Cherokee Firefighters Battle Landfill Fire

Cherokee, IA (KICD) — The Cherokee Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Cherokee Landfill Friday afternoon. KICD news spoke with Fire Chief Greg Eaton at the scene, who says the fire broke out in the recycling building. No injuries were reported, firefighters were on the scene for...
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Orange City,

Flags stolen from Orange City coffee shop

ORANGE CITY—Steve Mahr was disappointed but not surprised when two flags that hang outside Town Square Coffee House + Kitchen’s storefront in Orange City were recently stolen. “It’s why I bought backups,” said Mahr, who owns the coffee shop located at 125 Central Ave. NE in the Sioux County seat...
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Planning and Zoning deny zoning request

SHELDON—Doug and Brian Oldenkamp were looking for a new home for their party bus business All 4 Fun, which was started in 2019. But after a visit with Sheldon’s Planning and Zoning Commission, the Oldenkamps have to find another option for their business. They are currently storing their buses at a storage unit on Runger Street.
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Saturday News, June 19th

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim involved with Thursday’s accident between a semi truck and a Burlington Northern-Sante Fe railroad. The driver is identified as 74-year old Raymond Burch of Larrabee, Iowa. No indication as to the condition of Burch was indicated on the news release. Authorities had classified his status.
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Save up to $0.10 per gallon - survey shows cheapest gas station in Storm Lake

(STORM LAKE, IA) According to Storm Lake gas price data, you could be saving up to $0.10 per gallon on gas. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Casey's at 207 E Milwaukee Ave. Regular there was listed at $2.69 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $2.79 at Casey's at 303 E Hwy 7, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.
Sioux Center,

Siouxnami Waterpark seeks more lifeguards

SIOUX CENTER—Rylee Visser won’t be able to work as many hours as she’d like as a lifeguard at the All Seasons Center this summer. The 17-year-old Sioux Center resident enjoys lifeguarding but her high school softball season and another job will limit her time at the pool. Visser started as...

2021 Ice Cream Days Parade

(Le Mars) — Saturday proved to be a perfect day for the 2021 Ice Cream Days parade. The hot temperatures of the last few days seem to disappear as thousands of people sat on lawn chairs the entire length of Central Avenue from the 8th Street South Blvd all the way to at least 2nd Street North. The parade lasted a little more than an hour as people enjoyed seeing the variety of entries. It seemed as though nearly every entry tossed candy to the anxious children. This year’s Parade Marshals were Rob and Joyce Scheitler of Christmas Acres fame. The Scheitlers were honored in January as the “Citizens of the Year.”

Two arrested following stop in Sheldon

SHELDON—Two people were arrested following a traffic stop shortly after noon Friday, June 11, at Crossroads Travel Plaza in Sheldon. The arrests stemmed from the stop of a 2005 Chevrolet Impala for a defective exhaust, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, 38-year-old Benjamin Elias Parsons of Webb,...
Sioux Center,

One hurt in crash south of Sioux Center

SIOUX CENTER—One person received minor injuries in a rear-end crash about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, on Highway 75 at the intersection with 420th Street about a mile south of Sioux Center. Seventeen-year-old Ginger Marie Van Roekel of Maurice was driving north when her 2003 Buick Century struck the rear...

One Injured In Truck & Train Collision In NW Iowa Thursday

One person was injured in a truck-train accident in northwest Iowa. A semi with a gravel dump trailer collided with a Burlington Northern-Sante Fe train at about 1:15 PMThursday at a crossing about three miles west of Le Mars. The semi was coming down a hill heading eastbound and the...
O'brien County,

Vos: Mastbergen theft revisited

The year was 1958 when four Sheldon youth were involved in a car crash at the end of a dead-end rural road located 3 miles south and 1 mile east of Sheldon. Involved in the crash were: Phillip Mastbergen, 19, with a broken back; Cort Daryl Victoria, 19, with a broken collarbone and fractured rib; Beatrice Ballou, 17, with a broken leg, cut tendons in left hand and lacerations; and Jacqueline Menke 16, with bruises.
Storm Lake,

Storm Lake Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession, OWI, and Other Charges

A Storm Lake man has been arrested on charges including possession of a controlled substance and operating while intoxicated. According to Storm Lake Police, an officer conducted a traffic stop on Sunrise Park Road for a speeding violation at approximately 8am on Thursday. The driver was identified as 30-year-old Tomas Olivo of Storm Lake.

Paullina man jailed for marijuana, pills

PAULLINA—A 39-year-old Paullina man was arrested Friday, June 11, by an O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office deputy on warrants for possession of a controlled substance — marijuana — third or subsequent offense, six counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest of Joshua William...
Storm Lake,

Storm Lake Man Arrested On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Storm Lake, IA (KICD) — A Storm Lake man was arrested following a traffic stop on Thursday. The Storm Lake Police Department says they conducted the stop on Sunrise Park Road for a speeding violation. Officers identified the driver of the vehicle as 30-year-old Tomas Olivo. While making contact, police say they detected marijuana, police further allege that Olivo showed signs of alcohol impairment. A Buena Vista County Sheriff K9 was deployed and alerted authorities to the presence of narcotics. Following a search, police found marijuana inside of the vehicle, police were also advised by the owner of the vehicle that Olivo had taken it without permission. Olivo was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Buena Vista County Jail for further testing.
Cherokee County,

Fire Reported at Cherokee Landfill

Cherokee County, IA (KICD) — A structure fire is being reported at the Cherokee Landfill (Friday, June 18th, 2021.) The Cherokee County Communications Center says The landfill is located at 1805 Linden. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated. No injuries have been reported. This is a developing...