Blood Drive at Atkins Park Pavilion, June 20th 2018

Blood Drive at Atkins City Hall

Wednesday June 20th, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm

To donate call 800-747-5401 or visit

Must bring photo ID and eat before donating.


Legion Breakfast

Legion Breakfast

Sunday 9-27-2015 from 8 to 12.

Free Will Donations accepted for improvements to Atkins Legion Hall.



Atkins Family Clinic has Walk in Flu Shots

Atkins Family Clinic is offering Walk in flu shots.

Walk in on October 29th and 30th 2015 from 8am to 5pm.


Help Plant Trees at City Hall

Help plant trees at city hall.  All are welcome to help at 1pm on Sept 20th, 2015.

Atkins City Wide Cleanup Days October 5th

Atkins City Wide Cleanup Day   SEE FLIER

Items too large for regular weekly pickup may be brought to the Atkins Telephone Warehouse

at 323 Railroad st (on the corner of Northview Ave) for disposal.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019        8am UNTIL 2pm

The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

Tires, Yard-waste, Household Garbage, Building Materials, Hazardous liquids and batteries .


Any Elderly or Handicap citizen, who would like to participate in the program but needs assistance, may call City Hall at 446-7870

This service is for City of Atkins Residents ONLY!!



Garbage collection is on Thursday this week!

Garbage collection is on Thursday this week!

Atkins Would Like Your Feedback!

Atkins wants to hear from you!!!

Please take a min or two and take the survey below!

City of Atkins Survey


Atkins Town Wide Fall Garage Sales

Saturday, September 24th  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

To have your sale on the list/map $2.00 fee due by September 18th. Information and payments can be dropped off at Atkins Family Medical Clinic Attn: Leah or mailed to 507 Circleview Atkins, IA.

For more information contact Pam Duball @ 319-981-7755 or email

Map & Listings


Visit Bloomsbury Farm in September

Visit Bloomsbury Farm any time in September and be sure you say you live in ATKINS!!!!

If you do, Bloomsbury Farm will donate part of your admission to Atkins Improvement Mission.

So gather your Family and Friends and visit Bloomsbury Farm.

One member of each party will be asked to provide proof of address when you purchase tickets.


Watermelon Day Winners

The following are the list of winners from various Watermelon Days events:

Parade Winners:

Commercial-1st place: Schanbacher Seed-Tim Schanbacher

2nd place: Caldwell Banker Real – Estate — Tami Timm

3rd place: Cross Trucking-Luke Cross

Floats-1st place: Especially For You-Pink Fire Truck

2nd place: Presbyterian Church-Atkins

3rd place: Family Medicine & More

Street Rods/Race Cars/Go Karts/4 Wheelers/Classic Cars:

1st –Small Semi-Don Wilhelmi

2nd –Watermelon Golf Cart-Rachel Woodley and Hannah Woodley

3rd – Barbie Jeep-Greg Wilhelmi


1st Veterans Honor Guard

2nd Bill McGregor & Crew

Classic Tractors:

1st Oliver 77 Standard 1954-Daniel Massman

2nd 1957 Allis Chalmers WD45-Matt O’Brien

3rd  John Deere 110 “1967” –Jim Jacobsen

Cars and Trucks:

1st 1955 Ford Customline-Bill Reese

2nd 1952 MG TD (Replica)-Ervin & Cynthia Root

3rd 1955 International Pickup-Alan Nebola

Girls Free Drawing of $10 gift card to Target                       Boy’s Free Drawing of $10 gift card to Target

–      Hannah Greiner                      Atkins                            – Parker Gammill                Atkins

–      Grace Schneiderman              Atkins Ties                   – Keaton Scmid                    Atkins

–      Laura Junge                              Atkins                           – Parker Mell                     Atkins

–      Sam Yardley                             Atkins                            – Morgan Scheiderman Atkins Ties

–      Ana Glawe                                Atkins                             – Ben Han                               Atkins

Teen‘ s Free Raffle of $15 iTunes gift card:

-Bailey Gallagher                           Atkins

-Mathew Voss                                 Atkins

-Keaton Kline                                 Van Horne

-Lea Brunssen                                 Atkins

-Jason Eastman                            Atkins

-Donny Sass                                   Shellsburg

Adult Raffle:

$500  Lowes G/C –                                                                Jeanne Vogt     Atkins

$100  Hy-Vee (Johnson Ave) Meat Bundle G/C–          Deb Garkow       Norway

$100 Hy-Vee G/C-                                                                 Randy Larson   Atkins

$100 Visa G/C –                                                                     Pam Carte           Atkins Ties

$100    Sutton Catering Meat Bundle G/C                         Tori Wild            Atkins

$50      Atkins Family Pharmacy G/C-                                 Tom Wessling   Atkins

$50     Depot Express G/C –                                                   Shirley Enget     Atkins

$25     Fareway Meat G/C-                                                       Mr. & Mrs. Tom Shepherd  Atkins

Cow Pie Bingo Winners:   #92

– Bill Duncan              Cedar Rapids

– Brent Whitlock       Atkins

Car Show:


