Written by on August 26, 2013 in Sports

2013 34 Raceway season champions were crowned Saturday night, August 24 for all seven classes on Fan Appreciation Night.

When the night of racing was completed 34 Raceway Track Champions crowned are:  Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Il. (UMP Late Models),  Mitch Morris, Eldridge, (IMCA Modifieds), John Schulz, West Burlington (305 sprints),  Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, (IMCA Stock Cars),  Bobby Anders, Quincy, Il. (IMCA Sport Mods), Wayne Noble, Wapello (4 cylinders), and Evan Epperson, Muscatine, (Mod Lites).


The Mt. Pleasant Rec Department has several programs that have registration going on now.   1st thru 6th grade flag football program is for girls and boys, games will be played in September and October on Saturdays at East lake Park.  Registration ends August 30th, fee is $20 for resident and $25 for non-resident.  Practices will begin early in September.

The Kindergarten flag Football program registration ends September 6th.  The program will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15 for four weeks September 17th thru October 8th.

Registration for the Panther basketball camp for girls and boys in grades 3 thru 6 ends September 6th.  The program will be held September 9th thru 12th from 6-7 p.m. in Cottrell Gym.

You may also register now thru September 6th for Panther Cheerleading Camp for k thru 5th graders, it will be held Tuesdays September 17th and 24th, October 1st and 8th from 6:15-7 p.m. at Cottrell Gym.


Sporting events this week:  The MPHS freshman football team hosts Marion Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.  Friday night M.P. JV play at Marion at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game. Saturday the MPHS volleyball team opens their season at the Osceola Clarke tournament.

Iowa Wesleyan College cross country teams will run at Mt. Mercy Friday.  Saturday the Tigers women’s and men’s soccer teams host Culver Stockton.  The Wesleyan volleyball team plays at the Monmouth College Invitational Saturday.


The IWC men’s and women’s basketball 2013 golf outing is coming up on September 20th at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club.  This is a 4 person best shot tournament to benefit the IWC basketball programs.  Cost is $70 per golfer, and that includes dinner.  There will be various contests and games for golfers to win nice prizes like grills, professional game tickets, golf equipment and other items.  If you would like to participate sign up by September 14th with Kurt Moon at Brown’s Shoe Fit in Mt. Pleasant or call 385-2931.  There are also opportunities for hole sponsors, and raffles prize donations.



The Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center is closed for the season.


Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission is holding its annual golf outing (four person best shot) as a fundraiser for the Great River Housing Trust Fund. This event will be held at Flint Hills Municipal Golf Course in Burlington on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 with Registration and Buffet lunch at 11:00 am, and Tee Off at 12:15 p.m. The Cost is $50 per golfer and includes: Buffet Lunch, 18 holes of golf and cart; awards for top teams, and chances to bid on silent auction items. The Great River Housing Trust Fund promotes affordable housing in Southeast Iowa through owner-occupied rehabilitation, first time home buyer assistance, and development partnerships. The registration form is available online at, or by contacting Debbie Laughlin 319-753-4305.


Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Mt. Pleasant Banquet on Thursday, September 19, at Manning Hall, 601 So. Jackson Street, Mt. Pleasant. This special event will feature a two-meat dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission.

The social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 each, or $20 for a spouse or child. Ticket order deadline is August 29, and tickets will not be sold at the door.

To order tickets locally, call Dan Cook at 319-931-0093 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at You may also call, Scott Martin at 319-850-1397, Joe Ruby at 319-931-3341, Randy White at 319-986-6996, or Benny Lee at 573-308-5485.

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