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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)

CITY OF ODEBOLT
City Council page

City Council Minutes -  April 9, 2015

Odebolt receives Tree City USA award
for 14th consecutive year!

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Sac County Needs EMTs. 
First Responders web page

Attention Odebolt Residents
For all Police Business use the following:
Non-emergency 668-2221   
EMERGENCY
911
 

Sac County Resource Directory

 

ODEBOLT 
COMMUNITY CENTER 
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
 

Iowa's Rural Settlement and
Iowa's Rural School System; A Lost Treasure
Click for more information & how to order
All book proceeds go to help fund the Rural Legacy Project.

New book by Sandra Kessler Host - "Iowa Historic Schools:  Highlighting Victorian Influence"
Click for info

 


Visit the OBC Blog

Visit the Sac County Hometown Pride page

LODGING, CAMPING & RESTAURANTS


 

Cutting Boards for Sale
Will make wonderful gifts.  Cost:  $20.00  Call in your order to

BULLETIN BOARD

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

WATER NOTICE
City of Odebolt
FLUSHING HYDRANTS
The City of Odebolt will be flushing hydrants
Monday, April 27th starting at 8:00 a.m.
This may result in low water pressure or at times no water pressure. You may also experience rusty or discolored water throughout the week.

Odebolt Clean-Up Day
Residential Only!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
ALL ITEMS MUST BE ON THE CURB BY 8AM
NO TOXIC MATERIALS * NO RECYCLABLES* NO LEAVES BRANCHES, ETC.* NO CARPETS * NO BUILDING MATERIALS
The following items require a fee and must be taken by owner to Odebolt maintenance building site @ 401 W. Market (hwy 175 west). An attendant will be on hand to receive the items on these dates:
Friday May 1st from 8am to 4pm
Saturday May 2nd from 8am to 12pm
appliances- $15; tv- $20; computer monitors- $10;
tires- $5 -$15
Senior Citizens may call City Hall to request the help of OA-BCIG Ag Students to carry items to the Maintenance Building. Call 668-2231 by 12pm on Tuesday April 21st to set this up.

NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS   Blowing cut grass into the street is prohibited. Depositing twigs, branches or other debris onto City streets is prohibited. (Littering section 105.06 of the City Code.) This debris causes drain sewers to become plugged and further causes street flooding during heavy rainfall. If citizens do not cooperate, citations may be issued.  CITY OF ODEBOLT

OFFICIAL NOTICE   Property owners are reminded that ALL properties (including vacant lots with empty buildings) are to be kept mowed. Code of Iowa 657.2(12). If the City finds it necessary to mow, the owner will be billed accordingly. City Codes 56.06 & 56.07. CITY OF ODEBOLT

Free-Will Book Sale   Our library is working to automate its card catalog to maintain better records and to allow for remote access.  Please stop in during open hours and check out our great selection of used books.  You may have one or more for a free-will donation toward our automation goal. Visit our page for en hours.


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Umpires Needed  City of Odebolt is looking for Certified Umpires for Girls Major/Minor softball this summer at the Arthur field.  Please contact City Hall if you are certified & Interested.  712-668-2231.

 

 

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

VISIT WESTERN IOWA
web site of Western Iowa Tourism Region

 ODEBOLT ON THE INTERNET
  
  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 

Odebolt travel mugs - $10
Fund-raiser for the Odebolt Swimming Pool. Purchase at City Hall from 8 to 3pm., Monday- Friday. You may also order mugs to be sent out. Send a check or money order for $10 plus $3.22 shipping to City of Odebolt, 205 W. 2nd Street, Odebolt, IA 51458. Call 712-668-2231 

 

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

Equal Housing Opportunity

HOW TO SEARCH

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.

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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 Nursing & Rehab Center* ...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.

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

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