January 17, 2020 - 10:46 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News, Podcasts, Sports

There are a number of closures and delays for today and this weekend. Please visit the Closures and Delays page on our main website, kiwaradio.com for that information.

January 15, 2020 - 10:19 am - Posted in Community Calendar
January 15, 2020 - 10:11 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Avera Medical Group Larchwood and Community Blood Bank will be hosting a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to impact patients’ lives in the area.

Blood is needed each day in the United States to sustain the lives of patients in need. Whether used for surgery, traumas, during cancer treatment or other life threatening medical conditions, blood is used to provide hope.  There are many blood suppliers throughout the country, some are very large blood providers, some a little smaller and others are hospital operated.  Community Blood Bank is hospital operated with a joint shared resource of Avera and Sanford Health Systems, meaning when you donate on the bloodmobile the donation will go directly back to our local hospitals to save local lives.

“The importance of residents donating blood to the local supplies intensifies as we enter the cold and flu season,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.  “With less people able to donate blood, supplies to treat local patients, decreases significantly as demand stays strong.  Begin the new year by providing hope to local patients by joining us to donate blood.   Community Blood Bank relies solely on volunteer blood donors throughout the area to provide blood for local patients.  We are looking for a great turnout for this community event to keep the blood supply strong.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health the day of the donation.  Please bring an I.D.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating.  Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations.

For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call Avera Medical Group Larchwood at 712-477-2185. Walk-ins are always welcome.

December 17, 2019 - 9:42 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Mark your calendar for October 6th. That’ll be the night for a Rock Rapids Mural Society fundraiser called “Ladies Just Want To Have Fun.” It’ll be from 1 to 5 pm. On the schedule are: prizes every half hour, snacks, wine tasting, and learning to care for and plant succulents to take home. Board games and cards will also be played, Plus there will be vendors and shopping. If you have questions, contact Sandy Wynia.

July 31, 2019 - 10:12 am - Posted in Community Calendar

The Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital Auxiliary will have the 2nd annual Family Fun Night on Tuesday, August 13th from 4 to 7 at Island Park, west of the swimming pool. This is the fundraising event that is replacing the annual hospital fair. There will be inflatables, lawn games, a meal, ice cream, a silent auction, and a general store where they’ll have baked goods, fresh vegetables and other donated items. Call Carol Oliver if you have any questions.

July 31, 2019 - 10:05 am - Posted in Community Calendar

If you were born after January 1st, 1972 and you plan to hunt in Iowa, you need to have taken a hunter education course and participate in a field day. There is a field day coming up, but you have to have taken the course online first. The field day is August 24th, but you have to have completed the online course by August 23rd. It can be found at iowadnr.gov/HunterEd. You have to be at least 11 years old. Call Jeff Schram if you have questions at 712-472-3127.