City of Guthrie Center
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June 23, 2018 - August 5, 2018 - Mary J Barnett Library

Our love of sports begins in our hometowns. We play them on ball fields and sandlots, on courts and on ice, in parks and playgrounds, even in the street. From pick-up games to organized leagues, millions of Americans of all ages play sports.  

If we’re not playing sports, we’re watching them. We sit in the stands and root for the local high school team, or gather on the sideline and cheer on our sons and daughters as they take their first swing or score their first goal. Hometown sports are more than just games—they shape our lives and unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. The essential qualities of sports – competition, fair play, and the zeal to win – embody the American spirit.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America demonstrates how our hometown sports energize the community, instill pride in it, and create a bond that is passed from one generation to the next. High school football and basketball games generate hometown passion and loyalty. Little League baseball games teach youngsters the fundamentals of fair play. Adult softball and bowling leagues keep us connected to the games we enjoyed in our youth. On a broader level, university and professional teams stir our support and make lifelong, dedicated fans out of many of us.

Our connection to sports spans generations. For much of our lives, sports and hometown teams play a big role in defining who we are. And today, Americans today have a wider selection of sports to play and watch than ever before.  

Aquatic Center - 332-2989

Utility Billing Inquiries - 332-2190

City Clerk/Administrator - 332-2190

Zoning Questions- 332-2190

Please be sure to visit this schedule often as it is still a work in progress!

Schedule of Events:

June 23 - August 5

Hours:  Mon-Thurs 12 pm to 6 pm, Fri & Sat 9 am to 4 pm, 

Sun 1-4 pm

Free Admission

June 23 - 10:30 am - Ribbon cutting program - Mayor Dennis Kunkle and AC/GC Pep Band

11 am - 1 pm - Tailgate Party

                11 am - 1 pm - Coach's Forum featuring Bart Smith, Steve Smith, Ray Svendson, and Joe Rasmussen

  Noon to 2 pm - Jim Flanery, Creighton girls baseketball coach will join forum.    

June 30 - Iowa State University Day 

                11 am - 1 pm - Tailgate Party with Merv Krakau (Buffalo Bills), Len Snyder (baseball player), Ryan Sloth (Iowa Barnstormers), B.J. McClellan, along with ISU cheerleaders and other ISU athletes.

Cy will be here for pictures and fun.

July 5 - 6 pm - Six on Six Musical (AC/GC High School)

July 6 - 3 pm - Karen Mason from Iowa Women's Archives presentation "Girls 6 on 6 Basketball"

             6pm - Six on Six Musical (AC/GC High School)

July 7 - All School Reunion Parade, "Hometown Teams" window displays

July 8 - 2 pm - Six on Six Musical (AC/GC High School)

July 14 - Baseball Day

               11 am - 1 pm - Tailgate Party, Cubbie from the Iowa Cubs will present for photos and fun.

               10:30 am - Barry Monaghan and his collection featuring Milwaukee Brave and New York Giants memorialbilia

     11 am - 1 pm Bill Krejci, USA Baseball, National Team Advisor, Baseball player NWMSU and coach to several major league players

                11 am - 1 pm - Alan Mahaffey, former player for the Twins

                1-4 pm - John Liepa Baseball card collection including 217 Iowans who played in Major Leagues.  Presentation at 2 pm.

July 17 - 5-8 pm - Dan Gable will be present for a meet and greet.

July 21 - University of Iowa day 

                11 am - 1 pm Tailgate Party and games

                12:30 pm - 2 pm - Kent Stephenson, former Iowa coach for 18 years.

July 28 - River Ruckus in town.  Displays will be availabe for viewing

August 4 - Other Iowa Schools and Athletes

                11 am - 1 pm Tailgate Party

69.11  SNOW REMOVAL.  During snow events, when plowing will be necessary, the City will implement an Emergency Parking Ban.  No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any residential street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during an Emergency Parking Ban.  An Emergency Parking Ban shall be defined as commencement of the fall of snow and accumulation of such snow to a depth of two (2) or more inches and/or accumulation of ice covering the entire surface of streets. 


1.         A snow emergency parking ban shall continue until the snow has ceased to fall and has been removed or plowed from said street, alley or parking area. 

2.         All motor vehicles and vehicles of any other kind shall be removed from residential and/or commercial streets during an Emergency Parking Ban and/or when snow removal operations are in progress and before such operations have resulted in the removal or clearance of snow from the City streets.  Any City Official may direct motor vehicles of any kind to be removed from City streets. 

3.         The vehicles shall be removed and not left standing or parked on the streets, as provide above, in order to facilitate snow removal.  Snow removal shall include the action of any and all snow equipment necessary to remove snow from the City streets to provide access and proper use of said streets.

 Vehicles left standing or parked in violation of this Chapter may be towed at the owner’s expense, may be fined, or both.

 Penalties.  Vehicles left standing or parked in violation of this Chapter shall be fined in accordance in Chapter 70.03


136.03  REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS  Within ten (10) hours after the accumulation of snow and ice, property owner's must remove such snow and ice from sidewalks.  If not, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.  (Chp 136.03)