Rock Valley, IA

Little Rock Man Arrested On Warrant, Plus Felony, Misdemeanor Drug Charges

Little Rock, Iowa — A Little Rock man has been arrested and faces felony and misdemeanor charges. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, their officers arrested 41-year-old Anton Alsip of Little Rock on Monday, August 8th, on an active Lyon County warrant for Violation of Probation. The warrant carried a $5,000 cash or surety bond. Additionally, they say Alsip was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine)-3rd Offense, a Class D Felony; Possession of Marijuana 3rd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and No Insurance, both simple misdemeanors.
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Teen Passenger Dies After Accident In Side-By-Side UTV Owned By Orange City Man

Spirit Lake, Iowa– One teen was killed and one was injured after a side-by-side UTV accident near Spirit Lake on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:30 p.m., a 14-year-old was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger 800 side-by-side, owned by Scott Groeneweg of Orange City, southbound on Basswood Lane in East Oaks North (that’s between Camp Foster and The Narrows on the east side of East Lake Okoboji), or about 3.3 miles up into East Lake from the East/West crossover.
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Pizza Ranch Deploys Revel Systems’ Cloud Platform Chain-Wide

Pizza Ranch, the largest pizza chain in the Midwest, has chosen Revel Systems’ Revel Enterprise to drive increased revenue across all of its ordering channels. Pizza Ranch’s Jon Moss said the move “dramatically lowered our cost of ownership while…gaining flexibility for the future.”. Pizza Ranch, headquartered...

One hurt in Harley-car crash by Hospers

HOSPERS—One person was injured in a car-motorcycle collision about 5:40 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the intersection of 400th Street and Hospers Drive South in Hospers. Twenty-one-year-old Logan Craig Koedam of Ireton was driving a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Hospers Drive when 16-year-old Edilma Lopez-Morales of Sioux Center pulled out from 400th Street and his 2013 Hyundai collided with the motorcycle in the intersection, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Are You Ready To Rally In The (Rock) Valley?

Rock Valley, Iowa — Events for the next area town festival are ramping up, with more activities each day for Rally in the Valley — Rock Valley’s annual summer celebration. This Wednesday, there will be Crazy Days at the merchants, a farmers market, food trucks, and the...

Reptostyle offers unique pets for sale

SHELDON—A downtown Sheldon business is wrangling reptiles for pet owners everywhere. John Daniels opened Reptostyle Scales N Tails on 205 Ninth St. in February, wanting to fill a void in local reptile resources. “I felt like there was a niche that needed to be filled,” Daniels said. “To get...

Man Arrested After Being Found Driving Emergency Vehicle

Inwood, Iowa — A South Dakota man was arrested in Inwood early on Saturday after a deputy found him driving an emergency vehicle. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, their emergency center received a report from an Inwood resident of an intoxicated man who had walked into the resident’s house, appeared to be lost, and left on foot early Saturday morning, August 6, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m.

Tuesday Morning Semi Fire

The Le Mars Fire Department was called out shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday morning to a location just north of Le Mars, on the ramp near Fedders Marine and RV. The engine compartment of a semi-trailer truck was engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished. The trailer was filled with livestock, but none of the animals were injured.

South Dakota short on hundreds of teachers as school year nears

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - It’s no secret that it’s becoming harder for school districts in the state to fill teaching positions. With more retirements because of the pandemic and less applicants looking for jobs, open positions in the state have spiked significantly compared to previous years.

Little Rock Man Arrested On Warrant Faces Multiple Other Charges

A Little Rock man was arrested Monday on a warrant and drug charges. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Anton Alsip was wanted out of Lyon county for a probation violation. Bond on the warrant was set at $5,000. Alsip was additionally charged with possession of a controlled...

Sheffield man injured in motorcycle crash near Boyden

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motorcycle accident that occurred on Highway 18, four miles east of Boyden, early Sunday morning. The Sheriff's office says that shortly after 6am, 41 year old Matthew Lane of Sheffield, IA, was driving a 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Highway 18 when he lost control of the vehicle and was ejected from it.

City Of Sioux Center To Give Money To Private School

Sioux Center, Iowa — The City of Sioux Center is going to be giving money to a private school in that town. According to Sioux Center officials, the Sioux Center City Council has approved creating an economic development agreement with the Sioux Center Christian School for the expansion of the school’s facilities.

Harrisburg school district looking to expand

HARRISBURG, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -The Harrisburg school district has seen rapid growth in recent years causing different schools to be very crowded. Tonight, the school district held a public meeting to talk about the overcrowding and possible solutions. Superintendent for Harrisburg, Tim Graf, says action needs to be taken.

Steve Blom named 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Steve Blom, executive director at Bright Promise Fund in Chicago, Illinois, has been named the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient at Dordt University. This award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in an extraordinary fashion, who give evidence of living out a Reformational worldview, and who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and the world.

Aaron Van Beek named 2022 Horizon Award recipient

Aaron Van Beek (’18) has been named the 2022 Horizon Award recipient at Dordt University. This award identifies alumni who are community-minded and​ entrepreneurial—those who are using their knowledge, gifts, and talents to participate in God's redemptive work in the world. “I am humbled to have been...

Sheldon Officers, Love, INC Help Families Through Shop With A Cop

Sheldon, Iowa — It’s a way to help out families in the school district, plus it’s a chance for public relations for the police department. That describes Sheldon’s Shop With A Cop program. The shopping is done at back-to-school time, says Sheldon Police Chief Scott Burtch.

Teen’s FFA project brightens up Iowa landscape

AKRON, Iowa (KELO) — A local high schooler has found a way to brighten up the landscape in northwest Iowa. Ben Philips spent his summer caring for his three-and-a-half-acre sunflower patch as part of his FFA Supervised Agriculture Experience project. Since this was his first time growing this commodity, he had a lot to learn.

Open House Celebrates New Alton Fire Station Addition

Alton, Iowa — The updated Alton Fire Station is in use, and several people came out to see all the improvements on Monday night. Alton Fire Chief Quintin Van Es tells us about the addition. He tells us about the celebration of the $2.1-million addition. He says it was...