November 21, 2014 - 8:01 am - Posted in News

Ashton, Iowa — An Ashton teen has won a state level pageant.BriannaHuff

Eighteen-year-old Briana Huff of Ashton has recently been selected as Miss Hawkeye State Junior Miss at the America’s US Miss Iowa pageant in Davenport. She will represent Iowa at the America’s U.S. Miss National Scholarship Program finals, in July 2015 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Huff is the daughter of Lyle and Lisa Huff of Ashton. She tells us about herself.

She tells us about the pageant.

Pageant officials say that emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills and setting and achieving personal goals. They say that the America’s U.S. Miss Scholarship Program seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each national finalist, while encouraging her to set goals for the future.

Huff says she couldn’t have done it without support from northwest Iowa.

Huff says that you can contact her if you are interested in having her appear at an event or if you’d like to sponsor her. Her email address is hawkeyestatejuniormiss2015@outlook.com.

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November 19, 2014 - 9:54 am - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley man has been sentenced to two years in prison on a number of charges after an arrest in Sibley.Jail Door2

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 37-year-old Samuel Henry Seivert of Sibley pled guilty to Driving While Barred as a Habitual Offender, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Third or Subsequent Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor; and Failure to Appear, a Serious Misdemeanor.

He was sentenced to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed two years on the driving while barred and possession of marijuana charges. On the failure to appear charge, he was sentenced to one year.

However, the sentences for all three charges will be served concurrently and also concurrent to the sentence for a Dickinson County case.

November 16, 2014 - 7:57 am - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley woman was arrested after a hit-and-run accident on Friday, November 14, 2014.Osceola Sheriff Car 72-2

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly after 4:00 PM that day, they received a 9-1-1 call of a hit and run accident in Sibley. The report said a vehicle had struck another vehicle that was legally parked and then the suspect vehicle left the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office located the suspect and the vehicle at a Sibley home, and the driver was identified as 45-year-old Cristee Ann Davids of Sibley. Davids was arrested and charged with allegedly Operating While Intoxicated, and Reckless Driving.

Davids was transported to the Osceola County Jail and was released after posting bond.

Primghar, Iowa — Many people are making Christmas plans this time of year, but for some people they just hope to be able to survive as a family from day-to-day.

Upper Des Moines Opportunity sponsors and runs a program every year in O’Brien County called “Adopt-A-Family”.  They run a similar program in Osceola County called “Sharing Christmas”.  We talked to UDMO’s Amber Schurke. She says it’s a program that lets community members and groups or organizations provide holiday gifts for needy families.


She says it’s all anonymous and they only identify each family by a number. She tells us how the families are picked.


Schurke says if you or your family or business is interested in adopting a family, you can find the O’Brien County list at kiwaradio.com, and the Osceola County list on osceolacountydailynews.com. But she says you do need to call the Upper Des Moines office to tell them who you picked because the list is constantly changing.


Schurke says adopting a family is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.


We asked her how many people the program serves every year.


Again, to find the list of O’Brien County families, you can click here, and then call Upper Des Moines at 957-1023 — or in Osceola County click here, then call 754-2573.

Once you have your family or families, buy the gifts, and then wrap each gift including a tag with the family number and who it is for, and put the family number in LARGE, BOLD numbers on all sides of the container in which you place the wrapped gifts.

Other counties have similar programs. Mid-Sioux Opportunity serves Lyon, Sioux, Cherokee, Plymouth, and Ida Counties. In some counties, you can contact your local ATLAS office, where they handle a Christmas program for the less fortunate.

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November 15, 2014 - 2:23 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — An 11-year-old was taken to the hospital after an accident in Sibley on Thursday.Ambulance rear blue and white

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:30 Thursday morning, 16-year-old Peyton Crichton of Sibley was driving a 1999 Pontiac, owned by Karla Crichton eastbound on Third Street. Thirty-three-year-old Violeta Cota of Sibley was driving a 2008 Toyota southbound on Sixth Avenue. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

The Sibley Ambulance transported an 11-year-old passenger in the Cota vehicle to the Osceola Community Hospital.

The Crichton Pontiac sustained about $2000 damage and the Cota Toyota sustained about $6000 damage.

Cota was ticketed for Failure to Yield Right of Way.

