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Author: Tony Tone

Inspiring Hope Spotlight: C. Scott “Scooter” Richardson

This Saturday and Sunday, the Muscatine Mall will see thousands of people for the 6th Annual River City Outdoor Show. C. Scott Richardson, or “Scooter” as I’ve known him, is the mastermind of this great event. I met Scooter in 2013 when Vintage Sound was still in its infancy of being on the air. At that time, the River City Outdoor was held inside the Environmental Learning Center here in Muscatine. I was impressed with the crowd that year and floored at the 5,000 or so that have walked through the doors at the new location, the Muscatine Mall....

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Inspiring Hope Spotlight: Pastor Sharon Phillips

I like the idea of dedicating space in this column to talk about the people who are doing good work not only in Muscatine but also in the surrounding communities. For the next few weeks, I’ll be writing what I’ve dubbed “Inspiring Hope Spotlight,” a series featuring individuals going above and beyond, who I feel deserve recognition.   This week, that is Pastor Sharon Phillips with the Jesus Mission Church, Pearl City Outreach, and Jessica Faye’s Closet. Pastor Phillips was a guest on the Wester Drug Health & Wellness radio series on KWPC radio the morning of Thursday, February...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: Three cheers for Betty Collins!

Four out of the last five Thursday evenings, I’ve been upstairs at the Musser Public Library with my oldest son for the Sparkplugs early literacy series. For the next two weeks, Sparkplugs will be on hiatus before returning with new activities for local families. Betty Collins, who serves as the Children’s Librarian at Musser Public Library, takes time to plan each Sparkplugs event and makes sure that all who attend have a good experience. Folks like Betty Collins are doing great work in the Muscatine community and deserve to be acknowledged. Thursday, February 16, upon walking into the upstairs...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: The real “big game”

Monday, February 13 I had the honor of being referee for the Special Olympics Muscatine basketball game against the Muscatine Fire Department. The game took place inside the Muscatine Community YMCA and is by far one of the BEST events I get to be a part of each year. 2017 marked my third appearance alongside Jim Simmons, Store Director of Hy-Vee, attempting to do a good job of calling the game. The athletes who compete not only in basketball but swimming, track and field, weightlifting and so much more are incredible individuals. Those men and women work hard at...

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Off Air With Tony Tone: Take the hints, fellas!

Valentine’s Day, 2017, takes place on Tuesday, February 14. Write that down someplace where you’ll see it on a daily basis. We’re officially less than a week away (depending on when you’re reading this) and by now, your wife or significant other has probably said, “Don’t get me anything for Valentine’s Day.” That, gentlemen, is code for I’M HOPING YOU REALLY GET ME SOMETHING AND ALSO THIS IS A WAY TO REMIND YOU THAT VALENTINE’S DAY IS COMING UP. I apologize for the capital letters but it is incredibly important that you remember that. She wants something for Valentine’s...

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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