August 28, 2016 - 5:46 pm - Posted in Sports

Sheldon Orabs 2Sheldon Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs opened the season with a 20-12 non-district win over Sibley Ocheyedan at Orab Field Friday night. Sheldon opened the scoring on a 45 yard touchdown pass from Jaden Kleinhesselink to Philip Cain. The play capped an 80 yard drive. The 2-point attempt was no good and the Orabs had a 6-0 lead with 10:28 left in the half. That would be the halftime score.

Both offenses came alive in the second half. The Orabs were first scoring on a 23 yard pass from Kleinhesselink to Brandon Winkel. The kick was no good and Sheldon took a 12-0 lead with 3:53 to go in the third quarter.

Sibley Ocheyedan got on the board with 1:29 left in the third quarter as a 48 yard drive came to a close on a 5 yard Hunter DeJong touchdown run. The 2-point attempt was no good but the Generals had cut the lead to 12-6.

Sheldon answered with 11:50 to go in the fourth quarter when Tyler Merley hit Phillip Cain on a 62 yard option pass up the right sideline. The 2-point attempt from Kleinhesselink to Kyle Boerhave made the score 20-6.

The Generals answered that on their next possession as Garrett Sayler found Preston Marco for a 61 yard touchdown pass. The kick was no good and Sibley Ocheyedan had made it an 8-point game with 11:26 left to play.

Late in the game the Orabs were able to get a stop on fourth down with the Generals driving deep into Sheldon territory and run out the clock for the win 20-12.

Sheldon travels to South O’Brien next Friday to close out the non district part of the schedule. Sibley Ocheyedan will be at LeMars Gehlen next Friday night.

August 26, 2016 - 8:13 am - Posted in Sports

football 1Northwest Iowa — It’s opening night for high school football in Iowa. On KIWA AM 1550 it’s Sibley Ocheyedan at Sheldon. On KIWA FM 105.3 we’ll bring you Boyden Hull Rock Valley at Western Christian.

The Orabs renew an old rivalry against the Generals at Orab Field. Sheldon Head Coach Tyler Lloyd is impressed with the General’s Physicality.

For the Orabs the keys to a season opening win come down to execution and tempo.

Generals Head Coach Dan Spooner feels it’s good to renew the old rivalry.

Spooner sees the Generals and Orabs as very similar.

Listen in on KIWA AM 1550 for the coverage as Kory Roos joins LA this season for Orab Football.

 

At Hesla Field in Hull another rivalry will be renewed with Western Christian hosting Boyden Hull Rock Valley. Nighthawks Head Coach Cory Brandt talks about  renewing the rivalry.

Long term Brandt is looking for his team to improve daily.

Travis Kooima leads a Wolfpack squad that played for a State Title a year ago. While last year is over some of the lessons learned will help the Wolfpack this year.

Kooima sees the Nighthawks as a definite challenge to prepare for.

Jon and Justin Hellinga bring you season long coverage of Nighthawk football on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for both games begins at 6:05 with the Radio Iowa Scouting Report. Both games kick off at 7:00. We’ll stream both games as well from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.

August 25, 2016 - 9:22 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — You may remember that earlier this week we told you that four people were arrested on felony robbery charges in Sibley.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Sunday (August 21, 2016), their deputies arrested 35-year-old Jose Manuel Maldonado Castillo of Sibley on charges of Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B Felony; two counts of Assault while Participating in a Felony; Going Armed with Intent; Interference with Official Acts with a Dangerous Weapon; and Unauthorized Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, all class D Felonies.

They said they also arrested 25-year-old Peter Nazario Alvira of Sibley, as well as 55-year-old Pedro Juan Figueroa Rios and 38-year-old Nicomedes Montanez Cruz, both of Sioux City — and charged them all with Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B Felony.

Court records now available give us a few more details into the crime.

They indicate that about 8:30 PM on Sunday, August 21st, a robbery was allegedly committed at a home in the 900 block of Third Avenue in Sibley. Court records indicate that witnesses say all four men participated in the robbery. They allege that Maldonado Castillo brought a 9mm handgun into an occupied home and aimed the loaded gun at two individuals while “demanding materialistic goods.” These alleged acts are connected with Maldonado Castillo’s charges of Going Armed With Intent, two counts of assault while participating in a felony, and unauthorized possession of offensive weapons. His other charge of interference with official acts with a firearm is connected to his alleged fleeing on foot from a motor vehicle during a traffic stop. Officers say he did so while carrying a firearm, and he allegedly tossed it away while running. It was found near where he was apprehended, according to court documents.

The court documents say Montanez Cruz and Figuera Rios were allegedly inside the dwelling while the robbery took place, and officers say the two were aiding and abetting.

Nazario Alvira was identified by three witnesses as being involved in the robbery, according to court records. They say the victims stated that he searched through the home for items and throughout the robbery approximately $170 was taken from the victims.

August 25, 2016 - 10:33 am - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley resident faces felony charges for identity theft, after an investigation by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

According to authorities, the charges against 22-year old Elmer Antonio Martinez Niz stem from an investigation into a report that he had  allegedly used someone else’s identity to gain employment at a business in Sibley.

Deputies say Martinez Niz was arrested Wednesday (August 24th), and was taken to the Osceola County Jail in Sibley, where he remains in lieu of a $5-thousand bond.

Identity Theft is a Class D Felony, punishable upon conviction by a prison term of up to 5 years.

August 25, 2016 - 10:30 am - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley man has been sentenced to prison for Felony OWI during a court appearance earlier this week.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, 46-year old Edward Gonshoroski, Jr. of Sibley was charged with 3rd Or Subsequent Offense OWI as the result of a routine traffic stop on July 26th of last year.

According to the news release, on Tuesday, the judge in the case sentenced Gonshoroski to be placed in the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed 5-years.  In addition, Gonshoroski is ordered to pay fines and surcharges of $4,228.75, as well as restitution of all court-appointed attorney’s fees.

August 25, 2016 - 7:51 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair and Bluegills good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair. A few perch.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good, perch and crappie fair along with a few 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 Walleyes fair.
Swan Lake A few Walleyes and pike.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane A few bass and bluegills.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
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 A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake A few Walleyes, bluegull, catfish, and 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 perch, 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 perch and pike.
Brandt A few crappie and walleye.
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 A few crappie and Walleye.
Sinai A few Walleyes, perch, and crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few Walleye.

Northwest Iowa

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

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes, perch 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 A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Good for Cats!
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few pike.

 

August 24, 2016 - 10:12 am - Posted in News

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sibley man has been arrested on felony drug charges in Lyon County.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 45-year-old Gary D. McConnell of Sibley on Saturday (August 20th). The arrest was made after the vehicle McConnell was riding in was stopped for a seatbelt violation.

The sheriff’s office says McConnell was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and that there was also a child present in the vehicle when the drugs were located.

McConnell was transported to the Lyon County Jail and booked.

The Sheriff’s office reports he was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; methamphetamine, a class C felony; possession of methamphetamine 3rd or subsequent violation, a class D felony; and child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor.

August 23, 2016 - 3:23 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — Iowa’s Fourth District Congressman Steve King will make a stop in Osceola County, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
King Answers Questions at Sheldon Town Hall
Congressman King will tour Motorvation Engineering at 941 Fourth Avenue in Sibley beginning at 12:30 p.m.. The public is invited to attend.

According to Osceola County Economic Development Director Mike Earll, Motorvation Engineering began operations in Sibley in 1994. The company is owned by Mary Sontag. He says the company specializes in manufacturing of customized motorcycle sidecars and trailers.

Following the tour, the Congressman will field questions from those attending before departing for Dickinson County later in the afternoon.

August 23, 2016 - 3:02 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — Details are still sketchy, but four people were arrested on felony robbery charges this weekend in Sibley.
Osceola Sheriff Car 72-2
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday (August 21, 2016), their deputies arrested 35-year-old Jose Manuel Maldonado Castillo of Sibley on charges of Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B Felony; two counts of alleged Assault while Participating in a Felony; Going Armed with Intent; Interference with Official Acts with a Dangerous Weapon; and Unauthorized Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, all class D Felonies.

Osceola County Deputies also arrested 25-year-old Peter Nazario Alvira of Sibley, and 55-year-old Pedro Juan Figueroa Rios and 38-year-old Nicomedes Montanez Cruz, both of Sioux City, and charged them all with Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B Felony.

The arrests stemmed from an investigation in Sibley. No further details were made available.

August 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm - Posted in Obituaries

ted-kamstra-111x175Theodore “Ted” Kamstra, age 60, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Oak View Terrace Nursing Home in Freeman, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Schneider officiating.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, August 25, from 11:30 to 12:30 P.M. at the church, prior to the funeral service.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Theodore “Ted” Kamstra.