A “Kee” to Progress

Located on this page is information about organizations, churches and services in our community. Feel free to contact any of interest!

The letter head for Kiester Civic and Commerce states “A Kee to Progress” and is dedicated to community service. This is the motto for all volunteer organizations in Kiester, as they are key to the success of the community. Whether the organization is civic, church or social, the people who volunteer their time and talents make Kiester a good place to live and work.

Organizations By Category


 Lime Creek Church at Farming of Yesteryear

Open Doors UMC-Chris Leistra-pastor,  P. O. Box 369 Kiester, MN 56051 507-294-3300
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10 am Fellowship
e-mail: [email protected]

Good Hope Parish- Peg Marose, pastor

Bricelyn Lutheran– Peg Marose, pastor, 404 N Secor St, Bricelyn, MN, phone 507- 653-4565, Worship 10:45 a.m. ,coffee fellowship 9:45

North Blue Earth Lutheran Peg Marose, pastor, 50962 100th St, Brush Creek, MN, phone 507- 653-4520, Worship 9:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 9:45 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran -Peg Marose, pastor , Mailing address for Trinity Lutheran is P.O. Box 239, Kiester, MN 56051  Trinity parish is located 3 miles west and 3 miles south of Kiester, MN Church Phone/Fax Number is 507-294-3721, 9:45a.m. Sunday Fellowship, 10:30a.m. Worship, Wednesday 5 pm WOW

Our Savior’s Lutheran- Peg Marose,  pastor, 8:45 a.m. Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship  Church Phone: 507-294-3606 Parsonage: 507-294-3713
e-mail- [email protected]

 Bethel Lutheran – 15722 490th Avenue, Scarville, Iowa (Vinje, IA), (641) 590-3590, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Worship – contact information- Darris Peterson- 641-568-3574,
email- [email protected]
facebook- https://www.facebook.com/BethelLutheranChurchVinje?rf=113482785351557

United Lutheran- Don Rose, pastor, 222 W 3rd St, Walters, Phone 507-294-3134
Fax   507- 294-3134 , 8:45a.m. Worship with Holy Communion, 10 a.m. Sunday School
e-mail [email protected]
facebook :https://www.facebook.com/mansfield.united.lutheran.church/

Mansfield Lutheran– Don Rose, pastor, 14711 630th Ave, Alden, Phone 507- 294-3134
Fax   507- 294-3134, 10:30 a.m Worship with Holy Communion, 9:15 a.m. Sunday School
e-mail [email protected]
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mansfield.united.lutheran.church/

Covenant Life Church– Steven Lorenz, pastor, 290 1st Ave NE, Wells, MN, phone  507- 553-5025, Pre-Service Prayer 9:00 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m.

South Blue Earth Lutheran– Arne Halbakken, pastor, 49343 50th St., Bricelyn, MN, phone 507- 653-4314, Worship 9:00 a.m. with Bethany; Coffee fellowship 10 a.m.

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran– Arne Halbakken, pastor, 48332 40th St, Frost, MN, phone 507-878-3324, Worship 9:00 a.m, Coffee fellowship 10:00 a.m.

United Lutheran-Arne Halbakken, pastor, 310 Howard St., Frost, MN, phone 507-878-3195, Worship 10:30 a.m.

Tri-Parish Community:

St. Casimir Catholic,  320 2nd Ave SW, Wells, MN, phone 507-553-5391

St. John the Baptist, 100 Park Street North,Minnesota Lake, MN, phone 507-462-3636 Fax: 507- 462-3212

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 27 Main St, Easton, MN, phone 507-787-2303

Matt Fasnacht, pastor, Saturday Mass at 5:00 p.m. at Minnesota Lake, Sunday Mass at 8:00 a.m. at Wells, Tuesday Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Wells.

 Assembly of God-Brumm Harms, pastor, Hilary Korynta, youth pastor, 405 S Broadway, Wells, MN, phone 553-3511, 9:15 a.m. fellowship, Worship service 10:00 a.m.

