December 6, 2016 - 8:13 am - Posted in Community Calendar
christmas-cookiesSibley United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Cookie Walk at the church on Saturday December 17 at 9:00 a.m. and continue until all the goodies are gone.  A large variety of cookies will be available, as will many bake sale items.  Coffee and cookies will also be available while you browse for your goodies.  Come and treat yourself to the “best of the best” and let us do the baking for your Christmas holiday!
Sibley United Methodist is located at 700 11th Ave. NE, two blocks east of the hospital and then one block north.

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Osceola County Sharing Christmas

Below is a list of participants in the annual Upper Des Moines Opportunity Sharing Christmas program which provides holiday gifts to low-income children, seniors and disabled residents of Osceola County.  If you or your group wishes to adopt, call our office at 754-2573 between 8:00 and 3:30 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please be ready with more than one selection as the list is updated continually. Before you bring the gifts in, we ask that you wrap each item and attach a tag with the family number and which member that gift is for, and also put the family number in LARGE, BOLD numbers on all sides of the container in which you place the gifts.  This will help us tremendously!  If you want to help but do not care to adopt, we appreciate any donation amount so that we may help families!


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  35. Family of 4 Teenage girl would like a Walmart gift card. Teenage boy would like a Walmart gift card. Family could use a grocery gift card.
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  39. Family of 2- Girl age 14 wears size women’s medium and would like a Rue 21 gift card or a gift card to Hobby Lobby so she can decorate her bedroom. 




November 28, 2016 - 8:27 am - Posted in Community Calendar


Santa Claus is coming to the Archer Public Library! Come down to the library on Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. with your wish list to visit with Santa. Moms and Dads, don’t forget the camera!

imgresThe Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of the Master’s Voice Quartet from Sioux Falls, SD which will be given onSunday afternoon, December 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church. Invite your friends to join you and come to hear the message they will be giving.

November 21, 2016 - 3:23 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

craft showThe 27th Annual Ashton Craft Show will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 – 9 am to 2 pm at the Ashton Legion Hall on Main Street is Ashton, IA.

Featuring home and Christmas decor, handmade jewelry, seasonal items, Origami Owl, wood crafts, hand sewn items, honey, lotions, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Usborne books, Tastefully Simple, baked goods, and much more!

Lunch stand will be available.

Sponsored by Ashton Town and Country

valley-male-chorusThe Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of Valley Male Chorus from Rock Valley which will be given on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church.

A freewill offering will be taken for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities who are currently receiving services at Hope Haven both locally and around the world. Everyone is invited to attend this afternoon of praise and thanksgiving.

November 10, 2016 - 2:46 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

Comm blood bank

Osceola Community Hospital will host a community blood drive onWednesday, November 23rd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  Residents will have an opportunity make a difference in the local blood supply.

“The holiday season is upon us. As we go into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend it becomes increasingly important to ensure that blood is readily available for the long weekend,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.  “Donors donating blood on November 23rd will be impacting patients’ lives that are in need of blood through Thanksgiving and into the first weeks of December.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at, weigh 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health.  Please bring an ID with you.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.  The donation process only takes 30 – 35 minutes on the bloodmobile.

Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization, thanks to the generosity of our local blood donors.

church 1The Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of Poured Out which will be given on Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church.

Poured Out is a gospel trio from Sioux Falls, SD consisting of Joel Juillard, Jodi Sproles and Sue Mantz. All members of the group are active in their respective churches and have a personal relationship with Christ.

Invite your friends to join you and come to hear the message they will be giving.

October 19, 2016 - 9:51 am - Posted in Community Calendar


Prescription Drug Take Back Day is going to be Saturday, October 22nd in Sibley. You can bring any unused prescription medications to the City Parking Lot at the corner of 5th Avenue & 9th Street from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
October 13, 2016 - 9:55 am - Posted in Community Calendar
broasted-chickenSt. Mary’s Church in Ashton invites you to a Broasted Chicken Dinner on Sunday, October 30th, at the Ashton Legion & Community Building.  A full meal will be served, along with homemade pies and desserts.  Serving will be from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Carry-outs will also be available. A raffle of many items will also be held.