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Author: Michaela Frerichs

Police Chief sits in hot car to raise awareness

West Liberty Police Chief Kary Kinmonth recently demonstrated the dangers of summer heat, specifically how quickly a vehicle can heat up on a warm day. On June 13, Chief Kinmonth chose to sit in a vehicle parked in the sun with the windows rolled up and the motor off to show what can happen when a child or animal is left in a hot car for even a short period of time. Chief Kinmonth said before entering the car that he would attempt to stay in the vehicle for 20 minutes, but if it became too hot to bear,...

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City council discusses roundabout, mayor

The City Council meeting on June 15 began by opening the floor to citizens to discuss concerns not on the agenda. Two citizens each spoke about their dissatisfaction regarding the controlled burn at the transfer station which took place on June 11. The concern was that the burn had been too large and the residual smoke was still affecting residences and businesses near the transfer station. City Administrator Gregg Mandsager explained that citizens were notified ahead of time and burning the debris from the March tornado was much more cost effective than hiring a company to remove the debris...

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Summertime in Muscatine

Now that school is out for the summer and the warmer weather is here, families may be looking for outdoor activities that cost little to no money. All throughout Muscatine, there are many sights to see and free activities for people to do. Walking Club: Muscatine Parks and Rec sponsors The Walking Club. Club members walk and record their minutes at the Walking Club Information Center located in the Muscatine Mall center court. Members will become more active and have chances to win prizes each week. Interested individuals or groups can register online at muscatineiowa.gov. Weed Park: Weed Park...

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Council discusses fireworks and more

At the regular City Council meeting Thursday, May 18, Mayor Pro Tem, Bob Bynam led the proceedings for the first time since Mayor Broderson’s removal. One of the first items on the agenda was allowing Mike’s Hilltop Tap to reserve street parking for motorcycles during their weekly Bike Night event. Bike Night is held each Wednesday night starting at 5:00 p.m. and hosted by Tony Tone. Many customers drive their motorcycles to the event and while Mike’s Hilltop Tap does have a parking lot, the lot is gravel and inclined, making it undesirable for motorcycle riders. Chief Talkington discussed...

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Creativity Blooms

When Mary Ancell decided to paint her fence, she never thought it would get her so much attention. Ancell’s fence on Cedar and Fulliam has been creating a stir online, with compliments flooding in after she painted large flowers and a butterfly on the side facing the street. Mary Ancell has always had a knack for creative work. Art was a hobby for her when she was young, but she picked up more skills as she grew older. “Art is like meditation for me. It makes me happy,” Ancell said. When she was in school, she worked for a...

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Tue 19

Go Figure!

August 5 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 19

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 19

Go Figure!

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 11:00 pm
Tue 19

Carol Steinmetz: An Artists Spectrum

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
Tue 19

FAST Testing

September 18 - September 22