Community Opportunities

Physically, Charles City is by virtue of nature’s blessed bounty a very attractive community. It is dominated visually by the beautiful Cedar River which runs through the heart of the city and graced by a park system that spans more than 300 acres. Picture a city that defines itself by a wide range of community events, opportunities, and leisure activities that bridge its rich past with its forward-looking future. It’s this unique blending of the pastoral and the cultural, combined with the friendliness and caring spirit of its people, that makes Charles City not only a special place to call home, but the right place to call home. Charles City’s commitment and development efforts prompted Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department of Economic Development to name Charles City an official Main Street Iowa demonstration community in 1996.


Parks and Recreation

The natural beauty and resources of the Charles City area offers year-round leisure and recreational activities for people of all ages, offering one of the most unique and pristine park systems in the entire state. The community boasts two public golf courses and 26 parks, a characteristic few towns with a populace of 8,000 can match. Residents and visitors also enjoy golf, tennis, swimming, ice skating, fishing, canoeing and other forms of water recreation.

Highlights of the park system include an aquatic facility that was constructed in 1991 at Lion’s Field; an 18-hole golf course at Cedar Ridge Golf Course ; a 9-hole golf course at Wildwood Park; a large sports complex at Sportsmen’s Park; and several picturesque limestone footbridges and views overlooking the Cedar River.

The city maintains several shelters and ball diamonds throughout the community. The Family YMCA boasts facilities that one would normally find in a community three times the size of Charles City, including a full basketball court, racquet ball courts, fitness rooms and both a regular pool and training pool.

The City Improvement Association’s newest park is Garden Court, a small downtown park that has a cobblestone path, umbrella tables, park benches, vintage lights and charming landscaping. The City’s downtown development group has developed a 5 mile loop recreational trail on the Charley Western Railway.

Charles City Whitewater
Charles City Whitewater at Riverfront Park is located on the Cedar River in the heart of downtown Charles City. The multi-use project accommodates not only kayaks, but also inner tubes and stand-up paddle boarding. The one-quarter mile rodeo course is rated at Class II and III levels with three distinct features for paddlers of all levels. Additional elements of Riverfront Park include: boat launch; ravine play area; disc golf course; labyrinth; and stormwater fountain.


Museums And Historical Sites

Charles City has preserved several sites that pay tribute to the City’s rich history and the many contributions of its citizenry. In that respect and more, the city in its own right is a landmark and testimonial to the resiliency of the people who live here and their ability to climb over obstacles and achieve great things.

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home
The Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home, 2379 Timber Avenue, just south of Charles City, is on the National Register of Historical Places.  A Victorian-style brick house that was the childhood home of women’s right advocate Carrie Lane Chapman Catt has been lovingly restored as a Woman Suffrage Museum. The home is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays and by appointment.  E-mail Carrie Chapman Catt informationor telephone 641-228-3336 and leave a message for additional information. Further information on the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home & Museum can be found on the website at

Floyd County Historical Society Museum
The Floyd County Historical Society Museum underwent a major expansion project in 1997 to accommodate the recent acquisition of two rare, Charles City built Hart-Parr tractors – one of the first implements powered by a gasoline engine and designed for agricultural and industrial use. The museum’s collection of 10,000 items is displayed in 43 exhibits in the 33,000-square-foot building where Dr. Joseph Salsbury founded Salsbury Laboratories, one of the nation’s leading companies in the development and manufacturing of animal health medicines. Exhibits highlight Dr. Salsbury’s work and Charles City’s important role in the agricultural industry and feature a complete 1873 pharmacy, a pioneer log cabin, period rooms and several unique collections. Contact Mary Ann Townsend at (641) 228-1099 for more information or

Rockford Fossil & Prairie Park and Visitor Center 
In neighboring Rockford is the 400 acre Fossil & Prairie Park noted for its seemingly endless array of fossils from the Devonian Period.  The Fossil & Prairie Park has been called “a collector’s paradise and a scholar’s schoolroom.”  The Fossil & Prairie Center provides interpretation of the park’s unique features: Devonian fossils, native prairie, Winnebago River, and the Rockford Brick & Tile Company kilns. The Center hours are 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. daily (weekdays and weekends) Memorial Day through Labor Day or by appointment. Prairie Heritage Days are held in October. For more information, contact the Center at 641-756-3490 or

Arts And Entertainment

Cultural and Entertainment District

Charles City is also rich with cultural opportunities thanks to several unique attractions, special events, and music and drama organizations such as the Charles City Singers, Charles City Municipal Band, outdoor art festival, dance troupes and Stony Point (drama) Players.

