Skidmore Newsletter - February 2023

Stitching Post no. 75

Stitching Post No. 75 offers embroidery work, sewing, classes, and alterations.  The phone is 660-254-3451.  Her email is

Need a handyman?

Call Coby Langford at 660-853-2274

Kids' Activity

Feb 4 at Newton Hall from 2-4pm, to decorate Valentine Day boxes.    Bring a box or sack to decorate.  There will be a few boxes there and all the decorations will be provided.


Skidmore City Council

Skidmore City Council  meets February 9 at 6:00pm at Newton Hall

Skidmore Community Betterment

Skidmore Community Betterment will meet February 13 at 6:00 pm at Newton Hall.

Food Pantry

It will be February 27 and 28 from 4-5pm at Newton Hall.  Please line up coming down the street.  You will have to come in and sign up (or present your id card) but there are no income restrictions.  It is for residents in the Nodaway-Holt school district or a county resident that has not picked up at a previous location.  There will also be senior boxes of food for those who have signed up.  You may sign up then for a senior box and receive it the next month.  Check for winter hours.  You may call City Hall to arrange for a different pick up time, if necessary.

City Hall hours

Mon-Thurs 8-11am &1-4pm, Fri: 8-12pm & 1-3pm. 660-928-3281.  The city’s website is for ordinances, city events, or pay your water bill online.

Water samples report

Graham Lions' Club Fish Fry

$15 for adults, under 12 is $5, 4:30 to 7:00pm, on Feb. 4, March 4, April 1.

If you don’t text on your cell phone or use social media (facebook), please arrange to have a family member or neighbor keep you up to date on issues that arise quickly about City matters, for example:  pantry hours changes, surprise food drops, water issues, etc.  There is no other way to let everyone know those changes quickly.

From City Hall:

*If your water pressure is low, or you have no water, PLEASE let City Hall know immediately.  As of right now, all the city leaks have been fixed but we all need to keep an eye out for future leaks.

*The city is collecting donations for a permanent headstone to properly identify and mark the Native American grave at Smith Cemetery.  Mail donations to City Hall, PO Box 15.   (Lance Foster with the Ioway Tribe is helping with the research).

*When there is measurable snowfall, you must move your vehicle from the streets and alleys in order for the city to plow and not block you in.  This will help us plow more efficiently.