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Week of 8/31/15 – 9/6/15

This week in Polk City

* No Polk City Women this month.  See you in October!
* Library and other City Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Monday, August 31

  • Polk City Clover Kids and 4-H
    Our next meeting will be Monday August 31, 2015. It will be at the Community Center (Next to the Fire Station) due to the road construction yet. (Future Meetings will be at Miller Park Shelter.) There will be an awards ceremony for those who enrolled in Clover Kids and 4-H in 2015 at 7:15 pm. Clover kids is k-3 and 4-H is grades 4 and up.

    • Clover Kids Activity 6:30 pm
      * Bring a 3 ring binder (white) will be a use full tool for this meeting and future meetings.
      Awards: 7:15 pm
    • 4-H Activity 7:30 pm – record keeping

Tuesday, September 1

  • Library: Story Time *SPECIAL
    10:30 am. Author Ardus Glace will be our special guest for Story Time!She has collected sea glass from around the world for years and decided to tell the story of why the glass is so meaningful to her. In her first children’s book Ardis shares the magic of sea glass and how it is more valuable than any hidden treasure one might find on the beach! With permission of a responsible adult, children will be given a piece of sea glass and their own sea glass treasure-hunting bag. Join us on September 1st at 10:30 a.m. in the library!
  • Jester Park: OWLS History of the Iowa County Conservation Board System
    11:00 am. Tom Hazelton serves as the CEO of Iowa’s County System. Tom has nearly 40-year career in county conservation yields a unique perspective on the history, expansion and success of this 99-county system. More details >
  • Jester Park: Pelicans in Iowa
    6:30 pm. The American white pelicans are here! Come and learn about these amazing birds and their migration patterns. More details >
  • American Legion Monthly Meetings
    7:00 pm. Legion Hall.
  • Polk City Women Monthly Meeting
    Canceled due to Parents Night conflict.  Next meeting October 6th which is new member month! Bring a friend! Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, September 2

  • 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. 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: Wednesday Book Club
    7:00 pm. “A Mountain of Crumbs” by Elena Gorokhova. The moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by…

Thursday, September 3

  • Library: Open Cribbage – All levels welcome!
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Join us the First Thursday of the Month. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun! *Bring your own cribbage board or use ours.
  • Polk City Farmer’s Market
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come out to the square and enjoy a great evening! FUN! For the next two Thursdays, a local family will be doing a “Christmas in July” of a lemonade stand. They will still have lemonade and brownies, but will also have iced hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, hand-stamped cards and hand-tied fleece blankets for sale.
  • Library: Sit N Stitch
    6:00 pm. Join the fun around the fireplace. Open to all knitters, crotchetiers, quilters, embroiderers – whatever you stitch!
  • Kiwanis of Polk City
    6:30 pm. Boulders Inn. 6:30 pm. Meets every 1st and 3rd 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, September 4

  • Library: Men’s Friday Coffee
    10:00 am – Noon. 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.
  • North Polk Foundation Tailgate *ANNUAL
    4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The North Polk School Foundation’s 7th Annual Tailgate is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 before the North Polk and Perry football game. Hickory Park sandwiches (smoked pork or saucy southerner), Hickory Park baked beans, chips, cookie and drink will be available for $8 per meal. Extra sandwiches will be available for $4. Food will be served from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the North Polk High School Commons. A 50-cent coupon to be used at the North Polk concession stand will be given with each meal. Tailgate profits will be used to enhance the educational opportunities of North Polk students. So join your friends and neighbors at the tailgate, enjoy a good meal and help cheer the Comets to victory!

Saturday, September 5

  • Jester Park: Music in the Park – The Big Joe Kinser Band
    The Big Joe Kinser band are purveyors of musical adventures in the realms of Western Swing, Outlaw & alt Country, Honky Tonk and Southern Rock. More details >

Sunday, September 6

  • 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
      8:30 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

  • Little Comets Cheer Clinic Sept. 10, 2015 More info >
  • NEW Legion All American Dinner Sept. 11, 2015 Website >
  • NP Foundation Golf Tournament Sept. 14, 2015 More info >
  • NEW Legion Hamburgers & Brats Sept. 25, 2015 Website >
  • NEW Legion Bike Night September 29, 2015 Website >
  • Heritage Festival Sept. 19, 2015 More info >

Send in your events!

**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 **


New Advertiser: Sally Jensen Pet & House Sitting

2015-pcsquare-sally-jensen-pet-sittingI am so excited to introduce you to Sally Jensen!  She is a long-time Polk City resident who has turned her love of animals into a full-time business!  I give you my full endorsement, if you are looking for someone to watch your dog, cat, bird, or other small pet you will not be disappointed with Sally Jensen. Don’t forget to ask about the new customer $5 coupon!

