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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Family displaced as fire damages mobile home Tuesday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Quick response by the Muscatine Fire Department contained a fire in a mobile home to a bedroom Tuesday (Aug. 16) with one occupant of the residence treated at the scene and released.

The Muscatine Joint Communications Center (MUS...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

City Deer Hunt schedule set; informational meeting August 22

Bow Hunting Deer

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 2022-2023 deer bow hunting season within the limits of the City of Muscatine will be held Sept. 17, 2022, through Jan. 10, 2023. The hunting season was approved by the Muscatine City Council on August 4, 2022. 

The City of Mu...

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Posted on: August 13, 2022

Aquatic Center adjusts hours for remainder of season

Muscatine Aquatic Center

The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is wrapping up yet another fun and safe summer with the Muscatine Aquatic Center adjusting operating hours in August and September to accommodate for staffing shortages leading up to the new school year.&n...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Block of Logan to be closed to through traffic starting August 15

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Logan Street will be closed to through traffic between Lucas and Climer streets starting Monday (Aug. 15) according to the Department of Public Works. 

West Hill Sanitary & Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSSSP) work has mo...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Riverside Park parking restrictions begin Monday (August 15)

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Up to 15 parking spots located along the north side of the parking strip east of the Papoose Creek Lift Station will be unavailable for public parking from August 15, 2022, through at least September 4, 2022. 

The area will be used as a laydown ar...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

City closes Musser Skate Park indefinitely due to vandalism

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Musser Skate Park has been closed to the public until further notice following the discovery of vandalism inside the park by Muscatine Parks and Recreation staff Friday morning. 

Cinder blocks were concreted to the interior of th...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Four recruits begin training at Muscatine Fire Academy

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Four candidates have started training at the Muscatine Fire Academy in preparation for becoming members of the Muscatine Fire Department. The Muscatine Fire Academy is being conducted at Station 2 under the guidance of Lt. Andrew McSorle...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Two family friendly events at Muscatine Art Center in August

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The days of summer have moved to August with the day that teachers and students head back-to-school is just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy some family fun this summer. The Muscatine Art Center is sponsoring...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Lucas closed West 8th to West 4th starting Wednesday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Lucas Street will be closed to traffic from West 8th to just past Main Street starting Wednesday morning, and travelers can expect Logan Street to be closed from Lucas to Climer within the next week or two according to the Muscatine Depa...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

City awarded $2 million RAISE grant for Isett-Cypress study

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine was awarded a $2 million grant to support planning for the Developing Connection: Isett Avenue and Cypress Street Reconstruction project. The award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) was announced by...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Public meetings set to discuss Neighborhood Grants program

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine has announced the establishment of the Grandview Neighborhood Grant Program. The goal of the program is to promote neighborhood activities and other projects that build on community pride and connection in the south...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Construction Update: 700 block of Climer closed for repaving

Underground work on Climer Street at High Street intersection (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 700 block of Climer Street will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday as pavement restoration begins from the alley at 700 Climer to just past the High Street intersection. No parking signs were put out Friday morning ahead of th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Police seek public help after Madison School vandalized

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for vandalizing Madison School. 

The Muscatine Police Department and Muscatine Fire Department responded to ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Police respond to report of shots fired on August 3

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine Police Department responded to a report of gun shots fired in the 1300 block of Oak Street at approximately 11:35 p.m. Wednesday (August 3). A residence in this area was struck by gun fire but there were no reported injurie...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Ripperger is promoted to Fire Lieutenant

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A third generation firefighter will be promoted to Fire Lieutenant by the Muscatine Fire Department Thursday. Spencer Ripperger, a six-year veteran of the MFD, will be officially installed as a Fire Lieutenant during a ceremony ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific on Council agenda

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The possibility of a railroad overpass on Dick Drake Way is one of the items to be discussed when the Council meets in regular session Thursday (August 4) in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Musc...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Veteran educator joins Musser Library as Children's Librarian

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – You may recognize him from his MPL-TV/Channel 5 program “Mr. Taylor, Songs and Stories,” but now you can see him in person at the Musser Public Library (MPL) & HNI Community Center.

Emerson Taylor has joined the library staff as a Chi...

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