KANSAS CITY, Mo. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) remains in the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday. The Blue Raiders captured 11-of-17 first-place votes as well as 462 points.

Northwestern falls from 3rd to 4th and Dordt slides into the 5th spot, up from 6th.

1 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [11] 24-0 462
2 2 Viterbo (Wis.) [6] 29-1 457
3 5 Hastings (Neb.) 22-1 437
4 3 Northwestern (Iowa) 26-3 422
5 6 Dordt (Iowa) 26-5 403
6 7 Westmont (Calif.) 28-3 377
7 10 Columbia (Mo.) 29-5 371
8 8 Grand View (Iowa) 27-7 366
9 4 Park (Mo.) 25-3 363
10 15 Corban (Ore.) 20-7 330
11 9 Midland (Neb.) 17-8 312
12 12 Missouri Baptist 26-7 300
13 11 Eastern Oregon 20-7 277
14 13 College of Idaho 21-5 261
15 14 Montana Tech 19-7 256
16 16 Madonna (Mich.) 29-3 249
17 17 Georgetown (Ky.) 19-3 246
18 18 Cornerstone (Mich.) 24-6 214
19 19 Jamestown (N.D.) 18-7 190
20 20 Morningside (Iowa) 17-11 165
21 NR Northwest (Wash.) 19-7 156
22 23 Bellevue (Neb.) 26-9 132
23 21 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 19-10 128
24 24 Campbellsville (Ky.) 22-6 125
25 NR MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 23-9 106

Dropped from the rankings: No. 22 Missouri Valley, No. 25 Marian (Ind.)

Others receiving votes: Marian (Ind.) 104, Doane (Neb.) 73, William Woods (Mo.) 64, Ottawa (Kan.) 48, Indiana Wesleyan 30, Central Methodist (Mo.) 12, Missouri Valley 7, Oklahoma City 6, Siena Heights (Mich.) 5, College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 4, St. Thomas (Fla.) 3

October 31, 2017 - 1:58 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. Henry Schuller, age 102, of Alton, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Friday, November 3, at 10:00am, at the Alton Reformed Church. The Rev. Robert A. Schuller will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00am to 10:00am, at the church.

Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.


October 31, 2017 - 11:39 am - Posted in News

Alton, Iowa — A truck driver from Omaha was taken to a hospital after an accident on Highway 60 on Monday, October 30th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:35 p.m., 49-year-old Jerry Full of Alton was driving a 4440 John Deere farm tractor pulling two 365-bushel gravity‐flow wagons loaded with corn southbound on Highway 60, two miles northeast of Alton. They say that 49-year-old Christopher Denson of Omaha, Nebraska was driving a 2014 Freightliner semi‐tractor pulling a freight trailer southbound on Highway 60 behind Full, when he struck the rear grain wagon. They say the impact caused the rear wagon to detach and spill the corn on the roadway, blocking both southbound lanes of Highway 60.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Alton Ambulance took Denson to the Orange City Health System Hospital.

The wagons sustained $10,000 in damage. The Freightliner sustained $100,000 in damage. Denson was cited on a charge of following too closely.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Alton Ambulance Squad, Alton Fire Department and Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement assisted them.

October 31, 2017 - 10:33 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux City, Iowa – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following Volleyball players-of-the-week for contests played October 23-29, 2017. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2017-2018 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.

Setter – Jamie Gesink, Dordt College
Jamie Gesink of Dordt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week. Gesink, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, averaged 11 assists per set as Dordt went 3-0 last week and earned a pair of victories over ranked opponents. In addition she averaged over three digs per set including 19 against no. 9 Midland. She totaled 134 assists over the three game span.

Defender – Summer Jansen, Dordt College (Defensive Specialist)
Summer Jansen of Dordt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defender-of-the-Week. Jansen, a senior from Sheldon, Iowa, handled 52 serve receptions without an error in three match wins this week. She had 35 digs in a five set win over #9 Midland. For the week she had 63 total digs. Jansen currently leads the conference in digs per set.

October 31, 2017 - 8:18 am - Posted in Sports

The Siouxland Conference All Conference Volleyball Teams are out with Jadeyn Schutt of MOC-Floyd Valley, Alexis Toering, and Camryn Cleveringa of Sioux Center earning unanimous selections to the first team.

