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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    Community Walk set for October 7 in Muscatine

    A Muscatine Community Walk and Muscatine Walking Club Fall Kickoff event will be held over the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The event will take place in the upper loop of Weed Park starting, and finishing, at the Rose Garden. Read on...
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    2nd Street scheduled to reopen for traffic, parking this weekend

    The 2020 construction season for the 2nd Street Streetscape Project is wrapping up with East 2nd Street scheduled to be reopened to all traffic Saturday afternoon according to City of Muscatine project managers. Read on...
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    Police investigating two bomb threats made to local Walgreens

    Within the last 24 hours, the Muscatine Walgreens has been victimized by two separate bomb threats. Read on...
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    Council back in chambers September 17 for hybrid session

    The Muscatine City Council will be back in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall tonight for their September 17 regular meeting, but public participation will still be through the virtual meeting session that will also be running. Read on...
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    A message from the Muscatine Police on policing of the community

    The Muscatine Police Department is here for you, the citizens of the City of Muscatine, and for the visitors to our community, and they want you to know how hard they are working to provide professional and ethical policing to the community Read on...
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    Greenwood Cemetery Walk set for Sept. 27 - rain or shine

    The annual “Walk (or Ride) Through History” at Greenwood Cemetery is set for 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The Greenwood Cemetery is located at 1814 Lucas Street in Muscatine, Iowa. Read on...
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    Muscatine Firefighters, public pause to remember

    Firefighter Michael Kruse was remembered with the laying of a wreath at the Firefighters Memorial Monday (Sept. 14) during a special service commemorating the 18th anniversary of his death. Read on...
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    3rd and Chestnut intersection closed due to collapsed manhole

    The intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Streets is closed in all directions due to a collapsed storm sewer manhole according to David Popp, Solid Waste/Collections and Drainage Manage for the City of Muscatine. Repairs will begin on Monday. Read on...
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    Muscatine Firefighters step up to the challenge

    Two Muscatine firefighters took up the Memorial Stair Climb challenge Friday to honor the fallen 9/11 first responders on the 19th Anniversary of one of the deadliest terror attack in American history. Read on...
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    Wet weather delays work, reopening of 2nd Street

    Wet weather this week has postponed the completion of two segments of the 2nd Street Streetscape Project according to the City of Muscatine Department of Public Works. Read on...
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    Council to discuss Trick or Treating in Muscatine

    The Muscatine City Council will conduct a discussion on how Trick or Treating will look this year in Muscatine, and what day and time the annual event will be held. Read on...
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    Moment of Silence to be observed at Firefighters Memorial Sept. 11

    The Muscatine Fire Department, Muscatine Police Department, and the City of Muscatine join together in inviting area residents to visit the Firefighters Memorial on the corner of Fifth and Cedar for a Moment of Silence at 7 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Read on...
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    Final Senior Best Ball event of season set for September 30

    The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will host the final Senior Two-Person Best Shot event of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Read on...
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    Burn Ban is lifted for Muscatine County

    The open burning ban for Muscatine County was lifted effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, Read on...
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    Registration open for Little Muskies Football

    A non-competitive program to teach boys and girls, ages four through seven, the basic fundamentals of football is being offered by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department this fall. Read on...
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    Traffic restrictions to affect 2nd and Cedar intersection Sept. 8-11

    The east side of the 2nd Street intersection with Cedar Street will be closed to traffic, and parking will not be allowed in the 200 block of East 2nd Street next week as work on the Streetscape Project closes in on the end date for 2020 construction. Read on...
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    Burn Ban is in effect for Muscatine County

    The Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the local Fire Chiefs and the State Fire Marshals Office, has determined that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property in Muscatine County, Iowa. Read on...
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    City offices closed for Labor Day; refuse, recycling collection changed

    Most City of Muscatine offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, for Labor Day with no refuse or recycling collection on that day. Read on...
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    Three FEMA projects on agenda for City Council Thursday

