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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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Hydrant Flushing – End of June & 1st Part of July

June 25, 2024

The City of Lamont will be flushing water hydrants the end of June and first week of July, as weather permits. This is needed to help keep the water lines free of mineral deposits. You may experience some water discoloration during and immediately after the flushing. If you do, you need to run your water…

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2024-2025 Starmont Backpack & Supplies Project

June 25, 2024

The Backpack Project is a community outreach program being led by churches of Strawberry Point, Arlington, & Lamont.  Their goal is to help families in need get their children ready for school by providing the necessary school supplies. The program is for Starmont students, Preschool through 12th Grade.  Visit the Starmont Facebook page or website…

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Recycling Weeks Switching to the Opposite Week

March 28, 2024

               Beginning Wednesday, April 3rd, recycling week is switching to the opposite week.  Kluesner Sanitation will be picking up recycling on April 3, 17, May 1, 15, 29, June 12, 26, July 10, 24, August 7, 21, September 4, 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27, December 11, & 26. This is a permanent…

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Northeast Iowa Food Bank – June 26th beginning at 3:30 p.m.

February 22, 2024

NE Iowa Food Bank is June 26th 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. 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 to get it replaced at no charge.

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11:30 am Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Jul 19 @ 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
6:30 pm Grace UMC Vacation Bible School @ Grace United Methodist Church
Grace UMC Vacation Bible School @ Grace United Methodist Church
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
Vacation Bible School is July 23-25 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  The theme is “Faith on the Farm”.  Please invite your children, grandchildren, and neighbor kids.  Must be potty trained.  Age 3 thru 6th grade. …
3:30 pm Mobile Food Pantry
Mobile Food Pantry
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm
Northeast Iowa Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry, starting at 3:30 p.m. 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…

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