November 24, 2015 - 3:39 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

pecans 1The Osceola County Rotary Club’s Annual Pecan sale is on! Price is $12.00 per bag. Pecans can be purchased at the Sibley State Bank, US Bank & Osceola Community Hospital. Great for all your holiday baking!

November 18, 2015 - 3:43 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

craft showThe 26th Annual Ashton Craft Show will be Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 – 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, Shaklee, Usborne books, Tastefully Simple, baked goods, and much more!

Lunch stand will be available.

Sponsored by Ashton Town and Country

November 17, 2015 - 3:11 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

fatehr daughter dance2 Relay for Life teams, Team Trinity and First Presbyterian  are joining forces to have a Father/Daughter dance in November.

Enchanted evening for fathers and their special Princess Girls of all ages and their fathers, or other significant males in their lives are invited to attend the 2nd annual Father Daughter Dance onNovember 21, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This years event will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley and will be hosted by 2 relay for life teams, Team Trinity and First Presbyterian Church.  All proceeds will be going to the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $15 per couple and $5 each additional princess.  Call
Jackie Kannegieter 712-461-1919 or Brenda Krahling 712-461-0687 for

We encourage dads to make a special night for their special princess(es). The event has a variety of music for fathers and daughters to dance to, or for the little girls to dance to with one another.

This years event theme will be Cinderella, based on the song by Steven Curtis Chapman.  So our decorations will be very princess like.  Dress is semi-formal.  We will be having some special pictures taken by Candi Norgaard and will have a special appearance by Anna and Elsa!  There will be a small fee for photographs and they are optional.

Our goal in this event is to strengthen father/daughter relationships and to remind us that studies show that how girls view themselves is tied to the value their fathers bestow upon them.  A healthy relationship with a father is invaluable! As the first man in her life, it’s important that her father be the one to show her that she is valuable and important.

November 16, 2015 - 11:05 am - Posted in Community Calendar

bloodSibley, IA – Community Blood Bank will hold a blood drive at Osceola Community Hospital on Wednesday, November 25 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm . Community members are encouraged to help boost the local blood supply and save lives by donating blood during this high needs time of the year.

In recent weeks the blood supply has been challenged due to an increase need for blood to help treat traumas patients. The only way Community Blood Bank can ensure an adequate local blood supply is through volunteer donors donating blood. When a person donates blood they make a difference in up to three peoples lives. It only takes 30 to 35 minutes to make the difference.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed consent form found at, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the donation. Please bring an I.D with you. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. For information or to schedule an appointment call 754-2574. Walk-ins are welcome.

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.

November 10, 2015 - 11:10 am - Posted in Community Calendar

A workshop will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association on early detection of the disease. This workshop will take place at the Sibley Public Library on Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. To register, or for more information, please call 1-800-272-3900.



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The Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of Poured Out which will be given on Sunday afternoon, November 15, 2015 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.  Joel is a production manager at John Morrell and also sings with Master’s Voice Quartet from Sioux Falls.  His sister, Jodi, home schools and works with handicapped individuals. Sue runs the family business, Spencer Furniture, with her brother.  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.

November 10, 2015 - 10:52 am - Posted in Community Calendar


The 2015-2016 Low – Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.Applications will be taken November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.

This program is not designed to pay households total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fufel, among others. If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you cannot re-apply.

For more information and an appointment in O’Brien County, call the Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 712-957-1023, located at 140 2nd St. SE, Primghar.

November 9, 2015 - 11:20 am - Posted in Community Calendar

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The Sibley-Ocheyedan Chess Club will be hosting a tip night at the Sibley Pizza Ranch.

The Sibley-Ocheyedan Chess Club wants to give back to the community, so we decided to help raise funds for the new aquatic center on Tuesday, November 10th starting at 5:00 p.m.

Osceola County Sharing Family Christmas Program

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 712-754-2573 between 9:00 and 3:00 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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  5. Disabled woman would like a Sherpa queen size comforter and a gift card.
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  10. Family of 2 Elderly man wears size 36 pants and xl shirts and elderly woman wears size 18w pants and xl shirts. They would like a gift card.
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  13. Family of 3. Eleven year old boy wears size 8 pants and medium shirts and would like Pokemon cards or an xbox game. Girl age 9 wears size 14/16 and would like dolls or an xbox game.
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  16. Family of 4. Eight year old boy wears size 10 would like a harmonica and a remote control plane. Four year old girl wears size 5 pants and 4 shirts would like play dress up clothes and Barbies.
  17. Family of 2. Teen age girl wears size m/l womens and would like a ladies camo hooded sweatshirt, colorful footy socks or Sibley Ocheyedan Generals hooded sweatshirt.
  18. Family of 3. Teenage boy wears size 29×31 pants and medium shirts and would like the Jurassic World movie or Nintendo DS games. Eight year old girl wears size 8 slim pants and 7/8 shirts and likes Barbies or Princess Barbies and anything girly that is pink or purple.
  19. Family of 4. Six year old girl wears size 7 pants and 7/8 shirts and would like craft stuff and anything animal or Barbie related. One year old girl wears size 24 months and would like learning toys or a baby doll.
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  22. Family of four. Twelve year old girl wears size large pants and medium shirts and would like Vikings sweatpants or leggings. Eleven year old boy wears size 12/14 pants and 12/13 shirts and would like a helicopter or an ice fishing pole. Ten year old boy wears size 10/12 pants and 11/12 shirts and would like a model car, puzzles, and games. Family would appreciate a board game to play.
  23. Family of 4. Teenage girl wears size 12 women and large shirts and likes books and anything with dragons. Eleven year old boy wears size 11 pants and medium shirts and would like tools or anything Minecraft. Ten year old boy wears size 16 pants and extra large shirts and would like anything weather related or legos.
  24. Family of 3. Four year old girl wears size 5 and would like a Leapster game and likes princess items. Boy age 3 wears size 4t and would like a Leapster game and likes Ninja Turtles.
  25. Family of 5 Eight year old boy wears size 10 huskey and large shirts and would like an airsoft gun or a watch. Four year old girl wears size 5t and likes anything from the movie Frozen or Barbies. Toddler boy wears size 2t pants and 3t shirts and likes Paw Patrol or horses. Toddler boy wears size 3t pants and 4t shirts and likes anything Paw Patrol or cars.
  26. Family of 5. Boy age 10 wears size 10 pants and m/l shirts and likes legos and books. Boy age 5 wears size 5 pants and small shirts and would like legos and books. Baby boy wears size 3/6 month and would like bath toys and size 1 diapers and wipes.
  27. Family of 8. Teenage girl wears size 5/6 pants and adult medium shirts and would like sporty clothes and something to organize her room. Eleven year old boy wears size 12 huskey and likes science and would like the Guiness Book of World Records. Nine year old girl wears size 10/12 and likes craft items and board games Nine year old girl wears size 10/12 and would like chapter books and décor for her room. Eight year old girl wears size 10/12 and would like things for her hair and journaling or writing items. Toddler girl wears size 3t or 4t and likes Frozen items or train things. 



November 5, 2015 - 3:01 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

churchTrinity Lutheran Church will be having their Annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, November 15th, with serving from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the good harvest! A freewill offering will be taken.