Join the Labor Day Commission

The Labor Day Commission is looking for one more person who is willing to help prepare Madrid’s annual Labor Day Celebration. Plans for 2017 have already begun, and your help would be appreciated! E-mail the Commission at madridialaborday@gmail.com to join.

Downtown Street Closure Starts Monday, July 10

Beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, 2nd Street will be closed between Water and State Street for repairs. The project is expected to last until Friday, August 25.

Storm Damage Closes Madrid Post Office

The storm on Tuesday, May 17, 2017, caused extensive damage to the Madrid Post Office. According to the interview with USPS spokeswoman Stacy St. John by the Ames Tribune, high winds removed a portion of the roof, causing water damage to the interior. In addition, the glass front door shattered. The Madrid Post Office is closed until further notice.

Please be prepared for minor delays in mail delivery in Madrid. If you had a P.O. box in town, you have two choices:

  • you can still pick up your mail in town using the cluster box units that have been installed or
  •  you can continue using a P.O. box, but you will need to pick up your mail at the nearby post office in Woodward, located at 212 S. Main Street. It is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday and from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays.

You can contact 1-800-ASK-USPS to find locations for other post offices.

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Map

The 2017 sale will be held on May 6, 2017. The list and map of sales are now available. The map is available thanks to Wilcox Printing and Publishing, and the Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale is sponsored by the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC).

LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool Registration

LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year in Madrid. FREE 4 year old preschool and tuition-based 3 year old preschool. Scholarships for 3 year old preschool are available. Transportation will be provided when needed. Call 515-597-3100 to sign up or ask questions.

Open Burn from March 25 to May 28

Burning is allowed during daylight hours in Madrid from March 25 until May 28, 2017.

Girls on the Run Comes to Madrid

The spring season for Girls on the Run is starting so sign up before March 6! Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 6th grade to encourage them to participate in physical activity. This ten-week program, which begins March 20, supports personal development, team building, and community connection. Each week, girls will meet at Madrid Elementary on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30 pm and will participate in lessons, discussions and running games. A 5K will finish the season, and participants will have earned a shirt and water bottle. A fee is charged, but scholarships are available. More information and registration is available on the Girls on the Run website.

Trestle Trail Runners Group Begins in Madrid

By Traci Havlik

Get moving and feel great! Join the Trestle Trail Runners at 8:00 am every Saturday at Jensen Park (location to change when weather improves). All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. If you’re looking for accountability, motivation, and fun, look no more! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @trestletrailrunners!

Madrid Selected for Iowa Small Town Poll

Madrid, Iowa, has been chosen as a participant in the Iowa Small Town Poll. In the past, this poll was administered every ten years, but distribution frequency has been increased to once every two years to better capture the ways rural life is changing.

250 Madrid households be invited to fill out the survey with 2016 topics ranging from population change, recession recovery, crime, to drinking water quality. The survey can be filled out online, and each participant is entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card (30 winners will be chosen). Paper surveys can be requested if needed.

David Peters, associate professor of sociology is coordinating this project at Iowa State. Learn more about the upcoming Iowa Small Town Poll here.

Christmas Extravaganza on December 5

The Madrid Christmas Extravaganza will be on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Lighted Parade will begin at 6:00 pm.
Lighted Parade Map

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) sponsors this event.