2016 Madrid Water Quality Report

The 2016 Water Quality Report is available for Madrid, Iowa. Click the link to learn what is monitored and how our water scored.

Storm Damage Closes Madrid Post Office

The storm on Tuesday, May 17, 2017, caused extensive damage to the Madrid Post Office. According to the interview with USPS spokeswoman Stacy St. John by the Ames Tribune, high winds removed a portion of the roof, causing water damage to the interior. In addition, the glass front door shattered. The Madrid Post Office is closed until further notice.

Please be prepared for minor delays in mail delivery in Madrid. If you had a P.O. box in town, you have two choices:

  • you can still pick up your mail in town using the cluster box units that have been installed or
  •  you can continue using a P.O. box, but you will need to pick up your mail at the nearby post office in Woodward, located at 212 S. Main Street. It is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday and from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays.

Girls on the Run Comes to Madrid

The spring season for Girls on the Run is starting so sign up before March 6! Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 6th grade to encourage them to participate in physical activity. This ten-week program, which begins March 20, supports personal development, team building, and community connection. Each week, girls will meet at Madrid Elementary on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30 pm and will participate in lessons, discussions and running games. A 5K will finish the season, and participants will have earned a shirt and water bottle. A fee is charged, but scholarships are available. More information and registration is available on the Girls on the Run website.

Trestle Trail Runners Group Begins in Madrid

By Traci Havlik

Get moving and feel great! Join the Trestle Trail Runners at 8:00 am every Saturday at Jensen Park (location to change when weather improves). All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. If you’re looking for accountability, motivation, and fun, look no more! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @trestletrailrunners!

Madrid Selected for Iowa Small Town Poll

Madrid, Iowa, has been chosen as a participant in the Iowa Small Town Poll. In the past, this poll was administered every ten years, but distribution frequency has been increased to once every two years to better capture the ways rural life is changing.

250 Madrid households be invited to fill out the survey with 2016 topics ranging from population change, recession recovery, crime, to drinking water quality. The survey can be filled out online, and each participant is entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card (30 winners will be chosen). Paper surveys can be requested if needed.

David Peters, associate professor of sociology is coordinating this project at Iowa State. Learn more about the upcoming Iowa Small Town Poll here.

Helms Farmstead Available for Tours

The Helms Farmstead has been in the Helms family since 1901. This century farm is located a mile south of Madrid along Highway 17, and it is being restored to show what a historical farm would have looked like and what machinery would have been used. The farm is now owed by the Madrid Historical Society. Clark Helms, the grandson of the original owners, Charles C. Helms and Mary Ellen Helms. Tours are available; call Clark at 515-202-3325.

Support Madrid by joining a Board: Library Board, Park Board, or Planning and Zoning Commission

Several local boards have vacancies. Join the Madrid Public Library Board of Directors, the Madrid Park Board, or the Planning and Zoning Commission. Fill out an application at the Library to join the Library Board. Contact City Hall in Madrid to express interest in the Park Board or Planning and Zoning Commission.

Roorda/Johnson Donate $10,000 for Trail Access

Becky Roorda and Dave Johnson donated $10,000 for a new trail access in Madrid.

Register for Soccer by Jan. 17

The soccer registration form is available on the Madrid Soccer Association site: http://madridiasoccer.wix.com/soccer#!blank/cbgj.