January 2017

Middle school students present Elf the Musical

For the second consecutive year, West and Central middle schools are collaborating on a musical. This year they will present Elf the Musical Jr. The cast of 55 students in grades seven and eight, along with a crew of eleven students, will perform Friday, February 3...

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Building Bridges: Violence: Redemptive?

Contributed by W. Michael Biklen, Retired United Methodist Pastor, member of Musserville and San Pablo United Methodist Churches Violence is pervasive in our culture. We are surrounded by it in television, movies, games, news, Legos®. We associate violence with evil...

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Important notice regarding property tax assistance

Muscatine County Treasurer Amy L Zybarth would like to remind property owners that the Iowa Property Credit Claim is now available for 2016 taxes payable September 2017 and March 2018. Who is eligible: The following Iowa residents are eligible to file a claim for...

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West Liberty welcomes new police chief

Kary Kinmonth is in his first weeks as the police chief in West Liberty. The Bellevue, Iowa, native is taking on the police chief role in his third community. Kinmonth was looking for his next professional challenge. “We loved it in Mitchellville, but we were wanting...

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Great changes to the river in the days ahead

Great River Days is known locally as a multi-day event that takes place on the Muscatine river front. Traditionally the weekend boasts carnival rides, food vendors, and live music. In addition, many area residents participate in craft fairs, car shows, wiener dog...

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Muscatine county boxing club has successful Silver Gloves

Boxing has been described as “a gentleman’s sport” for centuries. For the Muscatine County Boxing Club, the sport is an avenue to develop young men and women athletically, academically, and socially. Club coach Santos Saucedo began working with the club in 2012. “It...

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Record number of students chosen for district honor band

Submitted by Muscatine Bands A record eleven members of the Muscatine High School Band have been accepted into the 2017 South East Iowa District Honor Band, sponsored by the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (SEIBA). The students accepted are bass trombonist Zach...

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