Author: Tony Tone

Off Air With Tony Tone: When duty calls

Last Friday morning, the Muscatine Fire Department were guests with my co-worker, Morning Joel, for his Moving Forward segment on KWPC AM 860 FM 95.1. We have a great relationship with both the fire and police department, so any opportunity we get to have folks from there on the air, we take. That morning, Joel was joined by a few guys who arrived to the radio station in one of the MFD’s ambulances. I was sitting in my studio across the hall listening to their conversation when a call came in, and two of the firefighters had to hustle...

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The first mow is the greenest

Hello, spring weather! Aside from a few April showers, it would appear, friends, that spring has officially arrived here in Muscatine! That’s exciting news for many reasons, specifically the front and back yard at my house. As of this writing, I have not yet mowed the grass at my house. I’m well aware that I’ve had several opportunities to get outside and get this done, but it hasn’t happened just yet. Should I blame it on the fact that I cannot locate our gas can and really don’t want to go buy another one? That would be lazy of...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: Acknowledging those who go unnoticed

On Friday, April 7 the City of Muscatine held its annual employee recognition breakfast at New Hope United Methodist Church here in the Pearl City. The room was full of City of Muscatine employees ranging from police officers to fire fighters, Musser Public Library staff, Parks and Recreation, and various other departments. This was the second year that I was invited to do some light announcing at this annual breakfast. My job allows me to be at events like this breakfast and gives me a chance to speak in front of a large group of people. What I took...

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GMCCI recognition night

The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted its annual recognition night and meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at Geneva Golf & Country Club in Muscatine. The evening featured local businesses being recognized for years of service along with individual honors for those going above and beyond. Three awards were presented, including Volunteer of the Year, which was presented to Aaron & Susan Eversmeyer, owners of River Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, for their work with the Muskie Boosters and other organizations. Lindsey Phillips, Director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Muscatine County, was awarded the Young Professionals Award and...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: To my friend, Hayden

I have learned so much about friendship over the past few years since moving to Muscatine. I know it gets said a lot, but the people in this community are good. With the job that I have, I get to experience this firsthand on a semi-regular basis. We support each other in times of need and are there to lend a hand. On March 24, I had to drop something off for Cory and Kendra Daufeldt at their home here in Muscatine. Upon arriving I was greeted by their son, Hayden, who was sitting on the couch. It may...

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