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Greater Madison County Community Foundation
06/17/2020

Greater Madison County Community Foundation

Grant presentation #10 was awarded to the Earlham Cardinals Music Boosters for replacement of their marching band uniforms. The check for $11,365 was accepted by Jill Eichner-Brown, President of the Earlham Cardinal Music Boosters, and Kelly Weber, Earlham Band Director. It was delivered by GMCCF board member Mark Beatty. Congratulations!

Madison County Development Group greatly appreciates the grant from the Greater Madison County Community Foundation. Fas...
06/06/2020

Madison County Development Group greatly appreciates the grant from the Greater Madison County Community Foundation. Fast stable connectivity is a key ingredient for our future!

Virtual check presentation #3 goes to Madison County Development Group for assistance with a study of Winterset Fiber Readiness/Connectivity Speed for potentially improving local access. Dave LaGrange accepted the check for $11,000 from GMCCF board president, Jerry Parkin.

04/22/2020
Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Looking for a positive message? Have a look at what our friends at Madison County Chamber of Commerce and 2/5 Studios put together! Keep it up Madison County.

Messages of support, strength, gratitude, and hope from some of Madison County's business and community leaders!

Take a look!

Thank you to our friends at 2/5Studios for creating the project, and to our partners who contributed the messaging! #MadisonCountyStrong #MightyMadisonCounty

04/21/2020
Governor Kim Reynolds

Governor Kim Reynolds

Kicking off the #TestIowaChallenge. It's as easy as 1...2...3! I challenge Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, The Carson King Foundation, Senator Joni Ernst, Senator Chuck Grassley, Ashton Kutcher, Keith Murphy, and Mike Householder to visit TestIowa.com, take the assessment, then challenge 5 people you know to do the same.

4.21.2020 Madison County COVID-19 update.
04/21/2020

4.21.2020 Madison County COVID-19 update.

Madison County now has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Please refer to press release.
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Iowa Emergency Management
Winterset Madisonian

Madison County IA Public Health
04/01/2020

Madison County IA Public Health

Madison County Public Health has been notified of the first positive case of COVID-19. Please remember to practice social distancing, washing hands, staying at home and don't go to work if you don't feel well!
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Iowa Emergency Management
Winterset Madisonian
Madison County Chamber of Commerce

A new program from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Details included with this post.
03/24/2020

A new program from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Details included with this post.

03/20/2020
Madison County Health Care System

Madison County Health Care System

MCHCS physician Dr. Amy Kimball answers your questions about social distancing and social isolation practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note - New information on Greater Madison County Community Foundation Grant Applications delivery options.
03/20/2020
Greater Madison County Community Foundation

Please note - New information on Greater Madison County Community Foundation Grant Applications delivery options.

Is your organization working on a grant application? At this time we are planning to keep our previously scheduled due date of March 27th. However, for those who prefer to submit them by mail instead of in-person, we will also consider grants that are POSTMARKED by March 27th. For those who would like to submit them to Tom Leners in person, he will be at his office at 1217 N. 6th Ave, Suite 3 (near Cabin Coffee) from 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm, Monday-Friday of next week. One visitor in the building at a time, please (you can see through the glass in front). Also, watch for a designated drop-off area on outside Tom's office. Call 515-462-1891 if you have any questions, and remember you can download and print your application at http://madisoncountyfoundation.org/. If any changes are made to our grant schedule, we will post it on the website and share it here on Facebook. Thank you to all our local organizations for your work, especially those that are striving to take care of our citizens at this difficult time.

Mail to: Tom Leners, GMCCF
c/o Madison County Development Group
1217 N. 6th Ave, Suite 3
Winterset, IA 50273

The Expandit Company
01/13/2020

The Expandit Company

Well we had our annual chili cook off. Congrats  to Brian on winning both categories. Thank you to everyone that participated. 🙂 keep up the good work!!!

Great work AGRILAND FS!
01/04/2020

Great work AGRILAND FS!

The Madison County Foundation for Environmental
Education (MCFEE) received a
multi-year pledge donation of $25,000 from
Agriland FS and the Agriland Foundation to
go towards the new conservation center.

Jim Liechty (center) accepts a donation check from John Knobloch, right, general manager of AGRILAND FS and Agriland FS Foundation board members Christine Doonan and Bryce Edwards.
Photo special to the Madisonian

Congratulations Earlham!
12/20/2019

Congratulations Earlham!

