• 802 N. Public Road
  • Shell Rock, Iowa 50670
  • (319) 885-6555
Opportunities around every bend

Our Community

We invite you to take a closer look at Shell Rock, Iowa. This is a very safe community abundant with organizations and volunteers who care about its safety, its quality of life, and its future. With pride, we like to say that "The Magic of Shell Rock is in Its Volunteers." Please join us - you too can be a part of the magic of "home" - the place we call Shell Rock.


Shell Rock Elementary school serves grades K through 4, and is a part of the Waverly-Shell Rock School District. The school boasts high proficiency in reading and math, plus a low teacher to student ratio. The 5th - 6th Grade Building, Junior High and High School are located 5 minutes away in nearby Waverly.

Waverly-Shell Rock School District
Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools Foundation

Area Secondary Education Opportunities:
Wartburg College
University of Northern Iowa
Hawkeye Community College
Allen School of Nursing

Benny Gambaiani Public Library

104 S. Cherry St.
PO Box 320
Shell Rock, IA  50670
Phone: 319-885-4345
Deb Nieman
Assistant Director: Victoria Litwiller


American Legion - Avery Slight - Post 393

303 S. Cherry Street
Boyd Building
Shell Rock, IA  50670
Phone: 319-885-4525
David Lehman, Commander

American Legion Auxiliary

303 S. Cherry Street
Boyd Building
Shell Rock, IA  50670
Phone: 319-885-4826
Carol Anne Kruse, President

Cub - Boy Scouts - Troop 1051

515 W. Main Street
Shell Rock, IA 50670
Phone: 319-885-6600
John Willson, Scoutmaster

Shell Rock Care Center Auxiliary

920 N. Cherry Street
Shell Rock, IA 50670
Phone: 319-885-6436
Anne Boerschel, President

Shell Rock Music Association

In the fall of 1964, Iowa's Governor Hughes suggested that each Iowa com­munity make an effort to welcome its teachers with a special program. Organized to provide the entertainment for Shell Rock's program, the vocal and instrumental group formed at that time became the Shell Rock Music Association. The basic show format has remained consistent. A standard stage band and a mixed chorus support a series of center stage acts drawn from band and cho­rus members. A variety of musical styles include popular tunes of the day, golden oldies, and comedy acts. Shell Rock's Boyd Building has been the "theater" since the beginning. Despite the limitations, the auditorium helps bring a Broadway feel to Main Street USA. The auditorium has been named "The Everson Auditorium" in recognition of Dale and Bev Everson's contributions to the Music Association and the community.

Contact: Larry Young
Phone: 319-240-0227

Sportsman's Club

Contact: Nate Gibbs
Sportsman's Club meets the first Monday of the month at The Riverview Café, 202 S. Cherry Street at 7 p.m.


Shell Rock Karate Club

Style:  Tang Soo Do

Every Thursday night, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (unless school is cancelled or late start/early out) Open year round

  7 and above

  $15.00 per month, for one or for the whole family/FIRST MONTH FREE

Boyd Building in Shell Rock, 303 S. Cherry Street We have fun while teaching the fundamentals of Karate.
Please contact Vicky Green 319-352-1426 or Loreli Dilly 319-885-4449 for more information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

TOPS was started in 1948 by a homemaker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now has almost 260,000 members and 11,000 chapters in the United States, Canada and numerous other countries throughout the world.

Shell Rock has two chapters that meet weekly at the Benny Gambaiani Library.  One on Wednesday evenings with weigh in from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The other chapter meets on Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with weigh in and a meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The meeting consists of education, support, rewards and communication with one another. All weights and personal information are held confidential.

For more information about the TOPS organization, you can call 319-885-4534 or 319-885-4877.
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