February 2017

City Council adjusts Mississippi Drive Corridor Project

At the February 2 meeting, the city council had a split vote, three votes to three votes, to approve the plans for bid for the Mississippi Corridor project. Later in the meeting, the council unanimously approved the project with the caveat for an amended design that...

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Applications for Head Start open

Community Action of Eastern Iowa began taking applications for the 2017-2018 school year for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Head Start is a no-cost, high-quality preschool program for children three to five years old....

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Kent donates $5,000 to West Liberty Bands

This past week, Kent Corporation made a $5,000 donation to West Liberty schools toward their fundraising to purchase new instruments and uniforms. Ashley Smith, Director of Bands, wrote the organization asking Kent to consider donating to their fundraising efforts. In...

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Building Bridges: Violence begins in the mind

By Pastor Ryan Downing, Faith United Church of Christ Violence begins in the mind. Seeds of violence are planted whenever we begin to think of others as somehow being less than or unworthy. The possibility for violence grows when we caricature others as alien,...

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Gilda’s Club presents third annual Runway Red Benefit

Gilda’s Club, in partnership with presenting sponsor UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine, will present its Third Annual Runway Red Benefit on Sunday, February 12, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. at The Rendezvous at 3127 Lucas Street, Muscatine. The event, hosted by WQAD’s...

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Muscatine students to receive funds to study abroad

As Muscatine celebrated the Lunar Chinese New Year and Year of the Rooster, Pin Ni, President of The Wanxiang Group, in Chicago joined Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad in announcing a gift of $300,000 that will allow Iowa students the opportunity to study in China during...

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