The Food Trucks are Coming!

Come to Vetran’s Square for supper and two food truck options (every other Friday). The Madrid Chamber of Commerse is working to arrange entertainment options, too. Trucks will arrive at 5:30 pm and stay till 8:00 pm. Details will be added when available. Come and support the trucks on these dates:

5/11,  5/25, 6/1 , 6/15,  6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, and 8/24.

Tell your friends and family!

Flame the Food Truck
Big Red Food Truck
Smiles & Gyros
Karam’s Food Truck
Street Eats https://www.streeteatsdsm/

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Sign Up

Sign up to participate in the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC)-sponsored City-Wide Garage Sale by contacting the Madrid Register-News at 515-795-2730 by 4:00 pm on April 26. The 2018 sale will be held on May 5, 2018. Watch for a post after the 26th with the garage sale map.

LilyPad Wise Guys School Age Summer Program Sign Up

LilyPad is offering a new summer program for school-age children (K-4th) that includes snack, SMART, games and activities, free play, reading time, and field trips. The cost is only $110 a week (+activity costs). Call Erin at 515-795-4227 for more information.

Tiger Tots Preschool Registration

Tiger Tots Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year in Madrid. Four-year old preschool is free, and tuition-based ($67.50/month) three-year old preschool is available. Call 515-795-3359 to sign up or ask questions.

LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool Registration

LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year in Madrid. FREE 4 year old preschool and tuition-based 3 year old preschool. Scholarships for 3 year old preschool are available. Transportation will be provided when needed. Call 515-597-3100 to sign up or ask questions.

MAC Annual Banquet

The Annual Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) Banquet will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, and the Volunteer of the Year will be honored. Nominate a volunteer for this honor by providing name and contact information to Don Lincoln at or dropping off your recommendation at the Larson Agency. Make your reservation to attend by April 1 by contacting Suzi Lincoln at City State Bank.

The event will be held at the Snus Hill Winery. Social hour will begin at 5:30 pm; dinner follows at 6:00 pm and will be provided by Lidderdale Catering.

Sign Up for Space in Madrid Community Gardens

Get ready for warm weather and plan your garden now! Sign up for either a 4 x 4 foot or a 4 x 8 foot raised bed in the new Madrid Community Garden. Reserve a gardens for a $20 refundable deposit. These small garden plots will produce lots of fresh vegetables to feed your family. Depending on the size of plot you choose and the type of plants you decide to use, you can harvest and plant again for a fall crop. Compact planting prevents weed growth and conserves water. Your crops can be reached easily from all sides of the garden bed.

The Gardens are open to anyone with a Madrid address. For more information or to reserve your bed, please contact Rhonda Reynolds Bingman at 515-480-7017. The number of plots is limited.

Softball Registration

Softball registration will be held on Saturday, February 10 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Madrid Public Library. Girls must be ages 4 to 13. For questions, contact Ben Murry at 515-205-2595.

Boone County Labor Employment Project

Where do Boone County employees reside? The Boone County Economic Growth Corporation is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to learn about the local labor force. Local businesses and residents may be contacted by a call from the 319 area code to participate in surveys about where they live, current and desired wages, current and desired benefits, education level and type of occupation. No personal information will be requested (name, social security number or date of birth).

Survey results will help inform local businesses of how to remain competitive in the labor market and also will help demonstrate what is needed to attract new industry to the area. Results will be available online at Questions may be directed to Kurt Phillips with the Boone County Economic Growth Corporation at 515-432-3342.

Madrid Little League Registration

Go to You must register online.
Deadline is February 22, and there is a $20 late fee after February 18, 2018.
Bam Bam baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept. 2014 through Aug. 2015
T-ball: Boys and girls with birthdays between  Sept. 2011 through Aug. 2014
Rookies Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept 2009 – Aug 2011 (girls usually join softball)
Minors Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept. 2007 through Aug 2009 (girls usually join softball)
Majors Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between May. 2005 through Aug. 2007 (girls usually join softball)

Contact Allie Antonovich for more information.