Perfect fair attendance for 92 years

West Liberty resident Marilyn Henderson’s has been attending the Muscatine County Fair for 92 consecutive years. I got together with Marilyn to relive some of her memories of the fair through the …


New event, Mud Drag Racing, comes to county fair

Fairgoers crowded the grandstand on Thursday, July 22 and plugged their ears to watch a brand-new event for West Liberty. New to the fair this year, mud drag truck racing took place on the front …


Rural fire district leader provides 'rest of the story'

I have been putting off writing this for some time, but after the articles concerning the fire and ambulance departments, the Index published the past two weeks (June 17 and 24), essentially throwing …

Obituaries/Family News

Alvin Jarvis, 95

Alvin Jarvis, 95, formally of West Liberty, died July 24, 2021. Al graduated from West Liberty High School in 1943 and was a WW ll Veteran. He had his own construction/concrete laying business in …

  • John 'Jack' Simon, 88

    John “Jack” Simon, 88, of West Liberty died suddenly Friday, July 23, 2021 at the place he loved to …

  • Clarence 'Wes' Westphal

    Clarence ‘Wes’ Westphal, 98, of Omaha, formerly of West Liberty, died on July 13, 2021. He and wife …

  • Ruth MacGowan, 89

    Ruth Faires MacGowan, 89, of West Liberty, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at her home with her family …

  • Robert Lee Thomas, 93

    Robert Lee Thomas, 93, of Nichols, died July 7, 2021 at Bickford Assisted Living in Muscatine. No …

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