After 112 years, grave of local Civil War veteran marked

Under cloudy skies Tuesday evening, Mikki McAninch became overwhelmed.
“I just asked for a simple stone to be replaced,” she said.
As great-great granddaughter, the Afton resident fought back tears during a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery to honor Marshalltown’s John A. Reiber.
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Lecture to Explore the Johnson County Poor Farm and Asylum

The Johnson County Historical Society will be host to a presentation on the Johnson County Poor Farm and Asylum on Saturday, April 17 at 2:00 at the Johnson County Historical Society Museum (860 Quarry Road, Coralville). Trevaniel Temple, JD candidate at the University of Iowa will present his recent research into modes of poor relief [...]

Civil War re-enactors to drill in Clear Lake

A group of Civil War re-enactors will be conducting public spring drills at the Iowa Trolley Park in Clear Lake.
The public is invited to attend the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
The trolley park is located at 3429 Main Ave., Clear Lake.
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Retired brigadier general to bring expertise to local Civil War Symposium

A retired brigadier general from Mississippi will bring hands-on experience to the discussion of war at the Civil War Symposium Friday, April 23, at Meyers’ Courtyard, Seventh and Blondeau streets, Keokuk.
Brig. Gen. Parker Hills served for 31 years as an Army and National Guard officer in command and staff positions and continues to work with [...]

Brig. gen. to bring hands-on experience to re-enactment

A retired brigadier general from Mississippi will bring hands-on experience to the discussion of war at the Civil War Symposium Friday, April 23, at Meyers’ Courtyard, Seventh and Blondeau streets, Keokuk.
Brig. Gen. Parker Hills served for 31 years as an Army and National Guard officer in command and staff positions and continues to work with [...]

Lectures to mark Dodge birthday

The Historic Dodge House will hold a series of noon lectures about the Civil War in celebration of General Grenville Dodge’s 179th birthday.
“Lunch and Learn” lectures will be held April 13-15 at The Center, 714 S. Main St. Each lecture will run from noon to 1 p.m.
Linda Knell will speak about Iowa’s Civil War heroine, [...]

Jasper Grays to give concert in Pella

The Pella Public Library is sponsoring a concert by the Jasper Grays Civil War Singers, a group of Newton men who perform music of the 1861-65 era in period dress.
They will appear at the library, located at 603 Main St., on Thursday evening, March 11, at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public [...]

Re-enactment to feature symposium

Keokuk’s links with the Civil War are forged by the city’s military volunteers and leaders, its medical college and military hospital and home of the first National Cemetery west of the Mississippi River.
“People should know that this was the most important medical area from here to St. Louis,” said Kirk Brandenberger, executive director of the [...]

At ease, soldier: Civil War Memorial statue at Muscatine County Courthouse laid to rest

It’s been 135 years since hands have touched it.
Now, the Civil War memorial soldier, which stood a silent watch over the Muscatine County Courthouse, has come down to be saved from more damage by the Earth’s elements.
On Monday afternoon, local historian Lee Miller, 70, watched as a Muscatine Power and Water crew wrapped a harness [...]

Senator Dennis Black receives Lincoln award

State Senator Dennis Black (D- Lynnville) was honored with the Executive Department’s “Certificate of Recognition” for his two-year service and work in developing programs and activities for educating Iowa’s youth about the life and accomplishments of President Abraham
Lincoln.
Black was a member of the “Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission,” which completed its work on Monday, President’s Day.
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