COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The community of Ventura was founded along the west shore of Clear Lake’s shimmering waters in the late 1800’s.

A railway station was built in 1894. The first store building and first coal and elevator sheds were constructed in 1895.

A one-room schoolhouse was the site of Ventura’s first school system which began in 1897. The Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1947. Ventura was incorporated in 1960. It has a population of over 670 residents.

Ventura supports its own school district, churches, commercial district, community center, and library. The community has volunteer fire and emergency services.

The community is a veritable paradise for the sportsman, with ready access to the lake, area wetlands, hunting grounds and surrounding parks. Ventura, “a small city on the move”.

Newcomers Information


CHURCHES

Redeemer Lutheran
L.C.M.S.
Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.

United Methodist Church of Ventura
Worship: 10:30 a.m.
(Summer: 9:30 a.m.)
Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.

CITY OFFICE
101 Sena Street
829-3861 Fax: 829-3886
M-Th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
e-mail: ventura@netins.net

GAS/ELECTRIC
24 hour Customer Service/Billing or
Emergency Service: 1-800-255-4268

LIBRARY
7 West Ventura Street
829-4410 e-mail: ventpl@netins.net
Public Meeting Room Available
Hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 11-5 p.m.
Thursday: 11-6 p.m.
Friday: 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon
www.showcase.netins.net/web/venturalibrary

COMMUNITY CENTER/STORM SHELTER
4 North Weimer Street
Public Meeting/Reception Hall Available
Contact the City Office for rental information

MEDICAL FACILITIES
Mercy Medical Center North Iowa is in nearby Mason City, 1-800-433-3883. Call 911 in case of emergency.

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Cerro Gordo County Courthouse, Mason City. 641-421-3126

POLICE (non-emergency)
Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department: 641-421-3000
Ventura Police: 829-3860

SCHOOLS
Elementary 829-4482
High School 829-4484
www.ventura.k12.ia.us


SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
4 North Weimer Street
Congregate Meals served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Ventura Community Center
Call 829-3517 for reservations

TELEPHONE
Ventura Telephone Company
357-2111

VISITOR/NEW BUSINESS INFORMATION
City Hall 829-3861

WATER SERVICE/GARBAGE PICKUP
City Hall 829-3861