June 7th, 2022

Everly Heritage Day Fundraising for Mural June 18

Highway Mural Artist John Cerney visited the Everly Brother's Childhood Home last week. He has been commissioned to create a mural of the Everly Brothers near Shenandoah. Fundraising for the art continues at Everly Heritage Day June 18. Read more at and

June 7th, 2022

Shenandoah Museums Observe Iowa Museum Week June 6-12, Stressing Importance to Local Economy

Iowa Museums are essential to communities, are economic contributors, serve to educate and inspire the public. Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum, Everly Brothers Childhood Home and Veterans Memorial Museum will be joining in a statewide celebration of Iowa’s museums by participating in Iowa Museum Week this June 6-12. Iowa Museum Week is an opportunity to promote and raise awareness of the value of museums. Iowa Museum Week is an initiative of the Iowa Museum Association (IMA), of which Everly Brothers Childhood Home and Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum are members. IMA Director Cynthia Sweet noted, “The IMA serves as a communication and resource hub, provides educational opportunities, and advocates on behalf of the field. It’s important that we take time to highlight the importance of museums. Museums are essential to their communities, providing employment, purchasing goods and services, and attracting businesses as well as tourism to their communities. Museums are educators, providing learning opportunities for all ages and supporting schools and other educators. The stewardship role of the museum industry is incredibly important, encompassing everything from heritage seeds and plants to wildlife to archival documents, art, and historic places.” Both the Veterans Memorial Museum and the Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum offer tours to Shenandoah’s youth through the school. The Historical Museum also orchestrates the Cemetery Walk in the fall. The event uses live actors to narrate about the lives of past Shenandoah citizens. Everly Brothers Childhood Home is about to celebrate their annual Everly Heritage Day June 18 with an open house fundraiser for a giant highway mural of the musical duo. The home will be open to view the Shenandoah Everly documentary movie and more 1-4 p.m. Donate online at The Everly Foundation also organizes concerts annually to keep the music by the multi-Grammy winning artists alive and remember their contributions to the formation of rock n’ roll. The National Governors Association has reported that businesses looking to relocate want access to cultural resources and museums. Sweet stated, “Museums are vital to a healthy local and state economy. Not only are they employers and consumers of goods and services, communities that are wishing to attract new business and industry invest in and support their cultural infrastructure.” Important artifacts from Shenandoah business history are on display at the Historical Museum showing what made the economy tick throughout history. Shenandoah museums give back to the community. Both the Veterans Memorial Museum and the Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum offer large meeting rooms to the community to rent at low rates. The Everly Childhood Home also serves as Santa’s house for children to visit during the holidays. The Everly Family Scholarship was established in 1986 after the Everly Brothers Homecoming Concert in Shenandoah they donated their $25,000 fee and several subsequent Iowa performances to establish a scholarship fund to assist Shenandoah students in grades 6th – 8th grade and high school seniors. Because of their own impoverished yet musically and artistically rich childhood, Don and Phil Everly wanted to help Shenandoah kids who have interests and dreams but need a little financial help to get there. Iowa museum factoids: • Iowa’s 400 museums range from arboretums to zoos. While museums are different in many ways, they are all educational collecting organizations. • Iowa museums offer over 60,000 public programs every year, many of them free. • By providing learning in an “active” environment, museums offer all ages unique ways to learn, fostering lifelong interests. Active learning environments such as those offered by museums allow for choice and encourage problem solving, critical thinking skills, and creativity. • The American Alliance of Museums reports that nationally the nonprofit arts and cultural industry annually generates over $135 billion in economic activity, supporting more than 4.1 million full-time jobs and returning over $22 billion in local, state, and federal tax revenue. • In Iowa the alliance reports in 2017 $384 million financial impact on the economy with 6,012 jobs, $234 million in income wages provided by museums to residents in the state. Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association helps support the museums with local option sales tax dollars. Donations are always welcome. Shenandoah museums wish to express thanks to their many volunteers for making their spaces so interesting and available to the public. Visiting Shenandoah’s museums is the perfect activity for families during staycations and to share with visitors. For more information visit the websites and Facebook pages. Greater Shenandoah Historical Society website is and is located at 800 W Sheridan Avenue, 712-246-1669, open Wednesday through Friday 1 – 5 p.m. and Saturday 1- 4 p.m. Everly Brothers Childhood home information is at and is located at 800 W Sheridan Avenue. Contact SCIA 712-246-3455 or the Depot Restaurant 712-246-4444 to setup a tour. Veterans Memorial Museum is located at 603 W Lowell Avenue, 712-246-8057. They are open 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. For more information about Iowa Museums visit

June 7th, 2022

July 2nd Star Spangled Celebration

CRAFT FAIR FARMERS MARKET PIE CONTEST & AUCTION KIDS GAMES by Community First Credit Union ROCK CLIMBING WALL WITH THE Iowa National Guard LIVE MUSIC AXE THROWING BBQ FOOD VENDORS Schwan’s ICE CREAM SOLD BY THE Shen Music Booster ANTIQUE TRACTORS MONSTER TRUCKS BOUNCY HOUSE by First National Bank All at Priest Park Parade All running 8am – 2pm In addition to these events Parade at 10 a.m. (lineup on Clarinda Ave. with finish at Priest Park) The Fareway Store, The Elm Street Grill and Shenandoah Parks department are sponsoring Burgers, Dogs, Chips and pop at Sportsman Park, The Parks and Recs department has an entire slate of Little league baseball games going on and the American Legion and the City Of Shenandoah are sponsoring the Fireworks at sundown and the American Legion will be having a Flag Burning Ceremony to retire American Flags.

