April 16, 2019 - 12:38 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

The 4th Annual END IT! for Autumn Color Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Veterans Park in Orange City, IA.

Registrations are now being accepted for the April 27 Color Run by visiting https://bit.ly/2DacSOm. Those who register before April 17 will get the early bird price and a long-sleeve shirt. The run begins at 9:30 AM in Veterans Park. A free kids’ carnival and food will follow the event.

The proceeds of the 4th Annual END IT! for Autumn Color Run will benefit Camp Autumn by providing scholarships for children to attend this unique therapeutic camp. Last April over 300 adults and children participated in the 3rd END IT! for Autumn Color Run and $12,600 was raised for Camp Autumn. Services began at Camp Autumn in the summer of 2017 and in the summer of 2018, Camp Autumn served over 200 children.

The END IT! for Autumn Color Run is a fundraiser coordinated by community members: Cindy Cleveringa, Amy Cleveringa and Erin Emmelkamp.

“The END IT! for Autumn Color Run is named in honor and memory of Autumn Elgersma, but child abuse has many names.  It is the name of every child who is a victim of abuse,” said Cindy Cleveringa, one of the organizations for the END IT! for Autumn Color Run. “Our goal is to not only raise money for scholarships for youth to be able to attend Camp Autumn, but also to create awareness of child abuse. We need to support children and families who are affected by child abuse.”

 For more information on this event or services provided by Seasons, Autumn’s Center, and Camp Autumn, please visit our website at: www.seasonscenter.org or call 1-800-242-5101.

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.

April 2, 2018 - 3:02 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

Plan on attending the 2018 Sheldon Home & Design Show on Saturday, April 14th. at the Life Long Learning Center located on the campus of Northwest Iowa Community College from 9 to 3 pm.

Door Prize drawings every hour on the hour.  Prizes must be claimed within 15 minutes of being announced. Enjoy Free Admission, prizes, concessions and  much more when you attend the Sheldon Home and Design Expo this Saturday at the Life Long Learning Center from 9 to 3 pm.

January 3, 2018 - 8:45 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Unity Christian High School will be having a soup and pie supper on Friday, January 12th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the high school. A freewill offering will be taken.

Orange City Christian School will be hosting its Annual Family Fun Night from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd, at the school.  The event is open to the public. Mark your calendars and bring the whole family out for a great evening.  There are many fun booths and exciting activities planned for all ages. Come for supper and join us for the fun! Contact the school at 737-2274 with questions.
June 9, 2017 - 11:35 am - Posted in Community Calendar

lifeserve logoHelp your community and roll up your sleeves to saves lives! Donate today with LifeServe Blood Center.


LifeServe will be in Granville on Monday, May 1st at the Granville Community Fire Hall, located at 617 Broad Street, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4th LifeServe will be in Sioux Center at the Centre Mall, located at 251 N. Main Ave, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 11th LifeServe will be in Orange City at the American Reformed Church, located at 407 Albany Street SE, from 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LifeServe will be in Hull on Tuesday, May 16th at the Hull Library, located at 1408 Main Street, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

LifeServe will also be in Sioux Center on Tuesday, May 16th at Sioux Center Health, located at 1101 9th Street SE, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 25th LifeServe will be in Orange City at the American Reformed Church, located at 407 Albany Street SE, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

pancakes-2American Reformed Youth Group in Hull is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day May 29th. Serving is from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the American Reformed Church in Hull.

Freewill donations with proceeds going for Power Connection and Rocky Mountain High.

Address of American Reformed Church is 911 1st St. in Hull, Iowa

April 11, 2017 - 10:11 am - Posted in Community Calendar

April 3, 2017 - 11:37 am - Posted in Community Calendar

Easter - RejoiceThe choir of the Hospers Presbyterian Church (PCA) will present the Easter Cantata, “Amazing Love: How Can It Be?” on Sunday evening, April 9th, starting at 6:00 p.m.   The church is located at 200 Elm Street in Hospers. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow. For more information call the church at 712-752-8648 All are welcome.