Today's Local News

Columbus Junction Semi-truck Driver Airlifted To Hospital After Accident

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am

A Columbus Junction man is in the hospital after losing control of his semi-truck.

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A Day For “Kidz” At The Washington County Fair

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Today is “Kidz Day” at the Washington County Fair.

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Mid Prairie Continues State Tournament Softball Play Today

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:23 am

Mid Prairie continues State Tournament softball play today. 

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Grassley Changes Mind, Votes Against Finance Reform Bill He Previously Co-Sponsored

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:22 am

Senator Charles Grassely has voted against a Wall Street reform bill he previously co-signed with Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken.

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Louisa County’s Running Wild Event

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:21 am

Registrations are being taken for Louisa County’s Trail Race and Fun Run.

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Southeast Iowa Congressman To Hold Office Hours

Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 at 6:20 am

A representative of Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack will hold office hours in Washington, Wapello, and Keokuk this month.

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News Update: Early Morning Scare at Frontier Restaurant in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 9:30 am

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A waitress at Frontier Restaurant in Washington called the fire department this morning because she smelled gas and saw smoke in the building’s basement. 

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Washington County Fair: Fun, Mud and Rain

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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More than an inch of rain fell during the first full day of the Washington County Fair, turning parking areas and walking paths into fields of mud yesterday.

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Accident in Minnesota Injures Three, Kills Child from Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:27 am

An eight year old boy from Riverside is dead after a four car accident in southeast Minnesota.

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“Bucket of Junk” Sculpture Contest Winner Will Be The “Peoples Champion”

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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One lucky sculpture will win the “Peoples Choice Award” this week at the county fair and a lot of change.

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Congressman Loebsack Extends Flood Coverage

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Southeast Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack has delivered on his promise to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Rains Allow Mosquitoes To Breed Twice

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Above average rainfall in southeast Iowa has allowed mosquitoes to increase their population, but not just because of standing water.

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Kalona United Methodist Church Clothes Giveaway

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Kalona United Methodist Church is having their annual ‘Clothes Giveaway” this week. 

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More Wind Energy Likely In Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Iowa produces enough wind energy to power 75% of residents’ homes, but a southeast Iowa state legislator says the state’s potential for wind energy has “hardly been tapped”.

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Washington County Has a New Fair Queen

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Hayley Sieren is Washington County’s new fair queen.

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Washington 4-H Gears Up For Fair

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:26 am

4-H participation in Washington County ranks in the top 10 of the entire state, and those young men and women will be presenting at this week’s Washington County Fair.

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Washington Board of Supervisors, School Board Agenda Items

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Tuesday at 9:30am the Washington County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at the county courthouse in Washington.

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Washington County Fair Schedule Today

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:23 am

The Washington County Fair continues in Washington.  Events for the day include 4-H and FFA livestock weigh in and check ins, open class exhibit entries, 4-H and FFA livestock shows, goat show, poultry show followed by a dog agility show.  For complete list of scheduled events and times visit the Washington County Extension website.  Stay tuned to KCII for live fair updates throughout the afternoon and all week long.

Washington County Hospital To Receive Money To Enhance Emergency Communications, Planning

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:22 am

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Iowa Department of Public Health more than $4 million to enhance hospital and community response to health emergencies across the state.

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Antique Roadshow at Fair

Posted: Monday, July 19th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The Washington County Historic Preservation Commission is hosting an “Antique Roadshow” at the Fair on Friday.  Interested persons are invited to bring one or two items for the show.  Well informed panelists will be present to help identify and discuss the treasures shown.  Values will not be determined.  There is a three dollar charge.  All are welcome to attend.  The event is this Friday from 5 to 7pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds.