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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    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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    Early morning fire is quickly extinguished by Muscatine Fire crews

    It was a cold start to the morning for members of the Muscatine Fire Department who quickly extinguished a fire in an industrial building today (Jan. 5, 2021). Read on...
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    Long hours for City crews pushing ice and snow from streets, alleys

    Every storm is different and last week’s winter storm was not any different. With over seven inches of snow mixed with sleet, rain, and freezing rain last week’s storm was a difficult one to keep up with. Read on...
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    Mississippi Drive closed tonight (Jan. 4) for snow removal

    The City of Muscatine will close Mississippi Drive to traffic from Linn Street to Mulberry Avenue tonight (Monday, Jan. 4, 2021) for snow removal. Read on...
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    All available city staff at work in snow removal effort

    The first major winter storm of the season swept through Muscatine Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2020) leaving behind 5.8 inches of snow topped with a tenth of an inch of ice making travel and snow removal difficult at best. Read on...
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    Recycling route unfinished due to weather, will be collected Dec. 31

    Route “A” recycling collection was not completed Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2020, due to the truck having a hard time navigating the side streets due to the snow conditions. Read on...
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    City to assist in live Christmas tree recycling again this year

    The City of Muscatine will again assist residents of Muscatine and Fruitland in recycling their live Christmas trees as the Solid Waste Division will be collecting live Christmas trees as part of their yard waste collection service. Read on...
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    Watch where you are throwing that snow ... it could cost you

    Contractors or individuals working to clear sidewalks and driveways of snow and ice accumulations are reminded that depositing snow and ice accumulations upon city streets is a violation of City Ordinance 3-1-7 (D) Dumping of Snow. Read on...
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    MuscaBus switching to snow routes until further notice

    MuscaBus, Muscatine’s Public Transit system, will be switching to snow routes only starting with the 3:30 p.m. run on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Snow routes will be in effect until further notice. Read on...
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    Code Blue program offers help through traumatic events

    When a family or individual experiences a traumatic event such as an unexpected death or house fire, the Muscatine Police Department issues a “Code Blue” or a call for fellow officers to provide assistance to the family or individual. Read on...
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    City geared up and ready as Winter Storm Watch is issued

    A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Muscatine and the surrounding area as a storm that has the potential to drop several inches of snow and the possibility of a glaze of ice moves closer. Read on...
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    Practice safety is using fireworks for New Year's celebration

    The use of consumer fireworks in the celebration of the New Year is limited in the City of Muscatine to 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020, to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021. Read on...
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    City departments to be closed on New Year's Day (January 1, 2021)

    Administrative offices and most departments for the City of Muscatine will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, to allow our employees to welcome in the New Year with their families. Read on...
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    Muscatine EMS staff among first to receive Moderna vaccine

    The first doses of the Moderna vaccine were given out December 23, 2020 at Trinity Muscatine Public Health and UnityPoint Trinity Muscatine Hospital with members of the Muscatine Fire Department among those frontline workers to receive the vaccine. Read on...
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