April 8, 2014 - 1:15 pm - Posted in Church News

Mass/Events Schedule

Sat Apr 12 Palm Sunday

5pm Saint Mary Ashton

7pm AA Meeting SA

Sun April 13 Palm Sunday

9am Saint Andrew Sibley

11am Spanish Saint Andrew Sibley

Hwy 60 Confessions

1:30pm Sibley

3pm Ashton

Mon Apr 14

8am  Saint Andrew Sibley

Tue Apr 15

8am Saint Mary Ashton

Wed Apr 16

4:10 Saint Andrew Sibley

5pm 1st Communion Learning Centers in the Church Basement for Students & Parents

7pm AA Meeting Saint Mary Ashton

Thu Apr 17 Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lords Supper

7pm Saint Mary Ashton

Fri Apr 18 Good Friday Special Collection for the Holy Land

12:05pm SA

3pm Saint Mary Ashton

7pm Spanish  Saint Andrew Sibley

Sat Apr 19 Holy Saturday Special Collection for Retired & Infirmed Priest

5pm Saint Andrew Sibley

7pm AA Meeting Saint Andrew Sibley

Sun April 20 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Special Collection for Retired & Infirmed Priest

8am Saint Mary Ashton

10am Saint Andrew Sibley

12pm Spanish Saint Andrew Sibley 

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April 8, 2014 - 11:19 am - Posted in Church News

Sat Apr 12 Palm Sunday

5pm Saint Mary Ashton

7pm AA Meeting SA

Sun April 13 Palm Sunday

9am Saint Andrew Sibley

11am Spanish Saint Andrew Sibley

Hwy 60 Confessions

1:30pm Sibley

3pm Ashton

Mon Apr 14

8am  Saint Andrew Sibley

Tue Apr 15

8am Saint Mary Ashton

Wed Apr 16

4:10 Saint Andrew Sibley

5pm 1st Communion Learning Centers in the Church Basement for Students & Parents

7pm AA Meeting Saint Mary Ashton

Thu Apr 17 Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lords Supper

7pm Saint Mary Ashton

Fri Apr 18 Good Friday Special Collection for the Holy Land

12:05pm SA

3pm Saint Mary Ashton

7pm Spanish  Saint Andrew Sibley

Sat Apr 19 Holy Saturday Special Collection for Retired & Infirmed Priest

5pm Saint Andrew Sibley

7pm AA Meeting Saint Andrew Sibley

Sun April 20 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Special Collection for Retired & Infirmed Priest

8am Saint Mary Ashton

10am Saint Andrew Sibley

12pm Spanish Saint Andrew Sibley 

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April 7, 2014 - 11:14 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Join Jake’s Meat Market in downtown Sibley Friday for their Spring Open House they will be grilling Ribs, Chicken and Brisket from 1 to 7 pm using Lil Angel BBQ sauce and making mouth watering tasty samples. Lil Angel is a truly wonderful sauce all on the Green Mountain Grill. Checkout all the delicious, gourmet custom meats and cheeses and Gourmet Pizza… good foods for the whole family. Its all happening this Friday starting at 1 till 7 at Jake’s in Sibley find them and enjoy.

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April 7, 2014 - 9:30 am - Posted in Community Calendar

crossThe Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of the Cornerstone Quartet which will be given on Sunday afternoon April 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church. Jesus describes Himself as the Cornerstone that His church, a unified body of believers, would be built upon. Therefore, the members of this group have chosen ‘Cornerstone’ as their name to honor Jesus. The group consists of four men from Leota, MN.  Kent Van’t Hofs, Ron Chistians, Myron Hulstein and Milo Van Dyke. The pianist Leona Hoek is from Edgerton, MN. The quartet has been together about three years.

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April 7, 2014 - 9:23 am - Posted in Church News

The Sibley Christian Reformed Church invites you to the concert of the Cornerstone Quartet which will be given on Sunday afternoon April 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Christian Reformed Church.

Jesus describes Himself as the Cornerstone that His church, a unified body of believers, would be built upon. Therefore, the members of this group have chosen ‘Cornerstone’ as their name to honor Jesus. The group consists of four men from Leota, MN.  Kent Van’t Hofs, Ron Chistians, Myron Hulstein and Milo Van Dyke. The pianist Leona Hoek is from Edgerton, MN. The quartet has been together about three years.

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April 3, 2014 - 2:47 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRThe Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at (712) 336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Big Spirit Lake

The ice is honeycombed and ice fishing is limited to foot travel only.  Bluegill – Fair:   Crappie – Fair:   Walleye – No Report: Walleye season is closed.

East Okoboji Lake

The ice is pulling away from shore in some areas foot travel is not advised.  Walleye – No Report: Walleye season is closed

West Okoboji Lake

The ice is honeycombed and ice fishing is limited to foot travel only.  Bluegill – Fair: There is some activity in Millers and Emerson Bays.  Crappie – Fair: There is some activity in Millers and Emerson bays.  Yellow Perch – Fair: A few fish are still being caught in the deeper water.  Walleye – No Report: Walleye season is closed.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Storm Lake is open.  A few walleye have been caught.

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April 3, 2014 - 10:08 am - Posted in Church News

Mass/Events Schedule

Sat Apr 5

4:20 Rosary for the Unborn

5pm Saint Andrew

7pm AA Meeting Saint Andrew

Sun Apr 6

9am Saint Mary

11am Spanish Saint Andrew

Mon Apr 7

6:30pm Saint Mary

7pm CDA Meeting Ashton

Tue Apr 8

8am Saint Andrew

Wed Apr 9

2pm-6:30pm Pick up Easter Lilies at the Faith Formation School Sibley

7:20pm Saint Andrew

7pm AA Meeting Saint Mary

Thu Apr 10

9am Saint Andrew Eucharistic Adoration & Confessions

10am Saint Andrew Healing Mass & Anointing of the Sick

Fri Apr 11

8am Saint Mary

Sat Apr 12 Palm Sunday

5pm Saint Mary

7pm AA Meeting Saint Andrew

Sun April 13 Palm Sunday

9am Saint Andrew

11am Spanish Saint Andrew

Hwy 60 Confessions

1:30pm Sibley

3pm Ashton

 

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April 2, 2014 - 4:50 pm - Posted in News

image001OCHEYEDAN, Iowa – Osceola County farmers Paul and Miriam Hibma have directed a $2,500 donation to Osceola County Ambulance. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the service update equipment.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

“We chose the Osceola County Ambulance for this donation because they’ve helped us before with a combine fire, and we would like to give back to them and help them with their equipment updates,” Paul Hibma said.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like Osceola County Ambulance, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Paul and Miriam Hibma.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

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April 1, 2014 - 6:10 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he pled guilty to fraud charges.gavel_sxc

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 50-year-old Dale Timmerman of Sibley pled guilty yesterday (March 31, 2014) to two counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, one a class D Felony and one an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

Timmerman was ordered to pay a a fine of $1375, Surcharge of $481.25, court costs, correctional fees, and court-appointed attorney fees.

Timmerman was sentenced to to a five-year incarceration and a two-year incarceration to be served concurrently with credit for time already served.

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Iowa DNRThe State Forest Nursery has a great selection of quality trees and shrubs for sale to improve your property.  These conservation seedlings are fantastic for aiding in erosion control, improving wildlife habitat, establishing food plots for you or wildlife, and for creating personal timber/forest area.

Nursery manager Aron Flickinger said the nursery has been accepting orders since August 1, 2013.

“We sell two different sizes for each of our 50 types of trees, and much of our smaller, lower priced seedlings are still available for most species,” Flickinger said.

A diversity of plant species in combination with a variety of vegetation types (trees, grass, wetlands) increases the amount of wildlife a property can support.

“If your goal is to improve wildlife habitat on your property, keep in mind which shrubs and trees can provide not only shelter, but also foodstuffs to get them through the winter,” Flickinger said.

For help planning the latest cost-sharing opportunities and/or to plan a successful personalized tree/shrub planting, contact your local forester or wildlife biologist.

For more information on ordering trees or seedlings available, contact the State Forest Nursery at 1-800-865-2477 or go to www.iowatreeplanting.com

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