Appleton City: The Little Apple

The City of Appleton City will hold 2 special town hall meetings to discuss the proposed revenue bond for the combined waterworks and sewer system.  They will be held 6:00 p.m. September 27 and October 26 at the Park Building. On the November 202 ballot, there will be a $4,000,000 bond issue for the combined waterworks and sewer system.  This entails borrowing the $4 million to clean, fix and improve the current systems, which includes cleaning fixing and maintaining the lagoon, which has not been upgraded in over 40 years and is out of compliance through DNR. If it is not brought to compliance, DNR can fine the City up to $10,000 per day until compliance is reached. The bond must pass in order to receive the loan. Funds may be available from ARPA, but the bond must be in place to facilitate the loan process. 

The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are September 23 and 24. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on Wednesday September 21. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Casey’s, Fika & Powell’s True Value beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

Trinity Lutheran Church will have a fundraiser Garage Sale during the City-Wide Garage Sale on September 23-24. If any community members have articles to donate and do not wish to do a sale themselves, they would appreciate their donations. They are doing a community service project benefiting the Senior Citizen complexes in town. If interested, call Kathy Rodick at 417-309-0471 with questions. The church will be open on Wednesday before the garage sales to receive donations.

Big trash pickup will be September 27-29 at the AC City Barn. This is a service that Countywide Disposal partners with the City to provide twice per year for their water/trash service customers.

ACHS Homecoming Parade is Friday, September 30. Line up at 2:00 and the parade begins at 2:30. Please contact the HS Office at (660)476-2118 if you have any questions or would like to participate in the parade. This year’s theme is “Surfing Our Way To Victory”.

Hudson R-IX students will sing 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 in the gym. Everyone is welcome.

The Appleton City Manor and Countryside Estates will be serving free sack lunches to area residents from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. September 30, 2022. Sacks will contain a choice cheese hamburger or hot dog, chips, snack cake, chocolate candy and lemonade to drink.

The Appleton City Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until October 15, 2022. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the Library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books.

Starting October 1, 2022, the Library’s hours are changing. They will now be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With no school on Mondays, they hope to be more accessible to the kids as well as the adults that are used to it being open on Tuesdays.

Girl’s Day Out is scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please come join the staff of Ellett Memorial Hospital for their 5th Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day. You can receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach, Pre-register at 913-344-9989. Walk-ins will be worked in as time allows.  Win door prizes, gather information, visit local vendors, support others and recognize survivors. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories and talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer.  A light lunch will be served and treats to indulge! Contact Julee Snyder or Heather Payton at EMH 660-476-2111 with questions on scheduling your mammogram or ordering a shirt. Order forms are available.

Care Connection for Aging Services is commemorating National Senior Center Month in September by inviting folks to experience its Osceola location. The Rivers Crossing Life Center at 5215 Business Highway 13 NE in Osceola is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The senior center offers lunch, activities, and services for adults 60 and older and their caregivers. Rivers Crossing Life Center offers fitness and recreation opportunities, as well as many volunteer opportunities. Through comprehensive care management, Rivers Crossing offers benefits counseling, Medicare advice and enrollment assistance, and a host of other services. To learn more, visit or call the Rivers Crossing Life Center at 417-646-8292 or Care Connection’s central office at 1-800-748-7826. For more information, visit

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for September and October. Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Sept 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct. 5– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct. 6 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Oct. 12 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct. 14– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct. 19– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct.20 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Oct. 26 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Oct. 26 – Ortho-Dr. Gray       


Sept 23-24     AC Citywide Garage Sales

Sept 27     Special town hall meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Park Building

Sept 27-29     Big trash pickup at the City Barn 

Sept 30     Appleton City Manor and Countryside Estates serving free sack lunches from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00

Sept 30     ACHS Homecoming activities