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  • Access Incorporated will be closed until December 30.
  • The Alden Library highly recommends curbside service due to the high number of COVID in our community. Please call the library at 515-859-3820 or Facebook message your requests (starting Tuesday) and they will prepare for you and arrange a time for pickup. Masks must be worn and no children under the age of 12 without a parent. Fifteen-minute time limit in the library. Limited to 10 people in the library. Hours are Tuesday 1 to 5 PM and Wednesday from 12:30 to 5PM. Saturday from 9 to Noon.
  • Iowa Falls' Barlow Memorial Library will be closed to the public beginning Saturday, Nov. 16. The library will continue to offer curbside pickup of materials by appointment only. Find details about how to use curbside pickup, and when you can access WiFi internet from the building's parking lot on the library's Facebook page.
  • Green Belt Bank and Trust has announced that effective Monday, Nov. 16, all locations' lobbies will be closed until further notice. The bank will still offer motor-bank or drive-up windows and ATMs. Call 800-648-2544 to make an appointment with a lender. Masks will be required. 
  • Hardin County Savings Bank has announced that as of Monday, Nov. 16, its lobbies in Eldora and Union are closed to the public. Motorbanks are available at both locations, and online banking can be done at
  • The City of Iowa Falls announced that City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 16. Bills can be paid by drop box (at the new City Hall location at 901 Washington Ave.), by mail, or over the phone (call 641-648-2527). 
  • Iowa Falls Moose has cancelled Bingo on Sunday’s until further notice. Please watch their face book page for updates
  • Iowa Falls State Bank announced that as of Friday, Nov. 13 its lobby will be open by appointment only. Banking services will be provided through the motor bank facility, ATM or through the website or app.
  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Hardin County has enacted precautions to help protect the public from COVID-19 in its operations and asks for the public’s cooperation at this time. The office will remain open from 8:00 AM to Noon and 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM daily at this time but the staff asks that visitors call ahead if they plan to visit the office. The staff will be rotating shifts in the office and working remotely. Please call (641) 648-4850 to ensure the staff member you need will be able to work with you to meet your needs. ISU Extension and Outreach Hardin County will continue to offer mandatory Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship certification trainings in accordance with Governor Kim Reynolds’ proclamation regarding social distancing and attendance numbers. Please be prepared to follow social distancing guidelines and sound hygiene practices when attending events at the extension office meeting room. Certification trainings which exceed the proclamation’s guidelines have been postponed, rescheduled, or divided into multiple sessions to help ensure the safety of participants and staff members. Pre-registration is required for all certification trainings and events at the extension office. Participants may register online or call the office for assistance doing so. The website to register for certification trainings is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers multiple resources for the public to help anyone dealing with COVID-19 related stressors. These resources include general help, financial counseling, and more. Please check the ISU Hardin County Extension and Outreach website or call the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985 for more information.
  • Love-A-Latte in Eldora announced on Nov. 11 that its dining room is closed. Carry-out is available, but customers are asked to use the drive-thru. If you must enter the building, maintain social distancing.
  • The Steamboat Rock Public Library closed to to the public as of Nov. 11. The library is offering curbside pickup or appointments (with masks) Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 641-868-2300 or 641-425-6009 or email The library is still accepting coloring contest entries for the tree lighting on Nov. 25. They will be handed out curbside and can be returned in the library's drop box. The deadline is Nov. 18.
  • St Peter's UCC in rural Geneva has canceled services through January 3, 2021.

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