Today’s Local News

Officers Recognized During National Police Week

Posted: Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 6:21 am

A week proclaimed in 1962 by then President John F. Kennedy is observed across the nation beginning today, it is National Police Week.

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KCII Severe Weather Action Team Responds to Storms

Posted: Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Photo courtesy of Danica Douglas in Brighton.

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team went into action Sunday to cover a severe thunderstorm warning in Washington and Keokuk Counties at approximately 3:30 p.m. Golfball-sized hail was reported near Brighton.

A tornado warning was issued for Washington and Henry Counties. A tornado was reported on the ground near Donnellson at about 4:20 p.m.

In a separate storm cell, a tornado was reported in the Ottumwa area.

The severe thunderstorm warning for Washington County was extended and expired at 5:15 p.m.

A tornado watch remains in the listening area until 7 p.m. this evening.

Mid-Prairie Football Program Proposes Alumni Game

Posted: Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie Football program is trying to determine if there’s interest in an alumni football game.

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Area Sees Improvements Regarding Drought Conditions

Posted: Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Southeast Iowa no longer has any severe drought conditions.

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Two Washington Runners in 50 Mile Race Today

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:24 am

Two Washington residents are running the Heartland 50, a 50-mile race on gravel roads in Kansas today.

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Kalona Budget Amendment Hearing Set

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:23 am

A public hearing is set for Kalona’s amendment to the current fiscal year’s budget.

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Motion to Continue Murder Trial Denied

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:22 am

A judge has denied a request for a continuance in Seth Techel’s murder trial.

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Washington High School Commencement in Two Weeks

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

In two weeks, Washington High School seniors will don their mortarboards and gowns for commencement ceremonies.

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Louisa County Quilt Show Ends Today

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Today’s the last chance to see Louisa County’s quilt exhibition.

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Cruise Into Washington Tonight

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Cars, trucks and motorcycles will be rolling into Washington today for the first cruise night of the season.

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Vine Avenue Work Progresses

Posted: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Crews have been workign on Vine Avenue, or W64, for a couple of weeks now.

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Celebrate Mothers Day Locally

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Mothers Day is this weekend and there are a variety of ways to celebrate the day with your mom locally.

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Suspects in Fairfield Stabbing Request Bond Reduction

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:23 am

Two of the suspects in a stabbing that occurred in Fairfield in late April are asking for a bond reduction.

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Record High Tied Wednesday

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Temperatures rose to tie the record high on Wednesday.

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Kidzfest is on the Farm Tonight

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:22 am

Children and their families are invited to come down to the farm for KidzFest today in Washington’s Central Park.

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Kalona Fire’s New Engine to Arrive Next Week

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:22 am

The Kalona Fire Department’s new truck is expected to arrive in the next week.

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Kalona Cleanup Coming Up Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:21 am

The City of Kalona’s citywide cleanup day is tomorrow.

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Over 100 Trees to be Given Away Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:21 am

Over 100 trees will be given away tomorrow morning in Washington. The Washington Tree Committee is giving away 110 trees at the Washington square beginning at 8 a.m. Small, medium and large trees will be available, in part due to financial assistance from the Washington Betterment Foundation.

Also, the tree committee reminds residents to call Iowa One Call at 1-800-292-8989 before digging.

Below is a complete list of trees available:
Northstar dwarf sour cherry (small)
First Editions Spring Wonder Sargent cherry (small)
Amur chokecherry (small)
Golden eclipse lilac (small)
Korean maple (small)
State Street maple (medium)
Apollo sugar maple (medium)
Yellowwood (medium)
Ironwood (medium)
Canaan Fir (large)
Eastern White pine (large)

Deadlines for 4-H Members Quickly Approaching

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:20 am

Deadlines are quickly approaching for Washington County 4-Hers.

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KCII Business and Broadcasting Scholarship Applications Available

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 6:20 am

KCII’s Business and Broadcast Scholarship applications are due today. KCII awards a one year $250.00 scholarship to a graduating Iowa High School Senior pursuing a business or communications degree at a two year community college or a four year university. Two scholarships will be awarded.

Click here to download your application.