October 31, 2016 - 11:19 pm - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — A Matlock man recently convicted of sexual assault has been sentenced to ten years in prison.
Sioux County Courthouse Justice Statue
Court records say Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30-year-old Daren Thomas Leikvold of Matlock at his home on April 12, 2016. Court records say he was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old on two separate occasions. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in October of last year, and in January of this year.

Judge Duane Hoffmeyer found Leikvold guilty on one count of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree. in a bench trial.

According to court records, on Monday, October 31st, 2016, Leikvold was sentenced to a 10-year prison term with credit for time served. A $1000 fine and surcharge was suspended. Hoffmeyer ruled that Leikvold must register as a sex offender, provide a DNA sample for profiling, and upon release from prison, he will be under supervised parole for the rest of his life.

Unity Christian High School Annual Open House Event
November 22nd 2016 
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 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Unity Christian High School
216 Michigan Ave. SW
Orange City, IA 51041
Contact: 712-737-4114 or www.unitychristian.net
Parents, future, and current high school age students visit us at our open house! The open house will allow you to tour the school, meet students, parents and staff through a variety of optional breakout sectionals.  Come learn about the value of an education centered on a biblical worldview.
Can’t Make it November 22?
Call to set up a tour 712-737-4114
October 28, 2016 - 10:18 pm - Posted in Sports

nighthawk logoHull, Iowa — The #2 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks rushed for over 400 yards as a team to a 49-10 victory over the Titans of South Central Calhoun at A.R. Hesla Field in Hull on Friday night. The Nighthawks will travel to Denison to play Carroll Kuemper Catholic who defeated Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 21-20.

The Nighthawks were the first to put points up on the board. Coming off of a Titans turnover-on-downs, Brett Moser reached across the goal line for the 1 yard QB keeper touchdown. With 2:39 left in the first, BHRV was up 7-0. Less than a minute later, South Central Calhoun responded with a Kody Case 65 yard touchdown run, making 7-7 late in the opening period. The Titans scored early in the 2nd quarter. Zane Neubaum put up a 30 yard field goal through the uprights to make 10-7 Titans, their only lead of the game. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley responded with a barrage of scoring before halftime. Mitchell Diekevers was on the receiving end of a 5 yard Moser touchdown pass, Jacob Schafer found a hole and sprinted to the endzone from 39 yards out, Moser again snuck the ball across the goal line from 1 yard out, and after an onside kick, Shane Solberg found the edge from 30 yards out for the score. Heading into halftime it was 35-10 Nighthawks.

The Nighthawks added two more scores in the 2nd half. Following a Kendrick Van Kekerix interception, Shane Solberg crossed the goal line from 11 yards out, and in at relief quarterback, JT Van’t Hul found Isaac Munoz for the 9 yard touchdown pass and the Nighthawks came away with the 49-10 victory.

The Nighthawks improve to 9-1 on the year and travel to Denison to take on Carroll Kuemper Catholic on Friday, November 4th in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

South Central Calhoun ends their year at 7-3.

October 27, 2016 - 6:07 pm - Posted in Sports

football 3Northwest Iowa — Iowa high school football playoffs open Friday night in all classes across the state. Our broadcast game comes your way from Hesla Field in Hull on KIWA FM 105.3. Boyden Hull Rock Valley opens the playoffs against South Central Calhoun.

The Nighthawks are 8-1 on the season coming off a 28-14 win over Central Lyon George Little Rock in a game that decided the 2A District 1 title. South Central Calhoun closed out a 7-2 season with a 49-6 win over East Sac County to finish second in District 2. As it turned out Kuemper Catholic would win the District 2 title with a 35-22 win over the Titans back in week 6 of the season. The Titans are on a 3 game winning streak while the Nighthawks dropped a 20-19 decision to Class 1A playoff qualifier West Lyon in week two and have not lost since. They are riding a 7 game winning streak.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley is led by a trio of seniors on offense. Quarterback Brett Moser has completed 109-of-178 passes for 1680 yards, 22 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions. He’s averaging 15.4 yards per completion. His leading receiver has been Shane Solberg with 33 catches for 695 yards and 12 touchdown. He’s averaging 21.1 yards per catch. The leading rusher has been Jacob Schafer with 93 carries for 733 yards and 9 touchdowns averaging 7.9 yards per carry.

The Titans counter with junior Hunter Muhlbaur who has passed for 1262 yards completing 61-of-120 attempts for 17 touchdowns against just 4 interceptions. His leading receiver has been senior Kody Case with 30 receptions for 686 yards and 11 touchdown averaging 22.9 yards per catch. Case is also the leading rusher for South Central Calhoun with 76 carries for 682 yards for another 10 touchdowns on the ground. He’s averaged 9 yards per carry on the season.

Defensively the Nighthawks have picked off 19 passes and have forced 13 fumbles. The Titans counter with 11 interceptions and 9 forced fumbles heading into the playoffs.

The Titans offense jumps out at Nighthawks Head Coach Cory Brandt.

Brandt feels the game will come down to which team is more fundamentally sound.

South Central Calhoun Head Coach Bryan Case summed up the Nighthawks this way.

Case feels ball control and time of possession will be the big key.

Jon and Justin have the call from Hesla Field in Hull on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame begins with the Radio Iowa Scouting Report at 6:05 with the opening kick off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.

The winner moves on to the quarterfinals next Friday night against the winner of Kuemper Catholic and Central Lyon George Little Rock. That first rounder is being played at Denison.

October 27, 2016 - 11:14 am - Posted in News

Sheldon, Iowa — Republicans from a six-county region of northwest Iowa will be on hand for a major fundraising event Saturday night (October 29th) at the Lifelong Learning and Rec Center on the campus of Northwest Iowa Community College.

Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Kris “Tanto” Paronto

The major speaker at the rally will be former US Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto.  Iowa State Republican Party Co-Chair, Dr. Cody Hoefert says Paronto will be telling the story of what really went on in Benghazi that fateful night.

Hoefert says he doesn’t think Paronto will point the finger of blame for Benghazi at anyone specific.

In addition to Paronto, Hoefert says there will be some Republican heavyweights on hand for Saturday night’s rally, as well.

Hoefert says he is very proud of the six counties that are coming together for what promises to be the largest Republican rally in Iowa.

Hoefert says you can still get tickets, online, at eventbrite.com.  He says there will also be some tickets available at the door.

Doors for the event will open Saturday evening at 5:45 pm, with a VIP reception at 6:15, and the main event at 7:15 at the LLRC, located on the northeast part of the campus at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.

October 27, 2016 - 10:31 am - Posted in News

parking banNorthwest Iowa — Even though we don’t like to think about it, winter is right around the corner, and with it comes snowfall.  Several cities in the KIWA listening area have ordinances on the books regarding overnight parking during snow removal season.

In Sheldon, Police Chief Lyle Bolkema says that motorists are not allowed to park on any street in the city between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am from November 1st to April 1st.  Violation of Sheldon’s overnight parking ban will be subject to a citation that carries a $10 fine.  Chief Bolkema also urges Sheldon residents to advise any overnight guests of the ordinance.

In Sanborn, there is no parking allowed from 2:00 am to 6:00 am, year-round, on Main Street.  In addition, from November 1st through March 31st, no parking is allowed on any city street in Sanborn from 2:00 am to 6:00 am.  Violation of Sanborn’s overnight parking ban carries a $15 fine.

In Sibley, City officials say their overnight parking ban calls for no parking on any city street between 2:00 am and 6:00 am, from November 1st through April 15th.  The fine for violating Sibley’s overnight parking ban is $25.

Orange City Police tell us that in their city, no parking is allowed on any city street between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am, from October 15th through April 1st.  The fine for noncompliance in Orange City is $10.

There are a couple of cities in our area that don’t have an actual overnight parking ban, but do have an ordinance that’s effective when snow falls.

Hartley City officials tell us there is no overnight parking ban in that city.  However, their ordinance says that vehicles must be off the streets when snowfall begins, and must remain off the streets until the streets are cleared of snow.  Failure to do so will result in a $15 fine from the City of Hartley.

Rock Rapids officials say their ordinance bans parking on all city streets and alleys from 2:00 am to 6:00 am during peak snow removal times.  The fine for non-compliance in Rock Rapids is $25.

Motorists should be aware of the ordinance in whatever town you live.  If you have overnight guests for the holidays, please be a gracious host and advise them of your city’s ordinance, so they don’t end up with a citation and fine.

October 27, 2016 - 10:12 am - Posted in News

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookHospers, Iowa — A Hull man’s wagon rolled in Hospers during the afternoon hours on Tuesday October 25th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:33 pm on Tuesday, 29-year-old Justin De Jong of Hull was driving a Versatile 250 farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with soybeans southbound on Hospers Drive North in Hospers. According to the report, an axle on the wagon malfunctioned, and the wagon rolled onto its side on the roadway.

The wagon received $3,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

October 27, 2016 - 7:50 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair and Bluegills good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Pike good. Walleyes and Perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair to good. Walleyes fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good, perch and crappie fair along with a few pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good. A few perch.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few Walleyes.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood A few Walleyes.
Swan Lake A few Walleyes and pike.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane A few bass and bluegills.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert A few pike and Walleyes.
Lake Henry A few Walleyes.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo Bluegills fair to good.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair during the evening. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake A few Walleyes, bluegull, catfish, and crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough Perch fair to good a long with a few walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch, smallmouth bass, and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Perch fair to good. A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Brandt A few crappie and walleye.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few walleye.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout, crappie, and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few crappie and Walleye.
Sinai Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair to good.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few Walleye.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Perch good. Walleye, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow Bass, perch, and bluegill good in morning and evening hours off bridges and docks. Also look for rock piles.
West Okoboji Bluegill fair to good fishing the weed line.
Lake Pahoja Bluegill fair along with a few crappie.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair along with a few perch and crappies.
Sarah Perch fair to good with a few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Good for Cats!
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few pike.
October 25, 2016 - 11:56 am - Posted in Obituaries

harriet-kooikerMrs. Harriet Kooiker, age 83, of Hull, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, October 28, at 10:00 am, at the Hope Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Todd Zuidema will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

October 25, 2016 - 12:40 am - Posted in News

sioux center fire logo doorSioux Center, Iowa– A 1200-head hog confinement building was destroyed in a fire on Monday, October 24, 2016 near Sioux Center.

According to Sioux Center Fire Chief David Van Holland, at 8:07 AM, the Sioux Center Fire Department was called to the report of a hog confinement fire at 4002 Goldfinch Avenue, about two miles west of Sioux Center on B40. He says the property is owned by Wendell Van Beek.

The chief says the fire department saw smoke all the way from town and saw the hog confinement fully engulfed in flame as they approached the scene.

Van Holland says no injuries were reported, and there were no pigs in the confinement at the time.

The fire department was assisted by firefighters from Ireton and Maurice. They asked for a pumper and tanker of water from Maurice and a tanker of water from Ireton.

He says the cause of the fire is still undetermined.

Chief Van Holland reports that the building was totaled.

He says they used about 20,000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about two hours.