Entries by Taylor Reynolds

2016 Tulip Festival ticket sales begin Feb. 1

Tickets for the 2016 Tulip Festival Extravaganza, Night Show and reserved parade seating will go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. Ticket sales will begin at 9 a.m. at the Orange City Tulip Festival/Chamber of Commerce office. The 76th annual Tulip Festival will take place May 19-21.   The annual Tulip Festival Extravaganza will take place […]

Beware of Utility Scam

It has come to the attention of the City Office of a utility scam that is in the area. This scam involves receiving a call from someone claiming they are from Orange City Utilities or other local utilities. They indicate that payment for your utilities has not been received and that you will be disconnected soon. To avoid disconnection, […]

tulip bulb giveaway: nov. 4-6

free tulip bulbs Color your part of the community vibrant with FREE tulip bulbs complements of the Orange City Parks and Recreation Department. Tulip bulbs are distributed on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Where: Downtown Bandshell When: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 4 Thursday, November 5 Friday, November 6 […]

orange city recycles: notes on acceptable materials

Did you know that about 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet the average recycling rate is only 28%? When recycling materials, please be conscious of which items are acceptable for including in your blue recycling bin. A list of both recyclable and non-recyclable materials per the Northwest Iowa Landfill is noted below, […]

2016 Tulip Court Election to be held Sept. 9

The 2016 Tulip Court Election will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Voting for the 2016 Tulip Court will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. at Stadscentrum, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street North in Orange City. Eligible voters are adults with an Orange City address and 7th through […]

Orange City Chamber of Commerce Plans Events for August 26

The Orange City Chamber of Commerce is planning two events in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council’s Arts on Central event happening Wednesday, Aug. 26. A scavenger hunt, open to participants ages 18 and under, will take place with several downtown merchants. The scavenger hunt will begin at Stadscentrum, and participants will proceed to […]

welcome back students & faculty

  The cities of Orange City and Alton and all of our citizens are happy to welcome you to our schools and our communities this fall. Our merchants are ready to serve you with the finest merchandise and dependable service to help make your school year an enjoyable experience. Stop in to visit with us, […]

wooden shoe carvers needed

With many tour groups visiting and events happening at Stadscentrum, we’re seeking individuals who are interested in learning to carve wooden shoes. Individuals ages 18+ are welkom to join one of our wooden shoe carving training sessions. Each session will begin at 8 a.m. and take place at Stadscentrum: •Saturday, August 1 •Saturday, August 8 •Saturday, August 15 – […]

Northwestern College to host conference on communication Aug. 10-12

The Northwestern Leadership series conference, Courageous Communication, will offer proven strategies for employing the power of language to speak and lead better. A professional conference focusing on effective communication will be held on the campus of Northwestern College Aug. 10 through 12. The Northwestern Leadership Series conference, titled Courageous Communication, will offer proven strategies for […]


Orange City Area Health System (OCAHS) generates 679 jobs that add nearly $29 million to the region’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, OCAHS employees by themselves spend $6.1 million on retail sales and contribute over $368,000 in state sales tax revenue. “Once again we are reminded of […]