The Woden Community Center was originally known as the Woodmen Hall. It was built by the members of the Woodmen's Lodge which started in early 1900. It was later known as the American Legion Hall. The Hall has been used for dancing, movies, roller skating, and family gatherings in the past. It is now the meeting place of several organizations including the Senior Citizens. The Community Center is also used frequently for breakfasts. The hall can be rented for activities by calling Bertha Schmidt at the library.
Volunteer Fire Department
The volunteer fire squad consists of members of the community who are trained
in fire fighting skills and who respond to emergency calls in the area.
The firehouse was recently rebuilt and is located on the north end of
the North Park. The current fire chief is Chris Bierle and there are about
The Woden News is published weekly every week in the Forest City Summit, Titonka Topic,
Britt News Tribune and the Buffalo Center Tribune. People with news to submit may
contact Sandy Hugo at 926-5781. Items must be entered by Friday at noon to make it into the
next week's edition.
The North Park is located on the west side of Main Street by the water tower and features a variety of playground equipment as well as a shelter house and basketball court/skating rink.
The South Park is located on the south end of Main Street and offers tennis courts, a shelter house, and playground equipment.
A library for the town of Woden was first sponsored b the Federated Women's Club as a community project. It was organized May 12, 1960 and was located in the basement of the First State Bank. It opened on November 30, 1960. A new library building was built in 1972-73.
The library currently offers loans on books, magazines, and videos. They are also connected to the internet. People wishing to use the internet may do so during the library hours. The computers may also be used for word processing purposes. Books which the library does not carry may be obtained via inter-library loan by using the Iowa Locator system.
The library hours are:
Monday: 9:30 to 10:30 AM and 3:30 to 5 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 to 10:30 AM and 3:30 to 5 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:30 AM and 3:30 to 8 PM
Thursday: 9:30 to 10:30 AM and 3:30 to 5 PM
Saturday: 9:30 to Noon and 3:00 to 5 PM
The Woden School District joined with Crystal Lake in 1960 to form W-CL Community School District. During the 95-96 school year W-CL implemented whole grade sharing with Titonka.
The W-CL-T High School is located in Crystal Lake and houses students in grades 9-12. A new building was dedicated March 29, 1995. It replaced the one that had been built in the 20's.
Students in grades 6-8 attend T-W-CL Middle School in Titonka. To visit their home page, click on the indian.
Elementary students in grades K-5 attend classes at either Woden Elementary or Titonka Elementary.
One of our neighboring communities has a web page with information about their