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Author: Mary Mason

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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Awareness and honor for PTSD

  Beth Davenport met her husband Branden in 2008. At that time, Branden had been out of the United States Army for four years. Branden, a Gulf War veteran, served ten years in the Army and completed more than 15 months of active duty in Iraq. Beth and Branden gave birth to their daughter Briyer in 2010 and married in 2012. According to Beth and friends, theirs was a happy marriage, full of laughter and fun. However, Beth was unaware that some of the changes in Branden’s attitude and behaviors over time were a sign of something much deeper...

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Kids ride free of Muscabus

Students in the Muscatine area have an easy and free way to get to activities, work, and many other places around town this summer. MuscaBus will provide free rides on route buses throughout the summer to all students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. MuscaBus operates Red, Blue, and Yellow routes from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The Green Route operates from 7:25 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, MuscaBus operates Red and Blue routes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free rides will be offered through August 22, the day before the MCSD fall semester begins. Adult accompaniment is not required, though MuscaBus drivers are not equipped to provide daycare. Students who are permitted to ride on their own will be expected to know their route information and be prepared when their stop approaches. Student who have a student ID may be asked to show the ID for verification. For more information on MuscaBus or the summer program, call 563-263-8152, or ask a driver for...

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Little Free Library

Students in Amy Matteson’s sixth-grade English and Language Arts classes at West Middle School took on a special assignment this year.  After hearing a presentation from Todd Bol on the Little Free Library organization, the students took action.Matteson says students from three classes periods designed over 70 options. The classes then voted on their favorites, choosing three from each class. The nine winners were then put up for a vote from all three classes. The winning design came from Sophia Thomas. One feature that set her design apart was the incorporation of Rosie, the WMS therapy dog.  Each of...

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Grandview Avenue to receieve improvements

The City of Muscatine held a meeting on May 24 to inform residents about the changes scheduled to  take place along Grandview Avenue over the next several years. The project will affect Grandview Avenue from Pearl Street to US 61. The concept study took place during the first half of 2016, with the environmental study scheduled for the second half of the year. Engineers will look at details such as rainwater runoff and resident and business proximity to the road. After the environmental portion of the study is complete, the design portion can begin. The design phase is anticipated...

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Thu 21

Go Figure!

August 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 21

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 21

Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Thu 21

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
Thu 21

Cogat Testing-Grade 3

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 3:00 pm