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Add Native Plants to Home Landscapes

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo

There are a variety of native plants that can be added current plants to home landscapes in Iowa.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News takes you to the Brinton Extravaganza held Sunday and the recognition from Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest continuously operating cinema in the world.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII news speaks with administrator of Washington County Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski about the importance of using sunscreen. This is part two of a two-part interview.

Brinton Extravaganza Celebrated at State Theater – Oldest Continuously Operating Cinema

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 am


Local historian Michael Zahs prepares ahead of the showing of some of the oldest moving pictures and magic lantern slides Sunday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart


Cale Rausch, an employee of the theater in period clothing, (right) directs attendees where to be seated Sunday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Sunday local historian Michael Zahs presented early moving pictures and magic lantern slides to a sold out crowd at the State Theater in downtown Washington, which is now, officially, the world’s oldest continuously operating cinema.

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Local Man Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:24 am


Bill Evans – contributed photo

A local man is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.  

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Washington’s Drug Take-Back Program Gathers 29 Pounds of Pills

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Washington County residents cleaned out their medicine cabinets and safely got rid of expired and unwanted medication Saturday.

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WACO High School’s Hosting Ultimate Warrior Competition

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Nine high school boys from WACO Community Schools will take part in a Miss America type pageant next weekend.

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Port Louisa Spring Bird Festival This Weekend

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Area residents of all ages are invited to the Spring Bird Festival this weekend at the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Iowa Mennonite Students Attend State Conference

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:23 am

Photo Courtesy of Iowa Mennonite School

Five members of the Iowa Mennonite School Chapter of FFA attended the 88th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference.

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Washington Starts May with Rain

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:21 am

Washington received over an inch of rain over the weekend. Saturday precipitation totals measured up to 82-hundredths of an inch, with another 18-hundredths of an inch on Sunday.

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Mini Grant Applications Now Available from WCRF

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 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.

HazMat, CAFO on Supervisors’ Agenda

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 at 6:21 am

HazMat services and a confinement feeding operation are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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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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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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