western logoThe Western Christian High School booster club is hosting a tailgate party sponsored by Iowa State Bank on Friday, September 19 prior to the Homecoming Football game between Western Christian and Sibley Ocheyedan. Brats, burgers, hot dogs, and chips are on the menu. Free will offering will be taken. Serving will be from 5:30 pm till 7 pm.

applesImmanuel CRC Apple Pie project will be Oct 25th.

We are doing a limited number of pies again this year so get your orders in early. $13.00 per pie. Fresh homemade ready for your freezer to bake as needed. Great for the holidays around the corner.

Sent orders with payment to CES to Shantel Oostra PO Box 114 Sheldon, Ia 51201. (proceeds go to the Christian schools).

RR Kids Club signThe Rock Rapids Kids Club is having their Fall Fundraiser on October 4 from 9:00-1:00 pm. They will have a variety of craft and vendor booths, and will be having lunch! It will be held at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids.

On October 17, join North Star Community Credit Union in celebrating International Credit Union Day®! Find out why this year’s theme of “Local Service. Global Good” holds true at your credit union.

Unlike many financial institutions, the people at North Star Community Credit Union are not in business to make a profit. Credit unions all over the world are a united front focused on you, the members, with an unwavering belief in the “people helping people” philosophy upon which we were built.

Whether on a small or large scale, doing good is something credit unions take seriously. Be it in the form of favorable rates, low fees, educational scholarships or disaster assistance grants, etc., it’s still people helping people.

At North Star Community Credit Union, in addition to our favorable products and services, some of their initiatives include offering scholarships to high school graduates, raising money for local hospitals and Children’s Miracle Network, participating in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program and assisting members with the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s Disaster Relief Grant. The credit union movement is a united force based on camaraderie, cooperation, and collaboration.

In honor of this day, they will be serving refreshments on Friday, October 17 from 10 am until 5 pm. They invite you to come to their Sanborn office and experience the credit union difference!

For Sale


Call 712-324-2597 to purchase an item.


  2 – Jay’s Restaurant & Lounge                    $20.00 Gift Certificate —      Sell for $17.00

13 – Kelly’s Diner and Catering              – $20.00 gift certificateSell for $15.00

11 – Mr P’s  LeMars                               – $20.00 gift certificate – Sell for $15.00

3 – Sfumato Pizzeria at Carnes                – $15.00 Gift Certificates – Sell for $12.00  



1 – S & S Automotive – Certificate for Service, Parts, and Repair, $50  Value - Sell for $40.00


4 – Missy’s Gift Certificates—                      $25.00 Sell for $20.00

3 — Marigolds Gift Certificates  - $10.00 value —  Sell for $8.00

Glen’s Copier 2 – $27.95 White Erasable Message Boards Sell for $17.00

love incLove INC is preparing for the start of their fall session of Loving Help classes in both Sheldon and in Primghar.

Classes are available for anyone living in O’Brien County. The fall session will begin on October 2nd and run through December 18. Classes are free and will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30.  Free childcare is provided.

The classes being offered in Sheldon include Begin Bible Study, Healthy Relationships (designed for women), Financial Toolkit Course, Positive Parenting, and Successful Living (a life skills class that covers time management, boundaries, stress management as well as other topics).  The classes being offered in Primghar include Financial Toolkit Course and
Positive Parenting.

Reserve your spot in one of these courses by calling (712) 324-9707.

basketballIt’s going to be fun, so don’t miss it! The Harlem Ambassadors basketball team is coming to the Sioux Center High School gym on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm. One big night only! They will take on the elite all-stars from the Foster Grand Parent and Senior Companion program.

This amazing eclectic group of local business leaders, celebrities and Pinnacles in the surrounding communities will join together to entertain you with the Harlem-Style basketball comedies, high flying slam dunks, kids games, and hilarious comedy antics of the Harlem Ambassadors.

There will be a free will donation for a meal served from 5-6:30 pm, till the team takes the floor at 6:30.

Get your tickets for a great night of fun by calling 476-2628 or 224-2610. Advanced tickets are $4, $6, and $8 and at the door they will be $5, $8, and $10. All proceeds stay with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs serving 9 counties in Northwest Iowa.

prairie Heritage Center 2It’s time to enjoy the beauty of the fall season and to take a step back into the past to the days of the pioneers.  The O’Brien County Conservation Board is holding the annual Historical Fall Fest at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, September 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This event is a great one for everyone in the family.

Come for the afternoon or just spend a few hours taking in the fall scenery and the fun.  Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the prairie to the pioneer cemetery.  Sample fresh pressed apple cider and popcorn.  Experiment with some older farm tools.  Enter your toss in the bison chip throwing contest.  Build a Prairie Gnome Home.  Climb into the covered wagon to see what pioneer life was like.  There are crafts, games and fun for everyone.  There is always so much to see and do at the Prairie Heritage Center, and this festival is one of people’s favorites!

There is no charge for this event.  Make plans to participate!  For more information, contact the Conservation Board at 712-295-7200.

days of thunder

Northwest Iowa Community College will be holding their 3rd annual NCC Thunder Road Race on October 25, 2014 at 9 am. Brought to you by Northwest Iowa Community College’s Foundation.

Proceeds from this event will go towards creating and sustaining NCC student scholarships.

The event will include a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk, 5k Run/Walk, and a 10k Run. All races will start at 9:00 AM.

All participants are welcome and encouraged to join us at 8:30 AM at the Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center for a free pre-race warm-up with our personal trainers.

The route will take you through NCC’s campus onto the Sheldon trail system. The route will also include Thunder Road running right through NCC’s campus!

Runners, walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs welcome! (Please no bikes or motorized vehicles).

Refreshments available post-race for participants.

All participants will receive an event t-shirt. The event t-shirts will be long-sleeved and “dry-fit” material. The t-shirts will be the same brand as our t-shirts last year – so please select your size accordingly. Registrations taken after Oct. 15 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. To register Click Here

Partake in some Halloween fun and wear a costume while you race! They will be judging costumes and our favorites will win a prize. The more creative, the better!

Packet pickup will be in the Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center on the campus of NCC from 4-7 PM on Friday, Oct. 24th or 7:45-8:45 AM on Saturday, Oct. 25th. NCC strongly encourages Friday night packet pickup as things can get quite busy on the morning of the race, but understand that in many cases that just isn’t feasible.

Online registration will end at 12:00 noon on Friday, Oct. 24th. Paper registrations will be taken at the LLRC until 8:45 AM on Saturday, Oct. 25th. Registrations taken on race day will not be eligible for timing.

Please note that at the end of October it can be quite cold and in Iowa the threat of inclement weather is ever present. They plan to run rain or shine, and we have taken precautions for snow and ice. If there are severe weather conditions that prohibit us from having our race, an announcement will be posted on the KIWA website and on the radio on KIWA 105.3. A decision regarding a severe weather cancellation will be made by 1:00 PM on Friday, Oct. 24th.

For more information you can visit The Thunder Road Race Facebook Page