Today’s Local News

Keep Food Safety in Mind When on Picnics

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Clean your hands, keep food separate, and cook it thoroughly are three things to keep in mind when eating outside during the summer months.

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Former Fairfield Parks Director Misused City Dollars on Online Purchases

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A state auditor report shows that a former Fairfield parks director misused a city credit card for several thousand dollars of personal purchases.

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Riverside Road Work Schedule Changes

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Riverside Road will remain open until July 10th.

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Water Treatment Contract and Fire Station Architecture Bids to be Awarded by Washington Council Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Due to the 4th of July holiday the Washington City Council will meet Wednesday evening.

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LET’s Partners with PAWS for 3rd Annual Tube Art Project, Due this Week

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Tubes already turned in for this year’s project. Photo courtesy of Debbie Sanderfield Farrow

What do a dragon, flamingo and giraffe all have in common?

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Independence Day Observed Today

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Today is Independence Day, in honor of July 4, 1776, when the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Retro 1950’s Camper Trailer Disappearance Shared on Social Media

Posted: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 6:22 am


This 1959 Sun Cruiser Camper was last seen on June 26 on Highway 218 near Hills. The license plate number is CW9321. Photos courtesy of Jayme Piche.

An Iowa City resident was on her way home from a weekend camping trip when the unfortunate happened.

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BREAKING NEWS: Man Arrested on Keota Police Warrant A Person of Interest in Iowa City Homicide

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A man who was arrested on a warrant from Keota police is identified as a person of interest in an Iowa City homicide.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington County Fair Board member Amanda Russell about new items coming to this year’s fair.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Rep. Jarad Klein (R) about the state’s expanded cannabis oil legislation.

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Research Study Published about Chemicals in Columbus Junction Schools

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:28 am

A research study published last week in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal finds there are polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in Columbus Community schools.

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Fire Extinguished Near Keota

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:27 am

Emergency crews from multiple towns extinguished a fire in rural Keota Sunday afternoon.

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Minor Injuries in Car vs. Bus Wreck in Washington

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:27 am

A Chevrolet Impala and a bus collided in Washington Sunday afternoon.

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New to the Washington County Fair – Boot Decorating, Painting Class, and Basketball

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

A few new events and activities are slated for this year’s Washington County Fair.

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Area Communities Hold Day-Long Festivities on the Fourth of July

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am


Southeastern Iowa towns will be having day-long Fourth of July celebrations.

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Holiday Week, No Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:24 am

The Washington County Supervisors will not hold a meeting Tuesday due to the 4th of July holiday.

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Dispatch Receives Multiple Fireworks Calls Over the Weekend

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:23 am

Popping, cracking, and booms could be heard across the area over the weekend as people used fireworks legally in Iowa.

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New Iowa Law Requires Drivers to Move Over for Utility Vehicles

Posted: Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:21 am

Effective July 1, Iowa motorists are required to treat utility vehicles with the same amount of caution as they would an emergency or law enforcement vehicle.

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Be Aware of Local Ordinances Before Shooting Off Fireworks this Holiday

Posted: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:25 am

The sale and use of fireworks was made legal by the state, but the matter isn’t black and white, as cities may set their own restrictions on fireworks usage.

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Independence Day to be Observed, Expect Closures

Posted: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:23 am


Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Independence Day will be observed Tuesday and with that many offices and businesses will be closed.

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