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“Pride in Our Past…Faith in Our Future”

City Hall Hours:
10 am to 2 pm  
City Clerk: Lora Dankof  
City Hall: 625.2601

Library Hours:
Wednesday  10:00-noon; 2:00-5:30
Saturday  8:30-11:30

Closed Friday and Sunday

Librarian: Linda Heywood



Library News from Linda

Working with Home Town Pride has made me aware of how fragile small towns in Iowa really are. To survive and thrive small towns need available housing, amenities, and high- speed internet. It is believed that if those three things are in place, business will come. Two of the three are difficult. Every available house in Randolph that is livable now is occupied. High-speed internet is close but not close enough to Randolph. Some amenities are easier than others to develop. Several people in town have put in a great deal of time and energy making certain the park is one of the best in the area. The new ball diamond will allow games to be played in our town bringing in people to see how great we are. Along with the hard work we need to thank all the people who donated to the park and ball diamond. Both the park and ball diamond bring me to one other thing I feel is important to the survival of small towns, the young people.

Right now, Randolph has more children living in town than there has been in years. These kids are our future. If we can make good memories for them while they are growing up they will stay in this area. Some of my fondest memories were growing up in Randolph. I want the same for these kids. Our theme for the reading program this year is “Build a Better World”. To give you a small insight into the children I see every day when I asked for volunteers to take down flags at the cemetery after Memorial Day I did not hear why I heard sure. When the ball diamond needed the shells picked up and the picnic tables needed washed they once again where ready to help. These are the kids we have in Randolph. These are the ones that will help Randolph survive. If you want to see the future of Randolph come to one of our reading programs on Thursday nights.

I would love to have you stop by the library and see if I can find you a good book or movie. Just want to visit that’s okay too. New books and movies will be added this week. Titles will be announced next month. Library Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30, I encourage you to come to a meeting and see what’s happening or scheduled to happen in the future.

Still collecting shoes for the shoe fundraiser until July 15th. Bring them to the library or call and I will pick them up.

Fun Day News:

Randolph Fun Days is fast approaching. We are working diligently to get everything reserved, ordered and in place so that everyone will have a wonderful experience.

The committee will continue to meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. July 18th at 6:00 pm at the Community Building is our next scheduled meeting. We will start having meetings more frequently and those meeting days and times will be posted in the Library, Post Office and Bank. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. Your input is very welcomed or you can contact Teresa Hardy Randolph Fun Day Event Coordinator at 712-313-0387 with any suggestions.

**Mark your calendars for August 26th & 27th and invite your family and friends to join us.

Hometown Pride:

All types of shoes, including cleats are accepted! Drop off at the Randolph library! Collecting now, the time has been extended through July 15! If you need shoes picked up call Lindsey at 402-981-8940.

Ballfield news:

Many have been working very hard getting the ballfield ready to go and it is almost finished! There are games being played at the park now. Gary has worked very hard getting donations to get this done but we have fallen short and are asking for help! If there is any way possible that anyone would be able to donate any amount toward the ballfield it would be greatly appreciated. Your name would go on the marquee below the scoreboard. Thank you in advance for your support in making this happen for the children!

Town News:

The council meets the 1st Tuesday of the month usually BUT it falls on July4th so the meeting will be on Thursday, July 6th, City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Anyone who has signed up for the ACH will get a bill and “copy “will be stamped on it for your records.

Have a safe but fun 4th!

Randolph Fun Days

The planning committee has been hard work getting everything lined up, signed up, reserved and confirmed for the upcoming festivities.


During the last planning committee meeting the theme for the parade this year will be: Build a Better World so be planning an entry for the parade.

The carving for the raffle was voted on, the winning carving is the Welcome Owl.

Raffle tickets will be going on sale in July. If you would like to assist in selling tickets

please let Teresa Hardy know, she will be happy to provide you the tickets.

Remember to visit the Randolph Fun Days Face Book page share with your family

and friends. Trevor Perkins has done a wonderful job updating and adding

information to the page.

We need volunteers to help with various events. If you are interested in

volunteering the activity along with contact person for that activity is listed below. Any time is greatly appreciated, if it 1 hour or the whole day.


Methodist Bake Sale – Molly Berger 402-618-4643

Vendors – Lindsey Carter 402-981-8940

Museums – Sherry Perkins 712-625-4411

Car Show – Dave Heywood 402-679-7645

Sand Volleyball – David Carter 712-350-0607

Lunch at the Community Building – Linda Heywood 712-625-3561

Parade – Jennie Hill 712-310-6184 or Phil Hunter 712-520-5514

Kids Time at the Park – Mini Carnival – Linda Heywood 712-625-3561

Supper at the Community Building – Teresa Hardy 712-313-0387

Music & Life Size games – Teresa Hardy 712-313-0387

Beer Garden – Coela Hunter 712-216-3534

Library selling items at street dance – Linda Heywood 712-625-3561

Park Committee selling food at street dance – Teresa Hardy 712-313-0387


Breakfast at Community Building Hometown Pride – Lindsey Carter 402-981-8940

5K Color Vibe Run/Walk/Ride – Linda Heywood 712-625-3561

Greased Pig Contest – Teresa Hardy 712-313-0387

Ice Cream Social – Park Committee – Teresa Hardy 712-313-0387

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!!!!

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