5 Places Pokémon Go Players Shouldn’t Miss: A Quick Guide to the Best Pokéstops in Muscatine — Made In Muscatine

Check out the Muscatine Convention and Visitors Bureau’s latest blog post that features some of the City of Muscatine’s features as tourist attractions!

Pokémon Go has swept the nation! It seems like everybody’s playing this new augmented reality game. Muscatine is surely seeing its fair share of players — even our CVB director is committed to catching them all! What’s not to love about exploring new places and getting intimately acquainted with their hidden treasures while leveling up as a Pokémon trainer […]

via 5 Places Pokémon Go Players Shouldn’t Miss: A Quick Guide to the Best Pokéstops in Muscatine — Made In Muscatine

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RAGBRAI® is Just Around the Corner!

With just over two and a half weeks until RAGBRAI riders will dip their tires into the Mississippi, Muscatine is gearing up for the big event!

Residents of Muscatine have several ways they can get involved. One of the biggest current needs is town greeters! Being a town greeter is easy. It involves being present on the day of the event and answering simple questions about Muscatine – and who knows Muscatine better than its residents? You might even be asked to take some quick phone pictures for riders as they pose at the dip site.

Town Greeters Need for RAGBRAI

A volunteer meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at the Riverview Center, 110 Harbor Drive, for those wishing to learn more about getting involved as a town greeter! If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can sign up to volunteer at VolunteerMuscatine.org.

Best Yard Contest

If you live along the route on Hershey Avenue, you are eligible to enter the Best Yard Contest! Two winning homes will receive a $250 cash prize and one winning business will receive $250 in advertising in the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce’s newsletter. The deadline to register for the contest is July 22. More information about this opportunity can be found here.

Public Art Contest

Do you or does someone you know have a decorated bicycle displayed in your yard? Would you be interested in creating one? If so, you can have it displayed along the route. The person with the winning bike will win $100 Chamber Dollars. The deadline to register for the contest is July 22. More information can be found here.

Stay Connected with RAGBRAI Muscatine

For more information about Muscatine serving as the RAGBRAI dip site, be sure to visit the RAGBRAI Muscatine website and the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Meet the New Firefighters!

The Muscatine Fire Department has five new members! Join us in welcoming them to the City of Muscatine!

This week and next, the five new firefighters are undergoing training in a mini academy so they will be equipped when they join their assigned shift.

BeckerBrett Becker is from West Liberty, Iowa and joins the Muscatine Fire Department after having served multiple deployments with the Army Reserves. He said he is looking forward to having the opportunity to do his hobby full time and build upon the skills he’s acquired in the Army over the past 14 years. Becker shared that he is grateful to be able to serve as a firefighter full time and looks forward to being able to continue a career of service.

 

 

 

Levins

Trevor Levins comes to the Muscatine Fire Department after serving as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Wilton, Iowa for three years. He originally had intentions of going into law enforcement, but after joining volunteer fire service, decided to pursue classes to become a paramedic.

“I look forward to serving the community,” Levins said.

 

 

 

McCarthyJustin McCarthy is originally from Yorkville, Illinois and attended St. Ambrose University while living in Bettendorf, Iowa. He served as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Bettendorf for nearly 5 years. McCarthy said he is thankful to be able to serve as a firefighter because it is truly a job like no other.

“In this job, you get to see the immediate results of what you do,” he said.

 

 

Moser Kyle Moser is from Burlington, Iowa and joins the Muscatine Fire Department after serving as a volunteer firefighter in the City of West Burlington for a year and a half. He has been trained as a paramedic and said he looks forward to building upon his skills and serving as a full time firefighter in Muscatine.

 

 

 

 

Nickels Kyle Nickels is from Davenport, Iowa and attended Kirkwood Community College where he received his Firefighter 1 certification. He originally did not intend to become a firefighter and had plans to do EMS. After his father was a victim of severe burns, Nickels was able to talk with firefighters in Iowa City who helped change his mind. He said he looks forward to being able to use both EMS and firefighting skills in his new role with the Muscatine Fire Department.