December 30, 2016 - 3:56 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Funeral-female1Ranae Lundgren, age 51, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at her home in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon. Rev. Kevin Gingerich and Rev. Denny Heitbrink officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, January 2, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 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 of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Ranae Lundgren.

December 29, 2016 - 8:18 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest
ice fishing_sxcfishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Here’s the last Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report for 2016. Plus in Todd’s Tackle Tips, Todd discusses Rattle baits. Please share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for pike. A few walleye and perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes and perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few perch, walleye, and crappie.
Vermillion A few perch, crappie, and walleye.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin A few perch and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough A few perch.
Island Perch fair and few walleye on south Island.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair and few perch.
George WPA Few reports.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Few walleyes and perch.
Thompson Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA Few perch.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few pike, bluegill, perch, and crappie.
Mitchell A few bluegill and perch.
Menno Bluegill fair.
Beaver A few walleye.
Sinai Crappie fair along with walleye.
Brush Few reports.
Loss Few reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few walleye and perch.
Silver Lake Few reports.
East Okoboji Fair for perch and bluegills and a few walleye.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair. A few perch and walleye.
Lake Pahoja Bluegills fair.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Perch and crappie fair, along with a few walleye.
Sarah Perch fair to good.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin A few walleye.
Round Few reports.
Okabena A few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair.
Platte Walleyes slow.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.
December 28, 2016 - 3:37 pm - Posted in Obituaries

carol-turnerCarol Turner, age 73, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan. Rev. Neil Wehmas officiating.

Burial to follow at Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in Ocheyedan.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Carol Turner.

December 27, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Posted in Obituaries

mickey-kraftMickey Kraft, age 76, of May City, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Avera McKennan Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in May City. Rev. Neil Wehmas officiating.

Burial to follow at Harrison Township Cemetery in rural May City.

Visitation will be Friday, December 30, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan, Iowa.

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

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Mickey Kraft.

December 27, 2016 - 9:42 am - Posted in Obituaries

david-dykstra-1David Scott Dykstra, age 46, of Ashton, Iowa, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his home in Ashton.

Funeral Services will be Friday, December 30, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Kevin Gingerich and Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating.

Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Matlock, Iowa.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 29, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 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 of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for David Scott Dykstra.

December 26, 2016 - 11:25 am - Posted in Community Calendar

pancakes-2Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley will be holing a Speck’ n Dicken German Pancake meal on Sunday, January 1st, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the church. Everyone is welcome to come and join in celebrating a German New Year’s tradition!

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During the month of January, join the celebration of “We VALUE your commit-MINT to the Sibley Public Library”. Check out and return a book to receive a roll of money mints. Add your name to the $25 Sibley Bucks drawing!
haunted-house-1The Sibley Public Library will feature the “Nightmare After Christmas Haunted House” on Friday, January 6th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, however children under the age of 13 must have an adult present. This event is sponsored by the Sibley Public Library and Teens (SPLAT). Join us for a scare if you dare to walk through our haunted wonderland!
December 26, 2016 - 10:05 am - Posted in Community Calendar

mobile-food-pantryUpper Des Moines Opportunity, Osceola County Outreach, is sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Sibley Christian Reformed Church, located at 115 Maple Street in Sibley.

Bring bags, laundry baskets, or boxes to carry your food. The schedule for 2017 will be as follows:

January 10th

February 14th

March 14th

April 11th

May 9th

June 13th

July 11th

August 8th

September 12th

October 10th

November 14th

December 12th

Please call the Food Bank of Iowa at 515-564-0330 with questions.

December 26, 2016 - 8:45 am - Posted in Sports

wrestling-gearBoone Iowa — The latest Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Dual Team Rankings have been released. The IHSAA assists the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association collect the data for the rankings, but is not involved in ranking the teams. The rankings, by class are done by the coaches and compiled by the IWCOA using an online system provided by the Athletic Association.

Sibley Ocheyedan is the highest rated area team holding down the three spot in Class 1A. Sergeant Bluff Luton is ranked 7th in Class 2A with Spirit Lake 13th and Central Lyon George Little Rock in the 15 spot.

Class 1A IWCOA Class 1A Dual Team Rankings, 12/20/2016
1 Lisbon 14-3 1
2 Don Bosco, Gilbertville 11-3
3 Sibley-Ocheyedan 9-0
4 Missouri Valley 10-1
5 Logan-Magnolia 12-1
6 Lake Mills 11-2
7 Westwood, Sloan 13-0
8 Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 9-1
9 Dike-New Hartford 5-0
10 Sigourney 9-0
11 MFL MarMac 9-2
12 Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 15-2
13 Central Springs 7-1
14 Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 4-2
15 Alburnett 4-6
16 North Linn, Troy Mills 8-3

IWCOA Class 2A Dual Team Rankings, 12/20/2016
1 New Hampton 5-0
2 Solon 8-1
3 Atlantic 7-0
4 Creston 5-1
5T Assumption, Davenport 9-4
5T Washington 16-0
7 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6-1
8 Crestwood, Cresco 9-4
9 Denver 6-0
10 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 6-0
11 Mount Vernon 4-2
12 West Liberty 7-0
13 Spirit Lake Park 5-3
14 South Tama County, Tama 8-1
15 Central Lyon George Little Rock 7-0
16 Webster City 6-3

IWCOA Class 3A Dual Team Rankings, 12/20/2016
1 Valley, West Des Moines 8-1
2 Southeast Polk 6-0
3 Fort Dodge 4-0
4 North Scott, Eldridge 10-1
5 Waverly-Shell Rock 12-2
6 Epworth, Western Dubuque 14-4
7 Indianola 8-2
8 Johnston 3-0
9 Prairie, Cedar Rapids 8-3
10 Dubuque, Hempstead 10-2
11 Glenwood 6-1
12 Waukee 10-3
13 Dowling Catholic, WDM 4-4
14 Linn-Mar, Marion 9-2
15 Ankeny Centennial 8-3
16 Iowa City, City High 6-4
17 Iowa City, West 5-5
18 Norwalk 8-0
19 Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 3-2
20T Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3-2
20T Clinton 2-2
22T Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 4-1
22T Mount Pleasant 7-1
24 Ankeny 5-3