Today's Local News

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with Keota Speech Coach Gina Bennett about the speech team’s performances at the recent state speech competition.

Water Main Breaks in Wellman, Cleanup Ongoing

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:28 am

Tuesday afternoon, there was a water main break in Wellman at 8th Street and 7th Avenue.

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Underground Railroad Part of Local History

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

It was neither underground or on railroad tracks, but rather a series of secret safe places to hide as slaves escaped the south and moved north to freedom in Canada – it was the Underground Railroad and it had stops in Washington County.

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Pedestrian Hit by Car in Washington

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:26 am

A pedestrian was hit by a car in downtown Washington Wednesday afternoon.

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Minor Injuries Suffered in Truck Versus Semi Wreck Near Columbus Junction

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:25 am

At around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a semi driver who had been rear-ended by a truck near Columbus Junction.

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Multiple Wrecks Reported During Morning Snow Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:24 am


A car was in the ditch near the Washington-Johnson County line Wednesday morning. Photo by Zach Ulin

Snow covered roads made for difficult travel conditions Wednesday.

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A Glimpse of Winter Wednesday

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am


The round barn on the Washington County Fairgrounds was covered with snow Wednesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Wednesday morning when people woke up and got ready for the day, as they looked out the window they found a fresh blanket of snow had fallen across the area.

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Washington Police Arrest Man Who Left Accident Scene

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:23 am


Nicholas Edward Furman

Tuesday evening Washington Police checked a house for a wanted subject and left with one person in custody.

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After Public Hearing, Keota Tables Annexation Resolution

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6:22 am

At the most recent Keota City Council meeting, they held a public hearing regarding the annexation of 2030, 2034, and 2038 Keokuk-Washington Road.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with local historian Michael Zahs about the Underground Railroad and the role Washington County played in it. This is part one of a two part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm

On today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we’re talking with the IMS Chamber Singers about the singing Valentines.

Keota Speech Team Sending Three Groups to All-State

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:28 am

The Keota speech team is sending three groups to All-State for large group speech competition, two of which will be performing.

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Demon Wrestling Team Advancing to State

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am


The Washington Demon wrestling team gathers around their state qualifier banner they earned with two victories Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington Demon wrestling team is advancing to the state tournament.

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Offer to Purchase Former Washington Library Comes Forward

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am


The Washington City Council meets in regular session Tuesday in Council Chambers, which are held in the former library building. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

With a vote of 5-1, the Washington City Council voted to table setting up a time frame for the sale of the former library building because an interested party has stepped forward with an offer.

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County Departments Need More Room, Potential Public Health Solution Tabled Again

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:27 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to table future space needs Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

For the fourth meeting in a row, the Washington County Board of Supervisors tabled action regarding future space needs for Washington County Public Health.

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25 Flu-Related Deaths in Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:26 am

Twenty-five people have died in Iowa with influenza-related illness since October 2, 2016.

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USDA Encourages Southern Iowans to Implement Quail Habitat

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:25 am


The Northern bobwhite quail; photo courtesy of Wikimedia

The United States Department of Agriculture is offering southern Iowa landowners a first-in-the-nation opportunity to improve habitat conditions for bobwhite quail.

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Mid-Prairie School Board Passes Dropout Prevention Resolution

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Every school district tries their best to prevent students from dropping out, and for Mid-Prairie, that prevention comes in the form of their alternative learning center (ALC).

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Pipeline Association Hosting Safety Training in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Emergency responders and public officials have been invited to attend a pipeline safety awareness and emergency response program in Washington

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Chris Marshall, executive director of Halcyon House, about the progress on their addition.