"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from." Author Unknown
There's something about a small town, where you call your butcher and barber by their first names - and they know yours. Where the grade school, clinic and grocery store are just down the street. Where you can play a round of golf in the morning, go fishing and kayaking in the afternoon, and take a walk in the woods in the evening. Sound too good to be true? Come visit us. We'll show you where it's possible.
Shellsburg is home to one of the last remaining "ghost murals", but it is in danger of disappearing. A fundraising campaign, organized by Shellsburg Area Community Group (SACG), is underway. Click here to contribute to saving a piece of Shellsburg's cultural history.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Posted January 30, 2023 - The city is gathering information from select addresses regarding service lines to the home. If you received a letter from the city asking you to complete a survey, you can do that here if you choose. You can also return the survey by mail.
Posted July 29, 2023 - INVEST IN SHELLSBURG'S FUTURE
Support the Shellsburg area through the Community Endowment Fund. Shellsburg Area Community Group established the Shellsburg Area Community Endowment Fund with the Benton County Community Foundation to provide an avenue for charitable people to support community improvements for generations to come.
In simplest terms, endowment means to provide a forever source of income. This charitable fund ensures a permanent source of funding, meaning the dollars are invested and only the income from the fund is utilized, to support the Shellsburg community forever. Thanks to generous donations from SACG members, the fund established just a couple of months ago is already at nearly $10,000. Contributions to this fund will support future park improvements, economic development activities, trails, community beautification, local events, and much more! Gifts to the Shellsburg Area Community Endowment Fund are eligible to receive a 25% state tax credit through the Endow Iowa program. Your gift will also be eligible for federal deductions for charitable giving. Learn more about the fund or make a gift here.
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