Elma News

2024 Old Roundhouse Trail Days schedule

July 2, 2024

Taylor’s Flyer

‘Tossed and Found’ announces Charitable Grant recipients

June 11, 2024

Elma, IA.– The the Tossed & Found thrift store announced the recipients of its March …

Organization Of The Year: Elma Community Complex Committee

June 11, 2024

BY: PAIGE LUCAS TPD EDITOR ELMA – The Elma Community Complex Board (ECC) has been …

1) Final Phase of Elma Community Complex

June 11, 2024

The Elma Community Complex committee hopes to wrap up the project soon. Early June the …

Elma’s Railroad History

March 20, 2024

These photos are shared from the Elma history book, “Those Were the Days” which was …

Final Funds to Complete the Elma Community Complex

October 21, 2023

The Elma Community Complex project is close to wrapping up the project but is asking …

Former School Murals Incorporated into Building Exterior

July 10, 2023

Recently some of the murals from the former brick school building were incorporated into the …

Past Fundraisers for ECC

March 19, 2023

Fish Fry Fundraiser Planning Underway Plans are underway to have a Fish Fry Fundraiser on …

March 2023 Project Update

March 5, 2023

It is no secret that the Elma Community Complex (ECC) Project has been a rollercoaster …

ECC Making great progress but is not finished yet

September 14, 2022

The Elma Community Complex (ECC) is making great progress but is not finished yet! Library …

Post-Construction Delay Update

March 7, 2022

Progress continues on the Elma Community Complex (ECC)! Despite several construction delays, the project is …

Articles on Elma as a “Shrink Smart” community

February 25, 2022

Pat Kinney from iowawatch.org recently wrote a series of articles on Elma as a “Shrink …

ISU Associate Professor Tours Complex

December 2, 2021

Jennifer Drinkwater, an associate professor in Art & Visual Culture and the community arts specialist …

Our 1st Chili Cook-off Recap

November 22, 2021

Thank you to all who came and supported our 1st Chili Cook-off, lunch and silent …

Tours of new community room & library renovations progress

October 22, 2021

On Sunday October 17th the community was given the opportunity to tour the new community …

Public Open House for Naming of Multi-Purpose Room

October 18, 2021

The public was invited to the naming of the multi-purpose room and open house on …

Full Crowd at Benefit Concert

September 12, 2021

Over 1200 people filled the ball field in Elma Sunday night taking in Maddie Poppe …

Multi-Purpose Community Room Reno Wrapping Up

September 3, 2021

Renovations on the multi-purpose community room and city clerk’s office in the former gymnasium are …

Maddie Poppe & Danni Bilidt Johnston Concert

August 1, 2021

On Sunday September 5th the 2018 American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe will be taking the …

Library Receives $3,000 Grant

July 2, 2021

The Elma Public Library was greatly honored to be the recipient of a $3,000 grant …

Elma 1 of 26 recipients of the Rural Innovation Grant

June 21, 2021

The City of Elma was 1 of 26 recipients of the Rural Innovation Grant. This …

RHSHC Open House at the Elma Medical Clinic

June 11, 2021

On June 11th Regional Health Services of Howard County held an open house at the …

Elma Early Childhood Center Groundbreaking

June 7, 2021

This past week the Elma Early Childhood Center broke ground on their day care addition. …

Library Receives $60,000 Grant

May 15, 2021

The Elma Public Library was honored to receive a $60,000 grant award from the Roy …

December 2020 Progress Update

December 11, 2020

The Elma Community Complex committee is pleased with the progress of the project. The medical …

Mulitple Pledges Announced for Complex

October 2, 2020

The Elma Community Complex Committee is excited to announce Joe and Kathy Whitinger have graciously …

Governor Reynolds visits Elma

September 18, 2020

Governor Reynolds was in Elma for a round table discussion on the progress of the …

Progress Continues On The New Medical Clinic In Elma!

June 22, 2020

Regional Health Services of Howard County will be expanding its medical services to Elma by …

Medical Clinic on Busti Avenue is progressing

June 1, 2020

See these photos for the progress to date: 

Mayor Steven accepts grant for ECC Project Community Room

May 15, 2020

Tossed & Found thrift store in Elma awarded $500 to the ECC Project Community Room …