1st TEAM

*Jadeyn Schutt –MOC-FV JR
*Alexis Toering –Sioux Center SR
*Camryn Cleveringa –Sioux Center SR
Jordyn Van Maanen –Sioux Center SR
Christina Boogerd –Boyden-Hull SR
Madysn Grotewold –West Lyon JR
Sutton Schlumbohm –Central Lyon SO
Katie Wagner –Sheldon SR
*unanimous selection

2nd Team

Kayla Gerken –George-Little Rock JR
Mia Hoogeveen –West Lyon SR
Mary Margaret Boer –Sheldon JR
Molly Van Klompenburg –MOC-FV SR
Josie Maasdam –MOC-FV SR
Makennah Traver –Sioux Center SO

3rd Team

Audrey Kreun –Boyden-Hull JR
Jordyn Kramer –West Lyon SR
Kiley Metzger –Central Lyon SO
Elle Petersen –Central Lyon JR
Zoe Heemstra –MOC-FV JR
Cassidy Bart –Sheldon JR


Corinne Weise — MOC-FV SR
Julia Storm –George-Little Rock JR
Alyssa Mulder –Sioux Center JR
Faith Henrichs –Central Lyon SR
Nichole Lowe –Sibley Ocheyedan SR
Nicole Johnson –Sheldon SR
Lauren Vande Kamp –West Lyon SR
Grace Wintz Okoboji SR
Britney Rus –Rock Valley SR
Brooke Zylstra Boyden-Hull SO

October 30, 2017 - 3:30 pm - Posted in Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Saint Francis (Ind.) captures its 14th all-time No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Cougars, who have been the unanimous top pick in all nine polls this season, claimed all 15 first-place votes and 340 total points.

Northwestern jumps one spot from 14th to 13th.

1 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) (15) 9-0 340
2 2 Baker (Kan.) 9-0 327
3 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7-0 312
4 4 Morningside (Iowa) 9-0 303
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-0 287
6 6 Grand View (Iowa) 8-1 272
7 7 Southern Oregon 8-0 266
8 8 Langston (Okla.) 8-0 241
9 9 Georgetown (Ky.) 7-0 237
10 10 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 7-1 227
11 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 8-1 213
12 13 Southeastern (Fla.) 6-1 191
13 14 Northwestern (Iowa) 8-1 183
14 15 Dickinson State (N.D.) 8-1 169
15 16 Concordia (Mich.) 8-1 159
16 17 SAGU (Texas) 7-1 139
17 11 Montana Tech 6-2 132
18 18 Sterling (Kan.) 7-2 122
19 19 Tabor (Kan.) 6-2 108
20 21 Marian (Ind.) 5-3 84
21 20 Campbellsville (Ky.) 6-1 73
22 22 Cumberland (Tenn.) 6-3 57
23 23 Arizona Christian 6-3 50
24 24 Doane (Neb.) 5-3 34
25 RV Evangel (Mo.) 6-3 13

Dropped from the Top 25: Dakota State (S.D.) (No. 25)

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas Wesleyan 11; Concordia (Neb.) 8; Dakota State (S.D.) 6; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 6; Faulkner (Ala.) 5; Bluefield (Va.) 3; Peru State (Neb.) 3.

October 30, 2017 - 1:27 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mr. John Keizer, age 94, of Hull, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, November 4, at 2:30 pm, at the First Reformed Church in Hull.  The Rev. Kevin Yurk will officiate.

Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

October 30, 2017 - 9:37 am - Posted in News

Ireton, Iowa — A Des Moines man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Ireton.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 8:35 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, 45-year-old Robert Lehman of Ireton was driving a 1998 Peterbilt, backing into a driveway, three miles west of Ireton. Fifty-five-year-old David Ross of Des Moines was northbound on Dipper Avenue in a 2010 Honda.

The report says that Lehman was backing the truck into the driveway of 4732 Dipper Avenue. The semi and trailer were blocking both lanes. The report says the Ross car hit the brakes and swerved but made contact with the front driver side wheel and axle of the trailer.

The Ireton Ambulance Squad took Ross to the Orange City Health System Hospital.

Ireton emergency personnel and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office assisted troopers on the scene.

October 30, 2017 - 8:38 am - Posted in Sports

Rock Valley Iowa — Boyden Hull Rock Valley began the defense of their Class 2A Football Title with a 37-14 opening round win over Kuemper Catholic at Nick Hulst Field in Rock Valley Friday night. With the win the Nighthawks will host South Central Calhoun next Friday in the State Quarterfinals. The Titans downed Sioux Center 37-7 at Lake City. The game site for the quarterfinal will be Hesla Field in Hull.

The Nighthawks scored on their first possession as quarterback JT Van’t Hul went in from 12 yards out for the games first touchdown. The kick was no good and the Nighthawks were in front early 6-0 with 7:02 left in the first quarter.

Van’t Hul would score again with 11:04 left in the second quarter. This time on a 24 yard run. The kick by Beau De Jongh made the score 13-0.

The Nighthawks made it 21-0 as Van’t Hul found Cade Moser for a 36 yard touchdown pass. Boyden Hull Rock Valley went for two and were successful when Van’t Hul hit Isaac Munoz for the 2-point conversion. The touchdown came with 8:24 left in the half.

Elliot Van Kekerix found the end zone for a 14 yard touchdown run with 3:27 left in the half. De Jongh added the extra point and the Nighthawks would take a 28-0 lead into half time.

