Today’s Local News

Man Arrested After Stealing Gator

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:24 am

An Ottumwa man was arrested in Washington County after stealing a Gator.

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Summer Officially Begins

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Today is the Summer Solstice and summer officially starts Wednesday.

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Temperatures Higher than Normal, Precipitation Lower

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The precipitation so far in Washington for June is below normal, but heavy rainfall is in the forecast.

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Crawfordsville Receives Grant to Improve Playground Safety

Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:20 am

The City of Crawfordsville is improving children’s safety in their local park.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with committee members supporting the Hotel Motel Tax referendum in Washington – Debbie Stanton, Charla Howard and Millie Youngquist. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Washington County Conservation Board Director Steve Anderson.

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Keota City Council to Discuss Kewash Nature Trail and Sewer Plant Project

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Kewash Nature Trail, sewer rates, and Washington County Riverboat Foundation are all on the agenda for the Keota City Council Meeting Monday night.

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The Longest Day to be Observed in Washington’s Central Park

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:28 am

June 21st is the longest day of the year with the sun rising at 5:40 a.m. and setting at 8:52 p.m. it’s also a day observed by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Washington County Emergency Management Coordinator Hire to be Acknowledged by Supervisors Tuesday

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:27 am

A personnel change request hiring an Emergency Management Coordinator for Washington County is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Cook Off Contest Brings Residents Together and Gives Back to Community

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am


Photo courtesy of the Clear Creek Heritage Association.

An old church in rural Iowa can be ignored in current times, but a few local citizens decided they wanted to bring people both near and far together and give back to their community with an annual event.

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Hotel Motel Tax to be On August 1st Ballot

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A special election will be on the ballot August 1st in Washington for a referendum proposing a hotel motel tax.

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Eight WRAP Students Graduate

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Eight seniors graduated from the Washington Regional Alternative Program, or WRAP, this spring.

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Fireworks, Animal Ordinance, Inflow and Infiltration Reduction on Washington City Council Agenda

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The second readings of two ordinances will be held at the Washington City Council meeting Tuesday night regarding animal control and protection, and fireworks in the city.

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Highland Elementary School Installing New Computers, Faster Internet

Posted: Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:21 am


Highland Elementary students will see an upgrade in facility technology this fall, funded in part by a $15,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

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Kewash Nature Trail Reopens After Three Week Paving Project

Posted: Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Kewash Nature Trail reopened Friday night, for the enjoyment of hikers, bicyclists, and those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Loebsack Representative to be in Southeast Iowa

Posted: Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) will have a member of staff holding office hours across southeast Iowa this week.

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Second Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

Posted: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 7:03 pm

A second thunderstorm warning was issued for western Washington and southern Keokuk Counties at 6:40 p.m., set to expire at 7:15 p.m.

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Severe Thunderstorms Sweep Across Southeastern Iowa

Posted: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 5:11 p.m. Saturday night for Northeastern Washington County. Three members of the KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded. A severe thunderstorm was spotted over Riverside at 5:10 p.m. moving east at 35 mph. The warning was cancelled at 5:30 p.m. Had the power gone off, KCII would still be on air with emergency backup generators, listen to KCII for weather updates.

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Iowa Mennonite School Introducing Creative Summer Camps

Posted: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Children looking for a summer camp with a twist may find it at Iowa Mennonite School.

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Swinging Bridge Festival Extends Programming Into the Evening

Posted: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Fourth Annual Swinging Bridge Festival in Columbus Junction has returning favorites and new events planned for history buffs.

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