City of Clutier, Iowa

CLUTIER CITY HALL Clutier - Arlene 7
214 Main Street
Clutier, IA  52217
FAX 319-479-2303
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Council meets 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

404 Main Street
Clutier, IA  52217

Location: 2nd Street

Mayor Gordon Fassett
Gary Pearson
DeAnn Weber

Sue Kupka
Phillip Breja
Keith Erickson

The town of Clutier, situated on a gently sloping tract of land in the Salt Creek Valley of Oneida Township in Tama County, was founded in 1900 by Wm. E. Brice, the principal capitalist and promoter of the railroad project known as the Iowa, Minnesota, and Northern. Mr. Brice named the town for his sister, Maude, and brother-in-law, Bertram L. Clutier.

Clutier, the youngest incorporated town in Tama County, soon became a Czech settlement.  Today, more than a century later, Clutier retains its small town hospitality and is still well-known for the high concentration of catering services in the area. Many of these caterers specialize in Czech cuisine, among which the kolaches and rohlicky are the long time favorites.  Clutier Bohemian Plum Festival, an annual celebration, is held the first weekend in August, and several old-fashioned polka band concerts are also held during the summer months.

Clutier is also home to the charging Czechs, the girls state basketball champions of 1942. It’s ZCBJ Hall (chartered February 16, 1901) also the home of the only lodge building in Iowa still tied to its original Western Bohemian Fraternal Association (Zapadni Cesko-Bratrske Jednoty), now known as Western Fraternal Life Association (wfla). The lodge hall has always served as a place for Czech dances and community service activities; it is still in use today for meetings, dances, weddings, anniversaries, and includes a Czech museum.

3 Comments on “City of Clutier, Iowa”

  1. Jean September 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    One of the former charging Czechs says HI ! Jean Silhanek

  2. Mary Lou Busta May 10, 2021 at 10:19 am #

    The Street concerts were cancelled in 2020 (Covid). Are the Street Concerts scheduled for 2021 and what are the dates/times/performers for these concerts in 2021?

    • Tama County, Iowa June 21, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

      We just got confirmation that Clutier will be having two street concerts in 2021. Mollie B will be performing on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Main Street. Barefoot Becky will be performing on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. on Main Street. Food will be served on both dates beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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