SheldonThe I Love Sheldon Cards will be for sale on July 1st! They are $20 each, or buy two and get the 2nd one for $15. Cards can be purchased at the SCDC office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

On July 8th (one day only) there will be a blitz sale for the cards and they will be only $10! In addition to being available at the SCDC office, the Kiwanis will be selling them at Hy-Vee and Fareway from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the 8th. Hy-Vee will also be grilling downtown that day from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

music 1The Sheldon Civic Music Association is holding their Annual Membership Drive. There are 4 concerts scheduled for the season, as well as four concerts you’ll be able to attend in reciprocity with Worthington.

For more information, call 712-324-3909.

Thunder In The ValleyThe 12th Annual Thunder in the Valley Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pull will take place on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11 at the Thunder in the Valley Tractor Pulling Arena in Rock Valley, Iowa. This pull is an Outlaw Ultimate National Truck & Tractor Pull, one of the largest pulls across the Midwest.  It has also been voted ‘Pull of the Year’ 10 years in a row by the Iowa Tractor Pulling Association and seven times by the Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling Association.

There are two tracks, two sleds, and three sessions featuring all classes.  The event kicks off on Friday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m.  On Saturday, July 11, the event resumes at 12:30 p.m. and then again at 6:00 p.m.  Concessions are available and coolers are permitted.

“This will be bigger and better than ever this year, featuring 14 classes of pulling vehicles during three sessions and paying out a purse over $100,000,” says Rich Rozeboom.

Thunder in the Valley Pulling Arena recently made upgrades to their facility including; additional bleacher seating, a larger pit parking area and free camping sites.

The city of Rock Valley has hosted pulls for many years and 12 years ago Valley Pullers partnered with Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association. The first Outlaw pull only had three classes with a purse of $12,000.  Valley Pullers Inc., has 10 directors that promote the pulls each year in Rock Valley. There are approximately 250 volunteers.

Rozeboom says “We wouldn’t be able to pull off this event without the help of our volunteers and sponsors. We are so grateful for their help.”

Sponsors for this year’s pull include; the City of Rock Valley, A&I Products, Case IH, Town & Country Implement, Farmer’s Elevator Coop, Dekalb, and Extreme Performance & Tire Cutting.

For a list of the lineup, click here.

On the day of the event to line up interviews, please contact Travis Olson at 712-441-5016.

love incLove INC is preparing for the start of their summer session of Loving Help classes in both Sheldon and Primghar. Classes are available for anyone living in O’Brien County.

The summer session will begin on July 9th and run through September 17th. Classes are free and will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in both locations. Free childcare is provided.

The classes offered in Sheldon include Financial Toolkit Course, Cooking Class, Manning Up (men only), and Bible Study. These classes will meet in the basement at Bethel Church in Sheldon.

The classes offered in Primghar include Successful Living and Healthy Relationships (women only) and will meet at the United Church of Primghar.

Reserve your spot in one of these courses before Monday, July 6th, 2015, by calling 712-324-9707.

lifeserve logoHelp your community and roll up your sleeve to save lives! Donate today with LifeServe Blood Center.


Donate on Thursday, July 2nd at the Center Mall in Sioux Center, located at 251 Main Ave, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

You can donate on Thursday, July 9th  wtih LifeServe in Orange City at the American Reformed Church, located at 407 Albany Street SE, from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15th, LifeServe will be in Sioux Center at Sioux Center Health, located at 1101 9th Street SE,  from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Donate on Thursday, July 16nd at the Center Mall in Sioux Center, located at 251 Main Ave, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Contact Abby Hausmann-Virgil at 1-800-287-4903 or email at


Sibley City Offices will be

CLOSED on Friday,

July 3rd, 2015 for the

Independence Day Holiday.


PICKUP on Friday, July 3rd.

Friday’s garbage route will be

picked up on Monday,

July 6th, 2015.

sheldon volleyball camp 2011Sheldon Orabs Volleyball Camp 2015


Who: Girls Entering 4-6th Grades

When: August 5/6, 10:00-11:30 AM


Who: Girls Entering 7-8th Grades

When: August 5/6, 8:00- 9:30 AM


Where: Sheldon High School

What: Volleyball Skill Work

Cost: Camp will be $15

Make checks out to Sheldon High School


Payment needs to be received by June 27th to have shirt by start of camp

You may still register after this date, but will not be guaranteed a shirt at the time of camp

Sheldon OrabsOrab Football Camp Schedule:

Based on the grade the athlete will be in for the 2015- 2016 school year.


Grades 3rd and 4th

Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Thursday, Aug. 13

6:15-7:00 PM


Grades 5th and 6th:

Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Thursday, Aug. 13

6:30-7:15 PM


Grades 7th and 8th:

Tuesday, Aug. 11 – Thursday, Aug. 13

7:00-8:00 pm


Registration deadline:  Monday July 6, 2015

Registration forms available at the Middle School or High School Office.

ice cream social 1 The Sheldon Christian Retirement Home will hosting Russ and Helen Vande Vegte, a couple who sings Gospel based out of Sioux Center, IA on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. for the second Ice Cream Social of the season. The public is invited to attend, please bring your own lawn chairs. The concert will be held by the main entrance. In the case of rain, it will be moved to the Lower Level Social Room. A free will donation will be taken. Following the concert, please join us for a time of fellowship with ice cream, homemade bars, coffee, and punch.