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Sheldon Council to Discuss Street Scape Project

The Sheldon City council will hold a discussion on the proposed Street Scape Project at their meeting Wednesday.

The project which would produce a new look for the downtown area and needed improvements in the infrastructure was discussed sometime ago, but further consideration was delayed until more information could be gathered.

The council will also consider a proposed resolution of necessity for the 2012 Sidewalk Improvement project and set the date and time for a public hearing.

Wednesday’s meeting begins at 4:30 in the Sheldon Community Services center.


KSFY Removal From HTC Cable Lineup Hopefully Temporary

Sioux Falls ABC affiliate KSFY has been missing from the HTC Cable lineup.

Dave Raak, CEO of HTC Communications says that the situation is that KSFY (and other broadcast stations)used to pay the cable companies to carry their channel(s). Then it was an even-over trade. Now KSFY and other broadcast stations want money from the cable companies for the privilege of carrying their station.

Raak says they’re willing to give them some, but not as much as KSFY wants. He doesn’t want to raise rates, so they’re at an impasse right now.

Negotiations continue. Raak says he hopes to get KSFY back on as soon as possible. In the meantime, he says you can watch most of the same programming except for locally-produced shows on KCAU, out of Sioux City.

We’ll have more on the story on our 5 PM report this afternoon.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director


Big Win For Santorum in NW Iowa; State Total – Romney Beats Santorum by EIGHT Votes

Here are the results of the northwest Iowa Republican Caucuses.

Lyon County (final, complete):

Rick Santorum 329
Ron Paul 57
Rick Perry 52
Newt Gingrich 42
Mitt Romney 36
Michelle Bachmann 23
Jon Huntsman 1

O’Brien County: (final, complete)

Rick Santorum 265
Ron Paul 105
Rick Perry 73
Newt Gingrich 57
Mitt Romney 56
Michelle Bachmann 29
Jon Huntsman 3

Osceola County: (final, complete)

Rick Santorum 81
Ron Paul 78
Mitt Romney 48
Newt Gingrich 29
Michelle Bachmann 20
Rick Perry 17
Jon Huntsman 2

Sioux County: (final, complete)

Rick Santorum 943
Mitt Romney 299
Rick Perry 297
Ron Paul 279
Newt Gingrich 160
Michelle Bachmann 82
Jon Huntsman 9

These results are unofficial and these methods of accessing the results have no service guarantees.


Find Your GOP Caucus Location Here

Here are the Republican Caucus locations for the four northwestern-most counties in Iowa.

If you don’t know your precinct name, you can go to the Iowa Secretary of State’s precinct finder at sos.iowa.gov/elections/VoterReg/PollingPlace/search.aspx.

Remember — your caucus place is probably NOT where you vote in a regular election. However, some of them ARE, so make sure you know where you’re going.

In Lyon County:

George Community Building
Precinct Name: Pct 1 George
117 S. Main
George, IA 51237

Doon Community Center South Room
Precinct Name: Pct 2 Doon
207 Barton Ave.
Doon, IA 51235

Inwood Community Center
Precinct Name: Pct 3 Inwood
103 S. Main St.
Inwood, IA 51240

Larchwood Community Center
Precinct Name: Pct 4 Larchwood
909 Broadway
Larchwood, IA 51241

Lester Community Center
Precinct Name: Pct 5 Lester
203 5th St.
Lester, IA 51242

Little Rock School Library
Precinct Name: Pct 6 Little Rock
140 1st Avenue
Little Rock, IA 51243

Forster Community Building
Precinct Name: Pct 7 Rock Rapids, Pct 8 Rock Rapids
404 1st Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246


In Osceola County:

Ashton Legion Community Center
Precinct Name: Ashton, Melvin
323 3rd St. (Main St.)
Ashton, IA 51232

Ocheyedan Town Hall
Precinct Name: May City, Ocheyedan, Harris
869 Main Street
Ocheyedan, IA 51354

Everyone else in Osceola County would caucus at the Osceola County Courthouse in Sibley.


In O’Brien County, the GOP caucus location for everyone in the whole county is the South O’Brien Community School at 155 3rd Street in Primghar.


In Sioux County:

Alton Community Building
Precinct Name: Alton, Nassau, East Orange
1101 3rd Ave
Alton, IA 51003

Demco Center
Precinct Name: Capel, Sheridan, Grant
714 Main St
Boyden, IA 51234

Ireton City Office
Precinct Name: Eagle, Center
316 Main St
Ireton, IA 51027

Hospers Community Building
Precinct Name: Floyd, Lynn
211 Main
Hospers, IA 51238

West Sioux High School Auditorium
Precinct Name: Hawarden, Buncombe, Logan, Washington
1300 Falcon Drive
Hawarden, IA 51023

Orange City City Hall
Precinct Name: Holland, West Branch S 1/2
125 Central Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041

Boyden Hull High School Theatre
Precinct Name: Lincoln
801 1st St
Hull, IA 51239

MOC/FV High School
Precinct Name: Orange City 1, Sherman
615 8th SE
Orange City, IA 51041

Orange City City Hall
Precinct Name: Orange City 2
125 Central Ave SE
Orange City, IA 51041

Rock Valley High School
Precinct Name: Plato, Garfield, Settlers, Sioux S 1/2
1712 20th Ave
Rock Valley, IA 51247

Ireton City Office
Precinct Name: Reading
316 Main St
Ireton, IA 51027

Rock Valley High School
Precinct Name: Rock, Sioux N 1/2, Rock Valley,
1712 20th Ave
Rock Valley, IA 51247

Sioux Center High School (TE Paske Theatre)
Precinct Name: Sioux Center 1, West Branch N 1/2, Sioux Center 2, Welcome
Precinct Code: SC1
550 9th St NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250

If your Republican caucus is in a different county, you can find it at iowagop.org/caucus/findmycaucus.php.

We’ll have the Democratic caucus locations in another story here on kiwaradio.com.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director


Find Your Democratic Caucus Location Here

Here are the Democratic Caucus locations for the four northwestern-most Iowa counties. Caucuses start at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Remember — your caucus place is probably NOT where you vote in a regular election. However, some of them ARE, so make sure you know where you’re going.

Lyon County Democrats will meet at the Forster Community Center, southeast meeting room.

The O’Brien County Democratic Party will have their meetings as follows:
Sheldon wards 1, 2 and 3 as well as Carroll Township and Floyd Townships will meet at the Sheldon Public High School library. All other townships and towns will meet at the O’Brien County Courthouse in Primghar.

Osceola County Democrats will meet at the Sibley Senior Center.

Sioux County Democrats will meet at the Sioux Center Public Library.

If your Democratic caucus is in a different county, you can find it at thecaucuses.com/yourcaucus.php.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director


SW Minnesota Law Officers Arrest One Suspect In Connection With Bank Robbery

Law Enforcement officers have arrested one suspect in a bank robbery in southwest Minnesota.

Officers report that someone robbed the Rolling Hills Bank in Brewster, Minnesota Tuesday (1/3).

The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Worthington Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and the Heron Lake Police Department all responded to the scene.

According to the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, they were looking for a male, around 6 feet tall, wearing a light blue jacket.

Law enforcement officials say there were three employees in the bank at the time and the perpetrator did show a gun and handed the teller a bag asking for cash. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robber left the bank using the front door.

The Nobles County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the FBI have made an arrest in this case. No other details are available at this time.

If you have any information, please call the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office at 507-372-2136.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director