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Posted on: May 24, 2018

New U.S. Census Numbers Show Nine Percent Growth for Waukee

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New population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates Waukee’s population on July 1, 2017 was 20,649 residents. Between 2016 and 2017, the City of Waukee’s population increased by nine percent. This is the highest percentage of growth by any De...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Speed Limit in Alice's Road Construction Zone Drops to 25 mph

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Due to construction, the speed limit on the stretch of Alice's Road from SE Olson Drive to NE Horizon Drive is now 25 mph. This speed limit will be posted and enforced throughout the entirety of Phase 5 of this project.

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

All City Buildings Closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day

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All City of Waukee buildings will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. This includes the Waukee Public Library, which will also be closed Sunday, May 27 as summer hours begin.

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Delayed for Memorial Day Week

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Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection will be delayed one day due to Memorial Day. Yard waste will be picked up after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Garbage and recycling pick-up will occur on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule during Memorial Day Week.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

National Public Works Week Celebrates Community

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In accordance with with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services will be honored during National Public Works Week, May 20-26, 2018. 

Public work...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

South Middle Schoolers Raise Money for Police Bike

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Students at Waukee's South Middle School raised $700 to help the Waukee Police Department purchase a new bicycle for its Bike Patrol unit. Sixth-grader Wrye Downs led the charge for this fundraising initiative. He said he was looking for a way to do somet...

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See more photos from this project! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Elementary Students Get (and Give) Lessons About Stormwater Management

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Waukee City staff members recently listened to presentations at Grant Ragan Elementary about stormwater management, pollution and pollinators. This was the culmination of an ongoing partnership between Katie Johnson’s second grade class and Waukee Stormwa...

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See photos from the presentations! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 30, 2018

"Turbo" to Kick Off Movies in the Park Friday, June 1

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Enjoy the sixth year of Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars with Movies in the Park! Provided by the Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and the Park Board, Movies in the Park is FREE and provides an abundance of family fun. 

Turbo (PG) ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Waukee’s Kettlestone Development Now Open for Fishing

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City of Waukee staff members have been working closely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide accessible, quality fishing opportunities in the Waukee community.

“Fishing is a gateway activity for families to spend time together and ...

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See a map of the pond locations. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Nearly 160 Tons of Materials Collected During Spring Clean-Up

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During the 2018 Spring Clean-Up Week, Waukee residents put a total of 156 tons of unwanted materials on the curbs. Garbage provider ASI reported a vast array of items picked up from televisions and carpets to mattresses and even pianos. Waukee residents a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City of Waukee Maintains Strong Credit Ratings in Moody's Reports

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Moody’s Investors Service announced that the City of Waukee general obligation credit rating will stay at Aa2, to which the City was upgraded in 2017. This rating allows the City to receive more competitive interest rates for repayment of debt. ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Represent Waukee in the Summer Breeze Run - Battle of the 'Burbs

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Bragging rights are on the line in this friendly rivalry between the cities of Waukee, Clive and West Des Moines with 100 percent of all proceeds benefiting those communities.

Join the fun along this scenic race route that is quickly becoming a favorite of...

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Learn more and register! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 14, 2018

110 Pounds of Medication Collected at PD's Drug Take-Back Event

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On April 28, the Waukee Police Department opened its doors for four hours on a Saturday as part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Waukee residents dropped off 110 pounds of unwanted or expired medication; the drugs were then disposed ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2018

Temporary Northbound Lane Closure Planned on Grand Prairie Parkway

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A portion of the northbound, outside lane of Grand Prairie Parkway will close beginning Monday, July 14 in order to complete paving of an entrance immediately north of SE Kettlestone Blvd. This portion  is about 200 feet in length. The closure is...

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See map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Library Will Rock With Summer Reading Program

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“Rock & Read” at the Waukee Public Library this summer! All ages of children, teens and adults can read or listen to books and earn prizes from June 1-July 31 with the annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme – “Rock & Read” – is focused o...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Two New Appointments Made to Waukee City Boards

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard recently made two new appointments to the City of Waukee's volunteer boards and commissions to fill previous vacancies. 

Long-time Waukee resident Kathryn Sandie (left) was appointed to the Planning & Zoning Commission....

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Learn more about City boards and commissions. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Celebrate Waukee Festival Line-Up Set for June 2nd

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The annual Celebrate Waukee festival, presented by the citizen-run Waukee Community Festivals Committee, will be held this year on Saturday, June 2. All festival activities will take place in Waukee’s Centennial Park.

“We are excited fo...

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Posted on: April 28, 2018

Outdoor Safety and Courtesy Reminders for Springtime

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Spring weather brings an increase in pedestrians and cyclists to Waukee trails, parks and streets. Here are some safety and courtesy tips to keep everyone safe and happy!

