Today's Local News

Keota City Council Discusses Potential Daycare Center

Posted: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 6:22 am

The Keota City Council held their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday night at city hall.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Hospice of Washington County director Katrian Altenhofen about a lunch and learn being held Wednesday about healthcare decisions.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa we’re talking with Columbus Junction city council member Harold Prior about the new geographic information system (GIS) project mapping Columbus Junction’s sewer and water systems.

Virginia Grove Celebrating Earth Day with Program about Birds and Owls

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Virginia Grove will be holding an Earth Day celebration this Saturday.

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Elementary STEM Club Receives Praise in Washington

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:27 am


Lincoln Elementary students Grant Whisler, Andrew Hunger and Haiden McGowen worked together to design a helmet that included a hard shell, crushable foam, and soft lining. The test mannequin then housed a paint ball for test falls. Photo courtesy of Washington County 4-H.

What do helmets, windmills, axle systems and robots have in common? They were all created by the 114 kids in the STEM Club at Lincoln Elementary this year.

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Keota Combines Superintendent and Principal Positions, Phelps No Longer Shared with Tri-County

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:26 am

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Prohibition of Excessive Force, Community Development Block Grants, Future Home of City Council Meetings on Tuesday’s Washington City Council Agenda

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

The new meeting location for regular Washington City Council meetings will be set at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Severe Thunderstorms Hit Northern Washington County

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am

Over the weekend, Washington received 1.1 inches of rain.

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Spring Turkey Hunting Begins in Washington County

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The first season of gun and bow turkey hunting starts today and runs until April 20th.

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KidzFest Preparing for Superheroes in Central Park

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:24 am


KidzFest 2016 – photos by Sally Y. Hart

Superheroes will take over downtown Washington next month for Washington County Hospital and Clinic’s (WCHC) annual KidzFest event.

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Man Wanted on Drug Charges Taken to Washington County Jail

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 6:23 am

A Muscatine man wanted out of Washington County was transported to Washington Saturday.

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Supervisors to Discuss Real Estate, and Third Floor Remodel of Courthouse

Posted: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 6:25 am

A full agenda awaits the Washington County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday morning.

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Columbus Junction Council Approves Geographic Information System Project

Posted: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Junction city council voted 5-0 in favor of a Geographic Information System (GIS) contract with South East Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIRPC) at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The purpose of the GIS project is to assist the city in mapping the water and sewer infrastructure.

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Severe Weather in Washington County Saturday

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:38 pm

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 6:01 p.m. for portions of Washington County and the KCII Severe Weather Action Team went live to bring up to the minute coverage.

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Washington FFA Members Shine at State

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:29 am

Washington High School had 17 FFA members participate at the state convention in a variety of career development events and were awarded Iowa Degrees.

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Swedesburg Business Receives Award from Iowa State University

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:26 am


Bob Petrzelka of Geode Forestry, Inc. accepts the ISU Extension and Outreach Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Mu Chapter state Friends of Extension award.
Geode Forestry, Inc. in Swedesburg was honored as “Friend of Extension” at the Epsilon Sigma Phi 2017 awards ceremony on March 26.

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Kinney Encourages Reaching Out on Behalf of Iowa Victim Assistance Grants

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:24 am

The legislature has proposed a cut to funding for victim services.

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Monarchs Making Their Way Through Midwest

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:23 am

Monarch Butterfly Migration Map

Orange and black-winged monarch butterflies have begun their spring migration.

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Washington County Conservation Board Discusses Summer Improvements

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:22 am

A mild winter and early spring is making for an exciting summer for the Washington County Conservation board, as they held their monthly meeting Thursday night.

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Agriculture Award Presented to Adrian

Posted: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 6:22 am


Contributed photo

Two people in Iowa were recently recognized with Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources Programming Awards by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and one of those is Washington County’s Extensions Director, Nancy Adrian.

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