1st Josh Jacobsen 1936 Oldsmobile

2nd Jim Jacobsen 1939 Chevrolet sedan

49-64 Original

1st Ray Stark 1958 Chevrolet Impala

2nd Nancy Bodicker 1955 Chevrolet Be lair

49-64 Street Machine

1st Dean Pfiffner 1956 Chevrolet Be lair

2nd Sam Ketchum 1951 For F1 pickup

65-69 All

1st Darold Slaymaker 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

2nd Darwin Foster 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

70-74 All

1st Reg Klocke 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

2nd Scott Waybill 1972 Buick Skylark


1st Bill Rinderkineckt 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix

2nd Darrell Haack 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Truck 2X4

1st Tobin Ehrle 1959 Chevrolet Apache

2nd Brian Morton 1951 Chevrolet


1st Mark Dean 2010 Ford Mustang

2nd Jim Uher 2015 Ford Mustang GT


1st Kevin Ollinger 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

2nd Scott Kasey 2012 Chevrolet Camaro


1st Ken Avis 2001 Harley Davidson FXSTS

2nd James Paulson 2010 Harley Davidson Street Glide

Gas Tractor

1st Dan Massmann 1954 Oliver 77

2nd Bill Haerther John Deere G

Diesel Tractor

1st Glen Schanbacher 1973 1066 International

2nd Cameron Haerther John Deere 4020

Special Interest

1st Joe Kimm 1923 Ford T-Bucket

2nd Jim Jacobsen Radio Fryer Grill

Best Paint

Brian Morton 1951 Chevrolet Pickup

Fire Dept. Choice

Bill Rinderkneckt 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix

Best of Show 

Michael Stewart 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

Kids Bean Bag Toss: (teams):

1st  Jack Shaw/Matt Davis

2nd  Nash Brunssen/Easton Pfiffner

3rd    Quincy Gilbert/McKenna Kramer

Adult Bean Bag Toss: ( teams):

1st    Brent Moore/Nick Hlas

2nd    Dustin Duball/Chad Vogt

3rd     Jason West/Mark Willett

Winners— Seed Spitting

6-9 years: 1st Thomas Clausen                                           10-12 years: 1st Taylor Bauer

2nd Jace Biery                                                                             2nd Sam Yardley

3rd Brody Timmerman                                                              3rd Easton Pfiffner

Watermelon Eating:

6-9 years:1st   William Clausen                                           10-12 years: 1st Morgan Bauer

2nd Thomas Clausen                                                                     2nd   Taylor Bauer

3rd  Marcus Ricklefs                                                                      3rd     Lacy Stien

Winners of Balloon Toss: Seeds Division:

1st  Jace Biery/Vince Nekvinda

(9 & under)       2nd Jack Lange/Brody Timmerman

3rd  Dylan Willett/Corbin West

Blossoms Division:

1st    Tristan West/Trevor Willett

(10 -17 years)    2nd  Aiden Thompson/Ryan Lange

3rd  Easton Patterson/Emma Von Ashen

  Melons:         1st     Dave & April Lange

(18 yrs & up)     2nd    Thomas Snyder/Connor Matt

3rd     Randy & Betty Schultz                                                                                                                

Youth Watermelon Bowling:

1st–  Lacy Stien

2nd  Josh Damon

3rd  Folk Saysuib

Adult Watermelon Bowling:

1st – Laynae Heins & Clarence Gubbels

2nd – Wesley and Sammy

3rd – Rich & Aimee King

Mini Bale Toss: Boys 5yr and under              Girls 5yr and under

  1. Gracin Becker 19’1                                       1. Raegan Kaestner            8’6
  2. Braden Mell 17’8                                         2. Emmie Wolfe                    7’8
  3. Mason Darling 17’2                                    3.  Marissa Nolte                  6’11

          Boys 6yr – 10 yr old                                        Girls 6yr -10 yr old

  1.  Alec Colby               35’10                                        1. Kennedy Lohrer               24’2

2   Lane Kaestner       34’6                                            2. Anna Glawe                       24’1

  1. Cael Kaestner         27’5                                           3.   Karlee Voss                       23’4

Kickball Tournament Winners           “The Squad”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thank you to everyone who helped with Watermelon Days and all the people who supported our town celebration. We truly appreciate everyone ‘s involvement. We hope to see you next year.

Early Out Wednesday

Early Out Wednesday!

Sign up of the Early Out Wednesday program at the Atkins Library.

Space is Limited!

Call 319-446-7676 for more information.

Help Wanted


Benton Community School District

Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Food Service Employees

If interested please contact

Tim Lyons, Director of Transportation 319-228-8426 or 319-270-4287

Jane Svestka, Food Service Director 319-228-8701 ext 119

Benton Community Schools Open House

Benton Community Schools Open House

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

From 5 pm to 8 pm

Go to for more information.

Watermelon Days 2015

Watermelon Days 2015 will be held on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st.

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Town Hall Meeting

The city will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Elementary School Gymnasium to gather resident input for future projects you would like to see in Atkins.

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