September/October 2019

Upcoming Events


  • Council Meeting:  Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.

  • Libertyville Childcare Open House:  Saturday, September 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Carry Out Supper:  Wednesday, October 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Halloween Events:  Saturday, October 26

  • Libertyville Trick or Treat:  Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.




Council Meeting

Please make plans to attend the next City Council meeting on October 8 at the Community

Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.  If you have an item you’d like added to the agenda, please

call City Hall prior to October 1.  The proposed agenda is posted on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.


Thank you

We would like to thank the volunteers who have been mowing the city parks and grounds.  We appreciate your willingness to step in and give so freely of your time.  The city looks wonderful!


Childcare Open House

Libertyville Childcare will hold their Open House on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm.  Come tour and see the transformation from Libertyville Elementary School to Libertyville Childcare!  Check out the new security system, fire alarms and sprinkler system.  Enjoy some cookies and punch and meet the staff.


Carry Out Supper

Faith Methodist Church in Libertyville will host a Carry Out Supper on Wednesday, October 2.  From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. you can enjoy beef burgers, BBQ pork, baked beans, coleslaw and bar cookies.  The free-will donation will support Libertyville’s Childcare Center.  Carry out or dine in will be available.  Don’t miss out on great food and fellowship in support of a good cause!




Halloween Events

The month of October kicks off with a Ghosts & Ghouls Craft “Spooktacular” fundraiser.  The crafting will begin at 1:00 p.m., October 5, at the Libertyville Childcare gym.  Cost is $25.00 per family.  Reservations are REQUIRED.  This is for any age of Ghosts or Ghouls but children must be accompanied by an adult.  Come get your Halloween scream on!!  Fundraiser is for the Libertyville Childcare.  Contact Nicole Roulet at 641.226.3213 or on Facebook for pictures, details and sign up.

Plan on spending Saturday, October 26 in Libertyville!  The Libertyville Fire Department will kick off the day with a breakfast from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Fire Station. 

Vendors will be featured from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Childcare gym.  (Vendors interested in setting up a 10x10 spot for $25 call Nicole Roulet).  A variety of goods will be for sale. 

A free-will offering lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Childcare Center. 

Then there is the fantastic haunting Halloween Parade sponsored by the Libertyville Community Center Committee!  The Fairfield Middle School marching band will perform.  Judging of costumes and floats is at 12:45 p.m. and the parade starts at 1:00 p.m. sharp from the Childcare Center.  Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!


Libertyville Trick or Treat

This year ghosts and goblins, princesses and superheroes will be trick or treating in Libertyville on Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Please leave your porch light on if you wish to receive visitors.


Council Member

At the September City Council meeting, members voted to appoint Bruce Moore to fill the vacant seat created by Dakota Fields’ resignation.  We welcome him to the council and appreciate his willingness to serve.


Tae Kwon Do Classes

You are invited to the Libertyville Childcare Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Rob Helmick is currently offering Tae Kwon Do classes for anyone age 5 to 85 (or older!).  There is a small fee for the classes, with special rates for families, siblings, etc.   Please contact Rob at 641.919.9744 for more information or to sign up.




Mayor & Council

Libertyville’s Mayor is Rodney Nelson.  Council Members are Tom Atwood, Bob Glass, Scott Roulet, Rebecca Miller and Bruce Moore.  City Clerk is Karen Blakley.  City Maintenance Manager is Mitch Carr.  Fire Chief is Gerrad Goodrich.  City Council meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Community Center at 6:30 p.m.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.




Please direct any comments, suggestions, corrections, and questions to City Hall at 641.693.3271.  You may also respond by mail to:  P.O. Box 225, Libertyville, IA  52567 or email at If you have something you’d like to have appear in the newsletter, please drop it off at City Hall, email or fax it to 641.693.4108.  Keep in mind that notices will appear in the newsletter one month ahead of schedule.  Please include your name and telephone number as we will not respond to anonymous comments.  Don’t forget our City Website at and our Facebook page at libertyvilleiowa.

Libertyville History

Did you know . . .


John Jewett was the first postmaster


Pror to July 4, 1842 Libertyville was known as "The Colony"


A blacksmith had his shop on the southwest corner of town


The first church, a brick building, was erected by the Methodists in 1846 at a cost of $500 on a hill south of town


The first pastor was the Reverend Mr. Airigto


In 1850 the Presbyterian Church was organized and a temporary building was used until 1857.  The first minister was the Reverend Mr. Caldwell who was here in 1855


The first school in 1843 was a one-room building.  Among the first teachers were William Young, John Garber and William Claridge. 





The history of Libertville, Iowa was taken from a 1942 Fairfield Ledger given to me by Mrs. George (Ethel) Schwartz.  Mrs. Eugene (Karen) Stump nee Karen Lou Rodibaugh.

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