Honoring our Past, Celebrating our present, Embracing our future…

TO OUR STORY CITY COMMUNITY                            

Even though everyone is going through many changes in their daily lives due to COVID-19, I want you to know your City Council, Administrator, and myself are doing everything we can to keep our residents as safe as possible. The measures we have taken making the recreation and playground equipment off limits, turning off drinking fountains, encouraging everyone to stay in their homes except for essentials are not popular but imperative.  We all must pitch in, do our part. The sooner we do, the soon our lives will return to enjoy the freedoms we love.   

We thank our first line responders, medical, police, fire, EMT’s, City, and municipal electric employees. They continue to serve and protect us while putting their own lives now in danger.  Our churches, schools, library, and business are still in some capacity serving us.  

Our City Administrator, Mayor pro-tem and I take part in a video conference every Thursday evening with Story County Emergency Management, Supervisors, Mayors, Sherriff, ISU, medical and hospital personnel. Information is exchanged to what is being done within our communities, finding better ways of handling this situation and keeping updated on the latest COVID-19 information.  

 The sun is out more every day now, the flowers are poking through, the birds are singing while building their nests, the grass is green and soon the farmers will be out getting their fields ready to plant. We can all get out in our yards and gardens to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sounds and smells of Spring. Much better days are ahead making us appreciate all the good things we have in our lives.  

I am so proud of our community coming together to help one another however or wherever even though their lives have been changed so drastically.


Mayor Mike Jensen    

…making it all happen

Who is the Greater Chamber Connection?

The Story City Greater Chamber Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of the Story City Chamber and Story City Main Street programs. Working as a Certified Main Street Community, the GCC is committed to civic involvement, image enhancement, historic preservation, and economic revitalization. Partners of the GCC consists of business, organizations, and individuals, and are the essential ingredient in our ability to provide service to the community.

Our 4-point approach for downtown revitalization is a community-wide effort

Economic Vitality

Identifies opportunities for the commercial district, finds new uses for vacant buildings and stimulates investment in property.


Promotes Story City as a place of commerce, culture and community life for residents and visitors alike.


Shapes the image of Story City through public art, beatification, way-finding, partnership appreciation and historic preservation.


Organization is responsible for building strong, broad based public and private support for the commercial district and revitalization initiative.

1913 Antique Carousel

Story City’s carousel was built in 1913 and is one of only 100 wooden antique carousels still functioning today.

Memorial Day weekend through August 15th

Sunday – Wednesday: Noon- 6 P.M.
Thursday – Saturday: Noon – 8 P.M.

August 15 – September
Saturdays and Sundays only: Noon – 6 P.M.

Group tours welcome May through October

Get Involved! Volunteer at the Story City Antique Carousel!

Upcoming Events

Check out our latest and upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

  1. Scandinavian Days

    June 5 - June 7
  2. Duck Race & BBQ on Broad Street

    June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Movie in the Park

    July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. National Carousel Day

    July 25
  5. GCC Golf Tournament

    August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get Involved

We need you! Become a volunteer at the carousel or at a local event!

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

524 Broad St.
P.O. Box 39
Story City, IA 50248

515-733-4214 or

524 Broad St.
P.O. Box 39
Story City, IA 50248