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Author: Michaela Frerichs

Hayden’s legacy rocks on

The second annual Headbangers for Hayden concert will be held at the Rosebowl Bowling Alley on September 30. What began as a benefit for the Daufeldt family has become a fundraising event to financially support families in the Muscatine area battling childhood cancer, according to the group’s Facebook page. Justin and Kelly Yant founded the group Headbangers for Hayden shortly after Hayden was first diagnosed with cancer in November 2015, as a way to provide support for Hayden and his parents, Cory and Kendra Daufeldt. Justin Yant said they are currently a non-profit corporation that raises money through benefits...

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Blessings can be found near Musserville Church

Many people have experienced a time in their life where they need a little help. Perhaps someone is in a situation where a few cans of food or a container of baby formula would make a big difference. Lisa Nichols has experienced times such as these in her life and wanted to do something to help others. She built a Blessings Box, a small structure located outside Musserville Church and stocked with essentials such as toilet paper, baby food and formula, non-perishable foods, toiletries, and other items that might benefit someone in need. “I saw it [the blessings box]...

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Louisa County Fair celebrates 125 years

The 125th Annual Louisa County Fair begins Saturday, July 22. The first fair was held in September 1892 by a group of citizens who called themselves the Columbus Junction Agricultural Society. Over the years, the fair faced many setbacks. Debt, five-foot deep flood waters, and storm cancelations were just a few of the struggles the fair board had to work through. The fair has continued to grow and expand throughout the years, with construction of new buildings and new exhibits and events. This year, visitors can enjoy races at the CJ Raceway, a free carnival, contests and exhibits, delicious...

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Fair Queen candidates

Every year at the Muscatine County Fair, one young lady is chosen as the Muscatine County Fair Queen. As queen, she is responsible for handing out ribbons at the livestock shows, socializing with the families that attended the fair, and meeting with the fair board. Current Muscatine County Fair Queen Morgan Nichols said in her farewell letter, “Being queen comes with countless opportunities, such as being able to meet the entertainment for the night, talking on the radio, and being able to congratulate all the grand champions at the livestock shows.” The queen also represents Muscatine County at the...

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Wild about reading at West Liberty Library

West Liberty Library kicked off their summer reading program Wednesday, June 28. The summer reading program theme is Build A Better World. “Some of the programs will center around construction, conservation, community, and we took it and branched out in several ways,” said Debra Lowman. Their kick-off featured Wild Times Exotics. Visitors had a chance to see many exotic animals, such as a red coatimundi, a sulcata tortoise, a kinkajou, and many others. Lacey from Wild Times Exotics taught visitors about each animal, and some volunteers got to interact up close with the animals. All visitors had a chance...

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Go Figure!

August 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

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

Go Figure!

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

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

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

FAST Testing

September 22 - September 26