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Starting on January 20th ALL updates will be on our NEWS BLOGPlease check there for city news until further notice.

Welcome to Odebolt, Iowa

Odebolt is a lovely small town nestled along tree-lined streets, located amid the rolling soybean and corn fields of Sac County in northwest Iowa.  Founded in 1877, the town celebrated its 125th year in June 2002 during its annual celebration, "Creek Days".  Odebolt was for a time considered the "Popcorn Center of the World" and is adjacent to the once-famous Adams Ranch (Fairview Farm).  The town has weathered its years gracefully, and its 1,013 friendly people take great pride in current projects for the beautification and betterment of the community.  

Click for the new Odebolt brochure.  (two-page .pdf)

 Explore our Web Site

Click for frequent news updates.

Check often for updates on happenings in Odebolt! Click the link (and "Like" us if you are on facebook)

Sac County Needs EMTs. 
First Responders web page

Attention Odebolt Residents
For all Police Business use the following:
Non-emergency 668-2221   

Sac County Resource Directory


Large & small meeting rooms;
full kitchen facilities; outdoor space; plenty of parking.

Reasonable rates!  For reservations call
712-668-4561  or  712-371-2080
Visit our web page

All sales fund the Rural Legacy Project

Iowa's Rural Settlement
Iowa's Rural School System;
A Lost Treasure

Click to order

Iowa Historic Schools:  Highlighting Victorian Influence



Visit the OBC Blog


web site of Western Iowa Tourism Region



Please check the Odebolt Community Calendar to the right for all events.  Click on the event to read more.


This is Barb (Girvan) Horak writing. I am pleased to announce that after being the web manager for Odebolt for the past 14 years, I am going to retire.

Jeff Raasch, also formerly from Odebolt, has been approved by the City Council and will be taking over gradually from me. He hopes to have a sparkling new odebolt.net website up by March of this year. The odebolt.net@gmail.com email address will stay the same. My sister, Bonnie Ekse, and I will continue doing news blog updates for now and we will be free to concentrate more on the Odebolt History Pages in the future!

I have enjoyed my years of supplying an Internet presence for my home town, and especially coordinating with so many people in Odebolt, but now is the time for "new blood". Jeff will do a GREAT job and will no doubt be asking for some help and input from people in Odebolt. We both thank you in advance for your understanding during this transition.

Also ... starting on January 20th ALL updates will be on our news blog at http://odebolt.blogspot.com/ .  Please check there for any city news until further notice.

Thank you!
 - Barb


Visit the Sac County Hometown Pride page



Donate to Memorial Walk Park!
The park is in need of repairs and maintenance and needs your donation to preserve the walkway for generations to come.  Click for information.


Read about Odebolt History at the
Odebolt History Pages

View nearly 4,000 Odebolt-area obituaries
View Old Odebolt Newspapers on-line

Odebolt Historical Museum
CALL to set up a tour or appointment: 
(712) 668-2685  or 668-4338

Peterson Pioneer Home
Open by appointment. 
Call City Hall at 712-668-2231

Iowa Rural Schools Museum
Open Memorial Day through October
Wednesdays: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 2 to 4pm
Also open by appointment;
call 712-830-8328

  Odebolt Community Calendar
Odebolt History Pages 
    Odebolt News Blog
    Odebolt Community News - Facebook 
    Odebolt Betterment Committee Blog
  Odebolt Public Library-Facebook
Iowa Rural Schools Museum & Facebook
    Odebolt Museum - Facebook
    Odebolt Creek Days - Facebook
    OA-BCIG Schools 


1&2 Bedroom Apts.
Odebolt Community Housing
Odebolt, Iowa 51458
Local Contact: 668-2895
or Valley Management at 712-677-9903

Equal Housing Opportunity


FOR RECENT NEWS:  Go to Odebolt.net News Blog
FOR ODEBOLT HISTORY:  Go to the Odebolt History Pages
Both the above sites also have search engines.

Search THIS web site below

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Search the Internet by clicking GoodSearch
and support the Odebolt-Arthur Education FoundationGoodSearch will donate 1 penny to the OAEF each time you search!

If you shop on-line click GoodShop
to shop at more than 600 GoodShop.com merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to the Odebolt Arthur Education Foundation!

Thanks to the odebolt.net Page Sponsors! 
Crop Production Services/ Pioneer Seed Corn* ... Farmers Cooperative Company* ,,, Larry Beckman Motors, Inc.* ... Reis Auto Parts and Service* ... Iowa State Bank* ... United Bank of Iowa*
First State Bank* ... Swanson Insurance & Real Estate* ... Hemer's Plumbing & Heating* ... Odebolt Specialty Care ...Odebolt Assisted Living* ... Mark Hansen's Rex Chevrolet GMC, LTD*  ... Lundell Plastics Corporation* ... Cubby's Convenience Store* ... Comserv, Ltd.*  ... Travelers Home ... Farber & Otteman Funeral Home .. Prairie Pedlar .. Trimble Enterprises, Inc.

Please feel free to contact us with comments, suggestions and additions!

City of Odebolt
 City of Odebolt email

Web site editor

Many thanks to
 Volunteer Photographer
Charles Hanson
and others that contribute!

On-line since Oct 16, 2001

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