October 30, 2015 - 1:10 pm - Posted in News

Sioux Center LogoSioux Center, Iowa — When Sioux Center voters go to the polls this coming Tuesday they’ll be asked to decide if the City should issue $4 million in General Obligation Capital Loan Notes for “aiding, planning and undertaking an urban renewal project which will involve the study, planning, design and construction of the US Highway #75 Enhanced Four Lane Improvement Project.”

In an attempt to inform Sioux Center voters, the City of Sioux Center has released a series of Frequently Asked Questions, of FAQ’s, about the project.

The FAQ’s, and their answers, cover such topics as:

  • Why is the city looking at enhancing Highway 75?
  • How can safety be incorporated into Highway 75?
  • How will an enhanced 4-lane improve efficiency?
  • How will appearance be addressed?
  • Will this project raise taxes?
  • What is the timetable?
  • What will happen to downtown parking?
  • What is the city doing to help residents who live on Highway 75?
  • What about the aging utilities under the highway?

These questions were answered in the FAQ document released by the City of Sioux Center.  Just click here to see these questions and answers. (document will open in a new window.)

October 29, 2015 - 4:27 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Boaters should use caution around the dredge barge, booster pump barge, and pipeline. Walleye regulations for Storm Lake are three fish per day, all fish between 17 and 22 inches must be released and only one over 22 inches may be kept. Walleye – Fair: Anglers are having success in the shallower areas near east shore. Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers are catching catfish near shore. White Bass – Fair: White bass are being caught on shad, crawlers, and crankbaits.

Clear Lake

Yellow Bass – Good: Anglers have been having action near the Baptist Camp area and the MacIntosh swim beach fishing with cut bait. The rock humps by the State Dock area on the north shore have been producing yellows and an occasional walleye. Yellows seem to want a slow moving bait rather than a still bait. Walleye – Fair: A few walleyes are being caught while slow drifting for yellows bass. Yellow Perch – Fair: Some perch have been caught near the south Ventura jetty.

Big Spirit Lake

Walleye – Fair: Evening bite from shore is producing walleyes, but it has slowed the past week. Jigs tipped with minnows work best.

East Okoboji Lake

Walleye – Fair: Fishing near the bridges in late evening/night with jigs tipped with plastic or minnows has been producing walleyes above and below the slot. Casting crankbaits has also been producing fish. Yellow Bass – Good: Large numbers of yellow bass are being caught near East Okoboji beach near the boat docks. Fish vary in size. Throw soft plastic shad for them. Anglers fishing under the Highway 9 bridge and the narrows are also catching numbers of yellows using small jigs tipped with soft plastics.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Walleye – Fair: A few walleye have been picked up on the north side of the lake. Use jigs tipped with minnows or soft plastics.

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Anglers have been catching decent numbers of fish in Smiths and Haywards bay along the weed line. Pilkie style lures tipped with Belgium worms or maggots seems to work the best.

October 29, 2015 - 1:37 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwestern logoOrange City, Iowa — Christian Korver has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College next year.

Korver is a 6’4” shooting guard/wing who has lettered three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley basketball team heading into his senior season. Korver earned first team all-conference honors after averaging 14 points, 4.5 rebounds and nearly two assists per game as a junior. He drained a team-high 66 three-pointers, shooting 48% from beyond the arc, in helping his team to an 18-4 overall record. Korver netted over 12 points per game and made 70 three-pointers as a sophomore. Also a state qualifier in track and field, Korver is a member of the National Honor Society and honor roll. He is the son of Kris and Ann.

“As a coach, I am excited to have a player like Christian join us,” commented head coach Kris Korver. “Christian is a very good shooter with a strong work ethic. He has played on some excellent teams at MOC-Floyd Valley and has been coached well throughout his career. Christian will be a real asset to the Red Raider basketball program. As a father, I am thrilled to see Christian choose to attend Northwestern College. It is a blessing to know that Christian will be surrounded by an awesome community of people.”

