William L. Andersen

William L. Andersen, age 41, of LeMars, Iowa and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. George Clausen ~ Officiating.  Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

William “Bill” Lawrence Andersen, the son of Don and Linda (Bannick) Andersen was born on October 30, 1970 in Sheldon, Iowa. Bill graduated from MOC Floyd Valley High School in Orange City. While attending MOC, Bill managed the boys’ basketball state championship team. Going to Des Moines and being a part of the team was a very exciting time for Bill. After graduation he attended college in Fort Dodge to become a radio announcer. He worked at KIWA in Sheldon for one summer.

Bill lived in several towns before moving to LeMars, Iowa where he became a resident of the Pride Group. He lived on his own for 6 years. He worked at Wells Blue Bunny for a while and then got a job at the Holiday Inn Express which he truly loved and they loved him. Bill became ill on May 17th and was in the LeMars Hospital before being transferred to St. Luke’s in Sioux City on the 18th of May. He fought a good fight but God choose to take him on Sunday, June 24, 2012 reaching the age of 41 years, 7 months and 24 days.

Bill was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheldon. His interests were reading, basketball, eating at the Pizza Ranch with his parents and Coca-Cola. His favorite thing was his Sunday afternoon phone calls with his mom.

Left behind to cherish his memories is his mom, Linda Andersen of Sheldon, Iowa; one cousin, Clara Bannick of Rock Valley, Iowa; and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Andersen; and his maternal grandparents, William and Hattie Bannick and paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Leona Andersen; and two uncles, David Andersen and Roger Bannick.

Weekend Birthdays 6/23/12

Sunday Birthdays

Dan Van Schepen from Rock Valley Happy Birthday from Grandpa and Grandma in Sheldon

Happy 31st to Amanda Schutz of Mitchell South Dakota from the Behrens family

Sports Scores From Friday 6/22/12


Estherville Lincoln Central 10, Sioux Center 4
Estherville Lincoln Central 5, Akron-Westfield 1
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 4, Okoboji 1
LeMars 7, Newell-Fonda 3
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 11, South O’Brien 1
Newell-Fonda 11, Cherokee, Washington 0
Remsen-Union 8, Hinton 1
Ridge View 18, AR-WE-VA, Westside 5
St. Mary’s, Remsen 2, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 1
Unity Christian 3, West Sioux, Hawarden 2 (8)


Gehlen 3, Sioux Center 0
Hinton 10, Remsen Union 7
MOC Floyd Valley 6, George Little Rock 1
MMC 5, Sergeant Bluff Luton 2
Okoboji 9, Sibley Ocheyedan 3
Spalding 7, Sioux Central 2
Remsen St Mary’s 15, Boyden Hull Rock Valley 3
Storm Lake St Mary’s 9, Newell Fonda 5
Western Christian 6, Cherokee 3

Leatrice M. Honkomp

Leatrice M. Honkomp, age 85, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, Minnesota

Services will be at 10:30am Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Fr. Allan A. Reicks ~ officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 24th after 4:00pm with the family present from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, A Christian Wake Service will be at 6:00pm and a Catholic Daughters of America Rosary will be at 6:30pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon is in charge of arrangements. Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Sports Schedule For Saturday 6/23/12

Tournaments at Hinton, Spalding, Estherville Lincoln Central and Harris Lake Park highlight the baseball schedule for today. On the softball side tourneys are set for Okoboji, Spencer and Harris Lake Park





Sheldon, Akron Westfield and Maple Valley Anthon Oto at the Hinton invite

BHRV, Gehlen, North Sentral Kossuth, Remsen St Mary’s, Sioux Center, Sioux Central, and Unity at day two of the Spalding invite

HMS at E-LC invite

Sibley Ocheyedan, Laurens Marathon and Newell Fonda at the Harris Lake Park invite


Sheldon, MOC Floyd Valley, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Sibley Ocheyedan, Spalding, Graettinger Terrill and HMS at day two of the Okoboji invite

Akron Westfield, Sioux City Heelan, Cherokee, Denison Schleswig, E-LC, GLR-CL, LeMars, MMC, Newell Fonda, North Sentral Kossuth and Spirit Lake at day two of the Spencer tournament

Laurens Marathon and Unity Christian at the Harris Lake Park invite

Sibley City Agenda June 25th



Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Sibley will meet in regular session on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:00 o’clock PM in the Council Chambers, City Hall.


1.     Call to Order, Roll Call

2.     Approve Agenda

3.     Consent Agenda

– Approve Minutes from Previous Meetings

– Approve Bills and Bills Paid in Vacation

– Approve the Porch on Main Class B Native Wine Permit

4.     Ordinance Grant Interstate Power and Light Company the Right and Franchise to Acquire, Construct, Erect, Maintain and Operate a Natural Gas Distribution System in the City of Sibley

6.     Residential Lot Housing Incentive Program

7.     FY13 Salary Resolution

8.     FY13 Cigarette License Renewals

9.     $450,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes

– Resolution Fixing Date for a Meeting on the Proposition to Authorize a Loan and Disbursement Agreement and the Issuance of Notes to Evidence the Obligations of the City There under

10.   $2,690,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2012

– Resolution Appointing Paying Agent, Note Registrar and Transfer Agent Approving the Paying Agent and Note Registrar and Transfer Agent Agreement and Authorizing the Execution of the Agreement

– Approval of Tax Exemption Certificate

– Approval of Continuing Disclosure Certificate

– Resolution Approving and Authorizing a Form of Loan Agreement and Authorizing and Providing for the Issuance of Capital Loan Notes and Levying a Tax to Pay the Notes

11.   Golf Course

12.   Council Concerns/Committee Updates

13.   Administrators Report