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Where Can You Find Fireworks Displays? Look Here.

Northwest Iowa — It’s almost time to celebrate the nation’s independence. The United States is 246 years old this year, and festivities are getting underway. One of the ways we celebrate is with fireworks. Several towns have fireworks displays for Independence Day. We have confirmed the schedules,...
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Sergeant Dave Dykstra Retires After 33 Years Of “Protect & Serve”

Sheldon, Iowa — A long-time Sheldon crime fighter has hung up his badge and gun, and has headed off into retirement. Sergeant David Dykstra began his tour of duty with the Sheldon Police Department on October 1st, 1988 and completed his final shift Thursday June 30th. A retirement party...
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Sheldon man jailed on trespassing charge

SHELDON—A 38-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 1:55 p.m. Monday, June 27, on a charge of first-offense trespassing. The arrest of Jonathan Jay Koerselman stemmed from an incident on Western Avenue in Sheldon, according to the Sheldon Police Department.

Man jailed after hitting woman with cane

SHELDON—A 49-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, June 26, on a charge of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. The arrest of Donald Wayne Sneddon Jr. stemmed from a dispute with a neighbor about loud noise, according to the Sheldon Police Department. Sneddon admitted to swinging...

Man jailed for intox in Rock Rapids park

ROCK RAPIDS—A 53-year-old Le Mars man was arrested about 10 p.m. Monday, June 27, on a charge of public intoxication. The arrest of Keith Richard Alesch stemmed from a report of him approaching a 12-year-old girl playing sand volleyball at Westside Park and attempting to pull her away from the court, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Several Area Cities Asking Residents to Conserve Water

Northwest Iowa (KICD)– Several area communities are asking residents to conserve water due to ongoing dry conditions that are putting extra pressure on city systems. The cities of Storm Lake, Sheldon, Wahpeton and Marcus have all made the plea that residents avoid using water during main daylight hours for watering lawns, filling private pools and washing of vehicles, buildings and concrete.

Feenstra Picnic Features Nikki Haley

Sioux Center, Iowa — Fourth District Iowa Congressman, Randy Feenstra, held his second annual family picnic fundraiser Thursday in Sioux Center. The Republican from Hull got emotional as he addressed the crowd. Feenstra says he is proud to be a conservative and talked about the recent U.S. Supreme Court...

Vos: Sheldon’s friendly dentist

Lawrence “Larry” Baldwin started his life in Farmington in far southeast Iowa. His uncle was a dentist, and Larry was intrigued by the dental program. He admired his uncle. Larry and his parents moved to Sanborn where he graduated from Sanborn High School in 1954. By this time, he knew he definitely wanted to pursue the dental field. He attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he was enrolled in their dental program.

Former Northwest Iowa Community College President Dies After Battling Cancer

George, IA (KICD)– The former President of Northwest Iowa Community College has died after a battle with cancer. Alethea Stubbe passed away Wednesday at the age of 64. She served the college from 1991 until she retired last year holding a number of different positions including being named the first female President, a role she held for ten years.

Iowa Lakes Community College Names Executive Dean For Estherville Campus

Estherville, IA (KICD) — Iowa Lakes Community College has named it’s new Executive Dean at the main Estherville Campus. Erin Latona is currently the Dean of Students and Academic Services at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. Latona says working at colleges in Washington State, Nebraska, and now...

Hull man arrested after pushing his wife

HULL—A 37-year-old rural Hull man was arrested Sunday, June 26, on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault resulting in injury or mental illness. The arrest of Christopher Allen Nell stemmed from him allegedly pushing his wife into a doorway in their home at 315 290th St. northwest of Hull at about 11:20 a.m., according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Market on Main reels in dollars, visitors to Sibley

SIBLEY—Sunshine and warm temperatures welcomed visitors to downtown Sibley during the third annual Market on Main in conjunction with Crazy Days. Several local businesses along Ninth Street as well as independent vendors spread out along the sidewalks between Third and Fourth Avenues, offering a variety of items for purchase during Thursday’s event.

Sheldon PD, Other Officers Out In Force This Weekend

Sheldon, Iowa — We all love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on our nation’s roads. This American holiday also brings increased consumption of alcohol and drugs which leads to impaired driving and deadly consequences.

Sanborn drinks in benefits of new plant

SANBORN—The city of Sanborn has a refreshing new addition. Sanborn Municipal Utilities held an open house for its new water treatment plant on Wednesday. The plant has been operational since April of 2021, but residents were invited to take tours and ask any questions they had this week. The...

Worthington home a total loss after house fire

The Worthington Fire Department spent 3 hours Tuesday morning on the south end of Strait avenue battling a house fire that could not be salvaged. Demolition crews assisted the fire department by demolishing the structure to put out the flames. No one was injured.

Man jailed for public alcohol consumption

ROCK VALLEY—A 26-year-old Rock Valley man was arrested about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, June 26, on a charge of first-offense consumption of alcohol in a public place. The arrest of Gerardo Leanos-Ruvalcaba stemmed from a report of people yelling and throwing rocks near apartments on the 900 block of West View Drive, according to the Rock Valley Police Department.