May 2017

Zoning Commission makes recommendations to council

The City of Muscatine Planning and Zoning Commission made recommendations to the City Council that Muscatine allow the sale of fireworks in all existing retail districts beginning June 1, according to the new state law. The new law requires that jurisdictions that...

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Kent Nutrition Group expands presence in community

After more than three decades at 1717 Kemper Ave., the Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) Fulfillment Department is relocating to the former True Value Building at 1420 Park Ave. KNG, a division of Kent Corporation, has purchased the property, to be renamed the Kent...

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McKinley 2nd graders serve up fun

UnityPoint Health Muscatine President Jim Hayes and Foundation Director Holly Thomas-Koehler visited McKinley Elementary School on the morning of Wednesday, May 24. The pair took part in the school’s super start program for the day. In addition, a special presentation...

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Pollinator Park habitat to be created on city’s south side

Pollinators are not unlike humans: they need green spaces and areas where they can live and find food while fulfilling their life’s mission. Butterflies and bees are among those pollinators that help create a healthy environment while also helping plants create the...

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Council discusses fireworks and more

At the regular City Council meeting Thursday, May 18, Mayor Pro Tem, Bob Bynam led the proceedings for the first time since Mayor Broderson’s removal. One of the first items on the agenda was allowing Mike’s Hilltop Tap to reserve street parking for motorcycles during...

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Food issues at center of table during MHS hunger banquet

by Nora Dwyer Most Muscatine High School students were studying for finals and prepping for graduation parties during the last week of the year. However, a group of about 30 students, teachers, and staff took an evening to imagine what it would be like if they lived...

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Refuse, recycling collection summer holiday schedule

The summer holiday schedule for refuse and recycling collection has been released by the City of Muscatine Public Works Department. In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, May 29. Refuse collection for Monday (May 29)...

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Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge plan spring bird festival

Learn to “talk” a little more “bird” on Saturday, May 20 at the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Bird Festival. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes a wide variety of activities. Watch and learn as the refuge biologist and trained volunteers use...

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Mississippi River Corridor project is underway

This is the week that KE Flatwork, who was awarded the project bid, began construction on phase one of the Mississippi Corridor project. The first work will close the road from the south side of Sycamore street to Pine street. The project for Phase A1 is scheduled to...

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