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Crossroads of Highways 59 and 34
Nestled in the Southwest corner of Iowa between the east and west branches of the Nishnabotna River. Emerson typifies the small town atmosphere and work ethics of the Midwest. With a population of 438, we strongly support the local school along with neighboring communities of Henderson, Hastings, Imogene and Malvern.

Calendar of Events

The City Council has determined that due to necessary replacement/repair of the current water and sewer system a rate increase is necessary. Please look at NEW RATES & EXAMPLES to see information concerning those changes. These rates were approved at the May 4th meeting and will be reflected on the June 15th bill.
As of April 6th, with the resignation of Carl Newsome resulting from his move out of Emerson a vacancy exists on the City Council. The plan is to fill this position at the June 1st meeting. The appointee will fill that position through the end of 2015 because that seat is up for reelection in November 2015. If you are interested in filling this position the official notification is HERE.
** CONGRESSMAN VISIT - MAY 7th @ 4 p.m.**
Congressman David Young will be visiting the City of Emerson. Meet and talk with him at the Community Building. Spread the word!! See this FLYER for details.
At Evans park in downtown Emerson on June 14th, Bill Chrastil will be performing from 5 to 7 p.m. There be a free will donation accepted to go toward the 'Freedom Rock" in Evans Park. Painting of the rock is going to start in August/September. See this FLYER for details.
Bingo will start again on Saturday evenings at the Community Building in February. The schedule can be viewed from this link.
A new book club has started meeting at the City Library on the 4th Monday of each month at 4 p.m. Visit the library web page to get the latest on any changes to the meeting or which book they are reading to discuss at the next meeting. You also visit the book club on Facebook at Emerson Book Club
** MOBILE CLINIC - Montgomery County Memorial Hospital **
The mobile clinic is at the Community Building in downtown Emerson every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The staffing will be by a Nurse Practioner who will handle the paper work for the insurance and any billing will come from Montgomery County Hospital.
These are the properties currently for sale in our community.
A fun & free play & learning time for children with their parents. Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Enter the Fellowship Hall from the west lower level parking lot.. Check out the flyer for further details.


Check out the Library for exciting events that will be taking place throughout the year.

** NOTICE **
The City offers a tree branch, limbs, and yard waste drop-off site south of Emerson over the railroad tracks. Once again, while the site was left open some individual(s) felt the need to also leave their household trash and recyclables. The Council has again decided to UNLOCK the site, PLEASE ensure you only leave appropriate items!! If you notice someone violating this use, please inform City Hall.

Reminder - Monthly City Council meeting takes place at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at City Hall. All citizens are encouraged to attend to stay informed to what your city government is doing. The minutes and approved claims for each council meeting can be found under City Functions - City Hall - Council Minutes & Warrants.

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