Adams County Iowa

Welcome to Adams County: Always Compelling

Economic Development
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ACDEC is a not-for-profit community development organization that helps new, emerging, or growing businesses and industries thrive in Adams County.
Adams Community Chamber of Commerce
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The Adams Community Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to assuming a leadership role in advancing the overall business, cultural and civic welfare of Adams County.
Main Street Corning
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Volunteer driven, Main Street promotes our community and businesses through innovative actions, events, and positive experiences, to create a thriving Main Street District.
Visit Adams County
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Whether you are looking for the fast action of NASCAR Racing, want to make a splash in our aquatic center or at our lakes, or like historic treasures, you will find so many things to do in Adams County

Adams County may be a small county, with only about 4,000 residents, but it harnesses an immense creative energy that defines this community.

Fueled by cultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities, diverse healthcare options, a top-notch destination school, and enthusiastic people this community creates opportunities for entrepreneurs, visitors, alumni, artists and retirees.

In the center of a “triangle of opportunity” (Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa) you can work, raise a family, or retire in a beautiful, rural setting while having 3 Metros within a 1 ½ to 2-hour drive with malls, theater, and airports that reach the world.

The creative energy and great leadership of the community bring experiences beyond expectations. Peruse this website or visit one of our three Facebook pages to learn more.

See you soon in Adams County, Iowa!

“In big cities, you just never get out and know your neighbors, and here you do. The community does so much in terms of development and to keep it alive. It doesn’t feel like a small place. There are just so many opportunities here.”

Dr. Ashley Neils

Dr. Neils moved to Corning, the county seat community, first in a temporary role with Catholic Health Initiatives Mercy Corning before deciding on a permanent career and family move to the area.

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Adams Community

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ACEDC is so excited to share with all of the community that we are one of the two communities in the state of Iowa to be chosen to be an ISU First Impressions community! Read below to learn more about the program!

First Impressions identifies your community’s assets and opportunities through a research-based assessment. Conducted by a specially trained team, this assessment is tailored to each community, resulting in a comprehensive report outlining specific action steps to enhance community vitality, elevate visitor experiences, and improve overall quality of life.

- Fresh Perspectives: Assessment team members view each community with new eyes to identify strengths, opportunities, and specific action steps for improvement.

- Valuable Insights: The assessment team provides valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your community’s hospitality, customer service, vitality, infrastructure, visitor services, and overall appeal.

- Actionable Recommendations: The assessment process typically generates over 80 pages of data to develop a comprehensive report with recommendations specific to your community and shared with stakeholders in a community forum.
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ACEDC is so excited to share with all of the community that we are one of the two communities in the state of Iowa to be chosen to be an ISU First Impressions community!  Read below to learn more about the program!
First Impressions identifies your community’s assets and opportunities through a research-based assessment. Conducted by a specially trained team, this assessment is tailored to each community, resulting in a comprehensive report outlining specific action steps to enhance community vitality, elevate visitor experiences, and improve overall quality of life.
- Fresh Perspectives: Assessment team members view each community with new eyes to identify strengths, opportunities, and specific action steps for improvement.
- Valuable Insights: The assessment team provides valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your community’s hospitality, customer service, vitality, infrastructure, visitor services, and overall appeal.
- Actionable Recommendations: The assessment process typically generates over 80 pages of data to develop a comprehensive report with recommendations specific to your community and shared with stakeholders in a community forum.

May is dedicated to National Preservation Month. Also known as Historic Preservation Month, the month celebrates the heritage through historic places.
Tourism Thursday today is about the King of late night himself Johnny Carson Birthplace - Original
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May is dedicated to National Preservation Month. Also known as Historic Preservation Month, the month celebrates the heritage through historic places.
Tourism Thursday today is about the King of late night himself Johnny Carson Birthplace - OriginalImage attachment

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Click this YouTube video link to see Johnny interview his former babysitter, 83-year-old Corning, Iowa resident Mabel Gaskill, during his November 6, 1987 show. Charming, quick-witted Mabel talks about Johnny as a baby and suggests a few Tonight Show improvements she'd like Johnny to consider. She delivers some very clever one-liners, and Johnny seems to love every minute of it. Mabel is the mother of Bev Sickler and Dolores Parcher.

May is dedicated to National Preservation Month. Also known as Historic Preservation Month, the month celebrates the heritage through historic places.

Tourism Thursday's this month will be all about our historical sites in Adams County and what better way to kick it off than with French Icarian Village. Step back in time to the 1800s and immerse yourself in the longest-lived non-religious utopian community in United States history at the Icarian Village just 3 miles east of Corning, Iowa. Born of a French utopian movement that swept through France in the 1840’s, Icarians arrived in Adams County in 1852 and developed a community about 3 miles east of today’s town of Corning.
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May is dedicated to National Preservation Month. Also known as Historic Preservation Month, the month celebrates the heritage through historic places.
Tourism Thursdays this month will be all about our historical sites in Adams County and what better way to kick it off than with French Icarian Village. Step back in time to the 1800s and immerse yourself in the longest-lived non-religious utopian community in United States history at the Icarian Village just 3 miles east of Corning, Iowa. Born of a French utopian movement that swept through France in the 1840’s, Icarians arrived in Adams County in 1852 and developed a community about 3 miles east of today’s town of Corning.Image attachment

