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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Compost Facility opening for season on March 13

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MUSCATINE – Iowa - The Compost Facility will be opening on weekends starting March 13 according to David Popp, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Muscatine. The facility will be open 12-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in March.

 

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Lane restrictions to continue at East 2nd and Cypress intersection

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Lane restrictions will continue next week at the intersection of East 2nd and Cypress as Tri-City Electric completes the installation of the new traffic signals as part of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Annual Easter Egg Hunt set for March 27 inside Weed Park

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to the 2021 Easter Egg Hunt that will be held from 10-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, in the upper loop of Weed Park in Muscatine.

 

Families att...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Registration underway for summer Tee-Ball program

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – All five- and six-year-olds are invited to register for the 2021 Tee-Ball program this summer in Muscatine sponsored by the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department. The Tee-Ball program is designed to teach the fundamentals of...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

First public hearing on 2021-2022 City budget to be held March 4

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings during its Thursday (March 4, 2021) regular session including the first of two that concern the Fiscal Year 2021/2022 City of Muscatine budget.

 

The M...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

It is meteorological spring - time to prepare for storms

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - With the Meteorological spring upon us, the Muscatine County Emergency Management Agency wants to remind those in the county to start preparing for severe storms. On average, Muscatine County residents can experience thunderstor...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Parks & Recreation seasonal job fair scheduled for March 20

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department will host a seasonal job fair on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. The Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

The Mu...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Permits for Muscatine Dog Park now available through Parks & Recreation

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Humans can spoil their pup pals for the rest of the year with an annual permit to the Muscatine Dog Park. Excitable dogs will love running and tussling with new friends while timid or older dogs may enjoy playing with ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Art Center reaccreditation process is nearly complete

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – For the last several years, the Muscatine Art Center staff and Board of Trustees have been at work preparing for reaccreditation review by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Now, the organization is preparing for the next ...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Park Avenue Project lane restrictions return starting March 2

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project resumes next week with lane restrictions at the intersection of East 2nd and Cypress as the masts for the new traffic signals are put into place. The lane restrictions wil...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

MORC featured in organics recycling magazine

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IN THE NEWS: Industry publication picks up on the Muscatine Organic Recycling Center (MORC) that begins the process of turning food waste into energy.

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Golf lessons are available at Municipal Golf Couse

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is offering golf lessons and club fittings throughout the 2021 winter season on our TruGolf Simulator.

 

Whether you have played golf before, or are new and never played golf, we can take c...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Pothole season begins as snow melts away in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – As winters’ cold transitions into the warmth of spring and the accumulated snowfall melts away, an annually occurring danger to vehicles is revealed and making itself known in our journey through Muscatine.

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Muscatine Art Center to be closed to public until March 2

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Art Center will be closed to the public through Monday, March 1, 2021. Out of an abundance of caution, the Art Center is closing due to COVID exposure and the need to quarantine. The center will reopen to...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Get ready for the season with winter Muni Golf Course offerings

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The staff at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course is ready for the snow and cold of winter to melt away into spring, so they can help you become golf-ready for the upcoming season.  The Municipal Golf Course PGA Professi...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Ready for some golf? Get your season pass today

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Season passes for the 2021 season at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course are on sale now in the Clubhouse at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Payment plans are available during the months of March, April, and May. 

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Monthly report offered to keep citizens up to date

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A new tool is available now for residents of the City of Muscatine who would like to know more about what each department has accomplished on a monthly a basis.

 

The City Administrator’s Monthly Report is intended to pro...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 20, 2021

MCPH continues vaccine distribution to targeted population

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine County Public Health Department (MCPH) is working with local doctor offices and local pharmacies to distribute the vaccine to the county for target populations aged 65 and older. There have been very limited doses ...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Public Hearing on Property Tax Dollars set for March 4

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The first of two public hearings on the proposed City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget will take place during the March 4 City Council meeting. The public hearing on the maximum property tax dollars for certai...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Breakdown delays completion of Feb. 18 recycling collection

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, as the auto arm on the recycle truck broke down with approximately 30 stops remaining. These stops will be collected on Frid...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Five public hearings on agenda for Council February 18

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The final Muscatine City Council meeting of February will be a busy one with five public hearings scheduled as part of a full agenda of action items for the Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) regular session.

