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Kent Stein Deep Lakes Trail Recognized with Award

1000 Friends of Iowa select new trail as recipient of 2017 Best Development Award MUSCATINE, Iowa – It may have taken 10 years of planning and just two months of actual construction but the Kent Stein to Deep Lakes Park Trail project has received state wide recognition as one of 12 recipients of a Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa. The project won the Transportation/Complete Streets category that seeks to recognize efforts to improve transportation accessibility for bicycles, public transit, and pedestrians, decrease personal car dependency contributing to urban sprawl, and reduce carbon emissions. City of Muscatine...

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Muscatine streets to receive asphalt overlays

The 2017 asphalt overlay project was set to begin on Tuesday, September 12, according to Randy Howell, Street Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Muscatine. Illiowa Investments, Inc., was awarded the $519,250.10 contract by the Muscatine City Council on July 20, 2017. Door knockers have been placed on residents’ homes in the area of streets to be milled, asking that no vehicles be parked on the street prior to the milling process. Milling cannot occur unless the section is clear of parked cars. No parking signs were put in place on Monday, September 11. First up will be Washington Street from Diagonal Street to the River Road. The rest of the schedule for the first round of milling is: McArthur Street (Lincoln Avenue to Summit Avenue) Isett Avenue (East 11th Street to Woodlawn Avenue) Cypress Street (East 11th Street to #9 Alley) Jefferson Street (Lincoln Avenue to Fillmore Street) Howard Street (Clay Street to Jackson Street) Lincoln Avenue (Clay Street to Lake Park Boulevard) Once the milling is complete on the first seven streets, Illlowa Investment, Inc., will proceed with the asphalt overlay, but that schedule has not yet been announced. The second round of milling and overlay will include: West Cleveland Street (Isett Avenue to Dead End) 5th Avenue (Webster Street to Blaine Street) Elfers Street (Grandview Avenue to Dead End) 57th Street (67th Avenue to Railroad Tracks)...

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Off air with Tony Tone: Back to school, no tears

Just like that, the 2017-2018 school year is underway in Muscatine, Wilton, and school districts throughout Muscatine County. Contrary to popular belief, teachers and administrators have been hard at work over the past few months for this week! I imagine for some parents this is a huge relief and that the structure a school day provides is something they welcome. In my house, we still have one more week before my eldest, Henry, starts kindergarten on the 28th. I’m having a variety of emotions as we continue getting ready, the majority of which are all good because I know...

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