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Gifford Insurance Agency, Inc.
Gifford Insurance building in Elkader, IA
Serving Elkader over 70 years
Gifford Insurance Agency, Inc.
123 N. Main St.
Elkader, IA
  • Your local independent agent serving the Elkader area for over 70 years and four generations.
  • Representing more than 12 companies to best meet your insurance needs.
  • We are a full service insurance agency.
  • Licensed agents: Tom Gifford, CPCU, Kevin Lau, LUTCF and Teri Keller.
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Call (563)245-1360
Welcome!  Explore the natural beauty, cultural heritage and recreational opportunities in Elkader, located in the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, an Iowa Great Places destination. Browse unique shops in the downtown national historic district, attend an event in our Cultural and Entertainment District, take in a first-run movie and savor local cuisine.
City Notices

2016 Water Quality Report...get the 2016 Recycling Schedule.

Swimming Lesson Registration - deadline is ten days before lessons are scheduled...get the 2016 swim lesson registration and information sheet.

2016 Recycling Schedule...get the 2016 Recycling Schedule.

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Elkader Lifestyle

Elkader Fitness Center classes - Get fitness class info at www.elkaderfitness.com.

Central Community Hospital wellness screenings and programs -
See CC Hospital events schedule at: www.centralcommunityhospital.com.

In the News

Elkader manufacturer, Mobile Track Solutions, receives award for expansion from The Iowa Economic Development Board. See more at IEDA.

The Moving Wall at the Clayton County Fairgrounds, National, IA on June 30-July 5 - "The Moving Wall," a half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been touring the country for thirty plus years. See the poster.
Visit the Moving Wall website.

Elkader Whitewater Park receives 1st place Leadership Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa
Read more at 1000 Friends of Iowa

Upcoming Events
Jul 02
50th Anniversary celebration of Opera House Players
Jul 08
Sidewalk Sales
Jul 08 -- Jul 09
Moto Guzzi Rally
Jul 15 -- Jul 16
MIssoula Children's Theater "Pinocchio"
Jul 15
Relay for Life 5K Run and Walk
Jul 21 -- Jul 24
Elkader Sweet Corn Days
Jul 22
19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
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