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Kent Nutrition Group breaks ground on new plant

Kent Nutrition Group broke ground on a new expansion project for their Deluxe Feeds Sheldon location on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The new northwest Iowa plant will increase volume and the flexibility of the operation while providing more products and service to area swine, dairy, and beef customers. The expansion project demonstrates KNG’s commitment to service for its livestock customers in the four-state area with the addition of five new pellets mills, high-efficiency packaging equipment, grain cleaning and packaging innovations, two separate processing lines, and a 50,000-square-foot warehouse. “At Kent Nutrition Group, we recognize the importance of animal agriculture to the economy in this area of the country,” said Dan Paca, general manager of Deluxe Feeds. “With the ground-breaking of our new facility, we are sharing our vision for growth and providing our customers with the quality products and service they need to be successful.” Projected completion for the feed mill expansion is early winter 2019. “We have been making continuous improvements in our various facilities in order to deliver the quality products and services that our customers expect from our Kent brand,” said Mike Gauss, KNG’s vice president of operations. “This new state-of-the-art feed mill with its extended capabilities will increase capacity and versatility, so we can continue to produce our quality animal nutrition products, something that is a top priority at each of our KNG plants.” “As...

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Allsteel named a winner of The State of Iowa 2017 top workplaces

Allsteel Inc., a leader in workplace furnishings, has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection, among others. “We are delighted to be recognized as one of the best places to work in the State of Iowa,” said Brandon Sieben, president of Allsteel Inc. “That the award is based on the feedback from our members is particularly gratifying. We constantly strive to create a strong member-owner culture in which we all understand where Allsteel is headed, how we’ll get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Who better to ask if we are achieving these goals than the members who live our culture every day? This is welcome confirmation that, as an organization, we are on the right...

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46th annual Muscatine CROP Hunger Walk

Muscatine’s 46th annual CROP Hunger Walk will take place on October 1, 2017. CROP Hunger Walks are community fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS), a global relief, development, and refugee resettlement agency. Money raised by CROP Hunger Walks is used by CWS to provide food, medical care, disaster relief, and self-help development for needy people around the world. Regional Coordinator for Church World Service Chantel Boyd explains, “CROP Hunger Walks are a crucial part of fighting hunger for our neighbors near and far, and without the generosity of those involved, we wouldn’t be able to help stock...

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Southeast Iowa turkey farmers build on traditions

Iowa Turkey Federation President Russ Yoder is fulfilling a Wayland tradition. Yoder explains, “It’s almost a tradition, being a turkey farmer from Wayland, not only to serve on the board of directors of the Iowa Turkey Federation, but being president. I have the honor of following men like David Roth, Benjie Roth, Greg Graber, Jason Roth, Robert Achen, and my uncle, Richard Yoder. So in essence, it’s a family tradition as well.” Family farms is how turkey production has grown in southeast Iowa. In Muscatine County, family farmers raise around 300,000 turkeys annually. In southeast Iowa, around 2 million...

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September property tax now due

Muscatine County Treasurer Amy L. Zybarth would like to remind property owners that the first installment of property taxes is due by Monday, October 2, 2017. You may pay in our office at 414 E. Third St., Muscatine, IA 52761, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thruugh Friday. There is a drop box next to the front door of the administration building for your convenience. Property tax information may be obtained online at www.iowatreasurers.org or by calling the Treasurer’s office at (563) 263-7113. To avoid penalty on the first installment, payment must be received in the office or postmarked by Monday October 2, 2017. Penalty will be collected on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Payments may also be posted online by e-check for less than the cost of a postage stamp—just $.40 per transaction at www.iowatreasurers.org. Credit cards are also accepted online subject to non-refundable service delivery fee. You will have an opportunity to review the total charge and exit the system prior to completing the transaction. We do accept credit or debit cards in the office as well. There will be a $2 fee for using a debit card. Credit card fees are the same as those online. All citizens of Muscatine County are invited to visit the website at www.iowatreasurers.org. The site allows you to do business with your County Treasurer 24 hours a...

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Go Figure!

August 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 18

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
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Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Wed 18

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
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Christmas Applications being taken at Salvation Army

October 3 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 11:30 am