Aurelia To Mark 150th Anniversary With A Community Dinner Friday Night

Aurelia, Iowa — A northwest Iowa community of nearly a thousand residents will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding this weekend.

Events in Aurelia begin Friday afternoon. Diane Weathers is part of the town’s “All School” committee.

Nancy Webb, another Aurelia resident, says the big event Saturday afternoon is a parade.

For decades, the Aurelia Community School District was the only one in the state that had unique names for its boys’ and girls’ teams. Aurelia boys’ teams were known as the Bulldogs. Girls’ teams from Aurelia were known as the Atoms. The Alta and Aurelia School Districts began sharing grades in the 1990s and voted to merge in 2017. The City of Aurelia was named for the daughter of the man who owned the Illinois Central Railroad. The community was a stop on the rail line, which ran to Chicago.



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