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110th Street is closed between Lily and Log due to erosion on the back side of the bridge abutment which has created a large hole in the road. Lyon Count Secondary Roads will have it repaired by April 3, 2020
ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Boyden-Hull will be distributing “Grab n’ Go” lunches on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
*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
Central Lyon 3/23/20 statement — Parent Notice.
FREE meals will be available to all children/students 18-years of age and younger for grab-and-go service and will consist of a lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Meals will be provided Monday – Friday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
*Central Lyon School Bus Drop-Off Lane / Entrance (south side of school) 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
*Doon Public Library Parking Lot (look for the white school van) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
In addition to the pick-up locations, meals will be delivered – upon request – to children/students living outside the city limits of Rock Rapids and Doon. To receive this service, families must request delivery by calling the high school office: (712) 472-2664. Delivery time will be determined by the number of requests and location. When calling, please provide: 1) the total number meals needed and 2) a phone number so school staff can confirm the delivery address.
*District communication & guidance regarding student access & learning opportunities will be communicated via JMC.
*Elementary teachers will be reaching out to parents via Class Dojo, and middle & high school teachers will communicate via Infinite Campus.
*The school is working on making packaged meals available for pickup for students. More information will be shared as soon as it’s available.
*Orange City Elementary
*MOC-FV Middle & High School
*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, https://nwicc.edu/covid19update 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
*Children’s World will have restricted care effective 3/23/2020. Children’s World families: Please check your email for specific information or email email@example.com with questions.
*The Orab Café is taking to the streets to become the Orab Grab-n-Go Café. They will be providing FREE meals for kids 18 & younger, with pick up times from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday. Each child present will be able to pick up one bag each day that includes both a lunch and the following day’s breakfast. Due to concerns with social distancing, meals cannot be consumed on-site. Locations are as follows:
*Larry Christians Workshop – 410 Pine St.
*Methodist Church – 506 8th St.
*First Reformed Church – 1101 7th St.
*Love Inc. – 611 Park St.- use south door
*St. Pats School -1020 4th Ave.
*Ashton Library – 3029 3rd – use handicap accessible door
*Archer Reformed Church – 210 Locust St. – entrance at kitchen-side door in alley
*Matlock Fire Station – Main St.
*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.
*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.
*Learning opportunities will be provided for students in TK – 12 grade to try and remain in an education mindset.
Brady’s Pub — Pick-up & delivery orders ONLY — Chinese Chef — Pickup & drive thru 11 am – 8 pm Monday – Saturday. 10% discount off total to help out community. — Dairy Dandy — Pick-up & delivery orders ONLY — Durangos — Pick-up & delivery orders ONLY — Eagles Club — CLOSED until further notice.
Hardee’s of Sheldon — Drive through ONLY — Hy-Vee, Sheldon — Carry-out from Hy-Vee Kitchen available Hy-Vee Customer Notice
Langer’s Bar & Grill, The Lounge, & Cook’s Cafe — CLOSED through the end of March.
McDonald’s, Sheldon — Drive through ONLY
Old 60 – Closed until Further Notice
Pizza Ranch, Sheldon — Pick-up & delivery orders ONLY — Taco John’s, Sheldon — Drive through ONLY — Truly Scrumptious — Carry-out & curb-side service available. Orders for specialty & dessert items still accepted. — 712-324-1411
Jay’s Restaurant & Lounge, Pick-up ONLY through March 31st. Our Complete Menu is available at JaysinSanborn.com. —
1015 Steak Company — Pick-up ONLY for lunch & supper — 712-754-3540
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
Pizza Ranch, Sibley — Pick-up or delivery — 712-754-4196
reBar — Pick-up ONLY for lunch or supper — 712-754-2322
Shaugnessy’s Bakery — Pick-up ONLY — 712-754-4907
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. They will tentatively begin again on April 16th. Lyon County Services — Lyon County Services Notice
O’Brien County Courthouse — CLOSED to foot traffic only. All offices will remain staffed. There will be a drop box inside the east door of the building for your use. The box will be monitored and its contents will be emptied several times daily. The Clerk of Courts Office will remain staffed, and all court services will be controlled by the Clerk of Courts Office. 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 Courthouse — Osceola 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 rockrapids.net & on our Facebook page, facebook.com/RRUtilities.
