January 29, 2015 - 3:36 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, School News

pork sandwichThe Boyden Hull Show Choir is having a fundraiser Friday, February 6th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m at the high school. They will be serving a meal with a pork sandwich, chips, bars, and drinks. Cost of the meal is $6.00, $2.00 for additional sandwiches.

formal-dress-wrist-corsage-promOperation Prom is a day of pampering and “shopping” for a free dress for girls who need them on Saturday, February 7, at the Sioux Center First Reformed Church Family Life Center. Private appointments can also be made when registering online at www.frcsc.org/operationprom.cfm.

Anyone with a dress to donate may drop it off at the Sioux Center, West Sioux, Central Lyon, Western Christian, or Unity Christian High School offices any school day between 8:30-3:30. If you have questions, call Kayla at 712-441-3999.

western logoThe Western Christian High School Booster Club is hosting a Tailgate sponsored by Dordt College prior to the Unity Christian-Western Christian football game on Friday, October 17 at 5:30 pm at Hesla Field in Hull. Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, cookies, and juice are on the menu.

September 19, 2014 - 10:06 am - Posted in Community Calendar, School News

Orange City Christian School will be hosting its annual Family Fun Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, at the school.

The event is open to the public. Mark your calendars and bring your family and friends for a great time.  There are many fun booths and exciting activities planned for all ages. Come for supper and join us for the fun!

western logoOn Friday, September 5, the Western Christian High School Booster Club is hosting a tailgate sponsored by American State Bank prior to the Lemars-Western Christian football game.

Serving will begin at 5:30 pm.

The 23nd annual Western Christian Booster Club golf tournament will be held on Friday, August 15, at noon at the Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

It will be a four person scramble and the cost to golf is $80 per person and that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, supper, and the chance to win prizes. Mulligans will also be sold at registration.Registration is from 11:00-11:45 with a shotgun start at 12:00 sharp.

To reserve a spot or If you have any questions call Kris Marra at 712-578-9227 or Jamie Van Zee at 712-470-2829.

July 28, 2014 - 11:07 am - Posted in Community Calendar, School News
IMG_7790ORANGE CITY – Onstage Orange City’s Wed., August 6 show will be a SchoolHouse Company show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
The musical theatre production will be in Orange City’s Windmill Park at 7:00pm August 6. It will also be presented August 8 at 7:00pm at Central Park in Sioux Center.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is an average day in the life of Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown — from Valentine’s Day to baseball season, his moods ranging from wild optimism to utter despair, with his best friends — both human and not.
It’s a familiar story and a fun musical, said Lois Estell of The SchoolHouse Company. “It’s our first official musical. We’ve done shows with music in them, but this year the majority of the show is sung or has underscoring. Best of all, we have an orchestra pit!”
The SchoolHouse Company is drawing from both the Orange City and Sioux Center artistic pool, said Estell, plus bringing in Chris Haak from Sioux Falls to play flute, clarinet and alto saxophone. Haak switches  between the instruments at a moment’s notice, she said. “He makes it look so easy!”
Actors are Drew Lemke as Charlie Brown; Amanda Vander Stelt: Sally; Lois Estell: Lucy; Tanner Van Wyhe: Linus; Zach Wright: Schroeder; and Trevor McMahan: Snoopy.
Orchestra members are Hannah McGarvey, director; Pam DeHaan, piano; Chris Haak, reed; Ashley Wielenga, strings; Lexy Kraayenbrink, bass; and Braden Jahn, percussion.
The free show is 90-minutes long.
The SchoolHouse Company has presented theatre in Orange City and Sioux Center for the past six years.
The Onstage Orange City event is sponsored by the Pizza Ranch Restaurant and Onstage Orange City contributors, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council. Pizza Ranch will offer concessions: pizza by the slice, cactus bread, soda, water and candy.
The Sioux Center production is sponsored by the Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location in Orange City is the Unity Christian Knight Center August 6 and Centre Mall in Sioux Center August 8. For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.
July 14, 2014 - 9:45 am - Posted in Community Calendar, School News

KA PHOTO - 300 DPIORANGE CITY – King Arthur’s Quest!

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming to Orange City again this summer!  Come audition for the show King Arthur’s Quest!  Up to 50 local children will be selected to perform with two actors from the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Victoria Pace and Augustus Bennett.

Auditions will be held Monday, July 28 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre.  Local students entering grades 1-12 may audition and all participants must stay for the entire audition session.  All children that are cast in the show must be available to attend rehearsals Monday through Friday, July 28 – August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fee for each child participating in King Arthur’s Quest is $17.

The show will be performed on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 at 2 p.m. at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for students K-12.

In addition, Pace and Bennett will be running several free drama workshops for all interested children. For children entering grades 1-2, there will an Acting 1-2-3 workshop on Tuesday, July 29: when odds and evens come together, everyone has a fun time! A workshop on Wednesday, July 30, for grades 3-6 entitled Behind the Scenes, will explore what happens before the curtain rises and how role-play helps group dynamics.  For youth entering grades 7-12, a Shakespeare workshop will be offered on Thursday, July 31.  All workshops will be held at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

The Orange City Arts Council, sponsor of the Missoula Children’s Theatre, requests you register online by July 24 at orangecityiowa.com/parks-recreation.  Go to the registration tab, select Arts, Crafts, Library link and then Missoula Children’s Theatre.  Students in King Arthur’s Quest must attend school at MOC-FV, OCCS, Spalding or Unity, or be homeschoolers in the MOC-FV school district. (Registration is available in person on July 28 if you miss the online deadline.)

For more information, call 707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or see orangecityarts.net.

The Boyden-Hull Class of 1974 will be holding a 40th class reunion on Friday, June 27th, beginning at 6:30pm.

All class members are invited to the American Legion Post 380 at 1030 Main St. in Hull.  This is an informal gathering with no program planned; just an evening to renew old friendships and share old memories.  Please bring a snack to share with the class!

Coffee and punch will be provided.  If you have any questions, you can contact BHHS1974@yahoo.com

June 13, 2014 - 2:07 pm - Posted in Community Calendar, School News

ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Northwestern College invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW), Aug. 4–8.

Designed to help families jump-start their college search process, IPCW is now in its 16th year at 26 institutions that are members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

At Northwestern, tours and information sessions will be available each day of Iowa Private College Week at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Visitors can meet with current Northwestern students as well as faculty and staff to get answers to their questions about college life. All who visit Northwestern that week will receive a free T-shirt. In addition, two students who take part in Iowa Private College Week at Northwestern and subsequently enroll will be given $500 bookstore vouchers.

To schedule a visit during Iowa Private College Week, register online at www.nwciowa.edu/iowa-private-college-week, call 800-747-4757 or email admissions@nwciowa.edu.