September 30, 2011 - 3:10 pm - Posted in News

On Friday, September 30 at 12:15 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kendal Stutz, age 44 of Bellevue, NE for operating while intoxicated, second offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open container of alcohol.


The arrested stemmed from a traffic stop on highway 60 near Alton, IA. Upon further investigation the sheriff’s deputy found Stutz to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Read The Full Story…

September 30, 2011 - 3:05 pm - Posted in News

On Tuesday, September 27, at 10:34 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and 420th street; one mile south of Sioux Center, IA.


John Boer, age 21, of Sioux Center was driving a 1998 Chevy truck southbound on Harrison Avenue. Read The Full Story…

September 30, 2011 - 2:56 pm - Posted in News

It’s finally here! Kindle is now compatible with Overdrive! That means that you can check out ebooks through the library for free and read them on your Kindle!  Go to the library website and click on the “Download Audiobooks & Ebooks” link. That will take you to the WILBOR/Overdrive website. Links along the left side of the screen will help you find your way. Have a question? Stop by the library! We have a pamphlet to help, and we would be more than happy to help you enjoy another resource that the library offers!


We have lots of new non-fiction titles, including Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, the story of a broken Liberian woman, Leymah Gbowee, who realized that women are the ones who suffer most when men are at war and that women working together can be unstoppable.  Gbowee helped organize and lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace which sat in protest, confronted Liberia’s president and warlords, and went on a sex-strike against their husbands, leading the nation to peace. Also read The Reading Promise: my Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma. In this memoir, Ozma recounts the goal she and her father set while she was in elementary school—to read together for 100 consecutive nights, a streak that continued until Ozma left for college. Read about the books she and her librarian father read and the bond they developed as they learned through their time together.


An Orange City man will do some jail time, serve probation, and pay restitution in connection with the theft of lottery tickets.

According to Sioux County Attorney Coleman McCalister’s office, in late November of 2010, the Casey’s General Store in Orange City discovered that 15 lottery scratch-off tickets were missing from their store and Read The Full Story…

September 29, 2011 - 6:14 pm - Posted in News

On Tuesday, September 27, at 2:06 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Teofilo Lopez Morales, age 35 of Worthington, MN and charged him with Forgery and Identity Theft; both are class D felonies.


The investigation was initiated after a woman from Houston, Read The Full Story…

September 29, 2011 - 10:21 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Scheider, age 90, of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, October 1, at 11:00am, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers. The Rev. Dr. Brian Janssen will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Saturday, at 9:45am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

September 26, 2011 - 5:49 pm - Posted in News

The pilot of an experimental airplane was taken to a hospital after the plane crashed near the Le Mars airport Saturday night (9/24).

Authorities report the accident happened about 7 PM. They say the plane apparently encountered trouble shortly after takeoff, and then when the pilot attempted to turn around — that’s when the crash happened. The plane crashed into a cornfield.

According to the Le Mars Fire Chief, The pilot has been identified as 42-year-old Robert Thompkins from Le Mars. He has been released from the hospital.

FAA officials were on scene to investigate today(9/26).

By Scott Van Aartsen

News Director

September 26, 2011 - 5:44 pm - Posted in News

On Monday, September 26, at 12:58 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a farm tractor


accident that occurred in a field, five miles northwest of Hull, IA.


Leroy Dykstra, age 81 of Hull was driving a 1950’s Harry Ferguson tractor up a steep hill while pulling a Read The Full Story…

September 26, 2011 - 5:39 pm - Posted in News

On Sunday, September 25, at 1:08 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported disturbance


at 3310 Hickory Avenue, one mile south of Hull, IA.


Upon further investigation the sheriff’s office found that Sonya Friedrichs, age 49, of Hull had displayed a .22 Read The Full Story…