REGIONAL—The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.

SIOUX CENTER—Dordt University in Sioux Center is accepting applications for its first online undergraduate degree program in business administration with an emphasis in business management.

SHELDON—The Prairie Queen Kiwanis Club of Sheldon reminds residents it still is collecting paper for recycling despite the coronavirus pandemic.

SHELDON—Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon is hosting the annual NW Iowa Visual Arts Show virtually on the NCC website opening Friday, May 22.

GEORGE—LifeServe Blood Center of Sioux City will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, in the George Community Center; noon-6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in Centre Mall in Sioux Center; and noon-5:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, in the Demco Community Center in Boyden. To ensure proper so…

ORANGE CITY—The Orange City Tulip Festival Night Show production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will be postponed to May 11-15, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

REGIONAL—As part of O’Brien County Tourism’s “We’ll See You Outside” tour, the “Journey’s End,” a self-guided and social distancing activity to visit county cemeteries, is being offered.

HULL—LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Hull Public Library and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit

BOYDEN—LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Demco Community Center in Boyden. To schedule a donation, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit

SHELDON—Sheldon United Methodist Church will show the documentary-style film “The Coming Convergence” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23. There will be a time of discussion following.

SIOUX CENTER—LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive noon-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Sioux Center Health; and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at American Reformed Church in Orange City. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeserveblood…

SHELDON—Community Blood Bank of Sioux Falls, SD, will host community blood drives 7:30-10:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon and noon-3:30 p.m. at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. For information or to make an appointment, contact Sanford Sheldon at 712-324-6…

SHELDON—The Sheldon Christian Retirement Home will host the Teach Boys of the George area in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, for its third ice cream social of the summer. Bring lawn chairs for seating. There will be a time for fellowship with ice cream, homemade bars, coffee and punch f…

SHELDON—A Memory Loss Support Group will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. The program will be sharing. For more information, call 712-324-6467 or 712-324-6470.

SIOUX CENTER—Sioux Center Health is providing a Parkinson’s Awareness Support Group at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Royale Meadows West Community Room. Come for fellowship and mutual encouragement. For more information on the group, call 712-722-8328.

SHELDON—The Sheldon Area Unity Meal will be held Monday, Sept. 18, at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon. Serving of the free meal will start at 6 p.m.

SIOUX CENTER—Promise Community Health Clinic is offering flu vaccine clinics 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 338 First Ave. N.W., Sioux Center. Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary. Free to children 18 and under. There is a $25 charge for anyone over age 18.…

SHELDON—The Sheldon School District will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the board room in the high school. The only agenda item is an evaluation of superintendent Robin Spears.

­REGIONAL—The Iowa Department of Public Health, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has a blog-style website for Iowa teens focusing on a variety of health issues. The website, (Iowa Adolescents Making Choices to Control Their Future), inclu…

SIOUX CENTER—Promise Community Health Center will ensure children have all the required health screenings and immunizations that they need for school.

ORANGE CITY—Dr. William Struthers, author of “Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain,” will speak Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24-25, at Northwestern College in Orange City.

SIOUX CENTER—Four hundred fifty educators from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota,and South Dakota will be challenged to build a “Firm Foundation” when they gather Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5-6, for the 2017 Heartland Christian Educators’ Convention that will take place on the campus of Dordt College…

SHELDON—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is accepting applications for its Fall 2017 Northwest Iowa Master Gardener class to be held September-November in Sheldon.

SHELDON—The use of tax increment financing and how the city plans to fund future projects will be discussed by the Sheldon City Council during its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

LEMARS—The resignation of chief administrator Tim Grieves and an update on the Sioux Center office mold are among the agenda items of the Northwest Area Education Agency Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Education Service Center in LeMars.

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