Today's Local News

Rollover Accident Near Crawfordsville

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

A car traveling southbound on Highway 218 rolled and came to rest upside down near Crawfordsville Saturday.

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Community Input Requested for Health Survey

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 am

A project conducted every five years called a Community Health Needs Assessment is underway this summer in Washington County.

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Congressman to Speak with Local Veterans

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

The United State Representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district will be speaking with veterans in southeast Iowa today.

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CERT Set Up Progressing

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:21 am

Washington County’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is getting closer to recruiting members.

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Congressman to Speak with Local Veterans

Posted: Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 6:20 am

The United State Representative for Iowa’s 2nd congressional district will be speaking with veterans in southeast Iowa tomorrow.

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Fatal Wreck Near Keswick

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:23 am

Thursday morning a two-vehicle accident was reported seven miles north of Keswick.

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Celebrate Dad Today, Travel Safely

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Today is a day set aside to celebrate fathers.

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Ding Darling Highway Tractor Ride Being Held

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Local tractor owners are traveling along a stretch of Highway 78 this morning.

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Celebrate Fathers this Weekend

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:22 am

There is still time to find a gift for dads ahead of tomorrow’s Father’s Day events.

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Washington Utility Rates Increase

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

The third and final reading increasing utility rates in the City of Washington was approved with a vote of four.

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Swinging Bridge Festival Enters Second Year

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A festival celebrating a historic bridge and the history of Columbus Junction is entering its second year.

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Join the Big Red Radio at Kalona Days

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:21 am

A day of family friendly fun is planned for the Kalona Chamber’s annual summer celebration.

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Final Performance of 70, Girls, 70 Tonight

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am


Photo courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.

The Washington Community Theater’s final performance of 70, Girls, 70 will be held tonight. The musical comedy set in the 1970’s will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Center. Nancy Salemink, who plays the ringleader Ida, shares the story is about a group of people who live in a retirement hotel which is going to be sold and they come up with a way to buy the building by going beyond the law. The show features many veteran actors from the community.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at WCTheater and by phone.


Photo courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.

Free Pressure Canner Testing Offered in Washington

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am

People are invited to bring the lids of their pressure canners to the Washington Extension Office next week for testing.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mark Everson, running for the Republican nomination for president. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Melanie DeVore, organizer of the Swinging Bridge Festival in Columbus Junction. The day long event celebrating the city’s historic bridge is entering its second year.

Body Pulled From Iowa River

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The identity of the man whose body was pulled from the Iowa River Wednesday has not been released.  

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Bicyclist Hit by Vehicle on G38

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A man has been cited with steering unreasonably close to a bicyclist following an accident near Washington Thursday.

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Louisa County Officer Involved in Shooting Identified

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Richard Spurling

The results of an investigation into a shooting involving Louisa County Sheriff’s deputies are being reviewed by the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office.

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Do You Know How to Stay Safe From Lightning?

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Lightning deaths in the U.S. in 2015.
Graphic from the National Weather Service.

Seven people have died as a result of lightning strikes in the United States Since April 9th, including one man in Iowa.

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