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Welcome! We Are Positively Oelwein

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History A Small-Town Melting Pot

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Business & Industry A Focus on Revitalization

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Education Forming the Future: Putting Students First

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Real Estate There’s No Place Like Oelwein

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Health Care Comprehensive Community Care

11 Culture & Recreation Historic Heritage Meets Wholesome Midwestern Values 14 Government City of Oelwein Contact Information 15 Shopping & Dining A Charming Choice for Trendy Treats and Great Eats 16 Worship Diverse and Welcoming 17 Membership Directory Categorical Listing

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Welcome!

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estled against the foothills of the Upper Explorerland of Northeast Iowa, Oelwein owns the traditional namesake “Hub City� due to its long-standing heritage with the Chicago Great Western Railway. Along with Oelwein’s long-standing traditions comes our community’s dedication to innovation and evolution. Much like a railway system, Oelwein Chamber and Area Development is tradition in motion, utilizing our experience of the past to develop our community of the future! Today, Oelwein — the largest city in Fayette County — and the surrounding area boast a healthy population of approximately 10,000 people. Our community offers a wide variety of amenities and services to residents and guests, as well as an enticing, traditional downtown shopping experience. Our newly renovated and furnished downtown streetscape is constantly abuzz with vitality and commerce. Come, make yourself at home on one of our downtown park benches, sip a cappuccino, and admire the beautiful, historic architecture! Experience Oelwein! Oelwein’s dedication to creating an exceptional quality of life is evident throughout many facets of the community:

  

 

    

• A first-class, multi-level educational system, with offerings for preschool through college level, including the Regional Academy for Math & Science. • The Williams Center for the Performing Arts, a brand-new amphitheatre-style auditorium that hosts a variety of entertainment, performances and productions. • Our newly inaugurated, state-of-the-art library, complete with wireless Internet access, conference rooms and locally offered, interactive reading programs. • A multi-faceted health care system, including hospitals, extended-care facilities, and specialized care facilities and services. • For the sports fan, the Oelwein Veteran’s Sports Complex offers groomed baseball diamonds and soccer fields. Oelwein is also home to two challenging golf courses: Hickory Grove and Edgewater. • A beautiful downtown renovation is home to great shopping and a plethora of ethnic dining options. • The industrial park offers opportunities for up-and-coming and expanding commercial businesses and buildings. • The No. 1 resource that Oelwein offers is the people, the people, the people! Innovative, creative, enthusiastic, driven, friendly people!

The most hospitable community of Northeast Iowa invites you to Oelwein! Just 20 minutes north of Highway 20, at the crossroads of the main thoroughfares through Northeast Iowa, we are easily accessible from north, south, east and west. Experience Oelwein! We are tradition in motion!

Please take the opportunity to seek more information about your future in Oelwein at

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History

A Small-Town Melting Pot Oelwein celebrates its rich railroad heritage through the Hub City Heritage Railroad Museum.

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elwein, Iowa, is a small-town melting pot. Rich in diversity and culture, the community has a colorful heritage. The town was built on a corn field purchased from its namesake, Gustav Oelwein, in 1872, in preparation for the coming of the railroad. Years later, the dividing streets of the city were named in honor of Oelwein’s sons, Frederick and Charles. While the town was named for the Oelwein family, the land was originally entered by J.B. Burch, a professional man in Dubuque whose business was to enter land, add a fee plus interest for his trouble, and turn it over to the registrar when the fee was paid. Burch built a cabin in 1852 that still stands in downtown Oelwein today. Instituted in 1873, the town was incorporated in 1888. However, Oelwein got its official start in January 1892, when the railroad came to town. Created as the center of the Chicago Great Western Railway, the town became the site of a locomotive and car repair shop, which began operation in May

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1899. The first stop out of Chicago, Oelwein was known as “Shop City� and later “Hub City� because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there. The dawn of the railroad brought an influx of people from varying cultures to the area. Immigrants from Italy, Germany, Ireland and England followed the railroad and made their way from Ellis Island to the Midwest. In 1900, 5,142 people called Oelwein home; 789 of them were foreign-born. Oelwein remained a railroad town until the 1980s, when most of the railroad business was moved. Transco Railway Products Inc. still exists in Oelwein today, employing about 70 people who repair railroad cars. Railroad enthusiast Bill Mundt, an active volunteer with the Hub City Heritage Railroad Museum, acknowledges the vital role played by the railroad. “If the Great Western Railroad had not moved its shops to the area, Oelwein wouldn’t be here today,� Mundt explains. “That’s what made it. They built the town and the surrounding area.�

Though the railroad is no longer a major part of the community’s commerce, a train still comes in once a day to load and unload freight. In addition, the Hub City Heritage Railroad Museum works to preserve the unique history the railroad brought to the area. Turn-of-the-century homes, built during the financial boom of the railroad’s heyday, still grace the city, a further reminder of the community’s history and heritage. Family heritage and strength is important in the community, too. Oelwein restaurateur Mike Leo’s father was a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Italy when they were young. Mike Leo’s grandparents started Leo’s Restaurant in 1922, and Mike is the third-generation owner. American automobile pioneer Walter Chrysler once called Oelwein home, and a community park stands in his honor today. Today Oelwein is a warm and caring community, with a population of nearly 6,800 individuals.

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Business & Industry

A Focus on Revitalization

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elwein, Iowa — the largest city in Fayette County — is a regional center of commerce, education, finance and medicine. Surrounded by several small towns and rich farmland, the city is located near Interstate 35 and Highway 20. Additionally, many exciting changes are happening in Oelwein, all of which are adding to its already high appeal for business, industry and new residents.

Downtown Revitalization Downtown revitalization is at the center of Oelwein’s community initiatives. OCAD and the City of Oelwein contracted with the Iowa Downtown Resource Center of the Iowa Department of Economic Development to conduct a Downtown Assessment. The assessment is an important guide in the development of improvements and investments in the community, particularly in the downtown business area. In addition, Oelwein has developed architectural guidelines for the Oelwein central business district. These guidelines promote compatibility with the existing character and unique identity of Downtown Oelwein. In addition, these guidelines foster and maintain the economic viability of Oelwein’s central business district by encouraging redevelopment and new development. Curt Solsma is chairperson of Oelwein Chamber and Area Development’s Downtown Development Committee, as well as a local city councilman. “About five or six years ago we began to ask people in the community exactly what they would like to see in the downtown area,” Solsma explains. “With input from the downtown business owners,

Boasting new infrastructure and aesthetic improvements, downtown Oelwein has attracted several new businesses.

the City Council decided to go ahead with a downtown redevelopment project, which was funded through loans, property assessments, bonds and a local option tax. We saw this project as a necessary tool to help improve the infrastructure, sidewalks and streets and to revitalize the downtown economy.” Currently two downtown streets boast new infrastructure, including new water and sewer lines, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, light poles, and street lamps. The downtown scenery includes plants, trees and flowers supported by an irrigation system. “Because of what we have done, we have had a lot of interest in new businesses opening in downtown, and it has changed the overall attitude toward the downtown area,” Solsma says. “Several new businesses have opened, and others have expressed interest. In addition, we now have one of the most beautiful downtowns in Northeast Iowa.”

What Oelwein Has to Offer The Midwest work ethic and high quality of living are strong points Oelwein has to offer potential businesses. Quality schools, housing in all price ranges, a modern hospital, 11 city parks, a wide variety of recreational opportunities, and a productive, educated workforce are all essential components of the community. In addition, a strong sense of community pride drives the transportation options, retail offerings and progressive attitudes that continue to make Oelwein the “Hub of Northeast Iowa.” Joining the already strong educational system are new projects to expand learning opportunities for all ages and to firmly ground students in 21st-century skills. The Regional Academy for Math and Science (RAMS) is a vision that is becoming a reality in Oelwein. The Educational Partnership

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between Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Northeast Iowa Area High Schools will offer new opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students. Whether a company is building, relocating or expanding, Oelwein Chamber and Area Development (OCAD) and the City of Oelwein stand ready to assist in your business venture. A number of financial incentive programs are available through cooperative efforts of the State of Iowa, Fayette County, the City of Oelwein, OCAD and local financial institutions. These incentives include a discounted loan pool to encourage new business in Oelwein and the improvement of existing Oelwein business buildings. In addition, Oelwein offers assistance to industry in the form of property tax abatement over a three- to five-year period, to be used for new construction or property improvement. Qualifications are determined by actual facility investment. The City of Oelwein also works with the Fayette County Enterprise Zone Commission and the State of Iowa to provide building assistance in certain approved areas. Oelwein, a community rich in heritage and history, offers a quality of life that is conducive to raising a family. The peaceful rural environment also has a competitive business and industrial portfolio that welcomes and challenges the skilled professional. Education, government, wholesale, retail, service and agriculture are all important contributors to the economy, and an impressive cadre of corporate partners have chosen the community as their home.

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Business Specialty ABCO Engineering Produces belt conveyor systems Advanced Data-Comm Telemarketing AgVantage FS Inc. Farm service Alliant Energy Utility Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing Inc. Manufactures bath and kitchen cabinetry Blessing Industries Inc. Specialized contract manufacturing City Laundering Company Industrial laundry, uniform rental, toweling, floor mats, mops, paper and soap products, image apparel Daily Register Newspaper Grandview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Nursing home Hancor Inc. Plastic drainage tubing International Ingredients Processing K-mart Department store KOEL Radio AM Radio station Mannatt’s Inc. Concrete Mercy Hospital Health care Oelwein Community Schools Public school system Oelwein Care Center Nursing care Pamida Department store Rawson Control Systems Hydraulic controls and global positioning systems Transco Railway Products Inc. Railroad car repair XL Specialized Trailers Open-deck, over-the-road, construction and multi-axle trailers For more information on opportunities for business and industry in Oelwein, contact Oelwein Chamber and Area Development at 319-283-1105.


