20-Year-Old Woman Arrested for OWI Following Traffic Stop in InwoodRadiantWriterNewsBreak Contributor
Arson Fury: Man Ignites Garage Blaze, Plows Over Fire Hoses in Daring Escape AttemptIowa PulseNewsBreak Contributor
Sioux City Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Setting Fire to Own GarageNik HatziefstathiouNewsBreak Contributor
Local Mini Mart Menace Captured: Sioux City Police Crack November Robbery CaseIowa PulseNewsBreak Contributor
Inwood Man Arrested on Assault Charge After AltercationRadiantWriterNewsBreak Contributor
Sioux County Deputy Fired and Charged
A now former Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputy and his wife were arrested Thursday on numerous counts including felonies. According to a joint press release from the Sioux County Sheriff and the Sioux County Attorneys offices: Caleb and Jill Haverdink of Maurice were arrested on seven counts of Neglect of a Dependent Person, Class C Felonies; two counts of Mandatory Reporter Violations, Simple Misdemeanors; and one count of False Report to Law Enforcement, a Simple Misdemeanor. These charges are the result of a criminal investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
KLEM News for Saturday, February 24
An Akron, Iowa native currently working for the United Nations in Gaza will appear this Sunday on the CBS news program Sixty Minutes. Scott Anderson, the son of Rick and Marlys Anderson of Akron, is helping provide emergency response and humanitarian services during the Israel-Hamas war and Gaza conflict. During...
AKRON MAN SERVING WITH U.N. IN GAZA
AN AKRON, IOWA NATIVE IS CURRENTLY WORKING FOR THE UNITED NATIONS IN GAZA. SCOTT ANDERSON GRADUATED FROM AKRON-WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL IN 1985 AND SERVED 21 YEARS IN THE ARMY FOLLOWED BY 10 YEARS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFGHANISTAN. ANDERSON IS HELPING PROVIDE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND...
Orange City Resident Arrested for Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicles near Hospers
On February 22, Justin Robert Soodsma, a 42-year-old man from Orange City, IA, was arrested by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest took place during a traffic stop on Highway 60, south of Hospers, IA. A deputy was assisting with a fire incident when Soodsma did not approach the parked law enforcement vehicles safely.
LE MARS WOMAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
A LE MARS WOMAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON ON STOLEN FIREARMS CHARGES. 24-YEAR-OLD TRESA FIEDLER WAS SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS IN PRISON AFTER PLEADING GUILTY LAST SEPTEMBER TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS STOLEN FIREARMS AND ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF STOLEN FIREARMS. THE...
Sioux Falls woman arrested for OWI, pot
HAWARDEN—A 43-year-old Sioux Falls, SD, woman was arrested about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, near Hawarden on charges of first-offense operating while under the influence, possession of a controlled substance — marijuana — third or subsequent offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and failure to provide proof of vehicle liability insurance.
How personal income has changed in Union County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Union County, South Dakota and how it compares to state and national levels.
LCHS Speech Team Wins Critics Choice Award at All State
For the first time in 23 years, the Le Mars Community High School speech team has won a critic’s choice banner. On Saturday, February 17th, at the IHSSA All State Festival, the group improvisation duo of Ryder Mullally and Jenna Morris were selected as the favorite performers in their category. LCHS had two categories entered, Television Newscasting and Group Improv. The token for winning the critics choice award is a light blue banner, which LCHS proudly took home.
Le Mars Woman To Do Over 7 Years In Federal Prison
Sioux City, Iowa — A woman who conspired to steal firearms and other valuables from a family member’s home was sentenced on Tuesday to more than seven years in federal prison. The US Attorney’s Office says 24-year-old Tresa Fiedler of LeMars received the prison term after a September...
Trial date moved for man accused of Dakota Dunes murder
ELK POINT, S.D. (KTIV) - The man accused of murdering 23-year-old Jordan “Jordy” Beardshear was in court on Friday, Feb. 23. It was a status hearing that happened at 1:10 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse in Elk Point, South Dakota. At the start of the hearing, an...
Sioux Center pays $500,000 for bunker repairs
SIOUX CENTER—The Ridge Golf Course will undergo sand bunker repairs this spring due to a $500,000 contribution from the city of Sioux Center. The Sioux Center City Council approved the financial support at its Thursday, Feb. 15, meeting during which The Ridge golf director Jon Crane gave and update on the need and presented the financial request.
Sioux Center man sentenced for indecent contact with a child
Sioux Center man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent contact with a child.
Two Hinton wrestling coaches placed on leave
HINTON — Officials at Hinton Community School have confirmed two wrestling coaches were placed on administrative leave. The coaches were sanctioned following an incident involving Hinton wrestlers when the team was competing in the State Dual Wrestling Tournament in Coralville on Feb. 3. As reported in the Feb. 20 issue of the Le Mars Sentinel, some members of the Hinton Community School’s wrestling team are being investigated for assault.
Local National Weather Service offices release spotter training dates in Siouxland
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — As we approach the month of March, we also approach the spring season, and along with spring comes severe weather, from thunderstorms and hail to downbursts and tornadoes. With this severe weather, trained storm spotters play a critical role in helping the National Weather...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Akron as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Lorie Nussbaum – Citizen of the Day
Lorie Nussbaum of Le Mars is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Friday, February 23, 2024. Lorie is with Copper Coin Thrift Store in Le Mars. She may pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut in Le Mars, a long stem rose from Le Mars Hy Vee Floral Department and car wash from 12th Street Touchless or Highway 75 Touchless Auto Wash and Pet Wash.
Sioux Center school board talks safety
SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux Center School District Board of Education discussed further safety considerations during its brief meeting Monday. School resource officer Kyle Munneke was joined by Sioux Center police chief Josh Koedam at the meeting to talk about security funding opportunities and potential future defensive equipment purchases. The discussion...
‘The Foreigner’ hits Postal Playhouse stage
LE MARS — The Le Mars Community Theatre kicks off the 2024 season with “The Foreigner,” a 1984 two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The production dates are Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3, and Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays.
Chamber Boss of the Quarter
Pam Arens was named the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce “Boss of the Quarter” Thursday during an open house event Thursday at McCormack Distributing. Here is the nomination, written by Katie Gerloff:. On behalf of the employees of McCormack Distributing we would like to nominate Pam Arens...
Three local girls finish among top eight at state bowling
WATERLOO — Three of the top eight spots in the Class 2A individual girls state bowling tournament were occupied by local competitors as the field of 32 competed on Monday at Cadillac Lanes. That included Le Mars Community’s Bailey Gill and MMCRU/Remsen St. Mary’s/Cherokee bowlers Breanna Staab and Callie Arens.