September 30, 2016 - 10:21 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Bonnie Jetter, age 86, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon.

Memorial Services will be Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Park View Assembly in Sheldon. Rev. Ken Snyder officiating.

Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Bonnie Jetter.

September 30, 2016 - 10:09 am - Posted in Obituaries

eleanor-freimuthEleanor Freimuth, age 99, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Pastor Kurtis Freimuth officiating.

Burial to follow at Gilman Township Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 4, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Eleanor Freimuth.

September 30, 2016 - 9:39 am - Posted in News

Iowa Drying and Processing IDPSibley, Iowa — A building in Sibley that’s blamed for causing overpowering smells in the city is for sale. The Iowa Drying and Processing Plant has been listed for sale, along with nearly seven acres of land.

Sibley City Administrator Glenn Anderson says the stench from the plant drifts over the downtown business district and residential areas of the city.

The plant renders pork parts into a high-protein livestock feed. Anderson says the city has repeatedly asked the company to reduce the odors emanating from the plant, and says there’s a businessman in Lawton who’s offered a fix.

The plant has violated Sibley’s city code 36 times since July of 2015 and has been assessed more than 35-thousand dollars ($35,500) in civil penalties that are racking up interest. Five-and-a-half million dollars is the sale price listed for the building and land. Parts of the building date back to the World War II era. In 2013, the current owners got 150-thousand dollars in state incentives to reopen the plant which had been closed for three years.

September 29, 2016 - 3:38 pm - Posted in Obituaries

candle2Dick Imhoff, age 95, of Lake Park died on September 29th at the Lake Park Care Center in Lake Park.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

The Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Lake Park is in charge of arrangements for Dick Imhoff

September 29, 2016 - 2:12 pm - Posted in Sports

ighsauThe latest Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Volleyball poll is out and Lawton Bronson remains at the 7 spot in 1A while LeMars Gehlen Catholic jumps to 12th. Class 2A stays relatively the same for Northwest Iowa teams from last week. Western is #1, Unity is in 3rd, and Central Lyon stays at 6. Class 3A features Sioux Center at the 7 spot, down one from last week, and Spirit Lake keeps their position at number 10.

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Janesville 13-8 1
2 Hudson 23-4 3
3 Springville 16-7 2
4 Tripoli 10-0 4
5 Grand View Christian 23-11 5
6 Holy Trinity Catholic 20-1 6
7 Lawton-Bronson 21-3 7
8 Sidney 20-2 9
9 Iowa Valley 14-9 8
10 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 20-11 12
11 Siouxland Christian 21-6 10
12 Audubon 20-4 13
13 New London 17-7 NR
14 Edgewood-Colesburg 16-9 NR
15 Starmont 18-5 14

Dropped Out: Burlington Notre Dame (11) Westwood (15)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Western Christian 18-3 1
2 Sumner-Fredericksburg 20-3 2
3 Unity Christian 21-2 3
4 Tri-Center 20-0 4
5 Lake Mills 29-0 5
6 Central Lyon 18-3 6
7 Council Bluffs St. Albert 14-3 7
8 North Cedar 23-3 8
9 Woodward-Granger 19-6 9
10 Mediapolis 18-3 10
11  Columbus Catholic 16-7 11
12 Treynor 18-4 12
13 Central Springs 15-2 14
14 South Hamilton 16-3 NR
15 Tipton 18-5 NR

Dropped Out: BCLUW (13), Hinton (15)

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Kuemper Catholic 17-0 1
2 Dike-New Hartford 30-3 2
3 Union 19-3 3
4 West Delaware 29-2 4
5 Mount Vernon 15-4 5
6 Davenport Assumption 15-5 7
7 Sioux Center 21-4 6
8 Humboldt 22-0 8
9 Gilbert 18-5 9
10 Spirit Lake 22-7 10
11 Beckman Catholic 16-5 11
12 East Sac County 20-4 12
13 North Polk 27-7 13
14 Osage 15-8 15
15 Forest City 17-2 14