October 29, 2015 - 10:50 am - Posted in Sports

nighthawk logo

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley defeated Bishop Heelan 24-16 at Memorial Field in Sioux City Wednesday night.

The Nighthawks would force a Heelan turnover on downs and would start their first drive of the game at the Crusader 33 yard line. Kyle Van Ginkel would haul in the 7 yard reception for the TD, making it 6-0 Nighthawks with 7:02 left in the 1st. The Nighthawks would again capitalize on a Crusader turnover when Dalton Moser Intercepted a Mekhi Biachini pass. The very next play Shane Solberg would be on the receiving end of a 31 yard touchdown reception from Brett Moser. Late in the 1st it was 12-0 BHRV.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley would find the endzone one more time in the first half. With 3:25 left in the half, Brett Moser would throw his 3rd TD pass of the night, this time to Myles Van Maanen from 10 yards out. That touchdown was set up by a Shane Solberg 51 yard catch and run. Late in the first half it was 18-0 Nighthawks. Heelan would return the ensuing kickoff to the BHRV 30, but would only come away with a Jason Sloniker 20 yard field goal. At halftime it was 18-3 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley.

Heelan would be the first to get points in the 2nd half. After blocking a Nighthawk punt, the Crusaders would settle for another field goal deep in BHRV territory. Sloniker would hit another one from 38 yards. Midway through the 3rd was 18-6 Nighthawks. Myles Van Maanen would find the endzone on the ground from 3 yards out late in the 3rd quarter. Kyle Van Ginkel was key in the drive, converting a 4th and 6 with a 14 yard reception. With just over a minute left in the 3rd, it was 24-6 BHRV. Heelan would respond on the very next drive. Mekhi Biachini would find Jackson Boever for the 62 yard touchdown pass. Heading into the 4th quarter, it was 24-13.

Heelan and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley would trade possessions throughout the 4th quarter, and the Crusaders would put up their 3rd field goal of the night with 3:18 to play, and push the score to 24-16. Bishop Heelan would again have the ball late in the 4th, but Biachini would be picked off by Myles Van Maanen. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley would run out the clock and come away victorious 24-16.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley improves to 8-2 overall and will play Monday night in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Bishop Heelan ends their season at 8-2.

October 28, 2015 - 4:34 pm - Posted in Obituaries

LaMeyer, LavernVern H. Meyer, age 87 of Boyden, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. His funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 31, at the Parkview Assembly of God Church in Sheldon, with Pastor Kenneth Snyder officiating.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa.

Visitation will be Friday, October 30, after 4 P.M., with family present from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 6:00 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden is charge of arrangements for 87-year old LaVern Meyer of Boyden..

Online memorial condolences may be sent to: vanderploegfunerals.com

October 28, 2015 - 11:48 am - Posted in News

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8A Hull woman was taken to the hospital after striking cattle on Tuesday, October 27th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 9:00 pm, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a motorist saying there were numerous black cattle on the roadway on A-34. While they were on route, Johanna Helena Van Beek of Hull was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion eastbound on A-34. According to the report, She did not see the cattle on the roadway and struck three of the cattle.

The Ford received $4000 damage. The value of the three dead cattle were valued at $4200.

Van Beek was not injured in the accident but was taken to Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley by private vehicle as a precaution.

Lyon county Deputies were assisted on scene by Lyon County Ambulance, Alvord Fire Department, and Inwood Rescue.

football 1Northwest Iowa — The first round of the Iowa Football Playoffs begin Wednesday night. On KIWA FM 105.3 we’ll bring you Boyden Hull Rock Valley at Sioux City Heelan. Pregame begins at 6:05 with the Radio Iowa Scouting Report. Kick off is set for 7:00.

