St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church is celebrating their 150th Anniversary!

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church is celebrating their 150th Anniversary!

You are welcome to be our guest on July 6 & 7, 2019 to come and celebrate 150 years of Built on the Rock at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 303 3rd Avenue, Atkins.

Saturday, July 6th you are invited to attend worship service at 7:00 pm followed by an ice cream social. Pastor Stohlmann will be our guest pastor for the Saturday evening service. On Sunday, July 7th you are invited to attend worship service at 10:00 am with Pastor Robert Hedtke as our guest pastor.

Church cookbooks are available for purchase for $15. Please contact the church if you are interested.

Questions can be directed to the church office at 319-446-7675 or


Atkins Community Club Watermelon Days 2019

The Atkins Community Club will be hosting the 2019 Watermelon Days.  Save the dates of Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  We would truly appreciate your help on Saturday with some of the games. One hour of your time would make a world of difference for us.

Below is the Sign Up Genius link that you will use to sign up to volunteer.

There are two sign ups.


H & H Fun Rides/Inflatables: (Need to be 18 years old or older)


                                Three Kids Rides—Remember, that any student who is looking for volunteer hours can sign up for the kids rides.

Check us out on The Atkins Community Club Facebook.  More details coming soon.

Get ready for a Watermelon Fun Weekend!

New 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar

New 2019 Waste Management Recycle Calendar

Next Farmers Market June 16th and July 7th

Farmers Market   5pm to 7pm

June 16th, July 7th, July 21st, Aug 4th, Aug 18th, Sept 15th.

Click for more information!

To Join as a Vender email

or call Pamela 319-981-7755

City of Atkins Mayor’s News

Mayor Bruce Visser will be at City Hall on

June 8th and 22nd from 9am to 10am.

As always anyone is welcome to attend council meetings

Council Meetings are June 3rd and 17th.

The First and Third Monday of every month.

2019 Golf Cart Registrations are Due

It’s that time of year to register your golf cart!

Per city Ordinance #185 Golf Carts may be operated

on the streets of Atkins after First obtaining a permit.

Forms can be found online or at City Hall.

A Fee of $25 and proof of insurance should be submitted


Atkins Public Library News

Atkins Library now has an online card catalog. Check out

Summer Reading will start June 5th @ 2:30. This is for grades preschool – 3rd. The program will end On June 26th.

Overdue books and fines:   All books must be returned, and fines paid before a patron can check out new items. Letters have been sent to households that have outstanding items and fines (and yes some are quite old). Thanks for your attention to this matter. Letters will be sent monthly to remind patrons to return items and pay fines. Thanks to all the patrons who have returned their overdue items and paid their fines. To avoid future overdue items and fines the computer system is set up to either e-mail you or text you when items are due. If you are not getting either message contact the library to update your account.

Summer Reading Program was once again a great success. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make it a success. Over 70 children participated each week along with an average of 15 volunteers.

Atkins Public Library 446-7676

Atkins Watermelon Days Road Race

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

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 – 6:30 P.M.

(Proceeds go to support the Benton Community Cross Country Team)

 Click Here for Registration Form


Start –Finish: Located at the Atkins City Park Pavilion on the west side of the park. Race start times are 6:30 P.M. The course will be on streets and city grass trails. Packet pick up begins at 5:30 P.M.

Walkers: We encourage walkers in the 1-mile event

1 Mile Run & Walk: $5 entry fee awards given to top 3 finishers over all.

1 Mile participants will not receive a t-shirt/bag


5K: Females: 13 & Under, 14–19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50–59, 60–69, 70 & Over

Males: 13 & Under, 14–19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50–59, 60–69, 70 & Over

Awards: Medals will be given to the top 3 places in each division and trophies to overall male & female runner

Registration Fee:

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

€       $20 if received by July 19th Includes shirt

€       $25 if mailed after July 19th or paid on race day (shirts not guaranteed)

#     $15 No shirt option for the 5K Race

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:

Atkins City Wide Cleanup Days June 22nd

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, June 22nd, 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!!