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3 Corrections and an Invitation

Sorry for the extra email but I made a couple mistakes in Monday’s newsletter.

1. No Story Time today at the Library

2. Kiwanis is meeting at Papa’s Pizza at 6:30 pm on Thursday rather than Boulders Inn

3. Contact information was incorrect for soccer information.  See below for updated information.

4. You’re Invited to a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service



Soccer Registration Opens 12/19/14 *CORRECTED

North Polk United Soccer registration opens December 19, 2014 and closes January 24, 2015. Games scheduled to beginning the weekend of April 9  and end June 7.
Our registration process is easy to complete. There are a few things that you should be aware of before you register your child for a season of soccer. **Please note that there will be no games Memorial Day weekend.**

Age Group
It is important that you register your child in the right division. If you have any questions at all, please contact our registrar Adriane Tiedens at Utilize the following dates to determine your division:

Divisions are determined by your player’s birthdate. Use the dates below to determine your current bracket. NO EXCEPTIONS can be made unless your child is playing up or for an older team.
U6  August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2010
U8  August 1, 2006 through July 31, 2008
U10  August 1, 2004 through July 31, 2006
U12  August 1, 2002 through July 31, 2004
U14  August 1, 2000 through July 31-2002

Registration Costs
U6  $65.00*
U8/U10  $70.00*
U12 and Up  $75.00*

Registration fee includes a uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks), field maintenance, refs, equipment, etc.


Week of 12/15/14 – 12/21/14

This week in Polk City

Next email January 5, 2015! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 16

  • Library: Storytime
    10:30 am. Join us as we share some wonderful picture books!!!   All Ages Welcome.
  • Library: Board Meeting
    6:30 pm. Library Meeting Room. Open to the public. Click here for agendas and minutes.

Wednesday, December 17

  • Library: Coffee Wednesdays
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Join us round the fireplace for a cup of coffee or tea.
  • Free Medical 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.

library-jewerlyThursday, December 18

  • Library: Sit N Stitch – POTLUCK
    6:00 pm. Bring your needlework and join us for the evening! All levels of stitchers welcome!
  • Kiwanis @ Papa’s Pizza *Corrected
    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, December 19

  • 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, December 20

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

Sunday, December 21

  • 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

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Upcoming Events

  •  Christmas at Lakeside West Elementary Sunday 12/21/14 10:00 am
  • Papa’s Pizza closed for Christmas, see you on the 26th!

**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 **

Featured Advertiser: Cupp Insurance


Left to Right: Rob Cupp, Larry Cupp, and Jeff Cupp

Go grab your current insurance paperwork and call Larry, Jeff or Rob Cupp with Cupp Insurance and ask for an free insurance review. Not only is it completely free, no pressure, and educational, they’ll give you a free gift card for doing it!

My hubby and I have not had an insurance review since we moved to Polk City nine years ago, and even then we only reworked our homeowners policy.  After reading a recommendation that everyone should do an insurance review every two years I dropped off a copy of our current coverage along with some details like birth dates and social security numbers (don’t email this information!) down on the Square. Pete and I met with Jeff Cupp to review what we have compared to what Cupp Insurance is able to offer. He went through line by line explaining what we currently have and explained what everything meant and let us know if it was an area where we may be over-insured or under-insured.

Cupp Insurance has been in business for 17 years, started by Larry Cupp at an office located in Urbandale, a few years later sons Jeff and Rob both joined the business.  As all three of these great guys live in Polk City they decided to open a branch here about seven years ago and they love serving locally in this community.  Cupp Insurance is located between Grinnell State Bank and Dottie’s Landmark on the opposite side of the Town Square from Papa’s Pizza.

cuppinsurance2013One thing I really liked about working with Cupp Insurance is that as an independent insurance agency, they are able to shop many different insurance companies, unlike when you call a company such as State Farm who will only provide you with their own rates. Cupp Insurance will shop around for you to get you exactly what you need for the best possible price.