Education

Forming the Future: Putting Students First Oelwein Community School District The Oelwein Community School District serves the communities of Oelwein, Hazleton and Stanley. Seven school buildings serve the 1,450 students of the district: Little Husky Learning Center, Wings Park Elementary, Harlan Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Oelwein Middle School, Oelwein Alternative School and Oelwein High School. With a mission of “Forming the Future: Putting Students First,� Oelwein Community Schools enjoys a strong reputation for excellence in its curricular offerings as well as in its co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students. Superintendent Jim Patera says the Oelwein Schools are proud of their accomplishments. “Many of our students are currently involved in advanced coursework in cooperation with the Northeast Iowa Community College,� Patera notes. “We also recently completed a new greenhouse program in cooperation with the FFA. Students can gain hands-on experience in a working greenhouse. We have also

been long known for having outstanding arts programs, particularly in instrumental and vocal music. We offer many opportunities for our students to excel.� The establishment of the Oelwein Enrichment Center, which is attached to

Part of the Oelwein Enrichment Center, the Williams Center hosts guest speakers for the entire district.

the high school building and includes the Williams Center for the Arts, the Greater Oelwein Area Wellness Center, the Little Husky Learning Center, and the Northeast Iowa Community College Satellite Facility, is a model for school, community, regional and state collaboration. The Little Husky Learning Center houses the preschool and kindergarten programs and seeks to create “a nurturing environment that allows each child to develop socially, physically and intellectually at his or her own rate.� The Husky Hub Center is a Family Resource Center and community partnership with services to assist families, youth and children. All of the programs share common services with the school. The Williams Performing Arts Center hosts guest speakers for the entire school district and provides programs for the elementary schools. It also hosts special performances put on by all the schools, allowing them to practice there, perform there and present larger programs. The Williams Center is a part of the curriculum at all levels of the Oelwein District. Even elementary-age

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to find highly qualified teachers in the areas of math and science,� Patera explains. “Rural Iowa schools are also experiencing enrollment decline. Many small schools are faced with hiring an individual math or science teacher who does not have the specialized qualifications that a teacher in a larger school might have. The Regional Academy will provide area students with the opportunity to learn from

Regional Academy of Math and Science One of the most exciting new developments in education in Oelwein is the new Regional Academy of Math and Science, which broke ground in May 2007 and will welcome its first students in the summer of 2008. The Regional Academy will provide an opportunity for high school students from Oelwein and the surrounding area to take advantage of coursework their home district may be unable to provide. A partnership between Northeast Iowa Community College and Northeast Iowa area schools, the Academy will also offer advanced coursework for traditional college students or non-traditional students who need job training opportunities. Course offerings and training are planned to meet some of the following needs: • Train a workforce in an up-to-date technology and/or IT curriculum. • Partner with the regent universities to offer summer or night coursework at the RAMS facility for teacher education. • Provide a regional center for talented and gifted students to have special science, math and technology workshops in an effort to further their interest in advanced education and nurture their interest in the areas of math, science and technology. Tentative curriculum plans include a preengineering program that will prepare students for advanced college coursework in any field of science and math; A+ computer certification; advanced coursework for teachers of math and science; advanced coursework in physics, chemistry and bioscience; and college-level coursework in other areas. The Academy will also be used as a host site for a number of different gifted and talented institutes for Northeast Iowa students. Oelwein Community Schools Super­ intendent Jim Patera is excited about what this new program will offer to the area. “Small rural Iowa schools are finding it harder and harder

The Regional Academy of Math and Science will offer college-level coursework to interested students.

highly qualified teachers that have a passion for teaching in the areas of math and science.� Patera emphasizes that through all of its various programs, the Regional Academy will serve elementary, middle school, secondary, post-secondary and adult advanced-degree students, as well as non-traditional students from a variety of schools and communities in our region. Community college offerings and state university coursework for post-graduate credit in math, science and technology will be the central focus. “The development of the Regional Academy for Math and Science will be a tool that will spark systemic change in our school system and will be an important device used by dedicated teachers to help children dream and experience a future in math and science,� Patera concludes. “We will ensure that our children have the same opportunities for educational success that their big-city peers have.� The Regional Academy will be located south of Oelwein on Highway 150. For more information, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 319-283-3536.


Sacred Heart Elementary School Sacred Heart Elementary School, supported by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, serves students from preschool through sixth grade. According to Sister Benjamin, principal, the school serves 115 students in kindergarten through sixth grade and approximately 40 preschoolers. Founded in 1906 and staffed continuously by the Sisters of Mercy and dedicated lay faculty, Sacred Heart School has built a tradition of excellence in Catholic education within the community of Oelwein. It offers moral development, quality education, social awareness and extracurricular activities in a Christian atmosphere, utilizing academically current methods and materials. “In 2006 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the school, and we think that’s pretty special,” says Sister Benjamin. “We have a wonderful record in that our students do very well in middle and high school and receive many honors.” Specific course offerings include Spanish for sixth graders, accelerated math for students in third grade and above, a computer program, and special technological programs, as well as daily religion classes, renewal opportunities, service projects, and liturgy planning and participation. Sacred Heart Elementary School is located at 601 1st Avenue SW. For more information, call 319-283-1366.

Northeast Iowa Community College The Northeast Iowa Community College satellite facility is located in the Oelwein Enrichment Center. Nearly 400 students benefit from services offered at the Oelwein Center each year. NICC is a comprehensive community college serving the transfer, technical and vocational educational needs of the region’s residents, businesses and industries. Tracy Kruse, NICC’s director of marketing, news and publications, says NICC is both “‘Student Driven’ — which means the college is dedicated to helping students reach their goals — and ‘Community Focused’ by preparing its students to respond to the needs of today’s workplace.” NICC serves nearly 5,000 students and offers more than 50 vocational and technical programs, as well as arts and sciences and general education courses that readily transfer to four-year colleges and universities. NICC offers programs leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Science/

Career Option, or Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as certificates and diplomas. Students have the option to major in a wide array of business, computer, health, industrial technology and agricultural fields. Along with quality teaching, small classes and one-on-one interaction with faculty make NICC the perfect choice for all students, regardless of their educational goals. In fact, research has shown that NICC students do better on average than students who begin their studies at four-year institutions. With lower tuition costs than other public and private four-year institutions, NICC is affordable as well. In addition, more than 80 percent of NICC students qualify for financial aid.

For more information, visit NICC’s Web site at www.nicc.edu or contact the admissions office at admitcal@nicc.edu. For information about the Oelwein Center, call 319-283-3010.

Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University in Fayette, just minutes north of Oelwein, is a private, not-for-profit liberal arts university. Serving 6,000 students each year, the university offers courses at its traditional campus, at U.S. centers in five states, through various online degree programs, via correspondence courses, and at international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada. Upper Iowa

Northeast Iowa Community College prepares students for further education and the workplace.

Dawn Kendall, coordinator of the NICC Oelwein Center, says the local center offers convenience in both location and class schedule. “Many students are able to complete most of their general education courses at this site,” Kendall says. “In addition we offer transferable college courses for qualifying high school students.” Kendall adds that Center staff is available to assist students with admissions and financial aid as well as advising and registration. The Oelwein Center also provides continuing education and professionaldevelopment opportunities, such as computer classes or classes that meet annual requirements for daycare workers, teachers and nurses. The Center also provides development courses, such as computer or communication classes, on site for area businesses.

University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education, serving a diverse range of student populations and offering progressive, flexible options for traditional and non-traditional students of all ages. Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus offers 36 programs of study in business, education, liberal arts, and mathematics and science. Degrees available include RN-BSN and Master of Education. Its students receive a quality education at an affordable price, and aggressive scholarship and financial aid programs are available. Offering two classes per eight-week term, Upper Iowa University boasts an Accelerated Curriculum Emphasis program that allows for graduation in three years. A small class size ensures individual attention from highly qualified instructors. For more information, call 800-553-4150. www.oelwein.com 7


Real Estate

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amilies who are looking for smalltown charm, affordable housing and safe neighborhoods need look no further than the community of Oelwein. According to RealtorŽ Sandie Graf, an average of 60 to 70 homes are on the Oelwein market at any given time. “Very affordable housing is available in Oelwein,� Graf explains. “You get a lot more for your money as compared to other parts of the country. Though we are a small community, we are located reasonably close to Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, offering big-city amenities with a small-town flavor.� Graf says the median home price in Oelwein is just $56,724. “For that price, a buyer could find a small three-bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood,� she notes. “In the $120,000 range, you can actually find a 1,200- to 1,400-square-foot ranch home, ready to move into, in a great neighborhood.� A variety of homes is available, including single-family dwellings in established neighborhoods, condominiums, century-old homes and modern subdivisions. “Oelwein is simply a wonderful place to live,� Graf continues. “The community offers so much, including the new Williams Center, the new library, the Regional Academy of Math and Science, and readily available health

care. Recreational amenities include Backbone State Park and Fayette Volga River Park, as well as golf courses and a bowling alley.� Quality schools and a safe environment add to the many reasons to make the area your home. “We have a very low crime rate,� Graf says. “Fortunately, crime is not really an issue. It’s a safe community where people can actually feel free to leave their doors unlocked.� Any of the real estate offices located in Oelwein can help you find your perfect home or office space. The experienced agents know both the commercial and residential market and make finding the perfect spot almost effortless. When you arrive in Oelwein, you will step into a community of beauty, history and rare Midwestern charm. It is simply a wonderful place to call home.

