It’s a new world…
We’ve returned from Spring Break to a world of chaos and uncertainty. We are resolute in our belief that our country and community can come together and make the best of a horrible situation. If you look hard enough you can find many stories of people helping others and bringing some small amount of comfort to each other. Please be safe…and kind…and look for ways to find humor even in tough situations!
Great Citizens doing Great Things!
Some wonderful Winterset Citizens provided words of encouragement on the downtown sidewalks earlier this week!
Girl Scout Troop #15 put the last of their cookie supply to good use offering Quarantine Survival Packs that could be delivered to your doorstep. This week they delivered a supply to our local medical professionals and first responders. After all, cookies make everything just a little better!
We’re sure there are LOTS of other stories about our wonderful Citizens doing kind, thoughtful and helpful things during and we’d love to hear about them! It’s going to quite a while before we can resume our regular ‘Weekend in Winterset’ post so we’d love to send some good vibes to your inbox each Thursday instead!
Even though the Iowa Theater isn’t able to show movies, they’re keeping the marquee lighted 24/7 as a beacon of encouragement!
A fun way that YOU can be a great citizen
Support our American Legion
Commemorate this historic ‘event’ in our world right now and support our local American Legion Green Rogers Post 184 by ordering one of these clever t-shirts from Jones Creek Apparel.
They have lots of color combinations – black/gold, gray/black, red/black, red/blue, red/gold, purple/gold, blue/gold, gold/black. If you would like a different color combination, send them a note. Order online before April 3rd.
The proceeds for each shirt sold will go to the American Legion Green Rogers Post 184 in Winterset, Iowa.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana
Check in on Local Businesses
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has put together the following resource with up-to-date information about current hours and offerings of our local businesses. Use the link below to find all of the latest information.
They also created this food & dining guide to help Madison County residents. This was created on March 23rd.
Remember, information is changing very rapidly these days so it’s always a good idea to call ahead. For example, since this publication, The Cellar has changed their hours to Mon-Sat 8:30am – 1:00pm.
Latest Information & Guidelines
This is an unprecedented time in our world with respect to infectious disease. Information about COVID-19 changes almost hourly. At this point, we think it’s best to use the following resources as our up-to-date information:
We hope that each one of you stays in good health and spirits, that you can find new and creative ways to occupy your time and that we can all focus on the good in the world and not the fear and uncertainly!
Wishing you well, Megan & Meisha
Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:
American State Bank
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Midwest Heritage Bank
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department