VISITS: When you contract Sally to watch your furry friends she will check on your pets 2-3 times a day (your choice) and will spoil your pets with whatever you say they like best.  Walk around the block? You bet!  Throw a tennis ball endlessly? Sally will do it with joy! Brush your cat until they purr? Absolutely. Sally wants to love on your loved ones in the ways your pets love the best.  Each visit is 30-minutes long and costs $15. All pet sitting occurs in your own home, no boarding.

sally-jensen-pet-sittingOVERNIGHTS: Plan to be out of town for a few days?  Sally will even do overnight visits for $50 per stay!  A pet sitter and house sitter all in one!

Location, location, location!  Sally does want to focus her business on Polk City but will travel throughout the metro, so if you know someone who is looking, please pass her information along!

BOOK NOW! She is already booking spots for the 2015 holidays so look at your calendar and give her a call to get things going.  Sally offers a FREE in-person consultation to get to know you, your pets, and the best way to serve your family.

Check her out on Facebook for more information and CALL TODAY to set up an appointment.

Sally Jensen Pet and House Sitting
12737 NW Hugg Dr.
Polk City, IA 50226
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Dinner with the Doc 9/10/15

2015-sandschiroDinner with the Doc is the third and final part of our Healthy Living Series with them (you do not need to have attended any of the other sessions to take part in this one). Dinner will be held at the Polk City Community Library and will be catered by Reising Sun Cafe.

Dr. Justin Sands will be doing a Wellness Talk and be discussing the Launch of our new program “8 Weeks to Wellness” while we eat and open it up for Q & A time on any health related topic.

It’s FREE for all who attend but we need RSVP’s (link on our website under Upcoming Events…or call me at the office) so we can plan the food.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Click here to RSVP >

In-Home Daycare Opening

In home daycare in Polk City currently has one full time opening. My name is Tracie I’m a mother of 2 girls. I’m CPR and first aid certified. Open at 6:30 am Mon-Fri. Offer breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks. In and outdoor play, crafts, songs and story time:)

Call me at 515-494-9710 for more information.

Chief Mark Bowersox Retirement Party 9/9/15

Everyone welcome to celebrate the service of Chief of Police Mark Bowersox who is retiring after 39 years of dedicated service.

Polk City Community Room. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

2015 North Polk School Board Election

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 there will be an election held in the North Polk School District to elect 2 candidates to the North Polk School Board.  One of the candidates, Tim Krehbiel is an incumbent and the other two, David Potter and Joe Heintz would be new to the board upon election.

Last week I posted a series of questions for each of the candidates via email and each person was easy to reach, happy to answer and timely in their responses.

I usually post articles directly into the email to make things easier for readers but I hope you will forgive me this one time as the content of the Q & A is quite long and longer emails tend to turn up more often in Spam/Junk folders.

Please note: Polk City Square is neutral on all elections and provides this information as a service to the community to aid in the election process.

Polls open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Click here to read the full Q & A responses >>>

NP Foundation Tailgate Sept 4

North Polk School Foundation’s 7th Annual Tailgate Friday, Sept. 4

The North Polk School Foundation’s 7th Annual Tailgate is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 before the North Polk and Perry football game.

Hickory Park sandwiches (smoked pork or saucy southerner), Hickory Park baked beans, chips, cookie and drink will be available for $8 per meal. Extra sandwiches will be available for $4.

Food will be served from 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the North Polk High School Commons. A 50-cent coupon to be used at the North Polk concession stand will be given with each meal.

Tailgate profits will be used to enhance the educational opportunities of North Polk students.

So join your friends and neighbors at the tailgate, enjoy a good meal and help cheer the Comets to victory!

About the North Polk School Foundation
Since 1998, the North Polk Schools Foundation has worked to enhance the educational opportunities for North Polk students. By offering support, the Foundation is working to ensure high-quality education in the North Polk Community School District. The Foundation supports all facets, groups, clubs, classes and teachers of the district. To learn more, visit

NP Foundation Golf Tournament Sept 14

Hit the Links FORE North Polk Schools Monday, Sept. 14!

The 10th Annual North Polk School Foundation Golf Tournament is Monday, September 14, at Tournament Club of Iowa (TCI) in Polk City. The event is a four-person best shot with a shotgun start at noon.

Cost for the event is $90 per person ($360 for a foursome).

Cost includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Presentation of prizes will begin at the clubhouse immediately following play.

All proceeds go to the North Polk School Foundation to enhance the educational opportunities of all North Polk students.

Business & Family Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Business and family sponsorship opportunities are available again this year. A sign on a hole with your business’s or family’s name, plus fees for four golfers, is $500. A business sign and fees for two golfers is $250. A sign alone is $200.

Register Today

For additional information and to request registration forms, contact Board Member Kelly Bruggeman at (515) 447-7750.


Enter to Win Free Flowers!

