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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Extended: Fox Creek Splash Pad Open Through Sept. 25

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Waukee's Fox Creek Splash Pad will extend to be open through Wednesday, Sept. 25 due to predicted temperatures above 70 degrees through that date. The daily September hours for Fox Creek Splash Pad are 11 am. to 6:30 p.m. In the case of inclement weather,...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Waukee Newsletter Wins 3CMA Silver Circle Award

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The City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) announced the 2019 winners of its national Savvy Awards Competition during a ceremony at the Hilton Denver City Center - Denver, CO on Thursday, Sept. 5. The City of Waukee was the Silver C...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Register to Vote at the Library

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Before you head to the ballot box, make sure you’re registered! Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 is National Voter Registration Day, and the Waukee Public Library is ready to register voters. The library is set up throughout the month of September with v...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Waukee Homecoming Parade Planned for Sept. 26

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The Waukee Community School District’s Homecoming parade will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Streets along the parade route will be closed from 5:30-7 p.m. The route will go from Vince Meyer Learning Center up 6th Street, then Ashworth Dri...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Waukee Mayor Bill Peard Not Seeking Reelection

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Long-time Waukee Mayor Bill Peard recently announced that he will not seek reelection for another term. Mayor Peard has served as Mayor of the City for 14 years! Mayor Bill Peard served two terms as a Waukee City Councilmember prior to becoming Waukee May...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Fire Department Hiring for Several Positions

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The Waukee Fire Department is currently seeking candidates for full-time and part-time positions. Some positions require previous experience and certifications. However, the department is also willing to train new part-time recruits.

Applications will be a...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

City Hall Public Entrances and Parking Reopened

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The front (north) public entrances and parking areas reopened at Waukee City Hall, following months of demolition and construction at the facility. Citizens can again access City Hall from the north, park in the front lot and enter through the main entran...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Waukee Police Department to Offer Annual Citizens Academy

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The Waukee Police Department is proud to continue its Citizens Academy to Waukee business partners and residents. The Citizens Academy classes will take place on Thursday evenings from October 24, 2019 through January 9, 2020. The 30-hour block of instruc...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

See "Hidden Figures" at Movies in the Park

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Enjoy another one of Hollywood’s biggest hits under the stars on Friday, Sept. 20 at dusk (approx. 7:15 p.m.) at Centennial Park. Waukee Parks & Recreation and the Park Board will present Hidden Figures (PG) as the next Movie in the...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Waukee Police Encourage Residents to Lock Up at Night

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Following a string of burglaries in the Des Moines Metro area, the Waukee Police Department is encouraging residents to lock up property at night. Many of the recent burglaries have involved vehicles left outside, unlocked. Don't forget to lock up those v...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Work on Westown Meadows Park Progresses

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Waukee's new Westown Meadows Park, located at 2445 SE Willowbrook Drive, is starting to take shape. Crews have been working hard throughout the summer to bring this new amenity to the Waukee community. The park will feature playground equipment, swings, w...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Empty Your Pool and Spa with Care

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This is it - the end of the summer and time to empty the pool until next year. Chlorine and other chemicals used to keep your pool or spa clean cause BIG problems for fish and other aquatic life. Follow these steps to avoid compromising water downstream.

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the Waukee Public Library, the American Library Association and libraries across the country unite in a national effort to ensu...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Waukee PD Promotes Murra, Welcomes New Officers

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Waukee Police Officer Brian Murra was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He took his Oath of Office on Monday, Aug. 12. Sgt. Murra was well-known for his impact as a School Resource Officer at Waukee High School and has served as an overall import...

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See photos from the ceremony. Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Election Filing Period Opens Monday, Aug. 26

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The 2019 City/School Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Waukee residents interested in running for one of two Waukee City Council positions or the seat of Mayor are welcome to submit affidavits and nomination petitions beginning August 26. These posit...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Greater Iowa Credit Union to Sponsor Waukee’s Miracle League Field

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The City of Waukee and the Waukee Betterment Foundation are proud to announce that Greater Iowa Credit Union will be the sole naming rights sponsor of Waukee’s Miracle League™ ball field which is slated to open in 2022. Greater Iowa Cr...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

City of Waukee Finalizes New Comprehensive Plan

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Waukee has transformed from a small bedroom community (in 1999, the population was 5,076) to a city with a current estimated population of 22,810 (U.S. Census Bureau), following 10.3 percent growth in 2018. As that upward trend is expected to continue, th...

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View the complete Imagine Waukee 2040 documents! Waukee City Newsfeed
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Waukee Public Library Art Gallery to Open June 4

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The Waukee Public Library is adding a new amenity to its building – an art gallery, set to open on June 4, 2019. The Waukee Public Library Art Gallery, located inside the library’s public Coal Mine Meeting Room, is a space to display r...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Consumer Fireworks Use Permitted July 3 & 4 Only

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As a reminder, the Waukee City Council amended the fireworks ordinance in August 2017 to permit legal fireworks use within the Waukee city limits only on July 3 and 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on those respective days. Exploding or dischargi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Metro Area Libraries Partner to Offer “Sensory Friendly” Times

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Several Des Moines Metro area libraries are teaming up to offer Sensory Spaces, which are designated hours for individuals and families to enjoy a sensory-free experience in the libraries. The Des Moines Public Library’s Forest Avenue and East S...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fleet Farm to Open New Store in Waukee's Kettlestone Development

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Fleet Farm announced plans to open a new store in Waukee as part of the company’s plans to nearly double its store presence by 2023. The new store will be the company’s sixth Iowa store; Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids stores are opening ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Eric Kress Named Waukee’s 2018 Citizen of the Year

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Waukee Mayor Bill Peard has named local leader and community activities enthusiast Eric Kress Waukee’s 2018 Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year honor is given each year to an exemplary resident who represents the true spirit of community service....

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Waukee Library to Offer Free Conversational English Sessions

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The Waukee Public Library will soon begin offering free Conversational English sessions. Beginning Thursday, April 4, Conversational English will be held at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. The sessions will be guided by a trained ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Waukee Library and Historical Society Announce 2019 Local History Series

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The Waukee Public Library and the Waukee Area Historical Society (WAHS) are partnering again to host the popular Local History Series. Throughout the year, the two organizations will present historical information on specific topics related to Waukee and ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Now Hiring for 2020 Census Jobs

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Waukee residents, the U.S. Census is hiring! You have the chance to participate in the 2020 Census by becoming a temporary census taker, field supervisor, recruiting assistant, office clerk or office operations supervisor. Apply today!

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