For Pete and I, the recommendation was that we stay where we are for insurance and ask for a few changes. Jeff said sometimes this happens, and they will always be honest with people and that they will never strip coverage to create a quote that appears to save someone money.  On the flip side, he mentioned a quote that the office made this week saving the family nearly $800 a year! Just remember, it’s free and it never hurts to shop around.  Find out about the areas where you may be over-insured and get recommendations regarding deficiencies.

I wholeheartedly give my personal recommendation, the experience was so comfortable, easy, and effective. You have nothing to lose and possibly money to gain.  Call Larry, Jeff or Rob Cupp today. Note, although we worked with Jeff for our review we know Larry and Rob as well.  You’re in good hands with any of these three great guys!

Cupp Insurance
213 W Broadway
Polk City, IA 50226
PH: 515-984-9090
FX: 515-984-9108

Lost Camera

City Hall was contacted regarding a black Canon camera lost at Kiwanis Field after a soccer game in the fall.  If you found it please contact City Hall at 515-984-6233. Thank you!

Movies at the Library

Check out these FREE movies at the Polk City Community Library during the school break.

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • A Belle for Christmas: This Christmas it’s all about puppy love… 91 Minutes  Rated PG  *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
    1:00pm – 2:30 pm
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Penguins of Madagascar Operation Special Delivery: Unwrap some holiday joy with the wacky Penguins as they embark on merry missions… Not Rated 90 Minutes *You are welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Monday, December 29, 2014

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. 102 Minutes Rated PG *You are Welcome to bring pillows, blankets and snacks.
    1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
    6:00 pm – 7:45 pm


New Before/After School Program Opening 2/2/15

Halley’s Academy, opening February 2nd, is a before and after school program exclusively for school age children, kindergarten to fifth grade. Halley’s will provide your student(s) with a study/quiet room equipped with computers and a printer to allow for time to work on homework. Another room is dedicated to arts and crafts to allow for student(s) to explore their creative side. Our media room will be equipped with games to be played in small or large peer groups, along with XBOX 360 KINECT consoles.  The caterpillar room will be equipped with MANY toys, that include Barbies, Legos , trains and much more. During the summer we will have a garden area for students to learn how to plant and grow vegetables.

Halley’s will also offer care for students for the following:

  • late school starts
  • snow days
  • breaks (winter, spring, and summer)

Our schedule for the summer break will keep your student(s) busy with trips to our city parks, the pool, and field trips.

Halley’s is actively hiring for a program director, program supervisor, and program associates.

Please visit us at to learn more, or contact us at to schedule a tour.

New Fitness Class starting 1/6/15

Fit-360-west-classFIT360 Total Body Workout Classes

This is a non-stop, powerhouse workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and get your heart pumping!

Where:  West Elementary Gym
Dates:   January 6th – February 12th
Days:     Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30am or 6:00am
Cost:      $129 (cash or check)

On-Site Registration & Class Orientation is Monday, January 5th at 7:00pm at West Elementary cafeteria (please bring a yoga mat), please plan to attend this important session.  If you cannot make it please contact Lisa at 778-0029.

For more information please call Lisa at 778-0029 or email

Free Shipping at

2013-simple-life-farmsFor the month of December Simple Life Farms in Winterset is offering free shipping on orders over $25. Check out their great natural products including handmade goat’s milk soap, lotion, shampoo, and granola. (Contact for direct delivery of their pastured chickens, eggs, and ducks). Check out their website for more details.

Interested in 4-H?

The Polk City 4-H club is well under way and we have had a great turnout for our first two meetings. We have lots of room though!  Youth are welcome to join throughout the year.  Check out more info at

Next Meeting Info:  January 5, 2015 @ 6:30
NOTE TIME CHANGE:  Clover Kids & 4-H will have a cooking demo by two of our 4-H members.
Clover Kids Theme:  Nutrition
4-H meeting to follow.