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Welcome to Lamont, Iowa

Lamont (pop. 429) is located in the northeast corner of Buchanan County and is known as the "West Gateway to Backbone State Park" (Iowa's first state park).

Lamont is home to several businesses including a local bank, post office, insurance office, bar & grill, car wash, convenience store, Dairy Sweet plus more.

The Common Grounds Coffee House, operated by local volunteers, is open from 6-9 a.m. Monday - Saturday for coffee and rolls.  They offer a noon lunch special on Wednesdays, carryout only, between 11:00-12:00. Sign up Friday before.  Take a break at the beautiful Gazebo Park right next door.

The Boy Scout Park has many amenities including a tennis and basketball court, a campground with electrical hookups, and playground equipment.  The Scout House, with a kitchen and fireplace, along with an adjoining gazebo and picnic tables make this a perfect place to rent for family events.

Located along the Lamont Creek in the heart of Lamont the picturesque City Park is home to a rare soldier monument from the Civil War, a shelter, and playground equipment.

The Lamont Museum is located in a restored downtown bank building.  Built in 1910, it features characteristics from that era including oak woodwork, tin ceilings, tile, and hardwood floors.  The museum is two floors full of rich history including military, farming, school, and St. Mary's Church.  The museum added a one-room school house right out the back door of the museum to display the Lamont School memorabilia.  In December of 2021, the museum purchased the Lamont Masons building, it is now the Museum Annex building. This is the oldest building on Bush Street and one of the few surviving buildings in the county built in the Boom style architecture.

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Spring Clean Up Day is Saturday, April 6th

February 22, 2024

All items must be placed at the curb prior to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6th but not before Monday, April 1st for Kluesner Sanitation to pick up.  Trucks will not loop back around to pick up items placed out after the truck has passed a location.  Items not picked up must be removed from…

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Lamont Community Club Easter Egg Hunt

February 22, 2024

Lamont Community Club Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at Lamont Scout Park, 405 Concord Street, beginning at 1:00 pm for ages 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny.

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Northeast Iowa Food Bank – February 28th beginning at 3:30 p.m.

February 22, 2024

NE Iowa Food Bank is February 28th beginning at 3:30 pm at the Lamont Fire Station, 644 Bush Street, Lamont, IA. Drive-thru in the alley behind City Hall; enter from Albert Street by the American Legion building. Please bring your big banana boxes back for packing.

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Garbage & Recycling Carts

January 17, 2024

Please remove garbage & recycling carts promptly after collection so not in the way of snow removal. Also, remember to set carts 3-4 feet apart or better yet, set one on each side of the driveway for easier access to pick up and dump.  If you have a broken lid, contact City Hall at 563-924-2194…

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City Burn Site – Open April – November by appointment only.

September 26, 2023

City Burn Site is open from April to November by appointment only.  To schedule, call Paul Lincoln, Public Works Director at 924-2068. Vegetative debris only.  NO paper products, plastics, metals, garbage, trash or any other non-vegetative debris. All vegetative debris must be taken to City Burn Site located at 3297 135th Street (aka County Road…

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11:30 am Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Mar 8 @ 11:30 am
Lamont Senior Meals will be held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.  Call Paula Harvey at 563-924-2194 by 9:00 a.m. Wednesday to sign up.  Cost is $4.00
4:30 pm Lamont Legion Fish Supper @ Loren Foster American Legion & Auxiliary Post #346
Lamont Legion Fish Supper @ Loren Foster American Legion & Auxiliary Post #346
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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