January 17, 2019 - 8:28 am - Posted in Community Calendar

The Ashton American Legion will be holding their Annual Soup & Dessert Supper on Monday, January 21st, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Community Building in Ashton.

They will be serving homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts with a freewill offering being accepted.

Proceeds will go to the Honor Flight Program.

January 15, 2019 - 10:44 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Osceola Community Hospital and Community Blood Bank are coming together to ensure an adequate blood supply for the community through the first months of 2019 by hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, January 23 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.      

“Volunteers coming forward to donate blood is the only way to secure the blood supply for the Sibley area.  Giving blood with Community Blood Bank will directly impact the lives of patients in need at Osceloa Community Hospital.  Community Blood Bank is the only local blood source and is not associated with other blood bank entities, that do not provide blood to the community,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.  “With people being treated for cancer, surgery cases and in expected traumas occurring, data suggests an increase in usage as we go through the winter season.”

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health.  It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.  Please bring an ID with you at the time of donation.  For more information log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070 or call Osceola Community Hospital at 712-754-2574.

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.

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

January 10, 2019 - 8:48 am - Posted in Community Calendar

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.

Red Cross cleanup kits are available to Osceola County residents. Contact Osceola County Emergency Management or any Sibley Firefighter.

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The US Department of Housing and Urban Development or HUD is changing the way the homeless are served. There is now going to be a “coordinated entry system,” which will match the homeless with available housing and services. If your organization provides services to homeless and other vulnerable people, it will need to be included in the system and you are invited to a meeting explaining it in more detail. This particular meeting is aimed at community action agencies, law enforcement, churches, service organizations, veterans organizations, and more in Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Ida, and Cherokee counties. The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids (across the street from Subway on Highway 9). If you have any questions, call Julie De Ruyter at 712-472-3896.