Everly, IA

Man charged after he hits other with bat

ARCHER—A 21-year-old Royal man was arrested about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, in Archer on a charge of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. The arrest of Landon Michael Edward McConnell stemmed from an argument with an Archer resident at the Archer resident’s house, according to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
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Lisa Hovinga, 61, of Emmetsburg

Services for 61-year-old Lisa Hovinga of Emmetsburg will be Saturday, July 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Graettinger with burial at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the church. Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger is in charge of the arrangements.
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Sheldon man jailed for contact violation

SHELDON—A 38-year-old Sheldon man was arrested about 3:15 p.m. Sunday, June 26, on a charge of violation of a no contact/protective order. The arrest of Juan Sebastian Esquibel stemmed from entering Sanford Sheldon Medical Center and contacting an individual he is not to have contact with, according to the Sheldon Police Department.

Ruthven Man Pleads Guilty To Felony Going Armed With Intent, Receives Probation, Suspended Prison Sentence

Sibley, Iowa — A Ruthven man has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced on a felony charge. According to the criminal complaints filed with the Osceola County Clerk of Court, 39-year-old Lenard Keith Schiller Jr of Ruthven was accused of knowingly and unlawfully driving in a reckless manner, weaving through traffic, traveling at speeds of more than 80 mph in an attempt to get another vehicle to stop while having a small baby in the vehicle. Additionally, the officer who filed the report says Schiller attempted to use a baseball bat as a weapon during an altercation with the victim. Statements from others nearby during the incident agreed that the defendant intended to use the bat as a weapon. The alleged offenses happened about exactly a year ago in Ocheyedan.

Dickinson County Authorities Investigating Illegal Tire Dumping

(Milford)--The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the illegal dumping of tires near the Little Sioux River, southwest of Milford. The post doesn’t give the location of where the dumping occurred. Anyone with information is asked to call...

Open Enrollment Change a Concern For Spencer School District

Spencer, IA (KICD) — The biggest concern administrators in the Spencer School District addressed at their meeting on Tuesday was the new rule for open enrollment removing the deadline. With no deadline students would be able to change schools at any time in the year, creating potential for budgeting...

Humboldt Man Ejected From Motorcycle in Spencer Crash

Spencer, IA (KICD)– A Humboldt man was hurt after being ejected from his motorcycle Monday evening on the south side of Spencer. A crash report from the Spencer Police Department says 57-year-old Kip Ireland was westbound in the 200 block of 11th Street Southeast around 7:45 when he apparently hit a bump in the road causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle hitting his head an briefly losing consciousness.

Woman arrested after biting, Macing man

ASHTON—A 40-year-old Worthington, MN, woman was arrested about 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 24, near Ashton on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault resulting in injury or mental illness. The arrest of Shawnda Shree Smith stemmed from a call from a Sheldon man stating the mother of his children...

Spencer man jailed for 2020 pickup theft

SPENCER—A 34-year-old Spencer man was arrested about noon Wednesday, June 22, on an O’Brien County warrant on a charge of first-degree theft. The arrest of Jordan Richard Walbaum stemmed from a Dec. 21, 2020, report of the theft of a white 2014 Ford F-150 pickup from Waddell Heating & Air Conditioning in Hartley, according to the Hartley Police Department.

Fireworks and Family Fun

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Village Northwest Unlimited. One of the best fireworks displays in N’West Iowa blasts off from the campus of Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon. And they’re ready to light up the night sky once again as they’re set for the annual Village Independence Day...

E-L-C Wins Lakes Title With Win At Storm Lake

The Estherville-Lincoln Central baseball team beat Storm Lake 10-6 Wednesday night in Storm Lake giving the Midgets the 2022 Lakes Conference title. E-L-C sent eleven batters to the plate in the 2nd inning scoring five runs despite only getting one hit. That led to the exit of Tornado starter Hunter DeMey. Demey, who entered the game with only eleven walks allowed in 38 1/3 innings this season, walked a pair and hit three batters in that 2nd inning. Jake Eddie relieved DeMey and walked the first batter he faced but struck out the next two to get out of the inning.

FEATURED MVP: Alayna Wingate

SIBLEY, Iowa — Alayna Wingate has made 21 pitching appearances this season for the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals, and in that time she’s racked up 171 strikeouts, which puts her in the top 10 in all of Class 2A. She leads the Siouxland Conference in strikeouts by a margin of over 50.