November 22, 2017 - 3:06 pm - Posted in News

Statewide Iowa (Radio Iowa) — Thanksgiving weekend is easily one of the busiest periods of the year on Iowa roads, and traditionally, the deadliest.

Patrick Hoye, chief of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says the congestion increases the risk for crashes.

Over the past decade in Iowa, the state’s Department of Transportation reports the Thanksgiving weekend has produced 25-percent more fatal crashes than any other holiday weekend. The night before Thanksgiving is a particularly dangerous time because of alcohol-impaired drivers.

Hoye says if alcohol is in your celebration plans, plan ahead and name a designated driver.

Last year in Iowa, five people were killed in traffic crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday period – which began Wednesday evening and continues through Monday morning.

Northwest Iowa — Students who are on the Free & Reduced Lunch Program here in northwest Iowa, and across the state, will be the beneficiaries of a new program that aims to feed protein-packed sandwiches to needy children.

Allyson Ladd is marketing specialist for Iowa’s largest pork producer, Iowa Select Farms, which is starting what it’s calling the Power Snack program.

The program is now going statewide after it had been tried as a pilot program in several Iowa communities and Ladd says the coupons were a success.

She says recent studies find one in eight children in Iowa are food insecure, meaning they’re not sure where their next meal may be coming from.

To learn more visit the Iowa Select Farms Facebook page or their website at

November 22, 2017 - 11:25 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler, provides the latest fishing report for the area. He also discusses the Black Friday specials at the store. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Iced over.
Horseshoe Iced over. .
Pelican Iced over.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Iced over.
Big Stone Lake Iced over.
Poinsett Iced over. .
Lake Hendricks Iced over.
Bitter Lake Iced over.
Waubay Iced over.
Reetz N/A.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Iced over. .
Pickerel Lake Iced over.
West Oakwood Iced over.
Swan Lake Iced over.
Lake Kampeska Iced over.
Piyas Iced over.
Blue Dog Iced over.
Lake Cochrane Iced over.
Casey’s Slough Iced over.
Indian Springs Iced over.
Lynn Lake Iced over.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) Iced over. .
Traverse Iced over.
Lake Albert Ice Forming.
Lake Henry Ice Forming.
Roy Lake Iced over.
Buffalo Iced over..

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Ice Forming.
Vermillion Ice Forming.
Lake Herman Ice Forming.
Wall Lake Ice Forming.
Lake Alvin Ice Forming.
Diamond Ice Forming.
Scott’s Slough Ice Forming.
Island Ice Forming.
81 Ponds Ice Forming.
George WPA Ice Forming.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Ice Forming.
Thompson Ice Forming.
Brandt Ice Forming..
Whitewood Ice Forming.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Ice Forming.
Henry WPA Ice Forming.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Ice Forming.
Mitchell Ice Forming.
Menno Ice Forming.
Beaver Ice Forming.
Sinai Ice Forming.
Brush Ice Forming.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood Ice Forming.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Ice Forming..
Silver Lake Ice Forming.
East Okoboji Ice Forming.
West Okoboji Ice Forming.
Lake Pahoja Ice Forming.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Ice Forming.
Sarah Ice Forming..
Benton Ice Forming.
East Twin Ice Forming.
Round Ice Forming..
Okabena Ice Forming.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Ice Forming..
Pierre Walleye fair.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Ice forming
Big Sioux Ice forming.
November 22, 2017 - 9:50 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News



