A Spirit Lake 19-year-old has been arrested after authorities say she tried to break into an RV.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 19-year-old Hayley Wilson of Spirit Lake on Wednesday (3/28). They report she was arrested after being witnessed allegedly attempting to break into a recreational vehicle which was parked on private property.
Wilson is charged with Trespassing, a Simple Misdemeanor; and Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
She was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $2,300 cash bond.
March 28, 2012 - 10:36 am - Posted in News
Three people, one from Sioux Falls, one from Pennsylvania, and one from South Sioux City were transported to a hospital after an accident near the state line on Highway 60.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8 AM on Thursday (3/22), 27-year-old Whitney Lucas of Sioux Falls was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius, southbound on Highway 60, approaching the intersection of 100th Street — the state line road. Thirty-seven-year-old Hussein Warfa of South Sioux City, Nebraska, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Impala, westbound on 100th Street and pulled out in front of Lucas’ vehicle. The vehicles collided on the highway.
Warfa, Lucas and a passenger in the Lucas vehicle, 23-year-old Tatyanna Fox of Mc Kees Rock, Pennsylvania were all taken to the Osceola Community Hospital.
Lucas’ vehicle sustained about $10,000 damage. Warfa’s vehicle sustained about $5,000 damage.
Warfa was ticketed for Failure to Yield from a Stop Sign.
The Nobles County Sheriff’s office, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Sibley Ambulance assisted the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.


An Ocheyedan woman will serve a little jail time, some probation, and pay a fine after she pled guilty to marijuana possession.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 48-year-old Jacqueline Louise Ackerman of Ocheyedan pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor. Ackerman is to pay a fine of over $1000, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with all time suspended except for two days. Plus Ackerman will also serve two years’ probation.
On November 10, 2011, the Osceola County Sheriff’s office assisted the Department of Human Services on a consent search of Jacqueline Ackerman’s residence. An Osceola County Deputy located marijuana plant material in Ackerman’s bedroom.
March 27, 2012 - 10:40 am - Posted in Obituaries

Victor O. Augsburger, of Sibley, IA died Monday, March 26, 2012 at Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center in Sibley, IA.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, March 30th at Zoar Presbyterian Church in George, IA, with Rev. Dale Lint officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church Friday morning.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

March 26, 2012 - 10:05 am - Posted in News




Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Sibley will meet in regular session on March 26, 2012 at 5:00 o’clock PM in the Council Chambers, City Hall.





1.    Call to Order, Roll Call


2.    Approve Agenda


3.    Consent Agenda

              – Approve Minutes from Previous Meetings

              – Approve Bills and Bills Paid in Vacation

              – Appoint Recreation Board Member


4.    Swimming Pool


5.    Water Distribution Improvements and Construction of the South        Elevated Tank


6.    2nd Street Resurfacing


7.    Recreation Department Volunteers


8.    Golf Course


9.    Council Concerns/Committee Updates


10.  Administrators Report

March 26, 2012 - 10:03 am - Posted in News
A Melvin man was arrested early on Friday.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a 9-1-1 call from Melvin about a domestic disturbance. Following an investigation, an Osceola County deputy arrested 29-year-old Landon Dather of Melvin. Dather was charged with Domestic Assault and Criminal Mischief 5th degree, both Simple Misdemeanors. Dather was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $600 cash bond.
A Harris man was arrested on a felony OWI charge on Wednesday.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call on Wednesday (3/21) about a male needing assistance in Harris. A deputy arrested 52-year-old Milton James Smith of Harris and charged him with Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony. Smith was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.
March 21, 2012 - 2:14 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Peyton Marie Block, age 3 of Sibley, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Mass Of The Holy Angels will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 23rd at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA, with Father John Vakulskas and Father Tim Hogan concelebrating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, with a Vigil service starting at 7:30 PM at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.

Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

Peyton Marie Block was born September 13, 2008 at The Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Brad and Lisa (Thiesse) Block. Peyton lived in Sibley, IA. She was very well known by her pretty blue eyes and her long eye lashes. She could brighten anyone’s day by her presence in the room. She loved going for walks feeling the breeze across her face, listening to music, watching and listening to her puppy “Remi” play outside, playing dress-up with mom’s help, and going to pre-school this year by “skyping” on the computer with her friends. For such a little girl who endured many obstacles in her life she made a great impact on many of our lives in such a short time. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends on many occasions.

After many health complications Peyton passed away this past Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the age of 3.

She is survived by her parents, Brad and Lisa Block of Sibley, IA; grandparents, Mike and Andrea Block, Shari and Tony Batcheller, Lavonne Thiesse, Ron and Connie Thiesse, great-grandparents, Irven and Judy Block, Erma Winter, Colleen Holtrop, Eugene Holtrop; great-great-grandma, Mary Holtrop; aunts and uncles, Matt and Crystal Block, Kelly and Sally Forrester, Paige and Parker Edgington, Bridget, Brooke, Megan, Michaela, Michael Block, Laura Thiesse, Steve Swart, Lindsey, Cody, Marco and Lacey Thiesse, Special friends Karen Johnson, Kay Wynia and Kylee Zinn; and many other extended family.

March 18, 2012, at 6:40am, William Berg, age 22 of Sioux City, Iowa, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort, southbound on Nettle Avenue, north of 120th Street, six miles northwest of Sibley when he swerved to miss a deer. Berg’s vehicle went onto the west shoulder of the roadway, where Berg over-corrected the vehicle and slid into the east ditch. Berg’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 damage. Berg was given a citation for Failure to Maintain Control. No injuries were reported.

March 16, 2012, at 8:00am, Keith Maxwell, age 45 of Worthington, Minnesota, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup, southbound on Highway 60, approaching 100th Street — the state line road. John Schlagel, age 49 of Willmar, Minnesota, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country, westbound on 100th Street, from the median of Hwy 60. Schlagel did not see Maxwell’s vehicle approaching due to heavy fog, and collided on the highway. Schlagel’s vehicle, owned by Nova-Tech Engineering of Willmar, MN, sustained about $1,500 damage. Maxwell’s vehicle, owned by Coop Energy of Worthington, MN, sustained about $200 damage. No injuries were reported.

March 16, 2012 - 12:01 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Lavonne Engel age 84 of Ocheyedan, IA died Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sibley, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 20th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley.  There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.

March 15, 2012 - 11:45 am - Posted in News

If you’re headed for the twin cities or many other destinations in Minnesota on Highway 60, you might want to listen up.

You’re probably aware that the Minnesota Department of Transportation or MnDOT is in the process of gradually upgrading Highway 60 in the Worthington area to a four-lane divided highway.

But the detour that has been in place to allow the work has now been changed — and it’s going to add some extra time and miles to your trip. Read The Full Story…