June 4, 2018 - 12:21 pm - Posted in Community Calendar
The George Recreational Trail Committee would like to announce that they will be hosting their annual 5k Fun Run & Walk during the 2018 Freedom Days festivities in George.
The race will be held on Saturday, June 30 with check-in beginning at 7:00 a.m. and the race beginning at 8:00. All proceeds benefit the George Recreational Trail. Medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in each of the age & gender categories. All participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. Check-in occurs at the Train Depot in Locker Park on the north side of George.
The cost is $20 per participant if registered before June 13. For more information or to register, contact Fred or Kristi Landis at 712-348-0778, or register online at http://runsignup.com (search for George Freedom Days Run).

There’s going to be a Central Lyon Spanish Club fundraiser car wash on Saturday (May 12). The Spanish students are raising money for their trip to Europe in 2019.

The car wash is this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Rock Rapids car wash. They’ll wash cars for a free will offering.

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The US Department of Housing and Urban Development or HUD is changing the way the homeless are served. There is now going to be a “coordinated entry system,” which will match the homeless with available housing and services. If your organization provides services to homeless and other vulnerable people, it will need to be included in the system and you are invited to a meeting explaining it in more detail. This particular meeting is aimed at community action agencies, law enforcement, churches, service organizations, veterans organizations, and more in Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Ida, and Cherokee counties. The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids (across the street from Subway on Highway 9). If you have any questions, call Julie De Ruyter at 712-472-3896.


The Special Olympics of Northwest Iowa Track and Field Spring Games will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Sioux Center Athletic Field.

If there is inclement weather, we will go indoors to Dordt’s Gym and Rec Center. Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 9:30 am. The track and field events begin at 9:45 and the last relay is scheduled for 1:15 pm. There are 400 athletes registered to participate from the ages of 8 to 70 years old. Our counties for athletes are Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Monona, and Crawford as our Special Olympic NW District area. Athletes may participate in 2 events and run with a relay team.

There are over 160 volunteers who help to make the day a great success. First place winners will compete in Ames on May 17 19 at the Special Olympics State Summer Games.

April 2, 2018 - 3:05 pm - Posted in Community Calendar


Plan on attending the 2018 Sheldon Home & Design Show on Saturday, April 14th. at the Life Long Learning Center located on the campus of Northwest Iowa Community College from 9 to 3 pm.

Door Prize drawings every hour on the hour.  Prizes must be claimed within 15 minutes of being announced. Enjoy Free Admission, prizes, concessions and  much more when you attend the Sheldon Home and Design Expo this Saturday at the Life Long Learning Center from 9 to 3 pm.

April 2, 2018 - 1:48 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

The American Reformed Church in Luverne, Minnesota is sponsoring a Southern Gospel Concert on Sunday April 15th starting at 3:00 pm. Enjoy the music from the Triumphant South Quartet from 3-5 pm, with refreshments to follow. This is a free concert all are welcome to enjoy.

February 5, 2018 - 9:41 am - Posted in Community Calendar



Is offering all new mom’s a

Free in-home nursing visit.

Call Health Services of Lyon County to

Schedule a visit (712)472-8200

Or e-mail at hslc@co.lyon.ia.us

The Rock Rapids Christian Reformed Church will be holding a Soup & Pie Supper on Wednesday, February 7th at the Forster Community Center. They will be serving chili, vegetable beef, chicken noodle, and pea soups, as well as cream of chicken and BBQ sandwiches, with pie for dessert. Serving will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

December 28, 2017 - 9:48 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News, Podcasts

Lyon & Sioux Rural Water System is reminding their rural customers it is the customer’s responsibility to cover their meter pits to keep them from freezing. With the colder temperatures and lack of snow cover, it is important to have the meter pits covered. Customers that have cement pits on their own systems are reminded to cover those as well to prevent freeze-ups.