June 22, 2016 - 9:50 am - Posted in Community Calendar

report 1The George News that the City of George will not be handing out the Water Quality Reports this year and that the customers can retain a copy from the City Clerks Office, the George Public Library, and City Maintenance Shop. They may also retain copies from the City of George website or download it here.

June 15, 2016 - 11:17 am - Posted in Community Calendar

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fun run 1The George Recreational Trail Committee, in conjunction with the George Freedom Days Committee, is proud of announce that they will be hosting their 9th Annual 5k Fun Run and Walk onSaturday, July 2, 2016.  This will be held during the annual Freedom Days festivities.  Registration is open at this time.  Check in will begin at 7:00 a.m. on July 2, with the race beginning at 8:00 a.m.  If you preregister before June 17, your entry fee is $20.  All entries after June 17 will be charged $25.  Medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in each of the age and gender brackets.  All participants will receive a t-shirt and refreshments.  The race is held on the recreational trail in George, beginning at Locker Park (near the intersection of L-14 and A-34).  All proceeds benefit the George Recreational Trail system.
For more information or to preregister, contact Fred or Kristi Landis at 712-475-2862 or by e-mail atflandis@mtcnet.net.

May 11, 2016 - 3:38 pm - Posted in Community Calendar


relay for lifeSaturday, May 14th at 12:00p.m.
Last Call Saloon, 120 N. Main St. George, IA
$10 per person

Come join us for our 3rd annual asparagus hunt! Register teams of up to 5 people. Registration begins at 12:00 (noon), with the hunt beginning at 1 p.m.

You will have 3 hours to go to your “secret” asparagus patch and bring back your stash. Once everyone is back and checks their asparagus in, we will be cooking it. We will also have burgers and brats available for a free will donation.
$1 per person, with a trophy (new this year) to the team with the most asparagus (only usable asparagus will be counted). There will also be prizes for the longest, strangest shape, thickest, and strangest spot you found it (will need photo proof).

Proceeds will go to Lyon County Relay for Life.

April 20, 2016 - 10:09 am - Posted in Community Calendar
fireworks 2Volunteers are needed to help with Freedom Days events July 1, 2, and 3. We need help now with the organizing and during the events that weekend.
Please send us an email geo.chamber@gmail.com or leave a message at 712-475-3271 and let us know how and when you can help. It takes many hands to have a successful celebration for everyone. THANK YOU!


January 4, 2016 - 3:57 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

formal dress wrist corsage prom_sxcOperation Prom is a ministry that seeks to bless high school girls in our area and in the process demonstrate God’s love and care for all aspects of their lives. Teens participating in the program are given the opportunity to select a free prom dress and be treated to a day of pre-prom pampering. This year’s give-away dates are Friday, January 29 from 6:00-8:30PM and Saturday, January 30 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center.

Ways you can get involved:

-Donate gently used dresses
-Dresses may be donated to the following high schools during regular business hours: Sioux Center, Unity, Western, West Sioux, and Central Lyon.
-There will also be a dress drop off held on Wednesday, January 13 from 6-7PM at First Reformed Church’s Youth/Family Life Center in Sioux Center.
-Donations of shoes, jewelry, lotions, lip gloss, nail polish, etc. are also welcome.
-Volunteers willing to help with the day of pampering should email kayla.vandeberg@gmail.com.
-If you wish to give financially, donations can be sent to or dropped off at First Reformed Church Women’s Ministries – Operation Prom in Sioux Center.
-Prayer support

There is also an online link at http://www.frcsc.org/operationprom.cfm to register or for more information, check out Sioux Center Operation Prom on Facebook.

January 4, 2016 - 3:56 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

hamburgerThe Central Lyon Education Association will be sponsoring a “Burger Feed” on Friday, January 8th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the Central Lyon high school commons. Cost for the meal is $6.00, which includes a burger, chips, cookie, and a drink. The fundraiser is being held in conjunction with the MOC-FV basketball game, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Central Lyon Foundation.

September 17, 2015 - 3:42 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News

From the Lyon County Treasurer’s Office Tax Department:
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REAL ESTATE TAXES WERE DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 and may be paid without penalty on or before SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

Use the website – www.iowatreasurers.org – to pay taxes online, or please be sure to bring or send the proper stub with your payment. If mailing, postmark MUST be on or
before SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 to avoid penalty!


August 18, 2015 - 8:35 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News, Sports

Anyone born after January 1, 1972 who plans to hunt in Iowa is required to take a Hunter Education online course.

If that’s you, the first thing you have to do is register and complete the online course by Wednesday, August 26th. To register and complete the online course go to www.iowadnr.gov/huntered (that’s hunter ed) or visit the Iowa DNR website.

Then, you have to attend a Hunter Education Field Day. One of those will be held Saturday, August 29th at the Rock Rapids Gun Club. The field day will run from 8 A.M. until 12:00 noon. There is a limit of 25 students for the field day.

You do have to be at least 11 years old to attend the Field Day and complete the requirements.

To participate in the field day, you need to take the online course completion certificate to field day on Saturday the 29th.

If you have questions, contact Jeff Schram at 712-472-3127.