John Gronewold

John Gronewold, age 87 of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of George, IA died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Dow-Rummel Village in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, Dec. 7th at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, IA, with Rev. Paul Soderquist officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Herman K. Kramer

Herman K. Kramer, age 85 of Ellsworth, MN died Friday, December 21, 2012 at Park View Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, MN.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, December 24th at First Baptist Church of George, IA, with Rev. Steve May officiating. Private family burial will be prior to the service at First Baptist Cemetery.

The Kramer family will be receiving friends and family Sunday evening from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at First Baptist Church of George.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Parkview Manor of Ellsworth, MN.

Jurrens Funeral Home of George is in charge of services.

Sheldon South O’Brien Wrestlers Third at SBL Tourney Bryce Kelleher Wins Title at 285

The Sheldon South O’Brien Wrestlers competed in the Sergeant Bluff Luton Tournament Saturday. As a team the Orabs were third with 149 team points. Woodbury Central won the team title at 215 followed closely by Sergeant Bluff Luton at 212.5. Highlighting the day was Bryce Kelleher who won the individual championship at 285 pounds.

Team Scores:

1) Woodbury Central 215
2) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 212.5
3) Sheldon/South O’Brien 149
4) Cherokee 137.5
5) Westwood 126
6) Akron-Westfield 94
7) Lawton-Bronson 90
8) Bishop Heelan 84
9) Sioux Center 82
10) Kingsley-Pierson 62
11) West Sioux 43

Individual Placing’s:

126 Josh Gorter-2nd winning by fall in 1:09 and 1:37
132 Dustin Freeman-3rd winning by fall in 1:05, 2:27 and 1:37
145 Gunnar Klinker-3rd winning by fall in :20 sec and 1:09 also by 6-4 Decision
152 Brian Klein-7th finishing with 2 pins in 2:29 and 3:15
160 Toby Maggert-2nd winning by fall in :59, :51 and 3:12
170 Darin Greenfield-6th his day highlighted by a fall in :24
182 Austin Rohrs-2nd winning by fall in 1:12 and posting a 5-4 Decision
195 Brytton Kelleher-4th winning by fall in :42 and :32
220 Jesse Meendering-7th his day highlighted by a fall in 1:41
285 Bryce Kelleher-1st winning his title with pins in 1:14 and 3:24

Sheldon And South O’Brien Split Saturday Basketball Doubleheader

Sheldon and South O’Brien split a non conference basketball doubleheader Saturday. The Wolverines took the girl’s game 46-45 while Sheldon won the boy’s game 43-39 in Paullina.

Mikayla Hintz was fouled as time expired in the girl’s game and went to the line with no time on the clock and dropped the first free throw with the lane empty and the Wolverines had the win. South O’Brien as a team went 8-of-9 at the line in the fourth quarter.

The Wolverines led 17-9 at the end of the first quarter and were up 21-12 at halftime. Sheldon pulled to within 30-26 at the end of the third quarter before Hintz late heroics sealed the win for South O’Brien.

Rachel Struve led all scorers with 18 points in the ball game. She was joined by Emma Sweeny who hit for 10.

Sheldon had two players in double figures with Audrey Gustafson and Janessa Holles each pumping in 11 points.

With the win the Wolverines are off to a 4-1 start while the Orabs are even at 2-2.

In the boys game Sheldon led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter. The lead was seven at the half at 21-14. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon was up 31-27 before going on to win 43-39. Dallas Ennema scored a game high 23 points for the Orabs hitting a pair of three pointers to go with 6 two point field goals and a 3-of-5 performance at the line. James Gradert was next with 8 points.

South O’Brien was led by Sam Weber with 13 points with a trio of field goals in the third quarter. Daniel Haden was next with 8 points.

With the win Sheldon is off to a 3-0 start on the season while the Wolverines stand at 1-1 for the year.

The Orab boys will be at Trinity Christian in Hull on Monday night with the varsity scheduled for a 7:30 opening tip. We’ll bring you the coverage on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame set for 7:20. The Orabs return to Siouxland Conference play on Tuesday with a trip to Okoboji. Opening tip for the girls will be at 6:15 with the boy’s game to follow. We’ll bring you that broadcast as well on Tuesday night.


In other basketball action from Saturday………………


Western Christian 72, Sioux Center 31



Western Christian 65, Sioux Center 54

Orabs Sweep Basketball Home Opener With G-LR

The Sheldon Orabs swept a Siouxland Conference basketball doubleheader with George Little Rock Friday night. In the home opener the girls won 54-46 while the boys posted a 72-45 win.

The girls opened a 10-4 first quarter lead as Allie Jongewaard hit a three pointer at the buzzer. At the half the lead was up to 25-18. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon led 40-31 as they went on to win it 54-46.

Sheldon put three players in double figures getting a game high 22 from Krista Bousema, 14 from Janessa Holles and 10 from Abbie Provost.

The Mustangs had three players in double figures as well with Keely Kruse leading the team with 13 points. Jessica Sandbulte hit for 11 with Teyha Graham pumping in 10 points.

Both the Mustangs and Orabs stand at 2-1 on the season and in the Siouxland Conference.
In the boys game that followed the Mustangs led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter with Sheldon holding a 33-30 first half lead. A 15 point run to open the third quarter helped Sheldon to a 56-36 third quarter advantage as they went on to win it 72-45.

Sheldon had two players in double figures led by Dallas Ennema with 15 points and Nate Oostra with 12. Collin Wolthuizen was just off double figures with 9 points while James Gradert and Tom Brown added 8 points each. A total of 10 players made their way into the scorebook for Sheldon.

George Little Rock got a game high 20 points from Tanner Ver Steg including 6 three-point buckets. Austin Hayenga was next with 7 points.

With the win Sheldon moves to 2-0 on the season and in the conference. The Mustangs fall to 0-2 in the Conference and for the year.

Sheldon returns to the court Saturday afternoon with a non-conference doubleheader at South O’Brien. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame for the girls at 2:50 for the scheduled 3pm opening tip. The boy’s game will follow.

George Little Rock returns to action on Tuesday hosting Rock Valley in George.


Girls Basketball Fri 11/30/2012

Sheldon, 54, G-LR 46
Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 49, Sioux Center 44 (OT)
HMS 39, Remsen Union 36
Kingsley-Pierson 48, Spalding Catholic 41
MOC-Floyd Valley 52, Boyden-Hull 16
Sibley Ocheyedan 42, Rock Valley 34
Spencer 40, Unity Christian 37


Boys Basketball Friday 11/30/12

Sheldon 72, George-Little Rock 45
Harris-Lake Park 70, Ellsworth, MN 63
MOC-Floyd Valley 55, Boyden-Hull 43
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 47, Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 46 (OT)
Rock Valley 70, Sibley-Ocheyedan 63
Remsen Union 77, HMS 51
Spalding Catholic, Granville 65, Kingsley-Pierson 46
Spencer 80, Unity Christian, Orange City 52
West Lyon 64, Okoboji 55