Motorists: 

  • Slow down or stop at intersections and trail crossings. ...
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Read more about Iowa Bike Safety. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Alice's Road Phase 5 Construction Now Underway

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The roadway contractor for Phase 5 of the Alice's Road widening project will begin work on April 30, 2018. This work will entail essential clearing of trees and shrubs adjacent to the roadway. No closures of the travel lanes are planned at this time, howe...

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Stay up-to-date on this project! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: April 27, 2018

2018 Waukee State of the City Recap

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Waukee, Iowa Mayor Peard delivered the 2018 Waukee State of the City address on April 26, 2018 at a luncheon hosted by the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce. To see the slides from this presentation, click here!

Three videos accompanied the presentation. The...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Alice's Road Phase 5 Construction to Begin Soon

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Construction for Phase 5 of the Alice's Road widening project is expected to begin in late April/early May 2018. This phase consists of 0.8 miles of road from SE Olson Drive to NE Horizon Drive. Crews are constructing underground utilities (storm sewer, w...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Erna Morain Named Waukee’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard recently announced that long-time resident and community advocate Erna Morain was selected from a pool of nominations as Waukee’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year honor is given each year to an exemplary ...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

HIRTA Seeking Public Transportation Input

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Did you know HIRTA Public Transit provides door-to-door services to Waukee residents? All rides are open to the general public, including persons with disabilities. Those in need of a ride can call 1-877-686-0029 or visit HIRTApublictransit.com. Rides are...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Waukee Railroad Pergola Installation Now Complete

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On March 27, more than 200 project supporters and citizens celebrated the installation of Waukee Railroad Pergola: In the Shadow of the Rails at the Waukee Trailhead of the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

Following the ribbon cutting on the 27th, the ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Police Department Names Officer of the Year

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During a ceremony held Monday, Mar. 26, Susan Kies was named the Waukee Police Department's 2017 Officer of the Year. Officer Kies received the Officer of the Year honor for her dedicated leadership, service and spirit.

Officer Kies assists with training o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Waukee City Council Passes FY 2019 Budget and Reduces Property Tax Rate

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The Waukee City Council unanimously approved the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The budget is a reflection of the Waukee Mayor and City Council’s Vision and Priorities and serves as the major policymaking tool of the organization....

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Register for Spring/Summer Parks & Recreation Programs NOW!

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The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department has a great spring and summer filled with programs, activities, trips and festivals! Highlights include:

  • Waukee’s popular festivals/events such as the March 31 Easter Egg Hunt, free Movies in the Park and the an...
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Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Passes Home Rule 50th Anniversary Proclamation

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The City of Waukee joined cities from across the state of Iowa to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Home Rule Amendment to Iowa’s State Constitution by passing a proclamation stating, “Home Rule is essential to effective and respon...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Waukee Fire Department Welcomes Josh Seddon to the Full-Time Team

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The Waukee Fire Department recently hired a "new" full-time firefighter/paramedic. The position is new, but Josh is no stranger to the department; he has been a paid on-call member of the Waukee Fire Department since 2012. Now he will respond to...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Winter Reading Program Wraps Up With Great Success

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The Waukee Public Library wrapped up its Winter Reading Program on January 31. 106 kids and 43 adults participated in the reading and rewards program, themed "Shake, Rattle and Read.” The participating kids logged more than 34,000 minutes, ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

City Planner Helps Guide Students to "Future City" Success

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Five 7th grade students from Waukee South Middle School recently competed in the national "Future City" competition. Future City is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) based, competition for which students create a city t...

See how they did!

Learn more about Future City! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Fire Department Names Firefighter and Medic of the Year

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During the Waukee Fire Department's annual dinner, Chandler Thayer was named the 2017 Firefighter of the Year. Eric Wallace was named the 2016 Medic of the Year.

Chandler Thayer has been a member of the Waukee Fire Department since June 2016. He was named ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Application Process Changes for Block Party Permits

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Are you looking ahead to warmer months and thinking about hosting a block party for your neighborhood? If so, the City has some information to share regarding recent changes to the block party permit application process. 

Applications can be found...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Mayor Peard Makes 11 Board and Commission Appointments

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The City of Waukee board and commission appointees for 2018 are as follows: 

  • Board of Adjustment: Juan Garcia
  • Board of Appeals: Travis Wuebker
  • CEDAC: Terry Lutz, Tara Elkin and Tricia Janes
  • Park Board: Matt Hackett, Robin Spear and Duwayne Fink
  • Planni...
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Learn more about City boards and commissions! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Three City Council Members Sworn In at January 2nd Meeting

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Incumbent City Councilmembers Anna Bergman and Charlie Bottenberg as well as new City Councilmember Courtney Clarke each took the Oath of Office at the January 2, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting. Mayor Bill Peard administered the oaths, kicking off new ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Waukee Issued 1,005 Building Permits in 2017

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Both economic development and residential construction continue to thrive in Waukee. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,005 building permits in 2017.

