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Kirkwood for Kids Coming to Washington, Registration Due Soon

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

Students in grades first through eighth will have a chance to study prehistoric worlds, ghostly stories, graphic design and welding in Washington this summer.

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Washington Rain Totals Below April Norms

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am


The current U.S. Drought Monitor shows 15.6% of the Midwest as abnormally dry. Yellow shaded areas are considered abnormally dry and orange sections are experiencing moderate drought.

Washington received 0.65 inches of rain this week and has received less than an inch so far this April, below the normal.

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Keota City Council Meets

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 6:21 am

The Keota City Council met earlier this week.

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Beauty and the Beast Performed this Weekend

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 6:21 am

A Washington High School musical director is presenting her final show with the high school this weekend with Beauty and the Beast.

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Community Forum About YMCA Project to be Held Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 6:21 am

The public will have a chance to learn more about the Washington YMCA new building project at an upcoming community forum.

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Tips for Planting Annual Flowers and Vegetables

Posted: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 6:20 am


Contributed photo

With warmer temperatures many people are beginning to plant annual flowers and vegetables and for optimal performance there are some things to keep in mind.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 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 two of a two-part program.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 pm

On this edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, KCII news speaks with State Senator Kevin Kinney about his work in the legislature this session. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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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