UPDATE: Authorities recover body of missing 10-year-old boy in Big Sioux River

HUDSON, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saturday night they have recovered the body of a 10-year-old boy in the Big Sioux River. Earlier Saturday evening authorities reported that they were conducting a major rescue operation along the river near Hudson. First responders from multiple counties...
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Saturday News, June 12th

(Le Mars) — While other Iowa communities are needing to place restrictions on the water usage due to the hot and dry conditions from this past week, Le Mars city officials indicate the “Ice Cream Capital of the World” has been keeping up with the high demand for water. Rich Sudtelgte, is the Superintendent of the City Water Department. He says this past Wednesday when temperatures reached 93 degrees, Le Mars set a new record for daily water usage.
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Sioux County,

Sioux County Deputy Promoted To Rank Of Sergeant

Sioux County, Iowa — A Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputy has received a promotion. According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff Caleb Haverdink was promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant earlier this month. Haverdink was appointed to the position of deputy sheriff at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office...
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Sioux Center,

Mike Pence To Be In Area Next Month

Sioux Center, Iowa — Former US Vice President Mike Pence will be in northwest Iowa next month. The nation’s 48th Vice President is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for 4th District Congressman Randy Feenstra in Sioux Center on July 16th. The event is being called “Feenstra Family Picnic” and will...

Sheldon council sets meeting about aerial

SHELDON—The Sheldon City Council set a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, during the regular council meeting Wednesday, June 2. The basis of the special meeting is to come to a resolution on what to do about the possibility of getting a new aerial fire truck for the Sheldon Fire Co.
Sioux Center,

Dordt To Receive More Than $192,000 In Grant Funding

Sioux Center, Iowa — Dordt University is one of nine institutions who will receive approximately $192,500 in grant funding from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO). The funding is part of “Supporting Structures: Innovative Collaborations to Enhance STEM Research at CCCU...

Storm recap: from split trees to storm reports

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — On Friday morning most of Siouxland woke up to something we haven't seen for weeks, rain. That much needed rain was unfortunately accompanied by strong winds that caused significant damage across the tri-state. Storm damage included a split tree in Dakota City Nebraska and a shredded...

State auditor stops in Sioux Center

SIOUX CENTER—Iowa state auditor Rob Sand made the Sioux Center Area Veterans Memorial his first stop June 2 on a three-day tour to talk about his office’s work. Sand said that trips like this are an important part of his duties as a state official. During these trips, he’s had people come forward requesting his office to look into different matters.

Larchwood casino to celebrate 10 years

LARCHWOOD—Odds are that Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort will be a busy place Saturday, June 12. The casino, located northwest of Larchwood, will mark its 10th year in business in style that night with fireworks, cake and the giveaway of a recreational vehicle one lucky customer will take home.

Friday News, June 11th

(Remsen) –– Governor Reynolds has signed a bill that establishes ambulance services as an “essential service” meaning that like fire departments and police departments, community ambulances can collect property tax dollars for equipment, personnel, and training. Kevin Rollins is the president of the. Plymouth County EMT Association. Rollins had been...

Bling ‘N Fashions Selected As The Chamber “Cash Mob” Business

(Le Mars) — Over the lunch hour on Friday, the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce conducted its “Cash Mob” event. Ten downtown businesses, all chamber members, were eligible to be selected. Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff was asked to draw the winning business name. After announcing that Bling ‘N Fashions...

Storm Lake Woman Killed And Two Others Injured In Three-Vehicle Crash Thursday Morning

A Storm Lake woman was killed and two others injured following a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Cherokee County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 10:18 a.m. on County Road C63 south of Cherokee. Authorities say a 2018 GMC Terrain, driven by 76-year-old Denise Betts of Alta, was traveling westbound on C63 and rear-ended a county-owned road grader, operated by 46-year-old Kelly Ebel of Cherokee. A Victory motorcycle, driven by 74-year-old Everett Paeper of Aurelia, then collided with the Betts vehicle. A passenger in the Terrain, identified as 97-year-old Naomi Benna of Storm Lake, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Cherokee Regional Medical Center by Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Betts and Paeper were both also transported for treatment with serious injuries. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Aurelia Fire and Police Departments also assisted at the scene.

Former VP Pence to visit Iowa for Feenstra's Family Picnic next month

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Former Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Iowa next month. Pence will be headlining Republican Rep. Randy Feenstra's inaugural Feenstra Family Picnic on July 16. "Vice President Pence has been a champion for conservative values and protecting innocent life throughout his public service," Feenstra...