The Nighthawks come in at 7-2 with the Crusaders coming in at 8-1. The regular season meeting was an offensive shoot out that went to Heelan 49-35 back on October 2nd in the seasons 6th week down in Sioux City. Both teams come in with a lot of momentum. Boyden Hull Rock Valley finished the year with a 53-35 win over Denison Schleswig while Heelan wrapped up the year with a 65-12 win over LeMars.

The Heelan offense is led by sophomore Sabein Clark who has rushed for 1560 yards and 19 touchdowns. Senior Miles Van Maanen leads a more diversified Nighthawk offense with 1060 yards and 14 touchdowns during the regular season.

Nighthawks head coach Corey Brandt feels defending the Crusaders begins with Clark.

As far as the keys to the game it’s fundamentals and play makers will need to be play makers.

After watching film of the first meeting and recent Boyden Hull Rock Valley games head coach Jerry Steffen of the Crusaders said the Nighthawks are who they thought they were.

Turnovers nearly cost Heelan in a 10-7 win over Storm Lake. Eliminating mistakes Wednesday night will be a top priority.


Justin and Jon will bring you the action on KIWA FM 105.3. We’ll stream from the website as well at www.kiwaradio.com.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Biola (Calif.) clinches top spot again in the eighth edition of the 2015 Tachikara-NAIA naia_logoVolleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has the most schools appearing in the Top 25 Poll including: No. 8 Dordt (Iowa), No. 11 Midland (Neb.), No. 12 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 16 Concordia (Neb.) and No. 20 Hastings (Neb.)

1 1 Biola (Calif.) (17) 22-2 588
2 2 Missouri Baptist (4) 28-3 575
3 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 25-3 553
4 7 Viterbo (Wis.) 31-4 522
5 4 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 23-5 495
6 5 Columbia (Mo.) 21-7 482
7 8 Vanguard (Calif.) 17-4 480
8 6 Dordt (Iowa) 20-4 462
9 9 Park (Mo.) 19-6 441
10 11 Eastern Oregon 21-2 430
11 10 Midland (Neb.) 23-3 391
12 12 Northwestern (Iowa) 23-5 371
13 13 Evangel (Mo.) 33-3 366
T14 18 Georgetown (Ky.) 23-4 350
T14 14 Southern Oregon 20-2 350
16 15 Concorida (Neb.) 23-3 305
17 16 Westmont (Calif.) 17-5 273
18 17 Lourdes (Ohio) 22-0 268
19 19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 20-8 246
20 21 Hastings (Neb.) 20-6 243
21 20 Coastal Georgia 21-3 216
22 22 Madonna (Mich.) 25-5 174
23 23 Indiana Wesleyan 24-7 162
24 25 Grand View (Iowa) 20-11 140
25 RV Wayland Baptist (Texas) 23-6 87

Dropped from the Top 25: Oklahoma City

Others receiving votes: College of Idaho 63, The Master’s (Calif.) 61, Oklahoma City 57, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 56, Jamestown (N.D.) 40, Doane (Neb.) 36, IU Kokomo 34, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 19, Mobile (Ala.) 17, Bellevue (Neb.) 13, Great Falls (Mont.) 12, St. Catharine (Ky.) 11, Ashford (Iowa) 10, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 8, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 7, Warner (Fla.) 3, Carroll (Mont.) 3

^Based off Coaches’ Poll from Oct. 20, 2015

October 27, 2015 - 11:01 am - Posted in Sports

football 1In the Final Regular Season Radio Iowa High School Football Poll, Sergeant Bluff-Luton edges up to the 8 spot while Sioux City Heelan gets back into the 3A rankings at #9. In 2A Spirit Lake retains their 3 ranking, and Western and Hinton are at 8 and 9 in class 1A. West Sioux remains at #3 in Class A and in Eight-man MMC keeps at #3 .

