February 11, 2016 - 8:22 am - Posted in News

siouxsheriff2Hull, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident in Hull on Tuesday, February 9th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:11 am 41-year-old Jill Christoffels of Hull was driving a 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan eastbound on Milwaukee Road in Hull. Fifty-one-year-old Cindy Erickson of Doon was driving a 2005 Chevrolet bus northbound on Elm Street. According to the report, Erickson turned right onto Milwaukee Road and struck Christoffels in the intersection.

The minivan received $2500 damage; the bus received $100 damage.

No injuries were reported

February 10, 2016 - 1:45 pm - Posted in News

Maurice, Iowa — A dairy building was damaged in a fire on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 near Maurice.Rotating Light FS Wheeler

According to Maurice Fire Chief Jeff Vore, about 5:15 AM, the Maurice Fire Department was called to the report of fire in the ceiling of a milking parlor at Roorda Dairy at 3267 460th Street, a mile north and a mile and a half east of Maurice.

The chief says the fire department did find a fire in the ceiling insulation at that location, and the fire was knocked down by firefighters. The chief says to make sure they got all the hot spots, they used a thermal imaging camera. He says the cause of the fire appeared to have been a malfunction in the furnace.

Vore says they called for assistance from the Orange City Fire Department at about 5:50 AM.

Vore says no injuries were reported.

Chief Vore reports that there was moderate damage to the building.

He says they used less than 500 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about two hours.

February 10, 2016 - 10:52 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookOrange City, Iowa — A South Dakota man and two children were injured in an accident near Orange City on Sunday, February 7th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:45 pm on Sunday, 49-year-old Phillip Schurke of Parker, South Dakota was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus northbound on Jackson Avenue, fore miles north of Orange City. According to the report, Schurke ost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and struck a 2010 GMC Yukon, owned by Chad Vander Veen, of Orange City, that was already stranded in the ditch. No one was in the GMC at the time of the accident.

The Ford received $4000 damage; the GMC received $5000 damage.

Schurke and two passengers, 8-year-old Lily Schurke, and eight-year-old Shane Schurke, both of Parker, South Dakota reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on their own.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Orange City Fire Department and Orange City Ambulance.

February 10, 2016 - 10:52 am - Posted in News

sioux sheriff emblem side of carSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man rolled his vehicle on Monday, February 8th near Sheldon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 1:31 pm on Monday, 23-year-old George Avila of Sheldon was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango eastbound on Highway 18, two miles west of Sheldon. According to the report, Avila lost control of the vehicle, entered the north ditch and rolled.

The Dodge received $6000 damage.

No injuries were reported

February 10, 2016 - 10:52 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center man’s vehicle was damaged after his vehicle rolled on Monday, February 8th near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:38 pm on Monday, 21-year-old Fidel Chilel of Sioux Center was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer northbound on Highway 75, three miles north of Sioux Center. According to the report, Chilel lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and rolled.

The Ford received $5000 damage.

No injuries were reported

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Ambulance and Sioux Center Fire Department.

February 9, 2016 - 3:49 pm - Posted in News

Alton, Iowa — Two men from Omaha were taken to a hospital after an accident on Highway 60 near Alton.Red Ambulance_SVA

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, February 5, about 8:00 PM, 28-year-old Kyle Seggerman, of Omaha, NE was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty northbound on Highway 60, three miles north of Alton when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the median and rolled several times.

The Alton Ambulance took Seggerman and a passenger, 50-year-old Randal Seggerman of Omaha to the Orange City Hospital.

The Jeep sustained approximately $15,000 in damage.

Kyle Seggerman was cited on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that the Alton Fire Department, Alton and Orange City Ambulance crews, and the Orange City Police Department assisted them.

February 9, 2016 - 1:17 pm - Posted in News

Heather BloemendaalRock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman received a 10-year suspended prison sentence after accepting a plea agreement on a charge of Theft in the First Degree.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that 38-year old Heather June Bloemendaal, was sentenced in Sioux County District Court.   Kunstle says the case arose in July of 2015 when her employer, Stone Soup Café in Rock Valley, noticed that the daily deposits were not appearing in their business bank account.  He says further investigation by the Rock Valley Police Department revealed that Bloemendaal had committed theft in the first degree by taking more than $19-thousand between January and July of last year.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Bloemendaal was sentenced to ten years suspended prison on the felony theft charge, placed on probation for four years, is required to reside at the Residential Treatment Facility in Sioux City, and ordered to pay full restitution, according to Kunstle.

February 9, 2016 - 7:31 am - Posted in News

Hull, Iowa — A musical treat is in store in Hull on Tuesday evening, February 9th.music 1

Junior high students from several of the area Christian schools will take part in the event. Western Christian High School will be hosting the Junior High Choir Festival at 7 PM.

Schools participating in the festival include Hull Christian, Doon Christian, Sioux Center Christian, Ireton Christian, Orange City Christian, Inwood Christian, Sheldon Christian, Sanborn Christian, and Rock Valley Christian.

Western’s Development Director Wes Fopma tells us these schools will combine in a mass choir with the Western Christian Chamber Singers for this inspirational concert.

February 8, 2016 - 11:31 am - Posted in News

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdOrange City, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident on Saturday, February 6th in Orange City.

The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 7:24 pm on Saturday, 25-year-old Eva Nevarez Sanchez of Sibley was driving a 2014 Kia Sorento northbound on Albany Place southeast in Orange City. Twenty-eight-year-old Emmanuel Casas of Rock Valley was driving a 2005 Ford Focus northbound on Albany Place southeast behind Nevarez Sanchez. According to the report, Casas was trying to get Nevarez Sanchez to pull over, Casas passed Nevarez Sanchez and pulled in front of the Kia too soon, causing a collision. Casas was upset with Nevarez Sanchez because she was his girlfriend and she had another man with her. Nevarez Sanchez was upset with Casas because she didn’t want anything to do with him anymore.

The Kia received $1500 damage. The Ford received $1000 damage.

No injuries were reported

February 7, 2016 - 9:04 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHawarden, Iowa — A Nebraska man rolled his vehicle near Hawarden on Friday, February 5th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:11 am on Friday, 21-year-old Charles Brahmsteadt of Allen Nebraska was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Highway 12, one mile south of Hawarden. According to the report, Brahmsteadt lost control of the vehicle, entered the west ditch and rolled.

The Chevrolet received $3000 damage.

No injuries were reported

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hawarden Police Department