City of Villisca Website:


Villisca Resource Guide

Front Door Project/Community Visioning

Villisca's Schedule of Annual Community Events

Villisca Government information

Villisca Service Providers information

The new owners of the Armory are seeking input from the public on the potential use(s) of the Armory to serve Villisca. They have a short survey as a tool in their discovery. Click here to go to that survey. They will be at the Armory during the Heritage Days weekend when they will welcome visitors and additional input.

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click here to download a copy of this December's Villisca Economic Development report.

Villisca is located on Hwy 71, 4 miles south of Hwy 34. Surrounding communities include Stanton, Red Oak, Clarinda and Corning. It is about an hour from Omaha and 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Des Moines and Kansas City allowing residents to enjoy the joys of rural life and yet have access to the cultural, entertainment and shopping advantages of city life.

View Villisca General Map in a larger map

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Remember our Villisca churches and charities and the Villisca Community Endowment Fund in your charity giving, in your estate planning and in your wills. For information about contributing to the Villisca Endowment Fund, contact Donna Robinson at

Scholarships can be set up through the Villisca Education Association
Endowments can be set up through the Montgomery County Community Foundation visit, click on Southwest Iowa for more information


This site is sponsored by the the City of Villisca through the Villisca Economic Development Initiative and through the generosity of FMTC - the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company and Alliant Energy

Villisca is a community people with diverse backgrounds and interests call home. It is a safe community with an outstanding school system and a quality of life envied by urban dwellers. Its geographic positioning makes it a perfect homebase for two-income earner households. It can well be said that it is a community of individualists and that is one of the endearing qualities that makes living in Villisca forever an adventure

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Villisca Sign with Pig

This sign at the north entrance to Villisca is an outcome of the Community Visioning Program


Inventory of Villisca Annual Events

History ~ Mystery – Villisca Self-Guided History Tour
Available for mobile devices and on Villisca website year ‘round. Includes: 1912 Unsolved Axe Murders; Pulitzer Prize Photo The Homecoming; Villisca’s Military History; Villisca Cemetery; Railroading; Faith Community; Community Folklore -

Villisca Memorial Day Commemoration
Memorial Flags at Company F Memorial Park and Villisca Cemetery
Memorial Day Services at Cemetery
Memorial Day Annual Dinner at Presbyterian Church, 109 S. 3rd Ave., 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact: 712-826-3372

Villisca Heritage Days
Annual Community Celebration coordinated by Villisca Betterment Association.
All-Class Reunion coordinated by Villisca Alumni and Friends Assoc. & Villisca Chamber of Commerce (held once every 4 years)

Lions Club Craft Show
November 23, 2013 at the VHS Gymnasium, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 403 E. 3rd St. Contact: Michaele Scott, 712-826-3142

Annual Interchurch (Community)Thanksgiving Service
November 24, 2013 at 7:00 at the Presbyterian Church

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgivingat the Community Center. Contact Carole Lewis, 712-826-8148

Hot Cup of Christmas
A theatrical kick-off to the Christmas season in Villisca will be held on December 8, 2013 at the High School Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m. Contact: Pastor Darren Brisco, 712-826-4662

Share a Toy
Share A Toy is a program which a family can use to receive FREE refurbished toys, books, puzzles, to make sure that each child will receive toys under the Christmas tree. Giveaway begins December 15. Summer bike giveaway of begins June 1. Call for times. Contact: Vince & Judy Else, 712-785-3311,

Annual Interchurch (Community) Good Friday Service
March 28, 2013 at the Advent Christian Church. Contact: Paul Barker, 712-826-7472,

Annual Interchurch (Community) Sunrise Service
Viking Lake, 6:30 a.m., breakfast following. Contact: Paul Barker, 712-826-7472,

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11 a.m. in the Park, sponsored by the Villisca Chamber of Commerce. Contact:

Annual Community Easter Dinner
The 5th Annual Community Easter Dinner will begin at 11:30 am on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Community Center. Contact Carole Lewis 712-826-8148.

Community Events
Community Events and Villisca Sunday Dinner Fundraisers are listed on the Home Page of on On The Calendar; contact:
Villisca Sunday Dinners
Many Sundays there are Sunday Dinner Fundraisers at the Community Center sponsored by community non-profits. Out-of-town visitors are welcome. Information is available on On The Calendar on the Villisca website.

Villisca Resource Guide

City Services/Utilities

City Hall - 826-2282
City Clerk - Trisha Owen

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
318 South 3rd Street
Villisca, IA 50864
Phone: 712-826-2282
Fax: 712-826-3181

City Council
Contact Telephone #712-826-2282

MAYOR - Marilyn Halda
Lee Haidsiak
Marsha Shepherd
TJ Leonard
Richard Mullen
Mark Heimbach

Electric Services
Villisca Municipal Power Plant - 826-3192
Superintendent -

Water/Sewer Services
Villisca Municipal Water Dept. - 826-2282

Gas Services - Alliant Energy - 1-800-255-4268

Police - 712-826-2282 or 1-800-432-1001
Emergency - 911

Villisca Volunteer Ambulance Service 911

Villisca Volunteer Fire Department 911

Telephone Services (Telephone, Internet) -
Villisca Farmer's Telephone 826-2812

Recycling 826-2282

(No compensation to any of theses boards by the city)
Villisca Park Board – 3 Members
6 Year Terms-Term Ends Feb 15
Tom Fengel – Chairman
Deniece Brown
Gene Munstermann
Villisca Public Library
6 Year Terms-Term Ends July 1
Marsha Underwood – President
Don Patterson
Patsy Gilber
Gloria Jones
Sandy Penton
Brian Roberts
James Branan