On other entertainment fronts, the 1935 art deco Charles Theater shows first-run movies in style, and the Charles City Arts Center, located in the community’s renovated 1904 Carnegie Library, houses a permanent art collection, traveling exhibits and offers many arts-related programs. For more information on the Arts Center, contact Jacqueline Davidson at (641) 228-6284.

The Arthur Mooney Art Print Collection is housed in the Charles City Library. You can listen to spotify web player It includes fine art prints by artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Thomas Hart Benton and Salvador Dali to name but a few. In 2000, the Library was remodeled and a gallery constructed for permanent exhibition of the Mooney Collection. The Art gallery is open during regular Library hours.

Festivals And Events

Charles City hosts dozens of festivals and events throughout the year which attracts thousands of residents and visitors, including, Cedar River Canoe Float, America’s Hometown 4th of July Celebration, Floyd County Fair, Art-A-Fest, Pioneer Days, Spookwalk, Classic Christmas with the Holiday Lighted Parade, Summer Band Concerts and Party-in the-Park to name a few.

Charles City’s year-round calendar of events and special activities offer something for everyone and serves as yet another testimonial to the community’s positive attitude and ongoing efforts to create, promote and celebrate a quality of life that’s second-to-none.

Community Services

Following is a listing of the major community services offered in Charles City. For information about a specific service not listed on this Web site, please contact the Charles City Chamber of Commerce at (641) 228-4234.

Law enforcement
All law enforcement agencies within Charles City and Floyd County, as well as animal control, disaster services, and the Iowa State Patrol are all dispatched out of a modern communications center located within the police department in the City Hall Building of Charles City, located at 105 Milwaukee Mall.

The Charles City Police Department – 13 full-time officers and 7 reserve officers – is under the direction of Police Chief Mike Wendel. The Police Department can be reached in an emergency by dialing 911. For other questions, call (641) 228-3366.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and County Jail are under the direction of Sheriff Jeff Crooks, and are located on the fourth floor of the Floyd County Courthouse at 101 Main Street. In case of emergency, dial 911, otherwise the sheriff’s department can be reached at (641) 228-1821.

Charles City and the surrounding area is served by American Medical Response (AMR), which operates out of the Charles City Fire Station at 704 South Grand Avenue. Three ambulances provide both emergency response and transfer service.

In case of emergency, dial 911, otherwise the AMR office can be reached at (641) 228-4772.

Fire Department
The Charles City Fire Department, located at 704 South Grand Avenue, is staffed on a regular basis by eight paid, full-time firefighters and supplemented by 19 volunteer firefighters. In addition to the City’s pumper, aerial trucks and a rescue boat, there is access to the St. Charles Township-owned tanker, pumper and mini-pumper, as well as a ski-jet operated by the Sheriff’s Department, and a County-owned Multi-Emergency Response Vehicle (MERV).

Day Care
For a complete list of registered day care centers in Floyd County, please contact Child Care Coordination Referral Services, Exceptional Persons, Inc., 760 Ansborough Avenue, P.O. Box 40900, Waterloo, IA 50704, or call (319) 233-0804, (or) call toll-free at 1-800-475-0804.

Human Services
The local office of the Department of Human Services is located at 1206 South Main Street in Charles City, (641) 228-5713.

The Charles City Public Library, 106 Milwaukee Mall Street, offers an extensive reference collection, Internet access and genealogical section to go along with its fine printed, audio and video book collection. Summer hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. In the winter, the library is open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The library also offers between the months of October and April to residents unable to get to the library. Housed in the library is the Zastrow River Room, a 150-person meeting room with kitchenette. Also located in the library is the Arthur Mooney Art Collection which includes works by Picasso, Rembrandt, Alexander Calder, James Whistler and Grant Wood. For more information, please call the library office at (641) 257-6319 or e-mail

Senior Center of Charles City
The Charles City Senior Center provides a number of resources and activities for senior citizens, including blood pressure clinics, fitness classes, income tax counseling, congregate meals, holiday get-togethers and a number of other programs. The Senior Center is located at 900 Hulin Street and can be reached by calling (641) 228-6354.

