The 25th annual craft show, sponsored by Ashton Town and Country will be December 6th at the Ashton Legion Building. It will be open from 9 am – 2 pm, 20 plus vendors. Home and Christmas Decor, Handmade Jewelry, Seasonal Items, Origami Owl, Wood Crafts, Hand sewn Items, Honey, Lotion, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Us Borne Books, Tastefully Simple, Bake Goods and Much More.

Come Join us and Stay for Lunch

December 2, 2014 - 10:14 am - Posted in Community Calendar

santaSanta Day at the Archer Community Center this Saturday, December 6th, from 11 – 12:30 pm. Santa will arrive at 11 on the fire truck, lunch will be served, and the children can also make a craft.

Below is a list of participants in the annual Upper Des Moines Opportunity Sharing Christmas program which provides christmas presentsholiday 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 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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  31. Family of three. Teenage boy wears size 14/16 likes the Green Bay Packers and Hunger Game Books or Divergent Books. Girl age 6 wears size 6 slim and likes barbies and arts and craft items.
  32. Family of four. Teenage girl wears size small and would like athletic socks, lotions and perfumes from Bath and Body or a giftcard. Boy age 10 wears size 12 pants and youth large shirts would like athletic socks and long sleeve shirts or a giftcard. Girl age 7 wears size 10 pants and youth medium shirts would like socks, My Life as Doll clothing or My Little Pony equestrian doll. Family would appreciate a food giftcard.
  33. Family of two. Girl age 12 wears size medium pants and size 8 shoes would like a pair of woman’s warm snow boots and Sibley Ocheyedan Generals clothing size women’s medium.
  34. Family of four. Teenage boy wears size 12 pants and medium boy’s shirts would like clothing. Girl age 7 wears size 7 slim and would like Monster High toys or dolls. Girl age 3 wears size 3T and would like Monster High dolls or toys.
  35. Family of three. Teenage girl wears size 9 pants and large shirts and would like clothing and shoes size 7. Girl age 12 wears size 11 pants and XL shirts would like toys and clothing.





soup and pieBoyden, Iowa — A soup and pie supper is planned to benefit an Ashton man who suffered a stroke this past summer. The supper is at the St. John Lutheran Church of Boyden. We talked to St. John pastor Daniel Hart, and he tells us about Eric Johnson.

Johnson and his wife Kim have one child at home near Ashton.

Pastor Hart says the church has a soup supper every year.

The supper is this Saturday, October 25th at St. John Lutheran Church of rural Boyden. That’s at 3941 280th Street, four miles north of Boyden on Kennedy Avenue, and a little west. They’ll have homemade soups and pies, and they’ll be serving from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Thrivent Sioux County will provide supplementing funds.

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October 23, 2014 - 4:43 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

comedy tragedy masks theater theatreOff Off Broadway presents “Escanaba In Da Moolight” which will be held at the Ashton Legion Hall on November 6 – 9, 2014.

“Escanaba In Da Moonlight” is written by Jeff Daniels, and directed by King Hickman

For reservations call The 1015 Steakhouse at 712-754-3540 between 2:00 and 9:00 pm Tues-Sat

THE STORY: When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.


Tuesday’s garbage route will be picked up on Wednesday, November 12th.

October 13, 2014 - 9:38 am - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar
Plans are underway for ST. MARY’S ANNUAL FALL DINNER.
It will be held on Sunday, October 26th at the Ashton Legion Community Center.  Serving will be from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  It will be a catered broasted chicken dinner with homemade pies and desserts.
A raffle will also be held. Proceeds will go to different charitable projects. Please come and join us!
October 10, 2014 - 10:49 am - Posted in Church News, Community Calendar

The Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of the Gospel Gold Quartet on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 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.

Sibley State Bank Relay For Life is having a Papa Murphy Take and Bake Pizza Fundraiser from October 14th to October 28th.

Pick up date is Thursday November 13th from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at the bank (come in the North doors).

5 different kinds of pizzas will be available for order:cheese-$10.00, Pepperoni-$11.00, Sausage-$11.00, Beef-$11.00, Cowboy-$13.00,plus Chip Cookie Dough (1 lb) $4.00

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

October 2, 2014 - 9:26 am - Posted in Community Calendar

The Sibley Public Library will celebrate Family History Month by offering a Digital Newspaper Workshop on Thursday, October 16 @ 7PM. This class will teach patrons how to search the library’s online database of the local newspapers.