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Author: Michaela Frerichs

Beating cancer requires early detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone can develop breast cancer, including men. Men and women are encouraged to have regular checkups and meet with their doctor if they have concerns or if something doesn’t feel right. Early detection and treatment are key for survival. In 2013, Holly Oppelt was having some problems, so she went to her doctor. This was the first step to her beating cancer. Oppelt was referred to the OB/GYN at Trinity Muscatine, where they discovered she had uterine cancer. At the same time, Oppelt was due for a mammogram and the radiologist sat Oppelt...

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MCSA raising awareness through Purple Pinky Project

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor of this, you may have seen people throughout the month of October with one pinky painted purple. This is not a goofy fashion trend, but something known as the Purple Pinky Project. The Purple Pinky Project was created five years ago to honor 18-year-old Alex Kogut. Kogut was killed in her college dorm room by her boyfriend. Kogut’s family wanted to do something to honor her and raise awareness about domestic violence. They chose purple because it was Kogut’s favorite color, and they chose to color the pinky...

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Conesville Rallies group presents check to Unity Point Health Trinity Muscatine

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Conesville Rallies group presented Unity Point Health Trinity Muscatine with a donation towards the TOMO Synthesis machine used for 3D mammography. Money was raised during the annual Redneck Revival Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend along with the Rumble In The Sand events. Steve “Possum” Tomfeld, the organizer with Conesville Events, said, “That’s what it’s all about, raising money for good, local charities. My wife, Pam, and I, along with our staff, work hard to put on fun events that at the same time can serve a greater purpose....

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Muscatine rocks come together

The Muscatine Rocks sensation has taken hold of the Muscatine community the past few months. If you’ve been living under a rock (pardon the pun), Muscatine Rocks is a community participation activity in which someone decorates a rock and hides it somewhere around town for someone else to find. The purpose is to make participants smile, either because they enjoy making rocks or they enjoy finding them. It’s fun for all ages, and many people all over the country are doing this in their own town. The Facebook page Muscatine Rocks is a place for people to share their...

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With band numbers growing, Plummer leads at MHS

Lee Plummer leads the Mighty Muskie Marching Band along with Jeff Heid at Muscatine High School. MHS’s band consists of over 120 students, the highest enrollment of students in over 15 years. From a young age, Plummer knew he wanted to be a band director. Both of his parents were band directors at his high school. Plummer said he never really considered any other career path. In college, he taught percussion at Newton High School in their marching band. Plummer grew up in Lake City, Iowa, and attended what is now South Central Calhoun. In 2013, he graduated from...

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Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Mon 20

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
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Sanchorito Dinner

November 20