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Week of 11/17/14 – 11/23/14

This week in Polk City

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • City Hall: Planning & Zoning
    6:00 pm. City Hall. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.
  • Library: Monday Night Book Club
    7:00 pm. Join us for snacks and help us pick next year’s books!

Tuesday, November 18

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.

Wednesday, November 19

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • St Luke’s Free Clinic
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Located inside Polk City United Methodist Church. Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.

Thursday, November 20

  • 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: Family Movie Night – Disney’s Planes Fire and Rescue
    6:00 pm. When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter. Rated PG 60 Minutes *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
  • Kiwanis Club of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3d Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the lobby of Boulders Inn on Broadway.  Get to know your community and people in it while serving the children in our community through various programs.  Learn more on our web site:, email or attend our Thursday meeting.

Friday, November 21

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Gentlemen, drop in for some coffee and conversation. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area.

Saturday, November 22

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

Sunday, November 23

  • 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
    • Polk City United Methodist Church
      1421 Broadway, Polk City
      8:30 am. Classic Service 10:30 am. Informal Service
    • Kids 4 Truth @ Lakeside Fellowship
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Pre-k – 5th Grade.  Everyone welcome!

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  • Polk City Library: Closed Thursday Nov 27 and Friday Nov 28, open Saturday 10am-4pm.
  • Reising Sun Cafe: Open Wednesday 7am-4pm. Closed on Thursday. Open Friday regular hours 7am-8pm.

Upcoming Events

  • Holiday Square Lighting 12/2/14 5-8 pm (lighting 6pm)

**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 Thank you! -Kimberly **

Polk City Square is a volunteer project with the purpose of creating community through the free sharing of information and events relating to Polk City, Iowa.

Polk City Winter Weather Info


Winter weather is just around the corner for Polk City!  Whether you’re a resident, a contracted snow removal crew, or a small business you need to know how and when to properly deal with this season’s snow and ice removal.  Just in time for winter’s first storm, Polk City is releasing our 2014-15 Winter Weather Guide.  On it you’ll find a snow and ice removal checklist, information on snow ordinances, Polk City’s winter weather codes, and much more!


100% Financing for Qualified Buyers!


Dorothy-Polk-City-Ad-125px-X-125px-home-buying-team-redone-5-23Dorothy Mathis at Lincoln Savings Bank is excited about providing 100% financing to qualified buyers to purchase homes in Polk City. She also is well trained in obtaining a $5000 Military grant for qualified veterans to use to purchase a new home. Call her today at 515-202-3441.

NOTE: My hubby and I have been going through the process of refinancing to take advantage of the record low rates and have had a great experience working with Dorothy Mathis with Lincoln State Bank.  We requested information from Dorothy as well as another metro bank and we were very impressed by the quick, detailed and well explained information we received from Dorothy. I can happily give you a personal recommendation to give her a call.

Liberty Forge Needs YOU!

liberty-forgeWe started with an idea to create a veteran owned and operated brewery back in March. We founded our business on the ideals of freedom and liberty that we fought for and wanted a place for people to unwind and forget their cares and worries if even for just a short time. With six flagship beers and two rotating seasonals we will hand forge beers that both the traditionalist and craft beer fans both can enjoy.
Liberty’s Forge wants to be a great resource for the community, not just in the service industry with providing beer, but a tap room that can be used for various functions, and the attraction aspect of the a brewery bringing increased revenue into town. We also plan to support charitable causes with a portion of our seasonal beer sales going toward these, and we will support and partner with the community on these as well. We plan on having an Americana themed tap room that folks can enjoy as they sample our tasty libations.
Our Kickstarter campaign is an effort to help us fund this brewery in addition to our own personal contributions and a business loan we are in the process of securing. The funds from Kickstarter would go directly toward financing our 5BBL (Barrel) Brewhouse which will allow us to brew up to 150 gallons of delicious beer in a single run. The funds will also go toward other things in the taproom such as seating, bar ware, taps, etc. In addition it will help us cover the cost of licensing there is lots of red tape to get through and it takes money for some of it.
Kick starter is an all or nothing campaign meaning if we don’t get 100% backed by December 5th then we get zero funds, and everyone who has pledged will not be charged a dime and they will not receive any of the items they pledged for. Additional information can be found on our web page, Facebook, and on our kickstarter page.

New Dentist Joining Cornerstone Dental

2011_cornerstoneCornerstone Dental of Polk City would like to welcome Dr. Nelson to join Dr. Hussong in serving our community.  We are welcoming new families that may need a dental home.

Call Cornerstone Dental of Polk City at 515-984-6001 today for your appointment.

Polk City Foundation Awards Grant to NP Post Prom


Pictured: Tony Bolletta, Foundation Board Member and Gina Hale, Post Prom Chair

The Polk City Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce that the Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the North Polk Post Prom. The grant presentation ceremony was held on November 6th @ the Reising Sun.

The Polk City Community Foundation was formed in consultation with the Polk City Development Corporation. The mission of the Foundation is “To enhance the artistic, cultural, recreational, historic, social, and natural resources for the benefit of all citizens”.

The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in Polk City and the surrounding area though the solicitation of philanthropic donations. The Foundation has maximized the donor options and benefits by affiliating with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

The Foundation is able to award grants due to donations received from the Foundation’s “50-500” campaign.” The Foundation Board would like to thank the many people that have donated funds and encourage everyone to consider making a donation. Additional information can be obtained by contacting;

John Calhoun

Elementary Basketball League

Announcing the 8th Annual Runnin’ Comets Elementary Basketball League

Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons – only one day per weekend – January 3rd-February 7th. (Saturday mornings only for 1st and 2nd graders). Located at North Polk High School and Saydel High School.

This is a fun and competitive basketball league for North Polk boys and girls in grades 1-6. The focus of this league is to help the kids development of team basketball and an understanding of how to play the game.

Click here for more information and registration form >

Opening on Library Board

There is currently an opening on the Polk City Community Library Board which meets monthly at the library on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Please submit your resume to City Hall 112 3rd Street, PO Box 426, Polk City, IA 50226.  You can see past agendas and minutes on the library’s website.

Candlelight Yoga

2014-yoga-experience-2The Yoga Experience will have a Candlelight Yoga class on Thursday night, 11/27, Thanksgiving night at 5:30. and all people who have served or are serving our country (veterans, firefighters, police) will have free admission. For anyone else they  can make a donation by $5 cash or cans of food for the food pantry.

There will also be a candlelight service on Friday 11/21 at 6:15 for the Winter Solstice. People can either drop $5 in a donation bucket with all proceeds going to the Food Pantry.


This is for The Yoga Experience, 1555 SE Delaware, Ankeny, Iowa. Next to Lucky Bamboo and just North of Buffalo Wild Wings.

Stocking Contest at the Library


Library Open House December 6, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

  • Enjoy live music featuring Athena Shepard from Living Strings performing on the violin from 1:30-2:30.
  • Enter our stocking decorating contest by picking up your paper stocking template and details at the library
  • Prizes awarded for ages 0-5, 6-11, 12-18, door prizes for the adults & seniors (do not need to be present to win)!
  • Refreshments and party favors