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 to register or call 712-460-3097 for more information.

July 10, 2014 - 10:03 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Annual Little Rock EMS Fundraiser will be on Sunday July 27 from 11am to 1pm at the Town & Country building of Little Rock.

Serving pork sandwiches, potato salad, beans, potato chips, ice cream, pop or coffee.

June 18, 2014 - 4:52 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Due to the recent flooding in northwest Iowa in general, and Rock Rapids in particular, this weekend’s Heritage Days Celebration schedule has been changed.  The most noticeable change in the new schedule is the fact that the Heritage Days Parade has been canceled for this year.

To view the UPDATED Heritage Days Schedule, click here.

June 16, 2014 - 11:49 am - Posted in Community Calendar

churchBethel Reformed Church-rural Little Rock, IA will be hosting the musical group “Glory Road” from Council Bluffs, IA on Sunday evening July 13, 2014 at 7PM. There will be a free will offering. An ice cream social will be served following the concert. Come enjoy a nite of wonderful music.


Northwest Iowa — Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 91 miles of the Big Sioux River between Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Westfield, Iowa, from July 12 to 19.big sioux at good earth

Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition, is the DNR’s annual volunteer river cleanup event. In addition to muscling trash out of the river, participants learn about watersheds, water quality, recycling and other natural resource topics. This year’s expedition marks AWARE’s twelfth year. This year’s event is unique in that the Iowa DNR and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks will team up to focus efforts on the Big Sioux River, which borders both states.

Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp says that after a decade, Project AWARE has become the quintessential event in Iowa that focuses on the importance of rivers and water quality to the state.

He says that the best thing about Project AWARE is that it allows Iowa citizens who care about the environment to actually become involved in helping the environment. That’s a big difference, he says. People who are actively involved in not only helping clean up our rivers but understanding the importance of water quality, become much more effective and avid advocates for protecting our natural resources, according to Gipp.

Volunteers can officially join the river cleanup by paddling the river or by assisting with land-based recycling initiatives, but there are opportunities for others to experience Project AWARE as well. “Infotainment” programs, for example, are held each evening and are open to the public.

Registration is not required for the general public to attend evening programs, but it is required for those who wish to volunteer for the river cleanup itself. To avoid a late registration fee, volunteers are asked to have their registration forms postmarked by Friday, June 20. Tent camping is free for volunteers and a limited number of canoes are available for those who need them.

Additional information can be found on the Project AWARE website –

June 13, 2014 - 10:48 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Heritage Days Car Show

Thursday, June 19-

Medallion Hunt
Sidewalk Chalk Contest Drawing-Courthouse Square 9:00 am-7:00 pm Downtown Business Hot Summer Deals 3:30 pm-7 pm Blue Light Specials
4:30 pm-7:00 pm Christian Reformed Church Whopper Feed-US Bank Square 7:00 pm Queen Contest- Forster Community Center

Friday, June 20- Medallion Hunt
All Day-Open Golf -Rock River Country Club (Green fees apply to all Rock Rapids non-members, everyone welcome) 7:00 am -9:00 am Community Breakfast-Dad’s Belgian Waffles-Forster Community Center 9:00 am-5:00 pm Downtown Business Hot Summer Deals 11:00 am-1:00 pm United Methodist Church Salad Luncheon & Craft Sale-Forster Community Center 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Depot Museum Open 12:00 pm Sidewalk Chalk Contest Drawings must be completed
1:00 pm Sidewalk Chalk Contest Judging-Courthouse Square 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Rib Fest-Island Park 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Family Fun Night (Kids Inflatables & Rock Climbing Wall)
7:00 pm Bean Bag Tournament-Island Park (6-6:30 pm Registration)
7:30 pm Races @ Rapid Speedway
8:00 pm River Valley Players Review-Forster Auditorium (one night only)
Cruise Night-Downtown

Saturday, June 21- Medallion Hunt
All Day-Open Golf -Rock River Country Club (Green fees apply to all Rock Rapids non-members, everyone welcome) 8:00 am Road Race 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Run/Walk- Island Park
9:00 am Premier Bank Fast Pitch Tournament-Borman Forster Ballpark
9:00 am-3:00 pm Rapids Theatre Tours @ Rapids Theatre
9:00 am-4:00 pm Downtown Business Hot Summer Deals 11:00 am Parade-Downtown (4:00 pm rain time)
12:00 pm Concessions & Food Vendors-Island Park 12:00 pm Show & Shine Sponsored by Pizza Ranch-Island Park 12:00 pm Vendor Fair-Island Park 12:00 pm Groove Inc. Performance in Island Park 12:00 pm Rock Rapids Firemen Pedal Car Races-Fire Station Alley 12:00 pm Brat Feed-VFW
12:00-3:00 pm Mr. Twister & Face Painting-Island Park 12:00 pm-4:00 pm Kids Inflatables, Zip Line, Kids Water Boats, Train Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, etc.-Island Park 12:00-5:00 pm Depot Museum Open 12:30 pm All School Reunion-Forster Community Center
1:00 pm-3:00 pm All American Lumberjack Show & Sports Camp-Island Park 7:00 pm Figure 8 Races- Rapid Speedway
9:00 pm Street Dance SLAMABAMA-Downtown Rock Rapids (21 & Over)

Sunday June 22- Medallion Hunt
All Day-Open Golf -Rock River Country Club (Green fees apply to all Rock Rapids non-members, everyone welcome)
10:30 am Community Church Service-Courthouse Square ( First Reformed Church in case of rain)
2:00 pm-5:00 pm Depot Museum Open

Rock Rapids Chamber of Commerce * * 712-472-3456

***Events subject to change without notice***

June 13, 2014 - 9:49 am - Posted in Community Calendar


!cid_image003_jpg@01CF81A4Friday, June 20th

Island Park

6-6:30 Registration

7:00 Tourney Begins

$10/team of 2 people

Open to all ages

Run by the Central Lyon FFA

You can also stop by the Chamber to pre-register anytime before the event. Questions 472 3456

June 13, 2014 - 9:45 am - Posted in Community Calendar

fishingFish are biting at the lake!  Bring your child, neighbor, grandkids, etc. to try fishing.  We will provide fishing poles and bait:) Please call 712-472-2217 to register or email  And meet us at the Lake Pahoja Fishing Pier.