Here is your chance to make history! Join Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center and the National Association of Health Care Assistants for the first ever CNA “whistle stop” tour.

Each stop will be a rally with NAHCA Co-founders Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell, celebrating CNAs and long term care. This is our opportunity to show our community how proud we are of the care we render!

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Where: Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center, 700 9th Ave. North, Sibley, Iowa

Why: Show your pride and how much you care, be inspired, get motivated and be recognized for the life sustaining care you give. Be one of the first to take your photo in front of CareForce 1, the official NAHCA tour vehicle.

CNAs Caring For An Aging America, Proudly Taking It On!

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The Northwestern College Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble will perform a joint concert Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Directed by Dr. Timothy McGarvey, professor of music, the Jazz Band will perform a variety of pieces, including “Duke It Out!” by Dominic Spera, “Front Burner” by Sammy Nestico and Marcus Miller’s “Tutu,” arranged by Michael Philip Mossman.

The band will also perform two pieces by Duke Ellington, “The Shepherd (Who Watches Over the Night Flock),” featuring sophomore Drew Lemke on trumpet, and “I Like the Sunrise,” with a vocal solo by sophomore Amanda Vander Stelt. The Jazz Band will also perform Mark Lathan’s “Eschale toda Las Ganas,” or “Give It All You Got.”

The Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tim Hillyer, lecturer in music, will perform Vince Krysl’s “Welcome to Tromaville,” Nils Rowher’s “Trio Mar” and Robert Damm’s “Hoo-Daiko.” The ensemble will also perform George Hamilton Green’s “Spanish Waltz,” arranged by Bob Becker and featuring a xylophone solo by senior Brianna Darling.

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Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet will be making an appearance at Northwestern’s Chapel on Monday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. They’ve performed in such places as Carnegie Hall, on the Today Show, and at the White House for the president and first lady. They’ve been awarded two Grammys – for their recent recording with Chick Corea & Gary Burton. You can hear a sample of their music by clicking on this link

Be sure to come out and see this performance for yourself!


Come out to the Sibley Library on Monday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. to hear about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as presented by Sarah Uthoff. You will be able to see photos of Laura’s various homesites, enjoy refreshments, and enter a drawing to win a set of books.



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SALE DATES: April 6th – April 17th

PICK UP – Wednesday, April 29th, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the bank

(please use the North doors)

6 Different Pizzas to Choose From:

Cheese – $10.00                                          Pepperoni – $11.00

Beef – $11.00                                                Garlic Chicken – $13.00

Sausage – $11.00                                        Cowboy – $13.00

Choc. Chip Cookie Dough (1 lb) $4.00

To Order:  Contact any Sibley State Bank or Sibley Insurance Agency staff member.

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Ribeye steakJoin Physician Assistant Lori Letner for a free informational workshop on the Ideal Protein weight loss Method at 5:30 pm Monday March 30th at Bliss Salon and Spa. The workshop is free but RSVP is required by emailing or call 712-541-9411. Space is limited to reserve yours today!

SIBLEY, IA – Residence of Osceola County and surrounding areas are invited to attend a town hall meeting sponsored by the Osceola County Farm Bureau on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Sibley Public Library in Sibley from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Senator David Johnson and Representative John Wills will both be present at this meeting.

This will be the final town hall meeting held in Osceola County for 2015, so this is a great opportunity for you to come out and visit with our Legislators, and discuss issues of concern with them.


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ORANGE CITY — Six local dance duos will compete at Klompen with the Stars, which features professional dancers, media celebrities and local dance duos on Saturday, March 21 – Orange City’s version of DWTS.

The show – at the Northwestern College Chapel at 7:30pm – is a fundraiser for the arts in the Orange City area.

Opening and closing the competition will be a tango, a rumba and a waltz by Kate and Gordon Bratt, who have been ballroom dancing together since they met on the dance floor in 2006. They now own Mill City Ballroom in St. Paul, and compete in American-style events and international dances. They are the only Minnesota couple competing in the prestigious “Nine-Dance” category, and are ranked number four in the nation.

The competing teams are local “celebrities” and “pros”:  Ali Achterhof and Jake Auerbach; Jason Alons and Valerie Heaton; Yesenia Cazares and Lee Stover; Jonny Craig and Marissa Wiese; Lori Hayungs and Thai Hua; and Dan McCarty and Sarah Wittenberg.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring cell phones to vote for their favorite duo.

Advance tickets for the event are $12 adults, $5 students — from Dove Christian Bookstore, Northwestern Theatre Department and Orange City Arts Council. At the door, tickets are $14 and $7.

For more info, contact Orange City Arts Council: 712-707-4885,, or

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ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Northwestern College’s International Club will host its annual Ethnic Fair on Saturday, March 28. Area residents will have the opportunity to experience ethnic dance, music and dress, as well as partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet serving foods from countries around the world prepared by Northwestern’s international students.

The international buffet will begin at 5 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gymnasium, with entertainment starting at about 5:30. The admission price including the buffet of international foods is $12 for community guests and $6 for children ages eight and younger. Those who are not eating—and Northwestern students—will be charged an entry fee of $1.

Included in the event is an ethnic fashion show spotlighting the authentic dress of the students’ countries. Additionally, there will be several dance performances, including Bollywood and African dances, multiple singing acts, and a performance by Northwestern’s improv group, Black V.

“The Ethnic Fair is an annual highlight for many in the Northwestern and Sioux County communities. The International Club is working hard to offer another great menu and variety show that celebrates the many cultures they bring to our region,” says Dr. Kevin McMahan, Northwestern’s associate dean for international affairs.

Northwestern’s International Club includes 33 students representing 25 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America and North America.

churchThe Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of The Kempers Quartet from Sioux Center, IA which will be given on Sunday afternoon, March 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church.

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