Communications

The mission of the Communications Division is to create a strong partnership with the community by providing timely, accurate information that is understandable, interactive, and engaging to the residents, visitors, and businesses in Muscatine.

Public information strategies include the content management of a dynamic website, the cultivation of a strong social media presence, use of multi-media tools, and a timely, responsive relationship with the media.

Our goal is to enhance quality of life for residents, as well as gather and share information to support and encourage two-way communication that promotes transparent government and an engaged citizenry.

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  1. Art Work

    Art Center reaccreditation process is nearly complete

    For the last several years, the Muscatine Art Center staff and Board of Trustees have been at work preparing for reaccreditation review by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Read on...
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    Park Avenue Project lane restrictions return starting March 2

    The Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project resumes next week with lane restrictions at the intersection of East 2nd and Cypress as the masts for the new traffic signals are put into place. Read on...
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    MORC featured in organics recycling magazine

    IN THE NEWS: Industry publication picks up on the Muscatine Organic Recycling Center (MORC) that begins the process of turning food waste into energy. Article
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    Golf lessons are available at Municipal Golf Couse

    Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is offering golf lessons and club fittings throughout the 2021 winter season on our TruGolf Simulator. Read on...
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    Pothole season begins as snow melts away in Muscatine

    As winters’ cold transitions into the warmth of spring and the accumulated snowfall melts away, an annually occurring danger to vehicles is revealed and making itself known in our journey through Muscatine. Read on...
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    Muscatine Art Center to be closed to public until March 2

    The Muscatine Art Center will be closed to the public through Monday, March 1, 2021. Read on...
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    Get ready for the season with winter Muni Golf Course offerings

    The staff at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is ready for the snow and cold of winter to melt away into spring, so they can help you become golf-ready for the upcoming season. Read on...
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    Ready for some golf? Get your season pass today

    Season passes for the 2021 season at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course are on sale now in the Clubhouse at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Payment plans are available during the months of March, April, and May. Read on...
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    Monthly report offered to keep citizens up to date

    A new tool is available now for residents of the City of Muscatine who would like to know more about what each department has accomplished on a monthly a basis. Read on...
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    MCPH continues vaccine distribution to targeted population

    The Muscatine County Public Health Department (MCPH) is working with local doctor offices and local pharmacies to distribute the vaccine to the county for target populations aged 65 and older. Read on...
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    Public Hearing on Property Tax Dollars set for March 4

    The first of two public hearings on the proposed City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget will take place during the March 4 City Council meeting. Read on...
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    Breakdown delays completion of Feb. 18 recycling collection

    Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, as the auto arm on the recycle truck broke down with approximately 30 stops remaining. Read on...
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    Five public hearings on agenda for Council February 18

    The final Muscatine City Council meeting of February will be a busy one with five public hearings scheduled as part of a full agenda of action items for the Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) regular session. Read on...
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    Recycling collection unfinished Tuesday (Feb. 16)

    Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, due to mechanical problems with the truck. Read on...
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    City offices closed Monday (Feb. 15); refuse collection changed

    Administrative offices of the City of Muscatine and most departments will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, for President’s Day. Read on...
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    Proposed project aims to help Grandview Avenue neighborhoods

    The Riverbend Neighbors group will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 15) in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall to hear about a potential project that would benefit neighborhoods along the Grandview Avenue corridor. Read on...
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    Help keep fire hydrants clear of snow and ice accumulations

    While the main concern about the nearly three-feet of snow we have received this winter is the clearing of streets, alleys, sidewalks, and driveways, the Muscatine Fire Department urges residents to add fire hydrants to their snow removal operations. Read on...
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    Indian trail stone marker returned to the riverfront

    A stone Indian trail marker is, once again, on display at Muscatine’s Riverside Park. The memorial was placed during the summer of 2020 thanks to the efforts of the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Council to review proposed change to City Code

    The Muscatine City Council will hear about a proposed change on how City Code regulates nuisance vehicles and receive an update on the Muscatine Organic Recycling Center during its Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) in-depth session. Read on...
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    Part-time, full-time positions are available with the City

    The City of Muscatine has several part-time and full-time employment opportunities available. Click on the employment tab to view all possibilities. Read on...
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    Muscatine man apprehended after two week search

    A Muscatine man wanted on charges related to a shots fired incident in January has been arrested. Read on...
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    City seeking member for Zoning Board of Adjustment

    The Zoning Board of Adjustment has an opening in their membership which needs to be filled as soon as possible. Read on...
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    City seeks member for Planning & Zoning Commission

    The Planning & Zoning Commission has an opening in their membership which needs to be filled as soon as possible. Read on...
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    Dangerous conditions expected Thursday (Feb. 4) afternoon, evening

    A Winter Storm Warning for Muscatine and the surrounding around area went into effect at 9 a.m. Thursday and will continue through 6 a.m. Friday. However, the effects of this latest winter storm may be felt through the weekend and into next week. Read on...
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    Blastball, baseball, softball programs to start in February

    Blastball, a softball skills clinic, and a baseball fundamentals program will begin later this month according to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Time to schedule your spring ball season at Kent Stein Park

    he Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite any group, organization, association or team that would like to be included on the 2021 Kent Stein Park Master Schedule to fill out and submit their Ball Diamond Request Form. Read on...
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    Council to conduct two public hearings Thursdays (Feb. 4)

