Upcoming events

Posted 4/23/21
• Police Department Year in Review
The program for the Chamber Luncheon Wednesday, May 12 is Police Department Year in Review by Police Chief Jeremy Siepker at 11:30 a.m. at Luana Savings Bank Community Room with a catered lunch. To register, visit www.gopolkcity.com/calendar.

• Appliance and tire drop off
Appliances and tires can be dropped off on Thursday and Friday, May 20-21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the maintenance shop. This is only for residents in Polk City city limits. See https://www.polkcityia.gov/parks-and-recreation/special-events/events/4691 for information about what is and isn’t accepted.

• City-Wide Clean Up 
The Polk City City-Wide Clean Up Saturday, May 22 helps residents dispose of clutter caused by bulky waste. Place all acceptable items at the curb the night before. Size and weight limits apply and many items are not accepted. This is only for Polk City residents living within the City Limits of Polk City. Visit the City’s website, www.polkcityia.gov, for a full list of requirements.

• Polk City Farmers Market
The 2021 market season will run Thursdays, May 27 through July 29, from 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.gopolkcity.com/farmer-s-market.

• Celebrate North Polk 2021
Enjoy dinner and silent and live auctions June 5 at the Celebrate North Polk 2021 event. Activities begin at 6 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center - Ankeny. More information coming soon.

• Live Music: BitterSweet
Friday, June 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

• Live Music: Sister Sara
Friday, July 16, starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

• Polk City MiniFest
Four Seasons MiniFest 2021 will be Friday, July 17 The kid-friendly activities will be on the Town Square, 2-6 p.m. The live music will be from 8-11 p.m. at the American Legion (outdoors on a stage). For updates, check https://www.gopolkcity.com/four-seasons-minifest.

• Live Music: Lew & Brad Band
Friday, July 30, starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

‘Brick by Brick’ Fundraiser

Posted 4/23/21
    There are still bricks available for the North Polk School Foundation “Brick by Brick” fundraiser. The North Polk School Foundation invites you to purchase a personalized engraved brick to commemorate your Comet Pride. Bricks will be on display on a wall at the new Elementary School in Polk City or the new High School addition. Your contribution will be used to help fund the new Elementary School library, as well as support all North Polk Schools.
    Two different sized bricks are available: 8” x 8” for $500 or 4” x 8” for $250. A limited number of bricks will be available at each location. To purchase a brick or to claim a brick that you have already purchased go to https://www.northpolkfoundation.org/store.html

Ongoing Events

Posted 4/15/21
Adult Yoga Classes
   Monthly sessions of Adult Yoga are taking place at the Community Center in Polk City.  Each session (March, April, May, etc.) consists of four Tuesday evening (7-8 p.m.) classes for $60. Class size is limited to 12 at this time in response to COVID-19. Online registration can be completed at www.polkcityia.gov/parks-and-recreation/pages/online-registration.

Polk City Library Mens’ Friday Coffee
    Gentlemen, drop in for coffee and conversation each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon on Zoom. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area. Log in to the group at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/72658926315.

April is National Safe Digging Month
   This April marks the 14th annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Iowa residents to always call 8-1-1 or visit the Iowa One Call website at least 48 hours before any digging project. 

Citizens Academy Coming Fall 2021

Posted 4/15/21
    The Citizens Academy is a program that allows a group of residents to learn more about Polk City local government. The focus is to maximize the learning component within a small focus group of local residents. Join the Citizen Academy this Fall for a 4-part series to learn and become more engaged. Find more information at https://www.polkcityia.gov/home/news/polk-city-citizens-academy-coming-fall-2021.

‘Brick by Brick’ Fundraiser

Posted 4/15/21
    There are still bricks available for the North Polk School Foundation “Brick by Brick” fundraiser. The North Polk School Foundation invites you to purchase a personalized engraved brick to commemorate your Comet Pride. Bricks will be on display on a wall at the new Elementary School in Polk City or the new High School addition. Your contribution will be used to help fund the new Elementary School library, as well as support all North Polk Schools.
   Two different sized bricks are available: 8” x 8” for $500 or 4” x 8” for $250. A limited number of bricks will be available at each location. To purchase a brick or to claim a brick that you have already purchased go to https://www.northpolkfoundation.org/store.html

Upcoming events

Posted 4/15/21
Police Department Year in Review
   The program for the Chamber Luncheon Wednesday, May 12 is Police Department Year in Review by Police Chief Jeremy Siepker at 11:30 a.m. at Luana Savings Bank Community Room with a catered lunch. To register, visit www.gopolkcity.com/calendar.

