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    Ruby's Reflections

        Making Room for One More

        Several years ago, we received a phone call from friends saying they were going to be in town the following weekend. It...

        The Cleaning Lady

        I grew up in a large, five-bedroom house built in 1912. At times it seemed too small when my siblings and I...

        Homesickness is No Joke

        As a Boy Scout, I looked forward to a week of camp each summer and have many fond memories of those days....

        Who’s Your Neighbor?

        A few months ago, I read a disturbing fact; only 31% of Americans know their neighbors. How sad. Even though I left...

        What Will Your Obituary Say About You?

        I’m convinced January comes around faster every year. As I hang the new calendar on the kitchen wall, I become more aware...

        A “Gotta Have It” Purchase

        As college students, Jo Anne and I had been dating for a couple of years. We were focused on passing the next...

        Yes, You Can Help!

        I have been a supporter and cheerleader for the Salvation Army for decades. It’s amazing the amount of good work they do...

        Dennis Eats Leftovers Too

        In an August 2019 cartoon, Dennis the Menace says to his friend Joey, “My mom is usually a great cook, but by...

        First World “Problems”

        For many years, Jo Anne and I have traveled extensively, in the States as well as abroad. We enjoy experiencing various...

        Mom and Dad, I Have Cancer

        Last October our daughter, Ellen, called to wish Jo Anne a happy birthday. We put the phone on speaker mode so...

        Latest News

        Fourth Muscatine High School student contracts COVID-19

        MUSCATINE, Iowa--In a message to staff and families, Muscatine High School district officials announced that a fourth...

        Sandy Dockendorff

        Discover Muscatine offered all candidates the opportunity to provide information about themselves, their campaigns and to answer a few questions to help...

        COVID-19 Update Sept. 22

        Discover Muscatine will provide daily updates on COVID-19 new case counts and total case counts for the state and Muscatine County. All...

        Joseph Steil named Community Bank and Trust president

        MUSCATINE, Iowa--David E. Carpenter, Chairman, announced the appointment of Joseph A. Steil as President of Community Bank and Trust Company, headquartered in...

        Mark Lofgren receives Legislative Service Award

        MUSCATINE, Iowa-- The Iowa League of Cities awarded Senator Mark Lofgren the Legislative Service Award during their virtual conference.