerce sought a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation to help in purchasing a portable gas grill, and at the fall grant presentation they got their wish.

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Supervisors to Consider Funds, Appointments and Briefings

Posted: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 6:20 am

Funds, appointments and briefings will be discussed at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Thinned-Out Highland Administration Reflects on Year So Far

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:28 am

The administrative staff of the Highland School District is becoming thin in numbers.

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Candlelight Tour of Homes Held Today and Tomorrow in Washington

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:27 am


Image courtesy of Washington Chamber of Commerce.

Doors are open this weekend for six stops on the annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in Washington.

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Take Care of Pets in Freezing Temperatures

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:26 am


Animals at PAWS and More waiting to be adopted. Images from PAWS and More.

Temperatures are expected to drop to 25 degrees in the next few days and with that remember to take extra care of your pets.

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

Winter officially begins December 21st, but with freezing temperatures and snow in the forecast there are a few things you should keep in your car.

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Keota Fire Department Can Breathe a Little Easier Thanks to WCRF Grant

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:25 am

The Keota Volunteer Fire Department is in need of replacing breathing apparatuses, and thanks to a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, they now have the funds to purchase what they need.

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Beef Checkoff Results to be Released in About Two Weeks

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:24 am


A cow and her calf in rural Washington County. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

On Wednesday, Iowa’s cattle producers voted on whether or not they want the Iowa Beef Checkoff reinstated.

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ISU Student From Keota Named to Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Twenty-three students have been named to the seventh Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team and one is from Keota.

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Keota City Council to Set Public Hearing for Annexation

Posted: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The City of Keota is considering annexing properties.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with current Washington County Attorney Shawn Showers about his appointment to be a judge.