February 2017

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Scholarship Opportunity for Iowa High School Juniors

WEST BRANCH, IOWA – Jan. 23, 2017 – The Hoover Presidential Foundation will award up to $30,000 in scholarships to Iowa students this year. This is the 20th year for the annual Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, a scholarship program for Iowa high school juniors....

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Off Air With Tony Tone: Three cheers for Betty Collins!

Four out of the last five Thursday evenings, I’ve been upstairs at the Musser Public Library with my oldest son for the Sparkplugs early literacy series. For the next two weeks, Sparkplugs will be on hiatus before returning with new activities for local families....

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MHS Jazz Band competes in Southeast Polk Jazzfest

Contributed by Muskie Bands On Saturday, February 11, the MHS Jazz Band and MHS Jazz Ensemble travelled to Southeast Polk High School to compete in the Southeast Polk Jazzfest. The MHS Jazz Band competed in the second band category and earned Best Rhythm Section of...

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Wilton Community School District First Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to these students on all their hard work! Grade 12 Anderson, Alyssa Barrett, Brady Bartell, Alexis Bosten, Allison Brandies, Daron Christensen, Hannah Darting, Vanessa Drumm, Courtney Duffe, Jack Ford, Kaylee Fowler, Amanda Fratzke, Jacob Grunder,...

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L-M First Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to the students on all their hard work! Grade 12 Aguirre, Izaac Javier Anderson, Andee Lynn Blake, Gage Hunter Brown, Jody Rebecca Carter, Randyn Diane Courbat, Dani M. Crumly, Lane Leroy Downing, Bailey Rae Eserhaut, Hunter James Ford, Bethany Ann...

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Local grapplers find their way to the podium in Des Moines

Each year the unofficial religion of the state of Iowa holds their annual conference at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Iowa. What may that religion be? High school wrestling. Local wrestlers fared well this year. Three local wrestlers took center mat Saturday with...

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Chronic absenteeism brought to the forefront

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the Muscatine Community School District set a goal to improve attendance in every building district-wide. One of the main areas of concern was those students who are chronically absent. Chronic absence is defined as being...

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Muscatine FFA livestock judging

Contributed by MHS Ag Teacher Sam Paul The Muscatine FFA hosted a livestock judging practice for teams headed toward the Iowa Beef Expo at the Ag Learning Center. Over 12 teams including over 150 people from four states came to the open practice, including high...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: The real “big game”

Monday, February 13 I had the honor of being referee for the Special Olympics Muscatine basketball game against the Muscatine Fire Department. The game took place inside the Muscatine Community YMCA and is by far one of the BEST events I get to be a part of each year....

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Iowa volunteer management training series announced

Muscatine and The Volunteer Centers of Iowa (VCI), in partnership with the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, will be hosting a web-based training resource for Iowa nonprofit, public, faith-based, and service organizations. The six-session VCI Volunteer Management...

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Building Bridges: What is war?

Contributed by By Steven Cauley, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church The other day, my preschool-aged child asked me, “What is war?” I fumbled through an answer that was accurate yet sterilized to match her young age. It is indeed sad that a preschooler may be asking such...

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