Today’s Local News

Area Cities to Save Money On State Revolving Fund Loans

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have announced that 114 communities in Iowa will be saving a total of $6.5 million in interest.

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Council Discusses New Industrial Park

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Multiple concepts of roads and plats of the proposed industrial park were presented and discussed at Wednesday’s special session meeting of the Washington City Council.

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Open Sheep Show Next Weekend

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

In memory of longtime sheep producer and mentor, Pat Greiner, an open sheep show is being held next Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

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Columbus Junction Man Sentenced in Copyright Case

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Columbus Junction man will serve probation and pay a fine for his illegal DVD operation.

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Fairfield Shoplifters Arrested

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:22 am

Shoplifters in Fairfield, who sold their stolen goods online, have been apprehended.

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New Police Equipment to Allow Access to County Files

Posted: Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Junction Police Department is purchasing a piece of equipment, which will make more criminal records available to officers.  22

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Two Vehicle Wreck on 218

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

A two vehicle wreck occurred shortly before noon Friday.

A semi and a four-door Volkswagen collided in the northbound lanes of Highway 218 shortly before noon today. Both vehicles came to rest in the median approximately 1.5-miles north of G36, near mile marker 72. It is unsure at this time if injuries were incurred. Traffic was reduced to one lane in both the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 218, causing traffic to slow for some time.

Washington Ambulance, Riverside Fire, Washington County Sheriff’s personnel and Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene.

KCII News will bring you more information as it becomes official.

Basketball Court Closed

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:27 am

Court to be closed.

The basketball court near the pool in Washington is closed until further notice.

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Musical in Washington This Weekend

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Washington Community Theater is presenting a musical this weekend titled “Into the Woods” written by Stephen Sondheim. Director Don Hughes explains that it connects four fairy tails – Rapunzel, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. While it is full of fairy tails, Hughes does advise that it may not be suited for the 10 and under crowd, as it is complex. The show is being held at the Washington Community Center tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Unemployment Rates for May

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The unemployment rate for the State of Iowa fell slightly from the month of April at 4.7-percent to 4.6-percent in the month of May according to the Iowa Workforce Development. In Washington County, the rate fell from 3.4-percent to 3.3-percent. Other area counties that saw slight unemployment decreases include Iowa, Jefferson and Keokuk counties. Henry County remained at 5.2-percent and Louisa County stayed steady at 4.3-percent. Johnson County increased from 3-percent to 3.1-percent, a change of 200 unemployed. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.

Arrests Made in Connection to Jefferson County Car Thefts

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Arrests have been made in connection to a string of car thefts in Jefferson, Wapello, and Davis counties.

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Fireworks Applications Approved

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Seven fireworks permits were approved by the Washington County Supervisors this week.

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Cookout Contest To Be Held

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Iowa meat will be put to the fire for an outdoor “Grills Gone Wild” cookout contest during the Washington County Fair on Friday, July 19th.

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Trek Fest Begins Tonight

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:22 am
A celebration held for nearly three decades in Washington County begins tonight.

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Lt Governor Stopping in Mt Pleasant

Posted: Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Lt Governor will be in southeast Iowa this evening.

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Washington City Council Reconsiders Utility Rates

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:29 am

The Washington City Council reconsidered and changed the monthly utility fee that was voted in at their last meeting.

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YMCA Looks to Future Facility Plans

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:29 am

Washington Community YMCA

YMCA Executive Director Becky Harkema announced last night at the Washington City Council meeting what the YMCA intends to do in the future with their facilities.

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Area River Levels Update

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:27 am

The Iowa River continues to flood in multiple locations.

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Healing Service Tonight

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:24 am

A healing service will be held in Washington tonight at 7 p.m.

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Documentary Being Made About Riverside

Posted: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:23 am

Footage for a documentary will be shot in Riverside this weekend.

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