As reported yesterday in part one of a two-part report, a group of Iowans and other preservationists nationally are working to place historical markers along the original U.S. Route 6 which, when completed in the 1930s, was the nation’s longest highway. Dave Darby is executive director of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association’s Iowa Division. In today’s report, Darby tells us about River to River, a charitable classic car road trip from Davenport to Council Bluffs, then back to Des Moines on the original U.S. Route 6. It’s set for August 23rd through the 25th.

 

Wanted: Applicants for the Muscatine County Fair Queen Contest. Each year, the fair selects a young woman between the ages of 16 and 21 to represent Muscatine County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest. Contestants must reside in Muscatine County or be an active member of community, school or church organizations in the county. Applications must be received by Saturday, May 24th. For more information, call the fair office at 319-627-2414.

 

Generations Area Agency on Aging is presenting, and UnityPoint Health is hosting, workshops at Trinity Muscatine that teach people how to take an active role in managing their health. The workshops are once a week from 9 to 11:30 in the morning through June 7th. For more information or to register, call Generations at 800-892-9085.

 

Bad news for sweetcorn lovers. There may be a shortage of sweetcorn for July 4th picnics. That's according to the Des Moines Register. The paper says the relatively cold, wet spring has delayed the corn’s development. One farmer says he planted on his normal schedule, but the low temperatures stopped the corn from sprouting when it normally would have.

 

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