Senior Meals for Orange City, Hospers, Sheldon, George, Sioux Center, & Hull — Suspended through the month of March.
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. https://sheldoniowa.com/city-services/
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 www.sibleyiowa.net. All essential City of Sibley services will continue as usual unless otherwise noted. Call 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 on Mondays and Fridays and on Tuesdays and Thursday’s. You may schedule appointments at the Sioux City Driver’s License office by going on the https://iowadot.gov/mvd/other-appointments website.
Ashton Public Library — CLOSED until further notice.
Archer Public Library — CLOSED through the month of March. Late Fees will be waived and returns may be placed in the outside drop box. The Library will be staffed, please them at for assistance.
Dordt University Recreation Center and Hulst Library — CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
George Public Library – CLOSED until further notice.
Hartley Public Library — CLOSED. Curbside Service IS available during regular library hours. Please call or email to request library materials. All items can be kept until we reopen or returned through the drop box. No overdue fines will be assessed during this period.
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.
Lyon County Conservation is canceling all public/school/library/etc. programs for the month of March. We will access again in April.
Primghar Public Library — CLOSED. Curbside Service is available during our regular library hours Tuesday – Friday. We will also deliver to Elderly Home Bound patrons. Please call to request library materials. All items can be kept until we reopen or returned through the drop box. No overdue fines will be assessed during this period.
Rock Rapids Public Library — CLOSED until further notice.
Sheldon Public Library — CLOSED. Curbside service for requested materials is available. Please to request Library materials or go online at www.sheldon.lib.ia.us
Sibley Public Library — CLOSED until further notice. Any materials that you have checked out will be renewed. Curbside service for check outs will be offered during the closure. Materials can be delivered if requested, call 712-754-2888. Fun online events will be offered. Please stay tuned to Facebook for updates!
Ashton State Bank — Lobby is CLOSED, drive-thru remains open normal business hours. Email, phone, internet banking, and ATM remain available.
Avera Clinic, George — Effective Monday, March 30th, the clinic will be 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 — CLOSED until further notice
Citizens State Bank, Sheldon — Restricted lobby access, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Goedken Monument Company — CLOSED until April 1. Glen & Kathy will not be seeing clients in the office but will be working from home & can be reached at with any questions.
Hearing Health Centers, Sheldon Service Center — CLOSED through April 1st. 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 — CLOSED until further notice
Lewis Family Drug, Sheldon — Starting Monday 3/30/20, the drive through & curbside pick-up ONLY will be available. Please call ahead for your prescriptions & over-the-counter needs at 712-324-4331. We are still offering deliveries within Sheldon, Boyden and Sanborn each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We can also mail out prescriptions.
Iowa State Bank, Sheldon & Orange City — Iowa State Bank Notice to the Public
LLRC, Sheldon — CLOSED through Monday, April 13th.
Meals on Wheels — Canceled Through April 30th
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. https://www.facebook.com/MiedemaChiropractic
NW IA Area Solid Waste Agency – Closed To Public Till Further Notice
Off, Off Broadway’s performance of “Leaving Iowa” has been POSTPONED.
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 will cease providing General Public transportation in each of our 9 county service areas as of the Wednesday April 1, 2020. Rides Press Release
Rock Rapids Sanford Wellness Center — Closed until at least March 27th
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 Corporation — SCDC Update
Sheldon Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Anthony Bart — CLOSED until further notice. In case of an emergency, Dr. Bart can be reached at 712-324-1216.
Sheldon Family Dental — emergency appointments only until further notice
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 — CLOSED until further notice.
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 — will not be gathering together as a church through the month of March, but will have both AM and PM services livestreamed. You can find the services by going to the church website at www.atfirst.org. 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 immanuelsheldon.com under the “connections” tab.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, George –All public activities, including worship, are cancelled or moved online until at least April 8.
Little Rock First Presbyterian Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Little Rock Salem Reformed Church — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
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 St. Patrick’s Religious Education Classes will be CANCELED until school resumes.
Sheldon Ministerial Association Lenten Lunches are CANCELED for the remainder of the season.
Sheldon United Methodist Church — ALL services CANCELED until further notice. 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 — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice. 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.
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, Zion Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, and St. John Lutheran Church in May City — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
Trinity Lutheran, Sibley — All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
United Church of Christ, Sibley – All services & activities CANCELED until further notice
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
Wednesday, April 1st
Trinity United Church of Christ, Hartley, Beef Supper — CANCELED
Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the NW IA Area Solid Waste Agency, 4540 360th Street, Sheldon, IA will close to the general public till further notice, due to the threat of COVID-19. The Agency will evaluate recommendations from County, State, and Federal Health experts before reopening facility to the general public. The Landfill will remain open to the commercial Solid Waste haulers and contractors. Please contact your local Solid Waste hauler for extra pickup.
Thursday, April 2nd
Rock Rapids Farm & Home Show — CANCELED
Ladies Night Out in Sheldon is postponed
Friday, April 3rd
Sheldon Knights of Columbus Fish Fry — CANCELED
Hope Haven Auction — CANCELED
Saturday, April 4th
Grand Falls Casino — The Spring Craft Show — POSTPONED to Saturday, June 13
Sunday, April 5th
Sibley Choir Booster Belgian Waffle Brunch — CANCELED
Saturday, April 11th
Grand Falls Casino – Michael Carbonaro Live — POSTPONED to Friday, December 8
Nursing Homes & Health Care – Until Further Notice:
Several health care facilities in northwest Iowa are temporarily closing to visitors or are restricting visitors in some way. The following is a partial list, and the policy in effect at each facility is different:
Good Samaritan in George and LeMars is not allowing any visitors, including family members.
Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids — restricting building access to non-essential visitors. Only immediate family, who have a critical need to visit a loved one will be allowed into the building on a case-by-case basis, now through March 31.
Orange City Area Health System – NO visitors will be permitted in the hospital. Exceptions include end-of-life circumstances and obstetrics. Only immediate family members will be allowed for end-of-life visitation. Only one support person is permitted in the hospital’s birth center during labor and delivery and postpartum stays for new moms; that person will be asked to stay on the premises until the mother’s discharge. Questions or concerns should be directed to Laurie Gebauer, Director of Nursing, at 712-737-5358.
Osceola Regional Health Center — If you are planning on visiting please call 712-754-2574. Visitor restrictions have been implemented as a standard precaution at Heartwood Heights, Sibley Specialty care and Country View Manor. Please call if you are planning to visit.
Pleasant Acres in Hull is not allowing any visitors, including family members.
Pearl Valley Rehab in Sutherland, Primghar, and Lake Park is not allowing any visitors, including family members.
Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City is closed to all visitors. Exceptions will be made for resident end-of-life situations using CMS guidelines. Prairie Ridge staff will be working with families to provide connections with loved ones by other means. Questions and concerns may be addressed to Char Ten Clay, Senior Care Administrator, at 712-707-6006.
Rock Rapids Health Center is not allowing any visitors, including family members.
Royale Meadows, Crown Point, and Franken Manor — NO visitors at this time.
Sanford Sheldon Senior Care — only those who need to enter the facilities such as employees and essential personnel will be allowed to do so at this time. Sanford is working with families with critical needs on a case-by-case basis.
Sheldon Christian Retirement Home is not allowing any non-essential visitors until further notice. Any deliveries or family members must check in with the office first. Any questions they can call 324-2861.
Sioux Center Health — http://siouxcenterhealth.org/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-updates/
Whispering Heights in Rock Valley has restricted visits to immediate family members only.
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