Appliance and tire drop off
    Appliances and tires can be dropped off on Thursday and Friday, May 20-21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the maintenance shop. This is only for residents in Polk City city limits. See https://www.polkcityia.gov/parks-and-recreation/special-events/events/4691 for information about what is and isn’t accepted.

City-Wide Clean Up - Saturday, May 22
   The Polk City City-Wide Clean Up helps residents dispose of clutter caused by bulky waste. Place all acceptable items at the curb the night before. Size and weight limits apply and many items are not accepted. This is only for Polk City residents living within the City Limits of Polk City. Visit the City’s website, www.polkcityia.gov, for a full list of requirements.

Polk City Farmers Market
   The 2021 market season will run Thursdays, May 27 through July 29, from 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.gopolkcity.com/farmer-s-market.

Celebrate North Polk 2021
   Enjoy dinner and silent and live auctions June 5 at the Celebrate North Polk 2021 event. Activities begin at 6 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center - Ankeny. More information coming soon.

Live Music: BitterSweet
   Friday, June 18, Starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

Live Music: Sister Sara
   Friday, July 16, starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

Polk City MiniFest
   Four Seasons MiniFest 2021 is a go Friday, July 17! The kid-friendly activities will be on the Town Square, 2-6 p.m. The live music will be from 8-11 p.m. at the American Legion (outdoors on a stage). For updates, check https://www.gopolkcity.com/four-seasons-minifest.

Live Music: Lew & Brad Band
   Friday, July 30, starting at 6 p.m. at Tournament Club of Iowa. Sponsored by Cullen & Associates Inc. Insurance Services.

Vendors sought for Farmers Market

Posted 4/15/21
   The Polk City Farmers Market is looking for vendors. The 2021 market season will run Thursdays, May 27 through July 29 from 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.gopolkcity.com/farmer-s-market.

Sponsors needed for Polk City MiniFest

Posted 4/15/21
   Four Seasons MiniFest 2021 is scheduled for Friday, July 17. The kid-friendly activities will be on the Town Square, 2-6 p.m. The live music will be from 8-11 p.m. at the American Legion (outdoors on a stage). For updates, check https://www.gopolkcity.com/four-seasons-minifest.
   Sponsors are needed. The following levels are available:
   • PLATINUM $1,000 - $1,999: Company Listed on Website, Company Logo on Banner, Company Name on Event Shirt, four MiniFest shirts.
   • GOLD $750 - $999: Company Listed on Website, Company Logo on Banner, Company Name on Event Shirt, three MiniFest shirts.
   • SILVER $500 - $749: Company Listed on Website, Company Logo on Banner, Company Name on Event Shirt, two MiniFest shirts.
   • BRONZE $250 - $499: Company Listed on Website, Company Logo on Banner, Company Name on Event Shirt, one MiniFest shirt.

Polk City Library Mens’ Friday Coffee

Posted 4/9/21
    Gentlemen, drop in for coffee and conversation each Friday from 10 a.m. - noon on Zoom. Enjoy spending time and having a few laughs or interesting discussions with other men from around the area. Log in to the group at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/72658926315.

Lakeside Fellowship seeking VBS volunteers

Posted 4/9/21
    Vacation Bble School at Lakside Fellowship will be held Sunday, June 27 -Thursday, July 1. More than 100 volunteers are needed, and about half of those are classroom teachers. Lakeside membersare encouraged to consider being a classroom teacher. If you are not a member and would like to help, there are many volunteer positions that do not require membership. If you are not able to be on site the week of VBS and would like to help, there is a lot of prep work that can be done – some at the church building and some that could be done from home. Sign up at https://lakesidefellowship.churchcenter.com/people/forms/229444.

Fire Department Year in Review

Posted 4/9/21
    Chamber Luncheon is Fire Department Year in Review by Fire Chief Jim Mitchell on Wednesday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Luana Savings Bank Community Room with a catered lunch. To register, visit www.gopolkcity.com/calendar.

