Monday’s storm damaged lots of property. But sadly it also took a life in Muscatine. Wayne Haury was working inside Krieger Collision Center. He died after the roof fell on him. Krieger’s posted these words on Facebook: We are deeply saddened by the passing of one our team members as a result of Monday’s storms. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. During a tour of the devastation yesterday, Gov. Terry Branstad offered his condolences to Haury's family and friends.
With his public announcement at 9 this morning at Boonie's, 214 Iowa Ave., State Rep. Mark Lofgren, a Muscatine Republican, is a candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. The 52-year-old Lofgren is a two-term lawmaker. Rep. Dave Loebsack, a Democrat, now holds the seat. Lofgren says he has learned a lot from other lawmakers and from his constituents, both those who support them and those who do not.
Lofgren, an investment planner, is married and has four children. The Republican and Democratic primary elections will be held in June 2014.
Bob Allbee is the new president of Muscatine Community College. Before winning the top job at MCC, he had been its acting president since 2011. We asked him what his plans are now that he is president.
Allbee is 55. He was born and raised in Muscatine and is a graduate of Muscatine High School and MCC.
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor bus will be at Toyota of Muscatine from 9 to noon on Tuesday for a community blood drive. Donors must be at least 17 years of age and weigh more than 110 pounds. ID or a Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor card are required to donate. Donors who last gave blood on May 7th are eligible. Donation takes 45 minutes to an hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors. For information, call Lori Hepker at 563-263-8023 or the Blood Center at 800-747-5401