Muscatine County wants your feedback for the future - the County Zoning Boards and County Board of Supervisors will held a forum open to the public here in Muscatine earlier this year, and will hold another one in West Liberty next Wednesday January 29th from 6:30-8:30pm at West Liberty Community Center, 1204 N Calhoun St. Planning and zoning for the next 20 years will be discussed.
Muskie Football will have new opponents next year, and some of our old rivals won't be on the schedule. It has been rumored for a year, it's now official. The Iowa Highschool Athletic Association realigned the football teams in the Mississippi Athletic Conference, or MAC into Districts. Muscatine's new District has us playing teams such as Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, City High. Here is Muscatine Highschool Principal Mike McGrory with comment:
Work on the Durant History Museum is progressing. The museum will be at 820 5th St., west of the Durant post office. According to the Wilton-Durant Advocate News, the city paid $52,000 for the building, which formerly housed a preschool. Members of the museum committee have been renovating it for the past six months. They are hopeful it will open by this July 4th. The museum will house artifacts and information about Durant, Sunbury and Stockton.
Muscatine residents who work at the Rock Island Arsenal will soon be working in newer, upgraded facilities. The 61 million dollar facelift will install new energy efficient equipment. The millions per year of energy savings cost is said to pay for the cost of the upgrades.
Tonight during the Muskie home basketball game, the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Girls basketball and softball state championships will be honored. MHS is asking you to spread the word to the classes for 1988-1992, to come out to the game tonight to celebrate the 25th anniversary.