The north wins again — in Muscatine

To Stu Willits, it’s no big deal that the Civil War-era cannon in the lobby of the Muscatine County Court-house faces north — even though cannons in Union states normally face their former Confederate foes.

“I’ve been to Gettysburg (National Park) three times. The cannons there face in all directions,” Willits, the jail expansion project manager who also helps with county facilities, told the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Monday. “After 150 years, isn’t it time we forgive our friends to the south? Let’s let Muscatine County be the first.”

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