Welcome Program
The Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Welcome Program to welcome newcomers to Charles City.  To alert the Chamber of someone new moving to town, call the Chamber office at 641-228-4234.

Meals on Wheels
Noon meals are available Monday through Friday for elderly or homebound individuals. The meals are prepared by Floyd County Memorial Hospital and delivered by local volunteers. For more information, contact Floyd County Memorial at (641) 228-6830.


State of Iowa driver’s license exams, testing and license cards are available in Charles City every weekday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Floyd County Treasurer’s office at the Floyd County Courthouse, located at 101 South Main Street.  Driving tests are given on Wednesdays or by appointment. For further information, call (641) 257-6121.

Vehicle registrations
Renewals and titling are handled in the Floyd County Treasurer’ Office on the second floor of the Courthouse, which is open Monday through Friday, except on holidays, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Fishing, hunting and recreation vehicles
Fishing and hunting licenses, as well as permits for boats, snowmobiles and ATV’s are all available through the Recorder’s office on the second floor of the Floyd County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street. Business hours are from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Fishing and hunting licenses are also available at K-Mart, 1405 South Grand Avenue, Schueth Ace Hardware, 300 Gilbert Street and Theisens, 803 Kelly Street.

Marriage licenses are available through the Floyd County Recorder’s Office on the second floor of the Floyd County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.


Charles city features a daily newspaper, two shoppers and an ABC-affiliate radio station.

Newspapers. The Charles City Press is published Monday through Friday except postal holidays and produces the Northeast Iowa Shopper by the Charles City Press at 801 Riverside, Charles City, Iowa 50616.  An electronic version of the paper is also available, called the e-Edition.  The Press office, located at 801 Riverside Drive, can be reached at 641-228-3211,email or visit

Radio. KCHA AM & FM Radio are located at 95.9 and 1580 on the FM and AM dial, respectively.  KCHA is operated by North Iowa Broadcasting.  The KCHA office and studio can be reached at (641) 228-1000. Website

Television. Charles City has no locally-based television stations but is covered on a regular basis by KIMT-TV (Channel 3, CBS) located in Mason City, KCRG-TV (Channel 9, ABC) in Cedar Rapids, and KAAL-TV (Channel 6, ABC) in Austin, Minnesota.

Cable TV. The Charles City area is served by Mediacom with an office located at 314 North Main Street in Charles City. The telephone number is (641) 228-1776.

Utilities & Services

Postal Delivery
City, rural and post office box mail delivery are available in Charles City Monday through Saturday, except on holidays. Residents moving to Charles City or changing addresses within the City should contact the Charles City Post Office located at 500 North Main Street, (641) 228-3233.

The business window is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The lobby area, which includes stamp vending machines, a copy machine and access to P.O. Boxes, is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday. Drive-up local, out-of-town and package mail boxes are located behind the post office and their contents are picked up at various times of the day prior to the dispatch time Monday through Friday at 4:45 p.m. and Saturday at 3:45 p.m.

Local ZIP codes include Charles City – 50616, Bassett – 50645, Colwell – 50620, Elma – 50628, Floyd – 50435, Ionia – 50645, Marble Rock – 50653, Nashua – 50658, New Hampton – 50659, Nora Springs – 50458, Osage – 50461, Rockford – 50468 and Rudd – 50471.

Gas and Electric Services
MidAmerican Energy Company provides electricity and gas service to Charles City. For service, please call (641) 228-3043 or toll-free at 1-800-253-1097, 24 hours a day.

Waste Disposal
Waste disposal and rubbish collection in Charles City is handled by Jendro Sanitation Services, Inc., (641) 228-3525, and includes residential, commercial, industrial and institutional services.

Water and Sewer
Water and sewer service are provided by the City of Charles City. Contact the City Hall business office, located at 105 Milwaukee Mall Street, (641) 257-6300.

Under Charles City’s recycling program, recyclable materials are collected weekly. Each household has been provided with a twenty-two gallon blue recycling bin and lid. Clean and dry recycled material, except container glass, is to be placed into the bin. Similar programs exist in the other cities of Floyd County. Also, there is a paper products’ drop-off facility at Jendro Sanitation (228-3525) on the east end of Thirteenth Avenue.

Telephone Service
The Charles City Area is served locally by CenturyLink locally.  To order phone service, contact CenturyLink at 1-866-963-6665. For telephone repair service, call 1-877-348-9007.

