Three Sheldon men charged after fighting
SHELDON—Three Sheldon men were arrested about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, June 4, on a charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness. The arrest of 19-year-old Omar Javier Ramirez Escobar, 25-year-old Edgar Ubaldo Morales Lopez and 20-year-old Genry Marvin Morales Lopez stemmed from an incident at their residence at 1708 E. Ninth St., according to the Sheldon Police Department.
Genesis House brings newness to residents
ORANGE CITY, Iowa (KELO) — Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by their partner. Those fleeing domestic violence or facing homelessness can turn to the Genesis House in Orange City, Iowa. At Genesis House, residents can find a new beginning. “The idea of Genesis, newness. New start...
Orange City teen arrested on OWI charge
ORANGE CITY—An 18-year-old Orange City resident was arrested about 12:35 a.m. Sunday, May 28, on a charge of first-offense operating while under the influence. The arrest of Darian Karl Heronemus stemmed from the stop of a 2003 Buick Regal for an equipment violation on the 100 block of Albany Place Southeast, according to the Orange City Police Department.
Woman assaults deputies during her arrest
ROCK RAPIDS—A 43-year-old Rock Rapids woman was arrested about 8:10 p.m. Saturday, June 3, for marijuana and multiple charges of assaulting deputies. The arrest of Shiloh Bo Clarice Drake stemmed from a call to check on her welfare, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Drake was found...
Ireton Woman Taken To Hospital After Rolling Her Vehicle
Ireton, Iowa — An Ireton woman was taken to a hospital after an accident on Thursday morning, June 8. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:25 a.m., 25-year-old Mallie Sauer of Ireton was driving a 2023 Hyundai Tucson southbound on Dipper Avenue, about four miles southwest of Ireton, when she drove off the roadway and lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled.
Sheldon man jailed for trespassing, more
SHELDON—A 63-year-old Sheldon man was arrested three times in a six-day span on trespassing charges at three locations in Sheldon. Douglas P. Kooistra initially was arrested about 9 a.m. Sunday, May 28, on charges of first-offense trespassing and fifth-degree criminal mischief, according to the Sheldon Police Department. His arrest...
Development Of Former Bethel Site Hits Roadblock
Sheldon, Iowa — At their Wednesday meeting this week, the Sheldon City Council was given an update on the status of the development of the property that formerly was home to Bethel Reformed Church. City Manager Sam Kooiker says the project has hit another roadblock, and is now on...
EMERALD ASH BORER FOUND IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY
THE EMERALD ASH BORER HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN PLYMOUTH COUNTY FOR THE FIRST TIME. INSECT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED BY THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP FROM AN ASH TREE IN REMSEN AFTER AN AREA TREE SERVICE ALERTED THE DEPARTMENT OF A TREE WITH SYMPTOMS OF AN INFESTATION. PLYMOUTH...
Trespasser in Hawarden found to be wanted
HAWARDEN—A 23-year-old Hawarden man was arrested about 4:20 p.m. Friday, June 2, on a charge of first-offense trespassing. The arrest of Eric Misael Topete stemmed from him trespassing on Dollar General property in Hawarden, according to the Hawarden Police Department. Topete also was arrested on a Sioux County warrant...
Arrested for playing with kids on tracks
SHELDON—A 26-year-old Sheldon woman was arrested about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, on charges of first-offense trespassing, two counts of child endangerment and providing false identification information. The arrest of Sintia Rosalia De Leon-Matias stemmed from her playing with her children on railroad tracks near Second Avenue and Railroad...
Bruce Jellema – Citizen of the Day
Bruce Jellema of Alton is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Bruce is owner of Jellema Construction. He 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 approves library renovation
SIOUX CENTER—The Sioux Center Public Library received unanimous support Monday from the Sioux Center City Council to remodel parts of its interior later this year. The goal of the estimated $436,232 project is to add a children’s STEM room, more study rooms and a programming room within the library’s existing walls.
Estherville Man Arrested on Warrants After Trying to Flee From Sheldon Police on Bicycle
(Estherville)--An Estherville man wanted on warrants faces an additional charge after fleeing a deputy on a bicycle last month in Sheldon. The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Eric Schwager was recognized by a deputy in the west Casey’s General Store in Sheldon on May 22nd. The deputy knew Schwager was wanted on O’Brien County warrants for possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, 3rd or subsequent offense and gathering where controlled substances are used.
Counting Down The Hours To RiseFest 2023
Sheldon, Iowa — The final preparations are being made for this weekend’s annual Christian music festival in Sheldon — RiseFest. Rise Ministries Founder and President Rob Roozeboom tells us they’ve got a lot to do by Friday afternoon. He says their prayer is that they can...
Young named 2023 Middle Level Principal of the Year
(Marcus-Remsen) -- A KMAland native has received statewide recognition for their work in educational administration. MMCRU School District PreK-8 Principal Toby Young has been named the School Administrators of Iowa's 2023 Middle-Level Principal of the Year. An Essex native, Young graduated from Essex High School in 1997 and earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Northwest Missouri State University and a master's in educational administration from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Young started his teaching career as a K-12 physical education teacher with the Farragut School District and was also a teacher and coach at Fremont-Mills before spending the past 10 years in northwest Iowa at MMCRU in Remsen as a 6-12 grade and PreK-8 principal. Young tells KMA News he was honored to be recognized by his peers across the state.
Hospers teen driver cited for marijuana
SHELDON—An 18-year-old Hospers resident was cited about 6:45 a.m. Thursday, May 25, in Sheldon on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The citing of Cameron Benjamin Sorensen stemmed from the stop of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup for window tint on 16th...
Arrest Made After Traffic Stop for Forged ID and Barred License near Sioux Center
Mayco Martin-Martin, 19, was arrested by the Sioux County Sheriff's Office for driving with a barred license and providing false identification information after being stopped for a traffic violation.
KLEM News for Thursday, June 8
The 35th Annual World Pork Expo is in its second day at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Plymouth County Pork Producer Bill Tentinger says he goes to the Expo every year to learn new things…. He also gets to rub shoulders with fellow pork producers. It’s a time...
Sports Schedule For Friday June 9th
Sheldon woman jailed for OWI after crash
SHELDON—A 29-year-old Sheldon woman was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, on a charge of first-offense operating while under the influence. The arrest of Reina Chavez Lopez stemmed from her being found in a 2016 Ford Focus in a ditch along the 300 block of North Washington Avenue in Sheldon about 6:10 a.m. Saturday, April 29, according to the Sheldon Police Department.
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