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Ice Cream Shack would like to invite you to an appreciation night, Thursday night September 7th from 4-6. Free Ice Cream cone or ice cream in a dish. No take outs or Rainchecks. Come & see us for your free ice cream treat until we run out of ice cream!! 🍦 🍨🍦
(No malts, shakes, or blenders)


Burn ban in effect sept 7 at 6:00 am until further notice


The shelter house is reserve on Friday, August 18 from 3:30-6:30pm, please be respectful of their space and time

Vote for the Bristow Fire Department!

Vote for the Bristow Fire Department!

Submit the name of a deserving community organization for the opportunity at a $1,000 donation and the $10,000 grand prize drawing!


Bristow Days is upon us, we hope everyone is ready to have a fun and safe time! The VOLUNTEERS of the Bristow Fire Department and community members put a lot of time and effort into this to improve our community, please support them and be respectful to everyone you encounter, small town is about working together and having a ‘family feel’ community! Let the fun begin 🎉 It’s also a celebration of a long running business, Bobs Feed and Seed, make sure you wish Bob well, I also heard it’s his birthday 😉


They will be spraying for mosquitoes in town tonight


The library is partnering with Andrea Hobson at the ISU Extension Office to offer a babysitting class for kids in upper elementary grades wishing to learn skills required to care for young children. Space is limited, so please contact the library to sign up!


The shelter house is reserved on July 15 from 10-4, please be respectful of their space.


Ice Cream Day is just about a week away. Travel Blogger Katy Flint shares the great getaways to celebrate the sweet treat. You can find “The #1 Guide to Ice Cream Shops in Iowa” on her blog Flint &…


They will be spraying for mosquitoes tonight


Congrats!!! Miss Bristow is 2nd runner up at the Bulter County Fair this year!!! So proud of this young lady!!!


Mosquito spraying will be done tonight some time after 9pm. The spray is safe, you do not have to close windows if you do not want to.


The shelter house is reserved on Friday, June 23 from 4-6, please be respectful of their space☺️


Introducing our Miss Bristow.

My name is McKenzie Bohach, I am 2023 Miss Bristow. I live on a farm outside of Bristow where we raise many species of livestock. Some of the livestock we raise include rabbits, chickens, and goats which I show at the Butler County Fair. I am involved in 4H, FFA, Speech, and Social Studies club. I enjoy participating in competitions in FFA and Speech because I love public speaking. In my 4H club, Coldwater Dayton Busy Gophers, I am the vice president. I enjoy 4H because we do a lot of community service projects. I am also currently a waitress at Freeze Frame Bowl. Some other hobbies of mine are planting flowers, photography, and crochet but my favorite is tending to the animals. My future plans are to attend NIACC in the fall for their Agricultural Operations Management 2 year program. I am honored to be this years Miss Bristow, I am excited to represent the town through parades and other community activities!


The Dumont EMS building will be having a luncheon after services at the cemetery on Monday, 11-1:30.


On Monday May 29th, Pastor Michael Syphrit will have a Memorial Day service @ Oak Hill Cemetary @ 10:30 AM. Please pass the word around, share this post and bring your own chair. Please join us to honor our fallen soldiers!


We have had some questions about e-bikes on the bike trail. As of right now, we allow low-speed, electric bicycles on the trail. We ask that you follow all trail etiquette as any other bicycle.
Also keep an eye out for new etiquette signs, which will be placed along the trail this spring thanks to a grant from the Cedar Valley Trails Partnership.

Here is the 2022 water quality report for the city, paper copies are available upon request.

Here is the 2022 water quality report for the city, paper copies are available upon request.


Due to the dry and windy conditions this week, Butler County will be in a Countywide burn ban effective today, Tuesday April 11th at 12:00PM. There will be no open burning of any kind permitted until further notice. We will re-assess the Burn Ban on Monday April 17th. For more information on County Burn Bans, please visit the following link:



This event has been canceled, please spread the word. Thanks


The Bristow Reformed Church will be holding a craft day open to the public on Saturday, March 11, beginning at 8:00am until whenever. Come for the whole time or just drop in as you wish.

Notice: Change of date for the next council meeting and public hearing for max tax levy. The date is Monday, February 20...

Notice: Change of date for the next council meeting and public hearing for max tax levy. The date is Monday, February 20 at 7:00pm.

Mark your calendar’s, this event is set to take place on February 18!

Mark your calendar’s, this event is set to take place on February 18!


From Butler County Emergency Management:

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. On Wednesday, March 23, there will be a statewide tornado drill that we will be participating in at 10:00am(unless there is a chance of inclement weather).


Give a shout out to the Bristow Fire Department, especially Chad and Deanna Hansen, for taking treats around to the residents of Bristow tonight to spread some holiday cheer!! We are very fortunate to have a caring fire department crew!!

Thanks to the Butler Community Foundation grant we were able to purchase new Christmas lights

Thanks to the Butler Community Foundation grant we were able to purchase new Christmas lights


The water on the south side of town will be shut off for a very short period of time between 5:30/6 tonight. It will not be off long


The trick or treat times for the city of Bristow have been set for Sunday, October 31 from 5-7pm.


A few garbage pick ups got missed today, they know about it and will be taking care of it at some point. Thanks


NOTICE: The Rolling Prairie Bike Trail between Allison and Bristow will be closed Wednesday, September 1 through Friday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 7 through Wednesday, September 8 for repairs to that section of trail.
This section of trail will be open for the upcoming holiday weekend - Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6.
We appreciate your patience as these repairs are made.



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Thanks Bristow, even teenage grandkids can have fun !!
Is the splash pad open tomorrow (Wednesday) in the afternoon. Thanks
The Butler County Community Foundation has granted $103,000.61 to 27 projects of organizations serving Butler County through its 2021 grant cycle. See the full list of projects at

“On behalf of the Governing Committee, we thank our local nonprofit organizations for their work in making Butler County a great place to live,” said Jennifer Heeren, chair of the BCCF governing committee.

2021 Grant Recipients include:
Allison Amvet Hall Post 88
Aplington Parkersburg Community School District
Aplington Recreation Complex
Bristow Betterment
Butler County Conservation Board
Butler County Fair
City of Aplington, Iowa
City of Aredale, Iowa
City of Bristow
City of Clarksville
City of Dumont, Iowa
City of Greene
City of New Hartford
City of Shell Rock
Families Helping Families of Iowa
Fostering Families Together
Parkersburg, IA Historical Society
St. James Lutheran Church
Trinity Reformed Church (Allison Little Lambs)
This visit was a highlight of our family Christmas
Thanks for hosting the 5k this morning. Our family always enjoys a local fun run.
Okay town of bristow Iowa this need to be fix before kids get hurt on this plus all the tall grass by my place need to be mowed to get rid of the wildlife creatures come on let get this tall grass mowed are I go to some where higher up
When is Bristow Days this year?
My stepmom's sh*tzu sadie is missing. She is very shy. If u see her call Jodi Tweten 641 330 8412
Lost dog missing Sadie she’s a apricot Color with pink collar, ran away for my dog sitter on Friday night. She’s very very shy so if u see her call me at 641-330-8412 thanks for All and any help.
Someone left a gold colored Halloween mask on the wooden box by my porch door. If it is yours, I left it there so that you may pick it up. Thanks.
Great new Bristow Iowa Main Street, handicap accessible curbs and blacktop! Thankful for our fine grant-writing friends in our fair city! 😊 Way to go, everyone involved in this great project!!😇 It looks wonderful and will help those who use and need it!!!🌺 The little town that could..🚞
When will the splash pad be up and running for the season?