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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Police seek information following Octobe4 16 hit-and-run accident

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a hit-and-run vehicle and driver that struck a 91-year-old female on Friday, October 16, 2020. 

 

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Registration open for 2020 Turkey Trot Run (Walk)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 21, 2020, as the Thanksgiving holiday gobbles its way to a running (or walking) start with the 2020 Muscatine Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. The event ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Maintenance issue forces Library to close early Tuesday (Oct. 20)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, due to an unexpected maintenance issue. The library will resume normal hours on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

 

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Mini Pitch ready for play; fund set up to add Muscatine flag to center circle

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The new Mini-Pitch playing field adjacent to the Skate Park in Musser Park has seen plenty of action in the few short weeks that it has been opened, with all reviews pointing to an excellent addition to available outdoor recreat...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Scarecrows and Jack-o-Lanterns bring Fall fun to Muscatine Art Center grounds

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Following fall tradition, many local residents are busy creating scarecrows and Jack-o-Lanterns to decorate their own homes for the Halloween season. But there are others in the Muscatine area who are busy shaping their works of...

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Posted on: October 18, 2020

Girls instructional basketball program scheduled for this Fall

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Girls will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball through ball handling, shooting, and defensive techniques during the Girls Basketball Clinic that will be held this fall sponsored by the Muscatine Parks an...

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Posted on: October 17, 2020

Introductory basketball program available for toddlers, parents

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Smart Start Basketball is an introductory basketball program designed to teach young children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball. With help from their parents, participants will have the opportunity to...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Youth volleyball clinic returns for Fall 2020

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is organizing a Youth Volleyball Clinic that will be held on Sunday evenings, October 25 through November 15, in the Central Middle School Gymnasium. 

 

The Youth Vol...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Watch for lane restrictions on Mississippi Drive October 20, 22

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) Communications Department will be restricting traffic on Mississippi Drive from Ash to Broadway streets today (Oct. 15, 2020), and will continue the lane restrictions for the work during the n...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Delayed pavement maintenance programs begin October 19

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Full depth patching on Cedar Street and replacement of the asphalt pavement on a portion of Leroy Street are scheduled to begin next week according to the City of Muscatine Public Works Department.

 

The 2020 Full Depth P...

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Posted on: October 15, 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.&n...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Two public hearings on council agenda for October 15

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings and asked to approve the sale of the former Musser Public Library Building on Iowa Avenue when they meet in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall Thursd...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Lane restrictions set for Mississippi Drive October 15, 20

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Power and Water (MPW) Communications Department will be working in the area of Mississippi Drive from Ash to Broadway streets during the day on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, and during the night on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 202...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

"Muscatine and the Civil War: Letters Home" film premieres October 23

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - A series of short films will introduce local residents to Muscatine Civil War soldier Daniel Parvin letters to home written from 1861 when he enrolled through his recovery from a gruesome battle injury in 1864.

 

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Muscatine Harbor Gas Dock closing for season October 16

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Municipal Boat Harbor Gas Dock will close for the season on Friday, October 16, 2020. Appointments will continue to be taken by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department office on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

State utility disruption program extended to Iowa families

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced Friday (Oct. 9) the launch of the new Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program wi...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Parks and Recreation to sponsor 10th Annual Fall Festival

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 10th Annual Muscatine Parks and Recreation Fall Festival will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, and the community is invited to take part in all the activities that will be held in the main corridors at the M...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Restoration of Riverside Park sea wall underway

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RIVERSIDE PARK SEA WALL RESTORATION PHOTO GALLERY

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Mighty Mississippi River flowed through Muscatine at near historic levels in 2019 and remained above flood stage for a record 99 consecutive days. As the waters receded, the d...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Canadian Pacific cancels Holiday Train for 2020

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will not be rolling through Muscatine this year, nor will it be rolling through any communities during the 2020 holiday season. The arrival of the Holiday Train, which would have made a st...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Expect lane restrictions on Mississippi Drive October 5-11

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Lane restrictions for the eastbound lane of Mississippi Drive can be expected this week, including Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 10-11), as the contractor for Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) pulls the 69kV cable through the underg...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Muscatine police officers recognized for life saving efforts

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A fifth Muscatine Police Officer was recognized for his life saving efforts during the Thursday (October 1) City Council meeting. Officer Casey Jensen was presented the Life Saving Award by Mayor Diana Broderson, and is now the ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Fall leaf collection schedule, map is released by Public Works

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Leaves will begin to fall in earnest later this month with the Department of Public Works releasing the 2020 Fall Leaf Pickup schedule. Leaf vacuum trucks will hit the streets of Muscatine starting on Monday, Oct. 19, in Zone 7 (see map)...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Light the night October 3 to honor fallen firefighters

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Every October, a grateful Nation honors its fallen fire service heroes at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park, located on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The National Fallen Firefighte...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Golf for a good cause at the 2020 Parks & Recreation Chili Open

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Golfers of all abilities are invited to come out to the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course on October 25 and join in the fun during the 2020 Chili Open. Proceeds from the Chili Open benefit Muscatine Parks and Recreation youth spor...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

High priority street projects on Council agenda for October 1

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will be asked to approve two “high priority” street projects during their October 1 meeting in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall. The Council, Mayor, and those with items on the agenda will meet in Ch...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Muscatine Fire Department ladders pass annual test

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The aerial ladder truck and the ground ladders used by the Muscatine Fire Department (MFD) are required to be tested annually according to the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes & Standards.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Muscatine Police selected for ABLE program national rollout

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine Police Department has been accepted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project. The project is Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agenc...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Riverside Park restrooms to be temporarily closed

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The public restrooms in Riverside Park near the playground at Pearl City Station will be closed starting Wednesday, Sept. 30, by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department for improvements to the surrounding concrete.&nbs...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

2nd and Mulberry Roundabout traffic restrictions begin September 30

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Traffic restrictions will be in effect starting Wednesday, Sept. 30, for the East 2nd Street and Mulberry Avenue roundabout. The restrictions will be in place as modifications are made to the medians in two of the four...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

East 4th to be closed at Park Avenue through October 2

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Heuer Construction, Inc., will be closing East 4th Street at Park Avenue starting Tuesday, Sept. 29, to complete full depth patching at the location. Local traffic only will be allowed on East 4th Street from Begg Street east to the inte...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Detour for MuscaBus Yellow Route is now in effect

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A change to the MuscaBus Yellow Route was announced by City of Muscatine Public Transit due to the construction at the intersection of West 8th and Broadway as part of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (W...

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