Week of 4/23/14 – 4/27/14

This week in Polk City

Sorry!  Late again! This week I’m sick but I wanted to get these special events out to you for the rest of the week.

City Hydrant Flushing – this may result in temporary water discoloration and low water pressure.

Hydrant Flushing April 21-25
Hydrant Flow Testing April 28-May 2
Alternate Hydrant Testing April 28-May 2

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Wednesday, April 23

  • Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a HOT cup of coffee or tea.
  • Library: Story Time!
    10:30 pm. It’s Story Time! Come on in and share some great picture books with Miss Leslie! All ages are welcome!

Thursday, April 24

  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Sit and Stitch. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Library: Spring Cleaning & Greening Workshop
    6:30 pm. Shelene Codner, Iowa Waste Exchange Area Resource Specialist invites you to attend a FREE “Green Cleaning” workshop.  You’ll learn how to make safer cleaning products for your home or business. Hear about the health and economic benefits of reducing the use of toxic cleaning products and participate in making “Green Cleaning” products (yours to take home).  Pre-Registration Required Click here >
  • Legion: Ballroom Dance Lessons
    7:00 pm – 8:15 pm. Thursdays-Apr 24th – May 22nd Ballroom Dance Lessons 7-8:15pm. Pre-registration required – Contact jamuselman56@gmail.com

Friday, April 25

  • Legion: Steak Fry & Bingo
    6:00 pm. Steak Fry 6-8pm Bingo 7-9pm

Saturday, April 26

  • Saturday Service
    6:00 pm. “Come as you are” Service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 27

  • Sunday Worship
    • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
      1701 W Jester Park Drive, Polk City
      8:15 am. Traditional Service
      9:20 am. Sunday School, Adult Bible School
      10:30 am. Contemporary Service
    • Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church
      Madrid, IA
      9:00 am. Sunday School
      10:00 am. Sunday Service
    • Lakeside Fellowship
      1400 Broadway – West Elementary, Polk City
      10:00 am Sunday Services
      *Lakeside Fellowship VBS 6/22/14-6/26/14 Details >
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service
      10:30 am. Informal Service
      * Polk City UMC VBS 7/20/14 – 7/24/14

    Legion Soup Buffet
    11:30 am. Soup Buffet 11:30am-2pm $5/all you can eat & Bingo 12-2pm

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Upcoming Event

  • Community Appreciation Day 5/15/14 Details >
  • Citywide Clean Up Day 5/17/14
  • Farmer’s Market Opening Day 5/29/14
  • Citywide Garage Sale (sponsored by Kiwanis) 6/21/14
  • Lakeside Fellowship VBS 6/22/14-6/26/14 Details >
  • Lincoln Street Camp 7/7/14 – 7/11/14 Details >
  • Four Seasons Festival 7/18/14 – 7/19/14 Website >
  • Polk City UMC VBS 7/20/14 – 7/24/14


**As always, items entered are to the best of my knowledge and I apologize for any errors. Please email announcements and items of community interest to info@polkcitysquare.com. Thank you! -Kimberly **

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FOUND! Ring at the Ball Fields

A ring was found at the baseball fields (field one), check with the concession stand if you believe it may be yours!

PS Two weeks ago I posted on the Polk City Square Facebook page about keys found on the bike trail.  They found their way to their owner a few hours later! Ginger wants to pass along her thanks “I just want to Thank who ever turned these keys in to City Hall. These have been missing since New Years Eve. Let me know if I can do something for you for turning these in. A very Big Thank You.”

Garage Sale THIS Fri-Sat

HUGE KIDS GARAGE SALE!  1325 & 1401 Prairie Ridge Drive.  Tons of boys and girls new born to 5T clothes!!!  Toys, toys, toys!  Flooring, tin, bars stools, tv console, Bob jogging stroller, white little kids desk, maternity clothes, neutral crib bedding set, kids bikes, and much household misc!  Don’t miss these two sales!  Friday 8-5 and Saturday 8-noon.

Emerald Ash Borer and proper tree pruning techniques 5/8/14

Ken Morse (The Polk City Tree Guy) will host a free informational seminar on the Emerald Ash Borer and proper tree pruning techniques at The Polk City Community Library on Thursday May 8th from 6:30-8pm. This seminar is open to the public and pre-registration is not required. Ken is a member of the Central Iowa Arbor Society, Chairperson of The Polk City Arbor League, member of the Polk City Tree Board, and Tree Board Liaison to the Parks Commission. All Polk City residents, especially those with Ash trees on their property are encouraged to attend.

