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Community Center Gets New Flooring

Aug 31, 2023

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 County, Community, and Schools) totaling $18,582.  “The city is so fortunate to have the . . .

Lloyd Aspires to Get Pilot's License

Aug 30, 2023

(Lamoni High School student Kelly Lloyd seen here with local pilot/mentor Roy Havens) With the help of two local pilots, a Lamoni student aspires to become a pilot herself. Kelly Lloyd, after working as a member of the ground crew for Jordan Omstead, local pilot who operates Stardust Ag Crop Dusting, got the bug to want to learn to fly. She plans on attending Indian Hills College to attain her pilot's license. "This is wonderful news," stated Roy Havens, local pilot. "With older pilots retiring, there . . .

Lamoni Welcomes McBee Meat Company

Aug 18, 2023

(Pictured: Company CEO Steven McBee is shown here showing off the new signage.) McBee Meat Company took over the former Red Barn Meat Market facility in Lamoni on June 19th. According to owner / operator Steven McBee's Instagram account - They weren't necessarily looking to purchase a new site, but the opportunity came up and was "too good to pass up". "This was great news for Lamoni because the facility would continue to operate and will even expand operations in the near future", Lamoni Mayor . . .

New Addition to the West Trailhead

Aug 7, 2023

If you have been out to the Lamoni Recreational Trail's West trailhead (Liberty Hall) in lately you may have noticed a new addition: a Dero bike repair station! This is situated on the right-hand side of the trail, next to the bench and trail map. The Lamoni Trails Commission wrote a R.O.C.C.S. (Restoring Our County, Community and Schools) grant this past spring to purchase a bike repair station and we were delighted to receive $1,636 to help cover a significant portion of the cost. In conjunction with this grant, the City . . .

Trail-East Takes Shape

Jul 25, 2023

The renovation of the Lamoni Recreational Trail nears completion as earth movers work to level off and fill in sections of the east trail in preparation to pour concrete. Walkers, joggers, and bikers found the trail blocked just short of Birch Street at the small pond on their way to the Amish Country Store / Iowa Welcome Center Trailhead this spring. To turn the Stables Event Center site into a destination site for special events like weddings and graduations, it offered the city to also straighten out part of the trail and take care . . .

A Volunteer Fireman's 4th of July

Jul 13, 2023

On the heels of another fun-filled Lamoni 4th of July, it occurred to me that most may not have any idea what commitment to the Lamoni Volunteer Fire Department looks like. Just for fun, we thought we'd give you the rundown. The day starts around 8 a.m. making sure all of the equipment is ready to go and power washed to shine. As soon as that is done, its' time to head to Pleasanton for the 10:00 a.m. parade. Once that concludes, its time to get back to Lamoni to get in a quick lunch. Then it's time to get ready . . .

Officer Cray Sworn In

May 30, 2023

Mayor Douglas Foster is seen here swearing in new Lamoni Police Officer - Anthony Cray into office on Monday, May 22nd. Cray is no stranger to the City as he was a 2021 graduate of Lamoni High School, has been on the Lamoni Volunteer Fire Department since October, and is currently enrolled as a Criminal Justice major at Graceland University. Cray joins the force under the direction of Chief of Police - Jonathan Mullock. After some on the job training, he will attend the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge in . . .

11th Annual Bethany's Race

May 18, 2023

The 11th annual Bethany's Race was held on May 6th. 49 participants turned out in spite of the rain and hail that came about an hour before the race. Bethany Gruich was a beloved member of the community who was diagnosed with glioblastoma (a rare brain cancer) in October of 2012, just shy of her 16th birthday. The community surrounded the Gruich family with love, to raise funds for her support and the race was born. Gruich succumbed to this awful disease shortly after her 18th birthday. The race continues to raise funds to . . .

Diana Jones - Chamber's 2023 Citizen of the Year

May 9, 2023

The Lamoni Area Chamber of Commerce presented their annual Citizen of the Year award to Diana Jones. This surprise announcement was made during an award ceremony at Graceland University where Diana is the Director of the Intercultural Office. The recommendation came as an anonymous submission. The narrative provided noted Jones' great smile and friendly demeanor as will as the fact that Diana is most frequently seen at not just events on Graceland's campus, but also at most community events. Most of which are chronicled on . . .

Family Dollar / Dollar Tree - Grand Opening Set

May 9, 2023

Tanya McLain is the Manager of the recently opened Family Dollar / Dollar Tree located at 217 East Main in downtown Lamoni. McLain is from Kellerton, where she's lived most of her life. She is a 2000 graduate from Lamoni High School, now married, and has 3 girls. The 10,000 square foot retail space opened to a lot of traffic on April 27th and has an official grand opening scheduled for May 20th! If you haven't already... stop in sometime soon. Hours are 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Obscure Ink to Open

Mar 23, 2023

The Lamoni Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Obscure Ink at 12:30 p.m. on April 1st. Owner Bailey Coleman will hold an Open House then from 1-5 p.m. at (the former Southern Comfort space) 124 East Main Street. Tattoo Artist, Bailey vows to provide a clean and friendly shop and is planning to host many items from friends' local small businesses. These include photography, signs, candles, and art. "I am a first-generation graduate and Graceland Alumni. I was raised in Eagleville, MO where I attended . . .