Mark your calendar for the 45th Annual Corning Rotary Club Scholarship BBQ. Dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru pickup of a BBQ pork sandwich meal is available for a free will offering from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM on Monday, May 13, 2024.
The Corning Rotary Club has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to over 300 Corning and Southwest Valley graduates since 1980. A huge thank you to the community and local business sponsors for supporting this annual event.
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Mark your calendar for the 45th Annual Corning Rotary Club Scholarship BBQ. Dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru pickup of a BBQ pork sandwich meal is available for a free will offering from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM on Monday, May 13, 2024.
The Corning Rotary Club has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to over 300 Corning and Southwest Valley graduates since 1980. A huge thank you to the community and local business sponsors for supporting this annual event.
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Main Street Corning

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We are already mid-May and flying into June! Summer really is right around the corner! There are all kinds of fun things planned around the community, so be sure to join in! 🌞🌷 ... See MoreSee Less

We are already mid-May and flying into June! Summer really is right around the corner! There are all kinds of fun things planned around the community, so be sure to join in! 🌞🌷Image attachment

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I was told citywide garage sales were June 7th and 8th?? Which is it??

✨ Main Street Monday✨
💥Featuring Pop Can Fund 💥

Main Street Corning's Pop Can Fund is a great initiative that you can contribute to by donating your cans. When you drop off your cans at the can cage in the Hyvee Parking lot, Main Street Corning Volunteers sort them every three days, even in freezing weather. They pick up the cans and take them to the Droppett location in town. Main Street has been doing this since before 2000.

The Pop Can Fund is managed by the Main Street Board, and all the money collected from can donations goes towards beautifying the Main Street District. In the past, the Design Committee used to be the only caretaker of the cage. They kept the funds separate and used them for various programs, such as the Main Street Banner program (when seasonal banners were changed out several times a year), hanging baskets, to flowerpots, and now to self-watering flowerpots. The funds were also used for holiday decorations, including the LED Christmas snowflakes downtown, which were funded by the pop can fund. Some of the pop can funds were also used for Central Park.

Today, the Main Street Board has taken over the project, and they are using the funds for Sally's Alley and other exciting projects coming to Main Street this year. The Pop Can Fund has been around for quite some time, and it's amazing to see the things it has accomplished for our Main Street District. Your can donations are greatly appreciated, and they help us achieve success in our Main Street District. Without this fund, we wouldn’t be able to provide a lot of the events, decorations, and beautification of our Downtown.
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Zach Jones has been working hard on our new mural. We're excited to see the progress and can't wait for it to be finished. The owl is coming along nicely. ... See MoreSee Less

Zach Jones has been working hard on our new mural. Were excited to see the progress and cant wait for it to be finished. The owl is coming along nicely.Image attachment

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Amazing 🤩

We are so lucky to have Zack Jones put his art on the wall of Sally's alley. What a wonderful addition to our Main Street. 👏👏👏

My grandaughter said his castle is beautiful..she's almost 4 years old. 😊🥰

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Chamber of Commerce

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Here's a glimpse at what's happening in our community this week! Find out more about each event by visiting the affiliated organization's page below:

Corning Rotary
Corning Opera House
Southwest Valley School District
Adams County Speedway - Corning IA
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Heres a glimpse at whats happening in our community this week! Find out more about each event by visiting the affiliated organizations page below:
Corning Rotary
Corning Opera House
Southwest Valley School District
Adams County Speedway - Corning IA

While you're out and about on this gorgeous Friday, be sure to stop by Vogel & Thomas Mercantile's 6th Annual Mother's Day Weekend Event! 🌷

Shop their Street Parklet & Store filled with one-of-a-kind primitives, beautiful flower hanging baskets, and much more while enjoying live music from Villisca Advent Christian Church Praise Brand and a sidewalk lunch from Three C's Diner!

TODAY, 5/10: 8AM-5PM
TOMORROW, 5/11: 8AM-3PM
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Fire & Salt Co. and Balance4ward kicked off our First Friday BBQ 2024 season on Friday, May 3rd. It was a gorgeous spring day as their team served 400 meals to our community. We appreciate their generosity! ... See MoreSee Less

Fire & Salt Co. and Balance4ward kicked off our First Friday BBQ 2024 season on Friday, May 3rd. It was a gorgeous spring day as their team served 400 meals to our community. We appreciate their generosity!Image attachmentImage attachment

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THANK YOU!!!🤩

Heres a glimpse at whats happening in our community this week!
Southwest Valley School District, Vogel & Thomas, Happy Hollow Country Club, Adams County Speedway - Corning IA, Corning Opera House

LIVE at Central Park for the First Friday BBQ hosted by Fire & Salt Co. and Balance4ward.

After lunch concludes, head to the Corning Opera House for First Friday Friends - Packing Up with Laura Ingalls Wilder at 1PM!
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Thank you. Good lunch, wonderful community!

Our 2024 First Friday BBQ season kicks off tomorrow, May 3rd, hosted by Fire & Salt Co. and Balance4ward in celebration of Beef Month. All are invited to Central Park to enjoy a meal provided at no cost to the community!

In addition to the meal, F&S Co. will be hosting a giveaway and distributing coupons exclusively to attendees. You won't want to miss this! 🔥
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Our 2024 First Friday BBQ season kicks off tomorrow, May 3rd, hosted by Fire & Salt Co. and Balance4ward in celebration of Beef Month. All are invited to Central Park to enjoy a meal provided at no cost to the community!
In addition to the meal, F&S Co. will be hosting a giveaway and distributing coupons exclusively to attendees. You wont want to miss this! 🔥

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Can you get this to go please

Is this put in Free Press

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