Dropped Out: None

Class 4A

  School Record LW
1 Pella 18-4 1
2 Marion 17-5 3
3 Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 14-2 6
4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 23-4 5
5 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 19-6 2
6 Charles City 15-3 4
7 Lewis Central 21-6 9
8 Nevada 20-6 8
9 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 19-6 7
10 ADM 16-5 10
11 Independence 19-3 12
12 Clinton 15-10 13
13 Waverly-Shell Rock 18-13 11
14 Norwalk 19-10 14
15 Ballard 12-6 NR

Dropped Out: Dallas Center-Grimes (15)

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 Cedar Falls 26-2 2
2 Ankeny Centennial 19-2 1
3 West Des Moines Valley 25-3 3
4 Ankeny 22-4 4
5 Linn-Mar 20-5 7
6 Dubuque Hempstead 16-4 6
7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 12-5 5
8 Iowa City West 14-9 9
9 Bettendorf 10-7 8
10 Dowling Catholic 18-11 10
11 Urbandale 16-7 11
12 Iowa City High 11-9 NR
13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 12-6 12
14 Johnston 9-9 13
15 Pleasant Valley 10-7 14

Dropped Out: Southeast Polk (15)

September 29, 2016 - 12:00 pm - Posted in Sports

fishing 5As the month of September comes to a close, Dakota Angler Owner Todd Heitkamp provides the latest fishing report and status of the Perch bite. Plus, he discusses something that we all need to hear!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair and Bluegills good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Pike good. Walleyes and Perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair to good. Walleyes 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. A few perch.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few Walleyes.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood A few Walleyes.
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 A few pike and Walleyes.
Lake Henry A few Walleyes.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo Bluegills fair to good.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair during the evening. 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 and perch.
Scott’s Slough Perch fair to good a long with a few 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) Perch fair to good. 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 Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair to good.
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, perch, and bluegill good in morning and evening hours off bridges and docks. Also look for rock piles.
West Okoboji Bluegill fair to good fishing the weed line.
Lake Pahoja Bluegill fair along with a few crappie.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair along with a few perch and crappies.
Sarah Perch fair to good with a few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
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.

 

September 28, 2016 - 1:13 pm - Posted in Obituaries

arnold-molendorpArnold Molendorp, age 94, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sibley. Rev. Steve Swenson officiating.

Burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will Friday, September 30, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Arnold Molendorp.

September 26, 2016 - 11:00 am - Posted in Sports

football-strategy-22687119The latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll features Sergeant Bluff-Luton falling out of the 3A poll and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley remaining at the 5 spot in Class 2A. Class 1A mixed things up after Western Christian defeated Hinton. West Lyon moves to #3, Western edges up to 5th, and Hinton falls to 9th. West Sioux jumps to the 3rd spot in 1A and Harris-Lake Park moves up to 5th in Eight-Man

Class 4A
1. WDM Valley (5-0), LW #1 @ S.E. Polk
2. Dowling Catholic (4-1), LW #2 vs DSM Lincoln
3. Cedar Rapids Washington (5-0), LW #3 vs Cedar Falls
4. Ankeny Centennial (5-0), LW #4 vs CB Abe Lincoln
5. Lewis Central (4-0), LW #5 vs DSM Hoover
6. Iowa City High (4-1), LW #8 @ Davenport Central
7. Waterloo West (5-0), LW #7 @ CR Jefferson (Thur)
8. Cedar Rapids Prairie (4-1), LW #10 @ Ottumwa
9. Bettendorf (3-2), LW (X) @ Clinton
10.Western Dubuque (4-1), LW (X) @ North Scott

Class 3A
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-0), LW #1 vs Independence
2. Pella (5-0), LW #2 @ Knoxville
3. Norwalk (5-0), LW #3 vs Grinnell
4. Carroll (5-0), LW #5 @ Harlan
5. West Delaware (5-0), LW #6 @ #8 Clear Creek-Amana
6. Creston/O-M (5-0), LW #7 @ Winterset
7. Solon (4-1), LW #9 @ Fort Madison
8. Clear Creek-Amana (5-0), LW (X) vs #5 West Delaware
9. Washington (4-1), LW #10 vs Keokuk
10.Boone (4-1), LW (X) vs Greene County