Osceola County Sharing Christmas 2017

  1. Please contact Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Sibley if you are willing to help make a family’s Christmas a little better this year. Please call during office hours which are Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:00 – 12:00 and 12:30- 3:30 to adopt a family or with any questions. UDMO’s number is 712-754-2573.
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    9. Family of 4boy age 17 wears size 30/30 pants and medium shirts and would like clothes and shoes size 6. Boy age 15 wears pants size 30/30 and medium shirts and would like clothes and shoes size 5. Girl age 2 wears size 2t and would like clothes and a doll.
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    34. Family of 2. Elderly man wears size 38/30 pants and xl shirts and would like a pair of warm winter boots size 13. Elderly woman wears size 16 petite elastic waist jeans and xl shirts and would like a bath robe.
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    36. Disabled woman would like a cd player.
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    38. Family of 4. Girl age 14 wears size 5/6 pants and medium shirts and would like fuzzy socks, a Bible with a cover, or candles. Boy age 13 wears size 16 regular pants and medium shirts and would like a head set or controller for PS4 or a Bible with a cover. Boy age 12 wears size 12 husky pants and large shirts and would like a soccer ball, left handed baseball glove or a Bible with a cover.
    39. Family of 5. Girl age 11 wears size 14 pants and s/m shirts would like cowgirl boots size 9.5 or nail polish and perfume. Girl age 11 wears size 14 pants and s/m pants would like emoji items or a journal. Girl age 10 wears size 16/18 pants and m/l shirts and would like arts and craft items or card/board games. Girl age 4 wears size 6t and would like Barbie with accessories or My Little Pony items.


November 21, 2017 - 1:26 pm - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — The first IAwrestle polls of the year are out. In Class 1A Lisbon tops the poll followed by Denver in the two spot. West Sioux is ranked number seven. Individually Adam Allard of West Sioux is top ranked at 113 pounds. At 145 Kory Van Oort of West Sioux is ranked number two. At 195 Hunter Dejong of Sibley Ocheyedan is third ranked.

In Class 2A Dubuque Wahlert is top ranked followed by Ballard. Spirit Lake is ranked number 10 in the poll. Individually Johnny Hua of MOC Floyd Valley is second ranked at 106 pounds. Gable Sieperda of Central Lyon George Little Rock is second ranked at 132. Luke Jenness of Sheldon South O’Brien is ranked number four at 182. Dakota Powell of Spirit Lake is number three at 220 pounds.

For Class 3A Rankings Click HERE

For Class 2A Rankings Click HERE

For Class 1A Rankings Click HERE

November 21, 2017 - 11:10 am - Posted in Obituaries

Sandi Barringer, age 74, of Ocheyedan, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ocheyedan, Iowa. Rev. Richard Milbrandt officiating.

Graveside Services will be Monday, November 27 at 10:00 A.M. at Union Cemetery in Harris, Iowa.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 26, from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. with the family present at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley and Ocheyedan in charge of arrangements for Sandi Barringer.

November 20, 2017 - 3:12 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — You can be a lifesaver by rolling up your sleeve and giving 20-minutes of your time this Wednesday in Sibley.

The Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile will make a stop in Sibley on Wednesday of this week, at the Osceola Community Hospital. Community Blood Bank Executive Director Ken Versteeg talls us more.

Versteeg says the demand for blood picks up during the holiday season.

He says that just one pint of blood can potentialy save three lives.

Versteeg says there are just a few requirements for being able to donate blood.

Roll up your sleeve and save a life, this Wednesday, November 22nd, when the Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile visits the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. They’ll be accepting donations from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, and 2:30 until 5:00 pm, and Versteeg says walk-ins are welcome.

The Community Blood Bank is a partnership between Sanford and Avera, and is the SOLE blood provider to the Sanford and Avera networks.

November 18, 2017 - 4:57 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Carl Peterson, age 84 of Melvin, IA passed away at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn, IA on Friday, November 17, 2017.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church in Melvin.

Visitation with family and friends will also be held at the First Reformed Church in Melvin one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 84-year-old Carl Peterson of Melvin, IA.

November 17, 2017 - 2:23 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Schulte, age 78 of Sibley, IA died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 20th at the First Baptist Church rural George, IA, with Reverend Mike Hagan officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 19th with the family present from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley, IA.

A complete obituary and online registry will be available at:

November 15, 2017 - 2:21 pm - Posted in Community Calendar

59 Powersports would like to welcome all to their open house, taking place on Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, and on Saturday November 18th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

There will be sales and specials on riding gear and snowmobile clothing. Stop in Friday, November 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and claim your Key to the Clam and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Ice House.

For more information, contact 59 Powersports at 712-758-3111.