Author: Joel Kraushaar

A Life dedicated to quality: Tom Green leads Heinz in Muscatine

Tom Green grew up in Malvern Arkansas, a town of just under 11,000 people southwest of Little Rock. As a young man he enrolled in Ouaouachita College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology. This academic track peaked his interest and prepared him for a career in food science. Tom was hired as a Lab Technician for the Campbell Soup Company right out of college and worked his way up in the Quality Assurance department for Campbell’s. After 20 years with Campbell Soup and stops in Georgia and Texas, a former colleague and friend told Tom...

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From Muskie to Panther, Ales talks about his journey to D1 standout

University of Northern Iowa Defensive End Isaac Ales sat down with the voice of Muscatine’s Joel Kraushaar to talk about his career at Northern Iowa. Ales is a finalist for the Walter V. Campbell trophy, and is an Academic All American. Ales leads UNI in tackles for losses and sacks. The Physical Education major has a 3.44 GPA. VoM: As you went through your recruiting process what stood out about UNI, and has UNI lived up to your expectations? Ales: The winning tradition stood out to me.  The fact that I also had a chance to get on the...

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2015 Turkey Trot

Can you predict your walk/run time and win a Thanksgiving Turkey? Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department and the Muscatine Running Club are sponsoring the 2015 Muscatine “Turkey Trot” Fun Run on Saturday November 21st at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Prizes will be awarded to the individual in each division who comes closest to his or her predicted time. Frozen turkeys will be awarded to the winners! The 11 and under division and 12-14 year old division will complete a one mile track, while ages 20 & under, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-59, and 60 + will complete a three mile course. You can register early at the Muscatine Park and Rec department, or day of event from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The youth run starts at 10:00 a.m. and the three mile run starts at 10:30...

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Shirley Brown

SHIRLEY BROWN MUSCATINE, Iowa – Shirley J. Brown, 84, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Lutheran Living.   Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.  Chaplain Gaylor Nelson will officiate.  Casket bearers will be her grandchildren, Nichole Sorgenfrey, Nathan Brown, Aaron Brown, and Courtney Klouda.  Honorary Bearers will be Tyler Sorgenfrey, Tanner Sorgenfrey, Addison Brown, Ethan Brown, Addalynn Heath, Rylee Brown, and Brady Brown.  Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.  A luncheon will be held at the American Legion following the committal service. ...

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