November 12, 2014 - 5:07 pm - Posted in News

Le Mars, Iowa — A Sibley man has been arrested on child endangerment charges after he was found allegedly driving under the influence with a child in the car.Law Enforcement Lightbar red

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday night, just before 8 PM, one of their deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 75 a short distance south of Highway 3. During that stop, the driver was identified as 21-year-old Reynaldo Martinez of Sibley.

Deputies allege that Martinez was found to be operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and while having a suspended license. The deputy’s report also says that Martinez’ 4-year-old son was found riding in the front passenger seat of the vehicle without the proper child safety seat.

The deputy arrested Martinez and he was later booked into the Plymouth County Jail on charges of OWI, driving while his license was suspended, and child endangerment.

November 12, 2014 - 5:06 pm - Posted in News

Spencer, Iowa — An Ashton man has been arrested after an accident near that city.Hand Cuffs sxc

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 1st, 2014, their deputies were called to the report of a vehicle in the ditch, including a possible car fire.

When they got there, deputies did find a vehicle in ditch, but there was no fire and the occupants had left the scene. Deputies report that they found multiple opened alcoholic beverage containers in the vehicle.

They determined the driver, 27-year-old Anthony Charles Lucas of Ashton, was injured during the accident. Lucas was located and arrested on Friday, November 7th. He was released on bond.

The investigation continues and additional charges are possible.

Below is a list of participants in the annual Upper Des Moines Opportunity Sharing Christmas program which provides christmas presentsholiday gifts to low-income children, seniors and disabled residents of Osceola County.  If you or your group wishes to adopt, call our office at 754-2573 between 9:00 and 3:00 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please be ready with more than one selection as the list is updated continually. Before you bring the gifts in, we ask that you wrap each item and attach a tag with the family number and which member that gift is for, and also put the family number in LARGE, BOLD numbers on all sides of the container in which you place the gifts.  This will help us tremendously!  If you want to help but do not care to adopt, we appreciate any donation amount so that we may help families!

 

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  31. Family of three. Teenage boy wears size 14/16 likes the Green Bay Packers and Hunger Game Books or Divergent Books. Girl age 6 wears size 6 slim and likes barbies and arts and craft items.
  32. Family of four. Teenage girl wears size small and would like athletic socks, lotions and perfumes from Bath and Body or a giftcard. Boy age 10 wears size 12 pants and youth large shirts would like athletic socks and long sleeve shirts or a giftcard. Girl age 7 wears size 10 pants and youth medium shirts would like socks, My Life as Doll clothing or My Little Pony equestrian doll. Family would appreciate a food giftcard.
  33. Family of two. Girl age 12 wears size medium pants and size 8 shoes would like a pair of woman’s warm snow boots and Sibley Ocheyedan Generals clothing size women’s medium.
  34. Family of four. Teenage boy wears size 12 pants and medium boy’s shirts would like clothing. Girl age 7 wears size 7 slim and would like Monster High toys or dolls. Girl age 3 wears size 3T and would like Monster High dolls or toys.
  35. Family of three. Teenage girl wears size 9 pants and large shirts and would like clothing and shoes size 7. Girl age 12 wears size 11 pants and XL shirts would like toys and clothing.

 

 

 

 

Sibley, Iowa — Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4th. In Osceola County one item on the ballot has the potential to affect the future of the county more than the election of any candidate.Osceola courthouse 2 - summer

On Osceola County ballots, along with the races for US Representative and Senator, Governor, County Offices, Extension Council, Judge Retention and the like is a measure regarding the size of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors.

The question, labeled “Public Measure A” asks, “Shall the membership of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors be reduced from five members to three members pursuant to Iowa Code 331.204?”

By the way, be watching for a story later today telling you where you can cast your vote, listen to election results tomorrow night (Tuesday) on KIWA and look for them at kiwaradio.com as well.

November 1, 2014 - 11:20 pm - Posted in News

sibley chamberSibley, Iowa — It’s time for our monthly report from the Sibley Chamber. We talked to Sibley Chamber Director Sheryl Peters recently.

Click the play button below to hear the chamber report.

Click the play button above or this link to listen.

You can get more information by going to sibleyiowa.net or by calling the Chamber at 712-754-3212.