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Health Care

Comprehensive Community Care Mercy Hospital Mercy Hospital, located at 201 8th Avenue SE, is part of Wheaton Franciscan Health Care. This 25-bed full-service hospital provides acute, skilled and outpatient care to the community and surrounding area of Oelwein. Providing for general medical care, surgery, long-term care, ambulatory care and recovery, Mercy Hospital is dedicated to meeting all of the basic health care service needs in the community. Mercy offers 24-hour emergency room access and ambulance transportation, radiology with CT scanning, laboratory and pharmacy services, mammography and ultrasound, respiratory and rehabilitation therapies, spiritual care, social services, and nutrition counseling. In addition, mobile accommodations allow Mercy to provide

access to high-­technology capabilities such as MRI, nuclear medicine and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Grandview HealthCare and Therapy Rehabilitation Center Grandview HealthCare Center is a 93-bed Medicare/Medicaid skilled nursing facility. Grandview is the largest-volume rehabilitation center in Northeast Iowa. Services include skilled nursing and occupational, physical, speech and respiratory therapies. The specially licensed Alzheimer’s unit provides individualized care to those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-type illnesses. In addition, Grandview provides care to ventilator-dependent individuals. Grandview also provides therapy rehabilitation to community members through its

outpatient clinic. Post-surgery and work- and sports-related injuries in people of all ages are treated. People living in Oelwein and surrounding communities can easily access these services by calling the therapy center. Grandview recognizes most private insurances and provides free transportation in a handicap-accessible lift van. For more information on Grandview and its services call 319-283-1908.

Oelwein Health Care Center Oelwein Health Care Center is a 61-bed skilled nursing facility offering extensive rehabilitation in physical, occupational and speech therapies. In addition to licensed therapists, Oelwein Health Care Center has rehabilitation nurse aides working seven days a week with residents so they can reach

Mercy hospital services • Life-line, a telephone contact system that enables the elderly or disabled to continue living alone in their homes with emergency help only a button away. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s network is one of the largest in the Midwest, with approximately 565 enrollees. • Nurse On-Call, a free telephone service available to the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offers medical advice or physician referral provided by registered nurses. This service receives approximately 121,000 calls per year. A toll-free number is provided to persons living outside the local calling area. • Home Health provides continued nursing, therapy or other support services in the patient’s home. Home Health conducts approximately 36,000 visits each year.

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their highest potential. The Center also offers long-term nursing care, respite day care and 24-hour respite care and is in the process of constructing an Adult Day Care Center. Residents enjoy the benefits of Person Directed Care. Staff members help make residents’ stays as close to living at home as possible by giving them choices in their activities and daily living. The staff listens to residents, continually developing and providing specialized services to meet their ever-expanding needs. The Oelwein Health Care Center is committed to the Culture Change Movement and Person Directed Care as plans are made for a facility remodeling project. For more information, contact Deb Schaefer, administrator, at 319-283-2794 or e-mail ohccadmin@mchsi.com.

       

    

                    

              

       

        

     

  

    

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Historic Heritage Meets Wholesome Midwestern Values

elwein, Iowa, is a community rich in culture and heritage. German, Irish, Italian and English immigrants all made Oelwein their home in the early 1900s.

Italian Heritage The community is particularly proud of the contributions Italian settlers and their descendents have made to Oelwein’s economic and cultural success. Beginning in 1901, Oelwein became one of three major settlements of Italians in Iowa. Recruited to work in the rail yards and shops of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, Italian immigrants were welcomed as a source of inexpensive and reliable labor. By 1915, out of a total population of just 7,000, more than 500 Italians called Oelwein home. These immigrants formed neighborhood clusters or “Little Italies” in Oelwein, divided by their language, religion and cultural practices. The earliest Italians in Oelwein were mostly male, but as families became established, they soon assimilated into the society.

Amish Community Adding to the unique culture of the area, an Old Order Amish farming community is located minutes from Oelwein, west of Hazleton. The Amish bring an appreciation of life’s simpler pleasures. Their horse and buggies, plain clothing, and rejection of modern amenities — including electricity and running water — are reminders to the surrounding “English” community that the components of modern living are not always important. The Amish provide a variety of beautifully handcrafted and homemade goods, including furniture, leather goods, canvas works, quilts, rag rugs, preserves, fresh produce, bulk dry goods, lawn furniture, custom windows, custom cupboards and clockworks. Amishoperated shops and services in the area include bakeries, candy shops, horse training/shoeing, shoe repair, basket works and grocery stores.

Cultural events are held year-round in Oelwein.

Oelwein Enrichment Center The establishment of the Oelwein Enrichment Center — which houses a conglomeration of facilities, including the Williams Center for the Arts, the Greater Oelwein Area Wellness Center, the Little Husky Learning Center, and the Northeast Iowa Community College Satellite Facility — is a model for school, community, regional and state collaboration. The Center is located at 315 8th Avenue SE, adjacent to Oelwein High School. The Williams Center for the Performing Arts offers nine performances each year, ranging from big band, to Cuban dance, to chamber groups, to opera and theatre. It also provides a performing center for school systems and a place for community meetings. The modern auditorium seats 800 individuals. Greater Oelwein Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness and dance classes; circuit, weight and cardiovascular equipment; a gym; an indoor track; children’s classes; league and intramural sports; racquetball; and massage therapy. Wellness offerings include smoking cessation, weight loss and stress-management classes. A 12-month membership includes full use of the fitness and recreation facility. The gym is also available for rental for private parties.

Community Parks & Recreation Facilities Eleven community parks offer recreation and enjoyment for the entire family. In addition, several community facilities provide opportunities to stay fit. • Appreciation Park: A 1-acre park located at 1st Avenue and 1st Street SW, this park is also known as Orville Christophel Memorial or Log Cabin Park. The park offers picnic tables, benches and parking for downtown shopping. • City Park: This 69-acre park on South Frederick fronts Lake Oelwein, a 55-acre artificial lake. Amenities include modern playground equipment, picnic shelters with tables, an open play area, a tennis court, sand volleyball, horseshoe courts, restroom facilities, modern and primitive camping, and a dump station. The lake offers “no wake” boating. The campground overlooks Lake Oelwein and provides public boating access. • Great Western Park: The new Great Western Park, located on the northwest side of town, is a wildlife preserve. • Levin Park: Located at 4th Avenue and 4 1/2 Street SW, this 2-acre park provides picnic tables, an open play field and a www.oelwein.com 11


natural wooded environment. A bike/skateboard/walking trail accesses the park on the west. • Platt’s Park: The 16-acre park, located at 7th Street and 7th Avenue SE, offers 1.25 miles of footpaths, picnic shelters and tables, playground equipment, a horseshoe court, restrooms, and a large playfield. • Redgate Park: Located on West Charles Street, this 24-acre park provides a large wooded area, picnic facilities, playground equipment, a tennis court, horseshoe courts, restrooms and bocce ball courts. • Reidy Park: Located at 2nd Street and Hillside Drive SE, this 3-acre park boasts a basketball court, playground equipment, picnic facilities, and new and improved tennis courts. • Sports Complex: Located on 20th Street SE, the 32-acre Sports Complex offers two soccer fields, two softball fields and two baseball fields. • Walter P. Chrysler Park: This 2-acre park, located at North Frederick and 2nd Street, features a gazebo with picnic facilities, a water fountain, flower gardens and a planting of Thunderchild flowering crabapple trees. In addition, the park is home to Korean and Vietnam veterans memorials. • Wings Park: Located at 4th Street and 5th Avenue NE, this 24-acre park is the home

of the Oelwein Family Aquatics Center. The park also offers picnic shelters and tables, tennis courts, three softball fields, a basketball court, horseshoe courts, and playground equipment. • Oelwein Family Aquatics Center features a zero-depth entry pool, a 150-foot water slide, six racing lanes, one- and three-meter diving boards, a sunning deck, modern changing facilities, a playground, concessions, and a nine-hole miniature golf course. • A bicycling, roller blading and walking trail is a new addition for Oelwein. The project’s ultimate goal is to link all schools and parks. Phase one of the trail, running from Red Gate Park to Levin Park, was paved in 2005.

opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking and cross-country skiing. The area is a popular center for a number of trail activities, as hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and equestrian trails wind through the area. In the winter, some trails are maintained for snowmobiling. In addition to the Volga, beautiful Frog Hollow Lake provides abundant fishing opportunities. The river contains smallmouth bass, rock bass, channel catfish and white sucker, while the lake offers bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Motor boats may be operated at “no wake” speeds. Canoeing on the river is also popular. The area is open to public hunting during regular hunting seasons. White-tailed deer and wild turkey are popular quarry.

The Great Outdoors

Backbone State Park Backbone State Park, in nearby Dundee, features camping, cabins and a lodge. Dedicated in 1920, it was Iowa’s first state park and remains one of its most significant. Backbone is named for its narrow and steep ridge of bedrock, carved by a loop of the Maquoketa River. Consisting of 2,001 acres, Backbone is heavily wooded with several tree species, predominantly oak and maple. This woodland serves as a refuge for a variety of wildlife, including deer, raccoons, foxes, turkeys, ruffed grouse and many species of songbirds.

Northeast Iowa is often referred to as “Little Switzerland” because of its rugged topography and substantial timber cover, which is in sharp contrast to the majority of the state’s rolling hills, farmland and scattered timber stands. The heavily wooded, rugged landscape of the Volga River is an exciting setting for outdoor recreation. Volga River Recreation Area The Volga River Recreation Area in Fayette, just minutes from Oelwein, offers

HUNTING & FIsHING Species that may be hunted or trapped in the region include:

Fishing is continuous in all waters, except where otherwise noted by the DNR. Anglers can fish in the region for:

badger beaver bobwhite quail Brant Canada goose coot coyote crow deer duck feral hog fox (red and gray) gray partridge groundhog light goose merganser

black bass yellow bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) yellow perch bluegill catfish (channel, blue and flathead) crappie frogs (except crayfish frog) muskellunge (including hybrids) northern pike paddlefish pumpkinseed and bullhead rock bass sauger and saugeye shovelnose sturgeon Please contact Fayette County trout Conservation Officer David Elledge walleye (563-380-0497), the DNR NE Iowa white bass Regional Office in Manchester (563-927-3276), or visit www.iowadnr.com for further details.

mink muskrat opossum otter pigeons rabbit (cottontail and jack) raccoon rail rooster pheasant ruffed grouse snipe striped skunk white-fronted goose wild turkey woodcock

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Enjoy a picnic or any of the 21 miles of hiking and multi-use trails. Visitors can hike trails winding through old cedars and up rough, rocky staircases to one of the highest points in Northeast Iowa: the “Devil’s Backbone.” Climbers and rappellers will find challenging cliffs of rugged dolomite limestone throughout the park, and bicyclists can pedal through scenic splendor on a number of designated trails. During the winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowmobile. Lake activities include swimming, boating and fishing. Backbone is known for trout fishing in its cold, clear, quick-flowing stream. The Iowa Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum is located just within the park’s west gate. It provides visitors with an interesting and informative look at the work of the CCC in Iowa state parks.

