In 1883, the Denison Review had an article about the "largest and most elaborate farm barn in Iowa" on the Cook Ranch.
The first is a March 22, 1917 listing of who in Odebolt were buying cars!
The July 28, 1949 Odebolt Chronicle had an article on "Another Television Set in Operation Here in Odebolt!
An ad in the May 30, 1946 Chronicle announced the opening of the Ida Grove Airport.
And in the next edition of The Chronicle (June 6, 1946), an article about Dennis Peterson flying a plane during the opening.
Finally, the opening of the Odebolt swimming poot on August 7, 1953, was a long awaited event and many community members spent hours and hours of volunteer time to get the pool and pool house up and going. A real Odebolt milestone! And it is still operating in 2020!