Sheldon, Iowa — Approximately 100 people were on hand last (Monday) evening to witness the dedication of the new ball field complex located north of the Sheldon Middle School and Orab Football Field, adjacent to Highway 18. The facility, which the City and School District built in collaboration, was largely responsible for the City of Sheldon receiving an Iowa All-Star Community Award from the Iowa League of Cities last year.
Spencer Mayor Reynold Peterson, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa League of Cities, was on hand for the dedication and ribbon cutting, and told the crowd how great it was to see the cooperation between the Sheldon Community Schools and the City of Sheldon.
Sheldon City Councilman Greg Geels said the ball field complex was a prime example of what can happen when people work together toward a common goal.
In addition to the 100 or so spectators who were on hand for the dedication, ribbon cutting, and the “Showdown In Sheldon” softball game, many others enjoyed the festivities by listening to their radios, or hearing the stream on the kiwaradio.com website. In fact, one Sheldon resident told us that his kids, one of whom lives in Michigan, and another in Pella, both enjoyed the festivities through the internet stream.