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Author: Joel Kraushaar

City Council listens to citizens regarding fireworks ordinance

During the citizen speak portion of the July 7 meeting of the Muscatine City Council, the council heard several citizens addressing the fireworks ordinance. Muscatine resident Derek Lenz addressed the council in favor of making no changes to the current law. “I think it is a fair timeline and a safe timeline,” Lenz said. “I think a week in the year is fair enough, as long as people continue to use them in a safe fashion.” Jean Mosch did not share the same sentiment as Lenz. “Welcome to the wild, wild west. We were able to simulate that part...

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Muscatine Community College to host theatre workshop

Teenagers and drama are two words that typically go hand-in-hand—or at least David Lane, the Director of Theatre Arts at Muscatine Community College, hopes they do. MCC will be hosting a four-week series of workshops for high school students who are interested. The program will teach students lessons in auditioning, set design, acting development, and improvisation. “We want to provide a series that kind of touches on all the different skills a person in the theater should have, and have fun, too,” said Lane. The first workshop will be on July 15, 2017, and will be taught by Lane...

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First Watermelon Queen marshals Fourth of July Parade

Sandra “Sammie” Mucha will spend her Fourth of July in a similar fashion that she did in 1958, when she was named the inaugural Watermelon Days Queen. Mucha was selected over 21 other Muscatine teenagers in a good old-fashioned beauty contest. Mucha submitted a photo in a bathing suit that was taken by Bamford Studios. “We went down and had our photos taken. I wore a black one-piece bathing suit and sent it in, and we just waited to see who the chamber picked.” The competition was put on by the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and...

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Muscatine Globetrotter

Travel is not a strange word to incoming Muscatine senior Joe Wieskamp. The 6’6” small forward has been on the road playing sports since he was in elementary school. Wieskamp is a member of the Iowa Barnstormers AAU basketball program, which plays in the Adidas Gauntlet series. This exposure earned the future Iowa Hawkeye a unique opportunity to play overseas. Wieskamp was invited to play in the Adidas Eurocamp in Venice, Italy, where the top players from the United States would face off in against the top players in Europe. “It was a great experience because we got to...

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Muscatine Radiology new equipment promotes early detection

Muscatine Radiology recently acquired the equipment to perform three-dimensional mammograms. 3D mammograms deliver clear, high-resolution images that enable the radiologist to evaluate the patient’s tissue layer by layer in greater detail, allowing care providers a better chance to diagnose breast cancer at early stages. “When you have dense breast tissue, on a 2D mammogram it will be seen as white, which is why we have to use compression. The idea is to compress to see through that tissue. The 3D separates that into layers so you can see through the overlapping tissues,” said Tricia Bedenbender of Muscatine Radiology. This...

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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