September 2, 2014 - 11:09 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

George, Iowa — asphaltA four block area of downtown George will be blocked off curb to curb from Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 AM until Sunday, September 7th at Noon to be seal-coated and re-striped.

The areas affected are the two blocks north and south on Main Street and the two blocks east and west of the Main square.

Sidewalks will be open to all businesses.

August 27, 2014 - 10:26 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation (LCRF) reminds local residents that the 2014 Fall Competitive Grant applications are due by 2:00pm September 9, 2014. Contact Dave Childress at 712-472-0111. For questions or use the LCRF website. The foundation’s email is lcrfoundation@prenieronline.net.

This will be the 7th cycle of competitive grants that will distributed in October. LCRF has distributed over $3 million dollars helping complete more than 90 projects.

August 27, 2014 - 9:44 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Pheasants foreverKids day is on September 6th for ages 5 through 15 at the Alvord Gun Club.

It is from 2-5pm and there will be clay shooting, BB guns, hatchet throwing, Wii, crossbows, and shooting fluflu arrows.

Pizza, shirts, and prizes.

If you have any questions call 472 4123.

August 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Little Rock, Iowa — The 67th Little Rock Corn Show is in full swing in Little Rock. The show is put on every year by the Little Rock Town and Country Club.Little Rock Corn Show 2014

We talked to Nathan Peters, one of the people who put it together every year. He says it’s a big family fun festival before the end of the summer. He gives us an idea of what’s going on.

Click or tap the play button above or this link to listen.

Peters tells us about the flower show and the crop and produce show.

Click or tap the play button above or this link to listen.

Peters encourages everyone to come to Little Rock and maybe meet up with some old friends.

For the full schedule, click here.

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
472-3867

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.

ForsterCenter

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.