Muscatine is about to welcome thousands of bowlers for Iowa’s United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association state championship. The competition at Plamor Lanes starts next weekend. It takes place most weekends through May 19th. Heather Shoppa is manager of the Muscatine Convention & Visitors Bureau. She says as many as 3,000 women will compete.

The Mucatine Community Y’s annual Community Partners Campaign is under way. It’s the Y’s major fund-raising campaign. Funds raised help those who need it most by providing financial assistance to youth, teens and families, and it ensures that no one is denied the opportunity to use the Y due to the inability to pay.

The world's largest girl-led business is underway. The annual Girl Scout cookie sale officially kicked off Friday. There are 12 different varieties to entice you.

It was likely a first. Governor Terry Branstad pardoned a pig Friday as part of the events surrounding a bacon festival at the state fairgrounds. Branstad’s granddaughters petted Bonnie the pig as Branstad talked about Iowa’s role as the leading pork producer.

 

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