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.

July 31, 2019 - 10:03 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Rock Rapids Crazy Days will be August 15-17, with a downtown vendor fair on Thursday the 15th.

July 31, 2019 - 10:02 am - Posted in Community Calendar

On August 6th at 10:30 AM, there will be an ATLAS Introductory Team Meeting for anyone interested in discovering where you could serve or be served within the ATLAS ministry. Opportunities include the thrift store, Office, Ministry Center, and area community partnerships. Call ATLAS for more information at 472-9016.

July 31, 2019 - 9:59 am - Posted in Community Calendar

ATLAS is doing their school supply drive. A list of needs will be posted on the ATLAS Facebook page, or it’s also available at the office at 112 First Avenue in Rock Rapids or by emailing amy@atlasoflyoncounty.org. No gift is too great or too small.

Monetary donations are needed to purchase shoes specific to individual child needs and to keep miscellaneous school supply inventory stocked. They tell us they are in great need of earbuds, headphones, flash drives, and scientific calculators for students in need. Please deliver (or mail) all donations to ATLAS by Friday, August 2nd.

See the Back-to-School Ministry event page for more details on how the ministry operates. You can call 472-9016 for more information. If your family is in need, call and make your appointment for your student or students to receive their supplies. It’s on a first-come, first-served appointment basis.

The Browns are coming to Tabernacle Baptist Church in George. Here’s what they had to say:

“It’s truly a family affair when The Browns hit the stage with their gospel music. The musical stylings of Shelly, Michaela, Adam and Andrew exude excitement on the stage and offer a life-changing experience to all who hear them. The Browns deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engage audiences of all ages.

The Browns have been touring across the United States since the group began its full-time ministry nineteen years ago. The heralded group began on the local and state level and has expanded and grown into a national touring group.

You’re invited to hear their concert at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 206 E. Indiana Ave., George on Sunday evening, May 5 beginning at 6:30 PM. You will not be disappointed. There will be a free-will offering taken with coffee & soft serve ice cream served after the concert.”

April 9, 2019 - 3:54 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News, Podcasts

From the Rock Rapids Chamber:

Due to impending weather:

The taco supper is canceled.

The pie auction is now scheduled for June 14 during the Heritage Days Waffle Breakfast.

The Queen Contest (Miss & Little Miss Rock Rapids) & Citizen of the Year Presentation is postponed to a date to be determined.

February 19, 2019 - 3:22 pm - Posted in Community Calendar
The World Day of Prayer will be March 1st, at the Christian Church Disciples, 110 South Greene Street,  in Rock Rapids at 1:30 pm.
This year the program is written by women from Slovenia, and numerous churches from Rock Rapids work together to present the prayer service.
September 11, 2018 - 3:42 pm - Posted in Community Calendar
August 28, 2018 - 9:18 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Rock Rapids, Iowa — One of the major downtown streets in Rock Rapids is going to be reconstructed yet this summer, making it a little more difficult to do business on that stretch of street.

But the City of Rock Rapids says contingency plans are in place so that business shouldn’t be affected too much. Rock Rapids officials tell us that the Story Street Reconstruction Project (just south of Highway 9) is scheduled to start during the week of August 13th, 2018. City Administrator Jordan Kordahl tells us more.

He says it also will include new, more decorative street lighting.

Kordahl says work will begin with the removal of street and sidewalk in the first block, from First Avenue (Main Street) to South Second Avenue. That’s the area from Rexall to US Bank. Work on the second block, from Second to Third Avenue (past Dollar General and the courthouse), will start about two to three weeks later. Paving is tentatively scheduled to start in mid‐September.

All sidewalks in the project area will be replaced except for the one along Courthouse property. Kordahl says that in order to minimize the amount of time during which storefronts will be not accessible, the contractor will remove the sidewalks in two parts.

Kordahl says most businesses will also allow for access through the rear or side of their buildings.

He says that because the project includes replacement of water mains, each property will incur a temporary disruption of water service during disconnect from old service and reconnect to new. In order to minimize the inconvenience to affected water customers, the contractor will try to schedule the change of service to occur during periods of low water usage.

Vander Pol Excavating of Orange City is the general contractor for the entire project. The work schedule runs from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. five days per week. They hope to be done with the work by October 15, 2018.

Kordahl says the total price tag including infrastructure is estimated to be about $730,000. He says roughly 30 percent of that total will be paid by the property owners. The rest will be paid by the City of Rock Rapids and Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities.