Today's Local News

Merry Christmas!

Posted: Saturday, December 25th, 2010 at 8:36 am

The management and staff of KCII wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thanks for listening!

House Fire in Kalona

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Crews responded to a house fire late yesterday morning just south of Kalona at the home of the Nisly family at 1216 Maple Avenue in Rural Kalona.

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Washington Snow Removal Ordinance

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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With more snow in the forecast for today, Washington City Hall wants to remind residents of their snow removal ordinance. 

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White Christmas Guaranteed

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Washington area will be guaranteed a white Christmas this year. 

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Possibility of CRP lands being turned back for Production

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Representative Frank Lucas thinks the government should consider releasing idled land for crop production if the acreage is needed to stabilize supplies of corn and other commodities. 

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Power Outages During an Ice Storm

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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During the winter, frozen precipitation could come at any time.

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Holiday Closures

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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Most government offices will be closed today because of Christmas falling on Saturday. 

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Tracking Santa’s Route

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD is again tracking Santa. 

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Highland Receives Money for a Virtual Reality Pilot Program

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Highland Community Schools has received a $3,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for a Virtual Reality Pilot Program.

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Keota Fire was Arson

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:30 am


Fire footage from December 4, 2010.

A cause has been determined in the downtown Keota fire. 

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Radon Mitigation Continuing

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Safety Center tested positive for radon last month and according to County Supervisor Wes Rich, the mitigation process is continuing.

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Master Gardener Training

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

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If you have ever had an interest in gardening or volunteering in your community, you have a chance to learn in January.

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Wellman Water Warning Lifted

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The City of Wellman has lifted a drinking water warning for all residents.

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Snowmobile Safety This Winter

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:24 am

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone of snowmobile safety.

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Tips to Prevent Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Winter weather is here and with even more snow on the way there are things you can do to prevent damage to trees and shrubs.

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Food Drive Collection

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:22 am

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KCII’s 8th Annual Caring Christmas Food Drive is still continuing.

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Columbus Community Schools Lose 50 Students, Will Affect Budget

Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 6:21 am

Earlier KCII brought you the story on how Washington enrollment numbers are going up, but not all school districts numbers are.

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Loebsack’s Census Thoughts

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 6:30 am

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Yesterday, the results of the 2010 census were released and Iowa will lose 1 seat in the House of Representatives.

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Electric Bill Rates

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Last week, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) required Alliant Energy to refund customers approximately $5 million. 

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Yesterday at the Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting, they approved to allow IDOT to use county roads.

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