Former Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputy charged with felonies/misdemeanors
MAURICE, IA (KELO) — Several felonies and misdemeanors have been filed on a former Sioux County, Iowa Sheriff’s Deputy, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The charges are against Caleb and Jill Haverdink of Maurice, Iowa located about 35 miles southeast of Beresford, S.D. According...
Orange City Resident Arrested for Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicles near Hospers
On February 22, Justin Robert Soodsma, a 42-year-old man from Orange City, IA, was arrested by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest took place during a traffic stop on Highway 60, south of Hospers, IA. A deputy was assisting with a fire incident when Soodsma did not approach the parked law enforcement vehicles safely.
Semi Trailer Damaged In Highway 60 Fire Near Hospers
Hospers, Iowa — A semi-trailer and its contents were damaged in a fire on Thursday, February 22, 2024, near Hospers. According to Hospers Fire Chief Jason Overmole, just before 2:00 p.m., the Hospers Fire Department was called to the report of a semi with a wheel on fire about a mile and a half south of Hospers on Highway 60.
Rural Alton Fire Damages Building, Tires
Alton, Iowa — A lean-to building and some tires were damaged in a fire on Sunday, February 18, 2024, near Alton. According to Alton Fire Chief Quintin Van Es, at about 5:20 p.m., the Alton Fire Department was called to the report of a possible barn fire at 5053 Kennedy Avenue, four and a half miles south of the east side of Alton, or about three miles east of Carnes.
Sioux Center pays $500,000 for bunker repairs
SIOUX CENTER—The Ridge Golf Course will undergo sand bunker repairs this spring due to a $500,000 contribution from the city of Sioux Center. The Sioux Center City Council approved the financial support at its Thursday, Feb. 15, meeting during which The Ridge golf director Jon Crane gave and update on the need and presented the financial request.
KLEM News for Friday, February 23
The Le Mars city council gave approval to put 83-thousand dollars toward employee wage increases. Usually, this expenditure is approved in May and is based on anticipated increases to the collective bargaining unit. The matter was brought up at this time, so the pay raises can allow for council input as they consider the new city budget. The 83-thousand dollars will be distributed among 23 city employees. It is consistent with a 4% increase in the 2025 budget year.
Woman arrested for defrauding drug test
SHELDON—A 42-year-old Sheldon woman was arrested about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-offense using a synthetic urine or a urine additive for the purpose of defrauding a drug or alcohol test. The...
LE MARS WOMAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
A LE MARS WOMAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON ON STOLEN FIREARMS CHARGES. 24-YEAR-OLD TRESA FIEDLER WAS SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY LAST SEPTEMBER TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS STOLEN FIREARMS AND ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS. THE...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Orange City as of 2024-02-24. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.
Orange City man arrested for OWI by Hull
HULL—A 51-year-old Orange City man was arrested about 1:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, near Hull on charges of first-offense operating while under the influence and speeding. The arrest of Jeffrey Scott Brunelle stemmed from the stop of a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado pickup clocked at 84 mph in a 55-mph zone of Highway 18 about a mile west of Hull, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
OC man sentenced for assaulting his wife
ORANGE CITY—A 42-year-old Orange City man was sentenced Friday, Feb. 16, in Sioux County District Court in Orange City on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault resulting bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. The case against Joseph Richard Roth arose Dec. 21 when the Orange City Police Department responded...
Le Mars Woman To Do Over 7 Years In Federal Prison
Sioux City, Iowa — A woman who conspired to steal firearms and other valuables from a family member’s home was sentenced on Tuesday to more than seven years in federal prison. The US Attorney’s Office says 24-year-old Tresa Fiedler of LeMars received the prison term after a September...
Hull driver arrested for OWI in Sheldon
SHELDON—A 44-year-old Hull man was arrested about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, near Sheldon on a charge of first-offense operating while under the influence. The arrest of Wayne Alan Koele stemmed from the stop of a 2007 Ford Focus for speeding on Highway 18/Park Street at the Marsh Avenue intersection on the west edge of Sheldon, according to the Sheldon Police Department.
Sioux Center school board talks safety
SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux Center School District Board of Education discussed further safety considerations during its brief meeting Monday. School resource officer Kyle Munneke was joined by Sioux Center police chief Josh Koedam at the meeting to talk about security funding opportunities and potential future defensive equipment purchases. The discussion...
Plant tour: Sekisui Aerospace, Orange City, Iowa, Renton and Sumner, Wash., U.S.
Sekisui Aerospace (Renton, Wash., U.S.) is a Tier supplier of high-volume, complex composite parts and assemblies to Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, Collins Aerospace, GE Aerospace and others. In addition to supplying 10,000 parts/year for aeroengines and 150,000 parts/year for commercial aircraft ducting and interiors, it also manufactures 100,000 carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite brackets per year in its fully automated QForge line. The company’s diverse mix of products includes primary structure splice straps to join composite fuselage sections, medical imaging and surgical tables, as well as wings, fuselages and flight control structures for military and commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
Chamber Boss of the Quarter
Pam Arens was named the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce “Boss of the Quarter” Thursday during an open house event Thursday at McCormack Distributing. Here is the nomination, written by Katie Gerloff:. On behalf of the employees of McCormack Distributing we would like to nominate Pam Arens...
Central Tire sold as Warner retires
SIOUX CENTER—Longtime tire and vehicle maintenance business Central Tire Shop in Sioux Center will see a change in ownership and location following owner Darrell Warner’s retirement. Josh Leusink of rural Hawarden, owner of Leusink Repair in Sioux Center, will move the business to his shop at 789 Seventh...
LCHS Speech Team Wins Critics Choice Award at All State
For the first time in 23 years, the Le Mars Community High School speech team has won a critic’s choice banner. On Saturday, February 17th, at the IHSSA All State Festival, the group improvisation duo of Ryder Mullally and Jenna Morris were selected as the favorite performers in their category. LCHS had two categories entered, Television Newscasting and Group Improv. The token for winning the critics choice award is a light blue banner, which LCHS proudly took home.
Hot-shooting MOC-Floyd Valley too much for Glenwood in Substate Semifinal
(Orange City) – The Glenwood boys saw their season come to an end Thursday night, thanks in large part to a big early push and some hot outside shooting from MOC-Floyd Valley. The Class 3A No. 7 Dutchmen (20-3) knocked down nine three-pointers and had a 15-0 run in...
Family searching for dog that escaped during Amber Alert standoff in northwest Iowa
The family of a boy who was allegedly abducted by his own father is still looking for his dog that went missing during the incident. Law enforcement activated Iowa's Amber Alert system after they said the 7-year-old boy was abducted by his father, Brandon Duong, on Jan. 30. Duong, who did not have custody of his son, allegedly drove the boy about two hours north before a standoff with police outside Remsen, Iowa.