Today's Local News

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.

BREAKING: Former Washington Nursing Home Administrator Settles on Charges

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:58 pm

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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Absentee Voting Now Open

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:27 am

Absentee voting is now available for the June 7th primaries.

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Spay and Neuter Pets to Prevent Unwanted Litters

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am


Animals at PAWS and More looking for their forever homes. Photos courtesy of Paws and More.

Last year 695 animals came into PAWS and More animal shelter in Washington and one thing area residents can do to help alleviate this is to get their pets spayed and neutered.

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Mid-Prairie Third Graders Rank in the Top 4%

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am

At their most recent meeting of the Mid-Prairie School Board, Mid-Prairie elementary school principals Bill Poock and Teresa Beenblossom gave a presentation regarding the elementary literacy program in the district.

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Five Washington Students Earn FFA Iowa Degrees

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:24 am

Five Washington High School FFA members earned the organization’s highest honor recently.

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Grassley Discusses Supreme Court Nomination

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:23 am

It has been over two months since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away but his seat remains open.

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Over an Inch of Rain in Washington this Week

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:23 am

Lightning could be seen flashing across the sky, followed by loud claps of thunder Wednesday night across Washington County as storms rolled through the area.

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Barbecue Contest Coming Near Keota

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The second annual cook off contest at Saints Peter and Paul Church is seeking all area barbecue masters to compete this summer.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Amber Talbot, director of PAWS and More, about pet therapy. This is part two of a two-part interview.