Janet Groen

Janet A. Groen, age 64 of Rock Rapids, IA died unexpectedly on Friday, November 23, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, November 28th at Hope Reformed Church in George, IA, with burial to follow at church cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to South Dakota March of Dimes.


DNR Recomends as Water Continues to Cool Look For Fish in Their Wintering Locations

Big Spirit Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: Action has been spotty but active fish can be found, it just takes a little leg work. Try drifting mud flats or weed lines with either wigglers or minnows and don’t overlook shallow water. Walleye – Good: Wader fishing can still be good but a few fish have moved out deeper. Try drifting larger minnows and jigs and plastics in the main lake basin but don’t give up on the shallower water in rock piles and green weeds.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Wader fishing should be good for walleyes in the late afternoon try using twister tails, minnow baits, and minnows along drop-offs and other structure.


West Okoboji Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: Try fishing on the drop-offs and don’t be afraid to move around to locate a school of bigger fish as there are many small ones. Fishing 8-15 feet of water using jigging spoons with wigglers has been bringing some results. Yellow Bass – Good: Try using a jigging spoon tipped with wigglers in 15-25 feet of water just off the weed edge and down the drop a bit.


Lost Island Lake

A mixed bag of walleye, crappie, and yellow bass has been coming in and action has been good. Try pitching jig and minnow combos for all three along drop-offs and other structure.


Scharnberg Pond

1,500 rainbow trout were stocked Nov. 10. Use a variety of things for trout such as small spinners, crappie tubes, worms, and even corn or marshmallows.

Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

Walleye fishing has been good. Look for deep pools and try white twister tails and minnows.


West Fork Des Moines (state line to Emmetsburg)

Fishing has been good especially for walleye but also for catfish. Try twister tails and minnow baits for walleyes and minnows for both catfish and walleye. Target the deeper pools and don’t be afraid to venture away from the bridges but ask permission before fishing private lands.


As the water continues to cool look for fish in their wintering locations and slow your presentations down

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 23

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 23

Taylor VanVoorst of George from Cheri

Saturday: Kyle VandenHull of Archer from friends

Sunday: (40) Eric DeRocher of Sheldon

Mr. James Ramsey

Mr. James Ramsey, age 70, of Orange City, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, November 27, at 10:30am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City.  Mr. John Brogan and the Rev. Harlan Van Oort will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.  There will be a prayer service on Tuesday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the funeral home.

Marlys Huisman

Mrs. Marlys Huisman, age 73, of Alton, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012, at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn.

There will be a funeral service on Monday, November 26, at 10:00am, at the Alton Presbyterian Church in Alton.  Mr. Ronald Brink will officiate.  Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton.

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

Mary Ann Jarvill

Mary Ann Jarvill 76 of Sheldon passed away on Thursday November 22, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center

Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday November 27, 2012 with a graveside service at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon Rev. Marvin Lindley will officiate.

Visitation will be Monday November 26, 2012 from 4 to 6 the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.