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Apostolic Christian Church

Apostolic Christian Church
1401 20th Avenue
(515) 887-2058

Worship Service:
Sunday 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM


Peace Lutheran Church

Peace Lutheran Church
703 2nd Avenue SE
(515) 887-3261

Worship Service: Sunday 8:00 AM
Sunday School: following worship service


SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church
300 N. Broadway
Father Thomas Hart
(515) 887-3333 (rectory)

Mass: Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 PM


United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church
307 1st Avenue SW
Rev. Evelyn Lewiston
Parsonage Phone: (515) 887-6421
Church Phone: (515) 887-4422

Sunday School: 9:00 AM
Worship Service: Sunday 10:30 AM



The West Bend Fire Department is a volunteer fire department with 23 active members. The fire department is lead by a chief, assistant chief, and three captains. The volunteers have to participate in extensive training and over 450 hours of training is completed each year. They are trained in HazMat and Incident Command. The fire department is known for their longevity of their members, with 15 of the members having 10 or more years of service. They hold two meetings a month, one for training and one business meeting. The department also has their own Rescue Truck with Jaws of Life and Air Bags. They also have an ISO rating of 9, which is a very good rating for such a small town. Mutual Aid Agreements are also intact with Kossuth and Palo Alto County departments.

The Volunteer Ambulance Crew is also an important asset to West Bend. They offer a 24 hour, full-time transport service, and also Advanced Life Support. The crew consists of 21 members; 5 EMT-I's, 11 EMT-B's, 1 First Responder and 4 drivers that are certified in CPR. We again are fortunate to have such longevity in this crew with

over 128 years of combined experience. It says a great deal for such a small town to have so many caring individuals who put a lot of time and dedication into our community.

The West Bend Police Department employs one full-time Police Chief and one part-time police officer. West Bend prides itself in having 24 hour police protection for our citizens and many are businesses, making it a much safer community to live in.





West Bend has available Healthcare with its newly remodeled clinic. There is one doctor and one nurse practitioner employed at the clinic. West Bend also has available service of air flight and ambulance. The community is centrally located with seven hospitals within a one-hour commute.

The community of West Bend also values their well-trained and experienced rescue services of the West Bend Ambulance crew and the West Bend Fire Department. These services are on a volunteer basis and are committed to serving the community with dedicated individuals.

The physicians at the West Bend Medical Clinic provide continuous comprehensive, quality medical care to their patients. They offer a wide range of services such as Pediatric Care, Women's Health Care, Surgeries, Preventative Health Care, Allergy Care, Laboratory/X-Ray, and Adult/Adolescent General Care, just to name a few. The clinic is fully equipped and staffed to handle medical emergencies and to provide the best quality service with the knowledgeable staff on duty.

The West Bend Care Center is an intermediate care facility located in the northwest corner of West Bend. The facility has been serving the residents of West Bend and surrounding communities for over 30 years. Some of the services offered include 24 hour nursing care, physical rehabilitation, respite care, and meals on wheels. The West Bend Care Center is a 55-bed facility that offers a variety of rooms ranging from smaller private rooms to semi-private rooms to vary large private rooms. The loving staff consists of 40 employees within the six departments. Community support and involvement are very important to the care center and the residents that reside there.



West Bend Library

The Library is open 6 days a week, 43 hours a week and was certified at the highest level and is one of 168 certified libraries in the State of Iowa.

The Library has a large selection of adult fiction books and based on circulation and survey results, this is one of the more popular sections. The next most popular section would be the children's section, which contains a large amount of books, magazines, puppets, puzzles, tapes and book and tape combinations. The Library also provides a large quantity of videos for loan. They have over 700 videos and check out more than 16,000 per year. The Library's collection of books is over 15,000 and they currently subscribe to 70 periodicals and have over 950 audio selections. Their annual circulation is near 42,000. The per capita is 53.9.

The West Bend Library has 6 stations that are linked with Internet services, and these have been available to the public for more than 3 1/2 years. The library currently has over 250 patrons with computer cards, and the number continues to grow.

The West Bend Library has a meeting room available for public use and several local clubs and organizations use it on a regular basis. It is often used on a single use basis too, whether for hosting a shower or a congressional town meeting.



West Bend Chamber of Commerce
Linda Thul
Meeting Time: Monthly
1st Wednesday at 12 Noon
Place: Community Center

Mission Statement:  To serve our members and community as the leading force in preserving and encouraging growth and development in the West Bend area.

With over 40 members, the West Bend Chamber of Commerce works to promote area business and industry.  Members work together on committees to sponsor retail promotions and one of the area’s largest fireworks displays at their July 4th celebration.  Networking with other chamber members allows businesses to share ideas and opportunities for business and community growth.

American Legion
Marvin Struecker
Meeting Time: Monthly
1st Monday at 7:00 PM
Place: West Bend Community Center

American Legion Auxiliary
Norma Zinnel
Meeting Time: Twice a year
Place: Library
**No specific dates set for meetings**

Drama Club
Margaret Hartman
Meeting Time: Monthly
4th Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Place: Members' homes

Lion's Club
Charlie Cantrall
Meeting Time:  Twice Monthly
2nd Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and
4th Thursday at 6:45 a.m.
Place: Uptown Café

Historical Society
Pat Lauck
Meeting Time:  Monthly
3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Place:  West Bend Historical Museum

West Bend Economic Development
Darin Massner
Meeting Time: Quarterly
The Tuesday before the chamber meeting at 6:30 AM
Place: Uptown Café

West Bend Knights of Columbus
Mark Laubenthal
Meeting Time:  Monthly
4th Thursday, time varies
Place:  Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Hall


Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 366
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-2181
  City of West Bend
301 South Broadway
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-2181
  West Bend Econ Dev
311 2nd St SW
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-3264