Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 29

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 29


Sunday: Vern Rosendale of Granville from friends
Kristi Donaker of George from Cheri
Yvette Feekes of Archer from friends and family
(10) Elle and Hannah Huls of Sibley from family



Don & Dee Wagenaar of Archer from friends

Jeanette Vande Griend

Mrs. Jeanette Vande Griend, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, November 1, at 10:00am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Donald Lenderink and the Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.





Unity Christian Girls Cross Country Team Champs in 2A MOC Floyd Valley Runner up in 3A

Iowa State High School Cross Country Meets were held in all classes both boys and girls in Fort Dodge Saturday.

In Class 2A girls Unity Christian won a state title with a score of 97 followed by Northeast Goose Lake at 124. Western Christian was 8th with a team total 189. The Unity team was led by Kassidy DeJong who was 4th individually in a time of 15:11. Samantha Bandstra was 13th in a time of 15:38. Other Unity team members include Alyssa Fedders, Jennie Droog, Tara Tilstra, Tessa Schoonhoven and Kinza Brue.

Other top 20 individuals included Erika Douma of Western who was 7th in a time of 15:42 and Kori Schulte of George Little Rock Central Lyon who was 16th in a time of 15:44. The winning time was 14:54.

In the 3A girls team competition MOC Floyd Valley was 2nd with a total of 85. Decorah won it with a 63. the Lady Dutch were led by Bethany Dykstra who finished second individually in 14:31. Caroline Ascherl was 9th in 15:24. Kenzie Mulder also finished at 15:24. She was hundredths of seconds behind her team mate and finished in 10th place. Jaycee Vander Berg was 18th in 15:34. The winning individual time was 13:51. Other MOC Floyd Valley team members include Sali Valdez, Rebekah Muilenberg and Michelle Crogan.

In Class 1A girls Leah Seivert of Sibley Ocheyedan was a State runner up finishing in 14:15. The winning time was 14:05.

In the boys Class 1A Competition Trinity Christian was 5th with a team total of 187. West Lyon was 10th in 214. Council Bluffs St Albert won the team title with a 68.

Trinity Christian team members include Alex Van Ginkel who was 7th individually in 16:57 and Colton Hoksbergen who was 18th in 17:23. Other team members include Brad and Gregg Gritters, Marcus Van Engen, Justin King and Blake Meyer.

Other top 20 individuals were Micah Bajema of West Lyon who was 6th in 16:42. Quinn Groff competed for the Sheldon Orabs tied for 39th finishing in 17:21. The winning time was 16:15.

In the Class 2A boys team competition Spirit Lake was 7th at 195. Okoboji was 9th in 222 and Western Christian finished 11th at 227. Monticello won the title with 52 points.

Thelma Madsen

Thelma B. Madsen, age 84, of Okoboji, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on July 25, 1928, in Sioux Center, Iowa, to James and Jennie (Boone) Brommer.

Thelma graduated from Sheldon High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Garth Madsen on July 22, 1946, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Garth passed away on November 1, 2005.

Thelma worked for Northwestern Bell for many years as a facility maintenance manager, managing all of Southwest Iowa, before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Okoboji Women=s Club and First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Thelma enjoyed spending her spare time gardening, quilting, traveling and her coffee groups. She truly loved her time with her family!

Thelma is survived by her daughter, Jewel Allers, and her husband, Ben, of Kansas City, Missouri; two sons, Lyle Madsen, and his wife, Nita, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Rex Madsen, and his wife, Bev, of Bedford, Texas; grandchildren, Justin, Ryan (Paula), Kelly (Chad), Aaron (Traci), Zach (May), Reid (Ally), Kevin (Peggy), Ryan, Morgan (Tracy) and Jennifer (Michael); fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Brommer, and his wife, Anne, of Sioux Center, and Jim Brommer, and his wife, Penny, of Bend, Oregon; two step-sisters, Lois Ford of Mesa, Arizona, and Angie Elgersma of Sanborn; a step-brother, Al Heemstra of Hospers. She was preceded by her parents; daughter, Roxi Baerenwald; brother, Les Brommer; and step-father, Henry Heemstra.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00A.M. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Visitation will be held Friday, from 4:00P.M. until 6:00P.M. at the Schuchert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery.

The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Second Round Of Iowa Football Playoffs Monday Night October 29th

Round two of the Iowa Football Playoffs are set for tonight around the State. Our KIWA broadcast double header includes Sheldon at Spirit Lake on KIWA AM 1550.

On KIWA FM 105.3 we’ll bring you Garner Hayfield Ventura against Boyden Hull Rock Valley from Rock Valley.







Class 2A

Sheldon (8-2) at (9-1) Spirit Lake
Broadcast on KIWA AM 1550. Streamed from the website at Pregame at 6:05.

Garner Hayfield Ventura (7-3) vs (9-0) Boyden Hull Rock Valley at Rock Valley
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Streamed from the website at Pregame at 6:05.

8 Player

Remsen Union (7-3) at (10-0) MMC

Harris Lake Park (8-2) at (10-0) Newell Fonda

Class A

Hinton (7-3) at (9-1) West Lyon

Akron Westfield (9-1) at (9-1) West Hancock

Class 1A

Fort Dodge St Edmonds (9-1) at (9-1) Emmetsburg

South O’Brien (8-2) at (10-0) IKM

Class 3A

Carroll (4-6) at (8-2) Lewis Central

Heelan (9-1) vs (7-3) Spencer at Memorial Stadium in Sioux City

Winners in all classes will meet in the Quarterfinal Round on Friday November 2nd at sites to be determined by Monday night’s outcomes.



G-LR Pulls Upset on Home Floor Friday Night in 1A Volleyball Region Semi Final

Unranked George Little Rock upset 5th ranked Central Lyon 3-2 in George. the unranked Mustangs now move on to Wednesday’s Region Final in Sioux Center.





Class 2A Region 1 Semifinals

Upper Bracket at Schaller

Number 11 Ridge View 25-18-25-25, 15th ranked Boyden Hull 20-25-21-16
Lower Bracket at Hull – Western Christian
2nd ranked Western Christian 25-25-25, Sibley 4-7-12


Second ranked Western Christian and number 11 Ridge View meet Wednesday October 31st at the MOC Floyd Valley High School Gym for a trip to State
Class 1A Region 1 Semifinals


Upper Bracket at Akron
7th ranked Gehlen Catholic 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 13-16-20


Lower Bracket at George

George-Little Rock 9-25-25-25-15, 5th ranked Central Lyon 25-27-16-21-12


George Little Rock and seventh ranked LeMars Gehlen meet Wednesday October 31st at the Sioux Center High School Gym for a trip to State