Closures and Delay Announcements

If you have announcements please text 712-324-2597 or email KIWA at:

Memorial Day Service Cancellations:
The Memorial Day Services hosted by the Sheldon American Legion Post #145 has been canceled.

The Memorial Day service at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids has been canceled. They will not put up the Avenue of Flags, but plan to put the smaller ones on the grave sites.

American Legion Post 470 in Melvin will not hold a traditional Memorial Day Program on May 25, 2020. A brief Ceremony will be conducted by Legion Post 470 at Baker Township Cemetery at 11:45am on Memorial Day with a wreath laying, the playing of Taps, & the raising of our Flag to Full Staff.

Highway 18 between Sanborn & Hartley has an 8-mile detour while bridge work is being done, so plan accordingly when traveling.

Washington Ave in Sheldon will be closed from E 9th St to the Christian Retirement Home starting Monday, 5/18/20. Below is a map showing the area that will be under construction. We expect the road closure to last for approximately three weeks. We understand that this construction will be an inconvenience but hope that you enjoy the new road when it is complete.

Check with your individual school districts for learning opportunities and requirements for your school aged children.

Boyden Hull
Boyden-Hull will be distributing “Grab n’ Go” lunches on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pick-up locations:
*In Hull they will be distributed at the Hesla Field Concession Stand
*In Boyden they will be distributed on the north side of the Presbyterian Church

*The school has packaged meals available for pickup for students at the following locations.

Pick-up locations:
*Orange City Elementary
*MOC-FV Middle & High School
*Hospers Elementary
*Granville Community Center
*Maurice Community Center

Northwest Iowa Community College
*For the most up-to-date & accurate information at any given time, please go to NCC’s website, If there are significant changes we will communicate through students’ instructors, the NCC website, and RAVE.

Sheldon Community Schools, Sheldon St. Pats, Sheldon Christian, Children’s World
*Grab-n-Go meals will continue to be available FREE to kids ages birth to 18 throughout the summer. Due to concerns with social distancing, meals cannot be consumed on-site. Pick-up times: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Monday & Thursday.

Locations are as follows:

In Sheldon:
*Larry Christians Workshop — 410 Pine St.
*City Park — 501 6th Ave – East side
*First Reformed Church — 1101 7th St. – North side
*Love Inc. — 611 Park St. – use south door
*St. Pats School — 1020 4th Ave.
*Ashton Library – 3029 3rd — use handicap accessible door

Sibley-OcheyedanPlease go to for the most up-to-date information.
*There are five pick-up locations for meals FREE of charge for anyone 18 & younger from 7:30 – 9:30 am Monday – Friday in Sibley, one in Ocheyedan, and can make deliveries if needed.

Pick-up locations:
*Sibley High School
*9th/10th Street pick-up in Sibley
*Broadmoor pick-up in Sibley
*Osceola County Courthouse pick-up
*Sibley Lutheran Church pick-up
*Ocheyedan Town Hall.

West Lyon
*Breakfast & lunch are available for pick-up Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 – 12:30 for anyone ages 1 – 18 as long as at least one child is a student at West Lyon, with m
eals charged to school lunch accounts according to pricing used during the school year for the student. If you have not signed up but this site will work better for you please sign up for the meals, we would love to serve you. You can sign up for meals at this link.

Pick-up Locations:
*Larchwood gym
*Lester Community Center
*Alvord main street
*Inwood Community Center
*WL School main entrance
*Our Saviors Luther church (rural Inwood area)


Chinese Chef — New business hours for drive thru & call in orders, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 11 am – 8 pm, CLOSED Sun, Mon, Thur — 712-324-5301
Dairy Dandy — CLOSED until further notice
Durangos — Pick-up & delivery orders ONLY — 712-631-4005
Eagles Club — CLOSED until further notice.
Hardee’s of Sheldon — Drive through ONLY — 712-324-5286 Open on Sundays at 8:00 am until further notice
Hy-Vee, Sheldon — Carry-out from Hy-Vee Kitchen available Hy-Vee Customer Notice
Langer’s Bar & Grill, The Lounge, & Cook’s Cafe — Now Open Both Cook’s and Langer’s! Breakfast all day, Prime Rib Friday and Saturday Night Cook’s open at 6 am and Langer’s opens at 11:00 am.
McDonald’s, Sheldon — Drive through ONLY
Old 60 Steak & Chops, Sheldon — Dine-in by RESERVATION ONLY, Carry out available
Taco John’s, Sheldon — Drive through ONLY — 712-324-5287
Truly Scrumptious — Carry-out & curb-side service available. Orders for specialty & dessert items still accepted. — 712-324-1411

Jay’s Restaurant & Lounge, Open with social distancing guidelines in place. Our Complete Menu is available at — 712-930-3886