Polk City Farmers Market

Posted 4/9/21
    The Polk City Farmers Market is looking for vendors. The 2021 market season will run Thursdays, May 27 through July 29 from 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.gopolkcity.com/farmer-s-market. https://www.northpolkfoundation.org/store.html

‘Brick by Brick’ Fundraiser

Posted 4/9/21
    There are still bricks available for the North Polk School Foundation “Brick by Brick” fundraiser. The North Polk School Foundation invites you to purchase a personalized engraved brick to commemorate your Comet Pride. Bricks will be on display on a wall at the new Elementary School in Polk City or the new High School addition. Your contribution will be used to help fund the new Elementary School library, as well as support all North Polk Schools.
Two different sized bricks are available: 8” x 8” for $500 or 4” x 8” for $250. A limited number of bricks will be available at each location. To purchase a brick or to claim a brick that you have already purchased go to https://www.northpolkfoundation.org/store.html

Donate your unwanted eggs for next year

Posted 4/9/21
    If you have any leftover plastic eggs that you don’t want, the library will take them and use for next year’s Egg Hunt. Drop off any plastic eggs at the Polk City Library.

Library presents reading program

Posted 4/9/21
    Register for the Polk City Library’s “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at polkcitylibrary.beanstack.org and log the reading you share with your child. If you participated in the 2020 Summer or 2021 Winter Reading Challenge you will already have an account. Use your same log-in information and you will see the new challenge available for your child. Paper logs are available upon request. 

Friends of the Library meeting

Posted 4/9/21
    The Friends of the Polk City Community Library have four scheduled meetings per year. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Polk City Community Library. All meetings are open to members and the public. Anyone interested in supporting the Library is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Stormwater Management Utility Fee

Posted 4/9/21
    The new Stormwater Service rates shall be effective as of March 2021, payable in April 2021, assessed as outlined below:
    1. Residential: A storm sewer availability charge will be charged at $3 per month
    2. Commercial/Industrial: A storm sewer availability charge will be charged at $3 per ERU per month up to a maximum of 65 ERUs
    The purpose of the ordinance is to establish a utility responsible for stormwater management within the corporate boundaries of the City of Polk City and provide for the management, protection, control, regulation, use and enhancement of stormwater systems and facilities. For more information about ERUs and utility fees go to https://www.polkcityia.gov/home/news/stormwater-management-utility-fee.

Polk City Citizens Academy coming Fall 2021

Posted 4/9/21
    The Citizens Academy is a program that allows a group of residents to learn more about Polk City local government. The focus is to maximize the learning component within a small focus group of local residents. Join the Citizen Academy this Fall for a 4-part series to learn and become more engaged. Find more information at https://www.polkcityia.gov/home/news/polk-city-citizens-academy-coming-fall-2021.

2021 Polk City Survey

Posted 4/9/21
    The City of Polk City is conducting a survey to assess citizen satisfaction with several of the major city services and to help determine priorities for the community as part of Polk City’s ongoing planning process. Share your thoughts at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3TP6QSB

Polk City Community Library

Posted 4/2/21
    The library is re-opening April 5 to the public. No appointment is required. Masks are required. Call (515) 984-6119 or visit www.polkcitylibrary.org for more information. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The library will be closed April 2 and 3.
     • The Forgotten Generation – American Children and World War II, Thursday April 8 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt addressed the nation by radio, saying, “We are all in it-all the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history.”  Join Dr. Lisa Payne Ossian as she explores how the challenges, struggles and sacrifices of wartime were not borne by adults alone. Register at  www.polkcitylibrary.org.
    • Chair Yoga with Brandy live via Zoom, Mondays, 9 a.m. Join Brandy Young for Chair Yoga via Zoom. Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the support of a chair. No experience is necessary. Gentle strength training may also be incorporated into the practice. Props such as hand weights, resistance bands and a yoga block may be helpful if desired, but not necessary. Resistance bands are available to pick up curbside at the library, contact Pam for more information 515-984-6119.

NHS Food Drive for the Comet Cupboard

Posted 4/2/21
    North Polk parents and students are encouraged to bring food to their school and place it in a designated spot. They are collecting non perishable foods, specifically peanut butter, kids snacks, cereals, spaghetti-o’s, mac n cheese, spam, canned fruits, and canned vegetables on April 5-9. The Comet Cupboard is a food pantry in Polk City that donates food to those in the community. For those in the community wishing to donate, bring your food to the Polk City United Methodist Church. If you are unable to make it there or uncomfortable leaving your home, call 515-984-3400 stating your address to have your items picked up, contact-free, off your porch.

