Sheldon Middle School Girls Track Teams Finish Season Strong

On Friday, May 11, the 7th and 8th grade girls middle school track team traveled to Storm Lake for the annual Big Five Track Meet. At this final meet of the season, the 8th grade girls finished second with 86 points, while the 7th grade girls finished in third place, scoring 71 points. The 7th grade girls were just three points behind Storm Lake, so they nearly finished second in the meet. Both teams finished with their highest point total of the season.

In 7th grade, in the 100 M hurdles, Bryn Groff and Madison Tolk, finished first and second, respectively, with Bryn running the race in 17.32 seconds, lowering the school record of 19.01 that Madison had set at Cherokee earlier this season. Madison Tolk placed first in the long jump; she jumped 14’6”, nearly tying the school record (14’7”) that has been standing for over 30 years. Madison Tolk also finished first in the 200 M hurdles. The 4×800 M relay team (Madison Tolk, Kelsey Van Drie, Libby Ven Huizen, Bryn Groff) came in second place and finishing third for the Orabs were Bryn Groff in the 800 M run, Holly Wolf in the high jump, Kelsey Van Drie in the 1500 M run, and the shuttle hurdle relay team (Bailey Elgersma, Kaitlyn Vote, Brailey Grant, and Jessica Wollmuth).

In the 8th grade, the 4×800 M relay team (Anna Marie Fjeld, Sarah Cain, Katie Strouth, Emma Van Meeteren) finished in first place. The shuttle hurdle relay team (Alyssa Kavanagh, Bizzy Feekes, Zoey Russell, Kayla Van Meeteren) finished in second place and ran their fastest time of the season (1:19.44), breaking the previous record of 1:19.50 set just last season. Finishing second for the Orabs were Emma Van Meeteren in the 800 M run, Sarah Cain in the 400 M dash, Kayla Van Meeteren in the 1500 M run, and Alyssa Kavanagh finished second in the 200 M hurdles. Kayla Van Meeteren and Alyssa Kavanagh both ran personal best times in their respective races. Finishing third were Emma Van Meeteren in the 400 meters, Sarah Cain in the 800 M run, Kayla Van Meeteren in the high jump, Alyssa Kavanagh in the 100 M hurdles and long jump, Anna Marie Fjeld in the 1500 M run, and the 4×100 M relay team (Lexi Ackerman, Kayla Van Meeteren, Zoey Russell, and Anna Marie Fjeld). Many other athletes scored fourth and fifth place finishes in both grades which added to the team’s point totals, so it was truly a team effort.


Iowa State Track And Field Day Two 5/18/12

Its day two of the Iowa State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines and area athletes continue to excel. Kim Kroeze of Western won the state title in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:04.17. Paige Van Wyk of Sheldon was 7th in 1:07.88.

In the boys 1A discus Grant Greenfield of Sibley Ocheyedan went 172-04 to win a state title.

Taking a look at top 10 performances on Friday Unity Christian opened day two with a 10th place finish in the 2A distance medley with a time of 4:22.36. Team members include Justine Van Sloten, Lindsey Broek, Jill Schouten and Kayla Byl.

In the boys 4 by 200 meter relay in 2A Unity was 5th in a time of 1:31.01. Team members include Dalton De Haan, Jordan Everson, Robbie Vander Veen and Jake Floen

In the girls 2A 4 by 200 Western was 8th in 1:47.31. Team members include Kenzie Vande Vegte, Elissa Jansma, Kelli Boer and Jamie Gesink

In the boys 2A 110 meter hurdles Sam VanGinkel had the 5th fastest time in the prelims at 15.18

In the girls 3A 4 x 100 meter prelims MOC Floyd Valley had the 6th fastest time in 50.87 Team members include Rebekah Muilenburg, Ali Achterhoff, Jade Hanson and Sam Wielenga.

In the boys 2A 4 x 100 prelims Western Christian had the 9th fastest time in 44.43. Team members include Heath Bonestroo, Kyle Fykstra, Jacob VanGinkel and Sam VanGinkel

In the girls 3A 4 x 400 prelims MOC Floyd Valley had the 4th fastest time in the prelims in 4:05.44. Team members include Katie Landhuis, Ali Achterhoff, Jade Hanson and Alexis Conaway

In the boys 1A 400 meter hurdles Kyle Standley of West Lyon finished 10th in a time of 56.86

In the 1A girls 4 x 100 prelims G-LR had the fastest time at 51.07. Team members include Rachel Williams, Teyha Graham, Madison Henning and Jessica Hilbrands.

