With the impending winter weather, we would like to remind citizens that parking is prohibited on city streets when snowfall has accumulated to a depth of one-half inch or more; or if snow removal operations have been commenced by the city. In order to avoid an infraction, any ice or snow accumulations need to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours of the storm event. For more information, please follow the links below to view the online city code.
A bracelet was found near the old City Hall lot on 3rd Street. If you or someone you know are looking for this, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 and provide a description to claim.
The library will be hosting a holiday ceramics class with D & L Ceramics out of Everly, Iowa. The class will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 5pm – 8pm. Cost is dependent upon which ceramic you choose to paint, prices range from $5 to $60. Supplies and instruction are provided free of charge. To find out more about the class or sign up, please call the library at 364-2306.
Available ceramic options are viewable with this link: Holiday Ceramic Class (1)
City Hall Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in honor of Veterans Day.
We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 14, 2022.
Due to unforeseen circumstances with the paving machine, 7th Street will not be resurfaced today. The paving will now take place the first of next week.
On Friday, October 7, 2022, Public Works will be servicing the outdoor warning siren near 7th and Rohwer. If you hear the siren, do not be alarmed, it is only a test.
We know everyone is excited about the installation of the new playground equipment at City Park. Installation crews will be pouring concrete this afternoon and requires time to cure. Our public works crew will be putting the finishing touches on throughout the remainder of the week. It is important that children refrain from playing on the equipment until further notice.
T-MINUS 10 DAYS UNTIL RAGBRAI!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Heritage Days festivities this year contributing to its huge success. If you see a committee member thank them for their countless hours of planning.
Volunteers left to right: Jess Bluml, Steph Mulstay, Amy Forbes, Heather Bogue, Geneva Miesner, Kelsey Brosius.
Not pictured: Sheila Redenius and Julie Schiernbeck.
The City of Ida Grove is excited to announce the opening of the Heffron-Dankert Bridge (also known as the Moorehead Avenue Bridge) on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am. We would like to thank J.E.O. for their engineering services and Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. for the great work on the project and finishing 90+ days ahead of the deadline. This is a bridge that the community can be proud of for many years.
The 12th Annual Relay Iowa is coming through Ida Grove today and into this evening. They will be along Hwy 175 during this time. Please be aware of runners and support vehicles parked along the highway.
T-minus 10 days until good times, sunshine and tan lines!
Opening day is Memorial Day, May 30th! Hours of operation are as follows:
Monday – Saturday 1PM – 5PM and 7PM – 8:30PM
Sunday 1PM – 6PM
Shout out to the Ida Grove Public Works Department for their hard work in getting the pool this cool!
The City of Ida Grove would like to thank Gary & Sharon Godbersen, the Harold and Leone Godbersen Family Foundation, and Godbersen-Smith Construction Company for their amazing contributions to City Park. When visiting the park you will see improved parking, sidewalks, and a patio in between the courts for your enjoyment. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we encourage you to do so. We hope everyone has a ball ya’ll!
The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost male lab. He was found in the 400 block of Zobel Lane. If you have any information, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible. We would like to see him returned to his rightful owner.
The 400 block of Main Street is opened back up.
Spring has finally arrived!
Public Works crew members, Bob Lorenzen and Kris Taylor, set up the pickleball nets today. With the warmer weather ahead, get out there and utilize the courts!
Grass Clipping Notice
The City of Ida Grove reminds residents not to blow grass clippings into city streets or alleys to prevent clogging of city storm drains. Leaving grass clippings in any street or alley is considered a “nuisance” and also includes debris such as leaves, brush, nails, glass, or rubbish of any kind. The placing of debris, including grass clippings, on streets and alleys could lead to violators being charged for clean-up per City Code 12.30.030. Placing Debris on Streets, Violation and Abatement.
Due to the temperatures dropping below the freezing mark this weekend, the water has been shut off at the ballfields.
The City of Ida Grove and Community Partners have purchased a new sign for any type of organization, fundraiser, or event to advertise at the center of Main and Second Street. This sign holds up to 30 x 40 inch posters or plain paper with an easy front loading snap frame. If you would like to use this sign for your upcoming event, please stop into City Hall so we can get your name and date of event on the sign out sheet. Please keep in mind that starting June 23, the sign will be unavailable every Thursday for Farmers Market and will continue through the end of September.
RAGBRAI IS COMING! RAGBRAI IS COMING!