New Business on the Square


There is a new business on the square in the building by Papas Pizzeria called Maximum Pest Solutions. Maximum Pest Solutions offers you a FREE home evaluation as your first step to begin living in a pest-free environment.   Fortunately, the expertise of Maximum Pest Solutions can also ensure a permanent future ban of pests.   Take the first bold step to eradicate pests from your home.   Contact us to schedule your no-obligation inspection today.   Together we will devise a Maximum Solution to your present and future pest management. 515-975-1961

5K Followup

North Polk Central Elementary School held its 4th Annual Walk and Run 5K on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the new North Polk Football Stadium. It was a fun filled morning for kids and adults. Participants had a great time and it was energizing to see so many people enjoying themselves and having fun as a family. We had participation from all over the district and outside participants as well. We hope to continue the tradition next year and appreciate all of the support for the students at Central. We want to thank everyone who participated and supported the students at Central Elementary.

Congratulations to all our runners and walkers! Many wonderful volunteers helped make the day run smoothly and it was all made possible because of them. We had great door prizes and refreshments after the 5K. Several businesses and people donated time, prizes, food, or money to make this event a success. We want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of them.

Click here to view the unofficial best times and photos from the event >



Operation Finally Home in Polk City


A little about the project:
Local home builder, Ironwood Homes, has partnered with Operation Finally Home to honor a Central Iowa veteran with an amazing gift: a new mortgage-­‐free home. The award-­‐winning custom home builders are building the home at 1408 West Washington Avenue in Polk City. US Army Specialist Nathan Mason was injured in Afghanistan when his guard duty position was ambushed with RPGs and small arms fire. He received a gunshot wound to the leg and a skull fracture upon his fall. Nathan joined the Army in September 2005 and served in Operation Enduring Freedom through January 2007, when he was injured. He and his wife Cassie were surprised at the 2013 Iowa State Fair with the news of their new custom home.

The Letters of Love Event:
Before the dry wall goes up, Ironwood Homes would like to invite you to write Letters of Love to the family around the frame of the house. These letters can be anything from bible verses, to words of wisdom, to thanking Nathan and other veterans for their service. Join us Friday, April 25th, from 11:00am -­‐ 1:00pm as we open the home (located at: 1408 West Washington Avenue, Polk City) to the public to leave Letters of Love to the Mason’s and other veterans in your heart. Lunch will be provided by Jason’s Deli.

If you cannot attend but would like to participate, please leave a message on our Facebook page and we will make sure your note is included!

Learn more about Operation Finally Home and see the list of generous vendors and subcontractors contributing to this project here.

Each Operation Finally Home project does incur some hard fixed costs along the way. Ironwood Homes is striving to cover 100% of the costs associated with this project without the help of the national organization’s funds. The value of the Mason’s home is over $300,000 and thanks to generous donors, around $235,000 has been already been raised. Ironwood Homes still needs to raise about $65,000 in order to meet this goal. If you’d like to donate to the project please head over to our CrowdRise page. Thank you in advance for your support!


We’re looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of holding the 5K Run & Golf Outing. Interested? Check out sponsorship opportunities on page 2 of this flyer and contact Jon Sieck, Ironwood Homes owner, at (515) 491-­‐4600 or jonsieck@ironwoodiowa.com for more information.

—> Sign up for the Run or Golf Tournament <–

Join the Polk City Arts Council 5/5/14

artscouncilWe would like to invite the “greater Polk City Community”  to attend the Polk City Arts Council Meeting May 5,  7:00  pm at Miller Park Clubhouse.    We will be discussing 1.  Arts Festival at Four Seasons Festival, 2. possible “Americana Arts Festival” Labor Day weekend,  3. invitation to join Arts Council activities.

Kiwanis Citywide Garage Sale 6/21/14

The 8th Annual POLK CITY COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE sponsored by the Kiwanis is planned for Saturday, June 21 from 8;00am to 4:30pm (Rain or Shine).  REGISTER with the PC Garage Sale before June 7th and enjoy the following advantages: low cost of $10 includes maps for shoppers, ads placed in 11 media sites and Goodwill pickup site at Methodist Church afterwards.  Registration is online at:  Kiwanis:  www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com  OR Polk City: http://polkcity.org/index.php/ departments/city-hall/

Job Opening: City Maintenance Worker

The City of Polk City is accepting applications for a City Maintenance Worker Level 1 position, including Saturday shift.

Submit completed applications and resumes:

Polk City Hall
PO Box 426, Polk City, IA 50226
by 4:00 p.m. May 5th, 2014

A copy of the job description can be obtained at City Hall during normal business hours. EOE M/F/H