Sibley Ocheyedan had the 10th fastest time in 51.81. Team members include Tayler Wasmund, Bridget Doeden, Erin Swenson and Nicole Rozeboom.

In the 1A boys 4 x 100 prelims West Lyon had the 9th fastest time in the prelims at 44.79. Team members include Kyle Groeneweg, Alex Groeneweg, Tyler Kruse and Sully Al-Ostaz

In the 1A boys 4 x 400 prelims West Lyon had the 3rd fastest time in the prelims at 3:30.44. Team members include James Dubbelde, Louis Castillo, Kyle Standley and Adam Tuenissen


Field Events:

In the boys 3A long jump Trey Achterhoff of MOC Floyd Valley finished 8th with a distance of 20-10

In  the boys 2A high jump Jordan Folkerts of Western finished 7th with a jump of 6-02

In the boys 3A shot put Drew Rupp finished 10th with a toss of 49-05.50

In the boys 2A discus Collin Korver of Unity finished 10th with a toss of 148-03

In the girls 3A long jump Katelyn Probst of MOC Floyd Valley finished 4th with a leap of 16-05


Orange City City Council Meeting May 21


Governmental Body:                           The City Council of the City of Orange City, Iowa and the Board of Trustees of the Orange City Municipal Hospital

Date of Meeting:                        May 21, 2012

Time of Meeting:                         40Airport implementation plan under the 95/5 funding formula.  Exhibit 7 at meeting time.  Exhibit 5t couple of days so we will r:30 o’clock P.M.

Place of Meeting:                                  Council Chambers, City Hall, 125 Central Ave SE Orange City,Iowa

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above mentioned governmental body will meet at the date, time and place above set out.  The tentative agenda for said meeting is as follows:

l.   Meeting called to order

2.   Opening ceremonies

3.   Approval of agenda

4.   Approval of minutes

5.   Financial report

6.   Monthly bills

7.   Not to exceed $6,000,000 Hospital Revenue Capital Loan Notes (Orange City Area Health System Project) Series 2012 (the “Series 2012 Notes”)

  • Public hearing on the authorization of a Loan Agreement for the Series 2012 Notes, and the issuance of Notes to evidence the obligation of the City thereunder
  • Approval of the forms of Tax Exemption Certificate for the Series 2012 Notes
  • Resolution approving and authorizing form of Loan Agreement for the Series 2012 Notes, and form of Revenue Agreement for the Series 2012 Notes, and authorizing and providing for the issuance of the Series 2012 Notes and providing for a method of payment of said Notes

Council Meeting

May 21, 2012

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8.   Public hearing

  • Resolution to amend the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget

9.   Aberson Addition

  • Public hearing
  • Resolution approving final plat
  • Rezoning

10.   Ordinance extending and amending the designation of Urban Revitalization Area Nos. 8-92, 9-92, and 10-92

11.   28E Agreement with Unity Christian High School

12.   Construction of Electric Distribution System Improvements for the Orange City Municipal Utilities

  • Resolution approving construction contract and bond

13.   Water ordinance

14.   Liquor license permit

15.   Airport closing study

16.   Housing incentives

17.   Resolution authorizing application for Rural Economic Development Loan

18.   Reimbursement resolution for hospital project

19.   Dave Duistermars alley request

20.   Administrative reports

21.   Council comments

Council Meeting

May 21, 2012

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22.   Adjournment

This notice is given at the direction of the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 28A, Iowa Code, as amended, and the local rules of said governmental body.


Janet Brown, City Clerk of the

                                                City of Orange City,Iowa


Northwest Area Education Agency Board of Directors May 21 Meeting Agenda


Northwest Area Education Agency Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, May 21, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Location Change: Northwest Iowa Community College

603 W. Park Street, Sheldon, Iowa


5:30 p.m.          Joint Meeting and Dinner with NCC Board of Directors.

