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Trump: Ford to announce 'major' Michigan investment

Ford Motor is expected Tuesday to announce a "major investment" in three Michigan factories, President Trump said on Twitter.

The automaker declined to comment.

But the announcement is believed to be connected in part to its recent decision to revive the Ford Bronco sport-utility vehicle and Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck.

Ford CEO Mark Fields told USA TODAY in January that the company would make both vehicles at its assembly plant in Wayne, Mich., to replace production of the Focus sedan, which is moving to Mexico, and preserve 3,600 jobs.


Trump takes biggest swing yet at Obama climate legacy - POLITICO

President Donald Trump will direct the federal government on Tuesday to begin dismantling his predecessor’s most significant climate change policies, with a sweeping directive telling agencies to stop trying to reduce the carbon pollution of electric utilities, oil and gas drillers and coal miners.

The executive order Trump will sign represents his biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama’s climate legacy. But it does not go as far as some conservatives would like to dismantle the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, nor will it begin to separate the U.S. from a landmark international climate accord — two areas of intense disagreement within the administration.


Gloria Escarza - Realtor

Gloria - Business cardYour home represents your personality and your style. It is also an extremely important financial decision. I will dedicate myself to helping you navigate the complexities, risks and joys of buying or selling a home. My entire career has been devoted to client service and I have developed a reputation for professionalism, drive and skillful negotiation. I will personally invest in our relationship to thoroughly understand your needs and goals. I will leverage all the state-of-the-art internet tools and expert resources available through Blank and McCune and will execute a joint plan to achieve success. I have enjoyed living in the Iowa City area with my family since 1975 and have intimate knowledge of this wonderful community. By engaging me early in the buying or selling process I will be able to bring optimum value and service, and I look forward to working hard for you.

Gloria Escarza
Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

JL Palmer, CPA

J L Palmer CPAIf you’re looking for a CPA that will focus on your individual needs, and always treat you like a client who matters, look no further. I am large enough to offer a range of professional services, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.

I will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation, and tailor my advice to your specific needs.


I work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage my seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.


I am your trusted partner in success. I am large enough to offer a range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.


Rest assured that when a need arises, I am ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.


Phone: (319) 626-4998


EXL Auto Detailing

Exl auto detailing

EXL Auto Detailing is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. I am entirely committed to surpassing your expectations and earning your repeat business. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

"I have always enjoyed detailing cars since I was in high school. Back then the only cars I did were my parents and my pastor's. Today I do all kinds of cars and trucks offering a much wider range of services. As an admitted perfectionist it goes well with this profession. I work hard to ensure each vehicle I detail looks as good as it can."

Steve Drobot

I use premium grade products to beautify and protect your car.  Using a powerful extractor I am able to pull deep stains out of carpets, floor mats, and upholstery. I also use a dual head orbital buffer for compounding, and applying polish and wax coats.  This enables me to leave a beautiful shine, without any damaging swirl marks. In fact it is the perfect tool for removing swirl marks.

My shop is in the lower level of my house and I can accommodate any vehicle less than 82" tall.

I am committed to surpassing my customers expectations and providing professional and exceptional quality. If you are interested in having your interior cleaned and detailed, or the whole car, please call for a free estimate and an appointment.  EXL offers free pickup and delivery within 10 miles. (Anything over 10 miles I charge $0.50/mile).

Gift Certificates Available

Give a Gift they're sure to remember this Holiday Season. Can't afford a new car as a gift? Then give them a Gift Certificate from EXL and make their old car feel new again.

Call EXL Auto Detailing for:

  • Interior and Exterior Detailing
  • Engine Bay Detailing
  • Carpet Cleaning and Shampooing
  • Courtesty Pick-Up and Delivery with Notice

Call (319) 855-2726 for a free estimate
or email

Blue Sky Carpet Care

Residential and Commercial Carpet, Tile, Upholstery, Hardwood and Laminate Cleaning

Blue Sky Carpet CleaningThe Corridors Professional Choice

Blue Sky Carpet Care is a professional carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and floor care company servicing the North Liberty, Coralville, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids Iowa areas. Blue Sky Carpet Care uses only premium cleaning solutions and the best carpet cleaning equipment currently used in our industry.

Call today to schedule a FREE Estimate!

Blue Sky Carpet Care
3522 Dolphin Dr. SE, Unit D
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone 319.248.5302











Midwest Poly-Solutions LTD

Midwest Poly SolutionsMidwest Poly-Solutions LTD has been the leading provider of spray foam insulation services to the Iowa City, IA area since 1998. We are committed to building green, offering an insulation alternative that will decrease energy costs up to 60% over traditional insulation materials.