Golf Golfing enthusiasts can play on two courses in Oelwein. The golf season’s regular open dates are March through November for both courses. • Edgewater Golf Course, located at 1432 Q Avenue, is a nine-hole course open to the public. Visit www.golfedgewater.com for more information. • Hickory Grove Golf Course, located at 1509 Outer Road, was selected in the past as the nicest nine-hole golf course in the state by the Iowa Golf Association. Both courses are owned by professional golfer Chris Black.

Historical/Educational Destinations At the Hub City Heritage Railway Museum at 26 Second Avenue, you can tour the old railroad express building and yard office with its refurbished cabooses and engines. Oelwein Area Historical Society Museum, in the 900 block of 2nd Avenue SE, offers a furnished country schoolroom, parlor, bedroom and kitchen. Other displays include farm equipment, railroad memorabilia, newspaper clippings, a general store, a medical area and an extensive Delft collection. The museum is handicapped-accessible. The Oelwein Public Library offers public computers with Internet access, a genealogy section with a microfilm reader printer, a children’s room, a reading room with current and archived newspapers and magazines, ref reference service, and more than 45,000 books and materials.

Annual Events There is never a shortage of events and activities for all ages in Oelwein. Along with the multi-million-dollar downtown renovation comes a new and exciting palette of community events. OCAD’s Annual Golf Tournament tees off on the third weekend of June. With many variations on the game, the outing always results in a great day of sport and fun, finalized by a social meal at the clubhouse. Celebration Oelwein happens on the weekend closest to the Fourth of July. OCAD hosts the annual Miss Oelwein contest, where the community’s young ladies compete for the honor of being crowned and representing the community the following calendar year. The traditional community parade in the morning is followed by family activities at City Park all afternoon, and the festival concludes with fireworks over Lake Oelwein at dusk. Planes, Trains & Automobiles is in its inaugural year. Of course, Oelwein has always hosted Railroad Days. To add a little spice, the event has expanded to become Planes, Trains & Automobiles, planned to take place annually on the last weekend of July. The day starts off with a Fly In Breakfast at Oelwein Municipal Airport, where everyone is invited to dine “under the skies.” Interactive aircraft displays are hosted by local flying enthusiasts as well as fly-in visitors. The area’s motorcycle enthusiasts join the breakfast and display their bikes before they head out on their day-long Poker Derby excursion. The Hub City Heritage Railway Museum, near downtown Oelwein, hosts interactive displays of railroad cars, mini-train rides for children, memorabilia vendors, look-out tower tours, and a day-long flea market. The local classic car club, the Odd Rods, hosts a drive-in and display early Saturday evening in downtown Oelwein. A good-time street dance follows! The third weekend in August, Oelwein celebrates Italian Heritage Day at Red Gate Park, in appreciation of the contributions Italian settlers and their descendants have made to Oelwein. Festivities include traditional Italian fare, bocce ball contests and other outdoor activities. An open-air Mass is held that includes a procession to the cemetery’s altar followed by a festive banquet. To mark the traditional craft of quilt making, OCAD hosts an open Quilt Show. Quilts of any shape, size, style and design are accepted. There is an annual theme competition and an annual challenge quilt. Quilters and fans of the craft flock to Oelwein to admire the impressive display.

Golf enthusiasts can play on two courses in Oelwein.

No heritage celebration would be complete without a museum that displays local folklore. Oelwein Heritage Museum and Oelwein Genealogical Society will not disappoint. October in Oelwein would not be complete without Oktoberfest. As Oelwein was named after German immigrant Gustav Oelwein, it seems fitting to hold a great German festival. This new event is planned to be complete with traditional German beverages, food and entertainment. OCAD looks forward to hosting festivities the third weekend in October, to strapping on their polka-partying shoes, and to bolstering up some ump-pa-pa fun! The first weekend in December downtown Oelwein pulls out all the stops in hosting Old Tyme Christmas. With our downtown renovation came brand-new sidewalks trimmed with the warmth of traditional brick, the classic style of street lamp posts, and the warm glow of acorn lanterns. Businesses keep their doors open for late-night shoppers. Hot apple cider and homemade sugar cookies are available. Many children’s activities are organized, along with the local tree decorating contest. If you want to be part of a virtual Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Oelwein is the place to be! Oelwein hosts a multitude of community activities! From sports, to arts and culture, to interpretive and philanthropic, Oelwein is home to hundreds of clubs and organizations that cover a wide spectrum of interests. Please contact Oelwein Chamber and Area Development for up-to-the-minute details. www.oelwein.com 13


Government

City of Oelwein Contact Information

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he City of Oelwein operates on a mayor-council form of government, with six council members, a mayor and a city administrator. A total of 10 full-time police officers, 15 volunteer firefighters and two career firefighter personnel provide emergency services for the community. Contact information for the various City offices is listed below. More information on the City can be found at OelweinGov.com.

The City of Oelwein maintains beautiful facilities for outdoor lovers of all types.

important numbers EMERGENCY: Fire, Police, Ambulance: 911 City of Oelwein Administration 20 2nd Avenue SW 319-283-5440

Oelwein Fire Department Business Office 200 West Charles 319-283-5722

Oelwein Police Department Business Office 20 Second Avenue SW #200 319-283-4311

Utility Department 460 Seventh Avenue SW City of Oelwein Water Department: 319-283-1197 Billing Questions or Work Requests: 319-283-5440 After-Hour Emergencies: 319-283-4311 Water Treatment Plant: 319-283-1413

Oelwein Public Library 201 E. Charles Street 319-283-1515 Including the Williams Center for the Performing Arts and the Wellness Center 319-283-2312

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19623 40th Street 319-283-5089

City of Oelwein Cemetery 319-283-5228

City of Oelwein Family Wellness Center 319-283-4047

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Shopping & Dining

A Charming Choice for Trendy Treats and Great Eats

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elwein is quickly becoming a destination of choice for unique shopping and dining opportunities in Northeast Iowa. With cooperation from OCAD, Oelwein recently completed a multi-million-dollar downtown revitalization project. The addition of new infrastructure, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, light poles and street lamps — as well as beautification efforts such as plants, trees and flowers — have given Oelwein one of the most beautiful downtown areas in all of Northeast Iowa. Visitors can stroll through downtown as they seek unique gift items. Even beyond the downtown area, shopping and dining establishments are easily accessible. Take care of your floral needs at Buds ’n Blossoms or Flowers on Main. Browse for that special gift at Marilyn’s Hallmark or VanDenover Jewelry. At Schuchmann’s Pharmacy and Don’s Pharmacy you can shop for a special gift while filling your prescriptions. Sam’s Clothing, Vg’s Women’s Clothing and Maurice’s stand ready to fill your clothing needs. You can even stop in for tanning, a pedicure or manicure at Custom Hair Designs or get a new look at Hairlines. Both K-Mart and Pamida are available to meet your discount shopping needs. And there’s no need to step outside Oelwein to furnish and decorate your home. Both Furniture Showcase and Cabinets & More offer a wide selection of furnishings to make your house a home. The Corner Market and Greenhouse can help you beautify the outside of your home as well. Looking for a specially made item or a fun crafting project? BeDazzled Bead Work and LouAnn’s Quilt Garden & Retreat can meet those needs. Oelwein is also home to many one-of-a-kind restaurants and goodie shops. Jacqueline’s Pastry Shop on E. Charles and How Sweet It Is on 5th Avenue NE can both take care of your sweet tooth, while The Neighborhood Perk on S. Frederick serves up the best cup of coffee in town.

The abundant dining options in Oelwein include authentic Mexican and Italian cuisines.

dining options Country Cottage Café 2103 S. Frederick 319-283-2323 Family dining/take out The Dancing Lion 110 S. Frederick 319-283-1220 Bar and grill/live music Ice Cream Junction 20 8th Street 319-283-1007 Ice cream parlor Jacqueline’s Pastry Shop 15 1⁄2 E. Charles Street 319-283-9229 Specialty lunch and bake shop Jo Jo’s Dairy Queen 217 7th Street SE 319-283-4515 Ice cream parlor

Leo’s Italian Restaurant 29 S. Frederick 319-283-1655 Traditional Italian/steaks/ seafood/family dining Luigi’s Restaurant and Lounge 1020 S. Frederick 319-283-3837 Pizza/pasta/seafood Sportsmen Restaurant 1042 Jackson Avenue 319-636-2974 Italian and American cuisine/ sports club bar and grill Subway 101 E. Charles 319-283-3320 Fast food/ hot and cold sandwiches

Las Flores Mexican Restaurant 102 S. Frederick Avenue 319-283-2555 Authentic Mexican cuisine

SPORTSMEN RESTAURANT & SPORTSCLUB BAR & GRILL Hwy. 150 South Oelwein, IA 319-636-2974 Prime Rib Served Nightly Meetings and Banquets 15 to 500 People Wedding Receptions Are Our Specialty

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Worship

Diverse and Welcoming

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he worship options in the community of Oelwein are as varied as the people who make up the tapestry of the community. Fourteen area churches offer a variety of worship opportunities, and families can choose from denominations that include Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ, Lutheran and more. Carol Hamilton, pastoral associate for Sacred Heart Church, is a board member for the Oelwein Council of Churches. “We are an ecumenical group that works together to provide many services to the community,” Hamilton explains. Special projects of the group include coordination of the Kitchen Cupboard food bank, a partnership with Mercy Hospital to supply drivers and coordinate routes for Meals on Wheels, and

Fourteen area churches offer a variety of worship options.

the Community Giving Tree, which provides Christmas gifts for families in need. “Oelwein has always been a solid, faithbased community, and we have a much more

ecumenical focus than ever before,” Hamilton notes. “We work together to try to touch the community and help people in whatever way we can.”