Welcome – Dr. Aletha Stubbe

Program:     “Turbo-Charge Your Board-CEO Relationships”


Board member comments

Closing remarks – Dr. Aletha Stubbe and Dr. Tim Grieves

7:00 p.m.          1.0        Call Meeting to Order.

2.0               Roll Call.

3.0               Recognition of Visitors.

4.0               Public Forum.

4.1               Opportunity for public input.

5.0               Approval of Agenda:

5.1               Additions or deletions may be requested by board members, visitors, or administrators.

5.2               If additions are requested, they will be included under Topics for Consideration.

5.3               Adoption of Agenda.

6.0               Consent Items:

6.1        Minutes of April 16, 2012, Board Meeting.

6.2        Financial Statements.

6.3        Agreement with EduCare/Crittenton Center.

6.4        Agreement with Morningside College to provide graduate courses.

6.5        Agreement with UNI for clinical placement.

6.6        Agreement with Rock Valley CSD for Instructional Coach.

7.0               Approval of Bills and Claims:

7.1               Bills and Claims.

8.0        Division/Committee Reports:

8.1        Educational Services. Pam Barry. Update on AIW.

8.2        Board Secretary. Gloria Miller. Board Recognition Week.

8.3        Business/Finance. Wayne Hess. Sioux City facility improvements update.

8.4        Communications Coordinator. Liz Determan. Google Sites.

8.5        Media Services. Jon Wibbels. Media Dollars Iowa Code Change.

8.6        Special Education. Jim Gorman. Service Center Visits and Leadership Forums.

9.0        Personnel:

            9.1        Classified Resignations:

            9.2        Certified Resignations:

                        9.2.1     Kathleen Boyle, Special Ed Strategist.

                        9.2.2     Margery Hauser, Instructional Coach.

            9.3        Classified Hirings:

                        9.3.1     Summer contract: Derek Albert, Juvenile Home Teacher Assistant.

9.3.2     Summer contract: Cari Clyde, Juvenile Home Teacher Assistant.

9.3.3     Summer contract: Michelle Wilson, Juvenile Home Teacher Assistant.

9.3.4     Summer contract: Cyndi Miens, Juvenile Home Teacher Assistant.

            9.4        Certified Hirings:

                        9.4.1     Summer contract: Larry Stapleton, Juvenile Home Teacher.

                        9.4.2     Summer contract: Sandy Gustafson, Juvenile Home Teacher.

9.4.3     Lisa Bernard, Speech-Language Pathologist.

9.4.4     Julie Carlson, Speech-Language Pathologist.

9.4.5     Brianna Terry, Speech-Language Pathologist.

9.4.6     Brenda Neumann, ECSE Teacher/Consultant.

9.4.7     Laurie Bentson, Strategist.

9.4.8     Roberta Mehrer, Strategist.

9.4.9     Kari Rea, Strategist.

9.4.10   Theresa Stevenson, Strategist.

9.5.       Modifications in Contracts: 

9.5.1     Amanda Bengtson, Speech-Language Pathologist, reduction in days.

                                    9.5.2     Amanda Den Beste, Technology Strategist, internal transfer.

10.0      Topics for Consideration:

10.1      Customer Satisfaction Survey.

10.2      Review of 2013 IASB Legislative Action Priorities.

 10.3     Advance notice of IASB Convention, November 1415, Des Moines.

10.4      Board Member Comments.

11.0      Action Items:

            11.1      First Reading of Board Policies 900-902.4.

11.2      First Reading of updated Board Policy 605.6.

11.3      Agreement with Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD for Interpreter.

11.4      Resolution for Redistricting Plan.

            11.5      Parking Lot improvement, Sioux City office.

            11.6      Change in life and long-term disability coverage.

12.0      Chief Administrator’s Report:

            12.1      Summary of May 11, Regional Celebrations.

            12.2      STEM Hubs.

            12.3      Director District Lawsuit Update.

            12.4      Legislative Update.

13.0      Announcements:

            13.1      Monday, June 18 – Board Meeting with WIT Board, at Sioux City AEA Office.

                        13.1.1   Joint meeting with meal will be at 5:30; regular meeting to follow.

14.0      Adjournment.