Orab Girls Tops At Siouxland Conference Golf Meet

Rock Rapids — The Sheldon Orabs took top honors for the second day in a row at the Siouxland Conference Girls Golf meet, held at Rock River Golf Course in Rock Rapids Tuesday.  Here are the results:

Team Results:

1 – Sheldon – 183

2 – MOC-FV – 191

3 – Okoboji – 197

4 – Sioux Center – 200

5 – Central Lyon – 201

6 – Boyden-Hull – 208

7 – Rock Valley – 212

8 – Sibley-Ocheyedan – 221

9 – West Lyon – 223

George-Little Rock did not have a complete team.



1 – Alex Mankle – Okoboji – 38

2 – Kalyn Root – MOC-FV – 43

3 – Erin Abele – 43

4 – Carrie Wahlstrom – 43

5 – Karmen Vogt – Central Lyon – 43

6 – Jurnea Harberts – 44


Sheldon Cards:

1 – Erin Abele – 43

2 – Carrie Wahlstrom – 43

3 – Lindsey Nilles – 48

4 – Brittany Van Gorp – 49

5 – Rachel Abele – 52

6 – Katherine Bomgaars – 61

Dordt Drops Doubleheader To Dakota State

Madison, South Dakota — Dakota State beat Dordt College 16-5 in game one of a non-conference baseball doubleheader in Madison, South Dakota on Tuesday night.

The Trojans banged out 14 hits on the way to multiple runs in each of their first five turns on offense while Dordt got two runs in the second inning. Dordt was outhit 21-10.

Dordt College lost a 15-6 decision in game two of the doubleheader with Dakota.  The Trojans scored two in the first and five in the second before Dordt got on the board.

Dordt was outhit 14-6 with Aaron Parks getting two of the hits. Dekkers had the only other extra base hit for the Defenders other than Parks’ double.

Mark Nyhoff took the loss in the start for Dordt and Ryan De Wit and John Drenten each appeared in relief.

With the pair of losses, Dordt falls to  13-27 overall, and 4-12 in GPAC Conference Play.  Dakota State runs their season record to 25-24 with the pair of wins.

Northwestern Sweeps Briar Cliff in GPAC Softball

Keely Bracelin threw a complete game in leading the Northwestern Red Raider Softball team to a 2-0 win over Briar Cliff Wednesday in Orange City.  Jill Kleinhesselink, Kami Kuhlmann, Shelby Johnson and Lindsey Remien each got a hit for the Raiders in the contest.

The Raiders swept the double-header over Briar Cliff, by taking the nightcap 3-2.  Katie VandeVoort picked up the win for Northwestern, taggin Briar Cliff’s Bailey Hendrix with the loss.

Northwestern now stands at 30-11 overall, and 14-2 in the GPAC, while Briar Cliff falls to 10-18 for the season and 3-13 in the conference.

The Red Raiders have an off-day today before hosting Nebraska Wesleyan on Thursday.

Dordt and Dakota Wesleyan Split Softball Doubleheader

Dordt College softball moved to three games above .500 in the GPAC season with a 4-0 win in game one of its doubleheader on the road against Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Dordt outhit the Tigers 6-5 with Kacy Obeforell getting the win on the mound while striking out three and walking three. Wesleyan stranded two runners in the first, fourth and sixth innings.

Bethany Dykstra and Megan Huizenga accounted for four of Dordt’s six hits with Huizenga’s homerun accounting for the lone extra base hit of the game.

Dakota Wesleyan forged a split with Dordt College in game two of their doubleheader in Mitchell, South Dakota, taking a 3-1 winner over the visitors.

Sidney Larsen took the loss while going the complete game, allowing one earned run and had two strikeouts and two walks.

Ashton Beaird and Paige Fynaardt each had two hits with Fynaardt and Haley Huisman each batting doubles.

Dordt is now 10-8 in the league and 20-20 overall. Wesleyan is 17-24 overall and 10-6 in the conference. Dordt is scheduled to face Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, April 28 in the regular season finale for the Defenders.