May 31st, 2022

Shenandoah Farmers Market Opens June 1st

June 1, Shenandoah Garden City Farmer’s Market opens in Priest Park 2-5 p.m. Market is open each Wed. same time and Saturdays 8-11 a.m. Early offerings include plant starts, baked goods, radishes, lettuce, onions, crafts and more. Vendors set up for free. See the market manager on opening date to sign waivers or stop by SCIA office at 619 W. Sheridan Ave.

May 20th, 2022

Veterans Memorial Museum SCIA Coffee June 1, 10 a.m.

June 1st 10 a.m. SCIA Coffee at Veterans Memorial Museum, 603 W. Lowell Ave. See the newly remodeled large meeting room for rent with Kitchen, call 246-8057. New home of the 1941 WWII Co. E sendoff banner donated by Helen Castle and Military Wabash Arts Camp Murals, tour the museum and enjoy coffee and a snack.

May 18th, 2022

SCIA Ribbon Cutting Coffee at Homestead of Shenandoah

Wed. May 25thAt a ribbon cutting coffee SCIA welcomed new owners Midwest Health to Homestead of Shenandoah assisted living and memory care this week. (former Windsor Manor) Learn more about this beautiful facility and their experienced caring staff at , 601 Harrison St.

May 18th, 2022

Community 1st CU Groundbreaking

May 17 SCIA welcomed Community 1st Credit Union to Shenandoah during today's groundbreaking. New building construction will be complete by end of year or early 2023, their 21st location. SCIA board member Julie O'Hara, Mayor Roger McQueen and Community 1st CU CEO & President Greg Hanshaw were speakers at the event.

May 13th, 2022

Brown's Shoe Fit Co. Employment Opportunities in Warehouse and Carpentry Shop

May 10th, 2022

Music at Fridays After 5

“Fridays After Five” returns to Shenandoah Elks Lodge

It’s back for another year!

First National Bank and the Shenandoah Elks Lodge are collaborating again this year to host “Fridays After Five,” an event that features live music every Friday in May and June at the Shenandoah Elks Lodge. Opening night is Friday (May 6) featuring Tyler Folkerts.  

“We’re excited to sponsor the entertainment for a third year,” said Michael J. Bauer, president of First National Bank in Shenandoah. “We’ve added some new local artists this year including the high school group Gas & Grass to go along with our mainstays. We can’t thank the Elks enough for their hospitality. This event is such a great way to end the workweek.”

Music will begin shortly after 5 p.m. each Friday on the east lawn of the Elks and will wind down around 7 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. Kids are welcome.

Admission is $5 each Friday. But, the first 100 attendees (21 and over) will receive a free drink token and since First National Bank is paying for the entertainment, all gate admissions will go to local organizations for the betterment of Shenandoah. For the first week, all gate money will go to the Holly’s Hope, a non-profit dedicated to stopping domestic violence and helping women, men and children in Page, Fremont and Montgomery counties.

Jon Skillern and Duke Neumann with Shenandoah Elks Lodge have been instrumental in organizing this event dating back to the first year.  

“If you came last year, you know this is a good time,” Skillern said. “If you haven’t attended yet, give it a try. We’ll have staff outside selling cold drinks. Come up after work, bring your friends and family and then go support local eateries.”

The artist lineup after Union County Strings includes Dustin Baird May 13, Jim Larson May 20, Gas & Grass with Jeff Slater May 27, Head Over Heels June 3, Roger Burger June 10, Union County Strings June 17 and Jeff Slater June 24. Skillern would like to remind everyone again that Fridays After Five is open to the public. You don’t have to be an Elks member to attend.

Keep up with Fridays After Five on the First National Bank Facebook page. For questions, contact Bauer at 712-246-2205 in Shenandoah or Kyle Wilson at 641-782-3417 in Creston. Member FDIC.

May 10th, 2022

Community 1st Groundbreaking May 17

Community 1st Credit Union is excited to begin construction for a new branch facility in Shenandoah, IA very soon.  The new C1st Shenandoah branch will be located at 603 S. Fremont St., across the street from Walmart.  It will feature a 3,800 square foot building, multiple drive-up lanes, a drive-up ATM, and state-of-the-art features to best serve members and the Shenandoah community.  It is expected to open by the end of the year.   

Please help us CELEBRATE groundbreaking for Community 1st Credit Union’s newest location in Shenandoah! 

When:  Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time:   10:00 AM

Place:  603 S. Fremont St. (located across the street from Walmart)

Join us for refreshments to celebrate! 

May 10th, 2022

Thirsty Thursdays at the Depot- Music and BBQ

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