Ashton ready to light special Christmas tree
ASHTON—A special Christmas tree will be lit on Friday night, Dec. 1, in Ashton, and a craft vendor fair the next day will provide an opportunity to cross holiday presents off the list. The weekend starts with the lighting of the inaugural Ashton Christmas Memory Tree at 6 p.m....
Local Ashton Resident Involved in Highway 60 Accident Near Sheldon
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reported a motor vehicle accident on November 26 on Highway 60, south of Sheldon, IA. The accident involved Ryan Butler, 33, from Glenwood, IA, driving a 2013 Freightliner semi-tractor, and Hunter Jensen, 21, from Ashton, IA, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer.
Two men injured in collision in Sheldon
SHELDON—Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision about 2:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, on the east edge of Sheldon. Seventy-nine-year-old Roger Dale Rosenboom of Hartley pulled out from a stop on Crossroads Drive onto Highway 18 and his northbound 2021 Chevrolet Colorado pickup was struck by an eastbound 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by 86-year-old James Allen De Jong of Sheldon, according to the Sheldon Police Department.
Local Teen Involved in Single-Car Accident Near Hull on November 28
On Tuesday, November 28, at 2:18 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 300th Street, two miles northwest of Hull, IA. Brooke Plueger, age 14, of Hull, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet Lumina westbound on 300th Street when she lost control of the vehicle, entered a field and rolled. No injuries were reported. The Chevrolet sustained approximately $2,500 in damage. Plueger was cited for failure to maintain controlof a motor vehicle.Visit here for more details.
Sioux Center Man Faces Felony Charge After Allegedly Possessing Cocaine In Jail Facility
Orange City, Iowa — A Sioux Center man has been arrested on felony contraband charges after he was found with cocaine while he was being booked into jail. According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sioux Center Police Department, 20-year-old Marlon Pelico Ramos of Sioux Center is accused of the possession of contraband.
Fire Near Rock Rapids Destroys Two Buildings, Contents
Rock Rapids, Iowa — Some outbuildings and their contents were destroyed in a fire on Monday, November 27, 2023, near Rock Rapids. According to Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck, at about 9:30 p.m., the Rock Rapids Fire Department was called to the report of a tool shed on fire near a gas barrel at 1672 Fig Avenue, four and a half miles west and a mile and a half south of Rock Rapids.
The Grain House will add second site in Sanborn
SANBORN—When Faye De Kam and Mandy Hoekstra first set eyes on the historic structure under renovation on Highway 18 in Sanborn, they knew it would make a fitting home for a second location of The Grain House based in Hull. “It’s right along the highway, and so that really...
Lueders Ridiculous Christmas Lights Lit For Another Year Near Lake Park
Lake Park, Iowa — If you’re in the Lake Park area, you’re invited to check out one of the largest Christmas light displays in northwest Iowa. “Lueders Ridiculous Christmas Lights” have been put up for several years. Roxie Lueders says the display features over 200,000 lights and has a new design.
Today the gas price is close to $2.96 in Sibley as of 2023-11-30. 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 Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Sioux Center Walmart Associate Charged With Felony Theft
Sioux Center, Iowa — A Hawarden teen has been arrested on felony theft charges after an incident at the Sioux Center Walmart. According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sioux Center Police Department, 18-year-old Christopher Ruiz of Hawarden is accused of theft as an employee. He was arrested last week.
Avian flu hits large egg laying operation, more turkey farms
A large table egg laying flock of 1.6 million birds in Sioux County, Iowa, is being depopulated after highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected. Combined with numerous turkey operations reported over the last week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) data shows the number of U.S. birds affected by the 2022-2023 HPAI outbreak now totals 67.74 million birds.
Christmas season just getting started in Sibley
SIBLEY—Mother Nature added a touch of Christmas decor just in time for Sibley’s holiday kickoff Saturday. The light snowfall throughout the day provided a festive flair for the Christmas parade and other holiday events scheduled around Sibley. Shoppers filled the American Legion building to peruse the displays of...
Sioux County Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert
The scam in question involves suspicious letters reportedly being received by residents of Sioux County.
Harris, Iowa: A Ghost Town's Tale of Time and Transformation
The ghost town of Harris, Iowa, encapsulates the silent tales of a once-thriving settlement, now standing as a spectral reminder of a bygone era. Nestled in Osceola County and founded in 1889 during the railroad expansion, Harris was named after its founder A.W. Harris. Its zenith, marked by a diverse array of businesses and a bustling community, now contrasts starkly with its current population of fewer than 200 people. History buffs and ghost town enthusiasts find in Harris a fascinating portal, offering insights into the town's rise and the broader themes of agricultural changes and ecological shifts that have since transformed the Midwest.
Toddler Dies in Tragic Farm Accident Near Boyden
• A two-year-old boy named Nathan Klok died in a fatal accident at a farm near Boyden, Iowa. • The accident occurred when a tree, cut down by a family member, fell and struck Nathan while he was in a grove.
Authorities share video of scammers calling deputy
The Sioux County Sheriff is reminding people to never give out personal information to anyone you cannot confirm their identity or purpose.
Hull man arrested for second OWI, more
ROCK VALLEY—A 65-year-old Hull man was arrested about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, near Rock Valley on charges of second-offense operating while under the influence; possession of an open container of alcohol; driving while his license was denied, suspended, canceled or revoked; and driving without required high-risk insurance. The...
George-Little Rock takes a FCCLA road trip
AMES—After a year of fundraising, George-Little Rock School District’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club participated in a competition for the first time placing third in two events. Although George-Little Rock FCCLA came together last academic year, students spent the year fundraising and learning about the...
Local Resident Arrested Following Drug Overdose and Search Warrant Execution in Hawarden
Chase Ranschau, 22, of Hawarden, was arrested on November 25 following a drug overdose report at his home. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the property, resulting in Ranschau's arrest.
Sioux Center man arrested for second OWI
SIOUX CENTER—A 26-year-old Sioux Center man was arrested about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, on charges of second-offense operating while under the influence and no driver’s license. The arrest of Amilcar Leonel Mendez Niz stemmed from the stop of a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup for driving erratically on...