 

Three of t...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Recycling collection unfinished Tuesday (Feb. 16)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Route “B” recycling collection was not completed Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, due to mechanical problems with the truck. Ripley Trailer Park’s recycling was the only area not picked up but will...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

City offices closed Monday (Feb. 15); refuse collection changed

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Administrative offices of the City of Muscatine and most departments will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, for President’s Day. City administrative offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Proposed project aims to help Grandview Avenue neighborhoods

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Riverbend Neighbors group will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 15, 2021) in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall to hear about a potential project that would benefit neighborhoods along the Gra...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Help keep fire hydrants clear of snow and ice accumulations

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Snow has covered the Muscatine area landscape since December 29, 2020, and more snow is on the way. While the main concern about the nearly three-feet of snow we have received this winter is the clearing of streets, alleys, side...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Indian trail stone marker returned to the riverfront

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(See entire blog post at http://bit.ly/3d49VSg)

Article provided by Rick Bierman)

 

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A stone Indian trail marker is, once again, on display at Muscatine’s Riverside Park. The memorial was placed during t...

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Blog Post Muscatine News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Council to review proposed change to City Code

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will hear about a proposed change on how City Code regulates nuisance vehicles and receive an update on the Muscatine Organic Recycling Center during its Thursday (Feb. 11, 2021) in-depth session.

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Part-time, full-time positions are available with the City

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The City of Muscatine has several part time employment opportunities available including a part-time dispatcher for the Transit Division, a part-time Custodian II, and many opportunities for seasonal positions with the Parks and...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Muscatine man apprehended after two week search

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Muscatine man wanted on charges related to a shots fired incident in January has been arrested. 

 

Officers of the Muscatine Police Department responded to 1713 Earl Avenue, Apartment C, Monday (Feb. 8, 2021) i...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City seeking member for Zoning Board of Adjustment

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Zoning Board of Adjustment has an opening in their membership which needs to be filled as soon as possible. Interested individuals are asked to complete an application (printable | fillable) and e...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City seeks member for Planning & Zoning Commission

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Planning & Zoning Commission has an opening in their membership which needs to be filled as soon as possible. Interested individuals are asked to complete an applications and either email the form to t...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Dangerous conditions expected Thursday (Feb. 4) afternoon, evening

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Winter Storm Warning for Muscatine and the surrounding around area went into effect at 9 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021) and will continue through 6 a.m. Friday (Feb. 5, 2021). However, the effects of this latest winter storm may...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Time to schedule your spring ball season at Kent Stein Park

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – When the snow melts away, Kent Stein Park will be open for play. The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite any group, organization, association or team that would like to be included on the 2021 Kent Ste...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Council to conduct two public hearings Thursdays (Feb. 4)

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will conduct two public hearings as they work through a rather light agenda for the first regular meeting of February on Thursday (Feb. 4, 2021). 

 

Council members continue t...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Tier 1B vaccine distribution underway in Muscatine County

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine County Public Health (MCPH) Department’s phase1B vaccination plan is based on an extremely limited allocation of vaccines. Plans are subject to change based on vaccines assigned and received.

