What’s it like to live in a small town when a blizzard hits? Let me tell you… The Public Works department has been short handed for over a month now. The now 3-man department has been running trash and trying to keep the streets clear. How do we do that? We have help from the LMU crew. When the snow comes ‘round the clock… our crews run very long days. They have been running from before dawn . . .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Industrial Hardfacing, Inc. Celebrates 60 Years of Success and Announces New Headquarters in Lamoni Lamoni, Iowa – January 4, 2024 – Industrial Hardfacing, Inc., a global leader in equipment repair and manufacturing for the Rendering and Oil Seed Industries, proudly enters its 60th year of operations. From its origins as a small welding shop, the company has grown into a reputable force, . . .
Lamoni Freedom Fund Grant Recipients On December 6, 2023, grant recipients of the Lamoni Freedom Fund, a SCICF endowment, were recognized and awarded their funds. The Lamoni Freedom Fund was created by a generous donation years ago from a family that loved the Lamoni community. Lamoni benefits from the interest made from that donation every year. Approximately $30,000 goes back to the Lamoni community . . .
(Pictured: Graceland University student Hannah Marshall and Director of Intercultural Office Dianna Jones hosting Christmas teas for youngsters at last year’s tea.) Liberty Hall's annual Christmas tea brings its special sparkle to the Lamoni community's 2023 holiday season on Sunday, December 10th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. The tea is free and open to the public. Liberty Hall volunteers have . . .
Resting Paws Dog Park is being added at the Amish Country Store / Maid-Rite site. Work has nearly completed on the fence and trees have been planted. The park is free to the community and has two pens; 1 large pen for large dogs (20 lbs.+) and another pen for small dogs. What a great new addition to this amazing stop on Exit 4!
Around Lamoni Lamoni Airport Expands Services (Pictured: TK Concrete of Pella, Iowa employees work to complete the taxiway project at the Lamoni Municipal Airport .) The completion of the new Lamoni Municipal Airport taxiway is a significant improvement for airport services in the Southern Iowa-Northern Missouri region. With the new taxiway access to larger hangar space, the airport is now a . . .
(Pictured: With the Stables Event Center and pond in the background, Jim Schwab enjoys a ride on the improved Recreational Trail – East. Paving the Lamoni Recreational Trail – East has been completed to Birch Street connecting it to the Amish Country Store / Iowa Welcome Center Trailhead. The Stables Event Center offered to straighten out the trail and fix pavement issues that had occurred when a semitruck . . .
The Community Center was built in 1980. Since then, the carpeting has been replaced. Over the past couple of weeks, the center has been closed through September 1st as the flooring throughout the entire building underwent a complete makeover along with improvements to storage areas. The upgrades were funded with grants from the South Central Iowa Community Foundation, Lamoni Hammer Fund, and ROCCS (Restoring Our . . .