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Posted on: August 20, 2019

City plans "Make an Offer" sale on Friday, Aug. 23

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine will be holding a “Make an Offer” sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at the former Beach Lumber site, 1030 Hershey Avenue. A collection of unused items including furniture, construction materials, hous...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Last days for fun in the sun at Muscatine Aquatic Center

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Another fun and safe summer is wrapping up and the new school year is just around the corner. The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is adjusting the operating hours for the Muscatine Aquatic Center at Weed Park through t...

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Posted on: August 17, 2019

UPDATED: Block of Musser to be closed August 21 for one week

Traffic Alert

UPDATED STORY:

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A one block stretch of Musser Street, between Grandview Avenue and Wisconsin Street, will be closed for one week starting Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) will be conducting a water line valve r...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Registration for flag football league is underway

2017 Flag Football

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A flag football league for boys and girls is being organized by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. Competition will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, September 3 through October 10, at Kent Stein Park.

Two age...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

City 2019-2020 deer hunt, qualifying shoot scheduled

Deer-Seson

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 2019-2020 deer bow hunting season within the limits of the City of Muscatine will be held Sept. 14, 2019 through Jan. 10, 2020. The hunting season was approved by the Muscatine City Council at its Aug. 15, 2019, meeting.

The City of M...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Sycamore Street to reopen for through traffic

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Sycamore Street will be reopened to through traffic beginning this weekend according to City of Muscatine project managers. KE Flatwork,Inc., has completed work in the Sycamore and East 8th Street intersection and will be moving the barr...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Plenty of mulch available at Compost Site - for FREE

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Compost Site at the Muscatine Transfer Station accumulated several mounds of tree, branch, and yard waste since last fall with that waste has now been grinded down to useful compost. This material is perfect for residents of the City...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Shop with a Cop receives donation from Rockin' on Sycamore

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The Shop with a Cop program sponsored by the Muscatine Police Officers Association received a financial boost Wednesday (August 14) with the presentation of a $15,250 check from the Second Annual “Rockin’ on Sycamore” event held in July. Dr. Brad Bark and...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Police seek public assistance in accident investigation

Police Investigation

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol is seeking the public’s help with the investigation of an accident early Monday (Aug. 12) morning south of Muscatine.

At approximately 4:50 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Emergency Management director earns certificate

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine County Emergency Management Director Brian Wright has successfully completed the Iowa Emergency Management Association course on Emergency Management Program Development (EMPD). The course provides a comprehensive ove...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Houser Hill tiling passes first test as work continues

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Full depth patching has been completed in the southbound lane of North Houser Street with primary contractor Heuer Construction now concentrating on the northbound lane. The closure of North Houser Street (Houser Hill) from Lucas to Hers...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Water and gas are not mixing in gas dock tanks

Muscatine Harbor and Marina Gas Dock May 25, 2018 (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – An inspection of the gas and diesel storage tanks at the City of Muscatine boat harbor and marina, and a test of the gas and diesel being dispensed confirmed that water was not being dispensed with the gas and diesel. The test was perfor...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Coed High School Sand Volleyball Tournament planned Aug. 24

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A competitive sand volleyball tournament for high school students (grades nine through 12) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, on the Weed Park Courts located behind the lagoon just off of the Colorado Street entrance. The tourna...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Skinny's Barbeque, Thompson Trucking receive SBFL funds

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Two local businesses, one currently open and one just weeks away from opening, will have their renovation efforts assisted with a $25,000 Small Business Forgivable Loan (SBFL) provided through the City of Muscatine Department of Communit...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Houser Hill work continues but still lots to do

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The closure of North Houser Street (Lucas to Hershey) is wrapping up its second week, and City of Muscatine project managers remain optimistic that the area known as Houser Hill will be reopened before the start of school.

Work in the Wes...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Work progresses on two major Muscatine street projects

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Concrete was being poured on a three block stretch of 8th Street today (July 26) despite the early morning rain that did not slow down the process and may have helped. Progress is also being made on North Houser Street and the sewer repa...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Work to restore Mississippi Mist is underway

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Staff from the City of Muscatine Department of Parks and Recreation have started the process of removing Mississippi River mud from the Mississippi Mist and the pump house that services the Mist, but that is just the first step in restor...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Ronzheimer retires from U.S. Navy after 20 years of service

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Senior Chief Gary R. Ronzheimer, Jr., served the citizens of the United States as a member of the U.S. Navy for over 20 years. His watch is now over. Senior Chief Ronzheimer, currently a Battalion Chief with the Muscatine Fire Department...

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