Author: Mary Mason

Share the road, share the responsibility

Summer is upon us, and many area residents will take to the roads on two wheels as opposed to four. With RAGBRAI bringing an estimated ten to fifteen thousand riders to the area, there are many guidelines drivers should remember. Iowa state law states that bicycle riders have the right to be on public roadways. According to the law, Iowa Code 321.299, cyclists are able to use streets and roads in the same manner as a motor vehicle. While travelling on the road as a vehicle, cyclists are subject to the same laws and regulations as other motor vehicles....

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College for Kids sees record numbers

College for Kids sees record numbers By Mary Mason Over 740 kids from Muscatine and the surrounding area spent two weeks of their summer engaged in fun, hands-on learning. College For Kids was held in the mornings during the weeks of June 13 and June 20. MCSD students grades 1 through 6 were joined by students from Columbus Junction, Rockridge, L-M, West Liberty, Wilton, Durant, and Wapello. Kids can qualify through test scores or by teacher recommendation. Once accepted, students can sign up for one, two, or three courses. Courses range from art-based classes such as origami and tie-dye...

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Mississippi Drive Corridor Project moves to next step

Muscatine area residents met at the Riverview Center on Tuesday evening to hear preliminary design ideas for the upcoming Mississippi Drive Corridor Reconstruction Project. Designers and Engineers presented ideas where meeting goers voted on their preferences. The project is now entering the Final design stage that is anticipated to take place between June and September. The entire project will run from Grandview Avenue and Main Street, through the intersection known as Carver Corner, along Mississippi Drive and through the corner of Mulberry Avenue and Second Street. The project has been divided into four main components for the design portion...

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State of Women Summit

On Tuesday, June 14, the White House held the first ever United State of Women Summit. The event was organized to bring together women from all walks of life, including many prominent women across the United States, to celebrate achievements and work toward further gender equality. The event was live-streamed at the Muscatine Community School Board office. Muscatine area residents were able to drop in during the day and stay as schedules permitted. The viewing was organized by MCSD employees Lisa Bunn and Holly Hanna. Bunn says the screening presented an opportunity for members of the community to “come...

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Five freshman make a splash at Speech and Debate Nationals

Five freshmen from Muscatine High School spent the week of June 13-17 in Salt Lake City with over 11,000 other high school students from all around the world at the National Speech and Debate 2016 competition. Running at the same time as the national event was the Speech and Debate World competition. Coach Davis Schrock says the group of five is the largest that MHS has sent in recent history. The team worked on prepared speeches from a variety of topics throughout the school year. The speeches were presented on Monday and Tuesday in six rounds, with each round...

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