September 2016

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Cemetery walk

The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department will hold their annual Greenwood Cemetery “Walk (or Ride) Through History” on Sunday, September 25th at 1:00pm at Greenwood Cemetery, 1814 Lucas Street. Muscabus tours will be available for those who wish to ride or in...

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Fall folklore

Fall folklore By Jerry Purviance Be it fishing, hunting, hiking, or whatever gets you out in nature this time of year, eventually an experienced outdoorsman in your group will utter the famous quote: “Boy, we are in for a hard winter this year." Inevitably they will...

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Council overrides veto

By Joel Kraushaar Two weeks ago, the Muscatine City Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the resolution to pivot appointment power from resting solely with the office of the mayor and redistribute that power to a subcommittee comprised of two council members, the...

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Mulberry Avenue construction update

By Joel Kraushaar At the September 1, 2016, meeting of the Muscatine City Council, City Engineer Jim Edgmond provided a timeline update on the complete street construction of the section of Mulberry Avenue from Houser Street to the Highway 61 bypass intersection....

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The Muscatine Community School District held public forums on Thursday, September 1 and Tuesday, September 6 to discuss the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). The levy has been in place for approximately 30 years, yet needs to be re-voted on every ten years to...

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Dirth earns Eagle Scout Award for Deep Lakes project

Steven Dirth of Troop 783 in Muscatine has achieved the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout. Dirth has earned 39 merit badges during his 12-year Scouting career. He has held such leadership positions as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Order of the Arrow Representative,...

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City of Muscatine to host virtual public surplus auction beginning September 5

The City of Muscatine will host a virtual public surplus auction that will run from September 5 through September 16. The auction may be viewed on beginning September 5. Participants must select the region “Iowa” and agency “City of Muscatine” to...

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Export Demand and Trade Relations (2016 Fall Ag Roundtable

KWPC will hold their Bi-Annual Ag Roundtable Broadcast on Monday, September 12.  The two-hour live broadcast includes guests from livestock, grain, agronomy, media, risk management, legislative, and more. This panel will address a wide range of agriculture issues and...

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Muskie Boosters to host annual golf outing

By Joel Kraushaar Each year, the Muskie booster club has an approximately $100,000 budget to support co-curricular activities in the Muscatine school district, ranging from athletics to arts organizations and school clubs. The booster club kicked off the year as the...

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MCC renovation receives support from Kent

Muscatine Community College will receive a donation of $150,000 from Kent Corporation for its Loper Hall renovation project. “Kent Corporation recognizes that Muscatine Community College is a tremendous resource for our community,” said Gage Kent, CEO and Chairman of...

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GMCCI happenings around town

The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is always busy behind the scenes. The Chamber has compiled a list of ten events that have taken place over the summer months. The Chamber led the charge to welcome approximately 20,000 visitors to Muscatine on...

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