Doon, IA

Rock Valley man cited for OWI, marijuana

DOON—A 38-year-old Rock Valley man was cited about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, near Doon on charges of first-offense operating while under the influence, possession of a controlled substance — marijuana — third or subsequent offense, speeding, operation without a registration card or plate, and failure to provide proof of vehicle liability insurance.
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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

O’Brien County, Iowa — A Spencer man has been arrested at a Fort Dodge prison and returned to O’Brien County in connection with a December 2020 theft case. Court records indicate that on December 21, 2020 a white Ford pickup was stolen from a Hartley residence. Less than an hour later, an O’Brien County Deputy responded to a report of a white pickup in a ditch near Sanborn, with that vehicle having left the scene prior to the deputy’s arrival.
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Sheldon man arrested on drug warrants

ASHTON—A 20-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, on Osceola County warrants for first-offense possession of a controlled substance — marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest of Rian Christopher Dale Engelkes stemmed from the stop of a 2003 Chevrolet...

Sheldon man assaults other over cellphone

SHELDON—A 43-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, on charges of assault with intent to inflict serious injury and fifth-degree criminal mischief. The arrest of David John Merley stemmed from an incident at a residence on the 300 block of Second Avenue, according to the...
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Single vehicle accident in Ellsworth

At about 9:17 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle crash with injury on 810th Street near Highway 10 in Ellsworth. Stacey Radunz, a 42-year-old from Hudson, was operating a 2007 Dodge Caravan southbound on 810th Street when he lost control and entered the west ditch.

Hawarden Man Taken To Hospital After Single Vehicle Crash Near Ireton

Ireton, Iowa — A Hawarden man was taken to a hospital after crashing his vehicle near Ireton on Thursday, June 23rd. According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, just before 3:20 p.m., 33-year-old Derek Gaul of Hawarden was driving his 2021 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on 420th Street, four miles north of Ireton, when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and struck a field driveway.

Ashton woman cited for drug paraphernalia

ASHTON—A 28-year-old Ashton woman was cited about 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The citing of Carlee Jane McGuire stemmed from her calling law enforcement regarding a concern about her husband, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The responding deputy...

‘Meat’ at the border: New local butcher shop finds success

ROWENA, S.D. (KELO) — When packing plants shut down during the pandemic, many farmers turned to local butcher shops to process their livestock, creating some longer wait times. To help with that demand, a new butcher shop opened near Rowena last year. On the South Dakota-Iowa state line just...

Work to start on blacktop east of Sibley

SIBLEY—Work is scheduled to begin the week of June 27 and continue for approximately six weeks on farm-to-market road A22/170th Street east of Sibley. In preparation for a pavement overlay project in 2023, Osceola County will be resetting and replacing culverts from the Highway 60 expressway for a four-mile stretch to Highway 59, resulting in the blacktop being closed intermittently.

Rock Valley’s Blank set for JUCO Showcase in Atlanta

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rock Valley women’s basketball has been one of the best programs in Division III Junior College for the past decade. With RVC set to make the jump to Division II next year, they have quite the building block in Camron Blank. Blank will get her...

Take 16 brewery grows as community staple for Luverne

LUVERNE, Minn. (Dakota News Now) - About eight years ago, the building on East Main Street looked much different. It was a simple structure big enough to distribute beers to liquor stores and bars around the area. Now, the building has become the Take 16 taproom which draws the community and visitors along I-90 together which Head Brewer Luke Rensink says was the purpose all along.

Upcoming South Dakota Event Getting Negative National Attention

An upcoming South Dakota event is generating some controversy online, six weeks before it is scheduled to take place. The inaugural Canton Civil War Days are set for August 13-14 on a 20-acre plot of land on the western edge of the city, but some are questioning why the event is even happening in an area that wasn't even a city during the Civil War.

Vintage Motorcycle Cruise Draws 60+ Bikes For Sheldon Event

Sheldon, Iowa — A Vintage Motorcycle Cruise that has been in the planning stages for months came to fruition Thursday night when more than 60 bikes and their riders gathered in Sheldon. Greg De Jong is one of the organizers of the event, and he says the group staged...

Rock Rapids man charged for public intox

ROCK RAPIDS—A 21-year-old Rock Rapids man was arrested about 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 20, on a charge of public intoxication. The arrest of Rigoberto Perez Cruz stemmed from him being found walking along the 700 block of Highway 9/First Avenue in Rock Rapids with an unsteady gait, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Man arrested for assaulting girlfriend

ROCK VALLEY—A 23-year-old Inwood man was arrested about 7:50 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in Rock Valley on charges of second-offense domestic abuse assault, child endangerment and no valid driver’s license. The arrest of Juan Orlando Orellano-Diaz stemmed from him getting into an argument with his girlfriend while he...

Setting Anchors supports foster families

REGIONAL—Foster families sometimes encounter stormy or uncertain waters, and Setting Anchors is a new N’West Iowa organization that its two founders hope will provide families an anchor in the storm. Tara Dekkers of Ireton and Holly Dibbet of rural Sioux Center have been taking in foster placements for...

Traffic Stop Near Ashton Leads To Arrest

Ashton, Iowa — An early Saturday morning traffic stop led to the arrest of an Ashton woman. Osceola County authorities say that during the midnight hour Saturday, a Deputy Sheriff stopped a pickup for driving left of center on 230th Street near Ashton. Deputies say the stop led to...