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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    Broadway and 8th intersection to be closed for construction

    The intersection of Broadway and West 8th streets will be closed to traffic starting Monday, September 28, and with it will be a change in the detour route for Phase 4C of the West Hill Sanitary & Storm Sewer Separation Project. Read on...
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    Treasure hunt on Muscatine trails offers family fun and adventure

    Muscatine trail trekkers will race against the clock to follow a long-lost pirate’s map and cryptic clues in a great hunt for treasure. Read on...
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    Great time to play more golf with discounted green fees for Fall

    Reduced rates for golfers are now in effect at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course with an expanded program through the rest of the year. Read on...
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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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    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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