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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Simulator Golf League set to begin in February

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Golf Simulator League will begin competition on February 1, 2020, at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. The full swing golf simulator located in the Clubhouse allows competitors to play on a graphically or photogra...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Call-in-to-schedule bulky waste pickup replaces Spring Cleanup Week in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Spring Cleanup Week is no more … at least for the 2020 calendar year. During a presentation to the Muscatine City Council on January 9, Director of the Department of Public Works Brian Stineman and Solid Waste Manage...

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Themes for final three Bingo events are announced

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will round out the winter Bingo program with several exciting themed activity nights featuring classic bingo with music and fun trivia questions in between rounds. All Bingo nights t...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Instructional Baseball Fundamentals program set for February

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Boys in the first through fifth grades will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of baseball through hitting, throwing and fielding as the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Baseball Fundamentals Clinic...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Softball Skills Clinic to be held in February

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The opportunity to learn the fundamentals of softball through hitting, throwing and fielding will be presented during the Softball Skills Clinic offered by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department this February. Trained st...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

BlastBall is back this February for children ages 3-6

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MUSCATINE, Iowa –BlastBall, a fun and exciting version of tee-ball for boys and girls ages three through six, will be offered in February by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department.

BlastBall is designed to introduce children to baseball an...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

MUSCOM implements dispatch system to better serve citizens

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A new medical protocol system has been implemented by the Muscatine County Joint Communications Center (MUSCOM) that will enable dispatchers to accurately assess each emergency situation and send the best possible response.

The Medical Pr...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

City will continue to monitor Miller's Hill for movement

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine will continue to monitor the area known as Miller’s Hill (Fletcher Avenue) with no plans at the present to reopen Fletcher Avenue to traffic. The section of Fletcher Avenue running up the area kn...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Four-way stop to be installed at Main and Hershey January 14

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Crews from the City of Muscatine and Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) will be placing the stop lights at Hershey & Main into "red flash" mode while also installing all-way stop signs Tuesday (Jan. 14) morning. This...

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Posted on: January 12, 2020

Three exhibitions bring voices of women to the forefront

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote will be celebrated in 2020 with the Muscatine Art Center hosting three exhibitions that bring women’s voices to the forefront. All three exhib...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

"Stepping into Spring" challenge for Muscatine Walking Club

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Members of the Muscatine Walking Club are ringing in the New Year with a new steps challenge. This growing club of over 1,000 members will set their sights on walking 2,020 miles by the first day of spring.

The “Stepping into Spring” chal...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Muscatine man arrested following fight investigation

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Muscatine man has been arrested by Muscatine Police following an investigation into a fight between two adult males that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in the Riverside Park parking lot.

Officers responde...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Winter returns with heavy snow expected in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A wind advisory is in effect for Thursday (Jan. 9) and precedes what could be a significant winter weather weekend for the Muscatine area. Current forecast calls for rain changing to snow on Friday with the potential for a glaze of ice i...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Underground work for roundabout may wrap up next week

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Underground work was well underway this week in preparation for the construction of the roundabout at the 2nd Street and Mulberry Avenue intersection in Muscatine.

A detour went into effect Monday (Jan. 6) with Mulberry Avenue c...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Chinese orchestra, opera to perform in Muscatine January 30

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – For the fifth consecutive year, Muscatine will be among just a handful of communities throughout the United States that will mark the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year with performances from three renowned groups from C...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Regional artist Dan Rohde to be featured at Art Center

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MUSCATINE, IOWA - The Muscatine Art Center will host an exhibit of regional artist Dan Rohde entitled A Visual Arts Retrospective January 11 through March 8, 2020, in the historic Musser-McColm mansion.

“Though it is impossible for me to see my ar...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Portion of Blaine Street to be closed for one week

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Blaine Street will be closed to traffic starting Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 4th Avenue to Isett Avenue (north side of Oak Park) due to construction of public infrastructure along the north side of the street. The closure is...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Detour in effect for Roundabout Construction Project

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Mulberry Avenue is now closed between the #1 alley and 2nd Street with the closure expected to move up to 3rd Street Tuesday (Jan. 7) or Wednesday (Jan. 8). The traffic detour for the construction of the roundabout at 2nd Street and Mulb...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Lane restrictions begin Monday at 2nd and Mulberry

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Lane restrictions will be in place starting Monday, January 6, 2020, at the intersection of 2nd Street and Mulberry Avenue as work begins to construct a roundabout at that location.

Heuer Construction has informed city project managers th...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Mayor Dick O'Brien passes away on New Years Day

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Mayor Dick O’Brien, one of the biggest supporters of and cheerleader for Muscatine, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The longest serving mayor in Muscatine history will always be remembered as ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Compost Facility to close for season on January 5, 2020

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The Compost Facility at the Muscatine Transfer Station will close for the season at 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The Compost Facility is closed today (Thursday, Jan. 2), will be open 12-6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, an...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Police seek public assistance in fight investigation

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine Police officers are asking the public for assistance in their investigation of a fight between two adult males Tuesday morning in the Riverside Park parking lot.

Officers from the Muscatine Police Department came upon a fight in...

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