June 2017

Second Bible-reading marathon planned for Muscatine County

Muscatine County will be taking part in the 2017 Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon, inviting people to read 30-minute or more segments of the Bible on July 7-9, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, at the Muscatine County Court House. Volunteers of all ages are...

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Fireworks tent sales benefit Muscatine Center for Social Action

The Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) will receive a portion of the profits from all sales from the fireworks tent located in the Muscatine Hy-Vee parking lot. Jim Simmons, Hy-Vee Store Director, stated, “I believe this is the only fireworks stand in Muscatine...

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Cooling down with MCSA

With some of the hottest days of the year coming up, it becomes hard to get around on foot without overheating. When the heat becomes overbearing, you can stop at one of Muscatine’s cooling centers. These locations are MCSA, Salvation Army, and Jesus Mission. A...

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Aligned Impact Muscatine growing middle school leadership program

Ricochet is a middle school leadership initiative created and sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Iowa 4-H. This research-based program was implemented in Muscatine middle schools during the 2016-2017 school year. It is called Ricochet as the word means...

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Police Chief sits in hot car to raise awareness

West Liberty Police Chief Kary Kinmonth recently demonstrated the dangers of summer heat, specifically how quickly a vehicle can heat up on a warm day. On June 13, Chief Kinmonth chose to sit in a vehicle parked in the sun with the windows rolled up and the motor off...

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Gilda’s Club starts cancer support group for health professionals

Gilda’s Club is starting a new cancer support group for oncology healthcare professionals on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Gilda’s Club, 1234 East River Drive, Davenport. The support group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This monthly...

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City council discusses roundabout, mayor

The City Council meeting on June 15 began by opening the floor to citizens to discuss concerns not on the agenda. Two citizens each spoke about their dissatisfaction regarding the controlled burn at the transfer station which took place on June 11. The concern was...

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