Mediacom also offers telephone service, with an office located at 314 N Main Street.  Phone:  1-866-550-8636.

Cellular service is available through U.S. Cellular and Midwest Wireless. U.S. Cellular agents are Charles City Electronics, Bike and TV Service, Inc (641-228-3125). Midwest Wireless is located at 201 North Main Street (641-228-4228).
For directory assistance, dial 1+411 within the local calling area, or 1+(area code)+555-1212 for outside the local calling area.

Telephone books can be picked up at the Community Development offices at 401 North Main Street, Charles City.

Time and Weather Conditions
Current time and weather conditions are available from Charles City Aeronautics at (641) 228-7069.

Charles City Taxi, 1000 Court Street, (641) 228-6846.

Medical Facilities & Services

Following is a list of the major health services and medical facilities serving the Charles City area. Numerous physicians, surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, physical therapists, oncologists, chiropractors, massage therapists and other specialists also practice in Charles City. For more information, contact the Charles City Chamber at (641) 228-4234.

Floyd County Medical Center

The Floyd County Medical Center(, located at 700 11th Street in Charles City, provides a wide-range of hospital services, both in-patient and out-patient, including emergency room service 24 hours a day. The hospital has five family practice physicians, four physician assistants, one general surgeon and one orthopedic surgeon on staff, as well as health professionals who provide audiology exams, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and speech therapy. The facility also provides a wide range of clinics, utilizing the expertise of out-of-town doctors who visit the community on specific days each month, including specialists in endocrinology, neurology, nephrology, oncology, orthopedic podiatry, cardiology and urology. Psychology counseling, cataract and eye surgery, and an ear, nose, and throat clinic are also offered by visiting specialists.

The hospital is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies available, including teleradiology, CT scanning, Lo Rad IV mammography and other state-of-the art medical facilities.

The hospital’s community nurses provide skilled nursing home visits, pre-natal and post-natal home care, enterostomal therapy nursing, diabetes education and communicable disease awareness programs. They also conduct immunization, blood pressure and well elderly/senior health clinics on a regular basis and organize community health fairs for area clubs, organizations and schools.

Located next to the hospital at 1501 Main Street is the Charles City Family Health Center and Community Family Health Clinic.

For more information, contact Floyd County Medical Center at (641) 228-6830.

Home Health Care & Nursing

Community Nursing
The Floyd County Community Nursing Program promotes optimal physical and emotional well-being for residents of Floyd County. They maintain and restore health through caring and working with other health professionals as well as encourage self-sufficiency and incorporate disease or disability into daily lifestyles.

Well Elderly/Senior Health Clinics
Health screenings performed on the first and third Wednesday of each month or by appointment. Available for individuals or groups, on or off-site. For more information, call Community Nursing at (641) 257-6848. There is no charge for this service, but donations are accepted to help replace supplies.

Services are available to everyone in Floyd County seven days a week. Home Care Aides and Skilled Nursing Visits are also available upon request. Call 641-257-6848 for more information.

Home Health Care
This non-profit service is available to anyone in Floyd County. They assist with personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, money management and tender loving care. Sliding fee based on income. For more information, call 641-257-6111

Hospice Care
Hospice of North Iowa-Charles City Satellite – offers a program designed to meet the special physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their family members. It is located at 1003 Gilbert Street, (641) 228-1303.

Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities

Charles City has three registered long-term care facilities.

Cedar Health 
807 5th Street,  Cedar Health offers skilled, intermediate, RCF and Alzheimer’s Care.  Contact Dennis Sanvig at (641) 228-1612 or email

Two of the three are owned and operated by Chautauqua Guest Homes. These three facilities include:

9th Street Chautauqua
9th Street
(641) 228-5350

11th Street Chautauqua
11th Street
(641) 228-6041

Assisted Living

Apple Valley Assisted Living
Apple Valley offers a supportive quality of life for the older adult—the care that you need, the independence that you desire. Services provided include 24-hour available staff, maintenance-free living, weekly housekeeping, and three meals daily. Handicapped accessible apartments are also available. Located at 801 Blunt Parkway. Contact:  641-257-3003

Riverside Assisted Living 
Riverside Assisted Living is located at 209 Park Drive. Call 228-2800 for information about this facility.

