One man is dead following a Monday morning accident at Franklin Avenue and old Highway 34 in Henry County. 41-year-old Bobby Mattocks of Wayland, Iowa died when his pickup truck was hit by a Kenworth semi owned and driven by 68-year-old Dale Loving of New London. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the semi-failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection and hit the pickup truck, causing it to roll over. The accident remains under investigation.
Muscatine Mayor DeWayne Hopkins is the surprise recipient of the Salvation Army's prestigiousWilliam Booth Award. The announcement came during the annual Salvation Army Civic Dinner at the Geneva Golf and Country Club. A long-time member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Hopkins was selected based on his years of dedication to the Salvation Army's goal of service. Read more about this story in the Muscatine Journal or at muscatinejournal.com.
Muscatine, Davenport and other Iowa cities have them. But Iowa City may not be getting red-light and speed enforcement cameras. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that city staff members are suggesting the city council repeal an ordinance that allows the cameras, which have not yet been installed. That's the result of a petition against the cameras that has been upheld. The council meets today in a work session to discuss the issue.
An Atalissa man received a pleasant surprise recently when he opened his morning paper. 69-year-old Wayne Barclay discovered his lottery numbers had won a top prize of $100,000 in the Iowa Lottery’s $100,000 Cash Game.
Barclay, who is retired from the steel mill in Wilton, says he's going to put the money in savings and take his time deciding what to do with it.
Children fighting cancer at University of Iowa's Children's Hospital will be the big winners in a fundraiser on Wednesday. The 2013 Little Miss Muscatine candidates will host the fundraiser from 5 to 8 at Pizza Ranch. All proceeds collected will be donated to the children's hospital.