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Author: Kennedy Williams

Not your average livestock

When we think of farming in Iowa, we generally think about animals such as cows, chickens, and pigs. In a farming state, we encounter these farms every day. Very rarely do we think of more exotic farms such as alpaca farms. There are many alpaca farms in the area, in West Branch, Fruitland, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Atalissa. One farm in Atalissa, known as Grey Farm, breeds alpacas. Grey Farm has 18 alpacas of various ages. They breed the alpacas and have sold three since they started breeding. They have had two alpacas born since they started raising alpacas....

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Annual Day of Caring a success

On Wednesday, September 20, United Way held their annual Day of Caring event. Businesses and other organizations contributed teams to go out into the community and perform service projects. These projects could be as small as cleaning local parks to fixing up old barns. This was United Way’s 11th year doing Day of Caring and they had about 460 volunteers for the event. The volunteers were fed breakfast at the riverfront from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before they set off for their work. They did projects such as fixing obstacles in seniors’ homes, work for nonprofit agencies, and...

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MCSD introduces new curriculum

For the 2017-2018 school year, Muscatine Community School District is piloting some new curriculum for middle school and elementary schools, as well as implementing some new curriculum for the upcoming year. There will be a new ELA (Language arts) curriculum called Collections for the middle schools, which the school board purchased through a company called HMH. This is a program that was piloted last year, and for which teachers gave fantastic feedback. There will be a district training for teachers using the new program starting August 10. Students will receive new textbooks for the program as well as access...

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Muscatine County Fair crowns a new queen

On Wednesday, July 20, the Muscatine County Fair announced Makayla Kellor as their 2017 Fair Queen. Makayla graduated from Muscatine High School this May. She will be attending Grand Canyon University to study exercise science with an emphasis and minor in Spanish. She spends a lot of time hanging out with friends, doing crafty projects, reading, and spending time with kids through volunteer work. On the day of the fair pageant, Makayla started her morning at 8:30 a.m. with hair and makeup. From there, she met the other contestants at First Church United in West Liberty. The girls spent...

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Mulford Character Camp under new direction

Mulford is hosting their annual event, Community Character Camp, from July 24 to 28 with new changes to come. This is a free camp at Mulford Evangelical Church. This camp is for children entering grades one through six and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Community Character Camp is a place for all children to come together and learn Bible stories, do crafts, eat food, and play games. Character Camp is put together by the help of members of the church who make the camp fun, efficient, and safe. Mulford’s former youth pastor has been in charge of...

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Tue 24

Go Figure!

August 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 24

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 24

Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Tue 24

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
Tue 24

Christmas Applications being taken at Salvation Army

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