Sac County, IA

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Get Them While It’s Hot! Sales Of T-Shirts Benefitting Sac County Conservation End In June

Time is running out to get your hands on a limited edition RAYGUN shirt that supports Sac County Conservation. The “Conserving Today for a Brighter Tomorrow” t-shirts are being sold only through the month of June. Proceeds raised will be presented to the Sac County Conservation Foundation and are earmarked for support of environmental education programming. Orders for adult sizes can be placed by following the link included below. Those interested in ordering the shirts in children’s sizes are asked to contact Sac County Naturalist, Kristen Bieret, at
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Entries now open for Sac County Quilt-A-Fair

Quilters are never at a loss for things to do. But this year, Sac County area quilters are busy making much more than quilts. They are also making big plans for the next Sac County Quilt-A-Fair that is scheduled for Sept. 25 and Sept. 26. Quilters from all the communities in Sac County and surrounding areas have been meeting for several months to prepare for the biennial quilt show at the Sac County Fair Grounds in Sac City.
Sac City,

Entertainment Lineup Announced for RAGBRAI in Sac City

The Sac City RAGBRAI Committee has announced the entertainment lineup for the bike ride's overnight stop in the town on July 25th. The headline act is the Johnny Holm Band, as they will play at the Sac County Fairgrounds from 8 to 11 that night. The entertainment will start that...
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Texas Teenager Drowns In Sac County Over The Weekend

A teenager in Texas drowned over the weekend at Black Hawk Lake in Sac County. Emergency personnel was called out to the lake shortly after 6 PM on Sunday. Eye witnesses reported, that 18 year old Brian Valencia of Willis, Texas began struggling while swimming. Reportedly, Valencia went under the water and did not resurface.

Texas teen drowns in Sac County Lake

SAC COUNTY, Iowa — An 18-year-old teen from Texas drowned Sunday evening at Black Hawk Lake in Sac County. According to Lake View Police, responders were called to the beach at Camp Crescent, just after 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told authorities the victim, 18-year-old Bryan Valencia of Willis, Texas, had...
Sac City,

Conservation Center At Hagge Park Will Be Open Select Saturdays This Summer

The Sac County Conservation Center at Hagge Park near Sac City will be open for limited hours over the summer. The public is invited to come out on these select Saturdays through August and to check out the progress on the educational mural. They will open their doors from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 26, July 31 and Aug. 28. Anyone with questions or who would like more information can contact Sac County Naturalist, Kristen Bieret at 712-662-4530 or by email at
Calhoun County,

Classic tractor ride returns, set to trek around the area

This weekend, it is time to ride – should your set of wheels abide by the classic green and gold of John Deere, Oliver’s kelly green, the eye-catching Farmall red or anything and everything in between. A little rust is encouraged, but not required. Starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,...
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Texas man drowns in Sac Co. lake Sunday

LAKE VIEW — A Texas man has died after drowning in a Sac County lake on Sunday evening. According to the Lake View Police Department, Bryan Valencia, 18, of Willis, Texas, was swimming in a roped-off beach at Camp Crescent on Black Hawk Lake when he started to struggle to swim, going under water and not resurfacing. First responders were dispatched at approximately 6:17 p.m.
Sac City,

Feenstra talks infrastructure in Sac County

SAC CITY: U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, visited Sac City Tuesday to bring the infrastructure debate from Washington, D.C. to rural communities. Feenstra first stopped by the Sac City wastewater facility for a tour of the area. Feenstra also received feedback from local officials about the plant’s and community’s current infrastructure needs.
Sac County,

East Sac Softball Still Undefeated After Win at OA-BCIG

The East Sac County softball team scored 13 runs over the 4th and 5th innings win their 16-3 five-inning win Thursday over OA-BCIG in Battle Creek. The Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning, but OA-BCIG got one back in the bottom half. The Falcons added another run in the 3rd to close the gap to 3-2. East Sac started to pour it on in the 4th by scoring six runs, as they sent 11 batters to the plate. East Sac had 12 batters come up in the 5th when they put seven more runs on the board.
Sac County,

East Sac County wraps up season 13-4 after 6-1 loss to #13 St Albert

The East Sac County girls soccer team fell at home to #13 Saint Albert 6-1 The first half saw St Albert get to work putting presure early and often on the Raiders. The Saintes would finally push the first goal across at 28:55 when Makenna Shepard scored via the penalty kick. The Saintes would strike again with 20:32 when Ella Klusman scored to make it 2-0. The Radiers would have an answer with 1:09 to go in the first half when Brianna Boeckman to cut the lead to 2-1.
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Sac County Board approves $4.8 million bond for communication tower

The Sac County Board of Supervisors approved a $4.8 million bond to build a communication tower between Schaller and Early so the county’s first responders have access to the statewide emergency communications network. Sheriff Ken McClure told The Storm Lake Times the county will shift to a “fully digital” communications...
Wall Lake,

Wall Lake City Officials Invite Residents To June 2 Meeting To Discuss Future Of Former ESC Elementary Building

Wall Lake city officials have scheduled a public meeting for next week on future uses for the former East Sac County (ESC) elementary building. According to Administrator, Chris Rodman, community members will gather in the gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 to hear the council’s proposed ideas and provide feedback or suggest other options. Rodman says some people might not be familiar with the structure’s interior, so they will be opening the doors prior to starting.

Carroll High, Kuemper, and East Sac All Compete in Sub-State Matches Thursday

Boys Sub-State Results for Thursday, May 20th, 2021. West Sioux at Kuemper (Class 1A Substate 1) The Kuemper Knights almost completed a comeback in the second half, but came just short against West Sioux Thursday night. West Sioux started off the scoring in the first half as they got ahead 3-1 by halftime. Kuemper’s lone goal in the first half gave them motivation to come back in the second half.
Greene County,

Greene County magistrate court, week ending May 21

In Greene County magistrate court Dylan Lee Pedersen of Lake City was sentenced May 19 to seven days in the Sac County jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of violation of a no contact order. A judgment was entered for a $105 fine with a $15.756 surcharge. Court costs were $60.
Sac County,

Sac County Authorities Release Details Of May 11 Accident on Highway 20

Sac County authorities have now released details on a serious accident occurring at County Road M54 and U.S. Highway 20 last Tuesday afternoon. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at approximately 4:12 p.m. The initial investigation has revealed that 66-year-old Carl De Witt Sisk of Indianapolis, Ind. Was traveling westbound on Highway 20 in the south lane in a 2021 GMC cargo van. Twenty-five-year-old Dusty Lynn Heuertz of Fonda was northbound on M54 in a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and had crossed the eastbound lanes. Heuertz failed to yield to the westbound traffic and struck the driver’s front fender and door of the Sisk vehicle. Heuertz was transported to Loring Hospital by Sac County Emergency Medical Services and later air lifted to a Des Moines hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Sisk was also transported to Loring Hospital where was treated for head injuries. There was an estimated $10,000 in damage to each vehicle.
Sac County,

Raiders qualify seven events to the State meet

Brooke Jergens was able to have a meet to remember on Thursday night. The East Sac County runner raced her way to Des Moines in three separate events at the Manson State qualifier meet held for 2A schools. Jergens showed off her speed first in the 200-meter dash where she...