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Author: Joel Kraushaar

Bartling wins Ed Thomas Award

Each year, the Iowa Football Coaches Association awards seniors in each class with the Ed Thomas Faith Family and Football award. Muscatine coach Jake Mueller nominated Joe Bartling. “Joe is the epitome of what we are looking for in our program. He maximized his athletic potential through hard work, discipline, toughness, and intensity. Joe always was willing to sacrifice any personal glory for the betterment of the team.” Mueller added, “He is a great example to young players that you don’t have to be the biggest, tallest, most talented guy to have a huge impact. Joe was extremely coachable...

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Public reacts to plans for proposed gun range

At the July 14 meeting of the Muscatine County Zoning Commission, the Muscatine County Conservation Board presented a proposal to construct a public shooting range on a parcel of land that the county currently owns in Pike Township at 1886 170 Street, West Liberty. Muscatine County Conservation Board Director Curt Weiss made the presentation to the commission. “We have been trying to find a parcel of land that would work for a county range for over fifteen years. Citizens began requesting this when target shooting on public hunting areas in the county, due to safety concerns,” said Weiss. The...

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Cedar County Fair 2017

The Cedar County Fair will begin on July 12 and go through the 16th. Go-Kart Racing begins on Wednesday, June 12. Testing and Tuning will begin at 3:30 p.m. and run through 5:30 p.m. Racing begins at 7:00 p.m. Junior Division races are for ages 6 through 12 and 13 to 15, with the senior division for ages 16 and up to follow. Thursday, July 13 will feature Sprint Invaders and Friday, July 14 will showcase the EPICA Tractor Pull. Saturday will host budding country music star Tucker Beathard with Cody Hicks. Sunday, July 16 is the fifth annual...

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Muscatine climbs back on the soapbox

Third Street in Muscatine was the site for the second year of the Muscatine Adult Soapbox Derby reboot. Year two saw teams race down a four-block section of Third Street with the finish line at the intersection of Iowa Avenue and Third Street. This year’s speed winner was Skunk Works Racing of Wichita, Kansas. The team of Thad M. Davis and Evan Davis traveled almost 46 miles per hour to secure the victory. The local team of Purdy Brothers Racing finished second. Trea Purdy piloted the top-finishing local entry. Holladay Racing of Blue Grass, Iowa, rounded out the top...

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Sports Stooges Recap, July 7, 2017

Muscatine split a doubleheader with Bettendorf in their final home games of the season, celebrating senior night for Jake Mussehl, Gavyn Ashley, Koltyn Niles, Nathan Holliday, Austin McAtee, Ryan McAtee, and Nolan Osland. Game one saw the Muskies get down early after a first inning home run by Bettendorf first baseman Kam Arons. Arons added an RBI double in the third inning to push the lead to 3-1. Muscatine battled back and fell to the Bulldogs 5-3. In the nightcap of the double header, the Muskie bats awoke for a nine-run third inning. Holliday took the hill for game...

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Wed 20

Go Figure!

August 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 20

Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Wed 20

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
Wed 20

Cogat Testing-Grade 3

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