    A brief agenda highlights the Muscatine City Council meeting Thursday, but does include the authorization to proceed with several FEMA approved projects after the 2019 flood. Read on...
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    Adolescent anglers can "Go Fish" for prizes this September

    Adolescent anglers are encouraged to “Go Fish” throughout the month of September in the inaugural Virtual Fishing Derby hosted by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Fall Tee-Ball League registration is underway

    All five- and six-year-olds are invited to register for the 2020 Muscatine Parks and Recreation Fall Tee-Ball program played on the diamonds at Kent Stein Park. Read on...
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    Construction Update: Block of 8th Street to be closed one week

    UPDATE: The 200 block of East 8th will be closed to traffic one week for a sewer repair, Roscoe Avenue will be closed from 8th to Maiden Lane for WHSSSP Phase 4C, and a lane restriction begins Monday on the Becky Bridge to repair the lights. Read on...
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    Riverfront gas dock closing for the season on September 7

    The Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor Gas Dock will close for the season at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2020, according to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Read on...
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    Start date for Park Avenue Conversion Project is pushed back

    Lane restrictions on East 2nd Street from the intersection with Iowa 92 to the intersection of 5th Street and Park Avenue have been removed for now but may be back in place as early as next week. Read on...
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    Canine rescued as fire damages Muscatine home Tuesday (Aug. 25)

    A Muscatine home was extensively damaged by fire Tuesday (August 25) afternoon. No one was at home at the time of the fire but fire personnel were able to successfully rescue a dog that was unable to escape the home. Read on...
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    Lane restrictions in place as Park Avenue Project begins

    Lane restrictions are in place on East 2nd Street from the intersection with Iowa 92 to the intersection of 5th Street and Park Avenue in preparation for the start of work on the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Read on...
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    Emergency sewer repair completed on North Houser Street

    The emergency sewer repair in the 2600 block of North Houser Street was completed Monday afternoon with pavement restoration underway Tuesday. Read on...
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    Muskie Punt, Pass, and Kick competition set for September 8

    A Muskie Punt, Pass, and Kick competition will be conducted by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Read on...
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    Parks and Recreation employment opportunities available

    The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting dependable, hardworking individuals to fill positions for the fall and winter of 2020/2021. Read on...
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    Lane restrictions start August 24 at two locations in Muscatine

    Lane restrictions will be put in place at two locations on Monday, August, 24, 2020, as work continues on an emergency sewer repair in the 2600 block of North Houser Street, and work begins on the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. Read on...
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    Eligibility expanded for State Utility Disruption Program

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced Friday (Aug. 21) that more Iowa small business owners and nonprofits are now eligible to receive financial assistance with electric and natural gas utility bills. Read on...
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    Dredge launched, ready to begin operations in harbor

    A pair of cranes that had recently been in Cedar Rapids helping in storm cleanup efforts were in the old boat launch area of Riverside Park Friday (Aug. 21), lifting the City of Muscatine dredge into the Mississippi River. Read on...
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    Fall special on slip rates at Muscatine Municipal Harbor

    Boaters will be able to take advantage of discounted slip rates in the Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor staring Saturday, August 1, 2020. The discounts are available until the end of September. Read on...
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    City Officials

    The City of Muscatine is governed by a mayor and 7 City Council members. The mayor serves for a 2-year term and is elected at large by the citizens of Muscatine. Additional Info...
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    Parks & Recreation

    The facilities within the Muscatine Parks and Recreation system host a multitude of events throughout the year. This schedule does change quite frequently as events are added, deleted and/or edited. Please check back often for updates! Additional Info...
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    Community Development

    The Community Development Department is responsible for a variety of planning and environmental functions that include administering several items. Additional Info...
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    City Services

    Find out what services the City of Muscatine offers to its residents. Additional Info...
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    Transparency

    The City of Muscatine is committed to providing residents with an open and transparent government which serves the best interest of the community. As such, the City is using this webpage to provide easier access to information you need. Additional Info...
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    About Muscatine

    Find out more about the demographics, history, and profile of Muscatine. Additional Info...
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