Congregate Housing for Seniors
The Charles City Housing Authority, through a federal grant, offers a congregate housing program for seniors. For more information, contact the Charles City Housing office at (641) 228-6661.


For detailed information about housing in Charles City, contact the Charles City Housing office at (641) 228-6661.

What’s Currently Available
Classified listings of homes and apartments for rent are printed Monday through Saturday in the Charles City Press classified section, and on Tuesdays in the Northeast Iowa Shopper. Both of these publications are published by the Charles City Press, 801 Riverside Drive, (641) 228-3211. The average time on the market for a home is 6 – 10 weeks.

Housing Development Areas
High demand for home sales has contributed to an increase in building activity in Charles City, and has promoted the development of new subdivisions.

  • Allied Construction Co. Park Avenue Project
    Developer: Allied Construction Co.
    Park Avenue
    Charles City, IA 50616
    Phone: 1-800-471-6597 or 641-228-6597 (Parson Real Estate Company)
    Located on the east edge of Charles City. City levy portion of property taxes will be rebated over 3 years at 75%, 50%, & 25% and one year free water, sewer, & garbage with purchase.
  • Cedar Ridge Subdivision
    Developer: Jim Hilgendorf
    Phone: 641-357-4267
    Cedar Ridge is a $1.6 million development that features 1,400 to 1,900 sq. ft. townhouses. The subdivision is located at 2100 East Clark St. Lawn care and snow removal will be provided by the Cedar Ridge Townhouse Association for a nominal monthly fee.
  • Oak Creek Estates
    Developer: Doug and Jean Ann Kamm
    Clark Street, immediately East of Charles City corporate limits
    Phone: 641-228-1111 (Larry Stewart Realty)
    Oak Creek Estates is comprised of 22 one to two-acre lots immediately available for building. Located near the Cedar Ridge Golf Course, Oak Creek combines amenities of country living with proximity to Charles City services and businesses.
  • Siems Sunset Addition
    Realtor:  Stewart Realty Company
    Phone: 641-228-1111
    The Siems addition is composed of 1 acre lots with blacktopped streets. It is a 4-1/2 minute drive from downtown Charles City.

Average Prices for Homes and Apartments

The majority of homes in Charles City fall in the pricing range of $60,000 – $110,000, with an average price of $70,000. Over the past few years, there has been indication that the number of homes in the upper value ranges have risen whereas the numbers in the below $39,000 category have decreased.

There are 16 apartment complexes in Charles City with a total of 518 units (190 of which are only for the elderly). Average apartment rates are $150 per bedroom.

Housing Incentives
Both the City of Charles City and the County of Floyd each offer tax rebate programs for new housing construction. Eligible participants in the programs must reside in the house, with the structure either inside the city limits for the City rebate, or outside of any incorporated town limits and within the county for the County’s rebate. The City of Charles City also offers a new residential subdivision reimbursement program for water hook-up. For more information, contact City Hall at (641) 257-6300 or the Floyd County Auditor at (641) 257-6131.

Assisted and Subsidized Housing
The City of Charles City offers public housing for the elderly, handicapped and disabled at two complexes which feature 132 units which are primarily one-bedroom. “Section Eight,” “Voucher Program,” and “236 Program” subsidized housing for the elderly, disabled and low-income families are also available through the Charles City Housing Authority. For more information, contact the Charles City Housing office at (641) 228-6661.

Some private landlords offer subsidies in cooperation with the Department of Housing & Urban Development for the elderly and low-income residents. Check with the landlord or contact the Charles City Housing office for more information.

Independent Living Project
Charles City IHA is a 24 unit independent living project consisting of spacious one bedroom apartments. It contains a community room and kitchen with an interior hall connecting all units. All apartments have outside access to its own patio. Rental assistance is available. Contact Julie Joyner at (641) 228-5471.

Neighboring Communities


Mayor: Jeff Wright
Council Members:
Cody Blunt
Judy Budwig
Mark Kirsch
Roger Michael
Chelsea Sensor
City Clerk: Marsha Wright, Interim


“Where The Sun Shines On Kids”
Floyd is located on the Avenue of the Saints at the intersection of Highway 218 and 18 with four exits into Floyd. The Cedar River borders the town on the north edge.

There are areas located at the Avenue of the Saints exits that are available to be developed.

