September 10, 2019 - 8:55 am - Posted in Community Calendar

This Escape Room is a great way to get together with your family, friends or coworkers to see if your team has what it takes to successfully solve the mystery  in 60 minutes. Groups of 4-6 preferred. $15 per person or $50 for groups of three or less.
The Escape Room will be available through the end of October and possibly longer, and is located in the country school house on the fairgrounds in Sibley.
Sign up by calling 712-541-8451 or messaging us through Facebook at “McCallum Museum Osceola County” or for more information.

Osceola Community Hospital and Community Blood Bank will partner up to save lives at an All American community blood drive event held on Wednesday, September 18 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Osceola Community Hospital.  The public will have an opportunity to donate blood to help local patients in the hospital during the month of September.  All blood donations will go directly to saving patients’ lives in the Sibley area.

“The need for blood throughout the area is very consistent, with 540 units of blood being used in the area last week,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.  “This blood drive event helps bring awareness to the community about the need for blood as we approach the change in seasons.  The hope is to bring about an increase in local blood supplies in order for us to be able to treat trauma, surgery and cancer patients throughout the fall and avoid a shortage in our community.  We encourage residents to please consider donating blood when we are at Osceola Community Hospital on September 18.  All those donating will receive an event t-shirt and a free meal.”

 Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in the region.  Among those who benefit from donated blood are trauma and burn victims, cancer patients and persons undergoing surgery.  Donating blood is a simple way to save patients’ lives in the community.  Without volunteer blood donors donating blood throughout the summer, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain an adequate supply of blood for our community hospitals.

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 the day of the donation.  Please bring an I.D.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating.  You can safely donate blood every 56 days.

For more information log onto Community Blood Bank is not associated with any other blood bank organizations.

May 29, 2019 - 9:04 am - Posted in Community Calendar

McCallum Museum 2019 Summer Hours will be as follows:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, now through October, 2 – 4 p.m.

Sundays, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., May 26 – August 25

For more information contact Jan Stofferan, 712-754-3710.

Sunday Summer Series for the Sunday talks will be Depression Era Memories. The talks will be held at 2 p.m. on June 9th. Come listen, learn and share your own memories.

Free will offering; proceeds for the NEW Farm Shed, building project.

March 13, 2019 - 8:38 am - Posted in Community Calendar

The Men’s Lenten Breakfast will be held on the following dates:


DATE:                                   HOST:                                    DEVOTIONS:

 March 6, 2019:                 United Church of Christ         First Presbyterian

 March 20, 2019:              United Methodist Church       St. Andrew’s Church

 April 3, 2019:                    First Baptist Church                First Baptist Church

 April 17, 2019:                   First Reformed Church           Christian Reformed Church


Each breakfast begins at 6:30 A.M.  Breakfast generally takes 15 to 20 minutes with devotions lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes.  Generally, everything is completed by 7:15 A.M. There is a free will offering for the breakfast with $5.00 being suggested at each breakfast.

We Care of Osceola County will be hosting a Pork Loin meal on Sunday, March 10th, as a fundraiser for the family of Cavell Van Weston. Cavell was diagnosed with rectal cancer on June 26th, 2018.

The meal will be served from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Sibley Senior Center, located at 612 8th Street in Sibley. The meal will consist of grilled pork loin or hot dogs, cheesy potatoes, green beans, tea roll, dessert, and beverage with a freewill offering will be accepted for the family. Carryout is available, but there will NOT be delivery available.

Silent auction & bake sale items will also be available at the fundraiser with proceeds going to the family.

November 7, 2018 - 12:00 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, News


Osceola County Sharing Christmas 2018

Please contact Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Sibley if you are willing to help make a family’s Christmas a little better this year. Please call during office hours which are Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:00 – 12:00 and 12:30- 3:30 to adopt a family or with any questions. UDMO’s number is 712-754-2573.

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  11. Family of 3 – Disabled woman wears size 20 pants and 2x shirts and likes snowmen and would like a hoodie. Disabled man wears pants size 36×32 and xl shirts. He would like tools, clothes or a coat. Teenage boy wears size 34×34 pants and xl shirts and would like Xbox Call of Duty games, tools, socks or a coat.
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  35. Family of 3 – Boy age 13 would like a non- smart Trac Fone or a purple or black bean bag chair. . He wears size 14-16 pants and Adult medium shirts. Mom would like a Hy vee gift card and dad would like a gift card for Cenex.
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  40. Family of 7 – Girl age 17 wears size 15 pants and xl shirts and would like clothes and makeup. Boy age 15 wears size 36/34 pants and lg shirts and would like clothes and anything to do with football. Boy age 13 wears size 36/32 pants and lg shirts and would like clothes and an Xbox game. Boy age 12 wears size 16 boys pants and xl boys shirts and would like clothes and an Xbox game. Boy age 8 wears size 12-14 boys pants and Lg Boys shirts and wants clothes and a remote car. Girl age 4 wears size 5t and would like baby dolls or Minnie Mouse.
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  47. Family of 4- Boy age 16 wears size lg men’s pants and 2xl shirts and would like clothes, socks and underwear. Boy age 13 wears size small in men’s pants and xl shirts and would like clothes, socks and underwear.
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  50. Family of 5 – Boy age 14 wears size 34 pants and large shirts and likes the Vikings and Hawkeyes. Girl age 13 wears size 11 pants and large shirts and likes makeup. Boy age 6 wears size 8. Toddler boy wears size 3t.

The Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of the Gospel Gold Quartet on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church. Gospel Gold is a traditional four part male quartet from Sioux Falls, SD. The quartet was formed by experienced singers to promote and perform a variety of gospel music with a special focus on the old hymns and anthems of our faith. Invite your friends to join you and come to hear the message they will be giving.

October 8, 2018 - 10:52 am - Posted in Community Calendar
Mothers Together meetings provide an opportunity to connect with other mothers, relax, & learn new things. They meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at First Reformed Church of Sibley at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join them as they start their year on Wednesday,  October 10th.
Free child care available for preschool and younger.