List of closures, cancellations and postponements

We will keep this list updated as businesses and individuals relate their closures, cancellations, and postponements to us.

Now reopened:

Central States Agency

Community Chapel in Lakota - resuming in-person services on May 10

Road Runners Bar & Grill - open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m., M-F, and 5-9 p.m. Sat.

Squid Willy's Bar & Grill

Weaver's Leather Store


Bank Agency Insurance - closed to the public, package drop off available 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Barn - takeout only, limited menu

Bethany Lutheran Church in Thompson – all services and activities canceled

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center – services will be streamed online and recorded. Activities canceled. Easter service will be drive-in style at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 12. Tune your radio to 95.5 FM to hear the service.

The Branding Iron - closed

Buckets Bar & Grill - closed

Buffalo Center City Hall - inner door locked. Use the drop box, or call 562-2505 with questions or to make an appointment.

Buffalo Center Public Library - open for pick up only weekdays from 1-3 p.m.

Buffalo Center Tribune - closed to the public

Congregate Meals in Buffalo Center - delivery and takeout only

Erpelding Voigt & Co - closed to the public

Farm House Kitchen deli at Main Street Market – carry out orders only. Call 641-562-2363 and press (1) for the deli

Farmers Trust & Savings Bank doors closed – please use the drive-thru

First Baptist Church in Buffalo Center - services cancelled in April until further notice

First Congregational Church in Buffalo Center - services will be online and also aired on KIOW 107.3. Activities postponed. Church will be open for Friday Prayer

First Presbyterian Church of Lakota - services canceled for April

First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center - in-person services canceled until mid-May; services on KIOW 107.3, 9:30 a.m.

Steven Johnson, DDS - closed, for emergencies call 507-386-0541

Lakota Public Library - closed, call to pick up books, DVDs and magazines

Next Generation Technologies - doors closed except by appointment

North Iowa Community School – closed

Parish 3/St. John's & Immanuel Lutheran-Worship provided via ZOOM, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.; check Facebook page or church website for link

Rake Pub & Grub - pick-up orders only

Rake Public Library - closed

Ramsey Church, in Titonka, will continue to have a “Drive-In Church Service” at 9:30 a.m. until further notice. Everyone is welcome to attend

St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Buffalo Center - Masses and activities canceled

St. Paul Lutheran Church of Lakota - no worship services for the rest of April

Thompson City Hall - closed, drop box available

Thompson Public Library - closed

Timely Mission Nursing Home – closed to visitors

Titonka Savings Bank doors closed – please use the drive-thru

United Methodist Church of Buffalo Center - closed

Winnebago County offices closed – call to make an appointment
- Limited courthouse access is available through the west elevator entrance
- Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office remains open with limited access

Winter Dental - emergency appointments only, call or text 641-430-9305

Zion Lutheran Church in Rake – all services and activities canceled. Weekly sermon and Gospel lessons via e-mail and mail


Climate Change 101 program hosted by NIACC and the Winnebago County Conservation Board (was April 6)

Virtual Conner/Willmert Bridal Shower scheduled for June 6. The church plans to host a celebration at a later, safer date.
Bridal shower for Sandra Haegeman, bride-to-be of Jesse Janssen (was March 21)

Buffalo Center Historical Society paper doll program (was March 29)

Farm machinery auction for Paul and Joann Steffensen (was April 4)

Iowa Artists Show originally scheduled for April has been rescheduled to Aug. 15

90th birthday party for LeRoy Weaver (was March 22)

The Buffalo Center Tribune

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Buffalo Center, IA 50424

Phone: 641-562-2606
Fax: 1-800-340-0805

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