Sheldon Council to Discuss Trilogy Covenants and Plans Wednesday

When the Sheldon City Council meets Wednesday, they will set the time and date for a public hearing on the ground water storage reservoir.

At an earlier council meeting, public works director Todd Uhl reported that this storage unit has developed leakage problems, and needs extensive work to prevent leakage and further deterioration. The council will also consider the proposed Covenants for the Trilogy Village residential development.  They will also set the date and time for a public hearing to approve the plans and specs as well as awarding of the contract.

The downtown infrastructure project is also on the agenda, but this is only to consider a preliminary resolution for construction, a formality in the process which does not give approval to specifics of the project.   The actual details of the work that is proposed for the downtown will be brought to the next  council meeting for their discussion and possible action.

The final agenda item will possibly go into closed session to discuss the disputed Highway 18 project financial closeout. Wednesday’s Council meeting begins at 4:30 in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 5

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 5


Linda Gruis of George from Cheri
(90) Luella Jager of Sheldon from children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends

Mildred Van Gorp

Mrs. Mildred Van Gorp, age 89, of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, March 6, at 1:30pm, at the Alton Reformed Church in Alton. The Rev. Scott Bonestroo and the Rev. Dr. C. Orville Kool will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Wednesday, at 12:15pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 5:30pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

Orab State Tournament Send-Off Set For Monday Morning



The Sheldon Orab Boys Basketball Team has qualified for the Iowa High School State Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1977, and a community send-off has been scheduled for Monday morning at 8:15 in the Sheldon High School Gym.

The community is invited to the send-off Monday morning, but if you are unable to attend it will be broadcast live on KIWA-FM, brought to you by Sanford Sheldon.

The Orabs will see first-round action Tuesday afternoon against Pella Christian, with a noon pregame, and 12:15 scheduled tip-off.  Larry Ahrends and Joe Nilles will bring you the action from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Again, the Community Send-Off for the Orabs will be Monday morning at 8:15 in the Sheldon High School Gym, and will be broadcast live on KIWA-FM radio.

Dordt’s Katie Bonnema Wins 600 Meters At Indoor Track Nationals

PrintGeneva, Ohio — Dordt’s Katie Bonnema won the 600 meters at the 2013 NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, March 2.

Bonnema won the event after leading start to finish, running away from the field with a time of 1:31.52. Her nearest competitor had a time of 1:32.85.

Bonnema also had the fastest time out of the semifinals with a time of 1:32.30.

She was the runner-up in the same event last year with a time of 1:32.88 in the finals and finished sixth in the outdoor championships 400 meter race in 2012.

Briana Vander Woude claimed 5th place in the high jump after clearing 5-5.

Lauren Opp ran ten seconds faster in the finals than she did in the semifinals of the 5,000 meters and finished 8th with a time of 17:53.10.

Vander Woude and Opp both earned NAIA All-American status with their finishes.

Christy Sikkema jumped 36-00 in the triple jump and finished 15th while Merissa Harkema’s time of 5:12.99 in the mile earned 10th.