Tonight is the Iowa Caucuses Statewide, meeting places vary depending on your political party and the precinct you live in. The Muscatine Democrats are meeting at 12 separate locations spread out across Muscatine County, where the Muscatine Republicans are all meeting at just one location, West Middle School.

The Muscatine County Conservation Board met last night to elect their new 2014 officers. This new batch of leaders will oversee the next stages of the Deep Lake Parks Project, which is the project that will transform the pits in the southend into a camping ground that will rival West Lake in the Quad Cities.

Work is underway to eliminate an offensive odor in Wilton. The smell apparently is from molasses cooking at the Vitalix plant, which manufactures feed supplements for livestock. The fumes are not hazardous. That's according to an article in the Wilton-Durant Advocate News. Wilton Mayor Ira Bowman says there is an ordinance against noxious odors, and the city will enforce it. But he says Vitalix has ordered some equipment to help eliminate the smell, and the ground must thaw before it can be installed.

Muscatine's State Representative Mark Lofgren, sent out his first newsletter of the 2014 legislative session. He reiterates the same goals he's had since he become our representative.
1) We will spend less than the state collects;
2) We will not use one-time money to fund on-going needs;
3) We will not balance the budget by intentionally underfunding programs; and
4) We will return unused tax dollars to Iowa's taxpayers.

Muskie fans mark your calendar to attend this Friday nights game. During the game this Friday, MHS will be honoring the 25th anniversary of the 1989 State Champion Muskie Girls Basketball team.

 

 

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