The Muscatine County Fair either needs a new swine building or it needs to renovate the current building. Donations for the project are being accepted. That’s according to Rex Kephart, Fair Board president. Kephart says an auction on May 31st will be held to raise money for the fair.

HON Office Furniture in Muscatine is hiring up to 200 permanent positions, including engineers, assemblers and electricians.That’s according to KWQC-TV. The station quotes HNI vice president Gary Carlson as saying extra people are needed to keep up with manufacturing and demand. He says as other companies are doing well and making investments in new or expanded facilities, office furniture becomes a part of that equation.

 

The lives of the “Six Littleton Brothers,” who fought and died during the American Civil War, is the topic of the PowerPoint presentation at the next Muscatine County Civil War Roundtable. Ed Bayne and Tom Woodruff with the Louisa County Historical Society will be the hosts. It takes place at 7 on Tuesday night, April 23rd, in Room 27 of Strahan Hall at Muscatine Community College. The public is invited at no cost. Why the Littleton brothers enlisted isn’t clear, although records indicate Louisa County abolitionists and supporters of the Underground Railroad had helped the family get settled.

West Liberty will be featured at the Quad City Bandits baseball game versus the Clinton Lumberkings on Wednesday, April 17th. West Liberty’s mayor will be throwing out the first pitch. Gates open 5:30, and the game starts at 7. Tickets are available at the gate.

 

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