• The 2017 Muscatine “Turkey Trot” Fun Run/Walk wll be held on Nov. 18 on the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. The format the race will follow is to predict your time. No timing devices allowed, the participant that comes the closest to the predicted time will be the winner. Participants 14 and under will run a one-mile course and 15 and up will run a three-mile course. Awards will be given in each age division for male and female participants which are closest to their predicted time. Entrance fee is $15 by Nov. 6 and $20 after. — Voice of Muscatine


• There will be a Building Bridges Training session in Wayland on Nov. 18. Every person, all church members and community members, are invited to this training which will teach attendees about the bridges that bring a community together. Many people who help others wonder how to empower them instead of enable them or how to give them a hand up instead of a hand out. This training session helps answer these and other questions. — Winfield Beacon — Wayland News


• A Joint Magistrate Nominating Commission for District 8A met and held interviews Oct. 12-13 at the Keokuk County Courthouse. In compliance with Section 602:6304 of the Iowa Code the following persons were nominated for the office of District Associate Judge to serve in Jefferson, Keokuk and Washington counties: Daniel P. Kitchen, Patrick J. McAvan and Amber L. Thompson. — The Clarion-Plainsman


• Following weeks of fundraising and anticipation, Lynnville-Sully elementary students saw their efforts and the generosity of family, friends and community businesses pay dividends when they learned $15,750 was raised by the 2017 Walkathon held Oct. 13. The fourth annual walkathon challenged the students to collect $12,500. That goal was surpassed, so PreK through eighth principal Teri Bowlin carried out her end of the deal by getting Duct taped against a wall during the pep assembly. — Hometown Press