Area churches

Area congregations focus on serving members of all ages.

COUNTRY COTTAGE CAFE

2301 S. Frederick Ave. Oelwein, IA 50662 319-283-2323 cccafe1001@qwest.net www.countrycottagecafe.net Hours of Operation

Mon.–Sat. 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun. 7:00 a.m.–9 p.m.

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Bahá’í Faith 338 6th Avenue SW 319-283-3840 or 283-3009

First Baptist Church 31 1st Avenue NE 319-283-1760

Church of Christ Eastside 531 8th Avenue NE 319-283-1426

Grace United Methodist Church 91st Street NE 319-283-3910

Church of Christ Westside 614 West Charles Street 319-283-1955

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 940 Rock Island Road 319-283-2452

Christ United Presbyterian Church 100 East Charles 319-283-1656

Lighthouse Assembly of God 2210 South Frederick Avenue 319-283-4202

Community of Christ Church 1212 East Charles Street 319-283-3621

Peace Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 1308 East Charles Street 319-283-5778

Evangelical Free Church of Oelwein 225 20th Street SE 319-283-3101

Sacred Heart Church 628 S. Frederick Avenue 319-283-3743

Faith Baptist Church 305 6th Street NW 319-283-1019

Zion Lutheran Church 402 East Charles Street 319-283-1207


Membership Directory

Categorical Listing Accommodations

Burcon at Otter Creek

Ken Conant 102 8th Ave. NW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2339.... Fax: 310-347-4496 kenconant@earthlink.net See ad page 6

Country Inn & Suites of Independence

Jennifer 2100 Swan Lake Blvd Indep. IA 50681 319-334-6400.... Fax: 319-334-2733 cx-inia@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com/Inde

Super 8 Motel

Atul Patel 210 10th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2888 atuldesi@yahoo.com www.super8.com See ad page 6 Accountants

Financial Visions

Darla Recker 1297 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2560.... Fax: 319-283-2390 financialvisions@mchsi.com See ad page 1

Ridihalgh Fuelling Snitker Weber & Co., PC

Gene Fuelling 14 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1173.... Fax: 319-283-2799 gfuelling@rfsw.com rfsw.com

Wilbur and Martin CPA’s PC

Dennis Martin 10 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5400...........Fax: 319-283-1578 dmartin@trxinc.com Advertising Specialities

Kerns Company, Inc.

Mike Kerns 7 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3920.... Fax: 319-283-2865 kernsy@mchsi.com Apartments

Burcon at Otter Creek

Ken Conant 102 8th Ave. NW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2339.... Fax: 310-347-4496 kenconant@earthlink.net See ad page 6 Appliances

Appliance Plus

Gary Fox 423 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3372.... Fax: 319-283-6624 sales@apoelwein.com www.apoelwein.com

Assisted Living

Arlington Place Assisted Living

Kathryn Adams 1101 3rd St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3334.... Fax: 319-283-3510 kathrynsteele@ecumen.org www.oelweinnews.org/arlingtonplace/ index.html See ad page 10 Attorneys

John W. Hofmeyer III Mary Westendorf 8 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662

Saur & Saur

Walt Saur 120 East Charles Oelwien IA 50662 319-283-1212.... Fax: 319-283-1213 rrambles@yahoo.com

Sullivan Law office

John Sullivan 1297 S. Frederick PO Box 409 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9266.... Fax: 319-283-2390 john33js@netscape.net

VanVeldhuizen Law Firm

Ron VanVeldhuizen 20 First Ave. NE PO Box 635 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3203.... Fax: 319-283-3203 rvvlawfirm@hotmail.com Automotive

Arnold Motor Supply

Mike Kor 204 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2021.... Fax: 319-283-4483 oelwein@arnoldmotorsupply.com

Avalon Tire

Lee Hefel 10 20th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4040.... Fax: 319-283-4899 avalon_0@iowatelecom.net

B & L Body Repair, Inc. Daryl Kaltenbach 219 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2354 blbodyrepair@qwest.net

Birdnow Motor Trade

Debra Wells 1440 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5571.... Fax: 319-283-5325 debraw@birdnow.com www.birdnow.com

Banking

Community Bank

Paul Gray 150 First St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4000.... Fax: 319-283-9212 cbo@bankoelwein.com www.bankoelwein.com See ad page 5

Fidelity Bank & Trust

Don Frazer 1 West Charles PO Box 620 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2524.... Fax: 319-283-2529 dfrazer@bankfidelity.com www.fnboelwein.com See ad page Inside Front Cover

Regions Bank

Connie Kaltenbach 25 N. Frederick PO Box 591 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3361.... Fax: 319-283-3358 connie.Kaltenbach@regions.com

Catering

How Sweet It Is

Susan Rundle 23 5th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3755 howsweetitis@hotmail.com Cell Phones

Appliance Plus

Gary Fox 423 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3372.... Fax: 319-283-6624 sales@apoelwein.com www.apoelwein.com Cell Phones/Internet

Bowling

Sunnyside Lanes

Cindy & Mike Wilharm 100 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4357 sunnysidelanes.com Cabinets

Gary Bertch P.O. Box 2280 Waterloo IA 50704 319-296-2987 gary.bertch@bertch.com www.bertch.com

Cabinets ‘n More John Moser 15806 20th St. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9330

Sam’s Clothing

Larry Schwartz 9 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4728 samsclothing@iowatelecom.net

Vg’s

Val Green 3 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2660 vgreen@psaccess.net Community College

Jeff Neiman 18 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-892-3069

Northeast Iowa Community College

Chiropractic

Brown Chiropractic, PC

Dr. Brad Brown 901 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1621.... Fax: 319-283-3195 bjbrowndc@hotmail.com See ad page 6

Oelwein Chiropractic Clinc, Inc Dave Pratt 730 8th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3824

Dawn Kendall 317 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 283-3010 kendalld@nicc.edu

Concrete

Manatt’s Inc.

Chris Manatt PO Box 535 Brooklyn IA 52211 Fax: 319-522-9407 chrism@manatts.com www.manatts.com See ad page 18 Construction

Churches

Bertch Cabinet Mfg. Inc.

Teri Nelson 229 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2993.... Fax: 319-283-2993 recroom@iowatelecom.net See ad page 3

InsureDev, Inc.

Veridian Credit Union

Nicole Arens 124 East Charles Oelwien IA 50662 319-283-4860 nicolema@veridiancu.org

Rec Room

Christ United Presbyterian Church

Moeller Building & Remodeling

100 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1656 pchurch@trxinc.com

Jim Moeller 4793 J Ave Stanley IA 50671 319-283-3855.... Fax: 319-283-3855 penny16@netins.net

Sacred Heart Church

Suckow Construction

Father Harry Koelker 628 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3743

Clothing

Maurices

Sherry Kelchen 17 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 318-283-3966

Brian Suckow 105 East Line Dr Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2100.... Fax: 319-283-2400 brians319@msn.com

Wakeford Construction Dick Wakeford 218 3rd Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3554 dickwakeford@msn.com

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Merle’s Auto Service

Dana Smith 113 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4824 maservice@iowatelecom.net

Midwest Collision Center, Inc

Chris Winters 126 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4645.... Fax: 319-283-5885 mwcollision@trxinc.com

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Membership Directory Convenience Store

Casey’s General Store Sonja Gosse 118 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4867 www.caseys.com

Ethanol Plant

Hawkeye Renewables, LLC

Rick Laurentius 1277 102nd St. Fairbank IA 50629 319-635-9400.... Fax: 319-635-9450 pcherry@hawkrenew.com

Dental Practice

Kevin Imoehl, DDS Dr. Kevin Imoehl 11 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4738 imoehl@fbx.com

216 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4981.... Fax: 319-283-6630 clintberryman@hotmail.com

Tim Recker 5604 H Avenue Arlington IA 50606 563-920-5642.... Fax: 319-634-3899 trecker@netins.net

Preventive Family Dentistry Julie 135 7th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4222 krugerdental@yahoo.com Embroidery

Cutting Edge Embroidery & Screenprinting Brett DeVore PO Box 151 Aurora IA 50607 634-3981 cutedgeemb@netins.net

Entertainment

Dancing Lion

Cindy & Don Salisbury 110 S. Frederick PO Box 603 Oelwein IA 50662 283-1220........... Fax: 319-283-3280 thedancinglion@msn.com

Hickory Grove Golf Course Sarah Lewis/Chris Black 1432 Q Avenue Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2674 edgewatergc@hotmail.com

Paramount Theatre

Mary Frisch 26 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-285511....... Fax: 515-282-8310 fridleytheatres.com

Steve Kendall 20 2nd Ave. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5440.... Fax: 319-283-5440 c1ken@oelweingov.com See ad page 14

Floor Coverings

Carpet Corner

Miron & Elaine Walker 330 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1753.... Fax: 319-283-1734 elainekw@mchsi.com

Exterminating

Gage Exterminating Keith Gage 210 5th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5483

Daniel Pelc, D.D.S.

305 First Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2540.... Fax: 319-283-5439 See ad page 10

Connie Kaltenbach 25 N. Frederick PO Box 591 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3361.... Fax: 319-283-3358 connie.Kaltenbach@regions.com

Government

City of Oelwein

Excavating

Recker Excavating Inc.

Dentistry

Clinton Berryman, DDS

Financial Inst.

