Blackbird’s Ghost

Blackbird Bend is a thumb of land along the Missouri River. Only God knows who owns it; then again, maybe not. If the land could speak, what would it say? That once it was inhabited by the Omaha Indians. Then the Missouri changed course and land that had been west of the river ended up […]

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Paint the Town

The city allowed [the University of Iowa professor Donna] Friedman and her students to move forward with some murals downtown and one of the walls chosen was the West-facing wall of the still-standing Paul-Helen building. . . . The design chosen was of the Sac war chief, Black Hawk. … In the mural Black Hawk […]

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Prom – Bright Lights, Big City

The Meskwaki High School Prom will be held on Friday, May 10th. This year the Prom will be held in Marshalltown at the Best Western across from McDonalds. Due to time constraints, there will be no promenade. The schedule is as follows: 6:30 p.m.—Meet at the school to load bus to Marshalltown. ALL students attending […]

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