Mt. Pleasant News, Opinion

Ending plastic pollution starts with me

This week, Malaysia enlisted a strategy to cut down plastic waste in grocery stores. A British supermarket group Tesco unveiled the “unforgettable bag,” a bag with a bar code that provides customers discounts for reusing their shopping bag for every trip. The bag has been rolled out in 11 Tesco stores in Malaysia’s capital Kuala… Continue reading Ending plastic pollution starts with me

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Jefferson Street construction to begin Monday

Repairs to downtown streets predicted to take two months, weather dependent Downtown construction is scheduled to begin next week on the northwest corner of N. Jefferson St. and Washington St. The scheduled construction on Jefferson St. is predicted to last two months. Improvements are being made to update failing road infrastructure, which City Administrator Brent… Continue reading Jefferson Street construction to begin Monday

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Joni Ernst tours Wal-Mart Distribution Center Wednesday

Senator impressed with employee benefits, thinks ‘Future Ready Iowa’ initiative could benefit workforce U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) visited with Wal-Mart employees during her tour of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Mt. Pleasant Wednesday, April 4, as a part of her 99-county tour across Iowa. Following the tour, Ernst expressed how impressed she was with… Continue reading Joni Ernst tours Wal-Mart Distribution Center Wednesday

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HC economy given ‘stable outlook’ by S&P Global Ratings

Rating could potentially save the county $300,000 in interest Jeff Heil, of S&P Global Ratings, is encouraged by Henry County’s AA- credit rating, which puts a “stable” outlook to Henry County, citing adequate management and budgetary performance. Although County Auditor Shelly Barber was slightly miffed when she received the rating, Heil assured that for a… Continue reading HC economy given ‘stable outlook’ by S&P Global Ratings

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Big and small, donors rally behind IW at Retro Radiothon

As Iowa Wesleyan University President Steve Titus welcomed guests to Ruble Arena Friday, March 23, for the start of Retro Radiothon, he invited freshman Lena Hendriksen to the stage. “You need to hear from one of our star students,” Titus said as he handed Hendriksen the microphone, broadcasting her interview live on KILJ. Hendriksen’s voice… Continue reading Big and small, donors rally behind IW at Retro Radiothon

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Saturday’s late-season winter storm didn’t hamper donations for Retro Radiothon

While the winter storm on Saturday may have kept people away from venturing to Ruble Arena for Retro Radiothon this weekend, it didn’t hamper the generosity of those tuning in to KILJ and on social media. Although the 40-hour fundraiser kicked off by broadcasting over KILJ on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m., the real… Continue reading Saturday’s late-season winter storm didn’t hamper donations for Retro Radiothon

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40-hour Retro Radiothon brings in over $1 million for IW

Former governor Tom Vilsack remembers the feeling of magic that overcame him 40 years ago when the people of Mt. Pleasant reached the $200,000 mark, raising twice as much money as they set out to build Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. At the time, he never thought he would feel such intense joy again. He was wrong,… Continue reading 40-hour Retro Radiothon brings in over $1 million for IW