A local Wilton, Iowa native, Will Pennington, has a very accomplished Navy career. Captain Pennington just completed a tour of duty as the Captain of the USS Blue Ridge, part of the 7th Fleet in Japan. Pennington says, “My time aboard Blue Ridge has been a unique experience. The co-existence between embarked staff and the ship’s company has been outstanding. Cooperating through exercises and normal day-to-day activities has made my job as the commanding officer very easy and fun to do. I am sad to go, but I am confident in my relief. To the crew of the Blue Ridge, it has been a great honor and pleasure.” At the helm, Pennington safely steamed Blue Ridge for more than 25,000 nautical miles and 19 port hauls strengthening the relationship and trust with the vital partners in the region. He proficiently managed a 13 week, $13 million selected restricted availability with more than 15,000 man hours of work while continually maintaining seven fleets mission capability. Pennington’s next duty station will be the Naval Air Forces Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia.


MCC will host an Agency Information Fair. Muscatine Community College wants area residents to know more about the local agencies and organizations that can help them or get them the services they need. With that in mind, they will be hosting a community-wide Agency Information Fair Tuesday from 11:30 AM-2 PM in Strahan Hall on the MCC Campus. Representatives from more than 30 area agencies and groups will be on hand to provide information about their organizations and answer questions from the general public.


Puppeteers will pull a few strings this Saturday night. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre hosts an event for kids and families at 7 this Friday night, November 1st at Owlglass Puppetry Center at 319 North Calhoun Street in West Liberty. Eulenspiegel is combining two celebrations, Day of the Dead and Halloween, with a variety show and pajama party. Those attending are invited to wear a Halloween costume or pajamas. A life-size witch puppet will greet visitors and will make a skeleton puppet and listen to scary stories. Admission is $5, phone 319-627-2487 or click on puppetspuppets.com for more details.


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