December 31, 2015 - 9:14 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHull, Iowa – Two vehicles were damaged in an accident in Hull on Tuesday, December 29th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:09 pm on Tuesday, 22-year-old Jasmine Moulton of Hull was driving a 2006 GMC Envoy northbound on Maple Street in Hull. Thirty-eight-year-old Michelle Zomermaand of Hull was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu eastbound on 3rd Street. According to the report, the accident occurred when the two met in the intersection.

The GMC received $1500 damage. The Malibu received $2000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Moulton was cited for failing to obey a yield sign.

December 31, 2015 - 9:08 am - Posted in Sports

Northwestern logoBlake Kamerman has signed a letter of intent to continue his football and baseball career at Northwestern beginning this fall.

Kamerman, the son of Brandon and Erica, is a 6-0 athlete from Sioux Center Community High School.

On the gridiron, Kamerman plays defensive back and slot receiver. He was named an honorable mention defensive back as a junior and a 1st Team All District wide receiver as a senior. This season, Kamerman made 25 tackles, had 174 rushing yards, 436 receiving yards, 421 kick-off return yards, 174 punt return yards, and five touchdowns as a senior.

On the diamond, Kamerman has twice been named First Team All-District and First Team All-Conference, earning the honors after his sophomore and junior seasons. He was also named INA Third Team All-State after his sophomore campaign. Kamerman has hit 0.370 in 150 at bats and has 45 runs scored, 22 RBI, and 16 stolen bases. On the mound, Kamerman is 12-2 with a 1.69 ERA in 100 innings.

Kamerman, a member of the honor roll, will enter Northwestern as an undecided major.

“Blake comes from a great program and has been coached very well by Coach Van Regenmorter and Coach Hardersen,” said head football coach Mat t McCarty. “He will be a great addition to our receiving corp.”

“We are excited for Blake to join us,” said head baseball coach Brian Wede. “Blake has established himself as one of the best baseball players in Northwest Iowa and we look forward to watching him develop as a player for us.

December 30, 2015 - 2:34 pm - Posted in Sports

Spirit 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.

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West Okoboji Lake

Ice conditions: 1-2 inches of snow covered the ice on millers and smiths bay. Use caution while checking for safe ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

East Okoboji Lake

Ice condition: 3-5 inches of snow covered the ice. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

Big Spirit Lake

Ice conditions: 3-5 inches of snow covered the ice. Use caution while on the ice.

Center Lake

Ice conditions: 2-4 inches of snow covered the ice. The aeration system is in use. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

Minnewashta Lake

Ice conditions: 3-4 Inches of snow covered the ice. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Reports of 4 inches of ice this week. Ice thickness varied. Use extreme caution during ice activities. The aeration system is in use.

Ingham Lake

Ice conditions: 3-5 inches of snow covered the ice. The aeration system is in use. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

River levels remain high, as of Wednesday, discharge around Linn Grove is 1060 cfs (97th percentile) and around Correctionville is 2900 cfs (98th percentile).

Five Island Lake

Ice conditions: 2-4 inches of snow covered the ice. The geese have kept a small pocket of the lake open. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

Upper Gar Lake

Ice conditions: 3-5 inches of snow covered the ice. Use caution while on the ice. Bluegill – Fair: A few nice bluegills are being caught on the north end of the lake. Yellow Perch – Slow: Some nice perch have been picked up while bluegill fishing.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Several anglers have picked up some crappie in the Marina; little other fishing information is available at this time. Ice is unsafe; anglers continue to wait for suitable ice. 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.

Scharnberg Pond

Scharnberg Pond will be stocked with trout around noon on January 9th.

December 30, 2015 - 11:06 am - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — A vehicle reported stolen in Orange City over the weekend was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run accident in South Sioux City.
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The Orange City Police Department reports that their officers responded to the area of Frankfort Avenue Southeast in Orange City on Sunday, December 27th to investigate the reports of several car burglaries. They report that none of the vehicles were locked.

Several items were reported stolen from the vehicles, including a CVA Black powder muzzleloader and a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Officers also recovered a stolen van from Sioux City that had been located at the Dover Alliance Church on the same night.

Also reported Sunday morning was a stolen vehicle which had been located on First Street Northeast in Orange City, and was later reported to have been involved in a hit and run accident in South Sioux City.

The Orange City Police Department continues their investigation into the incidents.

December 30, 2015 - 6:23 am - Posted in News

sioux county sheriff emblemHull, Iowa — A Hull man’s vehicle ended up in a creek in Hull on Sunday, December 27th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:33 am, 21-year-old Bryce Veldman was driving a 2000 Chevrolet 2500 pickup southbound on Division Street in Hull. According to the report, Veldman lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and came to rest in a creek

The pickup received $1500 damage.

No injuries were reported

December 30, 2015 - 6:20 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHull, Iowa — Two vehicles collided at an intersection on Tuesday, December 29th near Hull.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:04 am on Tuesday, 51-year-old Brent Ter Hark of Hull was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on 310th Street, three miles northwest of Hull. Thirty-six-year-old Deborah Webb of St. Joseph, Missouri was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz southbound on Highway 75. According to the report, Ter Hark failed to stop for the stop sign at Highway 75 and struck Webb.

The Impala received $3,000 damage; the Cruz received $8,000 damage.

No injuries were reported

December 29, 2015 - 7:29 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Mariann Utech, age 92, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, January 2, at 10:00am, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. The Rev. Bob Rook will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Rest Haven Memorial Park near Le Mars. Visitation will be the half hour before the service on Saturday at the care center.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

The Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City is in charge of arrangements.

December 28, 2015 - 10:43 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Douglas Reuvers, age 49, of rural Boyden, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015, at his farm home.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, December 30, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church in Boyden. The Rev. David Poppen and the Rev. Craig Broek will officiate. Interment will follow at the Sheridan Township Cemetery near Boyden. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at the CHURCH.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

December 28, 2015 - 10:01 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookSioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center man was injured in an accident near Sioux Center on Thursday, December 24th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:05 pm on the 24th, 69-year-old Robert Wobbema of Sioux Center was driving a 2011 Ford F-150 southbound on Highway 75, one mile south of Sioux Center. Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Sims of Sioux Center was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Highway 75, behind Wobbema. According to the report, Wobbema slowed to turn left onto 420th Street and Sims struck Wobbema.

The Ford received $3000 damage. The Impala received $5,000 damage.

Wobbema reported minor injuries and refused further medical treatment.

December 28, 2015 - 9:55 am - Posted in News

deer_sxcRock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman hit a deer on Friday, December 25th near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:08 pm, 79-year-old Betty Vanden Bos was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse eastbound on Highway 18, two miles west of Rock Valley. According to the report, she struck a deer on the roadway.

The Chevrolet received $3000 damage.

No injuries were reported.