Update on IW Auction

We now have an update on the happenings at Iowa Wesleyan. Rachel Lindeen with the Mount Pleasant Chamber, along with special guest Doug Moore, joined KILJ for an interview.

The chamber office is seeking volunteers, specifically for August 17th, 18th, and 19th, for the Iowa State Fair Booth. They would prefer those who love Henry County, specifically focused on tourism and Old Threshers. These shifts are three hours long and will be in an air-conditioned building. If you’d like more information, please contact the Chamber Office at (319) 385-3101.

Doug Moore is a business consultant who specializes in the liquidation of businesses. He has been brought on to the Iowa Wesleyan project to help ease the potential hardships with the closing of the university.

With this, there will be an online auction through Backes Auctioneers, with contents from the building being sold. Items placed on auction will be placed out for viewing the Saturday and Sunday before each auction. There will be five separate online sales, two buildings a piece typically, and this includes “everything not bolted to the building.” The piano and organ will be staying at the chapel, and there are plenty of Southeast Iowa Symphony items that are stored in the buildings that will not be up for auction. The last online auction will end on August 31st

Moore was very appreciative of D.P. Wilson, who has become a staple in the Mount Pleasant community. She successfully identified the insect inventory of Iowa Wesleyan, and now it has safely arrived to the University of Iowa museum and collections where it will be stored.

KILJ will continue to bring updates on the university closure as they come.