Down South Creative

Mar 13, 2023

Down South Creative  is a space where adults and kids can embrace their inner child and get creative! They will offer a variety of classes and events, some are skill based like hand knitting or acrylic pour painting and others are just for fun like BINGO and holiday themed crafts. They hope to bring in more events this year like trivia nights and STEAM summer camps for kids. Owner Sarah Burke says, "We really love teaming up with other small businesses and teachers to offer unique options to our community. Our space is also . . .

Lamoni Welcomes Whiskey Bella Boutique

Mar 7, 2023

Samantha Durrow recently held the Grand Opening of Whiskey Bella Boutique at 138 North Linden Street here in Lamoni. Samantha is seen here with her husband Bryson and daughters Brinsley and Bristol. Durrow's recently purchased the former Clip Joint salon from longtime owner Joyce Shields. The new shop will initially feature some house signs, and Easter creations and will be open by appointment only. Durrow will work part-time until the school year ends as she is currently working full-time as a . . .

City Recognizes Special Edition

Nov 15, 2022

(Pictured: Mayor Doug Foster presents a framed copy of the "Special Edition" of the Lamoni Chronicle to Gary Rees.) It has just been a couple of months since a Special Issue of The Lamoni Chronicle was published, and it has already had a second printing. The Special Issue has six pages of the best of Lamoni and Decatur County and is intended for guests, visitors, and prospective businesses. It leads off with an overview of Lamoni. Other articles feature Graceland University and Lamoni Community Schools , history, . . .

MYC Work Day at the Lamoni Municipal Airport

Nov 15, 2022

Mayor's Youth Council participated in Make a Difference Day by painting posts and benches at the Lamoni Municipal Airport on Tuesday, November 8th. "Many hands made light work", said sophomore Ambrose Savage. 

Lamoni Chronicle - Special Edition

Sep 1, 2022

The city has worked with freelance editor Gary Rees for many years on what is commonly tabbed "Around Lamoni". Rees came to the city months ago with the idea of another publication. The idea was run by the Lamoni City Council, who so generously voted to fund the project with Hotel/Motel tax dollars. For several weeks, preparations were made on a "Special Edition" of the Lamoni Chronicle. The purpose of the publication is to inform new students, faculty, and residents to the community as well as visitors what the . . .

Central Park Recieves Donation

Aug 8, 2022

The Joann Bjorland family donated a bench and picnic table in her honor. Memorial donation funds were used to purchase these items. The fixtures were ordered through Bohlmann Quality Products out of Denison, Iowa and were delivered to Central Park on July 25th. (Pictured: Receiving the donation on behalf of the City are Public Works Director - Curt Shields and Parks & Recreation Director - Tim Brunner from Bob Bjorland) Joann married Bob Bjorland in 1981 and made Lamoni her home for the next 38 years. She was a beloved . . .

Decatur County Development Welcomes New Director

Jul 7, 2022

The Decatur County Development Corporation is excited to welcome its new Executive Director, Cierra Fountain. Fountain graduated in 2019 from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Fountain originally Clark, was born and raised in Decatur County where her childhood years were spent on the family feedlot east of Davis City, later relocating to a farm south of Leon. Cierra graduated from Central Decatur High School. After college, she returned to the area and currently resides in . . .

Chamber Billboard Focuses on Lamoni

Jul 1, 2022

(pictured: Billboard that encourages motorists traveling north on I-35 to stop and enjoy our community - the Doorway to Iowa!) Motorists traveling north on I-35 will notice a new Lamoni billboard located 18 miles south of the Iowa / Missouri border in Harrison County, Missouri for travelers from north-central Missouri into south-central Iowa. The billboard was erected in late June and is the result of a project spearheaded by the Lamoni Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Alysha Van Laar and Chamber and Chamber member and . . .

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Lamoni City Council

Jun 22, 2022

The Lamoni City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month in the Community Center located at 108 South Chestnut Street. Elected Official: Title: Email Address: Term of Office: Douglas L. Foster Mayor dfostermayor@gmail.com 12/31/2023 S. Jon Barney Council jbarneycouncil@gmail.com 12/31/2023 Anthony Crandell Mayor Pro-Tem ais@grm.net . . .

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Business Listing

Jun 16, 2022

  Business Listing 615 Graphics 610 East Main Street (641) 784-6150 American State Bank 801 East Main Street (641) 784-3120 Amish Country Store 109 South Spruce Drive (641) 784-4800 Backyard Buildings 721 East Main Street (641) 442-6642 Bank of the West 108 East Main Street (641) 784-6926 Big Creek Farms 30608 South Spruce Street . . .

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Landlord & Realty Listings

Jun 16, 2022

Landlords Linda Boswell  (515) 782-9848 Terry Boswell  (641) 344-6160 Klaire Cross  (402) 206-4589 Daily Rentals  (641) 223-0130 Benna Easter  (641) 442-5245 David Ashton Hall  (816) 294-7051 Carol Hough  (641) 784-3442 Bill & Carita Juhnke  (641) 784-6261 J & S Real Property  (816) 699-2243 Deni Loving  (816) 423-3930 Main Street Apartments  (888) 510-9306 Stew . . .

Contact Us

Jun 10, 2022

City Hall is located at 190 South Chestnut Street. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to Noon and 1-4:30 p.m. phone: (641) 784-6311 email:  lamonicityhall@grm.net  

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