Dundee is a small community located in the northwestern corner of Delaware County. The Maquoketa River forms the border to the West and Backbone State Park is just one mile North. Canoe access to the Maquoketa River is located on the west side of town.   Children living in Dundee attend the West Delaware Community School District, which is located 11 miles Southeast of Dundee in Manchester. Traveling to Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo from Dundee takes about an hour.

“Tiny in Size, Mighty in Pride” is the motto for Dundee. The community offers a town park with a new playground, and also has a shelter with fireplace and modern rest rooms. A lighted ball diamond offers the opportunity for children to play in Little League and men to play softball. The community room located within the fire station can be rented for private gatherings by calling Marge Horstman at 563 924-3017, this room has an occupancy of 35. A four-unit apartment Senior Citizen Housing complex is available, and monthly rent is subsidized according to income. Call Al or Deb Hermsen at 563-927-1502 for more information. A volunteer Fire Department and First Responders answer 911 calls with the Regional Medical Center located in Manchester.
The history of Dundee begins in 1887. The first store built has been renovated to its original look. Downtown lighting is provided by new turn of the century street lamps. The old bank, hotel and telephone buildings are still standing though are now a tavern where fish fries are served on Friday nights, and are used as homes for local residents. Businesses include a taxidermist, building material supplier, auto repair, auto sales, septic pumping and portable rest rooms, engine and transmission repair, summer farmers market and crafts stand, custom lawn ornament welding and family hair care and tanning. Visit our Web Site at www.dundeeweb.com


West Delaware

601 New Street Manchester, Iowa
Phone: (563) 927-3515

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Dundee residents receive the Clayton County Press-Journal and Eastern Iowa Shopping News at no cost each week. The Cedar Rapids Gazette is delivered daily to those who subscribe and the Des Moines Register can be received at your door on Sundays. Many other newspapers can be received via the US mail. Libraries are located in each of the surrounding towns, Manchester, Strawberry Point and Lamont. Health care and Human Services personnel are located in Manchester with services provided to Dundee residents as needed.

Children attend the West Delaware Community School District in Manchester. A Catholic grade school is located in Manchester with busing provided by the public school district. St. John ELCA Lutheran Church is located on Main Street, services are Sunday School 9:15 and Worship 10:15. The pastor is Roger McKinstry. Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Community Congregational, Assembly of God, Missouri Synod Lutheran and churches of various other denominations are located in Manchester, Strawberry Point and Lamont.






Barb Robinson
Phone: 563-924-2087

City Council:

Marsha Mescher
AJ Koloc
Glenn Puffett
Ryan Koelker
Bob Burgin

City Clerk:

Marge Horstman
Phone: 563-924-3017

Council Meetings:

Held at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, the public is encouraged to attend.

Police, fire and ambulance service can be contacted by dialing 911.

Fire Chief:

Shawn Ziezer

First Responders Coordinator:

Elaine Gibbs


Water: Central Iowa Water System
Sewer: a city sewer system was installed in 1979
Phone: Windstream
Sanitation: Recycling and trash pick-up services are provided by Allied Waste Services
Electric: Alliant Energy
Gas: Each household has a LP tank filled by the company of their choice