Area Resources
Noah's Ark PreschoolContact:    
Leisl Lidiak
1425 Pleasant Court
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-3049


Welcome to Noah's Ark Preschool!

Noah's Ark offers Nursery School classes to children who are three years old by Sept. 15. Nursery School classes meet two times a week. Tuition scholarships are available.

Noah's Ark also offers Preschool classes to children who are four years old by Sept. 15. Preschool classes meet four mornings a week and are tuition free for four year olds.

Northwest Iowa Community CollegeContact:    
Twyla Vogel
603 W Park Street
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-5061
Fax: (712) 324-4136

Welcome to Northwest Iowa Community College! We invite you to visit our website and step through NCC’s virtual doorway! As you click through this website I hope you find it full of useful information and easy to navigate. One of our goals was that you could find the information you are looking for in three clicks or less. We have successfully accomplished that goal!

An objective within NCC’s Strategic Plan was to, “Enhance the Colleges' Image to External Communities”. One of the strategies identified to accomplish this task was to enhance NCC’s website. We have included the entire campus in the content and functionality of this site. This truly was a campus wide effort.

Northwest Iowa DevelopmentContact:    
603 West Park Street
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (866) 384-2665
Fax: (712) 324-4136

Northwest Iowa can offer your company affordable building sites, qualified workers, excellent training programs, world class education and a can-do attitude. Let us show you how we can provide a low cost place to do business. Beyond Expectations.

Northwest Iowa will deliver a strategic advantage to logistics-sensitive firms by offering a location on the Iowa 60 Expressway which links this 4-lane distribution expressway to transcontinental, border-to-border, coast-to-coast Interstate Highways; accessible rail and nearby major airports. Beyond Expectations.

Northwest Iowa is home to leaders in agriculture which includes successful biotechnology companies, the largest family owned dairy and numerous livestock facilities. Beyond Expectations. Northwest Iowa communities possess a pro-business attitude characterized by lower taxes anda fair and balanced regulatory approach and demonstrated by creative and innovative approaches to expansion and new location projects...Beyond Expectations.

Northwest Iowa Planning and Development CommissionContact:   
217 West 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-7225
Fax: (712) 262-7665

The Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission is a regional governmental organization whose mission is to provide community and economic development and job training services for a nine county area. The agency's full time, professional staff assists the member counties and municipalities in such areas as community planning and zoning, federal and state grant preparation and administration, economic development planning activities, general governmental technical assistance, Workforce Investment Act/Workforce Development, school to work, and PROMISE JOBS administration. In effect, the NWIPDC staff functions as an extension of member governments' staffs, providing the specialized services and technical assistance that would not be financially feasible for each governmental entity to provide on its own.

The region served by the NWIPDC includes the counties of Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet and Palo Alto. Membership is voluntary and currently includes all nine counties and 79 municipalities.

The NWIPDC's policy council is made up of one city, one county, and one private representation from each county. This representative is designed to help keep the agency aware and responsive to its members' needs and concerns.

The NWIPDC also serves as the regional planning affiliate for the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. This designation means that agency staff assists area governments with the complexities of region transportation planning.

Northwestern BankContact:    
John Heller
PO Box 70, 934 3rd Ave.
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-5141
Fax: (712) 324-3290

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 11:30am

We’ve done our best to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the array of financial products and services we offer. Whether you’re looking for deposit accounts, loans, investment services or buying or selling a home, we appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

If you are new to the area. Congratulations! Northwest Iowa is truly one of the best places...to grow, learn, work, and live.