Regions Bank

Farm Store

Norby Farm Fleet

John Gerstenberger 5 16th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1678.... Fax: 319-283-1595 norbysoel@norbysfarmfleet.com www.norbysfarmfleet.com

Charter Leete 125 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4954.... Fax: 319-283-1215 charter@iowatelecom.net

Flowers on Main

Linda Rechkemmer 18 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-7550.... Fax: 319-283-7502 floweronmainoelwein.com

Fareway Stores, Inc.

Tom Loew 102 2nd St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2872.... Fax: 319-283-2872 tjloew@msn.com See ad page 18 Hair Salons

Custom Hair Designs Kate Taylor 1005 N. Frederick Sq. Suite 3 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1581

Hair Lines, Inc.

Mischelle Fink 24 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2945 mkhfink@iowatelecom.net

Funeral Home Fin. Institution

Community Bank

Paul Gray 150 First St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4000.... Fax: 319-283-9212 cbo@bankoelwein.com www.bankoelwein.com See ad page 5 Financial

Fidelity Bank & Trust

Don Frazer 1 West Charles PO Box 620 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2524.... Fax: 319-283-2529 dfrazer@bankfidelity.com www.fnboelwein.com See ad page Inside Front Cover

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Lavonne Teem 314 2nd Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1675.... Fax: 319-283-1141

Veridian Credit Union

Nicole Arens 124 East Charles Oelwien IA 50662 319-283-4860 nicolema@veridiancu.org

Sunnyside Lanes

Cindy & Mike Wilharm 100 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4357 sunnysidelanes.com

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home

Paul Schmitz PO Box 614 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4922.... Fax: 319-283-6656 jamison-schmitz@iowatelecom.net See ad page 14

Hardware

Meyer & Lincoln True Value

William Lincoln 100 1st St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5361.... Fax: 319-283-5362 jlincoln@mchsi.com

Furniture

Furniture Showcase

Rachel Bachman 9 20th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2393.... Fax: 319-283-2394 furnshowcase@mwci.net Gifts

Marilyn’s Hallmark Carla Lamphere 24 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2150

Gifts/Plants

Corner Market & Greenhouse

Paul & Linda Manske 5851 Palace Rd Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1905.... Fax: 319-283-3409 Golf Course

Edgewater Golf Course

Sarah Lewis/Chris Black 1432 Q Ave. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3258 edgewatergc@hotmail.com

Jennifer 2100 Swan Lake Blvd Indep. IA 50681 319-334-6400.... Fax: 319-334-2733 cx-inia@countryinns.com www.countryinns.com/Inde

Grocery

Florists

Buds ‘n Blossoms

Hotel/Motel

Country Inn & Suites of Independence

Health Care

Auxi Health

Chris Grundmeyer 16 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5278.... Fax: 319-283-3576 cgrundmeyer@auxihealth.com

Child Health Specialty Clinic Deborah Bahe 212 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4135 deborah-bahe@uiowa.edu See ad page 10

Palmer Homecare Services Jamie Hoey 200 Jefferson St. West Union IA 52175 563-422-9763 jhoey@palmerlutheran.org www.palmerlutheran.org Hearing

Black Hawk Hearing Jeff Smith 25 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662

Individual

Bender, Larry

101 East Line Rd Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-7194

Blitsch, Jake

720 8th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4546 jakpeg@msn.com

Borland, Holly

PO Box 654 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3074

Cubit, Andy & Shirley 715 Southlawn Ct Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1268 sac715@mchsi.com

Dahl, Jerry & Marilyn 1116 First St. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4805 medahl@trxinc.com

Forsyth, Dan & Kathy Dan Forsyth 630 7th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2598

Frazer, Don & Dianne 303 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2469 dfrazer@mchsi.com

Gathman, Albert & Mary Ann 12797 35th St. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5680

Guerrero, Carlos & Leonor Carlos & Leonor 416 4th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1157

Henderson, Bud & Karon 726 8th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3856 hendersonk@trxinc.com

Jack, Darwin

109 Hillside Dr. E Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3502 dbjack_81@msn.com

Jaggard, Marybeth 101 Hillside Dr. W Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3616 mjag80@trxinc.com

Johnson, Sue

407 8th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1216

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Kalb, Robert

Robert Kalb 3463 H Ave. Aurora IA 50607 319-634-3654

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503 5th St. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3386 mkennedy@co.fayette.ia.us


Membership Directory Kerns, John & Sherry

Wissler, Janet

Koloc, Arnold & Vivian

Wood, Joe

105 Hillside Dr. W Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2117 jskerns@mchsi.com 743 Southlawn Ct Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4975 avk@mchsi.com

Liebe, Judy & Wayne 1001 7th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5597

Marrah, Bill & Delphine 1304 Elm St. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5557 wmarrah@mchsi.com

Masters, Steve

PO Box 112 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5291 smasters@transcorailway.com

McIntosh, Marian 739 Southlawn Ct. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4782

Nelson, Kent

Kent Nelson 205 13th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2524 knelson@fnboelwein.com

901 2nd St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2941 jancec55@trx.net 23 12th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2768 joe.wood@mchsi.com

Ziegler, William & Shirley Shirley & Bill 113 Hillside Dr. E Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-6767 shurwil@iowatelecom.net Industrial

City Laundering Co

Jennifer Gaulke 1700 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5621.... Fax: 319-283-5636 www.citylaundering.com See ad page 4

Hawkeye Renewables, LLC

Rick Laurentius 1277 102nd St. Fairbank IA 50629 319-635-9400.... Fax: 319-635-9450 pcherry@hawkrenew.com

Manatt’s Inc.

Piper, Carol

504 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1996

Chris Manatt PO Box 535 Brooklyn IA 52211 Fax: 319-522-9407 chrism@manatts.com www.manatts.com See ad page 18

Sieleman, Ann

Transco Railway Products, Inc

119 12th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3848 asieleman@webtv.net

Sirpless, Ron & Kay

513 5th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3608 ace_corp@mchsi.com

Spragg, Karen

215 5th St. NW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4208 spragg@mchsi.com

Stewart, James & Norma 3215 Outer Rd Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5135 nstewart@trxinc.com

Stocker, Charlene

Charlene 31 9th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-0467 cstocker@mchsi.com

Tousley, Carol

909 3rd Ave. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2020

Vogel, John

John PO Box 353 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1836

Ware, Stacy

600 9th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5034 sware@mchsi.com

Wilson, Donna

908 First St. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1423

Steve Masters PO Box 112 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5291.... Fax: 319-283-2141 smasters@transcorailway.com Insurance

Vogel Insurance

Matthew Vogel 34 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1836.... Fax: 319-283-1838 mjvogel@netins.net See ad page 17 Investments

Edward Jones

Curt Solsma 7 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1607.... Fax: 888-719-6055 solsma@mchsi.com See ad page 9

Prime Vest Financial Services

Gerald Buhr 7 East Charles PO Box 625 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5282.... Fax: 319-283-1556 jerry.buhr@primevest.com Jewelry

Be Dazzled Bead Work

Cheryl Patera 1313 2nd St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1289 cheryl@bedazzledbeadworks.com See ad page 1

VanDenover Jewelry

Linda & Dean Benter 115 12th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3023.... Fax: 319-283-3023 benterdl@earthlink.net See ad page 3 John Deere Dealer

Hub City Implement Co. Inc.

Don DeHaven 1900 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4371.... Fax: 319-283-4851 oelwein@hubcityimp.com See ad page 9

American Family Insurance

Harold Buhr 9 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4579.... Fax: 319-283-4579 hbuhr@amfam.com

Dave Derflinger, Farm Bureau Ins Dave Derflinger 216 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1350 dderflinger@FBFS.com

Tom Fick Insurance

Tom Fick 26 West Charles PO Box 206 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1861.... Fax: 319-283-1834

Life of Iowa

Gerald Bauer PO Box 32 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3696.... Fax: 319-283-3697 lifeofia@sbtek.net See ad page 10

Northwest Mutual

Sharon Orr PO Box 688 Fayette IA 52142 563-425-4144 sharon.orr@nmfn.com

Lynette Fuller 1259 Park Rd. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1234.... Fax: 319-283-3615 lynette.fuller@cumulus.com

Oelwein Publishing Co.

Jack Swanson 25 First St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2144.... Fax: 319-283-7052 newss@oelweindailyregister.com See ad page 1 Motels

Super 8 Motel

Atul Patel 210 10th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2888 atuldesi@yahoo.com www.super8.com See ad page 6 Motorcycles

Dean’s Honda

Dean Schlitter 2008 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2301.... Fax: 319-283-1512 deanshonda@iowatelecom.net www.deanshonda.com Museums

Hub City Heritage Corp.

Bill Mundt PO Box 300 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1939 williamandshirley@mchsi.com See ad page 1

Oelwein Area Historical Society Wanda Petersen 900 2nd Ave. SE PO Box 445 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4203 oelwein_area_historical_society@ earthlink.net

Laundry

City Laundering Co

Jennifer Gaulke 1700 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5621.... Fax: 319-283-5636 www.citylaundering.com See ad page 4

Newspaper

Oelwein Publishing Co.

Jack Swanson 25 First St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2144.... Fax: 319-283-7052 newss@oelweindailyregister.com See ad page 1

Lumber

Best-Way Bldg. Center, Inc.

Kevin Smith 829 1st Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2122.... Fax: 319-283-2123 ksmith83@n-connect.net See ad page 8

Hintz-Ziegler-Miller Insurance

Lyle Miller 9 East Charles PO Box 233 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1555.... Fax: 319-283-1556 lyle@hzml.com

KOEL AM/FM Radio

Manufacturing

Bertch Cabinet Mfg. Inc. Gary Bertch P.O. Box 2280 Waterloo IA 50704 319-296-2987 gary.bertch@bertch.com www.bertch.com

Non Profit

Alternative Living Corp Kathy Lau 205 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5405 klarsen60@mchsi.com

American Legion Aux. Lois Boies 102 4th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4213

American Legion Post #9 108 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662

American Red Cross Media

Community Link

George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Rd. PO Box 306 Pinckneyville IL 62274 800-455-5600.......Fax: 866-898-8307 george.prudhomme@ communitylink.com

Jerry Clark 14 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5008.... Fax: 319-283-7004 redcrossoelwein@mchsi.com

Child Health Specialty Clinic Deborah Bahe 212 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4135 deborah-bahe@uiowa.edu See ad page 10

Christ United Presbyterian Church 100 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1656 pchurch@trxinc.com

Hub City Heritage Corp.

