Thursday, June 19, 2014

Courier News - Creek Days Events

Courtesy of the 6-18-14 on-line edition of the Ida County Courier,

The 20th annual Odebolt Creek Days run this Friday through Sunday, June 20 -22, with a variety of activities each day.


The Cook Corn Trophy can be viewed at First State Bank during bank hours.

Iowa Rural Schools Museum open from 1 to 4 pm

Tours will take the place of a formal program during the reunion banquet. Guided tours of the O-A/BC-IG School in Odebolt will start on the hour, from 1 to 4 p. m.  A bus tour of Lundell Plastics Corporation and local agricultural operations leaves the east side of the school at 12:30 p. m. to return by 4 p.m.

All-school reunion social hour is from 5 to 6 p. m. at the Odebolt Community Center, followed by the meal (catered by Aunt B’s in Arthur), from 6 to 8 p. m.

The Bowling Alley will host the band "Boogie and the Yo-Yo’z", from 9 p. m. to midnight.


The Cook Corn Trophy can be viewed at First State Bank during bank hours.

Register at 7 a. m. for the 5k Walk and Run hosted by Trinity Lutheran; the race will start at the Odebolt schoolhouse at 7:30 a.m.

From 7 to 10 a. m., Chris Cakes pancake breakfast is at the fire station, free-will donation, with proceeds going to the Odebolt Betterment Committee.

At 8 a. m., the ninth annual truck show begins on Main Street, and the three-on-three basketball tourney gets underway at the O-A/ BC-IG Middle School outdoor courts.

At 8:30 and 10:30 a. m., presentations on the Cook Ranch will be at First Presbyterian Church; the car/motorcycle show and shine is from 9 a. m. to noon at Third and Willow Streets; and the kids’ tractor pedal pull kicks off at 9 a. m. on Main Street.  The antique tractor show starts at 9 a.m. at the monument circle on Main.

The 'Stuga' the old Swedish home behind Faith Lutheran Church will have an attendant present for those who would like to visit on Saturday from 10 AM until Noon andfrom 2 to 3:30pm.

All-day activities include: kids’ sidewalk chalk art show, sandbox findings, inflatables, bingo, beer garden and food stands.

A vendor fair will be held along the Memorial Walk, near the creek, starting at 11 a. m.

The Peterson Pioneer Home will be open from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m.; the Iowa Rural School Museum will be open from 8 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. and 2 to 4 p. m. The Odebolt Historical Museum will be open from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. (closed during the parade.)

The theme of this year’s parade is “Candy Lane.” The parade starts at 1 p. m., followed at 2 p. m. by the beanbag tourney and sand volleyball tourney.

After the parade, there will be a community kids’ carnival on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church at Third and Maple. Offered will be many games of chance and skill with prizes galore, as well as the kiddie-train rides for the price of one, two or three tickets, purchased at the main door.

At 2:30 p. m., car/ motorcycle trophies will be announced, and group photos for Cook Ranch landowners with the Corn Trophy will be taken at First State Bank.

The day concludes with DJ Wet Willy performing from 8 p. m. to midnight at the community center.


Sunday’s activities start at 1 p. m. with the bucket brigade, beer garden and barbecue cook-off. Bathtub races will be held at 2 p. m. on Third Street, followed by a tug-o-war at 3 p. m.

The Odebolt Historical Museum will be open from 1 to 4 p. m., and the Iowa Rural School Museum and Peterson Pioneer Home will be open from 2 to 4 p. m.

The 'Stuga' the old Swedish home behind Faith Lutheran Church will be open from  2:00  PM until 3:30 on Sunday.

Fireworks will go off at 10 p. m.

Click here for a printable CREEK DAYS SCHEDULE

 Click the below images to enlarge them.


Denison’s “Red, White and Boom” coming July 3

The Denison Tourism Board and Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County have announced plans for the annual Independence Day celebration in Denison.

The event will be held on Thursday, July 3, kicking off with a parade at 3:30 p. m. in uptown Denison. Festivities will continue at Yellow Smoke Park at 5 p. m. The evening will end with fireworks.

For more information, contact Michele Ertz at the CDC office, 712-263-6622 or email

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