Class 2A
1. North Fayette Valley (5-0), LW #1 vs Dyersville Beckman
2. Union (LaPorte City) (5-0), LW #2 vs Waterloo Columbus
3. New Hampton (5-0), LW #3 vs Crestwood
4. Waukon (4-1), LW #4 vs Monticello
5. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (4-1), LW #5 vs Cherokee
6. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (5-0), LW #6 vs Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
7. Mount Vernon (3-2), LW #7 vs Anamosa
8. South Central Calhoun (4-1), LW #8 @ Carroll Kuemper
9. Williamsburg (4-1), LW #9 vs Mid-Prairie
10.Roland-Story (4-1), LW #10 vs Aplington-Parkersburg

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (4-1), LW #1 vs Wilton
2. Pella Christian (5-0), LW #2 vs Woodward Academy
3. West Lyon (5-0), LW #4 vs #9 Hinton
4. Madrid (5-0), LW #5 @ South Hamilton
5. Western Christian (4-1), LW #6 @ Okoboji
6. Van Meter (5-0), LW #7 @ Manson-NW Webster
7. Denver (5-0), LW #7 @ Sumner-Fredricksburg
8. Bellevue (5-0), LW (X) @ Tipton
9. Hinton (4-1), LW #3 @ #3 West Lyon
10.Sigourney-Keota (4-1), LW #10 @ Columbus Jct.

Class A
1. Saint Ansgar (5-0), LW #1 vs Grundy Center
2. Algona Garrigan (5-0), LW #2 vs South O’Brien
3. West Sioux (5-0), LW #4 @ LeMars Gehlen
4. Council Bluffs St. Albert (5-0), LW #5 vs Martensdale-St. Mary’s
5. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (5-0), LW #6 vs Grand View Christian
6. Hudson (5-0), LW #7 vs BGM (Brooklyn)
7. Lynnville-Sully (5-0), LW #8 @ Pekin
8. West Hancock (4-1), LW (X) vs #10 M.C. Newman
9. Belle Plaine (5-0), LW #10 vs GMG Garwin|
10.Mason City Newman (4-1), LW (X) @ #8 West Hancock

Eight-man
1. Fremont-Mills (5-0), LW #2 @ Clarinda Academy
2. Audubon (5-0), LW #3 @ Boyer Valley
3. Turkey Valley (5-0), LW #4 @ #6 Central Elkader
4. Lone Tree (5-0), LW #5 @ WACO
5. Harris-Lake Park (5-0), LW #6 @ West Bend-Mallard
6. Central Elkader (4-1), LW (X) vs #3 Turkey Valley
7. Bedford (5-0), LW #7 @ Murray
8. Don Bosco (4-1), LW #1 @ Lansing Kee
9. Coon Rapids-Bayard (4-1), LW #9
10.Newell-Fonda (4-1), LW #10 vs Clay Central-Everly

September 26, 2016 - 7:48 am - Posted in Obituaries

bartie-beek-jr2Bartie Beek, Jr., age 86 of Sibley, IA passed away at the Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin, IA. Visitation will be held at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn, IA on Monday, September 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening. Burial will take place prior to the service on Tuesday at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 86 year-old Bartie Beek, Jr. of Sibley, IA.

September 25, 2016 - 9:27 am - Posted in Community Calendar
family2Young mothers who would enjoy a free brunch, free child care and a chance to connect with other moms are invited to Mothers Together on Wednesday, September 28th from 9 – 11 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sibley. We will be exploring on “Finding Your Free Space”. We are a non-denominational faith based group. Join us and enjoy a few hours to relax and renew. Contact Annette Janssen at 712-754-4174 with questions or more information.