Author: Joel Kraushaar

West Liberty falls to second-ranked Mount Vernon

For the second week in a row, the forecast called for a wet field for the West Liberty Comets. But that wasn’t the most challenging opponent for coach Jason Iske’s charges. In week seven, the Comets traveled to number one-ranked Williamsburg and left with a 14-9 victory. Riding that confidence, West Liberty hosted number two-ranked Mount Vernon in week eight. Mount Vernon’s Cael Snedden returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to give the Mustangs a 7-0 lead. West Liberty responded by controlling the first half. West Liberty senior running back Joe Kelly rushed for three first-half touchdowns with...

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Casino night at the Y!

We all know that in Las Vegas, the house always wins. On November 10, as the Rendezvous turns into a casino, we hope that is the case. The Muscatine Community Y will be hosting a Casino Night to raise money for the programs and operations that are housed at the Y. “Muscatine’s Y is unique in that we house the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Muscatine,” said Executive Director Bret Olson. The Casino Night will give patrons a fun environment in which to earn prizes and bid on auction items. Advanced purchases can be made of...

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Raising funds for research

Bill Turner has been involved in the Muscatine art community for years. He has served on the board of the Pearl City Players, directs musicals for the New Era Lutheran Church, has been a member of the Elks Chanters, and currently sings with the Muscatine Civic Chorale. Turner came to Muscatine to work for Bandag after graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, and he still works for Bridgestone, marking 36 years with the company. Turner and his wife, Mary, have three adult children, and his daughter Kari was the inspiration for his venture into mosaic art. Recently, Turner...

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Candidates take part in League of Women Voters Forum

On October 10, 2017, the Muscatine Chapter of the League of Women Voters held a forum showcasing the 11 candidates running for four open seats next month in the Muscatine city election. On November 7, city residents will decide who will be the next Muscatine mayor, at-large city council member, and council members to represent the 2nd and 4th wards. Dan Clark, a member of the LWV, served as moderator. The citizens in attendance provided questions that were mostly focused on Muscatine’s city code and the role of elected officials. First, Clark asked the candidates about the city’s current...

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Muscatine earns first W of the season; Wilton falls to Regina

Muscatine defeated Davenport North 36-33 last Thursday evening at Brady Street Stadium. The emergence of Gavin Ashley as a big play threat on offense and the team’s will to win were major factors. “Our guys fought,” said Muscatine Head Coach Jake Mueller. “This season hasn’t been easy, and there were a lot of times tonight when our team could have hung their heads and struggled, but we didn’t; we kept going and it paid off.” The Wilton Beavers were excited about the challenge. Coming into the matchup with Class 1A third-ranked Iowa City Regina, the number ten-ranked Beavers knew...

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