Polk City Women’s Meeting

Posted 4/2/21
    Join the Polk City Women on Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Sandpiper Shelter and learn about Saylorville Lake from guest speaker Ranger Angela with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
    The shelter is covered but open-sided. Directions: Head south out of town on Highway 415 and turn right on McBride Street to enter Sandpiper Recreation Area. The shelter is behind the playground on the left.
    Hot Topics:
    1. Ice Breaker: Share a hidden talent — something you could be hired to do or something you could teach a class on. Or share something you sell. Feel free to bring your business card.
    2. Ranger Angela will share the purpose of Saylorville Lake, recreational opportunities, and other fun information.
    3. Stay after the meeting for a BOYB Social.

Polk City Farmers Market

Posted 4/2/21
    The Polk City Farmers Market is looking for vendors. The 2021 market season will run Thursdays, May 27 through July 29 from 4-7 p.m.. For more information, visit www.gopolkcity.com/farmer-s-market.

Seniors of the month

Posted 3/26/21
    Congratulations to Kiwanis Club of Polk City March North Polk Senior of the Month: Adrienne Thomas and Hailey Steffen.

NPComet Cupboard bag of food

Posted 3/26/21
    On April 3, a free bag of food including a 10-pound ham, is available for anyone in the North Polk District finding themselves in need of groceries. See their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/npcometcupboard to fill out the form, or contact Dixie Bequeaith at dbequeai967@msn.com.

Parks & Recreation Summer program

Posted 3/19/21
    Polk City Parks & Recreation’s Summer 2021 program guide will be available digitally Friday, March 19 at www.polkcityia.gov/parks-and-recreation. Registration for programs will open Monday, March 2 at 8 a.m.

 2021 City Survey

Posted 3/19/21
    The City of Polk City is conducting a survey to assess citizen satisfaction with several of the major city services and to help determine priorities for the community as part of Polk City’s ongoing planning process. Please share your thoughts at the following link www.surveymonkey.com/r/3TP6QSB.

Polk City Citizens Academy

Posted 3/19/21
    Polk City Citizens Academy is sponsored by the Mayor and City Council. The Academy addresses one of the established goals of the City Council which is to “connect our community” with each other and with local government. If you have ever wondered how the City functions behind the scenes, then this academy is for you. During this free four-week experience you will become more connected with your local government. Dinner will be provided. Class size is limited to 15 participants so apply today. Applications available at City Hall or the City website www.polkcityia.gov For questions about the Citizens Academy pleasecall the Clerk’s Office 515-984-6233 or email support@polkcityia.gov.
    • Week 1: City Government and Administration. Thursday, Sept. 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. City Hall, 112 Third St. Presenters: Chelsea Huisman, City Manager and Jenny Gibbons, City Clerk.
    • Week 2: Public Works. Thursday, Sept. 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Public Works, 301 E. Northside Drive. Presenters: Mike Schulte, Public Works Director and TBD.
    • Week 3: Library, Parks and Recreation. Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Library, 1500 W. Broadway St. Presenters: Jamie Noack, Library Director and Jason Thraen, Parks & Recreation Director.
    • Week 4: Police and Fire. Thursday, Oct. 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Public Safety Building, 309 E. Van Dorn St. Presenters: Jeremy Siepker, Police Chief and Jim Mitchell, Fire Chief.

Polk City Democrats  meeting

Posted 3/12/21
    The next meeting of Polk City Democrats will be Monday, April 5 at 6:30 pm. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact polkcitydemocrats@gmail.com.

Pancakes, Egg Hunt, Craft Sale

Posted 3/12/21
    The Polk City Kiwanis and Lakeside Fellowship Church, 1121 W. Bridge Road, Polk City, will be hosting the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Annual Easter Egg Hunt along with Lakeside’s crafts on Saturday, March 27. The Pancake Breakfast will be a sit down breakfast observing COVID-19 precautions or a Pick Up and Go Pancake Breakfast. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Lakeside’s east field, weather permitting. If weather does not permit, a small bag of Easter candy can be picked up at Lakeside’s front door. Lakeside will host crafts in the church gym. The breakfast is a freewill donation with all proceeds going towards Kiwanis High School Senior Scholarships and registration for Camp OK for two fifth graders at the YMCA Camp in June

Fire Department Year in Review

Posted 3/12/21
    Chamber Luncheon is Fire Department Year in Review by Fire Chief Jim Mitchell on Wednesday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Luana Savings Bank Community Room with a catered lunch. To register, visit www.gopolkcity.com/calendar.

