Upcoming Events

Pastor and Spouse Spring Mini-Retreat

Start date: March 28, 2018

End date: April 28, 2018

Location: Inspiration Hills, Inwood, IA

Inspiration Hills is having a Pastor and Spouse Spring mini-retreat on Wednesday and Thursday April 4-5. The theme is Running Hard and Resting Well. Enjoy a time to rest and be refreshed. RSVP by March 28.

Trail’Raiser Night- Postponed 4/21

Start date: April 14, 2018

End date: April 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Sioux Center Christian School, Sioux Center, IA

This event has been postponed from April 14 to April 21. All times and events remain the same.

Save the Date for Sioux Center Christian School’s 4th Annual Trail’Raiser Night on Saturday, April 21. This debt-reduction fundraiser includes gourmet cupcakes, sub sandwiches, Truth T-shirts, a freewill supper, silent auction and Buy-it-Now tables, plus a live auction starting at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 3:00 pm and everyone is invited to tour the school during their Celebration of Learning Open House from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The freewill supper of smoked pulled pork sandwiches serves from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Amy Vander Berg at 712-722-0777 ext. 3, or email avanderberg@siouxcenterchristian.com, or drop off your donation at the school. Thank you for supporting the school and helping to clear the remaining debt from the building expansion. For more information, go to siouxcenterchristian.com.

Retirement Open House

Date: April 20, 2018

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Location: De Yager Student Activity Center, Dordt College

Dordt College would like to cordially invite the public to attend an open house on Friday, April 20 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the De Yager Student Activity Center, located on the first level of the Campus Center.  This open house is in honor of the following individuals upon their retirement.


Dr. Duane Bajema, Professor of Agriculture

Glenn Bouma, Athletic Director

Les Netjes, Executive Assistant to the Vice-President for College Advancement


Together these individuals are celebrating more than 80 years of combined serve to Dordt College.  Refreshments will be served.  Please join us in extending our appreciation to these individuals for dedicating many years of faithful service to Dordt College and for the impact they have had on our students and the college community.

Wags and Whiskers (new date)

Date: April 21, 2018

Time: 2 PM

Bring your dog, cat, parakeet, or hedgehog to the Orange City Bark Park on April 21 and bring your family for Wags and Whiskers (originally scheduled for April 14). Join community members at 2 p.m. for a short presentation by the sheriff’s Department K9 Unit and meet one of the dogs that assists local law enforcement officers. The event includes a short walk around Veteran’s Park, having fun with your family and pet, and possibly winning a door prize. For more information, contact Visser at 737-2971 or visit http://siouxcountychp.org/lets-go-sioux-county-play/

End It! for Autumn Color Run

Date: April 21, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Veterans Park, Orange City, IA

Register now for the 3rd Annual End It! for Autumn Color Run on Saturday, April 21. Register online and choose to run the 5K or the 1 mile fun run. The color run starts at 9:30 am at Veterans Park in Orange City. Not a runner? Not a problem! You can go online and order a shirt and choose to join the fun at the carnival, pancake breakfast and inflatables. Fun for the whole family and to support a great cause. All proceeds go to youth scholarships for Camp Autumn. April 9 is the last day to register and get a t-shirt, but you can register up to the day of the run. For questions, call Cindy Cleveringa at 712-449-5555. Stand up and help work together to end child abuse.

Plain Conversation

Date: April 23, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Location: Downtown Grill, Orange City

The government’s enforcement of Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex, is the topic of the next Plain Conversation, a monthly gathering sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats. The program will begin at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 23, in the large dining room of the Downtown Grille in Orange City. Julie Vermeer Elliott, vice president for student life at Northwestern College, will explain how Title IX relates to sexual misconduct on college campuses. She will also discuss how the Department of Education’s guidelines for handling sexual misconduct allegations differ under the Obama and Trump administrations. Plain Conversation is free and open to the public.

A1C Diabetes Screening

Start date: April 23, 2018

End date: April 27, 2018

Time: 8 - 11 AM

Location: Sioux Center Health, or Avera, Hull

We all know that wellness screenings are important. That’s why Sioux Center Health is offering a special $10 discount to the first 50 people to sign up for the A1C diabetes screening test made possible by the Sioux Center Kiwanis Club. Sioux Center Medical Clinic is held from April 23 to 27 from 8:00 to 11:00 am and Hull Medical Clinic on April 26 from 8:00 to 11:00 am. To schedule an appointment, call 722-8131. Visit siouxcenterhealth.org to view other offerings for wellness screenings.

Emerging Farmer Workshop

Date: April 24, 2018

Time: 6PM - 8PM

Location: Northwest Commons, Dordt College, Sioux Center

Iowa Learning Farms will host an emerging farmer workshop on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the northwest Commons at Dordt College. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal. An emerging farmer is anyone who has recently started farming, would like to farm or would like to have a voice in the management of their family’s farm. Workshop topics include discussions on grazing, no-tillage, soil conservation and water quality, ideas for developing sustainable business plans and networking with fellow Emerging Farmers. RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit www.iowalearningfarms.org.

Ag Day

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Location: Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA

On April 27, head to Ag Day at Dordt College for a fun way to learn more about the local agriculture industry. Sponsored by Dordt’s student-run Ag Club, Ag Day draws in students and community members of all ages. Over 300 local students are expected to attend Ag Day as a field trip. This free event will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Dordt College’s parking lot just north of the Campus Center.


Confidential Will Planning Consultation

James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will be meeting with Christian families in the area for confidential will planning consultation at no charge and no obligation. These meeting will be…

Library Closed for Staff Training

The Sioux Center Library will be closed until 2:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17 for their staff training day.

National Library Week

National Library Week is celebrating its 60th anniversary from April 8-14. Stop in at the Sioux Center Public Library during the week to participate in some fun for the whole family! They'll…

Coffee for a Cause

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Show your support by purchasing a cup of coffee throughout the month of April at the following locations to support CAASA in order to help survivors…

Let’s Get Physicals!

To avoid the rush, now’s a good time to get your family’s sports physicals and annual wellness exams. Sioux Center Health offers a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s current health status during…

Relay for Life

The 21st annual Relay For Life of Sioux County, returns to Orange City with a new look this year. This year’s event, on Wednesday, June 13, will be done in conjunction with…

Sioux County Conservation Board Summer Camps

Online sign up for Sioux County Conservation Board Summer Camps has begun. Sign up for these free programs at www.mycountyparks.com/county/sioux.aspx. Call 712-552-1047 with questions. Ages 3-4: Budding Naturalist- (different activities from last…

Coaching Authorization Classes

Do you want to be an athletic coach? By taking a four-course sequence of classes you can earn a coaching authorization which will certify you to become a head or assistant coach…

Substitute Authorization Classes

Substitute Authorization classes are available on April 26, 27, and May 10 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. This Authorization allows an individual to substitute in…