Russell Steinbeck

Russell Steinbeck, 75, of Hartley passed away on  Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

His services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the American Reformed Church in Primghar, Iowa with Rev. Dennis Hietbrink  officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar, Iowa

There will not be a time of visitation.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Sanford Home, Health and Hospice in Sheldon, Iowa.

Russell Maris Steinbeck, the son of Lester and Vera (Merry) Steinbeck was born August 9, 1936 in Primghar, Iowa. He attended Country School Highland #6 and later Sutherland High School graduating in 1954. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958. On January 26, 1958, he was united in marriage to Margie Orthmann. To this union three children were born. After their marriage the couple farmed in the Hartley and Primghar area. Russell farmed for many years until his retirement in April of 2010. Russell passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa, reaching the age of 75 years, 8 months and 15 days.

He thoroughly enjoyed farming and being on the farm. He also enjoyed his family, riding his motorcycle, polka music and going to dances.

Russell is survived by his three children, Steve Steinbeck of Casselberry, Florida; Lanell and her husband, Rich Vossler of Vail, Colorado and Lonna and her husband, Terry Boltjes of Primghar, Iowa; grandchildren, Lauren Mirani-Steinbeck Huntington Beach, California; Max Avery of Chicago, Illinois; Allison, Nick, Kristin, Lauren Vossler of Vail, Colorado; Alisa Boltjes of Iowa City, Iowa and Zach Boltjes of Sioux City, Iowa; one sister, Elaine Orthmann of Spencer, Iowa and one brother, Allen and his wife, Ann Steinbeck of Fort Myers, Florida; also other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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O’Brien County Supervisors Meeting April 24th


     The Board of Supervisors met as per adjournment in regular session at9:00 a.m.with all members present.

      Moved by R. Haack, seconded by DeBoom to approve the proceedings of April 17, 2012.  Motion carried by all ayes.

     At9:30 a.m.a hearing was held on the proposed vacation of a portion of road between Sections 11 & 14 of Summit Township.  A letter was received from Century Link regarding the fiber line that they have in this section of road.  They are requesting that an easement be granted to them prior to the road being vacated.  Action on the vacation will be tabled until the parties involved can reach an agreement on an easement for the fiber line.

     Moved by Farnsworth, seconded by J. Haack to adopt the following resolution.  Motion carried by all ayes.


WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is empowered under authority of Section 306.41 of the Code of Iowa to temporarily close sections of road by formal resolution when they deem necessary for construction, maintenance, or natural disaster,

AND WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, County of O’Brien, have determined that the following section of road should be temporarily closed due to relocating fiber optic:

310th   Street between Oriole Avenue and Pierce Avenue

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the above described roads be closed temporarily in the manner described below.

“ROAD CLOSED” signs shall be placed on both ends of the described segments of road, and they shall remain in place until the construction is completed.

     Moved by J. Haack, seconded by R. Haack to approve the utility construction application of G4S Technology in Section 19,Franklin Township.  Motion carried by all ayes.

     At10:00 a.m.a bid letting was held on a local bridge construction Project L-B511e3—73-71 between Sections 9 & 16 Dale Township.  The following bids were submitted:  Graves Construction Company, Inc. – $388,101.45; Dixon Construction Co. – $377,615.08; Christensen Bros., Inc. – $371,883.00.

     Moved by J. Haack, seconded by Farnsworth to accept the bid of Christensen Bros., Inc. of $371,883.00 for Project L-B511e3—73-71 between Sections 9 & 16 Dale Township and to authorize the Chairperson to sign the contract and bond pending the County Engineer’s review.  Motion carried by all ayes.

     Moved by J. Haack, seconded R. Haack to adjourn toMay 8, 2012.  Motion carried by all ayes.

Attest:          Barbara Rohwer                                                                    Emily Waund

                      County Auditor                                                                        Chairperson