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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.

Washington Council Delays Decision on YMCA Bond Referendum

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am


Dale Torpey spoke against a possible bond referendum for the YMCA, above he hands out a letter explaining his stance to the Washington City Council at their meeting Tuesday. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

A motion to delay a decision regarding a bond referendum for the YMCA was approved unanimously at Tuesday’s Washington City Council meeting.

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Iowa Mennonite Students Participate at District Art Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:25 am

On Wednesday, April 13th, 16 Iowa Mennonite School students took part in the art district workshops held at Southeastern Community College in Burlington.

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Washington County Budget Amended

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:24 am


The Washington County Board of Supervisors discussed the budget at their meeting Tuesday, from left, Bob Yoder, Abe Miller and Richard Young. Photo by Sally Y. Hart

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a budget amendment at their meeting Tuesday.

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City Wide Clean Up Underway in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

The annual city wide clean up effort in Washington is underway.

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Senator Kinney Reflects on Second Term in Senate

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:22 am

As his second term starts to winds down, Iowa District 39 Senator Kevin Kinney says he’s been pleased with the work he has accomplished.

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Wet Start to the Week in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:21 am

On Tuesday, Washington received a quarter of an inch of precipitation.

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County Parks Welcome Spring Visitors

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:21 am

Staff with the Washington County Conservation Office have been working hard to prepare county parks and public areas for the spring season.

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Young Iowans at Increased Risk of STDs

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:21 am

There are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the United States each year and according to the Centers for Disease Control, half of all new STDs in the country occur in people between 15 and 24 years of age.

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