North Iowa Area Business and Church Changes By Town

KIOW – Mix 107.3, KHAM B103.1, and Coloff Media would like to pass along these business and church information changes of hours, closures, office changes, and more; during this time of emergency. If you are a business owner and would like to have your business included in this list please email: kiow@kiow.com. Businesses are listed by the town they are in, if they are in multiple towns, they are listed under each. County buildings are listed under the town the building is located. Churches are below the businesses.

Forest City –

Abels Financial Services – Our office is temporarily closed to the public for the safety of our clients.  However, Dusty is working at the office and is available at (641)585-4099 or dusty@abelsfinancial.com.  Also, Linda is working from home and is available at (515)341-2138 or at  linda@abelsfinancial.com.  Please reach out to us with any of your needs or concerns.

Bomgaars – Effective Friday, March 20th revised store hours are: Monday – Saturday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday normal hours. We are open for walk-in shopping. Effective Monday, March 23 we will be adding curbside and carryout service at all Bomgaars locations. Call ahead with “what you need” and we will have it ready and waiting when you arrive.

City of Forest City – Bring garbage(Blue bags only) and recycling to the Street Shed on North Golf Course Road behind the old Shopko building Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 am to 3 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 AM to 7 PM. You DO NOT  have to wait until your regularly scheduled day to drop off garbage and recycling. You can do so any day the site is open. For more information, call City Hall at 641-585-3574.

City of Forest City – City Hall and all city buildings closed to the public until further notice.

Forest City Chamber – Open for business but closed to pedestrian traffic until further notice.

Waldorf University – All facilities temporarily closed to the general public, including the Louise V Hanson Library and the University Bookstore.

Family Eye Care – Forest City, Britt & Garner locations are closed until further notice. If you have an eye emergency, call the office for the emergency number.

FAVA – Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Forest City Family Dentistry – In accordance with the Iowa Dental Board recommendations, we are seeing patients that need us for essential and emergency care.  We will be open as needed until the COVID spread prevention recommendations are lifted. Dr. Laila and her team of dental professionals know that we must keep our bodies’ infection and pain-free for our immune system to ward off the COVID virus.  This is especially true for patients with any underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Together we MUST prevent any dental-related visits to the Emergency Room and Urgent Care facilities to ease the already overburdened medical system. If you have dental symptoms and your dentist is not available, call Dr. Laila and Forest City Family Dentistry at 585-4636. We appreciate the responsibility to care for you and your family’s dental health and will be in touch to reschedule your regular checkup appointments. 

Forest City Food Bank – Open on Mondays from 1-4 PM. Drive-up only. Please stay in your car.

Forest City Public Library – Closed to the public until further notice.

Forest City YMCA – Closed until further notice.

Forest City Theater – Closed until further notice.

Forest City Hy-vee – Store hours changed. Hy-Vee will be open from 8 am to 8 pm until further notice. They will open at 7 AM for high-risk residents.

HIGH-RISK

  • Customers ages 60 and older
  • Expectant mothers
  • Anyone with underlying health conditions that makes them more susceptible to serious illness

KIOW – Our office is closed to the public through April 30th. Call 641-585-1073 or email us at kiow@kiow.com for assistance.

MBT – Drive-thru will remain open at this time. Also, Insurance, Loan and Investment clients will need to make an appointment, as long as they haven’t traveled outside of the area and show no cold or flu symptoms.

Miller Pharmacy – Operating normal business hours. If you need special assistance, such as medicines delivered to your car, just let us know. If you have something we can do to help assist your needs please just ask.

Sid’s Quik Stop – Will be closed for two weeks starting 3/21 at 8:00 pm.

Styling Lodge – Carrie & Jody are painting the salon this week. If you need any hair products, give them a call at 641-585-3130 and they will bring it out to your car. Cash or checks only.

Waldorf University – All facilities temporarily closed to the general public, including the Louise V Hanson Library and the University Bookstore.

Winnebago County Courthouse – County Offices closed to the public until further notice.

Winnebago Industries – Temporarily suspending production effective 3/23 – 4/12/

Belmond –

Eaton Corporation – Closed through April 12th.

Garner 

City of Garner – All city buildings will be closed to public access until further notice.

Public Library – Closed until further notice.

Family Eye Care – Forest City, Britt & Garner locations are closed until further notice. If you have an eye emergency, call the office for the emergency number.