Excitement is buzzing in the community with the announcement of Ida Grove being the overnight host town for day 2 of RAGBRAI, which is happening Sunday, July 24, 2022. Stay tuned for announcements regarding a town hall meeting with the community. This is where we will address questions, concerns, and ACCEPT NUMEROUS VOLUNTEERS to help make this day a huge success for Ida Grove!
Please click the link below to see the Greetings from Iowa shoutout on Ida Grove from Iowa PBS.
A big thank you goes out to the Harold and Leone Godbersen Family Foundation, Gary and Sharon Godbersen, and Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. for getting the lights for the basketball courts operational. The lights are on a 60 minute max timer without having to reset it.
The City of Ida Grove has picked up a lost male dog. If you have any information, please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible. We would like to see this playful guy get back to his owners.
The Ida Grove Rec Center Committee was developed in 1998 after residents completed a survey expressing the need for more quality of life outlets in the community. After a lot of fund-raising, generous donations, and grants received, the groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2002. With the help of local businesses and more than 100 volunteers, the Ida Grove Community Recreation Center opened in December of 2003 to its members, and the Grand Opening was held in June of 2004.
The Ida Grove Recreation Center Team:
Director – Chancey Wilcke
Deputy Director – Melissa Ausborn
Mary Clough, Kris Salmon, Holly Conover, Karen Petersen, Misty Johnson, Scott Clark, Michelle Schmidt and Seth Wheeler.
Ida Grove Recreation Board:
Kristy Gilbert – President
Dan Skirvin, Dan Remer, Denise Redenius, Kelly Krueger, and Chancey Wilcke
The rec center facility includes a weight room with cardio equipment, an aerobics room, a community room (temporarily occupied by the City Hall Office), gymnasium with a walking track, raquetball court, an interactive golf simulator and putting practice, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, children’s pool, sauna, and a children’s playroom.
Fitness classes are free with an IGRC membership, an IGRC punch card, or can be paid at the front desk as a daily admission fee. There are many fitness classes offered such as: spinning, yoga, hot yoga, step and water aerobics, pilates, aqua board yoga/pilates, and an after-school program for school aged children.
Fitness Class Instructors:
Tabitha Bockleman, Melissa Ausborn, Brooke Skirvin, and Lauri Hummelgard
The Ida Grove Rec Center is in charge of youth activities such as: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, and teeball. Many other activities are put on by the IGRC including the annual Turkey Trot, Glow Walk/Run, Ironman Challenge, Whitewall Raquetball Tournament, potentially a Pickleball Tournament this summer, Little Bubblers, and Coffee/Hot Chocolate in the Park.
Please use the link below to visit the IGRC website, find them on Facebook, or call 712-364-3716 for additional information.
DRINKING WATER ADVISORY
The Ida Grove Water Supply is recommending to boil the water before using for drinking or to use an alternative source
The Ida Grove Water Supply had a power outage due to storms on December 15, 2021, and was unable to disinfect the water supply for a period of time. Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water be boiled before using for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source be used.
IT IS RECOMMENDED NOT TO DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.
For more information, please contact City Hall at 712-364-2428. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.
Disinfection is occurring now. Hydrants will be flushed to rid the system of unchlorinated water, and once the system is stable, bacteria samples will be collected. This advisory is a precaution until bacterial sample results are available. You will be notified when the results are available and the advisory is lifted.
The system is working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to resolve the situation.
This notice is being sent to you by the Ida Grove Water Supply.
Date distributed: December 16, 2021
The City has picked up a lost Australian Shepherd. If anyone has any information on getting this dog back to its rightful owner please contact City Hall at 364-2428.
With the warm weather we have had the last couple of days, the Ida Grove Public Works Crew took advantage and started to hang the holiday lights. May the beauty of the holidays warm your spirit!
Please remember to join us on Sunday, November 21st, as the Ida Grove Chamber of Commerce presents a Christmas Holiday Open House!
Can you believe that our Ida Grove Public Library has been in business since 1908!? That is an amazing 113 years of service to our citizens!
The library offers a variety of amenities for the citizens of Ida Grove. There are designated areas for children to do activities and read. The Children’s Library was a recent add to the library as of May 30, 2009. There is plenty of space for teenagers/adults as well to enjoy.
