Muscatine Journal articles
approves funding for ferry study
WAPELLO, Iowa - Forrest Bartenhagen says he was "tickled
to death" when he learned funding for a study to consider
reestablishing ferry service between Oakville and New Boston,
Ill., was approved Tuesday in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Apr. 28, 2005
of the Solution
Editor's Note: Every Monday, the Muscatine Journal will feature
a local newsmaker who responds to questions provided by one of
our reporters. Pat Murphy of Wapello owns, along with his wife,
Gladys, the Hotel Wapello and the Roy El Motel. He also wor...
Nov. 8, 2004
of ferry service is positive
MUSCATINE, Iowa - A proposal to re-establish ferry service on
the Mississippi River between Mercer County, Ill., and Louisa
County, Iowa, is feasible, according to a nearly year-long study.
About 30 people attended a public meeting Monday in Muscatin...
Nov. 18, 2003
study will determine if area ferryboat plan will sink or swim
NEW BOSTON, Ill. - A feasibility study is under way to determine
if an Illinois-Iowa Regional Ferry Service linking Mercer County
with Louisa County, Iowa, is a sound proposal. Tom Dunbar of
Dunbar Jones PLC in Des Moines and Dan Miller, a civil engi...
Jan. 17, 2003
feasibility study floats
WAPELLO, Iowa - A federal grant has been approved for a feasibility
study to determine if a ferry across the Mississippi River could
be profitable. Forrest Bartenhagen, a Louisa County supervisor,
made the announcement to a visiting Wapello High Scho...
Oct. 16, 2002
commit to ferry study
MUSCATINE, Iowa - It looks like two county governments are ready
to put up some cash for a comprehensive feasibility study on
a proposed ferry service between Oakville and New Boston, Ill.
Studies on safety, recreational, economic, cultural resource
Apr. 17, 2001
WAPELLO, Iowa - There was no opposition Saturday to plans for
reviving a ferry operation across the Mississippi River between
Oakville and New Boston, Ill. Concerns were raised about a proposed
docking site at Toolesboro when about 60 interested pers...
Mar. 19, 2001