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Iona Minnesota Community Guide


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  Location of Iona, Minnesota
Iona is located in Southwest Minnesota in Murray County. It is six miles south of Slayton, Minnesota, the county seat, on Highway 267. Iona is within the boundaries of Iona Township, which was originally known as Anderson Township. The village of Iona was incorporated in 1896.

The history of Iona village and Iona township are linked inseparably with the name of Father Martin McDonnell. In 1878, he platted the village next to the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Southern Minnesota Railroad. The train would make regular stops at the Iona station, which was called Iona Lake.

In 1880, Father McDonnell established the Home of the Sacred Heart orphanage. It was formally opened in 1882 and was the only place of business in the newly organized village.

At one time, Iona had four congregations; there was a Catholic congregation, a Norwegian Lutheran congregation, a German Lutheran congregation and a Presbyterian congregation.

Iona had two school systems, the public school, District No. 49, and the parochial school, St. Columba. Both of these schools consolidated with Slayton Public District No.115 in 1965. Slayton Public and Chandler-Lake Wilson Public schools consolidated in 1992 and became Murray County Central District No. 2169.

The village of Iona was well represented by many fine baseball teams and won their share of honors. The Iona Lakers became well known and respected for many miles around. Today, the community of Iona has a population of 166.

Courtesy of Murray County


Population: 
 Iona (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 260 248 158 173 147 15 9.49
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.80 0.74 0.79 0.79 -- -0.00 -0.40
Density (persons per sq. mile) 325.00 335.14 200.00 219.86 -- 19.86 9.93
Housing Units 96 94 70 91 -- 21 30.00
Households -- 92 64 80 75 16 25.00
Persons Per Household -- 2.70 2.47 2.16 1.96 -0.31 -12.51

Geography:

Iona is a city in Murray County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km˛), all of it land. The elevation is 1,634 ft (498 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 173 people, 80 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 219.9 people per square mile (84.6/km˛). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 115.6/sq mi (44.5/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 95.95% White, 1.16% Asian, 0.58% Pacific Islander, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,746. About 8.3% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.2% of those sixty five or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

IONA Township, organized March 17, 1880, was named after its city in sections 8 and 9, platted in 1878 by Rev. Martin McDonnell, who here founded a Catholic industrial school for orphans. This is the name of a small island on the west coast of Scotland, celebrated for its ancient abbey, founded by St. Columba in the sixth century, and for a ruined cathedral, which was founded in the thirteenth century. The city of Iona was incorporated as a village on January 22, 1896; the post office began in 1880 with McDonnell as postmaster; it had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Iona City Hall
Iona, MN 56141

Iona City Council meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Council Chambers, Iona City Hall.

 
Mayor Marlene "Mert" Brown
450 Main Street
Iona, MN 56141
(507) 264-3322
Clerk/Treasurer Rozalind Henry
PO Box 36

Iona, MN 56141
(507) 264-3366
Council Member

Esther "Mickey" Schmidt
310 Cotter Avenue
Iona, MN 56141

(507) 264-3880
Council Member Peter Ford
311 Parnell Street

Iona, MN 56141
(507) 264-3360
Council Member Ryan Fitzgerald
320 Cotter Street

Iona, MN 56141
(507) 264-3805
Council Member Dannette Mahon
80 Grace Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
330 Grace Avenue
Iona, MN
56141-1067
Phone:
(507) 264-3793
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
11:00 am - 3:00 pm  
Saturday          
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            5:00 pm
Saturday                5:00 pm


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a n/a
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 435-1504
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Businesses:
Arnold Christiansen Farm
600 Parnell Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3708
 
Beckmann Farms
22684 110th Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 926-5347
 
Bleyenberg Trucking
1031 11th Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3865
 
Bruns Elevator Company
267 180th Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 425-2588
 
Colonial Acres
276 160th Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3839
 
Cuperus Gaylen Farm
51 160th Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3754
 
Dean Lanners Farm
235 140th Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3863
 
Halbur Farms
1211 31st Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3835
 
Hentges Builders
240 Parnell Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3744
 
Iona City Offices
340 Parnell Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3804
 
Kadupers
360 Parnell Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3303
 
Kremer Oil
440 Parnell Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3848
 
Mohman Floor Covering Installation
370 140th Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3359
 
Riverland Ag Corporation
340 Ireland Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3346
 
Ruppert Farm
PO Box 175
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3355
 
Ruthton Farms
1420 31st Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3701
 
Schettler Realty Inc.
11242 Jones Avenue
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 836-6695
 
Smith Farms
1178 11th Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3771
 
Spartz and Sons Well Company
1081 41st Street
Iona, MN 56141
Phone: (507) 264-3376
 
US Post Office
330 Grace Avenue
Iona, MN
56141-1067
Phone:
(507) 264-3793
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
 

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