A grant was received from the ICCBF (Ida County Community Betterment Foundation) along with generous local donations to update the Heritage room (meeting room). Iversen TV installed a brand new ceiling mounted projector, new motorized projection screen, and audio system with microphones for the library. Included in the funding was to replace all current lights and fixtures with LED bulbs to help reduce energy costs.
Library Board of Trustees:
Larry Albrecht President
Jackie Netherton Vice President
Shirley Hayes, Secretary
Tom Grell, Trustee
Dave Larson, Trustee
Luann Benge, Trustee
Roger Rector, Trustee
Angela Scales, Director
Lisa Hopkins, Assistant
Jane Petersen, Assistant
The library continues to offer no contact pick up during library open hours. To see all services offered by the library, please click the link below to “check out” the new website.
Sunday, October 31st at 5:30 p.m. located at Godbersen Park there will be a Pumpkin Parade put on by the Ida Grove Chamber. Bring the kids in their costumes as prizes will be awarded. Every child who participates will receive a goodie bag and glow stick.
The Ida Grove Farm Bureau and King Theatre will be serving free popcorn from 5-6 p.m. at the King Theatre.
Trick or Treating to follow from 6-8 p.m.
Third grade students from OABCIG visited the temporary City Hall on Friday. The students were able to speak to the Mayor, City Clerk, and two of the Council members and learn about local government.
The portable pickleball nets are all set up at City Park! Thank you to the Godbersen Foundation for the donation of these nets!
Head on down to the City Park and check out the newest additions! The community of Ida Grove is extremely grateful to the Godbersen Foundation for the donation of these amenities!
The Ida Grove Library is pleased to announce two special events to add to this year’s Heritage Days festivities. First, stop by the city park for a FREE, fun, family event with the Iowa PBS STEAM trailer. All ages are invited to join us for exploration and play as we host the STEAM Trailer filled with activities centered around science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The Iowa PBS STEAM trailer will be located in the city park from 12 pm -4 pm on Saturday, June 26th.
Then, stop by the King Theater where we will be hosting special guest speaker, Dr. John Chase. Dr. Chase will share memories and stories from his book “You What!? Humorous stories, cautionary tales, and unexpected insights about a career in medicine”. Dr. Chase will speak at 3:30 pm and a book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available to purchase at the event for $15 each.
We hope you’ll make time to join in these festivities and more to celebrate Ida Grove!
The new LED lights are up and running at City Park. One switch runs the lights for the tennis/pickleball courts and one switch runs the lights for sand volleyball. The crew will be working to get the volleyball nets up soon.
While we are all excited for the new basketball courts, we ask people to please refrain from walking and drawing on the courts at this time. We need to keep them as clean and clear as possible while we wait for them to get their coating. We appreciate it!
The City has picked up a lost dog. If you have any information please contact City Hall at 364-2428 as soon as possible. We would like to see this dog back home with its owner before the weekend!
We would like to congratulate our OABCIG Girls Dance Team on their State Championship in Class 1 Contemporary and their 4th place finish in Class IV Hip Hop! Congratulations also to the 5 soloist performers that earned the Division 1 rating in Class IV solos! Way to Go! OABCIG Proud!
Hello Ida Grove. First off this week I wanted to talk about COVID. I have gotten several messages about worries in our county. We are taking some additional steps in the city to keep our employees safe. We are encouraging rotating in city hall and working from home. Trying to keep our social distancing. We have moved all city council meetings and other city meetings back to electronic meetings. We did discuss at our council meeting last night that we would close city hall to the public, except by appointment only. The numbers have been getting high in our county. As of today Ida County has had 2055 tested, 353 positive, 170 recovered and 5 deaths. One death is too many. My thoughts and prayers go out to these families. Let us do our part to be a part of the solution and not add to the problem. We are our own first line of defense. Hospitals are at capacity, healthcare workers are depleted. I really encourage people to stay home if they are sick or if someone in their household tests positive. Social Distance when you can if you cannot wear a mask. Wash hands frequently and sanitize. Lets work together to beat this virus. Please be safe out there. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by COVID. Also praying for our country with this election going on. Praying for our leadership. No matter who is announced President; we are America and I feel we will all pull together and be stronger. Just wanted to give a shout out to the OABCIG Football Team. Congratulations on your trip to the dome in Cedar Falls. Bring home the Championship! The community is very proud of you guys!
Feel free to reach out to me with any concerns or questions.
Very Humble and Proud to Serve Ida Grove
Mayor Devlun Whiteing
403 3rd St., Ida Grove, Iowa 51445