Welcome to The Winterset Citizen, and thank you for reading! This blog was started in November of 2013 by Julie Feirer as an outlet for editorials and events about Winterset, Iowa. Megan Barrett & Meisha Sible purchased and started operating the blog in 2019. In 2020, Meisha relocated to the Pacific Northwest so now it’s just me—Megan Barrett!
I moved to Winterset in 2006 and have fallen in love with the town and the people here. My main reason for writing, and the ongoing theme you’ll hopefully hear, is to lift up the best of what’s happening here in the county seat of Madison County, Iowa. I am continually amazed at how much our town has to offer to its residents and visitors!
New posts on The Winterset Citizen are published once per week. Every week on Thursday or Friday, a “Weekend in Winterset” post provides a lineup of events that are going on around town. This information comes from what people submit to me at TheWinterstCitizen@gmail.com, as well as what I see and hear on Facebook, business and organization websites, mailing lists, posters, Chamber events, and more. If you have an event you would like to invite people to attend, please feel free to contact me. (In general, I do not consider sales at stores to be events unless they are open houses, etc., or for one of our sponsors. Yes, sponsors do get perks!) Most events are included at no charge. Other stories are editorial in nature and sometimes feature local news items, businesses, organizations, or events. These stories are included at my discretion, but I am happy to take suggestions!
The Winterset Citizen is not intended to be a complete news source. There is a lot more going on around Winterset and Madison County than I can cover as an editorialist. Check out The Winterset Madisonian for a complete journalistic publication.
Thank you again for reading The Winterset Citizen.
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