Today's Local News

Missing Iowa Teen Found, Man Arrested

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 8:24 am

The missing Washington teenager, for which an Amber Alert was issued Thursday, has been found and the man she was with has been arrested.

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Guinness World Records Ceremony in Washington Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:27 am

It will be made official with Guinness World Records this weekend that Washington is home of the world’s “Oldest Continuously Operating Cinema Theater.”

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Iowa Mennonite Students Receive Highest FFA Honor

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Photo Courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

At the 88th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference, two Iowa Mennonite School students were recipients of special recognition.

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Mid-Prairie Fine Arts Travel to New York

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Seventy-seven members of the Mid-Prairie High School Band and Choir recently returned from a trip to New York City.

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Increased Cost for HazMat Services in Washington County Likely

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Currently Washington County pays $1,800 annually for Hazardous Materials services from Muscatine Fire Department, but the department is asking for an increase in that fee.

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Washington Students “Pay it Forward”

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am

“Someone has done an act of kindness for you.

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Mini Grant Applications Now Available from WCRF

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Each summer the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awards $100,000 in grants and applications are now available. The mini grants have a one page application and it is catered to small non-profits who would like to do a special project. The maximum grant request is $2,000 and no matching funds are required to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. June 22nd and for a copy of the application form click here.

The large Riverboat Foundation grants will be presented May 18th.

Corn Planting Ahead of Five-Year Average

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am

At least 40% of Iowa’s anticipated corn acres are now planted, six days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of the five-year average according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly progress report.

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Marr Park to Switch Hours

Posted: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 6:20 am

With the start of May, Marr Park’s Conservation Education Center is switching its hours.

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Amber Alert for Missing Washington Teen Issued

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:30 am


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An Amber Alert was issued Thursday at 5:45 p.m. for a missing Washington teenager.

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World’s Longest Running Movie Theater to Show Some of World’s Oldest Moving Pictures in Washington this Weekend

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:29 am


The State Theater in downtown Washington has been showing moving pictures since the late 1800’s and will show films from that time period this weekend. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Some of the world’s oldest films will be shown at the world’s longest running movie theater in downtown Washington Sunday and Monday.

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Former Washington Nursing Home Administrator Settles on Charges

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators has reached a settlement agreement with the former owner of nursing homes in Washington and Muscatine.

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Mid-Prairie Continues Elementary School Principal Interviews

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

The Mid-Prairie School board heard an update at Monday’s meeting regarding the process for filling an elementary school principal position within the district.

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Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs Tomorrow in Washington

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:24 am

It’s time to safely dispose of the unwanted prescription drugs in our medicine cabinets.

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Clean Up, Showcase Washington for RAGBRAI

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:23 am


Members of the Washington RAGBRAI hospitality committee and George the Pig begin the annual clean up of downtown Washington before a meeting at The Coffee Corner. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Efforts are underway to clean up Washington before 20,000 people stay the night for RAGBRAI in July.

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Use Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:22 am

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Washington Man Receives Optimist International Distinguished Governor Ring

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 6:21 am


From left, Great Plans Region Janet Lloyd presents Don Pfeiffer his Distinguished Certificate, along with past Optimist International President Ken Garner of Fort Worth, Texas. Contributed photo.

A Washington man recently received his Distinguished Governor ring from Optimist International’s Iowa District.

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Amber Alert in Kalona

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

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An Amber Alert has been issued out of Washington County. Authorities are looking for 17 year old Dominique Nicole Lloyd, who was abducted by 24-year old Micheal Brad Knuth. They were last seen in a black 2008 Mazda MZ3 with Iowa license plate DXL519. Police believe they are heading towards Georgia or Florida.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 319-653-2107.

Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Senator Charles Grassley (R) of Iowa about his upcoming race in November and the current presidential race. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII news speaks with Mark Schneider, superintendent of Mid-Prairie schools, about their recent literacy successes and the district’s projects.