Today's Local News

Senator Kinney Helps Establish Human Trafficking Office

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:26 am

As a recently retired Lieutenant in the Investigations Division of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, State Senator Kevin Kinney (D) of Oxford has seen the effects of human trafficking first hand.

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Iowa Mennonite School Holds Annual Banquet This Weekend

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Iowa Mennonite School will host their annual Junior-Senior Banquet on Saturday.

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Sewer Separation Projects Continue in Washington

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Sewer separation work continues in Washington and a change order on one project was approved by the Washington City Council this week.

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Wellman Elementary Celebrates Earth Day in a Special Way

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:24 am

Wellman Elementary is celebrating today’s Earth Day holiday in a special way.

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Fundraiser Today for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

A group that works to help the victims of domestic abuse in Washington County is holding a fundraiser in Washington today.

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Busy Third Quarter for Washington County Recorder

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

The routine quarterly report of the Washington County Recorder was presented at this weeks’ Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting and the report showed a busy time for the office.

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‘Be Our Guest’ at WHS Production of Beauty and the Beast

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Approximately 30 Washington High School students will be in costumes and makeup, singing and dancing this weekend for their spring musical.

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Washington’s City Wide Clean Up Wraps Up

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 6:20 am

The City of Washington’s annual spring cleaning event wraps up today.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII news speaks with local historian Michael Zahs about upcoming special showings of century-old Brinton films at the State Theater in Washington, the longest running movie theater in the world. This is part one of a two-part program.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with Traci Zahradnek, special education teacher at Mid-Prairie, about autism. April is National Autism Awareness Month.

Longest Running Movie Theater in the World is in Downtown Washington

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:27 am


The State Theater in downtown Washington. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

Century-old films and the Brintons will be celebrated at the State Theater, the longest running movie theater in the world, which is located in downtown Washington.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:24 am

April is National Autism Awareness Month.

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Beauty and the Beast to be Performed by Local High School

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:24 am

A castle, a beast and an enchanted mirror will be on the stage at the Washington Community Center this weekend.

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Mid-Prairie Students Selected to Honor Band

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am

Recently 23 Mid-Prairie middle school and home school assistance program students participated in the 20th annual Mount Pleasant Honor Band.

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Washington County’s Unemployment Rate Drops

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am

From February to March unemployment rates in Washington County and all of its surrounding counties dropped slightly.

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Washington’s RAGBRAI Plans Continue

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:23 am


The Washington City Council met Tuesday, Mayor Sandra Johnson was absent so councilman Russ Zieglowsky (center) served as mayor pro tem for the meeting. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

On Friday, July 29th, RAGBRAI will overnight in Washington and plans to host the thousands of people are underway.

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Demon Dash to be Held Saturday

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:22 am

The annual Demon Dash in Washington will be held this Saturday.

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Klein Reflects on Budget Work

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 6:21 am

The 2016 legislative session is beginning to wind down.

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Washington Page

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

On today’s edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Washington High School director Lynn Loula and seniors Zoe Wagner, Gracie Cleverly and Cale Rausch about this weekend’s production of Beauty and the Beast at the Washington Community Center.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On today’s edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII News speaks with State Representative Jarad Klein about the legislature.