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Posted on: October 18, 2018

City of Muscatine servers hit with Ransomware attack

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A MUSCOM server and the City of Muscatine Shieldware, Springbrook (financial) server, and other city servers were the victims of a ransomware attack at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. City of Muscatine IT staff along with other ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Positive General Fund balance keeps City prepared for uncertain future

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Fiscal responsibility and the spending of taxpayer dollars by government entities do not normally go together, but the City of Muscatine believes that fiscal responsibility is key to the future stability and success of Muscatin...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Block of Iowa Avenue to be closed for special event

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Iowa Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets will be closed to traffic Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Oct. 20, for the “Over the Edge” fundraising event. The block of Iowa Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m. o...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Flood waters recede - Mississippi Drive reopened

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine reopened two blocks of Mississippi Drive Monday (Oct. 15) afternoon that was closed to traffic as a precautionary measure due to the rising Mississippi River.

The Mississippi River crested at 22.77 feet Sat...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Muscatine Dog Park opening is set for November 1

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The long awaited opening of the Muscatine Dog Park is just around the corner with Richard Klimes, director of the City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department, announcing that the site will be open on Thursday, Nov. 1.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Mississippi Drive closed Cedar to Mulberry as river continues to rise

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Department of Public Works has closed two blocks of Mississippi Drive to traffic as a precautionary measure due to the rising Mississippi River.

The Mississippi River is current at 20.16 feet and is expected to continue to s...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Fall leaf pickup begins on Monday, Oct. 15

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 2018 Fall Leaf Pickup schedule has been released with the first pass of leaf collection scheduled to start Monday, Oct. 15, for Zone 1 (see map). There are eight zones that the leaf trucks will work on consecutive weekdays....

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Riverside Park closed due to rising Mississippi, more closures Friday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Department of Public Works has been keeping a close eye on the rising Mississippi River and announced this afternoon that access to Riverside Park was restricted Thursday (Oct. 11) afternoon and will be completely closed at...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Muscatine begins closing flood gates as river continues to rise

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Department of Public Works closed the 2nd Street flood gate at Mad Creek today (Oct. 9) as the Mississippi River continues to risen toward major flood stage.

Director of Public Works Brian Stineman said that the closure is b...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Public Safety Open House scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 7)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Community members are invited to the 2018 Public Safety Open House that will be held from 12-3 p.m. this Sunday (Oct. 7) at the Public Safety Building, 312 E. 5th Street. Participants of the program will gain first-hand knowled...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fall Festival moved to Muscatine Mall

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine Parks and Recreation invites the community to its eighth annual Fall Festival this year on Sunday, October 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. Activities will be held at the Muscatine Mall in the Center Court.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Registration underway for annual Turkey Trot run

MUSCATINE, Iowa - The 2018 Muscatine “Turkey Trot” Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, on the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course.  The event will be hosted by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department and the Musc...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Another successful Muskie punt, pass, and kick

MUSCATINE, Iowa – More than thirty participants took part in the Muskie Punt, Pass & Kick football skill competition held at Kent Stein Park on October 9. With the help of the Muscatine River Hawks football team and dedicated volunt...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Greenwood Cemetery fall cleanup is underway

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Greenwood Cemetery annual fall cleanup is underway according to the City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department.

All grave decorations must be removed from Greenwood Cemetery by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. All rem...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Need firewood? Put your name on the Parks & Rec list

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is trimming trees in parks throughout Muscatine and will have some logs that are suitable for firewood. A system has been developed so that citizens who reside within Muscatine city l...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Smart Start Basketball for for ages 3-4 and parents

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Registrations for Smart Start Basketball, an introductory basketball program designed to teach young children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball, are now underway through the Muscatine Parks ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Volleyball fundamentals clinic for grades 3 & 4 is scheduled

2018 Fall Youth Volleyball Clinic

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is organizing a Youth Volleyball Clinic for children in the third and fourth grades. The clinic is specifically designed for children who are new to the game of volleyball, using lig...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Fundamentals of basketball clinic set for girls in grades 1-6

2018 Fall Girls Basketball Clinic

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A basketball clinic for girls in the first through sixth grades will be offered by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department this fall with registration now open, Girls Basketball Clinic participants will have the opportuni...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 21 in Riverside Park

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Eighth Annual Muscatine Parks and Recreation Fall Festival will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Riverside Park. Activities will be held inside and surrounding the Pearl City Station on the riverfront.

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