Thursday, June 07, 2012

Courier news

 Courtesy of the Ida County Courier -

"Margaritaville" is Creek Days theme
The 18th annual Odebolt Creek Days celebration kicks off Friday, June 15. This year’s theme is “Margaritaville.”

Friday activities include the beer garden (opens at 6 p. m.), live band “Too Drunk To Fish” performs at the Odebolt Community Center from 8 p. m. to midnight
and, at 9 p. m., a flippy cup tournament will be held at the community center.  “Too Drunk To Fish” is an acoustic duo and/or a four-piece band, based out of Sioux Falls, S. D.

Saturday, June 16, activities begin at 7 a. m. with the fire department pancake breakfast. The breakfast is served at the fire station and runs until 10
a. m.

At 8 a. m., the following activities commence at Monument Circle: truck show and shine, antique tractor show and garden tractor show; the car and motorcycle
show and shine begins on Willow Street and the three-on-three basketball tournament begins on Third Street.

The kids’ pedal tractor pull begins at 9 a. m. in front of United Bank of Iowa. The sidewalk chalk art contest runs from 9 a. m. to noon on Main Street and kids’ games begin at 9:30 a. m. on Main Street.

The “Margaritaville” parade starts at 1 p. m. This year’s parade grand marshals will be Little Mr. and Ms. Creek Days.  The winners are based on monetary donations. The boy and girl who receive the largest amount of monetary donations will win the contest.

The beanbag tournament (community center parking lot), kids’ inflatables and carnival games/kiddie barrel train (First Presbyterian Church) begin at 2 p. m.

The tractor and motorcycle rides begin at 2:30 p. m.

DJ music will be available at the Odebolt Community Center at 8 p. m.

Other activities Saturday include a beer garden, food stand, cotton candy, soft serve ice cream, souvenir stand and monster truck rides.

On Sunday, June 17, the garden tractor pull begins at 12:30 p. m. on North Main Street, followed by the mud volleyball tournament at 2:30 p. m.

Other activities available Sunday include a beer garden, lunch wagon, souvenir stand and monster truck rides.

Odebolt Creek Days is sponsored by the Odebolt Development Corporation (ODC). ODC board members are Mark Reis, Jason and Katie DeJean, Brodie and Rachel Veit, Janet Hoefling, Amy Ziegmann and Jade Godbersen.

The Odebolt Museum will be open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday and from 1 to 4 p. m. on Sunday.

Pioneer Home: Work at the new location for the Peterson Pioneer Home in Odebolt began May 29. Greg Neville Construction is forming and pouring a new foundation on which the home will be anchored. Watch for future development as Dale Hoefling transports the home from its Walnut Street location to its new site on Second Street across from the Odebolt Museum. The project has been made possible by community donations and funding from a Sac County Endowment Fund Grant. Donations for further maintenance may be deposited with project specification at Iowa State Bank or by sending checks to the Odebolt Betterment Committee, treasurer Deb Reinhart, 517 S. Main St., Odebolt, Iowa 51458. (Photo submitted)

BC-IG, O-A boards set joint meeting
The Battle Creek-Ida Grove and Odebolt-Arthur School Boards will meet Monday, June 11, 6:30 p. m., at the Odebolt conference room.

Dialogue/action items include:O-A consideration of technology purchase, textbook purchase, bids/ proposals for 2012-13 school year, O-A auditing services, jointly administered contracts for college level courses with WIT, second reading on internet-appropriate use board policy, BC-IG resolution to adopt premium only plan for health insurance, O-A appointment to Sac County Mitigation Committee.

O-A/BC-IG softball tournament is June 8-9The 47th annual O-A/BC-IG softball tournament is slated for this Friday and Saturday June 8-9 in Battle Creek.

In opening round play Friday, Carroll will take on Harlan at 3:30 p. m.; Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla-Manning will play Carroll Kuemper at 5 p. m.; MV-A-O will play North Polk at 6:30 p. m. and O-A/BC-IG plays Denison-Schleswig at 8 p. m.

The tournament will continue on Saturday with consolation round play beginning at 11 a. m.

Catholic churches to welcome new priest
Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, St. Martin Catholic Church in Odebolt and Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church of Holstein will welcome Very Reverend Richard Ball as their new priest, effective July 17, for a six-year term.

He will replace Father David Hemann, who will be moving to St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City for a six-year term.

According to The Catholic Globe, Father Ball is currently serving St. Joseph in Granville, is president of Spalding Catholic School and is Vicar Forane of Northwest Deanery.

He is a native of Duncombe and graduate of Immaculate Conception College in Conception, Mo., and St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1977 at St. Joseph Church in Duncombe.

Father Ball has served parishes in Carroll, Sioux City, Algona, Fort Dodge, Gilmore City, Rolfe, Merrill, Ellendale, LeMars, Dow City, Charter Oak and Ute.

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