Disciples ChurchThe Christian Church (Disciples) in Rock Rapids is celebrating 125 years of service on Sunday, August 3rd.

A program of celebration will be held at 2:30 that afternoon at the church, 110 South Greene Street.

Everyone in the community is invited to come and share with them.

July 28, 2014 - 3:01 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

RR FLOOD 2014 Rapid SpeedwayYou are invited to a gathering of flood victims in order to give you a chance to be encouraged – and to encourage others.
As time drags on, the frustration can grow. This gathering is not to answer questions about rebuilding, selling to Homeland Security, etc. (However, you may gain ideas from what others share.) Instead, the goal is to give you a chance to hear others – and tell others – about those things that frustrate us, scare us, or make us mad about this whole mess.

If you feel talked out already, you don’t have to come. But if you’d like to “get out of the house” and see how others are coping, join us for some refreshments and some time together on: Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 902 S. Carroll St, Rock Rapids, Iowa

Refreshments will be served.

shredded paperOlson Heimensen Financial will have its 2nd Annual Shredding Event on September 17, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. They will accept flood damaged paper if it is dry. They cannot accept it if it is still damp.

Please call if you have any questions.

Wilma Miller

Hunter education is mandatory for anyone born after January 1, 1972 who wants to hunt in Iowa. A Hunter Education Field Day will be held August 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Rock Rapids Gun Club. You must register and complete all course work online before August 23, 2014. To register and complete course work, please visit http://reservations1.usedirect.com/IowaWeb/.

This field day is limited to 25 students and will fill up fast. Cost for the class is $25.00. Please contact Jeff Schram at 712-472-3127 if you have any any questions.


Flood Information Meeting

Thursday, July 24

7:00 pm

Forster Community Center

Topics will include:

  • Status of recovery effort
  • Financial assistance programs
  • Building regulations
  • Hazard Mitigation projects

Speakers will include representatives of:

  • The City of Rock Rapids
  • Lyon County Emergency Management
  • ATLAS of Lyon County
  • Justice for All
  • Rock Rapids Development Corporation
  • US Small Business Administration

The Annual Lake Pahoja Youth Triathlon is on Friday July 25 at 6 PM.Lake Pahoja

Their Adult mini triathlon and 3.5 Mile Fun Run will be on Saturday July 26 at 8 AM.

The Youth triathlon is for ages 7-14.

7-10 yr olds swim 75 yds, bike 2.5, run 1 mile
11-14 yr olds swim 150 yds, bike 2.5, run 1 mile

Adult mini triathlon swim 600 yds, bike 17 miles, run 3.5 miles

Go to www.allsportcentral.com to register or call 712-460-3097 for more information.

July 10, 2014 - 10:03 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Annual Little Rock EMS Fundraiser will be on Sunday July 27 from 11am to 1pm at the Town & Country building of Little Rock.

Serving pork sandwiches, potato salad, beans, potato chips, ice cream, pop or coffee.

June 18, 2014 - 4:52 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Due to the recent flooding in northwest Iowa in general, and Rock Rapids in particular, this weekend’s Heritage Days Celebration schedule has been changed.  The most noticeable change in the new schedule is the fact that the Heritage Days Parade has been canceled for this year.

To view the UPDATED Heritage Days Schedule, click here.

June 16, 2014 - 11:49 am - Posted in Community Calendar

churchBethel Reformed Church-rural Little Rock, IA will be hosting the musical group “Glory Road” from Council Bluffs, IA on Sunday evening July 13, 2014 at 7PM. There will be a free will offering. An ice cream social will be served following the concert. Come enjoy a nite of wonderful music.


Northwest Iowa — Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 91 miles of the Big Sioux River between Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Westfield, Iowa, from July 12 to 19.big sioux at good earth

Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition, is the DNR’s annual volunteer river cleanup event. In addition to muscling trash out of the river, participants learn about watersheds, water quality, recycling and other natural resource topics. This year’s expedition marks AWARE’s twelfth year. This year’s event is unique in that the Iowa DNR and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will team up to focus efforts on the Big Sioux River, which borders both states.

Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp says that after a decade, Project AWARE has become the quintessential event in Iowa that focuses on the importance of rivers and water quality to the state.

He says that the best thing about Project AWARE is that it allows Iowa citizens who care about the environment to actually become involved in helping the environment. That’s a big difference, he says. People who are actively involved in not only helping clean up our rivers but understanding the importance of water quality, become much more effective and avid advocates for protecting our natural resources, according to Gipp.

Volunteers can officially join the river cleanup by paddling the river or by assisting with land-based recycling initiatives, but there are opportunities for others to experience Project AWARE as well. “Infotainment” programs, for example, are held each evening and are open to the public.

Registration is not required for the general public to attend evening programs, but it is required for those who wish to volunteer for the river cleanup itself. To avoid a late registration fee, volunteers are asked to have their registration forms postmarked by Friday, June 20. Tent camping is free for volunteers and a limited number of canoes are available for those who need them.

Additional information can be found on the Project AWARE website – www.iowaprojectaware.com.