Yesterday, on the Muscatine Profile Facebook page, the story broke that Gary Carlson from HNI will run for District 91 State House. Gary describes why he is running for State House Representative:


Well, I’m running for State House because I want to represent the people of Muscatine. I’ve lived and worked in this community for many years, worked on a lot of projects to help enhance the community and this would be another great opportunity for me to represent the people of Muscatine.


Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our sister state relationship with China, hundreds of Chinese guests are expected in Muscatine for fun and friendship October 20th and 21st. The visit will mark another milestone in the deepening relationship between Muscatine and our sister city in China.   


You can celebrate the season of ghosts and goblins Friday at Wild Cat Den State Park. Are you looking to scare up some free family fun? Then, join Friends of Pine Creek Grist Mill for Ghosts of Pine Creek this Friday, October 11th. The ghosts of Pine Creek are not scary, but are people that dress up in period costumes to represent folks from 150 years ago. There will be some ghost stories told, appropriate for all ages. There will also be light refreshments served after visitor’s not too spooky journey through the roaring 20’s, Pine Creek Grist Mill style. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Julie at 563-299-6024.


This Saturday, October 12th 1-4 PM, wear hard soled shoes and long pants and bring a water bottle. It’s the Swamp Stomp event at the Swamp White Oak Preserve, 1620 231st Street in rural Muscatine County near Letts, Iowa. The idea is to go and stomp the acorns into the ground before the deer and the squirrels get a chance to eat them, giving the acorns a chance to bud into trees. Take US-61 south to Muscatine and take Hershey Avenue exit, continue on Hershey for eight miles as it becomes Muscatine County Road G-28. Look for the Preserve sign on the south or left side of the road. Call 319-215-7214.


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