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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Muscatine Police, school officials joint statement on Texas tragedy

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine Community School District released the following statement today (May 25) in regards to the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, and the current safety efforts for Muscatine school student...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

No curbside collections on Monday; city offices closed for holiday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Most City of Muscatine departments will have the day off on Monday (May 30) as the nation pauses and reflects on Memorial Day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. 

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Muscatine Harbor Gas Dock opens for the season Friday (May 27)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa –The Gas Dock, located on the Muscatine riverfront in the channel just upriver from the Muscatine Boat Harbor, will begin serving customers at 5 p.m. Friday (May 27), weather permitting, according to the Muscatine Parks and Recrea...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Memorial donation to help spread safe swimming message

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Swimming at Weed Park has been a summer’s tradition in Muscatine for decades. Generations of youth and adults alike have learned the lifelong skill of swimming at the Muscatine Aquatic Center and in years past at the original We...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Historic Preservation seeking applicants for board member

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Historic Preservation Commission is looking for a resident of the City of Muscatine to fulfill the term of a member who has resigned and help safeguard Muscatine’s historical features. All candidates will be considered equally based ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Muscatine Aquatic Center set to open for season on May 28

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine Parks and Recreation staff have been working hard to prepare the Muscatine Aquatic Center to open its gates for the 2022 swim season. Parks Maintenance staff and Lifeguards have spent the last several days filling the ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

City Administrator's April report of City activity available

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The monthly City Administrator Report to the City Council and Citizens of Muscatine is now available highlighting the many accomplishments by the departments of the City of Muscatine during the month of April. 

The City Administr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Making a splash - Mississippi Mist cascading jets of summer fun

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The riverboat smokestack-themed jets of the Mississippi Mist interactive fountain cascaded for the first time this summer, bringing back to life one of the featured activities on the Muscatine riverfront. 

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Summer Bonus - Muscatine students can ride MuscaBus for free

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - When school is out for the summer, Muscatine kindergarten through 12th grade students can ride MuscaBus ROUTE buses free. That's right ... no charge ... no dinero ... absolutely free. Free rides begin on Friday, May 27, and end on Wednes...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Havlicek series on Iowa's seasonal changes on exhibit at Art Center

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Selections from the series “The Sanctuary of the Sun: Seasons and Time” will be on exhibit in the historic house at the Muscatine Art Center June 2 through September 11, 2022.

The artist William Havlicek describes his series as “a poetic ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Moody's assigns City Aa2 rating; bond sale is completed

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine was assigned an Aa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service based on the city’s stable population trends, a growing tax base, stable financial operations, and healthy reserves. The rating is for the $6.19 million Gene...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Final reading on three proposed ordinances on May 19 Council agenda

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The final readings of three proposed ordinances are on the agenda for the Thursday (May 19) Muscatine City Council meeting along with a resolution approving the issuance of General Obligation Bonds. 

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Diverse stories of children contained in photos of Art Center exhibit

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Come explore the lives of children from all different kinds of circumstances through the exhibition, “Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison,” at the Muscatine Art Center. This revealing series of photographs shares...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Update: Houser Street work will continue for next 2-3 weeks

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Full depth patching continues on Houser Street with work also scheduled to begin on Frontage Road Tuesday (May 17) according to the Muscatine Department of Public Works.

 

Work on Houser Street will continue for...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bike Rodeo, Family Bike Ride planned for May 19 at Soccer Complex

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department and the Melon City Bike Club invite the community to join in on the fun at the Melon City Bike Rodeo and Family Trail Ride from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, weather permitting.&...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Four presentations on Council In-Depth agenda for Thursday

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Four presentations will be given to members of the Muscatine City Council during their May In-Depth Meeting Thursday (May 12) in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Muscatine, Iowa.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Traffic Alert: East 5th Street closure begins Thursday (May 12)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) have been hard at work this week repairing soft spots on Robin Road, and that work will shift to East 5th Street on Thursday.

 

The 2021-2022 Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay Project...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Full Depth Patching continues on Houser; Frontage Road next

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Full depth patching is wrapping up on Houser Street with the action moving to Frontage Road on Friday according to the Muscatine Department of Public Works.

 

The 2021-2022 Full-Depth Patching Project had a late...

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