Floyd is a great small-town community with a big summer t-ball program, Dollars for Scholars scholarship program, parks, playgrounds, picnic and camping areas, two churches, and a Christian K-12 school. The community center, which has a gym, playground, reception area, and Bingo held weekly is widely utilized by Floyd County citizenry.

Floyd is home to light manufacturing and very unique main street businesses! There are craft shops, an antique shop, a hardware/car parts store, a music store with recording studio, a restaurant/bar, car repair garage, and rock quarry.

Floyd has areas available for housing development with incentives.

PO BOX 159
FLOYD IA 50435-0159
Mayor: Trevis K. O’Connell
City Clerk: Lauri Reetz
Telephone: 641-398-2857
Floyd County Treasurer Website

Floyd Community Center
For booking and rental information, contact Lauri Reetz, City Clerk.


Home of The Little Brown Church in the Vale
The Little Brown Church was made famous by Dr. William Pitts’ song. Many weddings are performed in this rustic atmosphere. All who have been married at the Little Brown Church are invited to the Annual Wedding Reunion held the first Sunday in August. The Bradford Pioneer Village, located next to the Little Brown Church, is a historical museum operated by the Chickasaw County Historical Society.

Red Cedar Lake: This 700 acre lake is a must see at Nashua. Boaters and fishermen alike find enjoyment at the Red Cedar Lake.

The Best Kept Secret in Northern Iowa—Our City Parks: Cedar View Park is a modern camping facility with playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoes, boating, and fishing available. Cannon Park is a small off the road picnic area with a gazebo and river view. Veteran’s Park is dedicated to all servicemen, has fishing available below the dam and a picnic area. Lakeshore Park hosts a gazebo shelter, boating, and walking trail.

The Nashua-Plainfield Community School District: Our school district utilizes three facilities: Nashua Elementary School, Plainfield Elementary/Middle School, and the Nashua-Plainfield High School. The district serves approximately 870 students in grades PK-12. The major goal is to offer a quality educational experience for each and every on of our students.

Churches: First Congregational Church, First United Methodist Church, Little Brown Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Industrial: Farmer’s Coop provides for the needs of area farmers.

Housing subdivisions: There are many attractive housing subdivisions in Nashua ready for you to build your home. We are a short commute to Charles City, Waverly, Waterloo, and Mason City. The subdivisions include Cedar Hill First Addition, Demro Addition, Schluter Addition, and Tomani Greens Addition.

Golfing: The Nashua Town & Country Club has a 9-hole golf course and club house. It is located on the south edge of Nashua and is the site of many receptions.

Shopping spots: Nashua has a wide variety of specialty shops in store for you: Welcome Center Gift Shop, Cedar River Treasures, and Scratchin’ Post Thrift and Gift.

Mayor: Clinton “Butch” Betsinger

Council Members: 

Angelina Dietz
Tom Johnson
Ryan Jung

Nora Springs

City Of Nora Springs
45 North Hawkeye Ave.
PO Box 336
Nora Springs, IA 50458

City Hall: (641) 749-5315
Mayor: George K. Andersen
Council Members:
Duane O’Banion
Brian Pederson
Steven Blickenderfer
Brian Hanft
Margaret Ueker
City Administrator: Deborah Gaul
Annual Celebrations: Nora Springs Buffalo Day and Firemen’s Ball, usually held in June.

Marble Rock

City of Marble Rock
105 S. Main Street
Marble Rock, IA 50653

Telephone: 641-315-2621
FAX: 641-315-2621

Mayor: Jerry Engelhardt
City Council:
Todd Schriever
John Marzen
J.R. Ackley
Gary Schmidt
Chad Schriever
City Clerk: Brittney Katcher

For further information look on Marble Rock’s website: or email: citymr@myomnitel.comually


City Of Rockford
206 West Main Avenue
Rockford, Iowa 50468

Telephone: 641-756-3718
Email address:

Mayor: Scott Johnson
City Council:
Rick Palmer
Jason Stokes
Al Marth
Michael Smith
Vernon Arndt
City Clerk: Pam Hopper
Deputy Clerk: Jessica Dow


City of Rudd
P.O. BOX 78
Rudd, Iowa 50471

Telephone: 641-395-2760

Mayor: Matt Grady
City Council:
Mike Rachut
Earl Akers
Donna Lunsford
Jerry L. Miller
Nancy Ehlebracht
City Clerk: Lori Peterson