Today’s Local News

Scholarships Awarded

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:25 am

KCII awards scholarships.

Lauren Baker of Winfield-Mt. Union High School and Emily Adam of Pekin High School have been awarded the KCII Business and Broadcasting Scholarships for $250.

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Memorial Day Service Friday

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Memorial Day Service will be held Friday in Washington at the Halcyon House.

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Kalona Council Holds First Reading of Ordinance Amendment

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:23 am

There will be two more opportunities for input from residents on an ordinance amendment that would change Kalona’s rules on burning.

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Keota Residents Encouraged to Participate in Workshops

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:22 am

The Keota Visioning Committee is holding a few workshops for those interested tomorrow.

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WACO, Highland Hold Graduation Ceremonies

Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

As the school year comes to a close area high school seniors are receiving their diplomas.

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Double Rainbow in Southeast Iowa Yesterday

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 8:25 am

A double rainbow appeared after Monday's thunderstorm, approximately 5 miles north of Keokuk. Photos by Sally Hart - KCII News Director

For more photos of the rainbows visit our KCII Facebook page.

Power Outage Caused Pekin to Cancel Class Yesterday, High School to Meet Today

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:28 am

Pekin schools did not hold class yesterday due to a power outage; the elementary and junior high will not have classes today however, the high school is holding classes.

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‘Wine, Chocolate, and Meet the Artist’ This Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:27 am

A gallery art walk will be held Thursday night in downtown Washington, coinciding with the year’s first Farmers’ Market.

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Chickens, Inflow and Infiltration, and Garbage Contract On Agenda

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:25 am

Urban chickens are returning to the Washington City Council’s agenda this week with two requests for urban chickens to be discussed and considered at their Wednesday special session meeting.

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FSA Deadlines Approaching

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:25 am

Some farm program deadlines are quickly approaching, announced John R. Whitaker of USDA’s Iowa Farm Service Agency.

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Community Awareness Event to Focus on Synthetic Drugs

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Caring Communities Initiative is holding a community awareness event tonight.

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Free Testing of Pressure Canners Offered

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:23 am

Pressure canners with dial-type pressure gauges can be tested for accuracy at the Washington County Extension Office.

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Mural Planned for Brighton Municipal Building

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:22 am

One side of the Municipal Building in Brighton will soon feature a mural.

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Kalona Fire Department Places Order for New Engine

Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 6:21 am

After years of fundraising, the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department has gathered the necessary funds to purchase a new fire truck.

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Pekin Schools Without Power

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Pekin schools did not hold class today due to a power outage.

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KCII SWAT Reports Twice Yesterday

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 6:30 am

A tree fell on a home on South 2nd Avenue in Washington last night during the storm.

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team went into action twice yesterday for severe thunderstorm warnings.

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JP’s 207 Awarded in Des Moines

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 6:29 am

JP’s 207 in Washington received an Economic Restructuring Award in the category of Success Story Friday at the 27th annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration in Des Moines.

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Supervisors to Discuss OSHA Complaint

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 6:29 am

An Iowa OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, complaint concerning Washington County Public Health will be discussed at tomorrow’s Board of Supervisors meeting at 9:30 a.m.

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Equipment Strikes Power Lines

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 6:28 am

Last week, tractors and other equipment hit and damaged four power poles or lines in the Alliant Energy service territory.

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Dog Park Annual Membership Available

Posted: Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The dog park has been mowed and pet owners and their canine friends are welcome to enjoy the park says Tim Widmer, Park Superintendent.

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