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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.

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Next City Council Meeting
Monday, December 1st - 7pm - City Hall
11-3-14 City Council Minutes

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

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

Please donate to our FLOORING PROJECT!



We are in need of EMT's for Odebolt.
Could you help?
First Responders web page

Iowa's Rural Settlement
Text Book and Instructional Resources for a 3 week Unit in American History - by Dorothy “Dee” Kessler Engstrom, Ph.D.

Iowa's Rural School System; A Lost Treasure
The Key to Iowa's Rural Settlement, featuring Richland #1 School in Sac County, near Odebolt, Iowa
- by Sandra Kessler Host

Click for more information & how to order
All book proceeds go to help fund the Iand Rural Legacy Project.

New book by Sandra Kessler Host

Click for info



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

Garbage will be picked up Friday instead of Thursday this week due to Thanksgiving. Also the City will be closed Thursday & Friday this week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

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Tree of Tribute Lighting Ceremony will be held Sunday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Odebolt Museum, followed by refreshments.

Sac County Needs EMTs. 
Training starts in January - tuition paid. 
More info

Cutting Boards for Sale
Will make wonderful gifts.
Place order by December 3 for December 20th pick up
Cost:  $20.00
Call in your order to

Click for the new Odebolt brochure!


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
From Memorial Day through October
Wednesdays: 10am to 4pm
 Saturdays and Sundays: 2pm to 4pm
Open by appointment by calling 712-830-8328

web site of Western Iowa Tourism Region


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
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