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Sioux Center man arrested on OWI charge

SIOUX CENTER—A 64-year-old Sioux Center man was arrested about 10 p.m. Sunday, July 3, on a charge of first-offense operating while under the influence. The arrest of Gary Duane Van Engelenhoven stemmed from the stop of 2010 Dodge Ram pickup for speeding and erratic driving at the intersection of 420th Street and Fir Avenue about four miles southwest of Sioux Center, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
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Sanborn woman jailed for hitting husband

SANBORN—A 34-year-old Sanborn woman was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault. The arrest of Cheyenne Megan Chindlund stemmed from her striking her husband in the mouth multiple times at their residence at 600 W. Seventh St., according to the Sanborn Police Department.
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Hartley Man Taken To Hospital After Calumet Area Accident

Calumet, Iowa — A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident at Calumet early on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:10 a.m., 21-year-old Avery Bush of Hartley was driving a 2003 Ford pickup northbound on Highway 59, at the southeast corner of Calumet.

Harley Enters Ditch, Rider Taken To Hospital

Calumet, Iowa — A Tea, SD man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Calumet recently. The Iowa State Patrol reports that 36-year-old Timothy Hilston of Tea, SD was driving a 2020 Harley Davidson Softtail motorcycle eastbound on B62, a mile south of Calumet, just east of Highway 59.

Bull riding returning to Sioux County fair

SIOUX CENTER—It’s almost fair time in Sioux County again, and Sioux County Fair Board is ready to welcome the public back from July 11-14. This marks the 50th year that the fair has been held at its location in eastern Sioux Center, at 1232 Seventh St. NE, but work is expected to begin early 2023 to develop its future home two miles north of town at 3028 360th St.

Sheldon man arrested for abandoning dog

SHELDON—A 37-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about noon Sunday, July 3, on a charge of abandonment of cats and dogs. The arrest of Andrew James Sird stemmed from a report from the manager of Northpark Apartments in Sheldon stating he had received numerous calls about a dog whimpering and crying in an apartment, according to the Sheldon Police Department.

La Trailita rolls into Sioux Center

SIOUX CENTER—The owners of Sioux Center’s newest food truck are living a dream almost three decades in the making. Sioux Center resident Marissabel Peralta, 42, along with her husband, Oscar, 45, and sons Giovanni and Oscar, Jr. are dishing out their Mexican family favorites through La Trailita, set up 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at Outlet 75, 4175 Highway 75, on Sioux Center’s southern edge.

Hinton moves past Central Lyon to advance in Class 2A bracket

HINTON, Iowa — The Hinton baseball team defeated Central Lyon by a score of 3-to-1 in the region quarterfinals of the Class 2A bracket. The Blackhawks advance to the semi-finals, where they will face West Sioux on Saturday, July 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in Hinton.
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Kingsley-Pierson softball moves on with two late home runs over MMCRU

KINGSLEY, Iowa — Before each game, Kingsley-Pierson High School softball coach Erika Bates sets small goals for the team to accomplish. There were two on Wednesday night in a Class 1A second-round regional matchup against MMCRU: Win every inning and never give up. The first goal wasn’t met as...

Sioux Center Official Receives Prestigious Lewis & Clark Award

Sioux Center’s Utilities Manager was awarded the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System’s highest honor. Murray Hulstein, who has been part of the organization since its beginning and is currently chairman of its board, was presented the Lewis & Clark Trailblazer Award at the 32nd annual membership meeting.

Kingsley, Iowa residents under lawn watering ban as drought continues

KINGSLEY, Iowa — Plymouth County has been one of the driest spots in the tri-state region during the summer drought. Now one community in that county is banning lawn watering. The city of Kingsley has issued a full ban on watering lawns, which will remain in effect until further...

Vaughn Bagstad – Citizen of the Day

Vaughn Bagstad is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Thursday, July 7, 2022. Vaughn is owner of Appliance Repair Center in Le Mars. He may pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut in Le Mars, a long stem rose from Le Mars Hy Vee Floral Department and car wash from 12th Street Touchless or Highway 75 Touchless Auto Wash and Pet Wash.

'Pippin' to close Sheldon theatre season

SHELDON—The 50th season of the Sheldon High School Summer Theatre program will conclude with a show about a prince yearning to find his purpose in life. The Tony Award-winning 1972 musical by Stephen Schwartz, Roger Hirson and Bob Fosse, “Pippin,” will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 7-9, on the auditorium stage.

Chad Wolthuizen, 55, of Sanborn

Services for 55-year-old Chad Wolthuizen of Sanborn will be Monday, July 11th at 10:30 AM at First Reformed Church in Sanborn. Visitation will be at Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn on Sunday, July 10th from 3 PM to 5 PM. Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.