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.

October 7, 2015 - 3:09 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

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The Rock Rapids United Methodist Church will be offering a 5 week Advent Bible Study, entitled “Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam” starting on Sunday, November 15th, and running through Sunday, December 13th. The group will meet at 5:00 p.m. each Sunday and be led by Jackie Austin. To sign up, please call the Rock Rapids United Methodist Church at 712-472-2324 by November 1st to allow time for books to be ordered.

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 – – 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 (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.
Farmers Market Clipart
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 at Lake Pahoja events. For more information and to print off registrations, go to or call Emily at (712)470-1219.

Join the Cancer Kickers for their second annual Asparagus Hunt!
It’ll be Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at the Last Call Saloon in George.

Register teams of up to 5 people. Registration begins at noon, with the hunt beginning at 1 pm.

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. There will be burgers and brats available for purchase.

It’s $10 per person, with a prize for 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 (need photo proof).

Proceeds will go to Lyon County Relay for Life.

This Saturday marks the 23rd annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger food drive. It’s a great opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, and everyone can help make a difference in the lives of others.

The Letter Carriers in Rock Rapids will once again be participating in the food drive. Please place nonperishable food items at or near your mail box this Saturday, May 9th.The donations will go to the ATLAS Food Bank in Rock Rapids.

According to the most recent information from Feeding America, there were nearly 49 million food-insecure people in the United States in 2012, including nearly 16 million children and 4.8 million seniors. There are many people who often have to make the difficult decision of whether to pay for electricity, water, and rent or to buy enough food for the table. You have the chance to improve lives by donating essential food items this Saturday.

The letter carriers in several northwest Iowa communities are participating — but not all of them are. If you’d like to know if your letter carriers are participating, just call your local post office.

March 26, 2015 - 8:14 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Ribeye steakJoin Physician Assistant Lori Letner for a free informational workshop on the Ideal Protein weight loss Method at 5:30 pm Monday March 30th at Bliss Salon and Spa. The workshop is free but RSVP is required by emailing or call 712-541-9411. Space is limited to reserve yours today!

March 10, 2015 - 8:23 am - Posted in Community Calendar

bingoMarch 21st marks the date for the Lyon COunty Fair FUNdraiser! It will take place at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Festivities will include a silent auction, bake sale, and BINGO with cash prizes. There will also be a Pasta Bar featuring Spaghetti, Chicken Alfredo, Meat/Marinara Sauce, Salad, Bread and Ice cream.

Funds raised will be used towards fair day-to-day maintenance and expenses. Be sure to mark your calendar to come and enjoy an evening of FUN!

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