Community Spotlight: Sheldon

Sheldon is the largest town in O’Brien County and serves as a transportation hub for Iowa’s northwest corner. At the crossroads of Iowa Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 18, Sheldon is not far from the large interstates that connect it with nearby states and large metropolitan areas.

Sheldon’s welcome sign shouts that it is a place “Where Families Come First!” and its education system, outdoor parks, and community-hosted events support this slogan. Home to Northwest Iowa Community College, and close to Dordt College and Northwestern College, Sheldon offers students of all ages a chance for ongoing education.

From the Golden Easter Egg Hunt to Hot Dog Days to its Labor Day “Celebration Days”, the residents of Sheldon know how to host an event and enjoy a good time. And, of course, experiencing this vibrant city’s annual display of marigolds should be near the top of everyone’s bucket list.

Sheldon offers its residents and visitors several parks, including the Sheldon Recreational Trail, a six-mile asphalt bike- and hike-friendly path that features picnic and rest areas, playgrounds, wildflowers, and a prairie restoration area. The Sheldon Golf and Country Club and the Sheldon Outdoor Family Aquatic Center add to the community’s amenities.

If Sheldon sounds like the idyllic community you or your family have been searching for, you are in luck—employment opportunities abound area surrounding this bustling small town. Whether you would like to explore sales, manufacturing, or transportation, Aventure can align your skill set with the Sheldon’s most promising employers.

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