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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Good things are happening in Muscatine photo contest

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Good things are happening in Muscatine, and the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is ready to celebrate.

Citizens of Muscatine are encouraged to enter the virtual Good Things are Happening in Muscatine photo con...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Muscatine assigned Aa2 bond rating by Moody's

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine was assigned an Aa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service Thursday based on the city’s stable, moderately-sized tax base, a trend of positive financial operations, and improving reserve...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Cedar, Houser intersection to be closed three weeks

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The intersection of Cedar and Houser Streets will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, March 30, as the City of Muscatine Full Depth Patching Project resumes with work to remove and restore the pavement in the intersectio...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Public Safety Building is closed to general public

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Public Safety Building (PSB) is now closed to the general public according to officials with the City of Muscatine. If a citizen comes to the PSB they will need to push the intercom button located at the front doo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Compost Facility stickers will be mailed out upon verification

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MUSCATINE – Iowa – The Muscatine Transfer Station will mail out Compost stickers to residents of Muscatine and Fruitland who do not currently have one according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. The Compost ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Virtual Recreation Resource Center is unveiled

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A change of pace and routine will not dampen the fun in Muscatine. A Virtual Recreation Resource Center was unveiled Wednesday (March 25, 2020) on the Muscatine Parks and Recreation page of the City website with over 3...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Temporary changes to parking rules in Downtown Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine will temporarily suspend certain parking ordinances in order to maintain convenient customer parking for the businesses that are still open, including those food establishments doing take-out orders.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Environmental Lab donates PPE's to local health providers

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Masks and gloves are two items that the environmental laboratory at the Water and Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) need on a daily basis but when the first whispers of a potential virus spread appeared, the City of Muscatine f...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Muscatine closes public playground equipment to public

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Public playground equipment will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and continuing through Thursday, April 16, 2020, according to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department.

Muscatine Parks an...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mississippi River to crest Wednesday but could go up again

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Mississippi River reached minor flood stage Monday (March 23) and is forecasted to top out at 16.7 feet Wednesday (March 25) as the snowmelt runoff moves down the river according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Streetscape project begins in April; public meeting cancelled

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Work will begin on April 13, weather permitting, on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project according to City of Muscatine project managers. A public information meeting was planned for Wednesday (March 25) but that meeting was canc...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Water is safe but wipes clog pipes - Iowa DNR

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources who are providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to pro...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Compost Facility open to those with city stickers on March 25

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MUSCATINE – Iowa - The Compost Facility will open for the season at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine, but there will be limitations imposed through the middle of April.

Only re...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Transfer Station scale office closed to public

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The scale office at the City of Muscatine Transfer Station will be closed to the public starting at 11 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020, according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. The scale office will ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City to close City Hall to public starting March 22

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City of Muscatine COVID-19 Update Page

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine will be closing public access to all city owned buildings, including City Hall, starting Monday, March 23, 2020. The City will, however, continue to provide all servic...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Temporary changes made at Police Department

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – In response to COVID-19, the Muscatine Police Department is making some temporary changes to their operations in an effort to keep team members healthy and continue to provide critical public safety services.

“We want ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Council to conduct business with audio conference call

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will meet on Thursday, March 19, 2020, but it will not be in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall. Instead, the Council will conduct its business meeting through a conference call.

“Th...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Consider donating PPE to assist in COVID-19 response

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Businesses and organizations are urged to donate personal protective equipment, or PPE, by contacting their local public health department and the county emergency management agency.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encoura...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Musser Library closed to public through April 12

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – At the Musser Public Library we value our role as a community resource serving as a gateway to life-long learning, offering a diverse spectrum of innovative services, materials, and programming. During the coming days, library ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Changes to Parks and Recreation services is announced

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patrons. Following the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), modifications to ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Muscatine Mayor urges calm in COVID-19 outbreak

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine is working with local, state, and federal partners to keep our community informed about COVID-19, or coronavirus.  Please be assured that we are doing all that we can to respond to this pandemic i...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Emergency declaration (PDF)

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DES MOINES -  Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today. 

It takes significant steps to require...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Art Center to be closed to public for four weeks

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Art Center announced Monday that the facility will be closed to the public for the next four weeks starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

“Out of our care and concern for our visitors, staff, volunteers and Bo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Flood Preparation: What to do before, during, and after a flood

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Tips on what to do before, during, and after a flood.