Bill Mundt PO Box 300 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1939 williamandshirley@mchsi.com See ad page 1

Iowa Workforce Development

Toni Angle 400 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2751.... Fax: 319-283-2436 See ad page 2

Mercy Hospital

Maureen Nolan 201 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-6000.... Fax: 319-283-6004 nolanm@covhealth.com See ad page 10

Oelwein Area Historical Society Wanda Petersen 900 2nd Ave. SE PO Box 445 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4203 oelwein_area_historical_society@ earthlink.net

Oelwein Area United Way Sue Mahoney 25 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-293-5350 rmahoney@sbtek.net

Oelwein Community School District Jim Patera 307 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3536 pateraj@oelwein.k12.ia.us

Oelwein Lions Club Janet Wissler 901 2nd St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2941

Oelwein Rotary

Robert Larimer 505 7th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1554 r.larimer@mchsi.com

Sacred Heart Church Father Harry Koelker 628 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3743

Non Profit Serv

Palmer Homecare Services Jamie Hoey 200 Jefferson St. West Union IA 52175 563-422-9763 jhoey@palmerlutheran.org www.palmerlutheran.org

Nursing Homes/Therapy

Grandview Care Center

Craig Allen 800 5th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1908.... Fax: 319-283-1915 ghccoff@mchsi.com

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Membership Directory Oelwein Health Care

Deb Brady 600 7th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2794.... Fax: 319-283-4753 ohccadmin@mchsi.com ABCMcorp.com Office Supplies

Rite Price Office Supply

Todd Granberg 214 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283 5141.... Fax: 319-283-4985 jodee@riteprice.com www.riteprice.com Optometry

Rachel Mortenson, O.D.PC

208 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3628.... Fax: 319-283-5638 See ad page 3 Pharmacy

Don’s Pharmacy

Doug Bulman 1215 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5254.... Fax: 319-283-5844 iahawks@mchsi.com See ad page 1

Schuchmanns’ Pharmacy, Inc

Kurt Schuchmann 12 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2161.... Fax: 319-283-3926 See ad page 2 Photography

Winter Photography

Tim & Holly Wolff 101 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3312 winterphoto@trxinc.com Plumbing & Heating

Johnson Plumbing & Heating

Bruce & Julie Johnson 200 4th St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5238.... Fax: 319-283-5809 zipp@trxinc.com Podiatrist

John Weber, D.P.M.

John Weber 28 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1373.... Fax: 319-283-9184 Professional

Cornerstone Realtors

Sandie Graf PO Box 645 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2211.... Fax: 319-283-2390 sandie@soldbyconerstone.com See ad page 8

Don’s Pharmacy

Doug Bulman 1215 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5254.... Fax: 319-283-5844 iahawks@mchsi.com See ad page 1

Edward Jones

Curt Solsma 7 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1607.... Fax: 888-719-6055 solsma@mchsi.com See ad page 9

Dave Derflinger, Farm Bureau Ins Dave Derflinger 216 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1350 dderflinger@FBFS.com

Tom Fick Insurance

Tom Fick 26 West Charles PO Box 206 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1861.... Fax: 319-283-1834

Financial Decisions Group

Neil Wilkinson 1005 N. Frederick Suite 2 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1514.... Fax: 319-283-1557 nwilkinson@fdg.net www.fdg.net

Financial Visions

Darla Recker 1297 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2560.... Fax: 319-283-2390 financialvisions@mchsi.com See ad page 1

Hintz-Ziegler-Miller Insurance

Lyle Miller 9 East Charles PO Box 233 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1555.... Fax: 319-283-1556 lyle@hzml.com

John W. Hofmeyer III Mary Westendorf 8 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662

Kevin Imoehl, DDS Dr. Kevin Imoehl 11 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4738 imoehl@fbx.com

Life of Iowa

Gerald Bauer PO Box 32 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3696.... Fax: 319-283-3697 lifeofia@sbtek.net See ad page 10

Rachel Mortenson, O.D.PC

208 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3628.... Fax: 319-283-5638 See ad page 3

Northwest Mutual

Sharon Orr PO Box 688 Fayette IA 52142 563-425-4144 sharon.orr@nmfn.com

Oelwein Chiropractic Clinc, Inc Dave Pratt 730 8th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3824

Daniel Pelc, D.D.S.

305 First Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2540.... Fax: 319-283-5439 See ad page 10

Preventive Family Dentistry Julie 135 7th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4222 krugerdental@yahoo.com

Prime Vest Financial Services

Gerald Buhr 7 East Charles PO Box 625 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5282.... Fax: 319-283-1556 jerry.buhr@primevest.com

ReMax Oelwein Realty

Brian Batterson 19 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5700.... Fax: 319-283-5700 remaxbrian@fbx.com www.oelweinrealty.com See ad page 6

Ridihalgh Fuelling Snitker Weber & Co., PC

Gene Fuelling 14 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1173.... Fax: 319-283-2799 gfuelling@rfsw.com rfsw.com

Saur & Saur

Walt Saur 120 East Charles Oelwien IA 50662 319-283-1212.... Fax: 319-283-1213 rrambles@yahoo.com

Sullivan Law office

Harold Buhr 9 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4579.... Fax: 319-283-4579 hbuhr@amfam.com

InsureDev, Inc.

Jeff Neiman 18 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-892-3069

John Sullivan 1297 S. Frederick PO Box 409 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9266.... Fax: 319-283-2390 john33js@netscape.net

Clinton Berryman, DDS

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

American Family Insurance

216 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4981.... Fax: 319-283-6630 clintberryman@hotmail.com

Black Hawk Hearing Jeff Smith 25 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662

Brown Chiropractic, PC

Dr. Brad Brown 901 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1621.... Fax: 319-283-3195 bjbrowndc@hotmail.com See ad page 6

Paul Schmitz PO Box 614 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4922.... Fax: 319-283-6656 jamison-schmitz@iowatelecom.net See ad page 14

Leo, Anthony J, M.D.

Jo Leo 201 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4321.... Fax: 319-283-4322

20 Oelwein Chamber and Area Development

Lavonne Teem 314 2nd Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1675.... Fax: 319-283-1141

VanVeldhuizen Law Firm

Ron VanVeldhuizen 20 First Ave. NE PO Box 635 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3203.... Fax: 319-283-3203 rvvlawfirm@hotmail.com

Vogel Insurance

Matthew Vogel 34 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1836.... Fax: 319-283-1838 mjvogel@netins.net See ad page 17

John Weber, D.P.M.

John Weber 28 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1373.... Fax: 319-283-9184 Publisher

Community Link

George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Road PO Box 306 Pinckneyville IL 62274 800-455-5600.......Fax: 866-898-8307 george.prudhomme@ communitylink.com

Restaurant

Country Cottage

Diane Sperfslage 2301 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2323.... Fax: 319-283-3513 cccafe1001@qwest.net country cottage cafe.net See ad page 16

Dancing Lion

Cindy & Don Salisbury 110 S. Frederick PO Box 603 Oelwein IA 50662 283-1220........... Fax: 319-283-3280 thedancinglion@msn.com

Dick’s Cafe

Dan & Julie Boies 114 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9834

Edgewater Golf Course Quilt Shop

LouAnn’s Quilt Garden & Retreat

LouAnn Milks 21 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5165.... Fax: 319-283-5165 louannsquiltgardenandretreat.com See ad page 1 Radio Am/FM

KOEL AM/FM Radio

Lynette Fuller 1259 Park Rd. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1234.... Fax: 319-283-3615 lynette.fuller@cumulus.com Railcar Repair

Transco Railway Products, Inc

Steve Masters PO Box 112 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5291.... Fax: 319-283-2141 smasters@transcorailway.com Real Estate

Advanced Realtors, LLC

Lori Beierschmitt 814 S. Frederick PO Box 607 Oelwein IA 50662 283-2242........... Fax: 319-283-4119 advancedrealtors@qwest.net advanced-realtors.com See ad page 5

Cornerstone Realtors

Sandie Graf PO Box 645 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2211.... Fax: 319-283-2390 sandie@soldbyconerstone.com See ad page 8 Realtors

ReMax Oelwein Realty

Brian Batterson 19 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5700.... Fax: 319-283-5700 remaxbrian@fbx.com www.oelweinrealty.com See ad page 6

Wilbur and Martin CPA’s PC

Dennis Martin 10 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5400.... Fax: 319-283-1578 dmartin@trxinc.com

Sarah Lewis/Chris Black 1432 Q Ave. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3258 edgewatergc@hotmail.com

Hickory Grove Golf Course Sarah Lewis/Chris Black 1432 Q Avenue Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2674 edgewatergc@hotmail.com

Arnold’s Ice Cream Junction Jim & Midge 715 6th St. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2058 jm.arnold@mchsi.com

Jacqueline’s Pastry Shop

Marsha Yokas 15 1/2 E. Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9229 jacquelines@iowatelecom.net

Jo Jo’s Dairy Queen Kirk Thedens 212 7th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4515 jojodq4u@sbtek.net

Leo’s Italian Restaurant Mike Leo 29 S. Frederick PO Box 468 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1655 leomichael@qwest.net See ad page 2

Luigi’s

Marty Stasi 1020 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3837 m5stasi@msn.com

Neighborhood Perk

Amy Steinbronn 7 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9118 amy@neighborhoodperk.com

Sportsmen Restaurant

Terry Roberts 1042 Jackson Ave. PO Box 652 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2974.... Fax: 319-636-9019 See ad page 15

Subway

Lonnie Achenbach 60003 Ducharme Ridge Eastman WI 54626 608-874-4420.... Fax: 608-874-4420 lonjane@mhtc.net


Membership Directory Von Tuck Inc

Christopher Kluck 111 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3194 msgkluck@hotmail.com Retail

Be Dazzled Bead Work

Cheryl Patera 1313 2nd St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1289 cheryl@bedazzledbeadworks.com See ad page 1

Best-Way Bldg. Center, Inc.

