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Follow the Mississippi River during Drive the Great River Road Month

September is Drive the Great River Road Month, the Mississippi River Parkway Commission’s (MRPC) annual celebration of America’s oldest and longest National Scenic Byway. During Drive the Great River Road Month, motorists are encouraged to plan their own trip along the 3,000-mile Great River Road, which follows the Mississippi River through ten states, from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Travelers can spend a day or a month exploring one of the oldest, longest, and most unique scenic byways in North America. Fall is the perfect time to travel the Great River Road. As the season...

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Servicemember and veteran life insurance options

Contributed by Jennifer Watkins-Schoenig Director Muscatine County Veterans Affairs DAV Van Coordinator Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) are premium-based term life insurance programs.  SGLI applies to currently serving military members, including national guard and reserve.  If you are not already enrolled in SGLI and are currently serving, please see your unit’s fulltime staff for information. VGLI is a program that continues life insurance coverage if the veteran enrolls within one year and 120 days of separation.  If the veteran applies for coverage within 240 days of separation, they will not have to answer...

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$14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project

Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science. The $14 million in gifts are the first to be announced for the $21.2 million feed mill and grain science complex, which will be funded entirely through private giving. The commitments made by Kent Corporation and Iowa Corn Promotion Board represent the largest gifts each has ever made. Sukup Manufacturing Co.’s commitment will be in-kind support, including the complex’s grain storage bins. “We are very grateful to Kent, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing for their lead gifts that will jump-start in-depth planning and development of our feed mill and grain science complex,” said Benjamin Allen, interim president of Iowa State University. “Their tremendous generosity will help make this facility a valuable addition to hands-on student learning, meaningful faculty research, and extension and outreach to industry workforce.” “On behalf of the Kent family and Kent Corporation, we are pleased to contribute this legacy gift to Iowa State University’s new feed mill and grain science facility,” said Gage Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of Muscatine-based Kent Corporation. “Our business portfolio includes developing innovative, high-quality, value-added products from locally grown corn,” said Kent. “As an Iowa-based, global leader in corn wet milling,...

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Building Bridges: Can you build a bridge?

Contributed by Pastor Sandra Berryman, Island United Methodist Church “Building Bridges” began when the Muscatine Ministerial Association spoke with Mary Mason about writing ongoing articles to address issues in the community. In the beginning, violence was our key issue. Since that time, we felt that this single issue could be replaced with articles of interest to our community, bringing a positive message of hope. “Building Bridges” was a title we felt was hopeful. A bridge is used to get from one spot to another. Jesus is that bridge over troubled water. He was and He will always be with...

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Muscatine Art Center receives Cultural Leadership Partners Grant

The Muscatine Art Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Cultural Leadership Partners (CLP) program from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support wages for weekend staff and specific museum purposes such as purchasing archival materials and presenting public programs. Cultural Leadership Partners demonstrate an exemplary record of programming, managerial excellence, and community service on a year-round basis to the citizens of Iowa. “It is an honor to lead an organization that has earned the CLP designation,” explains Muscatine Art Center Director Melanie Alexander. “The grant to the...

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Go Figure!

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Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

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Go Figure!

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Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

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Cogat Testing-Grade 3

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 3:00 pm