Dell Lutheran, Joe Ocker, pastor, 47500 97th St, Frost, MN, phone 507-878-3391, Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran, Randall V. Baldwin, pastor, 105 E 3rd St, Scarville, IA, phone 641-268-3666, Worship 9:00 a.m., Fellowship 10:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 a.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran, Mary Iverson, pastor, 291 1st St SW, Wells, MN, phone 507- 553-3513, Coffee 8:15 a.m. & 10:15 a.m., Worship 9:00 a.m.

OPEN DOORS UMC Wells, Chris Leistra, pastor, 595 1st Ave SW, Wells, MN, 507-553-5453, 9:00 a.m. Worship, 10:00 a.m. coffee, Sunday School 10 a.m.

 SAIL (formerly Bone Builders)

Meet Monday & Thursday 9:00 am at The Kiester Community Center

Leaders are Mary Aske, Jeanette Parriott, and Sylvia Halverson


Foster FireFlies 4-H Club,

Approximately 30 children and their families are involved in the Kiester area 4-H program. Monthly meetings and activities are held at the Rice Lake area Metholdist Church. Programs are family oriented. 4-H activities teach life skills and leadership and give kids a chance to have fun and express themselves. The Foster FireFlies walk the road ditches near Kiester along Hwy. 22 as part of the “Adopt a Highway” program. They annually take part in the “Share the Fun” talent program. The Foster FireFlies have an active dog project teaching individual showmanship and obedience.


Kiester Community Food Pantry

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month 4-6 p.m.

Kiester Area Historical Society

President- Al Bauman 507-338-0079, Vice President- Steve Nesse, Located 118 N. Main Street (right next to City Hall), PO Box 16
Kiester, MN
.  Meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiester Area Historical Society Museum.  They are always looking for new members.

Open every Thursday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. ,during Kiester Days, and by appointment (family reunions, etc..)



Kiester Gardeners

contact person- Jason Gutt 815-382-8860, they meet the 4th Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Kiester Market.

The main focus of the club is to beautify the city with planters of flowers on Main Street, around the businesses, and the Welcome to Kiester sign.  They have an annual garden tour, and a plant sale as a fund raiser to help defray the costs of the planters.

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Kiester Legion Post 454

Kiester, MN 56051 The Kiester Legion Post 454, Commander- Steve Koester, meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion.

Kiester Legion Auxiliary

Kiester, MN. 56051, President-Jeanette Parriot., meet the 2nd Wednesday  of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion.

The purpose of the American Legion Auxiliary is to foster and perpetuate Americanism and to instill a sense of obligation to the community, state, and nation. The Auxiliary sponsors a Bloodmobile and sends candidates to the Girls State and Girls County programs. We support our local American Legion Unit in many of their endeavors. Our unit actively serves many banquets and meetings in order to earn funds which are donated to a variety of community, state and national causes.

Son’s of the American Legion

Kiester, MN.56051, Commander- Doug Trytten, meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Kiester  American Legion.

Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires.

SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.

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Oil Painting Club

Located in the Kiester School Building. Meet every  Wednesday 1 pm- 4pm


Stateline Snowmobile Club

Chris Schumann, President: 507-402-1106

Our purpose is to provide groomed trails for winter recreation in the Kiester area. Over 50 members pay dues to help keep trails groomed and marked. The Kiester trail goes south to the stateline and hooks up with Iowa trails, and north to Walters where it connects to the Freeborn county snowmobile trail. Trails are open to the public and are maintained by members throughout the winter months. The Club holds races and suppers to help with expenses involved in marking and grooming the many miles of trails.
website- http://mnsnowmobiler.org/index.php?pageid=92&clubofficers=347

Gopher- Hawkeye Power Association

Presidents: Brian Linder 507-525-2345 & Jim Meyer 507-383-0331

Non-profit organization, holds various activities throughout the year including :Pork Sandwich Dinner in March, Swap meet/ Horse Show/ Tractor pull in June, Farming of Yesteryear Old-Time Threshing Show in September, & Christmas in the County in December.
website- http://farmingofyesteryear.com/

facebook- https://www.facebook.com/FOYKiesterMN/