The Nighthawks had the ball first to start the second half and turned the possession into points as Elliot Van Kekerix scored on a 14 yard run for his second touchdown of the night. De Jongh added the point after and with 9:26 in the third quarter Boyden Hull Rock Valley had created a running clock situation.

Kuemper got on the board with :49 seconds left in the quarter to bring the running clock situation to a close. Miles Rupiper scored on a 1 yard run and Kyle Derner added the extra point to cut the lead to 35-7.

With 4:42 left in the fourth quarter a holding call in the end zone against the Knights gave the Nighthawks their first safety of the year and pushed the lead to 37-7.

Kuemper Catholic closed out the scoring with under a minute to play as Joey Pottebaum found Sam Auen for a 5 yard score. Derner’s extra point would make the final 37-14 Boyden Hull Rock Valley.

With the win the Nighthawks are 9-1 and on to the quarterfinals to host South Central Calhoun. Kuemper Catholic will close the year at 7-3. Our season long coverage of Boyden Hull Rock Valley football continues next Friday night on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:05 for another 7:00 pm opening kick off.

October 30, 2017 - 8:37 am - Posted in Sports

No.14 Northwestern scored the final 28 points in defeating Dordt 41-23 for senior day held at DeValois Stadium, Korver Field this afternoon. The win improves the Red Raiders to 6-1 in the GPAC, 8-1 overall, heading into their bye week and one game left thereafter in the regular season. Dordt falls to 2-4 in conference play, 4-4 overall.

After trailing in the first half and down 23-13 with five minutes left in the third quarter, Northwestern scored 28 consecutive points over the final 20 minutes to earn the come-from-behind win.

Tyson Kooima scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns on a 13-yard run to start the Northwestern rally with 4:31 left in the third, cutting the Defenders lead to 23-20. The Raider D then forced a Defender punt after just three plays and Kooima led the Red Raiders on a three-play, 63-yard scoring drive capped with the freshman’s eight-yard run to give his team their first lead, 27-23. A 53-yard pass from Kooima to Levi TeBrink helded set up the touchdown, giving the Red Raiders 1st-and-goal.

Both teams went scoreless on their next two possessions, and following a fourth-and-one stop by Tanner Machacek and the Raider D, Kooima finished off an impressive nine-play, 70-yard drive with a nine-yard touchdown run to put the hosts in front 34-23. Another fourth down stop at the Defenders’ 21-yard line set up the Red Raiders final score, a two-yard run by Jacob Kalogonis, giving the Red Raiders the 41-23 win.

Northwestern totaled 525 yards, third highest output of the season, including 307 rushing yards, averaging over eight yards per carry. Kalogonis rushed 24 times for 214 yards and two touchdowns, his second 200-yard game of the season and fourth straight game with at least 100 yards. The sophomore pushed his season total to 1,162 yards, ranking ninth on the all-time charts for rushing yards in a season at NW. He is also the first NW player to rush for 1,000+ yards in a season since both Brandon Smith (1,415) and Theo Bartman (1,246) in 2012.

Kooima added 13 carries for 84 yards and a career-best three rushing touchdowns while passing for 218 yards on 13 completions. Kooima passed both Davis Bloemendaal (2,213yds in 2012) and Craig Hector (2,360yds in 2007) and into seventh place all-time with 2,388 passing yards in a season. Shane Solberg caught three passes for 37 yards and TeBrink grabbed two catches for 58 yards.

Machacek led the Raider D with a career-high 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, and also registered the team’s only quarterback sack. Both Bryce Van Beek and Jerod Hansen accounted for 7.5 tackles and Van Beek nabbed his team-leading sixth interception in the fourth quarter. Joey Novotny and Jacob Jenness totaled 6.5 and 5.5 tackles, respectively.

Dordt’s Keithan Drury opened the game’s scoriong on the Defenders first drive with a 41-yard run to make it 7-0 less than three minutes into the game. Both team’s went scoreless until Northwestern wide receiver Shane Solberg reached the endzone on a nine-yard run off a reverse early in the second quarter to make it 7-6. Dordt added a 43-yard field goal by Jeff Paepke midway through the second quarter and closed the first half with a three-yard touchdown pass from Brock Lamle to Jake Dodge, putting the Defenders in front 16-6 at the break.

Both teams were forced to punt after their first possessions of the second half and then Kalogonis scored on a 39-yard run to make it a one score game, 16-13. Dordt came back on its next drive and scored for the final time on a 41-yard run by Lamle on a fourth down, putting the Defenders back in front 23-13.

Dordt totaled 386 yards of offense, 274 rushing and 112 through the air. Drury totaled 29 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown and Lamle accounted for 164 yards of offense and two scores. Joey Lovetere was tops for the Defenders defense with 10.5 tackles and Casey Byker added nine stops.