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Final Performance of 70, Girls, 70 Tonight

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am


Photo courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.

The Washington Community Theater’s final performance of 70, Girls, 70 will be held tonight. The musical comedy set in the 1970’s will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Center. Nancy Salemink, who plays the ringleader Ida, shares the story is about a group of people who live in a retirement hotel which is going to be sold and they come up with a way to buy the building by going beyond the law. The show features many veteran actors from the community.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at WCTheater and by phone.


Photo courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.

Free Pressure Canner Testing Offered in Washington

Posted: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 6:20 am

People are invited to bring the lids of their pressure canners to the Washington Extension Office next week for testing.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mark Everson, running for the Republican nomination for president. This is part two of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Melanie DeVore, organizer of the Swinging Bridge Festival in Columbus Junction. The day long event celebrating the city’s historic bridge is entering its second year.

Body Pulled From Iowa River

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

The identity of the man whose body was pulled from the Iowa River Wednesday has not been released.  

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Bicyclist Hit by Vehicle on G38

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:23 am

A man has been cited with steering unreasonably close to a bicyclist following an accident near Washington Thursday.

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Louisa County Officer Involved in Shooting Identified

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Richard Spurling

The results of an investigation into a shooting involving Louisa County Sheriff’s deputies are being reviewed by the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office.

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Do You Know How to Stay Safe From Lightning?

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Lightning deaths in the U.S. in 2015.
Graphic from the National Weather Service.

Seven people have died as a result of lightning strikes in the United States Since April 9th, including one man in Iowa.

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Community Actors Return to Stage for Musical Tonight, Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:22 am


Photos courtesy of Cat Nelson – Washington Community Theater.

Local actors are returning to the stage tonight and tomorrow for the final shows of 70, Girls, 70. The show is set in the 1970s.

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UDPATE: Driver’s Name Released in Pedestrian Accident in Wellman

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Early Wednesday morning, a pedestrian was struck by a car in Wellman.

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Library Mural Work Continues

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:21 am

Last summer an artist began a two-story tall mural on the Washington Public Library and Erin Rappleye has returned to continue her work.

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Volunteers Needed for Work on Habitat for Humanity Home

Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 6:20 am

The renovation of an Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity home continues tomorrow.

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Vehicle Strikes Cyclist

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

A cyclist was hit by a vehicle in Washington Thursday.

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Washington Page

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

On this edition of the Washington Page, KCII News speaks with Mark Everson, running for the Republican nomination for president. This is part one of a two-part interview.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Collette Yoder, president of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce, about Kalona Days.

Autopsy Planned for Body Found Near Hills Access

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 11:44 am

An autopsy is scheduled for a body pulled from the Iowa River Wednesday evening.

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Jeb Bush Visits Washington

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 6:24 am

On his first 2016 presidential campaign stop in Iowa, former Republican governor of Florida, Jeb Bush met with supporters in Washington Wednesday morning.

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Riverside Adopts Storm Water Ordinance

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The City of Riverside now has a storm water maintenance fee.

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What Health Priorities Need to be Addressed in Washington County?

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

Residents of Washington County are asked to fill out a community health needs survey.

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Iowa River Levels Falling, Skunk Rising

Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am

The Iowa River at Wapello and Oakville is still above flood stage but falling.

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