City accepting applications for Public Works Employee


The City of Prairie City, IA (pop. 1,680) is accepting application for a fulltime Public Works Employee. Responsibilities include water and wastewater operations, park, cemetery, storm sewer, and street maintenance.  Must be able to secure Iowa Grade II Water Operator and Grade II Wastewater Operator certifications.  Post-offer physical and drug test required.  Application and resume may be sent to:  City of Prairie City, PO Box 607, Prairie City, Iowa 50228 or emailed to by 4 p.m. on September, 30, 2016. AA/EOE/ADA

The job description and application are available at


City accepting applications for City Clerk-Treasurer


The City of Prairie City, IA (pop 1,680) is accepting applications for a fulltime City Clerk-Treasurer. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to performing a variety of complex, specialized, and fund accounting, financial, budgetary, and administrative duties which require accuracy, proficiency, confidentiality and limited independent judgment. Must possess associate’s degree in accounting, finance or public administration and at least three (3) years of experience. Salary depends on qualifications. Post-offer physical and drug test required. Application and resume can be mailed to City of Prairie City, 203 E Jefferson, PO Box 607 Prairie City, IA 50228 or emailed to by 4 p.m. on September, 30, 2016. AA/EOE/ADA

The job description and application are available at

Prairie City Police Department Bulletin

Celebrate the End of Summer by Saving Lives
August 23-September 5, 2016

PRAIRIE CITY, IOWA.  Summer is coming to an end, and before we know it, school will be starting and Labor Day will be here.  There will be last minute family vacations, shopping trips, and end-of-summer celebrations, which mean more people will be traveling on Iowa roadways.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) warns that some of those drivers may be driving impaired, and that puts anyone who is sharing the roadway with them at a higher risk of being involved in a crash. In an effort to remove these dangerous drivers, there will be a noticeable increase in traffic enforcement across Iowa from August 23 – September 5, 2016.

Almost one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States and Iowa involve drunk drivers.  That means an average of 10,000 people in the United States have died needlessly every year since 2010. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 28 people, nationwide, die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes.  During the 2014 (the last year statistics are available) Labor Day holiday weekend, 40 percent of the fatalities in traffic crashes involved drunk drivers, which was the highest percentage in over five years.

In contrast, the simple act of wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing a driver or passenger can do to protect themselves in a crash.  A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report shows that seat belts save over 13,000 lives per year.  That is more than the population of most Iowa towns, and it only takes approximately four seconds to buckle up.

This Labor Day holiday and every day, buckle up and don’t drive drunk.  Working together, we can help keep people safe on our roads!