February 17, 2014 - 1:40 pm - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemA George man’s Ford was damaged in an accident on Friday, February 14th near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 3:45 pm on the 14th, 38 Year-old Vicente Mata was driving northbound on Hickory Avenue, two miles north of Hull, in a 1997 Ford Expedition when he lost control of his vehicle, which then entered the west ditch and rolled.

Mata s Ford received $6,000.00 damage

There were no injuries reported

Mata was cited for failing to maintain control and driving without a driver’s license.

February 17, 2014 - 1:40 pm - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemA Boyden man’s Chevy was damaged in an accident on Saturday, February 15th near Hull

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 11:00 am on the 15th, 17 Year-old Zachary Fedders was driving westbound on Highway 18, one quarter mile east of Hull, in a 2000 Chevy Lumina when he lost control of his vehicle, which then entered the north ditch and rolled.

Fedders’ Chevy received $13,000.00 damage

There were no injuries reported

February 16, 2014 - 8:22 am - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — An Orange City woman is $50,000 richer after claiming a top prize in an Iowa Lottery scratch game.

The lottery reports that Maricela Ramirez De Nuno of Orange City claimed the seventh of 10 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Instantly Rich” instant-scratch game.

Ramirez De Nuno claimed her prize this past week at the lottery’s regional office in Storm Lake. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s General Store in Orange City.

Instantly Rich is a $5 scratch game. If a player reveals a “thumbs up” symbol, they win the prize shown below that symbol. If a player reveals a “chest” symbol, they win double the prize shown below that symbol. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.41.

Three top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Instantly Rich, as well as 10 prizes of $1,000, 33 prizes of $200 and 28 prizes of $100.

Odds of winning the top prize are one in 119,700.

February 15, 2014 - 8:26 am - Posted in News

Ambulance rear blue and whiteRock Valley, Iowa — A Doon man and a Canton, SD man were taken to the hospital after an accdient on Friday, February 14.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about at 1:25 PM, 59-year-old Michael Kooistra, of Doon was driving a 1998 Ford Club Wagon Van eastbound on 300th Street, four miles east of Rock Valley. Fifty-seven-year-old Bruce Day of Canton, SD was driving a 2007 Freightliner truck southbound on Goldfinch Ave.

The vehicles collided in the intersection.

Both drivers were transported to Heeg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by the Rock Valley Ambulance crew.

Kooistra’s van sustained about $8,000 damage. Day’s truck received about $6,000 damage.

The accident remains under investigation.

The Rock Valley Fire, Rescue, and Ambulance Teams assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

drunk driving OWI DWI iStockOrange City — A trip to the courthouse meant a trip to jail for a Rock Valley man.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:30 PM on Thursday, February 13th, Sioux County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 33-year-old Leslie Spaans of Rock Valley on charges of public intoxication, operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, open container and no driver’s license.

The arrest stemmed from an incident at the Sioux County Courthouse in Orange City. Spaans appeared at the Courthouse in an intoxicated state. Deputies at the Courthouse observed Spaans and further investigated the incident. The officers found that Spaans was intoxicated and had driven a vehicle to the Courthouse for a hearing he had that afternoon.

February 14, 2014 - 4:46 pm - Posted in News

NOTICE AND CALL OF COUNCIL MEETING

Governmental Body: The City Council of the
City of Orange City, Iowa

Date of Meeting: February 17, 2014

Time of Meeting: 4:30 o’clock P.M.

Place of Meeting: Council Chambers, City Hall,
125 Central Ave SE
Orange City, Iowa

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above mentioned governmental body will meet at the date, time and place above set out. The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows:

l. Meeting called to order

2. Opening ceremonies

3. Approval of agenda

4. Approval of minutes

5. Financial report

6. Monthly bills

7. 2014-2015 fiscal year budget

Public hearing
Resolution approving 2014-2015 fiscal year budget

8. Water rate ordinance

9. Wastewater rate ordinance

10. Resolution ordering bids, approving plans, specifications and form of contract and related matters for the 2014 Downtown Street Improvements

11. Resolution accepting Electric Distribution Improvements for the Orange City Municipal Utilities

12. Orange City Development Corporation assistance

13. Administrative reports

14. Council comments

15. Adjournment

This notice is given at the direction of the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 28A, Iowa Code, as amended, and the local rules of said governmental body.

_______________________________
Janet Brown, City Clerk of the
City of Orange City, Iowa

February 14, 2014 - 4:27 pm - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemAn Omaha man’s Semi and a Hull man’s semi were damaged in an accident on Thursday, February 13th near Sheldon.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:52 am 25-year-old Johnathon Bettcher of Omaha, NE was eastbound on Highway 18 in a 2007 Freightliner, one mile west of Sheldon. Seventy-seven-year-old Gerrit Vander Zwaag, of Hull, was also eastbound on Highway 18 in a 1998 Freightliner behind the Bettcher truck. Van Der Zwaag, didn’t see the traffic slowing down ahead and struck the Bettcher truck.

According to the report Bettcher complained of minor pain, but refused ambulance services. No other injuries were reported.

Van Der Zwaag’s truck recieved $10,000 damage and Bettcher’s truck received $2,500 damage.

Van Der Zwaag was issued a citation for following too closely.

February 14, 2014 - 10:07 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemA Sioux Center woman’s Chevy was damaged in an accident on Thursday, February 13th near Sioux Center.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after noon on the 13th, 73-year-old Agnes Miedema was driving eastbound on county road B40, two miles west of Sioux Center, in a 2004 Chevy Silverado when she lost control of the vehicle which then entered the south ditch and struck a tree.

Miedema’s Chevy received $6,000.00 damage.

There were no injuries reported

Miedema was cited for failure to maintain control.

February 14, 2014 - 9:57 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemSioux Center — A Sioux Center woman’s Ford was damaged in an accident on Thursday, February 13th near Sioux Center.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 12:15 pm, on the 13th, 43 Year-old Gina Meister was driving northbound on Highway 75 just north of Sioux Center in a 2000 Ford Ranger when she lost control of her vehicle, which then entered the east ditch, struck a guide wire to a power line pole, and rolled. The power line is owned by Mid American energy.

Meister’s Ford received $6,000.00 damage, and the guide wire received $300 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Meister was issued a citation for fail to maintain control.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department.

February 14, 2014 - 9:44 am - Posted in News

Orange City Council Minutes

February 3, 2014

 The City Council of Orange City met in regular session pursuant to adjournment at 4:30 o’clock P.M. with Mayor Deb De Haan presiding. Members present were Rod De Boer, Chad Oolman, Steve Roesner, Mick Snieder, and Earl Woudstra. All members voted aye on the following unless otherwise noted.

Approved the minutes of the January 20, 2014 and January 27, 2014 council meetings.

Held a public hearing to consider the 2014 Downtown Street Improvements. Adopted resolution of necessity. Adopted resolution directing preparation of detailed plans, specifications, form of contract and notice to bidders.

Approved Cannon Moss Brygger as the architect firm for the daycare expansion project.

Approved the first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 775, an ordinance amending the water rates, increasing the rate by 15%.

Approved the first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 776, an ordinance amending the wastewater rates, increasing the rate by 10%.

Approved the renewal application for a Class C Liquor License as submitted by Landsmeer Golf Course.

Approved the renewal application for a Class C Beer Permit as submitted by Dollar General.

Adopted a resolution accepting the Puddle Jumper Trail 5th Addition Lift Station.

Discussed the proposed Frankfort Place Extension. No official action was taken.

The meeting adjourned at 5:49 o’clock P.M.

Janet Brown, City Clerk