Let our foam insulation experts help you select the ideal insulation for your budget and life-style needs today.

Learn More About Midwest Poly-Solutions LTD:

  • Benefits of Spray Foam - learn about the high insulation value, moisture restriction benefit, and more
  • Open Cell Foam - learn about the benefits and implications of open cell foam insulation
  • Closed Cell Foam - read about the benefits and differences of using closed cell foam insulation

We are a family owned and operated company, serving the Eastern Iowa region since 1998.

Contact Midwest Poly-Solutions LTD today at 319-356-6500 to schedule an appointment or talk to our foam insulation experts.

Midwest Poly-Solutions LTD

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1143 Briar Dr
Iowa City,  IA   52240


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Big Ten Rentals added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Big Ten Rentals to the 'Rental Service' and 'Wedding Supplies & Services' categories in the Corridor Search business directory.

Big Ten RentalsBig Ten Rentals was started in 1981 with a $50 compact refrigerator. Initially run out of a University of Iowa dorm room, in 1986 Big Ten Rentals moved to a commercial location. That same year we became incorporated and expanded our inventory to include tents.

Today Big Ten Rentals’ inventories of tents, bleachers, flooring, audio and video equipment, lighting, food service equipment and more fill over 40,000 square feet.

Our vast tent inventory places us among the top providers of quality tents in Iowa and the Midwest. Our inventory includes the largest and most versatile tents in the industry. We can accommodate nearly any situation, with heating, air conditioning, lighting and flooring for the event.

We are also the largest provider of Interactive Entertainment in the state. Big Ten Rentals was one of the first in the country to introduce Interactive Entertainment. We have consistently been the leader in this market with over 20 cutting edge interactive inflatable games, carnival equipment, and more.

All in all, if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can usually point you in the right direction. Please visit our other links under products and services, or stop by our store in Iowa City.

319-337-RENT (7368)

Physical Address:

1820 Boyrum St,
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Mushrooms - A GREAT Carb-Check Diet Food!

By Mike Thayer

I love mushrooms, all edible varieties, White Button, Chanterelle, Crimini, Shiitake, Portabello, Oyster and my favorite....  The coveted Morel.

Mushrooms are an excellent add to the Carb-Check Diet because they are so versatile and the carb count is almost negligible.  One cup of mushrooms (pieces/sliced) has anywhere from 2-5 grams of protein and just 2-5 grams in carbs, depending on the variety. 

You can grill them, saute them, stir-fry them, bake them, deep-fry them or eat them raw.  Include them in any number of dishes, soups, salads, casseroles, create some great appetizers or make them the main dish.

The flavors range from bland, to nutty, to beefy.  White Button mushrooms for example are considered somewhat bland in flavor, but that's actually a good thing, because they can take on just about any flavor you decide to add to them.  They're great in salads for that very reason, they provide a nice texture contrast to lettuce and really absorb and enhance the flavors in the salad dressing.   Paired with a steak, button mushrooms embrace the steak's juices and steak sauce.  And speaking of steak, Shiitake and Portabello mushrooms deliver an almost beefy flavor and can be main dishes.

Here's a go-to recipe for me, especially during grilling season:

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello Mushrooms (yes, the big ones) are indeed the 'steak' of veggies, one of the few veggies that can be made into a meal of its own and one of the few veggies that can handle being in a marinade for hours to take on added flavor without turning to mush.


  • 4 mushroom caps, cleaned, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried, minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Place the mushrooms in a large Ziplock bag, set aside.  Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl, pour over the mushrooms and marinade in the fridge for at least two hours.  When the coals are hot, place mushrooms over direct heat, gill side down, reserve the marinade for basting.  Grill for about 10 minutes, turning every two minutes and basting.  Despite the marinade, mushrooms can dry out, hence, the basting.  Serve immediately.  These are excellent served as a side, sliced up and enjoyed.  They're also fantastic served on a bun with lettuce and tomato like a burger. 


Pilot Flying J showcases emergency roadside assistance service at MATS

Pilot Flying J last month rolled out a new roadside assistance program meant to aid truckers with emergency maintenance issues. The program will include more than 150 trucks equipped to handle issues with tires, fuel, accessory replacement and more. The company showcased the system this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

Roadside assistance trucks are currently operating in more than fifteen cities across the country, including Knoxville, Tenn., Effingham, Ill. and Raphine, Va., with more than 150 additional trucks to come nationwide throughout 2017. The service is available 24/7 at 888-997-1034. The service will also include 20 brick and mortar locations, with more likely to come, says Pilot Flying J Vice President of Shop Strategies and Operations David Latimer.