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City of Ruthven... Come for a Visit, Stay for a Lifetime

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Ruthven, IA 51358
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"Small-town living at its finest!" Located in Palo Alto County in northwest Iowa on Highway 18, Ruthven is a quaint town with about 770 residents. Founded in 1884, Ruthven has been called the "Hub of the Wetlands" since five lakes are located within 10 miles of the community. Four miles north of town, Lost Island Lake offers visitors and residents a swimming beach, campground, cafe, resorts, public boat launches and beautiful hiking trails.

Ruthven residents are proud of their K-12 public school, a well-kept public park and swimming pool, a public library, fire department, five churches, and a community care facility that has assisted- and independent-living units. Ruthven celebrates "Bully Bullhead Weekend" annually on the weekend following July 4th. The event includes a parade, a tractor ride, a kid's carnival, athletic tournaments, and of course, the bullhead fishing tournament. 

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Just a friendly reminder - City of Ruthven Council Meetings are held twice monthly on the First and Third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. The public is always welcome!

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City of Ruthven Launches a Brand New Website! Subscribe Today!

(10/8/2018) We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs. Check back often, as we will be adding information every day. Subscribe and receive news and alerts via email and text. Let us know what you t...

Need Help with City Services Schedule?

(10/8/2018) Confused which day is YOUR trash pickup day?  Does the City offer Recycling? When can I water my yard in the warmer months?  All these answers and so much more can be found on our new website. Don't see the information you need? Give us a call, we...

City of Ruthven Launches a Brand New Website! Subscribe Today!

(10/8/2018) We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs. Check back often, as we will be adding information every day. Subscribe and receive news and alerts via email and text. Let us know what you t...