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings as they work through a rather light agenda for the first regular meeting of February. The virtual meeting starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021). Read on...
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    Tier 1B vaccine distribution underway in Muscatine County

    The Muscatine County Public Health (MCPH) Department’s phase1B vaccination plan is based on an extremely limited allocation of vaccines. Plans are subject to change based on vaccines assigned and received. Read on...
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    The "Great Cover Up" on display at Muscatine Art Center

    The history and legacy of quilts in America will be on display for the next two months as the exhibition “Great Cover Ups: Quilts of the 19th & 20th Centuries” will be available to view from February 6 through April 4 at the Muscatine Art Center. Read on...
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    Grandparents scam appears again in Muscatine

    The Muscatine Police Department continues to receive calls concerning a scam that targets older citizens and usually involves a request for money. A recent intended target went so far as to withdraw the requested funds before realizing it was a scam. Read on...
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    Two part-time positions available with Fire Department

    The City of Muscatine has several part time employment opportunities available including Office Coordinator and an Ambulance Assistant with the Muscatine Fire Department. Read on...
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    No city property tax increase planned for FY21-22 City budget

    The property tax rate for the City of Muscatine will remain unchanged for the 10th consecutive year according to the proposed 2021/2022 budget overview presented to the Muscatine City Council Thursday night. Read on...
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    Budget season begins in Muscatine with hybrid sessions planned

    The final pieces to the puzzle of the City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget were being put together Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2021) afternoon in preparation for the start of “Budget Season” Thursday. Read on...
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    Three men charged after investigation of shots fired

    Three men have been charged following a report of gunshots being fired in the 1200 block of Nebraska Street on January 10, 2021. Read on...
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    Brine makes a difference in snow removal operations

    The battle to contain and remove the accumulated snowfall from the latest winter storm continues in Muscatine with unofficial reports that the area received 8.6-inches of snow through midday Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2021). Read on...
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    Municipal Golf Couse to host Simulator League this winter

    The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will host a Golf Simulator League on its indoor golf simulator inside the Clubhouse starting this February. Read on...
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    Tuesday recycling collection postponed; no change to refuse collection

    Republic Services has announced that it will suspend recycling collection on Tuesday (January 26, 2021), but the City of Muscatine has indicated that there will not be a delay in refuse collection due to the weather. Read on...
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    No snow emergency yet; public assistance is urged

    The City of Muscatine may not be declaring a snow emergency at this time but residents are urged to take advantage of the protocols that are part of that plan to assist City crews already at work dealing with the incoming winter storm. Read on...
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    Letts man charged with two counts of attempted murder

    A Letts, Iowa, man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following a stabbing incident at a Muscatine business Saturday. Read on...
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    Public asked to park off-street next week as winter storm closes in

    A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Muscatine and the surrounding area as a storm that is expected to drop six- to 12-inches of heavy wet snow Monday and Tuesday approaches. Read on...
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    Parks and Rec plans seasonal job fair on February 20

    The City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department seasonal job fair will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. Read on...
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    Three public hearings on road projects set for Council January 21

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct three public hearings Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) on street maintenance projects that were delayed due to funding questions from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read on...
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    Seasonal concession opportunities are available

    The City of Muscatine and the Parks and Recreation Department are soliciting a request for proposal regarding individuals and organizations that are interested in providing concession services. Read on...
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    Fun Fitness Friday kicks off wellness challenge in Muscatine

    The City of Muscatine and nine other local businesses began a wellness challenge Friday (Jan. 15, 2021) and it is not too late for your business to join in the healthy fun. Read on...
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    Man found deceased under train in Muscatine

    A 40-year-old man was found dead underneath a train shortly after noon today according to the Muscatine Police Department. Read on...
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    BLOG: Fire Department urges caution when using portable heating devices

    The Muscatine Fire Department strongly urges residents to practice caution when using portable heating devices during the winter season. Read on...
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    Council to hear three presentations during Thursday's (Jan. 14) virtual meeting

    The Muscatine City Council will hear three presentations at their in-depth meeting Thursday (Jan. 14, 2021) including presentations on Parks & Recreation programs, a unique transportation opportunity, and a review of the city’s risk management program. Read on...
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    Promotions are announced within Muscatine Police Department

    Assistant Chief Phil Sargent officially retired as a member of the Muscatine Police Department on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, with several promotions announced due to that retirement. Read on...
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    Muscatine County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update 01-11-21

    January issue of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Muscatine County ... includes links to additional information. Read on...
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    Recycling Collection unfinished Wednesday (January 6)

    Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, due to mechanical failure with the truck Read on...
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    Council to conduct public hearing on vacation of alley right of way

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct a public hearing on vacation of alley right-of-way and swear in four new firefighters when the Council meets in virtual session Thursday (Jan. 7, 2021). Read on...
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    Stanley Consultants honored for work on MORC project

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa awarded Stanley Consultants the Grand Prize in the water and wastewater category and the overall 2020 competition’s Grand Conceptor award for the MORC Project design. Read on...
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    Great employment opportunities await your application

    The weather outside may be frightful but job opportunities with the City of Muscatine are delightful as the Parks and Recreation Department has opened up the application period for seasonal and full-time positions during 2021. Read on...
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