welcome back students & faculty

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  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…

ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM NAMED AMONG TOP 20 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS (CAHs) IN AMERICA FOR SECOND YEAR

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OCAHS was also named in Top 20 CAH for Patient Satisfaction and among top 15% of all hospital nationally for patient experience. For the second consecutive year, Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the 20 highest ranked…

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

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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…

OCAHS CREATES $29 MILLION IMPACT ON LOCAL ECONOMY

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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…

Dutch Street Organ plays as it and wooden shoe equipment find new home in Orange City’s Stadscentrum

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Wednesday, May 6 marked the grand opening and ribbon cutting for downtown Orange City's latest addition, Stadscentrum.  Stadscentrum, meaning City Center in Dutch, is located on the corner of Central Avenue and 2nd Street North downtown…

Play Pac-Man on the streets of Orange City

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For a short time on Google Maps you will be able to play Pac-Man on the streets of Orange City. Simply go to the place you want to play by searching in Google Maps, then click on the Pac-Man view in the lower left of your map to turn your…

Habitat ReStore has new donation site in Orange City

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  Siouxland Habitat for Humanity (SHFH) is now offering a new donation site for the SHFH ReStore. The donation site is a white storage container in the parking lot of the former MOC-FV administrative offices along Hwy. 10 in Orange…

LifeServe Blood Center is in CRITICAL NEED and looking for blood donors to make life-saving donations.

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Your donation of just one pint of blood could help save the lives of up to three different hospital patients! Orange City Community Blood Drive is TODAY, March 12th, from 12:30 to 6PM at the American Reformed Church! For more information,…

Orange City featured in “A Land Beyond Expectations” a short by Iowa Filmmakers & NWIA Development

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“A LAND BEYOND EXPECTATIONS” Northwest Iowa….A Land Beyond Expectations! We’re proud of our region and all the wonderful communities in Northwest Iowa. Northwest Iowa Development (NWID), the regional economic development partnership…

Orange City’s Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium featured in new Travel Iowa tourism video series “Napoleon’s Folly”.

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Today Travel Iowa launched a new series of videos promoting Iowa and our very own Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium is one of the featured locations! We are so pleased to see one of our own community gems highlighted in such a way.  Check out…

Historical Book for 75th Annual Orange City Tulip Festival

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The Tulip Festival Steering Committee is pleased to introduce a commemorative book for the upcoming 75th annual Tulip Festival, slated for May 14-16. The book, entitled "Celebrating Our Dutch Heritage: The Story of the Orange City Tulip…

Northwest Iowa to debut Dream Big Grow Here Contest

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Northwest Iowa to debut Dream Big Grow Here Contest The economic development organizations in northwest Iowa are teaming up to bring the statewide Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest to our region for the first time. The Dream…

2015 Tulip Festival Night Show Auditions Scheduled

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Auditions for the 2015 Tulip Festival Night Show, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins,” are scheduled for four evenings in January. Adults and high school and college students can audition for the show on Jan. 15, 19 or 22…

Calling All Lifeguards!

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Lifeguard Certification Class City of Orange City is hoping to offer a lifeguard certification class prior to the start of the 2015 pool season. Please check back or watch the Advisor closer to April for details regarding this class. Participants…

Community Survey Results

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The results from the Orange City Community Survey are posted below: Community Survey Results Please note: The Orange City Satisfaction survey was approved by Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Northwestern College.  The surveys were…

Community Health Partners Immunization Schedule

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2015 January-March Immunization Schedule Immunizations are given to infants through adults to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to make antibodies that respond and provide protection…

Sioux City Sculptor’s Exhibit, “In Process”, featured at Te Paske Gallery

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Sioux City artist Ken Peterson will display his work in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery Jan. 7–23. A public reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. Entitled “In Process,” the exhibit is a visual display of the…

Hampton Inn Offers Free Lodging For Hospital Patient’s Families During Christmas

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Hampton Inn of Orange City, one of the region’s newest hotels, is offering a free night’s stay for families of hospitalized patients at Orange City Area Health System during Christmas. Anyone with a family member who is hospitalized…

fulfill your business’ wish list

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  Your local electric utility might have what you need this year. From free lighting audits to cash rebates, we are committed to helping your business be more energy-efficient, so you can save money.  Remember, we are public power,…

emerald ash borer is coming

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Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Iowa. The most recent infestation was documented in August 2014 in Story County. Story County is the 13th confirmed infestation in the state. The Emerald Ash Borer is expected to keep spreading through-out…
Orange City Arts Presents Shanren

Orange City Arts Presents Shanren

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They’re from China! It’s the OC Arts Council’s final of four acclaimed international ensembles coming with the assistance of Arts Midwest. Shanren combines original modern styles with traditional music from the mountains of SW China,…
orange city arts regional exhibition

Orange City Arts Regional Exhibition

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Twenty-two regional artists will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council’s exhibit November 13-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Saturday, Nov. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. The…

Orange City Arts Council Regional Exhibition

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Fifteen regional artists will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council's exhibit Feb. 14-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Sat., Feb. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. The juried…