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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Community Walk set for October 7 in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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,...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

2nd Street scheduled to reopen for traffic, parking this weekend

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

KE Flatwork, Inc...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Police investigating two bomb threats made to local Walgreens

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Within the last 24 hours, the Muscatine Walgreens has been victimized by two separate bomb threats. Both times, an unidentified male caller has called the store and told employees that he intends to blow up the store at a specific time.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Council back in chambers September 17 for hybrid session

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

A message from the Muscatine Police on policing of the community

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Police Department is here for you, the citizens of the City of Muscatine, and for the visitors to our community.

After being involved in different community meetings over the summer, it became clear that many membe...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Greenwood Cemetery Walk set for Sept. 27 - rain or shine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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. The Muscatine Parks and ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Muscatine Firefighters, public pause to remember

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A year and three days after 343 firefighters perished in a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Muscatine lost one of its own while battling a house fire in 2002. Firefighter Michael Kruse was remembered with the laying ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2020

3rd and Chestnut intersection closed due to collapsed manhole

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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 ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Muscatine Firefighters step up to the challenge

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

Firefighters Travis Edward...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Wet weather delays work, reopening of 2nd Street

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

KE Flatworks, Inc., and Eastern Iowa Landscaping were schedu...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Council to discuss Trick or Treating in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

The Muscatine City Council will meet in a virtual session at 7 ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Moment of Silence to be observed at Firefighters Memorial Sept. 11

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Fire Department, Muscatine Police Department, and the City of Muscatine join together in inviting area residents to visit the Muscatine Firefighters Memorial on the corner of Fifth and Cedar where a Moment of Sile...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Final Senior Best Ball event of season set for September 30

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will host the final Senior Two-Person Best Shot event of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

Interested golfers may reserve their spot in-person at the Muscatine Municipal Golf C...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Burn Ban is lifted for Muscatine County

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The open burning ban for Muscatine County was lifted effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

Pursuant to Chapter 100.40, State Code of Iowa, and at the request of Brian Wright, representing each fire department having...

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Posted on: September 5, 2020

Registration open for Little Muskies Football

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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. Little Muskies Football will be held on ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Traffic restrictions to affect 2nd and Cedar intersection Sept. 8-11

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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 2nd Street Streetscape Project closes in on ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Burn Ban is in effect for Muscatine County

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

City offices closed for Labor Day; refuse, recycling collection changed

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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. The Muscatine Fire Department and Muscatine Police Department will be staffed but adminis...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Three FEMA projects on agenda for City Council Thursday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

The Muscatine City Council will meet in a virtual ses...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Adolescent anglers can "Go Fish" for prizes this September

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

Participants may cast their lin...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Fall Tee-Ball League registration is underway

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

The program will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday e...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Construction Update: Block of 8th Street to be closed one week

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 200 block of East 8th will be closed to traffic one week for a sewer repair, Roscoe Avenue will be closed from 8th to Maiden Lane for WHSSSP Phase 4C, and a lane restriction begins Monday on the Becky Bridge to repair the l...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Riverfront gas dock closing for the season on September 7

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor Gas Dock will close for the season at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2020, according to the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department.

Regular hours for the remainder of the season ar...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Start date for Park Avenue Conversion Project is pushed back

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Lane restrictions on East 2nd Street from the intersection with Iowa 92 to the intersection of 5th Street and Park Avenue have been removed, for now, according to City of Muscatine Assistant Engineer Pat Lynch.

“Since ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Canine rescued as fire damages Muscatine home Tuesday (Aug. 25)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Muscatine home was extensively damaged by fire Tuesday (August 25) afternoon. No one was at home at the time of the fire but fire personnel were able to successfully rescue a dog that was unable to escape the home.

The Muscati...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Lane restrictions in place as Park Avenue Project begins

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Lane restrictions are in place on East 2nd Street from the intersection with Iowa 92 to the intersection of 5th Street and Park Avenue in preparation for the start of work on the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project. The ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Emergency sewer repair completed on North Houser Street

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The emergency sewer repair in the 2600 block of North Houser Street was completed Monday afternoon according to David Popp, Solid Waste, Collections, and Drainage Manager for the city of Muscatine. Public Works crews were backfilling and restoring pavemen...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Muskie Punt, Pass, and Kick competition set for September 8

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - A Muskie Punt, Pass, and Kick competition will be conducted by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The competition will take place on Diamond 3 inside Kent Stein Park.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Parks and Recreation employment opportunities available

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting dependable, hardworking individuals to fill positions for the fall and winter of 2020/2021. 

A variety of job opportunities are available including:

  • Se...
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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Fall special on slip rates at Muscatine Municipal Harbor

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – 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.

The 2020 Fall Special will...

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