Casey’s, Sibley — Pick-up ONLY — 712-754-3314
Champ’s Chicken — Pick-up ONLY — 712-754-4017
Dyno’s — Pick-up ONLY — 712-754-2727
Pizza Hut — Pick-up ONLY — 712-754-4641
Subway, Sibley — Pick-up ONLY — 712-754-4848
Sibley VFW — Pick-up ONLY from 4:00 – 7:00 pm — 712-754-2474

Love, INC Thursday evening educational classes- POSTPONED. 712-324-9707
Lyon County ServicesLyon County Services Notice
O’Brien County CourthouseCLOSED to foot traffic only. Offices remain staffed. East door drop box will be monitored and its contents will be emptied several times daily. Please use the following number to reach the Clerk of Courts Office: 957-3255 Emergency appointments can be set up with departments as needed.
Osceola County CourthouseOsceola County Statement 3-19-20
Rock Rapids City Office — Lobby is CLOSED, call for questions or to make an appointment 712-472-2511. Announcements will be posted on our website & on our Facebook page,
Senior Meals for Orange City, Hospers, Sheldon, George, Sioux Center, & Hull  — Suspended until further notice.
Sheldon City Office & SCDC — Open by appointment ONLY! Contact the Chamber at 712-324-2813, the City Office at 712-324-4651, and the Police Department at 712-324-2525. Utility payments may be paid online or in the drop box on the west side of City Hall.
Sheldon Prairie Museum — CLOSED until further notice.
Sibley City Offices — Residents are urged to pay utility bills using the drop-box in front of the office, by mail – 808 3rd Avenue, PO Box 126 or online at All essential City of Sibley services will continue as usual unless otherwise noted.  Call 712-754-2541 with questions or concerns. Sibley Parks & Recreation — Kidz Sportz, Dodgeball & Adult Volleyball are CANCELED.
Sioux County Driver’s license station will not be open to the public. We are available to answer questions during regular business hours. We can be reached at 712-737-8430 on Mondays and Fridays and 712-722-2923 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may schedule appointments at the Sioux City Driver’s License office by going on the website.

Ashton Public Library — CLOSED until further notice. 712-724-6426
Archer Public Library — CLOSED until further notice. Late Fees will be waived and returns may be placed in the outside drop box. The Library will be staffed, call them at 712-723-5629 for assistance.
Dordt University Recreation Center and Hulst Library — CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
George Public Library – CLOSED until further notice. 712-475-3897
Hartley Public Library — CLOSED until April 30th. No Curbside Service
Hospers Public Library — CLOSED until MOC-FV is back in session or until the government says we can gather in groups. You may call the Library with any questions as staff will be there during normal business hours. 712-752-8400
Primghar Public Library — CLOSED till April 30th, open for orders and pick up of materials outside the door Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm 712-957-8981
Sheldon Public Library — CLOSED. Curbside service for requested materials is available. Please 712-324-2442 to request Library materials or go online at
Sibley Public Library –May 1-15: The Sibley Public Library is closed to the public. Please call 712-754-2888 for curbside service. May 18-29: The Sibley Public Library will be open to the public by appointment only between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. Call 712-754-2888 to schedule an appointment. This includes book check out and computer use. 30 minutes allowed per visit. Curbside service will continue to be provided for those who prefer picking up their materials outside of the library. All library materials must be returned in the book drop that is located outside of the main entrance. Anyone entering the library will be asked to use hand sanitizer and will be encouraged to wear a face mask. Updates for June 1st will be posted at a later date.

