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


Business of the Month:

Hillside Golf & Dining

Hillside Golf and Dining, owned by Donald and Donna Kirsch, has been the place to be in Wesley for 14 years not. Club member or not, Hillside has given people the opportunity to take a break and enjoy a round of golf, an evening dinner or just a casual drink with family and friends.
This goal didn’t come all too easy for the Kirsch’s though. Donald was informed by a banker in Britt that the previous owner of Hill side Golf had sold it but that sale fell through. He thought Donald should pursue it due to being a prominent member of the club that wanted to see it stay open. So they want to go look at it and soon found there was a lot to do. They thought about it for a little while but it didn’t take long for them to decide to buy. Donna described it as a “spur of the moment” decision. At the time Donald worked at Hormel and Donna worked at Winnebago. It is now a team effort to keep Hillside operation with Donald working on the grounds with Travis Wingert and Donna primarily in the kitchen. These 3 take on most of the work but they have 28 part-time employees to help. Most of the part-time help comes from the Britt area, primarily the Britt school students. “The management style is relaxed at most times” Donna states. She also said she “usually gives them a meal every night and if there is any prime rib left at the end of the night I’ll let them have it. They seem to like that as a perk!”

How do the economic environments impact your business? “Like I said it depends on the people. All the little towns are losing their people, the post offices, the grocery stores, the schools, and their churches. When you don’t have those things you’re running out of people and they don’t want to stay around here, no jobs for them like they can get in the bigger cities. A lot of them come back after they have made their money to raise their families and that’s a good thing. But you have a lot of people that were members and now they are getting older and their health isn’t as good we are losing members that way and we got to find the new ones. It’s hard when they are all moving away.”
Why do your customers come to you? “I think they come to us because we are local and we are a comfortable atmosphere, it’s not clicky, it’s somewhere you can come and if you’re here by yourself you will run into someone you know and can talk to, it is not segregated at all, it’s just a friendly atmosphere.”

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be? “Be willing to change, in order to compete with other people you have to get a specialty of your own, and run with that, be willing to change it up at any time because it will get old. Get good help the service needs to be friendly and a lot of smiles. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not really busy one night because you might be busy the next night there are other places out there.”
Anything you would like to tell your customers? “Thank-You for supporting us for the last 14 years and we are looking forward to another season.”

Hillside is open for their Mother’s Day Special on May 13th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Must make a reservation call 515-679-4262
Three Meat Buffet with Veggies/Mashed Potatoes and Gravy/Stuffing/Bread/Salad/Dessert Bar
$13.95 for Adults/$4.95 4-10/Free 3 and under
Golf Membership is $360.00 for a Family and $280.00 for a Single for unlimited golfing.
Hours of Operation during Golf Season for dinner are Wednesday Night through Saturday Night 5:30 PM Till 10:00 PM



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