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The City of Worthington now has in place an emergency notification system for all our residents.  This is called CODE RED.  You must go online to register your phone numbers to be notified in the event of an emergency.  Boil notices, missing person, utility outage, fire/flood, bomb threat, chemical spill or gas leak, or any life safety incident.  You can register as many phones as you would like, yours, spouse, kids, and anyone else living in your house with a phone.  When an emergency happens ALL numbers in the system are notified with a voice message and if you don't answer; the message will be left on your voice mail.  It is your responsibility to update the system if your number changes or if you add phones. 

Clink on the red link below to enroll today! 

Happy125thBirthdaytothe CityofWorthington!

REAP Grant-Memorial Park Walking Trail 

The City of Worthington is looking at applying for the REAP Grant to construct a trail/walkway around Memorial Park. Please see the preliminary pictures below.

​​In 1858 an Englishman by the name of Amos Worthington ventured here from Cincinnati, Ohio. He chose a spot about 35 miles southwest of Dubuque in the path between Farley and Cedar Rapids that would be accessible to the Dubuque Southern railroad. He built the first general merchandise store in the area and soon another businessman by the name of Mr. Piersall built a second store. It wasn’t long before a blacksmith shop and saloon located near the two stores and this was the beginning of Worthington. It was not until October 1, 1892 that the people of the village petitioned the court of Dubuque County to become an incorporated town. An election was held with a total of 42 eligible voters, 32 of which voted yes to incorporate and the remaining 10 voting no. The Clerk of Court certified a copy of all proceedings and the date of the official incorporation of the Town of Worthington was to be January 2, 1893

Water Consumer Confidence Report 

Below is the button which directs you to the 2018 Water Consumer Confidence Report. Please follow this URL to view the past, as well as the current, reports.

Worthington Sportsmen Membership

City Hall now sells Worthington Sportsmen Memberships. The cost for a membership is $30.00. City Hall is open Monday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM.

Our Town History

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City of Worthington


The Bellamy Brothers-September 16, 2018

The Bellamy Brothers will be performing at the Worthington Memorial Hall on September 16, 2018 at 4:00PM. Beau Timmerman will be opening the event and performing at 2:30PM. Pre-ticket sales are now sold out, please contact city hall at: (563)855-2825 closer to the event to see if tickets will be available at the door.  

City of Worthington-Formal Complaint Form  

For better tracking purposes, the City of Worthington is asking any residents who have a complaint, to please fill out the complaint form on the link below. These can also be found at City Hall.

Red Garbage Tags

Red garbage tags have increased to $1.25/tag. These tags are still available for purchase at City Hall. If you have any additional garbage, you must purchase these and place the tag on the additional garbage bag.