We're thrilled to announce the 2020 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award winners! Each of these 20 communities will receive a $25k matching grant to present a free Levitt AMP Music Series in 2020:

Berea, KY — Berea Arts Council
Carson City, NV — Brewery Arts Center
Earlham, IA — Earlham Chicks with Checks (Levitt AMP Earlham Music Series)
Fort Smith, AR — 64.6 Downtown
Gallup, NM — Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District
Galva, IL — Galva Arts Council (Levitt AMP Galva Music Series)
Houston, MS — Potter's House Houston (Houston, Miss. - Where the Trail meets the Trace)
Merced, CA — UC Merced
Middlesboro, KY* — Middlesboro Main Street
Ocala, FL — Marion Cultural Alliance
Sheboygan, WI* — John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Shenandoah Junction, WV — Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission
Soldotna, AK — Vision Soldotna
Springfield, IL — Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series presented by PNC Bank
St. Johnsbury, VT — Catamount Film and Arts
Stevens Point, WI — CREATE Portage County
Trenton, NJ* — Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series
Utica, NY — Levitt AMP Utica Music Series
Whitesburg, KY — Cowan Community Center
Woonsocket, RI — NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley
*Indicates a multi-year grant recipient

A huge congratulations to the winning communities — we can't wait for the music to begin! Stay tuned for updates on the 2020 AMP concerts and visit levittamp.org for more info.

11/29/2019
Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Due to weather, we are cancelling the outdoor activities for Festival of Lights tonight, including the lighted parade, the music, and the food vendors.

But! Santa will still be in the courthouse from 5:00-7:00 pm, and the Iowa Theater is a warm place to be on this chilly, drizzly day.

Enjoy our merchants' hospitality, stop in our cozy cafes and restaurants, and take in the festive *INDOOR* spirit!

Progress at the AGRILAND FS site by Newcastle!
11/26/2019

Progress at the AGRILAND FS site by Newcastle!

Congratulations to City of Earlham for making it to the finalist round of Levitt AMP.
11/21/2019
Congratulations to the top 25 Levitt AMP finalists!

Congratulations to City of Earlham for making it to the finalist round of Levitt AMP.

Check out which towns and cities are one step closer to winning $25K in matching funds to present their own Levitt AMP Music Series.

Please take a minute and help Earlham continue this great music event in 2020!
11/13/2019

Please take a minute and help Earlham continue this great music event in 2020!

Happy World Kindness Day!! 🌎❤️ Don't forget....music brings us together!! Please vote for Earlham at www.LevittAMP.org #musicmoves

Cabin Coffee Co. -Winterset, IA
11/02/2019

Cabin Coffee Co. -Winterset, IA

It is official! On Monday, November 4th,
Cabin Coffee Winterset, Iowa will officially
be open. Our hours of operation are
Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 4:30pm and
Saturday 7:00 am to 4:00pm. Come on down
and see us. Our baristas are ready to serve you!

Photos from Lt Governor Adam Gregg’s visit to Agriland FS, Inc.
10/22/2019

Photos from Lt Governor Adam Gregg’s visit to Agriland FS, Inc.

10/22/2019

Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg was in Winterset today for a huge announcement by Agriland FS, Inc. Agriland FS, Inc. is adding more than 20,000 square feet of office and multipurpose space. More than 50 additional employees will be needed in the WInterset location. Take a minute to watch a video with John Knobloch and Adam Hoeft of Agriland FS, Inc. discussing the expansion. Also note the great jobs that are currently open.

Congratulations on your continued growth! Thank you Agriland FS, Inc. for your investment in Winterset and Madison County!

09/26/2019

Winterset Bomgaars is opening this afternoon at 2pm! Store Manager Bruce Lamb's invitation to see all Bomgaars has to offer.

MCDG is excited to announce that DMACC is offering a Manufacturing Production Technician Certificate Class in Winterset ...
08/06/2019

MCDG is excited to announce that DMACC is offering a Manufacturing Production Technician Certificate Class in Winterset beginning in September. This training is an excellent start on a career in manufacturing. Contact Galen at 515-256-4905 or [email protected] for details. In most cases this class will be no cost to the student. More information below.

07/26/2019

Congratulations to the Earlham Community School District for expanding their computer science program! See Governor Reynolds announcement below.

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
CONTACT: Pat Garrett, (515) 281-5211

Gov. Reynolds announces 23 schools, districts will expand computer science
DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced a total of 23 Iowa school districts and schools will be able to bolster their computer science teacher workforce, due to a state appropriation of $500,000.

The funding is part of a broader effort to expand computer science education across the state. This effort aligns with the Future Ready Iowa initiative, which is about preparing more Iowans for rewarding, high-demand jobs and getting employers the skilled workers they need.

“This investment provides students with the tools they need to excel within a 21st-century digital economy,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. “Teaching computer science and other STEM-related courses is an essential component to any child’s education. That’s why Iowa is preparing our young people for success in cutting-edge careers with programs like this.”

The Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund, along with voluntary statewide computer science standards, were established as part of legislation signed into law in 2017. SF 274 supports our effort to provide high-quality computer science instruction in every elementary, middle and high school. Schools will use the incentive fund to pay for professional learning or university coursework for teaching endorsements in computer science.

The incentive fund drew 31 applications representing 39 public school districts and non-public schools in urban, rural and suburban parts of the state. One application represented a team of elementary, middle, and high schools within Great Prairie Area Education Agency in southeast Iowa.

Award recipients will report on their progress by the end of the 2019-20 school year.

"This is a great opportunity for schools to develop teachers in a high-demand field," said Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise. "Strong computer science instruction is critical in ensuring our students are future ready when they graduate from high school."

The recipients are:

Bondurant-Farrar Community School District
Cedar Falls Community School District
Central Decatur Community School District
Clear Lake Community School District
Durant Community School District
Earlham Community School District
Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District
Great Prairie Area Education Agency (a collaboration with Central Lee, North Mahaska, Cardinal, Pekin, Fort Madison K-8, Centerville, Fairfield, Waco, and Keokuk)
Louisa-Muscatine Community School District
Marshalltown Community School District
Mason City Community School District
MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District
Spirit Lake Community School District
Storm Lake Community School District
Waukee Community School District

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Public Radio Podcast from Winterset during RAGBRAI vist.
07/24/2019
Everyone Wins In Winterset

Public Radio Podcast from Winterset during RAGBRAI vist.

Host Ben Kieffer captures sounds and experiences on day two of RAGBRAI starting in Atlantic, passing hundreds of wind turbines along the Iowa countryside

Welcome to Madison County! Watch for more news and a hiring fair this month!
07/02/2019

Welcome to Madison County! Watch for more news and a hiring fair this month!

Chris Nolte retired from the MCDG Board after more than 16 years of service. This photo was taken at our May 15th Regula...
05/29/2019

Chris Nolte retired from the MCDG Board after more than 16 years of service. This photo was taken at our May 15th Regular Board Meeting. Chris will be greatly missed. If you see Chris take a moment and thank him for his service to Madison County! Presenting Chris with an appreciation plaque is Dave LaGrange, MCDG Board President.

City of Earlham
05/06/2019

City of Earlham

Reminder::Spring clean is this Saturday, May 11, 2019. Below is a list of acceptable and NON acceptable items. Please have items curbside only!

Earlham business owners. Here is a great opportunity! Learn about Aureon's plans to possibly extend fiber optic high spe...
04/24/2019

Earlham business owners. Here is a great opportunity! Learn about Aureon's plans to possibly extend fiber optic high speed connectivity to Earlham while having a lunch and learn at Bricker-Price Block.

Many great careers are available. Often employers will pay for training. Starting your adult life with low or no debt is...
04/19/2019
Todd & Sargent, Inc.

Many great careers are available. Often employers will pay for training. Starting your adult life with low or no debt is a real head start.

We need to work to change the stigma surrounding trade schools and vocational programs. Trade schools can lead to amazing and successful career paths, the same as traditional colleges. It’s all about finding what works best for the individual! - http://ow.ly/Owkp50qTqbl

The City of Winterset and Madison County Development Group successfully teamed to have the primary Winterset Census Trac...
04/09/2019
Opportunity in Opportunity Zones? - Business Record

The City of Winterset and Madison County Development Group successfully teamed to have the primary Winterset Census Tract designated an Economic Opportunity Zone.

In spring 2017, Nelson Construction & Development unveiled plans for a $54 million hotel, apartment and retail development immediately south of Drake Univer

John has worked hard to make the Winterset Parks & REC one one the many reasons to visit Winterset!
04/01/2019

John has worked hard to make the Winterset Parks & REC one one the many reasons to visit Winterset!

CONGRATULATIONS JOHNNY P! John received the Outstanding Professional Award at the annual Iowa Parks & Recreation Association Banquet. A very special night shared with family, friends, and Winterset Park and Recreation Department staff and board members. John moved to Winterset in 1983 when John was offered the position as Winterset's first Director of Parks and Recreation. John's "Leave It Better Than You Found It" work ethic has truly been a labor of love for the city of Winterset and we are so blessed to have him all these years!!!

Why is everyone moving back to Iowa?
03/20/2019
Why is everyone moving back to Iowa?

Why is everyone moving back to Iowa?

Many Iowans who left home are finding their way back, and their reasons might convince you to join them.

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1217 N 6th Ave Ste 3
Winterset, IA
50273

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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Good job MCDG. Keep on the trail around the Lake, and the dog park.