A Muscatine County Resident is turning 100 years old. Dorothy Giesregen will turn 100 years old next week. Dorothy says she has lived all 100 years right here in Muscatine except just for a few years when her husband was stationed in Virginia during World War II. Dorothy told us the story, that in the 1920s when she was a kid, there were only a few cars in town. Due to that fact, the City would shut down 8th Street hill, and the kids could go sledding all the way down.
Governor Branstad annually awards 4 people in the state of Iowa the Excellence in Mentoring award. 4 out of the 5 years someone from Muscatine has won, Muscatine's Andrea Scott continues the tradition. In 2007 after graduating from University of Iowa, Andrea Scott moved to Muscatine. She quickly became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it's her work with the Muscatine Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters that earned her this award. The Musser Library will be closed next Wednesday, Feb 12th for staff training.
726 Wilton Voters showed up, and 72% of the voters said Yes to the referendum to build a new elementary school in Wilton. The 13.8 million dollar construction project, will begin August 1st of this year. Students will continue to attend the current school building, until the new building is finished.
Muskie Boys play Bettendorf tonight at home, and it's Senior Night - Muskie Girls play up in Bettendorf in an away game.