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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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Sac County Needs EMTs. 
First Responders web page

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

Sac County Resource Directory


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


All sales fund the Rural Legacy Project
More Information

Iowa's Rural Settlement
Iowa's Rural School System;
A Lost Treasure

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Iowa Historic Schools:  Highlighting Victorian Influence



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

Please click the image to enlarge it.

Library Free-Will Book Sale   Thanks for the Renze Grant for taking us to the half-way point of our fund-raising project to automate its card catalog which will allow us to maintain better records and allow for remote access.  Please stop in during open hours and check out our great selection of used books. We add books weekly! You may have one or more for a free-will donation toward our automation goal. Visit our page for hours.

A new business has opened in Odebolt! 
Jocks is right on Main Street.
New owners, new ideas, and lots of fun ahead!
HOURS: Monday-Sunday
4:00pm-2:00am weekdays
12:00pm-2:00am weekends
If you are a Facebook member you can join their
Facebook group for information


View the new Iowa Rural Schools Museum brochure (click the image to the left)

Visit the NEW
 Iowa Rural Schools Museum web site!


Renze Grants Awarded
The City thanks the Renze Foundation for two Odebolt project grants.
** Odebolt Public Library (Field-Carnegie) for an automation project
** City of Odebolt in support of their rural legacy project
The Gilbert and Barbara Renze Foundation was created for the purpose of supporting worthy charitable projects for residents of Sac and Carroll counties. With this year's grants, the Renze Foundation has distributed charitable cash grants totaling $407,916.82 since its start in 2010.

Sign up for Emergency Alerts through The Sac County Notification System! You choose how to get the message & what alerts that you want to receive notification for - tornado warnings, thunderstorms, etc. cell phones or landline notices.  CLICK HERE to sign up


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



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

web site of Western Iowa Tourism Region

  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 


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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If you shop on-line click GoodShop
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Thanks to the odebolt.net Page Sponsors! 
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!

On-line since Oct 16, 2001

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