Hancock County Courthouse – Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Hancock County ISU Extension – There will be no IDALS testing in the Hancock County Extension Office on March 24. IDALS (Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship) has canceled all Pesticide Applicator testing dates for the month of March. Future testing dates and locations can be found at the IDALS website.

Hancock County ISU Extension – Hancock County Extension is here to serve Iowans. In this unprecedented time, we have been instructed by Iowa State University to work remotely and all events and meetings have been postponed. While our front door is closed, we are still working remotely and we can be reached by email or by leaving a phone message. We will be supporting our community through Facebook so be sure to watch for activities, virtual events, and ideas to help you thrive while practicing social distancing. Reach out, we are still here at Hancock County Extension.

Maurers, Tesene & Reed Dental – Guidance from various agencies has now advised dental offices to postpone any non-emergent or elective dental care. After careful consideration and to be proactive against the spread of Covid-19, Maurer’s, Reed & Tesene Dental in Garner believes this is in the best interest of their patients, staff, and community. Maurer’s, Reed & Tesene Dental will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18th, except to see emergency patients. They plan on reopening Monday, April 6th, this will be continually reassessed and KIOW will inform you of any changes. True dental emergencies consist of dental pain uncontrolled by pain medication, facial swelling, infection or dental trauma. Please utilize the dental office for emergency treatment and do not go to the Emergency Room, as we want to ensure that space is reserved for sick patients. If you have a dental emergency and need treatment, call 641-519-0833. Maurer’s, Reed & Tesene Dental hopes that by taking this step, they are doing their part to prevent community spread of the Coronavirus.

Lake Mills –

FTSB – All FTSB lobbies are closed until further notice. Drive-up locations are open, and all offices are available on an appointment-only basis.

MBT – Drive-thru will remain open at this time. Also, Insurance, Loan and Investment clients will need to make an appointment, as long as they haven’t traveled outside of the area and show no cold or flu symptoms.

Britt –

Bonnie’s Treasures – Closed until further notice.

Family Eye Care – Forest City, Britt & Garner locations are closed until further notice. If you have an eye emergency, call the office for the emergency number.

FTSB – All FTSB lobbies are closed until further notice. Drive-up locations are open, and all offices are available on an appointment-only basis.

Britt Area Food Bank – Open Monday’s from 1-4 pm. Stay in your car until directed into the food bank. Only 2 family members allowed. Clients can come twice during March & April. Do not use cloth bags.

Buffalo Center –

FTSB – All FTSB lobbies are closed until further notice. Drive-up locations are open, and all offices are available on an appointment-only basis.

Weaver’s Leather Store – is now closed due to the Governor’s orders. They are still in the shop and will arrange a pick-up time for current repairs, new repairs, and new items. Please call 641-562-2992

Thompson – 

Public Library – Closed until further notice.

Winnebago County Fair – Fundraiser for April 4th will be switched to an online auction that will take place on or before April 4th. Please stay tuned to the fair Facebook page for more information. Click here 

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Churches

Bethany Lutheran Church of Joice – All worship and activities canceled until April 13th

Bethany Lutheran Church of Thompson – All services and activities canceled until further notice

Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church of rural Joice – No services or activities through March 31st

Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Buffalo Center – Craft and Vendor show for March 28th is postponed

First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center – All services and activities canceled until further notice.

Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church of Forest City – All services and activities canceled until further notice.

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Forest City – Worship and activities are online at immanuelfamily.com

Lutheran Church of Hope – Forest City Local –  services on Sundays at multiple times at  https://www.lutheranchurchofhope.org/west-des-moines/hopeonline/

One in Christ Lutheran Parish – All worship and activities canceled through April 13th

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Leland – Food Pantry is open normal hours on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm with drive through service for pre-packaged bags only until further notice.

Salem Lutheran Church of Lake Mills – All services and activities canceled until further notice.

St. John’s Lutheran Church of rural Garner – All activities canceled until further notice.

United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake – All services and activities canceled until further notice.

United Methodist Church of Forest City – All services and activities canceled until further notice. Office open regular hours.

West Prairie Lutheran Church of Leland – All activities canceled until further notice.

Winnebago Lutheran Church of rural Lake Mills – All activities canceled until further notice.

Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church of Garner – All activities canceled until further notice.