Development Project Updates in Orange City

Several projects in Orange City making good progress.Here are some of those projects and where they are at:Puddle Jumper #6 This addition was developed for multi-family housing. This area was designated an urban revitalization area with a…

Northwest Iowa Flooding

Advisory: The City of Hawarden is requesting volunteers to assist in sandbagging. Please report to 717 7th St. Please bring shovels and gloves.

Streetscape 2014

Over the course of this summer the Orange City Street Department will carrying out plans to improve some of the side streets downtown that lead to Central Ave. Below is an estimate of when different parts of the project are expected to be…

Summer Suites

OnStage Orange City PresentsSummer Suites   Three lovely gardens, wonderful sweets, exceptional performers: cellist Hannah McGarvey, storyteller Jim Schaap & ventriloquist Lisa Laird will make summer sweet this year during OnStage…

Watoto Children’s Choir

onstage orange city presents Watoto Children's Choir Original & vibrant music from Africa, with dance routines & lifetransforming stories. Watoto is a compelling & energetic advocate for the 50 million orphaned children of Africa.…

Siren Test

Friday, June 6 at 9:30 am

Orange City’s Got Talent!

  Onstage Orange City begins its fifth season next week, and the stage will be popping with entertainment. It's Orange City's Got Talent! (But the talent comes from beyond city limits!) Windmill Park is the place, Wednesday, May 28…

Lifeguard Certification Class

Class 1: May 19, 20, 22, 24 – 5:00-9:00 PM, May 25 – 8:00 AM-4:00PM Class 2: May 27, 28 - 5:00-9:00 PM, May 29, 30 – 8:00 AM–noon, May 31 – 8:00AM-4:00PM Cost is $175. Students must attend all class sessions in order to receive…

Poffertjes at The Little White Store

Poffertjes will be available in The Little White Store, downtown Orange City on Wednesday, May 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The authentic Dutch sweet treats are made by The Dutch Heritage Boosters and proceeds are used to preserve Orange City…

Fine Art Sale to Benefit Luke Society

Orange City, IA (May 1-2, 2014) Elinor Noteboom, a regionally noted artist, has released a portion of her collection to be sold with proceeds benefiting the Luke Society. The sale will be held on May 1-2 in the lower level of the Iowa State…

Woudstra Meat Market Wins 2 New Awards

Congratulations to Woudstra Meat Market! The 78th Annual Convention of the Iowa Meat Processors Association was held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and the ISU Meat Laboratory in Ames, IA on Feb. 13-16, 2014. Processors from 38…

Ben Franklin to Open in Former Bomgaars Building

  The Orange City Development Corporation announced today the future opening of a Ben Franklin Crafts store in the former Bomgaars Supply store building on Orange City’s main street. Phil and Lori Warnke will be opening their second…

Tulip Festival’s 2014 Night Show Tickets

Tickets for Orange City Tulip Festival’s 2014 Night Show, “The Music Man” will go on sale on Monday, March 3. The production will begin at 8:00 in the evening on May 14, 15, 16 and 17 at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Tickets are $15…

Northwestern College Calendar of Events: March 2014

14                    Preview Day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northwestern College                         A cappella Choir home concert, 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, Northwestern College                         17–21 …

Israeli Ensemble Baladino to Perform: March 24-28

ORANGE CITY – A world music ensemble from Israel will perform in Orange City and surrounding towns March 24-28, as part of a multi-city Midwest tour. The five-member folk group, Baladino, takes its audience on a journey through music of the…

Calling All Lifeguards!

Lifeguard certification class available in Sheldon at the Holiday Inn for $150. • March 3-7 from 5-9 pm • and March 8 from 8am-12pm Lifeguard applications for Orange City and Alton pools will be available Feb. 18th on the City of Orange…

Judy Thompson Water Color & Drawing Series

ORANGE CITY – Artist Judy Thompson will offer a series of drawing and watercolor classes for adults, beginning in early March. On Monday evenings, March 3-24, Thompson will teach "Drawing FUNdamentals I for Adults." The class will explore…

Northwestern College Calendar of Events

NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 1 Guest vocal recital by Holly Bewlay, assistant professor of music at the State University of New York, Buffalo State, 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, Northwestern College 3–21 Art exhibit by…

Orange City Arts Council Regional Exhibition

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 exhibit,…

Second City Improv All-Stars

ORANGE CITY – It's true. Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, Second City, is coming to northwest Iowa. Second City's Improv All-Stars will perform at the Unity Christian Knight Center in Orange City Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:00pm.            …

Donor “perks” for Orange City Arts Council donors

ORANGE CITY ­– The Orange City Arts Council will be conducting its 2013-2014 fundraising phone-a-thon in January, and appreciates your support. Donations are essential to keep the arts alive and growing in the area. Each year, the Orange…

christmas trees disposal

If you need to dispose of your “real” Christmas tree after the holiday season, OC residents are reminded that a complimentary pickup service will be provided on Saturday, Jan. 4th.  Please set your tree out at your regular pickup site by…

winter heating cost preview

As the weather cools down, we start to get customer questions about our projections for home heating costs. Heating costs are dependent upon two main factors: temperatures and the market price of natural gas. While we can't predict the weather,…

keep your sidewalks clear

              Property owners are encouraged to keep their walkways cleared this winter, especially when you are out of town. When removing snow, never push or blow snow from the property, sidewalk,…

heating season: natural gas safety

We want you to know how to safely use natural gas in your home and to recognize hazards when they occur. gas leaks While natural gas is typically a safe and efficient fuel choice, it is important to recognize that it is a flammable gas…