The valuation of the building permits issued by the City in 2017 tot...

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Learn more about Waukee economic development! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Fridley Theatres Breaks Ground on One-of-a-Kind Multiplex

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Fridley Theatres, a movie theatre company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, recently broke ground on its newest theatre, the “Palms Theatre”. The new state-of-the-art theatre will be located between NE Westgate Drive and NE Dartmoor Drive in Waukee. Repr...

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View 360-degree draft renderings of theatre! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Reminder: Fireworks Usage Only Permitted in Waukee July 3-4

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In many cities in Iowa, fireworks usage is permitted December 10-January 3. However, in accordance with the City of Waukee's fireworks ordinance:

No person shall use, explode or discharge any consumer fireworks on days other than July 3-4, all dates inclus...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Carroll Hired as Golf Course Superintendent

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The City of Waukee is pleased to have Joe Carroll on board as the new Golf Course Superintendent at Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course. Carroll is already busy managing the day-to-day golf course maintenance. He is in charge of turf management including ch...

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Learn more about Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Waukee Police Officers Serve 17 Kids Through 2017 Shop With a Cop

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The Waukee Police Department participated in its annual Shop With a Cop program on Saturday, Dec. 9. There were 17 local children who were each assigned an officer with which to shop. The Police and Fire Departments cooked breakfast for participants. Then...

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See more photos from the event. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Waukee Library First in State to Provide Free Digital Access to School District

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The Waukee Public Library is pleased to announce its partnership with the Waukee Community School District to provide complete, free digital access to all the library’s online resources to students and teachers in the district.

Waukee is the first library ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

City and School District Embark on Joint High School and Sports Complex

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The Waukee City Council approved purchase agreements on a total of 160 acres of land north of Hickman Road and east of 10th Street in Waukee. The purchase agreements are integral in the efforts to build both a second high school within the Waukee Communit...Read on...

Click to see site location on larger map. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Waukee Scout Installs Little Free Libraries in Three Parks

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Waukee Boy Scout Carter Moseley recently finished building and installing Little Free Libraries at three of Waukee's parks - Centennial Park, Grant Park and Triangle Park. This project, thought up as one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout, took ...

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See photo gallery from Triangle Park installation. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Hires First IT Director

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The City is pleased to have Son Le on board as the new IT Director. Son is already busy working on IT support, rebuilding the network infrastructure and enhancing the City’s technology needs.

Son previously worked as an Information Security Analy...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Waukee Development Quarterly Update - July 2017

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With population growing by an estimated three people per day, it is no surprise that development was also booming in Waukee in 2016. The City of Waukee’s Development Services Department issued a total of 1,124 building permits in 2016 – nearly a 25 percen...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

City of Waukee Embarks on “Imagine Waukee 2040” Planning Process

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The City of Waukee launched “Imagine Waukee 2040”, a process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range document addressing goals and policies for land use, housing, parks and open space, economic development and trans...

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Subscribe to receive updates on this process! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 9, 2016

Waukee Middle School Salutes Public Safety Officials

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In response to the tragic deaths of Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, more than 700 students from Waukee Middle School saluted police and fire/EMS personnel on November 9th. The students walked from school...Read on and see photos...

See photos from the event. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Waukee Public Library Receives State Library of Iowa Accreditation

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Waukee Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing ...Read on...

Accreditation and Standards Information Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Eagle Scout Project Brings American Flag Drop Box to the City

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There’s now an easy way to properly dispose of worn or damaged American flags in Waukee. Gavin McKibben from Boy Scout Troop 182 recently completed his Eagle Scout service project in partnership with his troop’s sponsor, the Waukee American Legion. On occ...Read on...

See photos! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: July 7, 2015

Waukee Named a Best Town for Families

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Family Circle, a home and family magazine, recently conducted a study to find the best towns for families in 2015 – and Waukee made the cut.

Family Circle examined cities from across the United States, and based its list on the following criteria:
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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Mayor Peard Recognizes Randy Jensen and Jim Miller for Trailhead Fundraising

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At the Monday, Oct. 3 Waukee City Council meeting, Randy Jensen and Jim Miller were recognized by Mayor Bill Peard for their vision and fundraising efforts for the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead Art Project. The team, led by Jensen and Miller, raised $1.1...Read on...

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