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Iowa Rural Development State Office
210 Walnut Street, Room 873
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: (515) 284-4663 | Fax: (855) 251-2243

Questions about Multifamily Housing ProgramsCall 1-800-292-8293

Rural Development Success Stories

Lasting Legacy: How a Vision for Childcare Was Built in Griswold, Iowa

Since 1869, the Noble Center United Methodist Church stood on a hill at the corner of Highway 71 and Victoria Road in Noble Township, Cass County, Iowa. Four years ago, the last remaining members gathered. “We had to make final decisions on where and how to gift the remaining money in the church account as we closed our little white church,” said Barb Baier, life-long church and community leader. “Do we ask the…