Before a flood

  • Find out if you live in a flood-prone area from your local emergency management office.
  • Learn flood warning signs and your community alert signals.
  • Request information from...
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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Musser Library programs cancelled until further notice

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center will be cancelling all children, family, and adult programs until further notice starting Monday (March 16, 2020) according to Pam Collins, Director of the Musser Public Librar...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Street closures begin Monday on Iowa Avenue, 9th Street

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Phase 4C of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSSSP) is set to begin on March 16. The first stage of Phase 4C will close Iowa Avenue from 8th to 10th Street and 9th Street from Sycamore to Chestnut St...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Muscatine Schools communication on COVID-19 procedures

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MUSCATINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Parent Communication Regarding COVID-19 Procedures Updated: March 12, 2020; 11:20 a.m.

The messaging from the health professionals is to expect more infections of the coronavirus over the next few weeks. Certainly, looki...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Flood Preparation: Making a plan & what to pack

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - No one likes to think about having to leave their home because of flooding. Yet, with the high possibility of flooding occurring in Iowa this spring, you must be ready to evacuate if necessary. Here are some things you can do to get read...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Compost Facility opens for the season on March 25

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MUSCATINE The Compost Facility will open for the season at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine., Iowa –The site is located at the Muscatine Transfer Station, 1000 S. Houser St., ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Flood Preparation: Do you need flood insurance?

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The National Weather Service is estimating that the Mississippi River could reach flood stage sometime between March 15 and March 25, 2020. The Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all residents not to de...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Annual Greenwood Cemetery cleanup is underway

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The annual spring cleanup of Muscatine Greenwood Cemetery is underway with all grave decorations needing to be removed by Friday, March 15, 2020, according to cemetery staff. Remaining grave decorations will be removed...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Wanted: Ugly bridesmaid dresses for June exhibition

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The exhibition “Till Death: Wedding and Mourning Traditions” will open this June and the Muscatine Art Center is seeking “ugly bridesmaid dresses” and digital photographs of women wearing ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

Roundabout project keeps digging along

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Mulberry Avenue-2nd Street Roundabout Project remains on schedule or a little ahead of schedule thanks to a warmer and drier winter with underground work tentatively scheduled to be completed in the next two weeks.

The contr...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

2nd Street project public information meeting set for March 25

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A public information meeting on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at Musser Public Library. All residents, building owners, and business owners in the six-block long area of th...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Public Hearing on FY 2020-2021 City budget set for March 19

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The second of two public hearings on the proposed City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget will take place during the March 19 City Council meeting. The first public hearing on the maximum property tax dollars for certain...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Time to change clocks and change smoke detector batteries

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020, as Iowans “spring” forward and move their clocks up one hour. The Muscatine Fire Department reminds residents that this is also a good time ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Registration for summer tee-ball league is underway

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – All five- and six-year-olds in Muscatine are invited to register for the 2020 Tee-Ball program that will be held this summer in Muscatine.

The Tee-Ball program, sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

City golf course opens for the season on March 4

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MUSCATINE, Iowa  Pull the bag out of the closet and dust off those clubs for the 2020 golf season opens Wednesday (March 4) at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course with tee times starting at 10 a.m. The season will begin on a w...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Art Center to host several free Creative Sessions in 2020

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Art Center will present a series of free creative sessions this year in collaboration with Living Proof Exhibit.

Living Proof Exhibit is a non-profit that provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to cancer pat...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Opportunities to help determine Muscatine's future available

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – City of Muscatine residents who would like to become part of the decision making process in the future of Muscatine are urged to submit an application for a position on one of the City boards and commissions starting July 1, 20...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Roundabout work continues; two more projects set to resume work

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Underground work for the Mulberry Avenue-2nd Street Roundabout Project is continuing with weather conditions currently favorable and expected to remain favorable into the Spring season.

A new sanitary sewer has been installed in...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Lane restrictions return in March to North Houser Street

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Work on the West Side Trail will resume on Monday, March 2, 2020, with lane restrictions implemented during construction work hours. Two-way traffic will be maintained but lanes will be restricted and parking will not be permit...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Recycled asphalt "cooked" into "new" hot mix for small street repairs

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Roadway Maintenance Division of the Department of Public Works (DPW) has a new tool in their arsenal to combat the numerous small street repair issues (pot holes, etc.) that are exposed every winter, a tool that that create...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Spring will be full of fun activities at the Muscatine Art Center

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Spring is in the air at the Muscatine Art Center, and the season will be chocked full of fun. In addition to Mini Masters for the youngest learners and Kids’ Saturday Workshops for school-aged children, a variety of free spring...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Property Tax Rate unchanged in proposed City budget

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The property tax rate for the City of Muscatine will remain unchanged for the ninth consecutive year according to the proposed 2020/2021 budget overview presented to the Muscatine City Council Thursday night. That is good news ...

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