Today’s Local News

Roadwork Planned in Riverside

Posted: Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Riverside City Council selected a bid for some road work in the city at their last meeting.

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SWAT Yesterday

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:40 pm

A tree in downtown Brighton was blown over in last night's storm. Photo by Sally Y. Hart - KCII News Director


The KCII Severe Weather Action Team (SWAT) went into action yesterday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. for a severe weather storm warning in Washington County.

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Rising Waters Cause Issues for Iowa River, Coralville Lake

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Dee Goldman, the Coralville Lake Operations Manager stated last night that water is flowing into the Coralville Lake Reservoir from the Marengo area at 35,000 cubic feet per second.

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Recent Rainfalls Rupture Records

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 6:29 am

We have had the wettest year to date with nearly 19 inches, approximately seven inches above the norm for the Hawkeye State, as of Wednesday morning.

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Ridiculous Day Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 6:26 am

The 66th annual Ridiculous Day is tomorrow in Washington’s Central Park, with things kicking off with a breakfast at 8 a.m.

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Columbus Junction Prepares for the Worst

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 6:23 am

As the Iowa River continues to rise, the City of Columbus Junction is taking precautionary measures.

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Open Houses Scheduled for Retiring Principals

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 6:22 am

Open houses for retiring Mid-Prairie principals are being held to celebrate their time at the district.

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No Saturday Hours at Yard Waste Center

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 6:22 am

The City of Washington Waste Water Treatment Plant and Yard Waste Center is no longer open on Saturday mornings.

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Poker Run to Benefit Veterans Organization

Posted: Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 6:22 am

A special fundraiser will have people making their way across the county this weekend.

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KCII SWAT Team Goes Into Action

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team (SWAT) went into action this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. for a severe weather storm warning in Washington County.

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Fly-In Breakfast This Sunday

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 6:28 am

The annual Fly-In Breakfast is being held this Sunday at the Washington airport from 7 to 11 a.m. Terry Phillips states that the event is organized by the American Legion and the Pilots’ Association. The funds raised for will go towards area veterans programs. He says last year between 30 and 40 planes participated in the public event.

County Roads See Damage Due to Storm

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The recent storms have caused a number of Washington county roads to be closed at some time.

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Construction Bid Accepted

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Supervisors accepted a bid for work on 275th Street between Elm and Fir.

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First Iowa Women’s Landowner Conference

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The first Iowa Women’s Landowner Conference is being held next month, announced the Iowa County Women Land and Legacy along with Iowa Land Sales and Farm Management.

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Water Levels Drop in Area River Locations

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 6:23 am

As of 5 o’clock this morning, the English River at Kalona has fallen one and a half feet and water level is now 17.25, flood stage there is 14 feet.

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River Levels Update

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

This graph shows the water levels of the Enligsh River at Kalona.

The Iowa River is above flood stage in multiple locations as of 11 a.m. today.

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SWAT Responds to Two Warnings

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 6:30 am

Last night the KCII Severe Weather Action Team responded to two separate thunderstorm warnings.

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River Levels in the Area

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 6:29 am

This diagram shows the water levels of the Skunk River near Sigourney.

The Iowa River is above flood stage in multiple locations as of 5 a.m. today.

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Several Injured, Two Arrested Following Fight

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Several individuals sought medical attention for injuries and two people were arrested, following a reported possible fight in the 3000 grid of Iowa Avenue in Henry County.

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County Attorney’s Office Asks For Bonuses

Posted: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The County Attorney’s office has collected $16,300 in delinquent fines and has proposed spending $1,300 for computer equipment and the remaining $15,000 on employee bonuses in the office.

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