 

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

The "Great Cover Up" on display at Muscatine Art Center

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - Quilts tell colorful stories, stories that are deeper than the wadding they contain, and deeper than a pile of covers layered upon a bed on a cold winters night. Not so long ago, quilts were considered among the most elaborate a...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Grandparents scam appears again in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Police Department continues to receive calls concerning a scam that targets older citizens and usually involves a request for money. A recent intended target went so far as to withdraw the requested funds...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Two part-time positions available with Fire Department

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MUSCATINE, Iowa - The City of Muscatine has several part time employment opportunities available including Office Coordinator with the Muscatine Fire Department, an Ambulance Assistant with the Muscatine Fire Department, and many opportunities fo...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

No city property tax increase planned for FY21-22 City budget

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The property tax rate for the City of Muscatine will remain unchanged for the 10th consecutive year according to the proposed 2021/2022 budget overview presented to the Muscatine City Council Thursday night. In the age...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Budget season begins in Muscatine with hybrid sessions planned

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The final pieces to the puzzle of the City of Muscatine Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget were being put together Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2021) afternoon in preparation for the start of “Budget Season” Thurs...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Three men charged after investigation of shots fired

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Three men have been charged following a report of gunshots being fired in the 1200 block of Nebraska Street on January 10, 2021.

 

Muscatine Police Department officers responded to the 1200 block of Nebraska Street on Jan...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Brine makes a difference in snow removal operations

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The battle to contain and remove the accumulated snowfall from the latest winter storm continues in Muscatine with unofficial reports that the area received 8.6-inches of snow through midday Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2021).

 

“It...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Municipal Golf Couse to host Simulator League this winter

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine Municipal Golf Course will host a Golf Simulator League on its indoor golf simulator inside the Clubhouse starting this February. This two-person scramble league will offer golfers the ability to play a new match-u...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Tuesday recycling collection postponed; no change to refuse collection

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Republic Services has announced that it will suspend recycling collection on Tuesday (January 26, 2021), but the City of Muscatine has indicated that there will not be a delay in refuse collection due to the weather.

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

No snow emergency yet; public assistance is urged

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine may not be declaring a snow emergency at this time but residents are urged to take advantage of the protocols that are part of that plan to assist City crews already at work dealing with the incoming winter...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Letts man charged with two counts of attempted murder

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Letts, Iowa, man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following a stabbing incident at a Muscatine business Saturday.

 

Muscatine Police Department officers responded to the report of a disturbance at He...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Public asked to park off-street next week as winter storm closes in

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Muscatine and the surrounding area as a storm that is expected to drop six- to 12-inches of heavy wet snow Monday and Tuesday approaches.

 

The National Weather Service...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Parks and Rec plans seasonal job fair on February 20

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department seasonal job fair will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. Through the Job Fair, the Parks and R...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Three public hearings on road projects set for Council January 21

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will conduct three public hearings Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) on street maintenance projects that were delayed due to funding questions from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

The Muscatine City C...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Seasonal concession opportunities are available

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine and the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department are now soliciting a request for proposal regarding individuals and organizations that are interested in providing concession services at the Muscatine Socc...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Fun Fitness Friday kicks off wellness challenge in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The City of Muscatine and nine other local businesses began a wellness challenge Friday (Jan. 15, 2021) and it is not too late for your business to join in the healthy fun.

 

Joining the City of Muscatine at thi...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Man found deceased under train in Muscatine

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MUSCATINE, Iowa A 40-year-old man was found dead underneath a train shortly after noon today according to the Muscatine Police Department.

 

Muscatine Police received a report at 12:31 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, of an individual under...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Council to hear three presentations during Thursday's (Jan. 14) virtual meeting

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Muscatine City Council will hear three presentations at their in-depth meeting Thursday (Jan. 14, 2021) including presentations on Parks & Recreation programs, a unique transportation opportunity, and a review ...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Promotions are announced within Muscatine Police Department

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MUSCATINE, Iowa After 31 years of service to the Muscatine community with the Muscatine Police Department, Assistant Chief Phil Sargent officially retired as a member of the department on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

 

Muscatine Pol...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Muscatine County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update 01-11-21

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How is the vaccine being distributed right now?

  • According to federal, state and public health guidelines, healthcare workers with the highest risk of exposure and long-term care facilities were identified as the first tier to receive the vaccine.
  • We started...
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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Great employment opportunities await your application

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – The weather outside may be frightful but job opportunities with the City of Muscatine are delightful as the Parks and Recreation Department has opened up the application period for seasonal and full-time positions during 2021.

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News