August 17, 2017 - 10:51 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler, shares where the bite is and what people have been using to catch ’em.

Northeast South Dakota

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

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair along with a few crappie and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair late afternoon and evening.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Lake Alvin Crappie and Walleyes fair, along with a few perch.
Diamond Walleyes fair.
Scott’s Slough A few crappie, perch, and walleye.
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds A few walleyes.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) N/A.
Thompson Walleyes fair to good. A few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) A few walleyes.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few bluegills, crappie, and pike..
Mitchell A few crappie and perch..
Menno A few walleye.
Beaver A few walleye.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few walleye.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood Walleyes fair.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
August 17, 2017 - 10:50 am - Posted in News

Sioux Center, Iowa — Three vehicles were damaged in an accident south of Sioux Center on Wednesday, August 16th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 7:00 am on Wednesday, 44-year-old David Leraas of LeMars was driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Highway 75, 2 miles south of Sioux Center. Fifty-four-year-old Ronnie Alexander of Galva was driving a 1999 Buick LeSabre northbound on Highway 75, behind Leraas. 31-year-old Joshua Schmitz of LeMars was driving a 2004 Dodge Dakota northbound on Highway 75, behind Alexander. According to the report, Leraas stopped for a turning vehicle ahead of him and Schmitz struck Alexander. The impact pushed Alexander forward, striking Leraas.

The Pontiac received $5,000 damage. The Buick received $4,000 damage; the Dodge received $4,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

August 17, 2017 - 10:39 am - Posted in News

Alton, Iowa — An Alton man was arrested Wednesday (August 16th) on a warrant charging him with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse, according to Sioux County arrest records.

Orange City Police say the charges against 23-year old Tyler Mark Sjaarda, of Alton, stem from an investigation into a complaint by the parent of a female juvenile who accused Sjaarda of having sex with the girl at a residence in Alton earlier this month.

Police say the investigation is continuing.

3rd Degree Sexual Abuse is a Class “C” Felony.

August 16, 2017 - 12:37 pm - Posted in News

Rock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley teen was taken to the hospital after an accident on Tuesday, August 15th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 11:35 a.m., 14-year-old Angelique Kiyombo of Rock Valley was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Elmwood Avenue, about two and a half miles south of Rock Valley. The report says she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch and rolled.

The Rock Valley Ambulance took Kiyombo to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.

The Chevrolet sustained about $7,000 in damage.

Kiyombo was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, and Rock
Valley Ambulance Squad assisted them with the response to the accident.

August 16, 2017 - 8:38 am - Posted in News

Hull, Iowa — A Hull teen escaped injury after his vehicle rolled near Hull on Monday, August 14th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 4:30 pm on Monday, 38-year-old Jami Van Voorst of Sioux Center was driving a 2008 Polaris Ranger ATV northbound on Hickory Avenue. Seventeen-year-old Joe Vander Waal of Hull was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup behind Van Voorst. According to the report, Van Voorst slowed to turn left onto 360th Street and Vander Waal attempted to avoid striking the ATV. Vander Waal entered the east ditch, rolled and the vehicle came to rest on its top on 360th Street just east of Hickory Avenue.

The Dodge received $10,000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

August 15, 2017 - 3:23 pm - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — Three northwest Iowa fire departments was were dispatched to a fire call on Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017 near Orange City, but they didn’t exactly find what they were expecting.

According to Orange City Fire Chief Denny VanderWel, about 7:10, the Orange City Fire Department was called to the report of a house fire a half mile south of Ironwood Avenue and 490th Street, or about a mile northwest of Carnes.

But the chief says instead of seeing a house engulfed in flames when they arrived, the fire department saw a pile of debris on fire that had been a house at one time. He says a hole had been dug, and the house debris had been pushed into it and had been lit on fire to dispose of it. He says the fire had gotten out of control and was threatening trees and other property, so they did extinguish it.

VanderWel says no injuries were reported.

He says they initially called out the Maurice and LeMars Fire Departments as well, since it was paged as a house fire.

Chief VanderWel reports that since the house was already intentionally destroyed, there was no fire damage.

He says they used about 4000 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene about an hour.

August 15, 2017 - 11:38 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The preseason GPAC volleyball poll is out and Dordt along with Northwestern made the top five in the eleven team poll. Hastings topped the  poll followed by Dordt. Midland is in the three spot with Northwestern fourth and Doane rounding out the top five.

Great Plains Athletic Conference
1. Hastings (Neb.) (14-2 / 33-3)
2. Dordt (Iowa) (13-3 / 28-8)
3. Midland (Neb.) (14-2 / 31-4)
4. Northwestern (Iowa) (10-6 / 18-17)
5. Doane (Neb.) (11-5 / 25-10)
6. Morningside (Iowa) (8-8 / 20-15)
7. Concordia (Neb.) (6-10 / 15-19)
8. Briar Cliff (Iowa) (5-11 / 12-16)
9. Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) (4-12 / 18-14)
10. College of Saint Mary (Neb.) (3-13 / 7-17)
11. Mount Marty (S.D.) (0-16 / 7-24)

August 15, 2017 - 7:56 am - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Bernard “Bud” Krommendyk, age 86, of Hull, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, August 17, at 3:00 pm, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Loren Kotman will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a family prayer service on Thursday, at 2:00 pm, at the church.

Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, with family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the church.

August 14, 2017 - 3:28 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Florence Kalsbeek, age 99, of Orange City, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, August 17, at 10:30 am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Michael Hardeman and the Rev. Elizabeth Hardeman will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Wednesday, with the family present from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

August 14, 2017 - 9:22 am - Posted in News

Hull, Iowa — A barn near Middleburg was destroyed in a fire on Saturday afternoon, and four area fire departments were called to help extinguish the blaze.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 5:30 p.m., the Hull Fire Department responded to a report of a barn fire on 370th Street, seven miles southeast of Hull.

When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke coming from the roof area. After that, the barn quickly became fully engulfed by fire.

They say that no injuries were reported.

The Sioux Center Fire Department, Boyden Fire Department, and Orange City Fire Department were all called to help.

The Hull Ambulance Squad and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office also provided assistance.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.