2021 City Wide Clean Up Event

Posted 3/12/21
    The Polk City city-wide clean-up event will be Saturday, May 22. The purpose of the City Clean-Up is to help residents dispose of clutter caused by bulky waste. Place all acceptable items at the curb the night before. Do not put on carts or trailers.
    Appliance and tire drop-off will be May 20 and 21 only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    This is only for Polk City Residents living within the City Limits of Polk City
    For more information about safe, smart waste disposal and recycling options, call 515-244-0021 or visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com.

Lakeside Fellowship services

Posted 3/12/21
     Worship with Lakeside Fellowship from home, Sundays at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Visit their Facebook page or website for a link and details. In-person services are now Sundays at 8 a.m. (masks required), 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m
    Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m.
    Easter services will be held at 8 a.m. (masks required), 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

How to get the Polk City Square in your business

Posted 6/26/2020
     If you are a business owner or manager and would like to have the Polk City Square available for your employees or customers, simply let us know and we will add you to the list. Here are 5 reasons you may want to consider this:
    1.  It’s free! We provide copies at no charge, and you simply make them available. We pick up the returns when we deliver the news ones, and we adjust the amount we give you based on how many were picked up. No work on your part.
    2.  It drives traffic to your store! Once residents know you are a distribution location, they will seek out the Polk City Square by returning to your store.
    3.  It supports the local business community! Local businesses are dealing with a new set of challenges now, but buying local is seemingly always the solution.
    4.  It shares positive news about the community! Those who read the Polk City Square tell us they feel better about themselves and this community.
    To begin delivery, contact us online at iowaadviser.com.
    Thanks for reading.
Shane Goodman
President and Publisher

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Posted 3/4/21
    On Saturday, March 27, the Polk City Kiwanis and Lakeside Fellowship Church, 1121 W. Bridge Road, Polk City, will be hosting the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Annual Easter Egg Hunt, along with Lakeside’s crafts.
The pancake breakfast will be a sit-down breakfast observing COVID-19 precautions, or a pick-up-and-go pancake breakfast.
    The Easter egg hunt will be held on Lakeside’s east field, weather permitting. If weather does not permit, a small bag of Easter candy can be picked up at Lakeside’s front door.
    Lakeside will host crafts in the church gym.
    There will be a pancake free will donation with all proceeds going towards Kiwanis High School Senior Scholarships and registration for Camp OK for two fifth graders at the YMCA Camp in June.

Fish fry and Bingo

Posted 3/4/21
    Polk City American Legion Post 232, 114 W. Broadway St., is hosting a fish fry, 5:30-7 p.m., and BINGO, 7-9 p.m. night. Come for the fish, stay for the BINGO. This will continue each Friday through April 2.

State of the City Luncheon

Posted 3/4/21
    Go Polk City is hosting a luncheon featuring Mayor Jason Morse, giving a year in review regarding the City of Polk City. This will be held March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Luana Savings Bank community room. Pizza will be catered by Papa’s Pizzaria. Get your ticket today at www.gopolkcity.com/calendar.

Library fundraiser

Posted 2/26/21
    Friends of the the Polk City Community Library are holding a fundraiser at Polk City Nutrition, 201 N. Third St., Suite G, on March 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The proceeds will go toward an outdoor seating/programming area on the library patio.

City budget hearing

Posted 2/26/21
    The Public Hearing for the adoption of the FY 21.22 City Budget will be held March 8 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Residents can call in 515-329-8019 code 593054. You can view the complete budget at https://bit.ly/37uQNte. Contact City Hall at 515-984-6233 if you have any questions about the budget or budgeting process.

Polk City Democrats meeting

Posted 2/19/21
    The next meeting of Polk City Democrats is Monday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. They will be conducting the off-year caucus. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact polkcitydemocrats@gmail.com.

