Friday, September 18, 2015

Courier News and Homecoming news

Courtesy of the 9-15-15 edition of Ida County Courier (

Voters elect new board members
Area voters went to the polls Sept. 8 and elected seven new board members and eight incumbents. BC-IG district voters wrote in Myra Meek of Battle Creek and elected incumbent Stephanie Konradi of Ida Grove, Ryan Goodman of Ida Grove and incumbent Tony Bennett of Ida Grove.

At O-A, Stacy Raasch of Odebolt, Brad Lundell of Kiron and incumbent Pat Hoefling were elected to the board.

O-A voters also cast votes for the Area V Community College director seat. Connie Smith received 853 votes. BC-IG and O-A  new school board members took office Sept. 14.

Sac County Quilt-a-Fair is Sept. 26-27
The Sac County Quilt-a-Fair is Sept. 26-27 at the Sac County Fairgrounds in Sac City, with show hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. “When we started this show in 2007, we hoped for both quantity and quality in our quilt entries, and we’ve never been disappointed,” said Sue Peyton of Sac City. A total of 307 quilts are entered in this year’s show. One entry is approximately 150 years old; other quilt entries will be completed just in time for the show. There are all kinds and sizes of quilts entered. In addition, there will be other quilts used as decorations and as samples in the vendor booths. The opportunity to win a door prize also sets the quilt-a-fair apart from other shows. While other quilt shows may have silent auctions or raffles, only the visitors to Sac County get such a welcome from the businesses in all the communities.

“We ask all our quilt vendors who have booths at the show to furnish door prizes as well,” said Linda Sleight of Odebolt, who has scheduled the vendors for this year’s show. It’s always fun to win something, whether it’s a bottle of wine or a meal at one of the local restaurants.

“We truly appreciate the support from all the businesses around the county,” said Oliver. “If you see a poster in their store window, be sure and thank them for supporting this event, which draws 1,000 visitors to Sac County from all over the state and well beyond.”

Another aspect of the quilt-affair is its connection to the Barn Quilts of Sac County. Visitors can get brochures and maps about the 60-plus barn quilts scattered around the county. They can purchase barn quilt books, note cards, shirts or small barn quilts. After the quilt-a-fair meets its financial obligations, the quilters set aside funds to help keep the Sac County barn quilts looking good. Some of those funds from past years have been used this year to replace the original Sac County barn quilts that were 10 years old in 2015.

Other special events include antique tractors, classic cars and small airplanes. The Sac County Civil War group will be dressed in clothing like that worn in the 1860s. They will help visitors understand what camp life was like, the medical treatments for soldiers, the women’s roles in the war effort and the weapons used by both sides. They will fire their war cannon periodically during the show hours.
Visitors can also check out the tractors on Saturday or the cars on Sunday, see the barn quilts all over the fairgrounds or enjoy some great food. Anyone who wants to participate in the tractor ride or car show is welcome to do so. Tractors need to travel at least 12 MPH and need to be in place by around 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Car owners may register on Sunday between 9 a.m. and noon. There are no preregistrations or fees involved.

The fly-in event at the Sac City airport is brand new this year. Visitors are welcome at the airport, to check out the facilities, the new barn quilt that is being installed there and perhaps even take a short plane ride. Admission will be charged for the quilt show buildings. The special events and food vendors on the fairgrounds can be visited free of charge.


The OABCIG Homecoming Parade will be on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Staging will be at 5:30 starting west of Brenner’s in Ida Grove. The theme this year is “Back in Black.”  Businesses and organizations are encouraged to have entries in the homecoming parade. Completed forms should be returned to the high school to Donna Rasmussen by October 5 if possible. If you have questions or need a form delivered, contact Donna Rasmussen at or 364-3371.
Click for Parade Entry Form

Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Tacky Tourist Day
Wednesday -Wacky Wednesday - Dress in mismatched clothes
Thursday - Throwback Day
Friday - Spirit Day - Wear black, sliver and purple

Parade @ 6:00, downtown Ida Grove
Coronation, Pep Rally & Super Class Night @ 7:00 at the high school

Football game vs. Missouri Valley @ 7:00

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