*** We are holding a drawing to win a FREE fresh, gorgeous flower bouquet every month for 6 months! To enter your name into the drawing: first, “like” our Facebook page (Floral Studio at the Perfect Wedding by LKB Weddings and Events) & then stop in or contact us to order a bouquet of flowers for pick up or delivery within the month of September! Every order will get your name entered again & again! Contact us for more details & to place your orders! ***


Frequent Flowers Program!

Call us to set up the delivery of a beautiful vase full of colorful,
fragrant, fresh flowers every two weeks – for your home, your
business, or as a gift to someone special!

Different price points available, please call or email for details!
Thank you for continuing to use the goods & services of our
local Polk City businesses. We appreciate YOU!

110 W. Van Dorn St. Suite H
“On the Square”
515-979-8966 Lisa Bunkers
515-729-2265 Michelle Nelson

Job Opening: Polk City Deputy City Clerk

Deputy City Clerk

The City of Polk City, IA is taking applications for a full time Deputy City Clerk. The position includes a variety of administrative, financial, office and specialized duties which require accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality, and independent judgment. Must work well with the public, possess good writing and communication skills, and have knowledge and experience with computer programs and office equipment. Some work after normal business hours may be required. Must be bondable, a high school graduate and have an associate degree in accounting or closely related field. BS degree in related field and at least three years related experience in government preferred. Candidates subject to pre-employment physical, drug testing criminal history and background check. Application and job description at City Hall, send resume to Jenny Gibbons, City Clerk, ( City of Polk City, P.O. Box 426, 112 3rd Street, Polk City, IA 50226 Position open until filled. EOE/AA

Little Comets Cheer Clinic 2015

ALL students, Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend!

Thursday, September 10
6:00 – 8:30 PM
North Polk Middle School Cafeteria

Learn what it’s like to be a real Comet Cheerleader!!
Participants will learn cheers, jumps, and kicks from the North Polk Comets Cheer Squad!
They will get to show off what they learned Friday, September 11 before the varsity football
game at Comet Field!

Cost to participate is $25, and includes a clinic t-shirt, which they will wear to perform.

Click here for printable registration form >

Week of 8/24/15

Hi again!  I’m still on vacation but had a few things to send out, and I need your help!

  • HELP! North Polk School Board Candidates
    I had a request come in for information about the North Polk School Board Candidates.  If you are one, or know of one, could you please send me their name and contact information?  I’m hoping to put together something simple for people to read about each one in next week’s email. Please send it into
  • Back to School Massage Special!
    Sands Chiro is offering 20% off all massages including hot stone massage for the next two weeks! Call 515-984-6484 to schedule your appointment.
  • Kids4Truth Registration Open! Starts Sept. 13.
    The Lakeside Kids4Truth Leadership Team has been busy this summer making some exciting changes to our Kids4Truth program that will kick-off Sept 13.  This program is for kids 4 years old – 5th Grade and we want to invite you to register them using the link provided below to help us prepare for the school year program. Kids4Truth is a Bible club that meets during the school year for ages 4 years old-5th grade and includes Bible teaching, music, games and crafts.  This year our PreK, Kindgergarten and 1st Grade classes will spend time with their teachers learning Bible Stories using a variety of different teaching styles.  Our 2nd-5th graders will continue to learn from their teachers what the Bible teaches and how to apply it to daily living!  We are very excited about this! To go to the registration page please CLICK HERE.
    Lobsterfest at the Legion is THIS SATURDAY!  YUM! Online ticket sales have closed but stop at the Legion today after 4pm if you still need your ticket for great event!
  • North Polk Schools start this week!
    Drive Carefully!  School starts on Wednesday, keep an eye out for the walkers, bikers, and kids on their way to bus stops.  Have a great year North Polk!

Join Girl Scouts

girlscoutslogoJoin Girl Scouts Today!

Calling all Kindergartener Girls and Parents!

Be More.  Be Amazing.  Be a Girl Scout. (Open Flyer)

With the Girl Scouts, you’ll make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show how exciting the world is, and how awesome you are, over and over again.  So, what are you waiting for?  Start the fun today!

Help Her Discover Amazing.  Be a Volunteer. (Open Brochure)

Introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined.  What your girls get out of each day is up to you.  Whether you can give a day, a few weeks, or the whole year, there are so many flexible ways to be a Girl Scout Leader.  So, what are you waiting for?  Be the role model she’ll always remember.

Contact Bre at 515-278-2881 x1193 or for more information and to sign up for your adventure!  Also, visit the Girl Scout booth on Back to School Night at West and Central Elementary Monday, August 24th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

Big Creek Bike Ride 8/29/15



Win a FREE Haircut!

2015-mindy-at-salon-pc-125Mindy Macky of Salon PC is running a special that when she gets 100 Likes on her FACEBOOK page she will hold a drawing from the people who have liked her page. The winner will receive a complimentary haircut.  Check it out!