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Author: Kennedy Williams

Local Lego League team goes to state

Muscatine’s Lego League Team is headed to the state-wide competition on January 14 at Iowa State University in Ames. Muscatine’s Lego League has two teams of about 40 students. There is one 5th grade group and one 8th grade group. Lego Leagues can range anywhere from 4th grade to 8th grade, but Muscatine only has two teams as of now. Lego Leagues can be sponsored by a school or church, and Muscatine’s 5th grade team is sponsored by Mulberry School. The two main components to competing are the skills the robot can complete and the real-world research that the...

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Local church restocks food pantry

On Saturday, December 3, over 600 local individuals were impacted in a positive way through the generosity of others. Muscatine’s Mulford Evangelical Church hosted a local food bank on Saturday, December 3 for those in need. Mulford hosts four food banks a year at the church, located at 2400 Hershey Avenue in Muscatine, with the help of the Riverbend Mobile Food Pantry. The Riverbend Food truck arrives at Mulford early in the morning with a variety of foods to give away. With the help of church members and other people in the community, they set up tables of food....

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Keeping safe during the holidays with MFD

With the holidays approaching, it is easy to caught up in the spirit and get distracted. There is decorating, baking, Christmas shopping, cleaning, and who knows what else. During these busy times, remember that accidents still happen and you need to be cautious if you want to have a fun, safe, holiday season to remember. Fire Chief Mike Hartman shared fire safety tips with the Voice of Muscatine. “One in three Christmas tree fires are caused by electricity, so make sure your lights are in good shape and cords are plugged directly into outlets or into a surge bar or protected (i.e. fuse) multi-plug bar. Non-protected multi plugs should be avoided. “One out of every four tree fires is due to the tree being too close to a heat source. We had a fire a few years ago where the tree caught fire and the smoke and fire was spread when the family tried to take it outside. “Candles are a common cause of fires this time of year – watch them! If you leave a room, you should put the candle out. Over the years we have seen quite a bit of destruction and even a fatal fire caused by candles. We have also had some interesting candle fires caused by pets or just items too close to the flame. The top three days for home candle fires...

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Going PeaNUTS with the Muscatine Arts Center

Everyone loves Peanuts. Not talking about the eating peanuts or the packing peanuts, but the old gang we all know and love. The Muscatine Art Center is hosting the “Peanuts . . . Naturally” exhibit until February 28, 2017. The traveling exhibit featuring the beloved characters of Charles M. Shultz’s long-running cartoon comes to Muscatine all the way from California. The exhibit uses the familiar characters to highlight science, technology, engineering, and math concepts in a fun and interactive way.The Art Center hopes the many educational features of the exhibit will attract children and be of interest to classrooms...

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Freezin’ for food

I’ve been a part of Freezin’ for Foods for three years. The first time I took part in Freezin’ for Foods, I was a sophomore in high school, and to be honest, all it was to me was a chance to be on the radio. I knew what is was, but it was something I just kind of blew off. I thought it was cool that people were willing to give to those in need, but it wasn’t until my second Freezin’ for Foods experience that I realized what a cool thing I was a part of. My second...

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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