Today's Local News

Washington County Supervisors Instruct Auditor To Place Gambling Renewal On Fall Ballot, Hear Ideas For Secondary Roads

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Riverside Casino and Golf Resort was granted a nine year gambling license in 2005, but Iowa state code has placed the issue back on this fall’s ballot.

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Mary Culver Visits Sigourney and Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Iowa’s First Lady Mary Culver made a recent trip to Southeast Iowa communities to touch base with the citizens in Washington and Sigourney.

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“Leading Ladies” Performances End This Weekend

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The last performances from Washington area theater group “The Harp Players” are this weekend.

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued Through Friday

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:23 am

An excessive heat warning has been issued until 7 p.m. on Friday for most counties in Southeast Iowa.

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Muscatine’s “Mad Creek Mudcats” Performing at Washington’s “Thursday Night Live”

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Mad Creek Mudcats are the main event tonight during Thursday Night Live in Washington’s Central Park.

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City of Wellman Flood Cleanup Continues

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The City of Wellman was hit hard by heavy rainfall last week and significant damage was reported due to flash flooding.

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Accident North Of Kalona Sends Driver To Hospital

Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 6:20 am

An accident on Highway 1 north of Kalona has sent one to University Hospital in Iowa City.

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Church Has Bad Luck With Property On Washington Square

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:28 am


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Two properties owned by Washington’s Marion Avenue Baptist Church have either partially collapsed or been involved in a collapse in the last five years.

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Local Business, Auto Companies Report Sales Rise In July

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Sales of vehicles in the U.S. are growing and better than this time last year during “Cash For Clunkers” incentives, with every major automaker except Ford and Daimler reporting a sales increase from June to July.

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Facebook Tips For Your Business Offered At Latest “Learn At Lunch”

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Using Facebook for your local business will be the topic of an upcoming “Learn At Lunch” event.

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Columbus Junction City Council Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Columbus Junction will hold their bi-weekly city council meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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Washington Park Board To Discuss How To Honor Donors

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Park Board meets today  at 6:30 pm.

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Kalona and Wapello Receive CDC Water Fluoridation Award

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced last week that 86 communities in Iowa received the CDC Fluoridation Award from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Washington County “Master Gardener” Training Offered In September

Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 6:20 am

The Washington County Extension Office says in September it will offer training to Washington and Keokuk County residents who want to become a “Master Gardener”.

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News Update: Hwy 1 Re-opens

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
The Iowa Department of Transportation reported earlier this afternoon a single-vehicle crash closed Hwy 1 approximately one mile north of Kalona.  The highway has now been reopened.  KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.

Update: Flooding Causes Road Closures In Washington

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 9:15 am

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Nearly three inches of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours in Washington, flooding several roads.

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Washington Building Collapses Over Weekend, No Injuries Reported

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Emergency personnel responded to the scene of a partial building collapse in the City of Washington this weekend.

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News Update: Lightning Strike Between Riverside and Kalona Causes Early Morning Power Outage For 2,500 Alliant Customers

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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KCII reported yesterday morning that Alliant Energy reported power outages to 2,500 customers in Riverside, Kalona and Richmond.

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Washington Appoints New Treasurer In Accordance With New Investment Policy

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Washington’s City Council has appointed Joe Meyers to the position of city treasurer, an appointment that fills a previously vacant position in the city’s government.

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Absentee Ballots Available for Special Election at Mid-Prairie

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Absentee ballots are available for the Mid-Prairie September 14th special election to extend the Physical Plant Equipment Levee, which covers expenditures over $600 from the general fund.

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