2021 City Wide Clean Up Event

Posted 2/26/21
    The Polk City city-wide clean-up event will be Saturday, May 22. The purpose of the City Clean-Up is to help residents dispose of clutter caused by bulky waste. Place all acceptable items at the curb the night before. Do not put on carts or trailers.
    Items you may place at the curb:
    • Household furniture and other items not normally collected with trash pick up
    • Tables, chairs, mattresses, bed frames, dressers, night stands, lights, couches, recliners, cabinets, doors, windows, electronics, carpet (cut down to size), bicycles patio furniture, grills (propane tank must be removed) and swing set (cut down to size).
    • Weight limit of 150 pounds per item
    • Maximum length of 5 feet (except furniture)
    • Electronics will be accepted at the curb: televisions, VCR/DVD, cell phones and computer monitors
    Items not accepted:
    • Dirt, sod, concrete, brick, asphalt, railroad ties
    • Vehicle parts, lawnmowers
    • Building materials, Decking materials
    • Metal, Chemicals, Gas
    • Paint or thinners, solvents, antifreeze
    • Toxic materials, radioactive materials
    • Compressed gas cylinders
    • Hazardous waste
    • Ammunition
    Appliance and tire drop-off will be May 20 and 21 only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    This is only for Polk City Residents living within the City Limits of Polk City
    These items only accepted at the Maintenance Shop
    • Heaters, kitchen appliances, air conditioners, microwaves, furnaces, and washers/dryers
    • Five tire limit, vehicle passenger tires only, no rims
    For more information about safe, smart waste disposal and recycling options, call 515-244-0021 or visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com.

Kiwanis North Polk Seniors of the Month

Posted 2/26/21
   In February, the Polk City Kiwanis Club honored three North Polk seniors: Shenna Lavonne Lemke, Kaitlyn Richards and Reagen Demmon.

Fish Fry & Bingo

Posted 2/26/21
    The  Polk City Iowa American Legion Post 232, 114 W. Broadway St., is hosting a Fish Fry and Bingo on Friday, Feb. 26. Fish served 5:30-7 p.m. and Bingo played 7-9 p.m.
Masks and social distancing will be enforced per latest Iowa Proclamation.

Polk City Women - March Meeting

Posted 2/26/21
    Join the Polk City Women in March and enjoy guest speaker Jason Morse, the Polk City Mayor. This will be held on March 2 at 7 p.m. at Luana Savings Bank Community Room. (Drive to the back of the bank and there’s a door that will take you right into the large conference room.) Social distancing will be observed, masks required if you are not seated.
    If you’re looking to get involved in the community and meet some wonderful women along the way, join their monthly meeting. The meetings provide an opportunity to share ideas, discuss current happenings in Polk City, conduct club business and enjoy fun activities. You do not have to be a member in order to sit in on a meeting.

Lakeside Fellowship services

Posted 2/26/21
     Worship with Lakeside Fellowship from home, Sundays at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Visit their Facebook page or website for a link and details. In-person services are now Sundays at 8 a.m. (masks required), 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m

Polk City United Methodist Church services

Posted 2/26/21
    Polk City UMC, 1421 W. Broadway St., will hold online worship, livestreamed to its Facebook page at 9:30 a.m., and then made available as a recording on www.polkcitymc.org later in the day.
    In-person worship will be offered on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. RSVP the number of people from your household on their website.

Bricks for sale

Posted 2/5/21
     The North Polk School Foundation invites you to purchase a personalized engraved brick to commemorate your Comet Pride. Bricks will be on display on a wall at the new elementary school in Polk City or the new high school addition. Your contribution will be used to help fund the new elementary school library, as well as support all North Polk Schools.
    Two different sized bricks are available: 8” x 8” for $500, or 4” x 8” for $250. A limited number of bricks will be available at each location. Order your brick today at www.northpolkfoundation.org/news.html.

Donations wanted for the High School Spring Musical

Posted 1/29/21
    The North Polk High School spring musical “Bright Star” is coming up, and they are in need of some production pieces to be donated. They are looking for old kitchen/student chairs, metal lanterns, barnwood, boxcar style siding. If you have an item to donate, email tyler.harper@northpolk.org.

Kiwanis‌ ‌Club‌ ‌Seniors‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Month‌ ‌

Posted 1/21/21
    In January, the Polk City Kiwanis Club honored three North Polk seniors: Abigail‌ ‌Zimmer, Mia Wendel and Mia E. Schumann. In past years, the Kiwanis Club would honor students and their families at their monthly Banquet Dinner. But COVID-19 has changed many events, and, now, several Kiwanian members visit each student’s driveway and present the award to them with their families as part of the event. “We continue to be in awe of these students of 2021 that have accomplished so much in their education and community,” the Kiwanis announcement reads. “Their continuing education is so inspiring to all of us honoring these students each month.”

Citizen and Business of the Year announced

Posted 1/21/21
    Congratulations to Dixie Speicher Bequeaith, 2020 Citizen of the Year and Polk City United Methodist Church, 2020 Business of the Year for the outstanding work with the NP Comet Cupboard. Go Polk City celebrates the positive effect you have on the community. Thank you for all your hard work you put in daily. Know that it is recognized and appreciated.