Highpointers

Community members gather for a visit from Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at Hawkeye Point north of Sibley in mid-June. The site will host the Highpointers Club convention. Photo by Rylan Howe

SIBLEY—Depending on the time of year, tall Iowa corn hides one of Osceola County’s proudest places. Hawkeye Point is home to the state’s highest natural elevation at 1,670 feet. The site has seen many visitors during its history, including Iowa’s highest elected officials, and next year it will host the Highpointers Club, a group that tours the highest elevations of each state in the country. Hawkeye Point is located five miles north of Sibley on the east side of the Highway 60 expressway. As a tribute to the work that has been done to develop the state’s highest point, the Highpointers Club has selected Iowa — specifically Hawkeye Point — as the site of its 2015 national convention, which will be held July 24-26. Read more about Hawkeye Point in the July 26 issue of The N’West Iowa REVIEW.