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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Construction Update: 700 block of Climer closed for repaving

Underground work on Climer Street at High Street intersection (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 700 block of Climer Street will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday as pavement restoration begins from the alley at 700 Climer to just past the High Street intersection. No parking signs were put out Friday morning a...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Police seek public help after Madison School vandalized

Police Investigation

MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for vandalizing Madison School. 

The Muscatine Police Department and Muscatine Fire Department responded to ...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Police respond to report of shots fired on August 3

Shots Fired Graphic (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa - The Muscatine Police Department responded to a report of gun shots fired in the 1300 block of Oak Street at approximately 11:35 p.m. Wednesday (August 3). A residence in this area was struck by gun fire but there were no reported injurie...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Ripperger is promoted to Fire Lieutenant

Muscatine Fire Department - Spencer Ripperger (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A third generation firefighter will be promoted to Fire Lieutenant by the Muscatine Fire Department Thursday. Spencer Ripperger, a six-year veteran of the MFD, will be officially installed as a Fire Lieutenant during a ceremony ...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific on Council agenda

What is on the meeting agenda for August 4, 2022 (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The possibility of a railroad overpass on Dick Drake Way is one of the items to be discussed when the Council meets in regular session Thursday (August 4) in the Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street, Musc...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Veteran educator joins Musser Library as Children's Librarian

Emerson Taylor new Musser Library Children's Librarian playing guitar (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – You may recognize him from his MPL-TV/Channel 5 program “Mr. Taylor, Songs and Stories,” but now you can see him in person at the Musser Public Library (MPL) & HNI Community Center.

Emerson Taylor has joined the library staff as a Chi...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Fiedler is named Musser Public Library Director

Bobby Fiedler is named Library Director (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Musser Public Library Board of Trustees have removed the interim tag and named Robert A. Fiedler III as Library Director during its July 27 board meeting. Fiedler has served as the interim director since Pam Collins stepped...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Historic Preservation seeks to fill two openings

Historic Preservation Commission 01A (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Are you someone who would like to help safeguard Muscatine’s historical features, help preserve its history, and ensure that generations to come will have the opportunity to see and learn about Muscatine’s h...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Two streets scheduled to reopen to traffic on August 2

West Hill 8th and Lucas intersection road closed sign July 29, 2022 (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A major step will be accomplished in two road projects next week with Grandview Avenue scheduled to be open to two-way traffic and through traffic scheduled to resume on West 8th Street. The schedule for the openings is weather...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Two injured in morning accident in Muscatine

Police Lights

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Two individuals were critically injured following a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Muscatine. 

The Muscatine Police Department and Muscatine Fire Department responded after the Muscatine County Joint Communication Cente...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: July 27, 2022

"Gravity on Tour" lands in Muscatine Sunday (July 31)

Gravity on Tour 2022 Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Ballet Des Moines will bring its full company of professional dancers to Muscatine this Sunday, sharing world-class arts and education programming directly with patrons of all ages in a one-of-a-kind day of fun activit...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

American Duchess to make stop in Muscatine tonight (July 26)

American Duchess cruise ship on the Mississippi River (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – An unusual event will occur this evening on the Muscatine riverfront but it could be a preview of what is to come as the American Duchess will make a trial port stop in Muscatine. The cruise ship will be stopping for the port t...

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Press Release (PDF) Muscatine News