Wesley, Iowa. Quality Life in the Heartland
Wesley, Iowa. Quality Life in the Heartland


Business of the Month:

Audrey’s Beauty Salon & Jodi’s Salon

Audrey’s Beauty Salon   515-679-4380 Call for an appointment
Today Audrey and Duane came to my office today to let me interview them about Audrey’s Beauty Salon. Audrey‘s Beauty Salon is the oldest business by the same ownership in Wesley.
Audrey has been doing hair for 47 years and has had her salon here in Wesley for 46 of them. She went to La James in Mason City to get her schooling. From there she worked in Titonka at Marian’s Red Carpet for 1 year.

Betty Rockwood had a salon in Wesley before Audrey’s it was Betty’s Beauty Box. Audrey heard she was closing so decided to start her business and buy her building she is in now from the City in 1972. Her salon was the old Library and is now moved next door.
Audrey has had several employees over the years working for her; today she rents a chair to Jodi Grein. Audrey still does hair today mostly by appointment. She likes to have contact with the people she does hair for. Jodi and Audrey do sometimes share clients going back and forth between the
two girls.

It is a different experience today then is was 46 years ago. Audrey says she did a lot more roller sets, pin curls, afros and up do’s. Back then she was a lot busier than she is today, 46 years ago women got hair done once a week, every week as opposed today.  You can also find Audrey working at Johnny’s from time to time for her brother Jumbo.
“Thank-you to all of my clients”

Jodi’s Salon   515-679-4368 Call for an appointment
Today Jodi Grein graciously let me interview her for our Business of the Month article. Jodi has been doing hair for around 27 years. She started working for Dawn Carroll in ’91-’96 in Corwith, then moved to her salon to her home in 1996; she was a stay at home mom, wife and stylist. Later in 2008 she moved her business to where she is now at 208 Main Street W. in Wesley, IA with Audrey Larson. She has been renting a space from her for 10 years now and loves when the salon is full of girls talking away! She decided to keep her business local because she loved our small town.

Jodi is from Algona and met her Husband in 1989 at the Races. Her and Andy Married in 1991 and have 3 beautiful children. Dallas was born in ‘93, Haley born in ‘96 and Macy born in ‘01. Before she became a stylist she was working for her father at Diamonds.
Jodi said: “The best part of my job is getting to know people and watching the family’s grow, doing a baby’s  first haircut and even going to the nursing home.” Her clients are a wide variety of people and she couldn’t love it more. Some may not have known, but she does hair for the funeral home as well.

What are the biggest issues for running this business? “Take the slow times with the busy times”
How does the technological environment impact your business? “I now take credit cards, some people do text instead of call and ordering items is all done online now instead of having a salesman coming to our door every two weeks.” Jodi is a great part of our community. She donates her time and products as often as she can.  Jodi is always willing to help with fundraisers and events.
“I would like to give a BIG THANK-YOU for all your patronage.”
Jodi has a special going on this month of March.  Get $2.00 off Kenra products.
You can call for an appointment at 515-679-4368 or stop up at the salon!



Businesses in Wesley and Surrounding Area
  Al’s Marine
Tom Loebig
2252 Ames Ave.
Wesley, IA 50483
  American Legion Andrews Post #428
Mike Cruise
200 W. Main
P.O. Box 235
Wesley, IA 50483
  Audrey’s Beauty Salon
Audrey Larson
208 W. Main
P.O. Box 85
Wesley, IA 50483
  Bob Becker Construction
John Rasmussen
101 E. Main
P.O. Box 248
Wesley, IA 50483
Fax: 515-679-4011
  CEO Space
Joleen Frideres
PO Box 283
  Country Gardens
Jody Cink
2006 230th St
Wesley, IA 50483
  Fridere’s Auto/Truck Repair
Darwin Frideres
100½ 3rd St S
P.O. Box 283
Wesley, IA 50483
  Gold Eagle Cooperative
Lynn Ostendorf
106 W. Main
P.O. Box 8
Wesley, IA 50483
Fax: 515-679-4116
  Hanson Studio
Bruce Hanson
107 W. Main &
2807 220th Avenue
Wesley, IA 50483

Hillside Golf & Dining, LLC
Don or Donna Kirsch

270 220th Street
Wesley, IA 50483
Fax: 515-679-4007

  Iowa State Bank
Brenda J. Schutjer V.P.
108 W. Main
P.O. Box 218
Wesley, IA 50483
  Jodi’s Salon
Jodi Grein
208 W. Main
Wesley, IA 50483
  Johnny’s Rest. & Lounge
Jim Youngwirth
106 E Main
Wesley, IA 50483
  Jumbo’s Liquor Store
Jim Youngwirth
110 E Main
Wesley, IA 50483
  K & H Co-op Oil Co
Steve Schaller, mgr.
302 W. Main
P.O. Box 188
Wesley, IA 50483
Fax: 515-679-4213
  K & H Classic Stop 
Connie Dornbier, mgr
100 3rd St S
P.O. Box 188
Wesley, IA 50483
  Central Financial Group
dba Klein Insurance Agency

Mark A. Klein
201 W. Main
P.O. Box 128
Wesley, IA 50483
  Krieps Construction
Ted Krieps
501 W. Main
P.O. Box 173
Wesley, IA 50483
  Inspira Salon
Carla Skow
209 W Main
Wesley, IA 50483
  Knotty Pine Design
Wesley, IA
515- 341-4012
  Oakcrest Funeral Services
Brian Schaff or Victor Garry 305 West Main St
Wesley, IA 50483
Phone – 515-295-3731
  Reding Electric
Jerry Reding
303 2nd Street North
P.O. Box 185
Wesley, IA 50483
  Send Out Cards
Sending real cards from your own computer
Joleen Frideres, Independent Rep
  St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Worship Times:
Saturday Night – 5pm
Sunday - 8am
Fr Steve Mcloud
403 East St S
P.O. Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483
  Steinman Insulation & Roofing, LLC
Craig Steinman
207 W Main
P.O. Box 146
Wesley, Ia 50483
Fax – 515-679-4226
Cell # - 515-341-2456
Home – 515-395-3454

Thirty-One Gifts
Mandie Studer, Director
Team Pay It Forward
Nicci Yokimishyn


Mandie Studer
105 W. Main
P.O. Box 9998
Wesley, IA 50483

Wesley Car Wash
Rick Forburger
103 2nd St S
Mailing 305 2nd St N
Wesley, IA 50483

  Wesley Comm. Center
LouAnn Neuroth
200 W Main
Wesley, IA 50483
Rentals 679-4433
  Wesley Community Church
Jason Boomgarden
502 Read St
P.O. Box 265
Wesley, IA 50483
  Wesley Medical Clinic
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 12pm
Thursday 8am – 12pm
Friday 8am – 12pm
Lacy Halsrud, ARNP
103 E Main
P.O. Box 254
Wesley, IA 50483
Fax: 515-843-5051
  Wesley Public Library
Lany Mitchell
206 W. Main
P.O. Box 37
Wesley, IA 50483
  Wesley Swimming Pool
201 3rd St S
P.O. Box 215
Wesley, IA 50483
During Season 679-4086