CURRENT COMMUNITY CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
We have attempted to list all the civic organizations. If we have forgotten you, be sure to let us know so that we can add your information.
4-H Club – The Union Busy Bees 4-H Club started in the early 1950’s. Members are from the Marble Rock, Rockford and Rudd areas. The 4-H Club is co-ed with members from 4th grade through seniors in high school. Members are very active in the community. The landscaping and renovation of the service club sign east of Marble Rock was completed in 2003. Our annual fund-raiser is a bake sale during Marble Rock Fun Days in August. Meetings are held monthly in the Marble Rock United Methodist Church. If you are interested in joining 4-H, contact Dan Staudt at 641.397.2651.
Alumni Association – The first graduates from Marble Rock High School received their diplomas in 1887. The last in 1958 when the school combined with Rudd and Rockford, and the High School was moved to Rockford.
Addresses of all living members are maintained by the association and a picnic-reunion is held each year the second Sunday in August. In addition to the graduates, anyone interested is invited to attend. If you are interested pictures or a list of the graduates, they are included on the DVD "Marble Rock and The People". Click on the "CD & DVD" Page. Address questions via e-mail to Alumni Association
American Legion - Commander Stroud-Gates Post is is Bruce Inman, Phone 641.756.2427
American Legion Auxiliary - Contact is Teresa Staudt. Phone 641.315.4430
City Government - Marble Rock was incorporated in 1881 and utilizes a Mayor and five-Councilman Government. For more information, click on "City". City Hall may be reached at 641.315.2621. Click on City & Library to learn more.
Community Center - Opened May 16, 2001, the center is in the former Marble Rock school gymnasium with extensive renovation. In 2003, the gymnasium was air conditioned and a new kitchen was added. Small groups may rent the kitchen separately from the gym for meetings since there is seating and tables to accommodate around 50 people.
For reservations, call Carol Wreghitt at 641.315.2250. Click on Bohl Center for more information.
Fire Department – On June 9, 1902, a group of men chosen by the City Council met to form a fire company. The first fire equipment was pails, tools, ladders, etc furnished by the men and town people. On November 10, 1902 a hook and ladder wagon was purchased at the cost of $200.00 plus $16.20 freight. Today the volunteer Fire Department has a modern facility with the latest in equipment and covers areas around Marble Rock as well as the city.
First Responders – Established in 1987, this volunteer group responds to 911 calls to provide emergency medical services to the citizens of Marble Rock and the surrounding area prior to the arrival of the ambulance.
Lions Club – The Lions Club was chartered in 1954 and has been active ever since. Many major project have been sponsored which include the youth ball diamond with lights and concession stand, Friendship Acre, Medical Clinic, Park Playground Equipment, and Park Shelters. Their contributions amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars down through the years. Currently they contribute to the Community Center, Marble Rock Journal, maintenance of ball diamonds and RRMR Graduate Scholarships.
Marble Rock Journal – The Marble Rock Journal is a monthly newspaper for the Marble Rock area that is distributed free-of-charge. The Journal is financed through advertising and donations. Copies may be obtained at the bank and Stop-N-Shop. If you would like a copy by mail, you would need to provide the postage. This paper was named after the Marble Rock Journal that was published in the early 1900’s. Editor: Beverly Fisher, PO Box 309, Marble Rock. Phone: 641.397.2224. For more information and to read recent copies, click on Journal.
Public Library – The Library was the "brainstorm" of the Marble Rock Study Club in 1944 and became fully organized 1945. It is a full-service facility and is located at 105 South Main. In addition to the many books, videos and magazines, the Library offers four computers with DSL service for the public use. A new building was opened to the public on October 31, 2005. Click on City & Library for Library hours and other information. Phone: 641.315.4480.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church – The first church at Roseville, 2395 Highway 14, was built in 1871; however the first marriage ceremony was in 1867. Masses are held 7:00 PM Saturday and 8:30 Sunday. Phone numbers are: Parish - 641.397.2279, Office - 641.823.4146
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - St. Paul’s, South Main, is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and was established in 1945. Services are at 9:00 p.m. Combined Lutheran and Methodist Sunday School is at the United Methodist Church at 10:15. The church office phone number is 641.756.3850.
Study Club – The Study Club was founded in 1911 when 14 ladies decided to meet and share ideas about sewing. Before long, programs were offered from local to global in scope. Today the club continues to flourish. For further information contact Bonnie Schriever 641.315.2636.
United Methodist Church – The Methodist Church, 208 Iowa Street, was organized in 1856 and the first church was built in 1873. Services are at 9:00 p.m. with Combined Lutheran and Methodist Sunday School is at the United Methodist Church at 10:15 from September through May. Phone numbers are: Church - 641.315.2235, Office - 641.756.2360. E-mail: Marble Rock UMC