Ashton State Bank — Lobby is CLOSED, drive-thru remains open normal business hours. Email, phone, internet banking, and ATM remain available.
Avera Clinic, George — The clinic is closed but physical therapy will continue. This is only temporary & normal operations will resume once cleared by medical staff. The Rock Rapids clinic will remain open. Call with questions at 712-472-5399.
Bomgaars — Adjusted store hours, M – Sat 7:30 am – 6 pm, Sun normal hours. We have added curbside and carryout service at all of our Bomgaars locations. Call ahead with “what you need” and we will have it ready and waiting when you arrive at our stores.
Choice Chiropractic — Seeing patients by appointment only.
Citizens State Bank, Sheldon — drive-thru remains open. Citizens State Bank Notice
Creative Living Center, Mental Health Provider for Siouxland – Physical offices will be CLOSED until further notice. Individual counselors will contact their patients as they will be moving to all technology-based sessions. All communication can go through 712-476-5245 or
Dental Office, Sheldon & Rock Valley — Reduced hours to see patients with urgent needs. 712-324-9999
Fareway, Sheldon — 8 – 9 am, open ONLY to those 65 & older, high-risk individuals, & expectant mothers. 9 am – 7 pm Monday – Saturday for all others.
Farm Credit Services, Sheldon — No walk-in traffic, please call ahead at 712-324-3407
Hearing Health Centers, Sheldon Service Center — CLOSED until further notice. We will still be receiving phone messages at 800-416-4736.
Hy-Vee, Sheldon — 7 – 8 am, open ONLY to those 65 & older, high-risk individuals, & expectant mothers. Open 8 am – 8 pm until further notice.
Impressions Salon — Opened
Iowa State Bank, Sheldon & Orange CityIowa State Bank Notice to the Public; Story about Sheldon employee with COVID-19
LLRC, Sheldon — CLOSED through Monday, May 18th.
Miedema Chiropractic will remain open and continue serving our patients during this time. Patient appoints are being scheduled to limit contact & precautionary measures have been implemented. Please call the office and speak to Dr. Miedema if you have any questions or concerns at 712-327-9930.
NW IA Area Solid Waste Agency – Closed To Public Till Further Notice
Orange City Area Health System – the interior walking path at OCAH’s Downtown Campus is CLOSED to the public until further notice.
Osceola Regional Health Center, Sibley — Wellness Center is CLOSED until further notice.  No classes or 24 Hour access during this time.  Patients can access all physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehab services.
RIDES – General Public transportation in each of our 9 county service areas is suspended until further notice. Rides Press Release
Rock Rapids Sanford Wellness Center — CLOSED until further notice.
Rock Rapids’ Denny’s Can Redemption Center — CLOSED. All garbage & recycling pickup IS still in effect.
Sanford Home Medical Equipment, Sheldon — CLOSED to walk-in business until further notice. Please call 712-324-4453 or 1-877-470-4846 for any equipment or supply needs that are necessary.
Sheldon Chamber & Development CorporationSCDC Update
Sheldon Veterinary Clinic — Current appointments will be held (only 1 person allowed per appt), no new appoints for elective procedures & routine visits. Lobby access is restricted, call ahead & orders will be brought to your vehicle. Still open to sick animals & emergencies. 712-324-0175
Sibley State Bank — Lobby is CLOSED, drive thru remains open.
Validation, Sheldon — Will reopen May 27th. Hours will be MWF 12-6pm; Saturday by appointment only

American Lutheran Church, Melvin — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
American Reformed Church in Hull — All worship gatherings CANCELED until further notice.
Archer Reformed Church – All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Archer United Methodist Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Ashton Bible Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Bethel Lutheran Church, Sutherland — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Bethel Reformed Church, Sheldon — All Wed night activities CANCELED until school resumes.
Boyden Awana — all Wed night activities CANCELED until further notice
Boyden First Reformed Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Calvary Baptist Church, Sheldon — All Wednesday activities are CANCELED.
Crossroads Community Church, Sheldon — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Ebenezer Presbyterian George — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Faith Lutheran Church, Sibley — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
First Baptist Church, George — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
First Baptist Church, Sibley — all youth activities are canceled until school resumes.
First CRC of Sheldon — 9:30 am services in-person and livestreamed, PM services livestreamed only on the church website at Once there, scroll down the webpage to “Livestream and Previous Videos” and click the link.
First Presbyterian Church Sanborn — ALL services until Sunday, April 12th – CANCELED
First Reformed Church, Sibley — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice. Join us on Facebook for Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm for Youth Group talks and at 10 am Sundays for a combined worship service. Hours FRC Sibley will be open are now from 7am-2 pm Monday – Thursday with limited access to the facilities.
First Reformed Church in Melvin — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
First Reformed Church, Sheldon — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Grace Lutheran Church, Primghar — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice.  Join worship via a watch party on the Immanuel Facebook page at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. Services will also be posted on our website under the “connections” tab.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, George –will begin public worship on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30am.
Little Rock First Presbyterian Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Little Rock Salem Reformed Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Living Water Community Church Sheldon — closed through the month of April. However, we will have video taped services on Facebook Live and You Tube on Sundays, starting at 10:00 am.
Parkview Assembly Sheldon — All Wed night activities CANCELED for next two weeks
Sheldon Church of the Brethren — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Sheldon United Methodist Church —  Listen to the service on KIWA at 11:00 am on Sunday, join us livestream on Facebook at 8:30 am or 11:00 am, on the cable channel 12 on Mondays at 4:00 pm. If you have a ministry need, do not be afraid to contact us at 712-324-4894.
Sibley Christian Reformed Church –-  All services CANCELED until further notice.
St. John Lutheran, Boyden — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
St. Johns Lutheran Church Germantown — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
St. John’s Lutheran Church Sanborn – All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
St. Joseph O’Brien County Parish— All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
St. Paul Lutheran, Hull — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
St. Paul Lutheran, Sheldon — will resume public worship Sunday, May 24th. Sunday worship service will still be broadcast live on KIWA FM 100.7 and AM 1550 at 9:00 am. Church office will be closed to the public, call for assistance Mon.-Thurs. 9-3 and Fri. 9-12.
Trinity Lutheran, Sibley — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
United Church of Christ, Sibley – Morning worship service resumes May 24, 10 am.  No coffee fellowship.  Practice social distancing.
United Church of Primghar — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
United Presbyterian Church of Boyden — all services are CANCELED until further notice. Pastor Andrew Hilla will be posting his Sunday messages on YouTube with links to those messages on Facebook as well.
Zoar Presbyterian, George — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice

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