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

February 13, 2014 - 6:10 pm - Posted in News

Neal Chase Sioux CenterSioux Center, Iowa — A Sheldon-based lumber and building store with several locations in northwest Iowa has recently added another location.

Greg Weppler with Neal Chase Lumber tells us about their new store in Sioux Center.

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He says the new store is similar to their other stores.

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He tells us about what kind of building products they sell.

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He says they also have a hardware section and they sell Diamond Vogel Paint at the Sioux Center location.

He says the previous staff members were able to keep their jobs after the transfer of ownership.

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Neal Chase Lumber’s main location is in Sheldon, with other stores in Orange City, Primghar, Hospers, Alton, and now Sioux Center as well. The Sioux Center store opened on February 3rd.

February 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemA Sioux Center woman’s Ford was damaged in an accident on Wednesday, February 12th near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at 7:40 am ,20 year-old Katrina Van Lingen was driving northbound on Highway 75, three miles southwest of Hull, in a 2007 Ford Taurus, when she lost control of her vehicle, which then entered the east ditch and struck a line fence. The fence is owned by Randy Westra from Hull.

Van Lingen’s Ford received $2,000.00 damage; damage to the fence is estimated at $100.

There were no injuries reported

February 13, 2014 - 12:29 pm - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemA Rock Valley woman’s Pontiac was damaged in an accident on Wednesday, February 12th near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 7:15 am 22 Year-old Andria Kooienga was driving eastbound on B30, six miles south of Rock Valley, in a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am when she lost control of the vehicle, which then entered the south ditch and came to rest on its side.

Kooienga’s Pontiac received $2,000.00 damage

There were no injuries reported

February 13, 2014 - 12:28 pm - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemA Hawarden man’s Kia was damaged in an accident on  Tuesday, February 11th near near Hawarden.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 4:30 am, 37 Year-old John Kennedy
was driving southbound on K18, three miles northeast of Hawarden, in a 2013 Kia Optima when he struck a deer in the roadway.

Kennedy’s Kia received $2,500.00 damage

There were no injuries reported

off lightbarGranville, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help to find a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday, February 8th.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:30 PM, they investigated a reported hit and run accident that occurred on Maple Street in Granville. The accident had happened just seconds before a witness called it in. The driver allegedly struck a row of mailboxes, left the scene and drove westbound on Highway 10 from Granville. The vehicle is described as a 2002 to 2008 Silver Dodge Ram Quad cab pickup. The damage was to the passenger side headlight and front fender.

If you believe you may know the person involved in this hit and run accident, you are asked to contact the sheriff’s office. If you have knowledge about the crime and wish to remain anonymous you may use the Text-a-Tip program. Directions can be found at siouxcountyheriff.com.

February 11, 2014 - 12:22 pm - Posted in News

Coleman McAllister (middle, wearing red tie)

Orange City, Iowa — Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister has taken another position, and is resigning from his post effective March 30th.

McAllister says he’s taking a position with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office as an Area Prosecutor. He says he’ll be helping county attorneys around the state, especially with complex cases, or in cases where there’s a conflict of interest such as if a county official is a party in a case.

He says his last day as a Sioux County employee will be March 30th, 2014. He begins working for the state on April 1st. McAllister says he and his family plan to move to the Des Moines area at some point, possibly in August.

We have attempted to contact Sioux County Auditor Lois Huitink to ask what the County Board of Supervisors have in mind for selecting McAllister’s replacement, but she has not yet returned our call. McAllister says they can appoint someone to fill the remainder of his term or they can call a special election. He expects they’ll talk about that at their next meeting on Tuesday, February 18th.

When we asked McAllister what effect he thinks his departure will have on the Rochelle Sapp murder case, he told us he didn’t think it would have much of an effect. He does say that the new county attorney would have the option of asking the Attorney General’s office for help, and McAllister expects he would be able to help the new Sioux County Attorney in his official capacity as Area Prosecutor.