IN CITY NEWS
Recycling must be in dump able containers, not plastic bags.
Recycling must be sorted and boxes broke down.
Recycling dates are January 12th & 26th
City Hall Will Be Closing early February 6th at 2:00PM & Closed February 18th & February 20th
Next City Council Meetings February 4th at 6:30 PM (Monday)
March 4th at 6:30 PM (Monday)
With winter upon us, please be aware of plows and pull all vehicles away from the side of the road to avoid any damages or accidents. You are also responsible for the snow removal at your mailbox.
NOTE FROM THE MAYOR
I hope you had a great start to your New Year. January has a been a busy month at the city as usual. Starting the middle of the month with a Cityís meeting about leasing some ground in the city park for a 197-foot tower to support a national project to unite 1st responders in event of a national emergency. The council is looking for the publics input and opinion placing this tower in the cityís park. Certainly, talk to me or the council members about the details of this project. The weather has gotten colder and the basketball court at the park is ready for ice skating. February meeting, the council will be focusing on the finalizing the budget as well as regular business. City clerk Ricke recently heard back on a grant that she wrote to the Hanson Family Foundation to help offset cost of the swimming pool project. The grant the city received was in the amount of $5,000. If you like to get involved in any of our great volunteer opportunities in town, please call city hall and we will get you pointed in the right direction.
WESLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed Tuesday February 18th
YOGA Tuesday nights 6:00 PM
Book Club meets to Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 PM.
Free copies available at the library!
Library board meeting Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 PM.
Watch Facebook for craft night announcements!
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday-12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Wednesday-12:00 PM -5:30 PM
Friday & Saturday-9:00 AM-12:00 AM
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday-Closed
NATIONAL LIBRARY LOVERíS MONTH
The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books. Itís National Library Loverís Month!
Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures and untold history. Yes, they help us ace our research papers and provide a quiet space to study, but they do so much more.
For preschoolers, libraries entertain them with theater and hands-on activities exposing them to music, art and their first friendships. Many communities rely on their libraries for meeting space for public forums, socials, fundraisers and classes.
Libraries lend not only books but music and movies. Rotating art displays give local artists exposure to the community. Larger libraries provide preservation services, preserving some of the most treasured books, periodicals and documents for future generations.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
IOWA STATE BANK
Company: Iowa State Bank-Offices in: Algona, Corwith, Wesley and Ruthven
Owner: Locally home owned bank
This month I asked Brenda Schutjer to answer a few questions so we could get to know our local bank and manager! Here are her answers;
What made you decide to pursue this profession? Although I graduated with a degree that specifically trained me for a job as a medical secretary, I found myself drawn to the reputation of Iowa State Bank. My grandparents and parents had always banked at ISB and I knew the bank had a good, strong reputation.
What did you do before this? Before graduating from high school and college, I worked on the family farm where I walked beans, de-tasseled corn, baled hay, and helped with the livestock. The summer before college I worked at our local grocery store.
What is your favorite thing about working here? I consider myself a people person and I like to help people be successful.
Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years? Iowa State Bank is a financially strong-locally home owned bank-having been in business for 90 years. My goal is to help ISB continue to grow.
Can you tell me more about your day-to-day responsibilities of this job? My job duties include working with Ag. Commercial and consumer loan customers. Working in branch offices can include other job duties such as answering phone or working in the teller line.
What is your management style? I like working with people not above people. I promote and encourage team work. I donít ask others to do anything Iím not willing to do.
Does your company help the community where it is located? Absolutely- ISB supports the communities we serve and appreciate the business those communities bring to ISB. Our staff members are encouraged to be active in volunteering and supporting those communities.
Why do your customers select you over your competitor? Good reputation, strong commitment, good/friendly customer service and types of services offered.
Anything you would like to tell your customers? Iowa State Bank sincerely appreciates your continuing business! If you know of anyone looking for a financial institution, which cares about their customers and community, stop in to visit with us. We would appreciate the opportunity to be of service.
Thank you Brenda Schutjer for taking the time to talk about Iowa State Bank and Thank you Iowa State Bank for being a part of our amazing town and all you have done!
WESLEY SWIMMING POOL
Wesley Swimming Pool T-shirts
You can pick up order forms at City Hall and the Library.
Please return all orders to City Hall by February 11th with your payment. Checks can be made out to the Wesley Swimming Pool.
All items are on black material with teal (mint green) & white lettering.
Short Sleeve T-shirt - $20
Long Sleeve T-shirt - $25
Crewneck Sweatshirt - $30
Hooded Sweatshirt - $35
Tank Top - $20
*All proceeds will go towards pool repairs
WESLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Friends of the Fireman Luncheon Sunday March 3rd 11:30 am to 1:30 pm tickets are on sale for $20 and include Meal, Fireman & Table Presentations, Table and Door Prizes and more. Background music donated by MOJO productions. We are still looking for Table Host for this event. All that is needed is for you to decorate a table any theme you want and help sell the 8 tickets for your table. Think of a Prom, Gala, Party theme and that's it. Please contact Mandie Studer at 515-320-0582 or Samantha Kirsch at 712-212-2762 for tickets or Host a Table - Thank you!
KIDS FOR CHRIST
Kids for Christ will be hosting a homemade pizza and Bingo night on Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 pm (following Mass) until 8:30 pm in the St. Josephís Church basement. Please come enjoy homemade pizza, dessert, and drinks and play Bingo to win a variety of small prizes. The community has given our group awesome support through donations, buying wreaths, prayers, and helping with our meetings and events. We are hosting this event to thank you for your support! Everyone is welcome to attend! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! If there is bad weather or a boyís sub state basketball game, the event will be moved to Sunday, February 24 at 5:00 PM.
WESLEY LITTLE LEAGUE
Thinking about T-Ball? Mark your calendar for 2019 Little League Registration. Please bring your child's name and age to city hall by March 15th to register. More info to come. Questions? Please call Sara Schumacher