Kevin Smith 829 1st Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2122...........Fax: 319-283-2123 ksmith83@n-connect.net See ad page 8

Buds ‘n Blossoms

Charter Leete 125 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4954.... Fax: 319-283-1215 charter@iowatelecom.net

Cabinets ‘n More John Moser 15806 20th St. Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-9330

Carpet Corner

Miron & Elaine Walker 330 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1753.... Fax: 319-283-1734 elainekw@mchsi.com

Casey’s General Store Sonja Gosse 118 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4867 www.caseys.com

Corner Market & Greenhouse

Paul & Linda Manske 5851 Palace Rd Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1905.......Fax: 319-283-3409 Unique gift shop, greenhouse, and garden center. Open 9–5 Mon–Sat and 10–5 Sundays. In-house florist and large selection of inspirational memorial stones. Local delivery. Seasonal local produce. Cheese. Landscaping, trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Cutting Edge Embroidery & Screenprinting Brett DeVore PO Box 151 Aurora IA 50607 634-3981 cutedgeemb@netins.net

Dean’s Honda

Dean Schlitter 2008 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2301.... Fax: 319-283-1512 deanshonda@iowatelecom.net www.deanshonda.com

Fareway Stores, Inc.

Tom Loew 102 2nd St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2872.... Fax: 319-283-2872 tjloew@msn.com See ad page 18

Flowers on Main

Linda Rechkemmer 18 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-7550.... Fax: 319-283-7502 floweronmainoelwein.com

Furniture Showcase

Rachel Bachman 9 20th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2393.... Fax: 319-283-2394 furnshowcase@mwci.net

Hub City Implement Co. Inc.

Don DeHaven 1900 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4371.... Fax: 319-283-4851 oelwein@hubcityimp.com See ad page 9

VanDenover Jewelry

Linda & Dean Benter 115 12th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3023.... Fax: 319-283-3023 benterdl@earthlink.net See ad page 3

Vg’s

Val Green 3 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2660 vgreen@psaccess.net

Kerns Company, Inc.

Mike Kerns 7 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3920.... Fax: 319-283-2865 kernsy@mchsi.com

LouAnn’s Quilt Garden & Retreat

LouAnn Milks 21 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5165.... Fax: 319-283-5165 louannsquiltgardenandretreat.com See ad page 1

Marilyn’s Hallmark Carla Lamphere 24 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2150

Maurices

Sherry Kelchen 17 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 318-283-3966

Meyer & Lincoln True Value

William Lincoln 100 1st St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5361.... Fax: 319-283-5362 jlincoln@mchsi.com

Norby Farm Fleet

John Gerstenberger 5 16th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1678.... Fax: 319-283-1595 norbysoel@norbysfarmfleet.com www.norbysfarmfleet.com

Pamida

Don Boeck 1345 S. Frederick PO Box 271 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4962

Rec Room

Safety

American Red Cross

Jerry Clark 14 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5008.... Fax: 319-283-7004 redcrossoelwein@mchsi.com Service

Alliant Energy

Cindy Lenz, Tom King, Tony Vondra 505 10th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-786-7255 cindylenz@alliantenergy.com

Arlington Place Assisted Living

Kathryn Adams 1101 3rd St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3334.... Fax: 319-283-3510 kathrynsteele@ecumen.org www.oelweinnews.org/arlingtonplace/ index.html See ad page 10

Arnold Motor Supply

Mike Kor 204 East Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2021.... Fax: 319-283-4483 oelwein@arnoldmotorsupply.com

Auxi Health

Chris Grundmeyer 16 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5278.... Fax: 319-283-3576 cgrundmeyer@auxihealth.com

Avalon Tire

Lee Hefel 10 20th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4040.... Fax: 319-283-4899 avalon_0@iowatelecom.net

Teri Nelson 229 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2993.... Fax: 319-283-2993 recroom@iowatelecom.net See ad page 3

B & L Body Repair, Inc.

Rite Price Office Supply

Birdnow Motor Trade

Sam’s Clothing

Blackhawk Waste Disposal, Inc.

Todd Granberg 214 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283 5141.... Fax: 319-283-4985 jodee@riteprice.com www.riteprice.com Larry Schwartz 9 N. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4728 samsclothing@iowatelecom.net

Schuchmanns’ Pharmacy, Inc

Kurt Schuchmann 12 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2161.... Fax: 319-283-3926 See ad page 2

Daryl Kaltenbach 219 West Charles Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2354 blbodyrepair@qwest.net

Debra Wells 1440 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5571.... Fax: 319-283-5325 debraw@birdnow.com www.birdnow.com Blane Benham 811 Dearborn Waterloo IA 50703 319-232-4150...........Fax: 319-232-1086 BlackHawkWaste.com

Culligan

Lenny Fritz 915 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5385 lfritz@crescoculligan.com crescoculligan.com

Custom Hair Designs Kate Taylor 1005 N. Frederick Sq. Suite 3 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1581

Winter Photography

Tim & Holly Wolff 101 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3312 winterphoto@trxinc.com

Essential Therapy

Darla Kuhens 105 N. Main PO Box 23 Hazleton IA 50641 319-283-0687 essentialtherapy1@yahoo.com

Gage Exterminating Keith Gage 210 5th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5483

Grandview Care Center

Craig Allen 800 5th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1908.... Fax: 319-283-1915 ghccoff@mchsi.com

Stock Broker

Financial Decisions Group

Neil Wilkinson 1005 N. Frederick Suite 2 Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-1514.... Fax: 319-283-1557 nwilkinson@fdg.net www.fdg.net Surgeon

Leo, Anthony J, M.D.

Jo Leo 201 8th Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4321.... Fax: 319-283-4322 Theatre

Hair Lines, Inc.

Mischelle Fink 24 First Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2945 mkhfink@iowatelecom.net

How Sweet It Is

Susan Rundle 23 5th Ave. NE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3755 howsweetitis@hotmail.com

Johnson Plumbing & Heating

Bruce & Julie Johnson 200 4th St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5238.... Fax: 319-283-5809 zipp@trxinc.com

Merle’s Auto Service

Dana Smith 113 First St. SW Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4824 maservice@iowatelecom.net

Paramount Theatre

Mary Frisch 26 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-285511....... Fax: 515-282-8310 fridleytheatres.com Therapy/Massage

Essential Therapy

Darla Kuhens 105 N. Main PO Box 23 Hazleton IA 50641 319-283-0687 essentialtherapy1@yahoo.com Utilities

Alliant Energy

Cindy Lenz, Tom King, Tony Vondra 505 10th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-786-7255 cindylenz@alliantenergy.com

Midwest Collision Center, Inc

Chris Winters 126 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-4645.... Fax: 319-283-5885 mwcollision@trxinc.com

Moeller Building & Remodeling

Jim Moeller 4793 J Ave Stanley IA 50671 319-283-3855.... Fax: 319-283-3855 penny16@netins.net

Oelwein Health Care

Deb Brady 600 7th St. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2794.... Fax: 319-283-4753 ohccadmin@mchsi.com ABCMcorp.com

Waste Collection

Blackhawk Waste Disposal, Inc.

Blane Benham 811 Dearborn Waterloo IA 50703 319-232-4150.... Fax: 319-232-1086 BlackHawkWaste.com Water Conditioning

Culligan

Lenny Fritz 915 S. Frederick Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-5385 lfritz@crescoculligan.com crescoculligan.com

Recker Excavating Inc.

Tim Recker 5604 H Avenue Arlington IA 50606 563-920-5642.... Fax: 319-634-3899 trecker@netins.net

Suckow Construction

Brian Suckow 105 East Line Dr Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-2100.... Fax: 319-283-2400 brians319@msn.com

Wakeford Construction Dick Wakeford 218 3rd Ave. SE Oelwein IA 50662 319-283-3554 dickwakeford@msn.com

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Building a Strong Community OCAD Member benefits

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elwein Chamber and Area Development is a public and private partnership working together to advance a strong local economy and maintain a high quality of life. This partnership of individuals, organizations, businesses and the City of Oelwein is dedicated to retaining and developing business and industry in the community. A leading force in the growth and development of new business, OCAD is also a strong advocate for its members. Its efforts are focused on developing and retaining businesses and industries, addressing infrastructure and downtown redevelopment needs, and collectively promoting the community and its many resources. In addition, OCAD is dedicated to attracting visitors, enriching the life of the community, and supporting historic preservation efforts. The five standing committees of OCAD that work to benefit both the business and public communities of Oelwein are: Business Development, Downtown Development, Community Development, Member Services, and Tourism and Events.

Oelwein Chamber and Area Development 25 West Charles Street Oelwein, Iowa 50662 319-283-1105 Oelwein.com

• Business After Five monthly gatherings, whereby area businesses host a socially professional affair, showcasing their place of business and services offered. • Annual Meeting/Banquet where all members gather for updates and recognition of member and volunteer goals and accomplishments. • Ambassador visits and ribbon cuttings for OCAD members and new businesses. • Many monthly and annual business and community events that facilitate bolstering community participation and provide ample opportunities for citizens to support local businesses, including the Annual OCAD Golf Tournament, usually held the third weekend in June. • Educational opportunities and information focusing on business improvement and development, marketing, customer service, and local and regional exposure. • Seminars focusing on business improvement. • Committee and event participation and interaction. • Exclusive advertising rates and group marketing opportunities. • Detailed exposure in local community media outlets of your business’ participation in OCAD’s promotional events. • Oelwein Dollars, good at any Oelwein business.


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