Public Library

Computer/Internet Access
Fax Machine
Copy Machine

Hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Villisca Housing Authority
2 Year Terms-Term Ends Mar 19
Dennis Bartz
Amelia Cooper
Paul Barker
Janet Crouse
Bill Smith
Villisca Zoning
5 Year Terms-Term Ends Dec 31
Janice Phillis – Chairman
Dee Figgins
Delbert Schroeder
Helen Lowe
Dennis Bartz
Jim Robinson
Roger Shepherd
Villisca Power Plant
6 Year Terms-Terms End Dec 31
Darwin Williams
Carl Johnson
Gene Munstermann

Community Website - 826-7812
Self-guided Villisca History Tour - - 826-7812


Enarson Elementary School 826-5982

Villisca Middle School 826-2552

Public Library - 826-2452

Financial Assistance

Crisis Fund - Interchurch - contact resident pastors

Veterans Affairs - contact local veterans organizations

Public Utility financial assistance
contact West Central 712-623-2339

Villisca Senior Citizens Center. 826-5182

Meals-on-Wheels 826-5182

Food Pantry 826-3132

SHARE Program -
contact Judy Barker 826-7472

Youth Programs

East Sunrisers 4-H Club - contacts:

Northeast Herdsmen 4-H Club - contacts:

Valley Boosters 4-H Club - contacts:

FFA - contact VHS - 826-2552

Villisca Youth Sports

Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts Cub Scouts -

Kids and Kinship - contact Margaret Heard - 826-4061

Cindy's Dance - Cindy Scott - 826-8222

Villisca Swimming Pool - 826-3455

Villisca Before/After School Program - 826-5982


City Park

Playground at Enarson Elementary School

Rialto Theatre - 826-2122

Swimming Pool - 826-3455
(off season-contact City Hall 826-2282)

Villisca Community Building - 826-2282

Villisca Country Club & Golf Course - 826-5322

Villisca Harris Harmony Walking Trail


Volunteer Fire Department

CHIEF Bryan Dickey
ASST CHIEF David Lindburg
CAPTAIN Brad Sunderman SEC/TREAS David Rhamy

Bob Brown - Ron Brown - Terry Currin - Dereck Freshour - Curtis Gaunt - Larry Gaunt - John Bruce - Gayle Heard - Joe Kernen - Dan Lindberg - Jule McCuen - Junior McCuen - Jason Poston - David Riggle - Don Sexton - Kyle Stein - Byron Sunderman - Larry Taylor - Ryan TenEyck - Tom Wright

Other Services

Cable Services
Mediacom - 1-712- 623-4816

Satellite Services
Johnston Communications - 826-4022

Southwest Iowa Transportation Authority (SWITA)

Villisca Review Stanton Viking
Peggy Vermillion, owner - 826-2142

Housing/Real Estate

Century 21, Bill Jacobs, Agent
2453 T. Avenue
Villisca, IA 50864

Crawford & Co. (formerly Kline Real Estate)
406 S. 3rd Avenue
Villisca, IA 50864

John Hausen/Jim Hughes Real Estate
410 So. Locust, Glenwood, IA 51534
712-826-7242 402-669-0637cell

Sun Valley Apartments
604 E. 6th Street
Villisca IA 50864

Villisca Housing Authority
contact 826-7602

Child Care
Montgomery County Resources - 1-800-945-9778

Veteran's Organizations
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - 826-8998

Veteran Affairs - 712-623-3180

American Legion - 826-2702

Faith Community

Advent Christian Church
Rev. Darren Brisco, Pastor

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

Nodaway Methodist Church
Rev. Gordon Scott, Pastor

Presbyterian Church
Rev. Sandy Wainwright, Pastor
712-826-3372 -

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Strand Evangelical Lutheran Church

United Methodist Church
Rev. Gordon Scott, Pastor
712-826-3132 -

Health and Wellness

Stoner's Honeyman Drug Store - 826-4112

Veterans Benefits - contact Veterans organizations

Villisca Family Health Center - 826-3003

Villisca Good Samaritan - 826-9592

Villisca Medical Clinic - 826-4422 - In addition to the medical services offered at the Clinic, Denice Gosset provides education in the schools and at the Senior Citizen Center and offers health screenings.

Red Oak Internal Medicine -
Villisca - 826-2882

Narcotics Anonymous -
contact Presbyterian Church - 826-3372

Nodaway Valley Free Clinic - 542-3719

Physical Therapy - Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
Outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services available at Good Samaritan Society - Villisca

Community Organizations

Villisca Betterment Asso.

Lions Club

Villisca Alumni and Friends Asso. (VAFA)
contact Susie Enarson - 826-8871
or any one of the board members found

Interchurch Council
contact Paul Barker 826-7472

Villisca Historical Society
contact Mary Hansen 826-4270

VFW/VFW Ladies Auxiliary- 826-8998

American Legion Ker-A-Vor #25 - 826-2702

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 826-5982