June 30, 2016 - 9:43 am - Posted in Obituaries

Delores VanDerWalDelores VanDerWal of Mesa, Arizona, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the age of 78.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 7th, 2016, at 2:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley and a lunch at the Sibley Senior Citizens Center.

Visitation will be Thursday, prior to the memorial service from 11:30 A.M. to 2:15 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

June 30, 2016 - 8:00 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 2fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few walleye.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout, crappie, and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye, perch, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair to good for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.


June 29, 2016 - 1:26 pm - Posted in Sports

ihsaa_officeBoone Iowa — District baseball tournament brackets are out and Sheldon will host first round games in 2A District 1. On Saturday July 9th the 5:00 pm game will match  Sioux Center and Unity in the upper bracket with the winner taking on Hinton who got a first round bye.

In the  lower bracket Sheldon will host Western in the 7:00 pm game. The winner will draw West Lyon who got a bye into the semi finals. Hinton will host the semis on Tuesday July 12th and the District final on Saturday the 16th.

For a look at all the brackets state wide in 1A and 2A CLICK HERE

June 28, 2016 - 5:12 pm - Posted in News

AccidentGenericSibley, Iowa — A Sibley man was hospitalized, then charged, after crashing a moped in Sibley Saturday afternoon.

According to Osceola County authorities, the accident happened about 2:20 Saturday afternoon when a 2009 Bash moped, owned by Tanya Waggoner of Sibley, and driven by 44-year old Steven Robert Lenderts, also of Sibley, was northbound on 11th Avenue.  Deputies say Lenderts attempted a left turn onto 9th Street.  According to the report, Lenderts leaned the moped too far during the turn, and lost control.  The moped went on it’s side and slid into the intersection, according to authorities.

Deputies say Lenderts was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by Sibley Ambulance, with what were described as “non-incapacitating” injuries.  The moped sustained an estimated $500 in damage.

As a result of the accident, deputies say Lenderts was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, a Serious Misdemeanor, as well as Failure To Maintain Control, and No Insurance.

June 28, 2016 - 7:40 am - Posted in News

George, Iowa– Another accident in Lyon County has claimed a life — this one of a Sibley man.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 3:00 PM on Monday, June 27, 2016, 63-year-old Merle Broesder of Sibley was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile SUV northbound on Larch Avenue, two miles north and three miles east of George.

The report says that the SUV entered the ditch, where it ramped 190th Street and rolled coming to rest in a field. The trooper says the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The trooper says another trooper, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the George Fire Department and Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.

June 27, 2016 - 8:56 am - Posted in Community Calendar


The Sibley Kiwanis Club is preparing for its 27th Annual Golf Tournament. Any community clubs or organizations who would like to be considered to receive support from the Kiwanis this year are invited to contact Ginger French at 712-754-3634 or gfrench@heyingendevors.com no later than July 7th to arrange a time to present to the Kiwanis Club. Come introduce yourselves, tell us what your club/organization does, and what you would do with the funds.

June 23, 2016 - 1:58 pm - Posted in News

crimeOsceola County, Iowa — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in solving a crime that took place sometime Tuesday morning, June 21st.

Osceola County Sheriff Doug Weber says the residential burglary happened sometime between 6:15 and 10:20 Tuesday morning at a rural residence in Osceola County.  Weber says 23 miscellaneous firearms were taken in the burglary, as well as a black 2001 Dodge pickup truck.  Sheriff Weber says the truck was discovered abandoned at the intersection of 170th Street and Jefferson Avenue (Ellsworth blacktop) in Lyon County on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Authorities have offered a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for this crime.  You may submit information to Text-A-Tip at www.sheriffosceolacounty.org or by calling 712-754-2556.

June 23, 2016 - 12:50 pm - Posted in Obituaries

candleEugene “Gene” Harms, age 74 of Lake Park, IA formerly of Little Rock, IA died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at his home in Lake Park.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 25th at Salem Reformed Church in Little Rock, IA, with Pastor Dustin Sperlich officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be Friday, June 24th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley, IA.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com

June 22, 2016 - 3:41 pm - Posted in Sports

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released parings for Girls Regional Softball pairings.  Tournament action begins in Class 1A, and 2A on Tuesday, July 5th, 3A on Wednesday, July 6th,  and 4A and 5A Regionals getting underway Thursday, July 7th.

You can follow the links below to see when your favorite teams are in action:

CLICK HERE for Class 1A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 2A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 3A Pairing

CLICK HERE for Class 4A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 5A Pairings

June 22, 2016 - 2:57 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A fundraising supper is coming up on Friday night in Sibley to raise funds to renovate the swimming pool.
sibley pool dinner
Kim Van Der Sloot with the Sibley Outdoor Aquatic Center- Fill It Up Committee tells us that the original plan was to replace the pool with a new aquatic center, but she says plans have changed a little.

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She tells us about the Dinner and Auction planned for Friday night.

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She says tickets for the supper are $25 and are available at The Porch on Main or by calling Van Der Sloot. But you don’t need a ticket to come to the auction portion of the evening.

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Again the dinner and auction is this Friday night at Mulligan’s in Sibley.