O’Brien County Supervisors Meeting August 28th


The Board of Supervisors met as per adjournment in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with all members present.

Moved by Farnsworth, seconded by DeBoom to approve the minutes of August 14, 2012 with an amendment to include the following description that was omitted in the minutes of the Resolution for Road Vacation Public Hearing: The North 33.00 feet of the Northeast Quarter of Section 14, Township 96 North, Range 41 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, O’Brien County Iowa, except the East 45.00 feet thereof. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by R. Haack, seconded by Farnsworth to authorize the Chairperson to sign a material inspection reimbursement to the IA Dot for NW Boulevard in the amount of $2,523.38. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by J. Haack, seconded by R. Haack to approve the utility construction applications of MidAmerican Energy between sections 32 & 33, Highland Township; Windstream Communications between sections 24 & 25, Union Township and also in sections 9, 13, 14 & 15, Union Township and Osceola County Rural Water between sections 1 & 2, Center Township. Motion carried by all ayes.

Moved by R. Haack, seconded Farnsworth to adjourn to September 11, 2012. Motion carried by all ayes.

Attest: Barbara Rohwer Emily Waund
County Auditor Chairperson

Spirit Lake and MOC Floyd Valley Win Title at Spirit Lake Cross Country Meet

The Spirit Lake Cross Country Meet was run Tuesday at Brooks Golf Course. The boys title went to the host team Indians with 54 points followed by Spencer with 80. Sheldon finished in 7th place with a team total 152. The girl’s title went to MOC Floyd Valley with 60 points followed by Spencer at 76. Sheldon was 6th with 180 team points.

Individually for the Orabs Quinn Groff had a 9th place finish in a time of 17:40 followed by Mark Ahlers at 19:30. On the girls side Anna Marie Fjeld was in first for the Orabs with a time of 17:40 followed by Janessa Holles at 17:51. Sheldon was second in the girls JV competition with 75 points behind MOC Floyd Valley’s 54. Two runners were in the top 10 with Caitlin Cain 6th in a time of 18:24 and Allegra St Clair 10th in a time of 18:46.

Boys Varsity Team Totals
1. Spirit Lake 54
2. Spencer 80
3. Storm Lake 84
4. Western 87
5. MOC Floyd Valley 119
6. Unity 136
7. Sheldon 152
8. E-LC 199

Girls Varsity Team Totals
1. MOC Floyd Valley 60
2. Spencer 76
3. Western 105
4. Spirit Lake 132
5. E-LC 135
6. Sheldon 180
7. Storm Lake 227
8. Cherokee 255

Joyride Ends in Prison for Sheldon Man

A Sheldon man who unlawfully took a 2011 Kenworth truck from a local trucking company has been sentenced to two more years in prison.

O’Brien County Attorney Micah Schreurs reports that 51-year-old Jeffrey Alan Chrestiansen was convicted and sentenced on August 6th for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent, an aggravated misdemeanor.  Chrestiansen was ordered to pay a fine, various surcharges and court costs, and victim restitution in the amount of $1,680 for damage done to the truck.  Chrestiansen was also sentenced to a two-year prison term.

Chrestiansen, who had been on parole for two felony offenses, must serve his new prison sentence after he completes his revoked sentence for those prior offenses.

According to police reports, Chrestiansen took the Kenworth truck during the early morning hours of June 9, 2012. GPS tracking from the truck and video surveillance at various northwest Iowa businesses confirmed that Chrestiansen then drove the truck on a 148-mile joyride that included stops at Siouxpreme Egg Products in Sioux Center and the Le Mars Truck Stop in Le Mars.

The Sheldon Police Department assisted with the investigation.


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 29

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 29


Sue Roseberry of George from Cheri
Dalton Wagenaar of Archer from friends
Cher Vollink of Sheldon from friends
Merna Roder of Ashton