Class 4A
1. Dowling Catholic (8-0), LW #1 vs DSM Lincoln
2. Bettendorf (9-0), LW #2 vs Davenport North
3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (9-0), LW #3 vs Clinton
4. Ankeny (8-1), LW #4 vs Indianola
5. Cedar Rapids Washington (8-1), LW #5 vs Cedar Falls
6. WDM Valley (7-2), LW #6 vs Ames
7. Waukee (7-2), LW #7 vs Sioux City East
8. Ankeny Centennial (7-2), LW #9 vs DSM East
9. Johnston (7-2), LW #10 vs DSM Hoover
10.Urbandale (6-3), LW (X) vs Lewis Central

Class 3A
1. Pella (9-0), LW #1 vs Fairfield
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (8-0), LW #2 vs Waverly-Shell Rock
3. West Delaware (9-0), LW #3 vs Benton
4. Webster City (9-0), LW #5 vs Humboldt
5. Harlan (8-1), LW #7 vs Creston
6. Norwalk (8-1), LW #6 vs Bondurant-Farrar
7. Independence (8-1), LW #8 vs Decorah
8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (8-1), LW #9 vs Spencer
9. Sioux City Heelan (8-1), LW (X) vs Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10.Davenport Assumption (7-2), LW (X) vs Dubuque Wahlert

Class 2A
1. Albia (9-0), LW #1 vs Iowa Falls-Alden
2. South Tama (9-0), LW #2 vs Carroll Kuemper
3. Spirit Lake (9-0), LW #3 vs Sioux Center
4. Anamosa (9-0), LW #4 vs CMB Baxter
5. North Fayette Valley (7-2), LW #6 vs Cascade
6. Waukon (8-1), LW #7 vs Union
7. Aplington-Parkersburg (7-2), LW #5 vs Clear Lake
8. Central Lee (8-1), LW #9 vs Mediapolis
9. Mount Vernon (7-2), LW (X) vs Dyersville Beckman
10.PCM (Monroe) (7-2), LW (X) vs Mid-Prairie

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (8-1), LW #1 vs Bellevue
2. West Branch (9-0), LW #3 vs Columbus Jct.
3. Underwood (9-0), LW #4 vs Interstate-35
4. Saint Ansgar (8-1), LW #5 vs Jesup
5. South Central Calhoun (8-1), LW #6 vs Missouri Valley
6. Van Meter (8-1), LW #7 vs Manson NW Webster
7. Dike-New Hartford (8-1), LW #2 vs Central Springs
8. Western Christian (7-2), LW #8 vs West Lyon
9. Hinton (8-1), LW #10 vs Emmetsburg
10.Panorama (8-1), LW (X) vs Ogden

Class A
1. BGM (Brooklyn) (9-0), LW #1 vs Danville
2. Algona Garrigan (9-0), LW #2 vs AGWSR
3. West Sioux (9-0), LW #3 vs Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto
4. Logan-Magnolia (8-1), LW #4 vs Woodbury Central
5. Denver (8-1), LW #5 vs Mason City Newman
6. Audubon (8-1), LW #6 vs Lawton-Bronson
7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-2), LW #7 vs East Buchanan
8. Winfield-Mt. Union (9-0), LW #8 vs North Linn
9. Mount Ayr (7-2), LW (X) vs Bedford
10.Belmond-Klemme (7-2), LW (X) @ Pleasantville

1. Newell-Fonda (9-0), LW #1 vs Harris-Lake Park
2. Don Bosco (7-0), LW #2 vs Springville
3. MMC (Marcus) (8-0), LW #3 vs Kingsley-Pierson
4. Glidden-Ralston (8-0), LW #4 vs Stanton
5. Janesville (8-0), LW #5 vs Meswaki Settlement
6. Central Elkader (9-0), LW #6 vs Tripoli
7. Lenox (9-0), LW #7 vs Twin Cedars
8. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (8-1), LW #8 vs North Iowa
9. Moravia (9-0), LW #9 vs Murray
10.Fremont-Mills (8-1), LW #10 vs East Union