Welcome to the City of Atkins!

More than a just a place where people live, our community is unique and vibrant. This community is home to friends and neighbors, people who contribute to the excellent quality of life. But its not just the people, but also the government, the businesses, the schools, and the activities that make us a great place to live or visit. We are proud to call this our home.

  • Watermelon Days Road Race

    Friday, August 5, 2016 – 6:30 P.M.

    5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk (Friday Night)

    Registration Fee:

    $5 for all 1 Mile participants (shirts not included)

    $20 if received by July 15th. Includes shirt (5K Race)

    $25 if mailed after July 15th or paid on race day (5K Race) (shirts not guaranteed)

    Checks payable to Atkins Community Club Fun Run

    Enjoy bottled water, watermelon and other snacks after the race. Also you must be present to win great prizes from our list of sponsors!

    Mail Registration To :

    Atkins 5K Run Attn: Marty Thomae 203 Cherry Street Van Horne, IA 52346

    If questions please e-mail: mthomae@benton.k12.ia.us


    Watermelon Days Road Race

    Saturday Aug. 6, 2016       4:00 – 6:00 pm

    Two Divisions

    Junior – Ages up to 15

    Senior – ages 16 and older


    1st -$300         2nd– $150          3rd– $50

    Please review the rules and complete the entry form and return with the $20 entry fee no later than JULY 1, 2016

    Entry Form & Complete Rules

    Please contact angela.gammill@gmail.com for more information.

    Mail entry forms and refundable entry fee to

    Atkins Community Club P.O. Box 104, Atkins, IA 52206

  • Watermelon Days August 5th & 6th
  • VBS @St. Stephens Lutheran Church

    Sunday, July 24th – Thursday, July 28th

    5:15 – 7:30 pm (light meal served at 5:30)

    Call church office @ 319-446-7675 or email to office@sslchurch.org by July 20th

    Age 4yrs (by 9/15/16) through students who have completed 5th grade

    VBS @St. Stephens Lutheran Church
  • Watermelon Days Bean Bag Event

    Bean Bag Tournament

    Friday, August 5 – 6:00pm  @Atkins City Park 

    Kids 15 years old and younger – Doubles

    Cost is $5 per team, register by 6pm that evening at the park

    Saturday, August 6 – 1:00pm @ Beer Tent

    16 years old and older – Doubles

    Cost is $20 per team, register by 1pm that at the beer tent

    For Questions, contact Cathy Brunssen by e-mail at: brunssen3@netins.net

    Watermelon Days Bean Bag Event
  • Watermelon Days Car Show

    Gordy Nelson Car Show

    Registration begins at 8am thru Noon @ Soccer field

    Awards begin @ 3pm

    Each vehicle entered will cost $10

    Contact Dan Cross @ 319-446-4928

    Click here for complete flyer & details

    Watermelon Days Car Show
  • Newsletter News!!!!

    Effective May 4, 2016 our newsletter will become part of the Hometown Marketplace Newspaper (delivered to your home on Wednesdays).

    Look for our City of Atkins newsletter insert the first week of every month!

    Our newsletter can also be found online.

    Look for Watermelon Days Events & Schedules in August 3rd Newsletter!!

    Newsletter News!!!!
  • Congratulations!


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    Benton Community Girls Softball team!

    2016 State Champs!!