MOC logoMOC Floyd Valley was one stroke better than Sibley Ocheyedan Monday in a Siouxland Conference boys golf meet hosted by George Little Rock. The Dutch shot a team total 165 with the Generals at 166.

Medalist honors went to Ryan Christy of MOC Floyd Valley at 38. He finished one shot ahead of Tyler Ohl of Okoboji who carded a 39. Ben De Muth of Okoboji, Scott Westra of Rock Valley and Ethan Mino of Sibley Ocheyedan all came in at 40.

The Dutch scorecard was led by Christy at 38. Brett Bomgaars and Brendon Foughty were both at 41. Brandon Siebesma shot a 45 with both Spencer Kelley and Colin Pennings carding rounds of 46.

 

Team Totals:

1. MOC Floyd Valley 165
2. Sibley Ocheyedan 166
3. Okoboji 169
4. Boyden Hull 173
5. Rock Valley 174
6. West Lyon 175
7. Sioux Center 176
8. Central Lyon 182
9. Sheldon 190
10. G-LR 215

April 30, 2013 - 5:57 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. David Mouw, age 57, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, May 3, at 2:00pm, at the Maurice Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Donald De Kok, and the Rev. Harlan De Jong will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Friday, at 12:45pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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

April 27, 2013 - 4:26 pm - Posted in Obituaries

carvellMr. Carvell Pearson, age 60, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital and Health Center.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, April 30, at 2:00pm, at the New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Orange City. The Rev. Jeffrey Whitt will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

April 26, 2013 - 12:10 pm - Posted in Obituaries

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Mrs. Gloria De Jong, age 76, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, April 29, at 10:00am, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Aldon Kuiper will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Sunday, with the family present from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

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Team Results:
1 MOC-FV 193
2 Sheldon 208
3 Okoboji 210
4 Sibley-O 213
5 Boyden-Hull 221
6 Sioux Center 230
7 West Lyon 236
8 Central Lyon 238
9 Rock Valley 260
George-Little Rock DNC

Medalists:
1 Alex Mankle (Okoboji) 41
2 Kenzie Mulder (MOC-FV) 47
3 Bri VanRavenswaay(MOC-FV) 47 *ties determined by handicap holes
4 Carrie Wahlstrom (Sheldon) 47
5 Kalyn Root (MOC-FV) 48
6 Jurnea Harberts (Sibley-O) 48

April 24, 2013 - 5:42 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Johanna Kleinwolterink, age 91, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 pm, at the First Reformed Church in Orange City.  The Rev. Mark Haverdink 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 1:30 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the funeral home.

April 24, 2013 - 10:37 am - Posted in Sports

Northwesstern logoColin Bolkema of Boyden and David De Haan of Alton have signed letters of intent to continue their basketball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Bolkema is a 6’1” guard who played four years for Boyden-Hull High School. The multi-sports standout averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and nearly two assists, earning all-conference honors as a senior. Bolkema ranked second on the team with 32 three-pointers and helped lead the Comets to back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013. Bolkema also earned all-conference honors in football and baseball and plans to major in business or education at Northwestern. He is the son of Rod and Lori.

 
“Colin is a great young man who works hard and loves to compete,” commented Korver. “He has been coached well and is a proven winner. Colin shoots the ball well and we are excited that Colin is joining us at Northwestern.”

DeHaan is a 6’0” guard who played two years for MOC-Floyd Valley High School. DeHaan averaged eight points, 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 56% from the field as a senior. He helped lead the Dutch to a third place finish at the state tournament and a 20-5 overall record. An academic all-conference selection, DeHaan plans to major in business at Northwestern. He is the son of Doug and Pam.

 
“David is a quality young man who is an excellent defender and a tough competitor,” commented Korver. “He has been coached well and knows how to win. We are excited to have David join the Red Raider basketball family.”

Northwesstern logoRafael Sanchez of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Northwestern College

Sanchez, who will also play football for the Red Raiders, plans to major in accounting at Northwestern. He is the son of Gumaro and Maria. Sanchez will be joining his brother Leo on the men’s soccer team and has been a two-year starter at the central midfield position for MOC-FV high School.

“We are excited that Rafael has chosen to attend Northwestern College this fall,” said head coach Dan Swier. “He comes from a great family and is familiar with the program because his brother Leo plays soccer here as well. We are looking forward to the contributions he will make during his time here.”

basketballThe Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors met this past Saturday in Huxley. Coaches of the year, in their respective classes, were voted on at that time. Northwest Iowa’s strong showing at both the girl’s and boys State Tournaments resulted in numerous awards.

On the Girl’s side co-coaches Dan Kruse and Bruce Eckenrod of State Champion Central Lyon took 1A honors. In 2A Bill Harmsen of two time champion Western Christian was named. The 3A coach of the year is Mallory Youngblout of Davenport Assumption. In 4A Tom Lilly of Cedar Rapids Xavier and in 5A Tracy Dailey of Southeast Polk earned the honors.

Boy’s coaches of the year included Bill Francis who has guided Boyden Hull to back to back 1A titles. In 2A Claude Struve who led Sheldon to their first state title earned the honors. Coach of the year in 3A is Nate Steege of Waverly-Shell Rock with Steve Bergman of Iowa City West named coach of the year in 4A.

Police lightbar chaseCarnes, Iowa — A California man was arrested on Sunday (4/21) near Alton after he allegedly led deputies on a high-speed chase.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:15 PM, they arrested 35-year-old Alex Dzhuga of Camarillo, California.Dzhuga

Dzhuga was observed traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 60 near Hospers. Dzhuga led deputies on a pursuit before being forced to stop by the Iowa State Patrol on Highway 60, five miles southwest of Orange City.

Dzhuga was charged with attempting to elude law enforcement, reckless driving and speeding.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.