Area Resources
Immanuel Christian Reformed ChurchContact:    
Pastor Kevin Muyskens
601 Union Avenue
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-4523


Immanuel (God with US):
Empowering fully devoted
disciples to radiate Christ’s
love to our neighbors.

Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Iowa Amber AlertContact:   


The purpose of the AMBER Plan is to provide a rapid response to the most serious child-abduction cases. When an AMBER Alert is activated, law-enforcement agencies immediately gain the assistance of thousands of broadcast and cable listeners and viewers throughout the area. The plan relies on the community to safely recover the abducted child. It is hoped that this early warning system will not only coerce a kidnapper into releasing the child for fear of being arrested but also deter the person from committing the crime in the first place.

Iowa Department of TransportationContact:   
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 239-1101


Office hours at the Iowa DOT's main headquarters in Ames are Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time zone, except state holidays.

Iowa Economic DevelopmentContact:    
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 725-3000
Fax: (515) 725-3010

State of Iowa Economic Development website.

Iowa Finance AuthorityContact:   
2015 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (800) 432-7230
Fax: (515) 725-4901

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) was established in 1975 to undertake programs to assist in the attainment of housing for low- and moderate-income Iowans. Since then, IFA's role has expanded considerably and includes four primary areas of responsibility.

Iowa Information Publishers & PrintersContact:    
Peter Wagner
PO Box 160, 300 2nd Ave.
Sheldon, IA 51249
Phone: (712) 324-5347
Fax: (712) 324-2345

Publishers of:
The N’West Iowa Review - The Golden Shopper - Monday
The Sheldon Mail-Sun - Wednesday
DISCOVER! - Saturday
OKOBOJI Magazine – 7 issues each year.
Herds & Plowshares – Monthly
Brides & Bouquets – Quarterly
N’West Iowa Business – Bimonthly
Greater Siouxland Phoenix - Weekly

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Iowa Law Enforcement AcademyContact:   
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: 515.242.5357


Here at ILEA, we are excited to serve the people of Iowa as we bring excellence in training, testing, and standards to peace officers, telecommunicators, and jailers across the state. In an effort to modernize and streamline our operations we have created this new website for the men and women of the Iowa Law Enforcement Community and the citizens of Iowa.

Iowa Small Business Development CenterContact:   
2321 North Loop Dr., Ste 202
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 294-2030
Fax: (515) 294-6522

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

Each SBDC regional center encourages unique local efforts, region to region, state to state, and community to community, to meet small business needs in its area. Each of these SBDC offices subcontracts with other universities, community colleges, and other institutions to provide a network of 15 regional assistance centers in Iowa, and over 1,100 full service assistance centers nationally, to the small business community.

The SBDC is the only nationally accredited entrepreneurial development program in Iowa.

Iowa Source LinkContact:    
8120 Jennings Drive, Suite 13
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Phone: 319-273-4335


IASourceLink is the premier online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa.

Iowa State BankContact:    
Ken Hengeveld
PO Box 329, 627 2nd Ave.
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-8370
Fax: (712) 324-8356

Business Hours:
Lobby Hours:
Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Drive Thru
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 – 11:30am

At Iowa State Bank, you’ll find a level of personal service that reflects our commitment to the communities we call home. Simply put, we know how to take care of our neighbors. When you meet Iowa State Bank team members, whether you encounter them calling on your business or ag operation, working in or answering the phone at one of our branches, you will be working with people who believe that providing outstanding service to you is the most important thing that they will do that day.

The strength of our products reflects our commitment to great service. We are constantly adding technology that makes your life easier, including mobile banking and deposit capture, bill pay, and eStatements.

Perhaps most importantly, we’re committed to our Northwest Iowa communities. We live, work and invest in Northwest Iowa, and we are proud to help our neighbors grow.

Stop in, and let’s talk!

Iowa State PatrolContact:   
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6090


Although the Iowa State Patrol's primary mission continues to be a focus on saving lives through traffic enforcement, the organization is in a unique position to respond and provide a sustained assistance to local agencies during large scale events or natural disasters that have occurred in the state. Historically, these events have included prison riots, college campus unrest, high-risk warrant execution, tornados, flooding and domestic/international dignitary visits. In each of these circumstances, Iowa State Patrol personnel were instrumental in providing valuable assistance to various county, municipal, and federal agencies.

Iowa State University ExtensionContact:   
2150 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (800) 262-0015


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is part of the Cooperative Extension Service – one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.

Iowa State University Extension RECAPContact:   
Phone: (515) 294-9903
Fax: (515) 294-0592

Iowa State University Extension Regional Economics & Community Analysis Program (RECAP). RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends.

Iowa Workforce Development (Statewide website)Contact:   
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (800) 562-4692


Iowa Workforce Development contributes to the economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

Iowa Workforce Development Region 4 NW-IowaContact:   


Iowa Workforce Development is much more than just the "unemployment office." We're the place to go if you are looking for a job, have questions about labor laws, need career guidance, or help building a résumé. Thank you for checking out all the services we have to offer!

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) will contribute to Iowa's economic growth by providing quality customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans. In conjunction with state and local economic development efforts, IWD also assists businesses to fulfill their workforce needs.

ISB Services IncContact:    
Corey Elgersma
627 2nd Avenue
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: 712-348-1770 or 324-0104