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Take control of holiday stress, time, and money

As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. These additional commitments for time and money can zap the happy from the holidays, says Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.   “With already hectic schedules, many of us add holiday shopping, baking, wrapping, and decorating to our list of things to do,” said Swanson, who specializes in family life issues.   “We may have office, family, or neighborhood parties to go to; house guests to get ready for; or travel plans to make. There may be...

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Eulenspiegel puppets present godmother death and pop-up cards during holiday open house

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre continues its season with “Godmother Death and the Water of Life.” One performance will be held Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Owl Glass Puppetry center, 319 N. Calhoun, West Liberty. In lieu of ticket sales, Eulenspiegel is requesting non-perishable food items, preferably two per person, or monetary donations for the local food bank. From 1:00 to 2:45 p.m., supplies, instructions, and help will be available for anyone wanting to make a charming, pop-up holiday card! “Godmother Death and the Water of Life” is based on a story by the Brothers Grimm and incorporates Mexican...

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Richard H. Stanley (1932-2017)

The Stanley Foundation is saddened to announce the passing of our Chair Emeritus, Richard H. Stanley. An engineer by profession, and a global businessman and world citizen at heart, Dick Stanley dedicated his life to making his community, family and the world a better place. At the Stanley Foundation, Dick embodied our vision, seeking a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on global citizenship and effective global governance. Mr. Stanley died today, November 17, following a brief illness. He was 85. Mr. Stanley’s service to the Stanley Foundation began in 1956 as a founding board member along with...

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High speed chase ends in crash

On November 17, 2017 at 9:27 a.m. Muscatine County sheriff deputies attempted to stop a red 2001 Ford truck at the intersection of Mulberry Rd. and 155th St, north of Muscatine. This vehicle had been observed speeding, and the operator of the vehicle, RUSTY WAYNE WADDEN (29 years of age) was known to be wanted on warrants. The WADDEN vehicle failed to yield to the deputies, and a pursuit ensued through the county (speeds in excess of 100 mph). The pursuit entered the city of Muscatine at Hwy. 38 and Hwy. 61 (southbound), where the WADDEN vehicle struck a...

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United Way joins #GivingTuesday to support Muskie Lockers

United Way of Muscatine has joined #GivingTuesday by holding a meal packing on Tuesday, November 28 beginning at 4 p.m. and going until all food is packed. The meal packing will be held at Faith United Church of Christ, 3307 Mulberry Ave. Almost 4,000 people in Muscatine are food insecure, according to, and over 1,700 of those are children. The Muskie Lockers will receive the food being packed to send home with children who don’t have the resources for evening and weekend meals. To learn more about Muskie Lockers, please visit their Facebook page. #GivingTuesday inspires people to...

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