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Ringgold County


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Welcome to Ellston, Iowa


Aug 18: Grand River Rodeo, 7PM Mutton Bustin, 8PM Rodeo

Aug 26: Saturday, Ayr Days, Mt Ayr, 8AM Run, 10AM Parade, 2PM Pedal Pull, 4PM Bags Tournament, 6PM Hypnotist, 7-10PM Tyler Folkert Music

Aug 27: Sunday, 3-7PM, Tingley Ice Cream Social & Burgers, Pie & Ice Cream Contests, Live Music, Car Show

Aug 31: Thursday, Concert with Donny Brewer and Bryton Stoll, Sun Valley Clubhouse, Parrot Head sponsor

Sept 2: Saturday, The Red Dirt Renegades Music, Sun Valley Clubhouse

Sept 3 & 4: Sunday & Monday, Diagonal Labor Day Celebration

Sept 8: Friday, Lobster Boil, The Sinclair Brothers Band, Sun Valley Clubhouse

Sept 10: Sunday, Hopeville Music Festival, 11AM-5PM, Hopeville Park, Cribbage Tournament at Noon, bring lawn chair.

Sept 15: Mt Ayr Homecoming

Sept 16: Saturday, Ellston Party in Park, 5PM-8PM free-will walking tacos, Galen Briggs Family Bluegrass Band, kid games, make apple cider, bring lawn chair & dancing shoes

Oct 7: Grand River Fall Fest, Community Center dinner, door prizes, & auction

Oct 28: Tingley Halloween Night

Ellston American Legion

105 Main Street, Ellston, IA


Everyone is welcome!

Wed, Thurs, Fri Morning@Legion


Coffee, Pop, & Chatter

Wed & Thurs Nights@Legion

Sandwiches & drinks


Email ecrevel@live.com for specials & events

RENT Ellston American Legion Building

Call Janet@402-707-7000

Or Liz@641-344-3374

Ellston Businesses Area Businesses Restaurants

Email Angie Hynek, hytreefarm@hotmail.com to post items on ellston.org

NERA is collecting local history artifacts to create an archive, housed at the Ellston Public Library. Help preserve our local history, the story of our people, schools, churches, organizations, celebrations, and businesses. NERA has purchased a bookshelf with files that will enable storage of newspaper clippings, programs, and photos. The Ellston Public Library is a climate controlled repository that keeps regular hours for access. Please consider donating information. Bring items to the Ellston Church, or a NERA member. Not limited to Ellston, Sun Valley, Beaconsfield, Grand River, and Tingley: Plats,

Telephone Books, Maps,

History Books of Ringgold County,Town History/Centennial Books, Cemetery Books, Newspaper Clippings,

Obituaries/Funeral Programs, Wedding/Anniversary, Clippings-photos-programs, Community event, programs-photos,

School clippings-photos-yearbooks, Church clippings-photos-programs,

Business clippings-photos,

Family histories-photos-clippings, Diaries, Scrapbooks

Ellston’s Little Library “FREE” for readers!

Enjoy the Little Library and reading bench on Main Street Ellston & at the Sun Valley Lake Beach. Take a book, read it, and pass it on to someone else...all for free!

Brought to you by NERA . Northeast Ringgold County Alliance. Foundation . Established in 2008 . Serving residents in Northeast Ringgold County . Iowa