Feb. 17-23, 2020

A new provider for the Polk City Square

Hello! As you may know, the Polk City Square Newsletter has been acquired by Big Green Umbrella Media; we are the company that produces North Polk Living magazine, which is delivered in the mail each month to North Polk residents.
I am your new contact for submitting news; I’m familiar with some of you from doing the calendar of events in North Polk Living, and I look forward to hearing from all of you. You can email me at Kathy@dmcityview.com or call 515-953-4822, ext. 309.

— Kathy Summy, editor, Iowa Adviser Publications

Recycling pickup

Recycling is collected every other Friday. The next collection is Friday, Feb. 21.

Saylorville Eagle Watch Feb. 23

Come watch the eagles soar around Saylorville Lake from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The event is free.
            Four driving tour locations around Saylorville Lake include the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center, Cottonwood Recreation Area, Bob Shetler Recreation Area and Jester Park Lodge. The tour includes outdoor observation locations with spotting scopes and naturalists available for questions. The Saylorville Lake Visitor Center will be hosting the Iowa State Wildlife Care Clinic and their ambassador owls. There will also be an eagle movie playing in the theater with eagle mounts and trivia facts.  Jester Park Lodge will host a live eagle presentation every hour on the hour starting at 1 p.m. and the last presentation starting at 3 p.m.
            Visitors can pick up an Eagle Watch Passport and map at any of the stops and drop off a completed passport at their last stop for a chance to win a prize.  Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided at the Saylorville Lake Visitor Center.
            The Saylorville Lake Visitor Center is located on the east end of the dam, off Highway 415 on Horseshoe Road.  For more information, contact the Saylorville Lake Administration Office at 515-276-4656.


Collecting winter gloves, scarves, socks

The UMW is asking for winter gloves, mittens and scarves, along with socks for all ages. These will be placed in the Comet Cupboard. Not only are neighbors hungry, they need to stay warm in our Iowa winters. If you want to help our neighbors keep warm, you may put these items directly in the cupboard or with the food pantry baskets on the long table in the church entryway.  We will be collecting these through the end of February.  Any questions? Contact Charlotte Loter: 515-240-8436 or caloter@msn.com.

Spiritual Retreat

Mark your calendars for a half-day Spiritual Retreat at Polk City UMC on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This retreat will be led by spiritual directors from the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation. This will be a great way for us to end our worship series on Soul Reset and enter into Lent with our spiritual wells filled. Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend.

New – Holy Yoga Class Coming To PCUMC

Brandy Young, certified Christian yoga instructor, has agreed to offer a Holy Yoga class here at Polk City UMC. In order to schedule a class time, we need to hear from you. If you are interested in attending this class, which will be offered one hour a week on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings, please complete this survey to help us choose the best time: https://doodle.com/poll/hry2g7fczvh5687e

We would love to have your feedback in the next week so we can schedule classes to begin in March.

Upcoming events at the Polk City Community Library

Family Bingo!
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4-4:45 p.m.

Come play and try to win prizes. All ages are welcome.

Adult Coloring - For The Love Of Coloring
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring.  Colored pencils, gel pens and coloring pages will be provided. 17 and older.

  • Council Meetings: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:00 pm.
  • Parks Commission: 1st Monday at 6:00 pm.
  • Planning and Zoning: 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm.

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 112 3rd St. All meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in them is encouraged to attend. Click here for agendas & minutes 
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Help Wanted - Polk City Community Library

The Polk City Community Library is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic full-time Youth Services Librarian. The ideal candidate is excited about providing outstanding service to youth and their caregivers. This position will be responsible for planning and administering programs and promoting literacy to the community in a variety of ways including outreach. The individual best suited for this position must have excellent communication skills; a competence in technology; be creative, positive and promote excellent customer service. Applicants should have knowledge of developmental stages and current trends in library services and materials for children and young adults. This candidate must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with co-workers and library patrons.

Responsibilities include: planning, implementing and marketing all youth programming; selecting, collection management for children and teens; and providing reader’s advisory services to patrons in the library. A full job description is located here and in a separate file. Occasional nights and weekends are required.

Qualifications :

A minimum of one year’s experience working with youth in a library setting, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

MLIS/MLS degree not required, but considered a plus

If a candidate does not have a MLIS/MLS degree, he/she must be able to obtain a Professional Librarian’s Certificate issued by the State Library of Iowa within one year of the date of hire.

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 dependent on education and experience.

Application Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
Please send resume, cover letter and completed application form to:
Jamie Noack
Polk City Community Library
1500 W. Broadway, PO Box 259
Polk City, IA 50226
or via email: jnoack@polkcitylibrary.org
The City of Polk City is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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In the winter months, Lakeside opens their gym for walkers, Monday- Friday, from 8am-10am. This is open to everyone!
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Important Links

On-Going Community Events and Information

  • Polk City United Methodist Church Free Medical Clinic 
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm first and third Wednesday each month Clinic staffed by volunteer healthcare providers. No insurance filed, $5 donation appreciated. Come in for sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, or ill visits.
  • Polk City United Methodist Church Free 
    outdoor mini-food pantry (NP Cupboard) has food available 24 hours a day. Please take what you need.

Religious Organizations

  • Lakeside Fellowship: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30  1121 W Bridge Rd., Polk City, Iowa 50226
    Website |Facebook
  • Polk City United Methodist Church: Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 1421 W. Broadway St., Polk City, Iowa 50226
    Website | Facebook
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church: Morning Services: Bible Study 9:30 Service 8:15 (Traditional) & 10:30 (Contemporary), Sunday School 9:20 1701 W. Jester Park Drive; Polk City, Iowa 50226
    Website | Facebook


  • Kiwanis Meetings: First and third Thursday nights at Miller park at 6:30 pm. All welcome! We are looking for community minded people to join us in our community programs and services! http://www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com
  • Polk City Women Meetings:7 pm, 1st Tuesday of every Month at the Qube Hotel. All Women of Polk City our Welcome. Facebook page and website www.polkcitywomen.org for more information!
  • Operative Lodge #308 (Masons): Meets every 2nd Monday of the month for dinner at 6:30 PM at the Lodge building next to City Hall. Dinner is open to anyone interested in joining. Email us at Operative308@gmail.com
  • Cub Scouts Pack 89: Your child will go camping and hiking, earn awards, make friends, and learn lifetime values through fun and adventure. Info can be found here: Info Click Here