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Author: Kennedy Williams

Avoiding overheating in the summer

As some of the hottest days of the year approach, it is important that we know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat strokes. Knowing these signs will help you keep yourself and others safe. Signs of heat exhaustion can be dizziness, sweating, cool clammy skin, vomiting, a rapid pulse, and muscle cramps. Signs of the more serious heat stroke are throbbing headache, no sweating, red dry skin, vomiting, and strong pulse. You could also lose consciousness. Muscatine Paramedic Joe Timmson gives tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke before they happen. Doing things as simple as drinking plenty of water can keep your body cool and fully hydrated so you are less likely to overheat. “Avoid the hottest part of the days,” Timmson says. For example, if you are planning on mowing your lawn, do it early in the morning or late at night to avoid the hottest parts of the day. Another simple way to avoid heat exhaustion or stroke is to avoid wearing dark heavy clothing. In addition to dressing cool, be aware of what kind of colors you are wearing as the sun is attracted to dark colors. It is not uncommon for people to experience heat stroke or heat exhaustion in hot weather conditions, so it is important, when you see these signs, to not take them lightly and seek help immediately. If...

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Cooling down with MCSA

With some of the hottest days of the year coming up, it becomes hard to get around on foot without overheating. When the heat becomes overbearing, you can stop at one of Muscatine’s cooling centers. These locations are MCSA, Salvation Army, and Jesus Mission. A cooling center is a local place in Muscatine that has opened its doors to allow the public to come in and cool down on hot days. This allows people to come and go to enjoy the air as needed. Whether you are walking home and get overheated, or simply because you do not have...

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MHS drama department presents annual musical

The Muscatine High School drama department is preparing for their annual spring musical coming up on April 27, 28, and 29. Showtimes are 7 p.m. each night in addition to a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 29. This year the program is putting on the show Thoroughly Modern Millie. The story takes place in 1922 and follows Millie Dillmount, a young girl from the Midwest who arrives in New York City with dreams of finding a rich man to marry and live a life of luxury. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of the dingy hotel...

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Muscatine students give back with annual Day of Caring

Muscatine High School is always looking for ways to give back. The school does fundraisers such as can drives, Senior Survivor, and Mr. Muscatine. On Monday, April 17, Muscatine High School students gave back in a way that didn’t involve raising money. On this day, volunteer students of all grades at Muscatine High School came together to help the community through acts of service. Students had the opportunity to sign up through different groups they are involved with at the high school. If students were not involved in a club, they could sign up with other clubs or activities....

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Mulford welcomes new pastor to Muscatine

Muscatine’s Mulford Evangelical Free Church has been without a senior pastor for 11 months, since former senior pastor Todd Hessel accepted another job as the senior pastor in Ankeny, Iowa. With the shortage of a senior pastor, Mulford put together a search committee of seven members, three elders, and four church members. The committee set out searching for and contacting pastors to interview. After the search committee decides on a pastor, the church members vote in the pastor. After 11 long months of searching, Mulford found Brandon Nygaard. Brandon was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved...

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Sat 18

Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Sat 18

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
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2017 Happy Thanksgiving Kids Cooking Class

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 18

New Boston Fire & Ambulance Fish & Chicken Fry

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm