February 4, 2016 - 9:54 am - Posted in Community Calendar



12:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Public health



February 4, 2016 - 8:43 am - Posted in Community Calendar

fish fryIt’s that time of year again! The Rock Rapids Knights of Columbus are getting geared up for their Annual Fish Fry Dinners! Below is the list of dates and locations:

February 12                        Larchwood (Sports Center)

February 19                        Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)

February 26                        Larchwood (Sports Center)

March 4                                Larchwood (Sports Center)

March 11                             Rock Rapids (Forster Community Center)

March 18                             Larchwood (Sports Center)


Prices = $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 & under.

Serving time — 5:30 – 7:30pm

Public is welcome… All you can eat!

February 4, 2016 - 8:34 am - Posted in Community Calendar




Wednesday, February 17th

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Forster Community Center


$6 adults

$3 kids 12 & under

Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member,

at the Chamber Office or at the door

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.

November 10, 2015 - 10:55 am - Posted in Community Calendar


The 2015-2016 Low – Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.Applications will be taken November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.

This program is not designed to pay households total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fufel, among others. If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you cannot re-apply.

For more information and an appointment in O’Brien County, call the Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 712-957-1023, located at 140 2nd St. SE, Primghar.

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.

June 29, 2015 - 9:59 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Rock Rapids Farmer’s Market today (6/29/15) from 4-7 pm.
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Strawberries, fresh brown eggs, broccoli, cabbage, beets, green onions and kale.
Baked goods including applesauce spice bars.

June 14, 2015 - 1:01 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, Sports

Lake PahojaRegister now for the Lake Pahoja Youth Triathlon, Adult Triathlon, and 3.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

  • Youth Triathlon-July 24 at 6pm
  • Adult Mini Triathlon-July 25 at 8am
  • 3.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk-July 25 at 8am

Register by Sunday, June 21st to get early bird discount. $30 for Adult Triathlon and $15 for 3.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Enter “early bird” at allsportcentral.com at Lake Pahoja events. For more information and to print off registrations, go to www.lyoncountyiowa.com/conservation_department.asp or call Emily at (712)470-1219.