Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 2

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October 2


Amber Wiersema of Archer from family & friends
(35) Carrie of George from George Locker
(92) Grace Steensma of Sheldon from family
(21) Tera Boone of Sheldon

Myra Vlieger

Mrs. Myra Vlieger, age 89, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, October 6, at 10:30am, in the chapel of the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Jack Ritsema and the Rev. Mark Haverdink will officiate. After a lunch at the church, interment will be at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice.

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

Myra Geraldine was born on December 30, 1922, in rural Maurice, the daughter of Jacob G. and Fannie D. (Schutt) Den Herder. She was raised on a farm near Maurice, where she graduated from high school. Myra worked briefly in California while the love of her life, James Henry Vlieger, was stationed there during WWII. She returned to Maurice, after he was deployed with the United States Navy’s Pacific fleet.

On April 12, 1946, she married Jim in the Maurice Reformed Church. They farmed the Vlieger family farm southeast of Maurice until 1965, when they moved into town and operated Jim’s Feed Store together for many years. Jim passed away on March 4, 2005, after nearly 59 years of marriage.

In earlier years, Myra was a member of the Maurice Reformed Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school, catechism, and Vacation Bible School classes. She was also a member of the Pressman-Kosters American Legion Auxiliary, organizing the annual Maurice poppy drive and putting out flags on the graves of veterans at St. Mary’s and Sherman Township Cemeteries at Maurice. She and Jim worked many local elections, and Myra was a census taker in 2000.

In the fall of 2005, Myra moved to Orange City, and in January of 2010, she became a resident of the Heritage House, where she was known for her hymn singing until shortly before her death. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Orange City at the time of her death.

Mrs. Vlieger enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, growing flowers and making silk floral arrangements, performing “Yankee Dutch” readings, and writing letters of encouragement. She helped write the Maurice Centennial pageant, as well as their history book. She was known for her salted peanut chocolate chip cookies, which were her own recipe. She loved taking photos, especially of sunsets and the people she loved.

Survivors include her two daughters and their husbands, Sandra and the Rev. Jack Ritsema, of Ackley, and Kathy and John Leinenkugel, of Grimes; a son and his wife, David and Carla Vlieger, of Maryville, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Norine Vlieger, of Altoona; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Trudy Den Herder, of Luverne, Minnesota.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Vlieger; two sisters and their husbands, Jeanette and Wilbur De Jong and Gladys and Kenneth DePree; and a brother, George Den Herder.

Memorials will be directed to the Heritage House Nursing Home.


Sports Schedule For Tuesday 10/2/12

Northwest Iowa — It’s a busy night for volleyball with a full slate of matches in the Siouxland Conference along with the War Eagle Conference and Lakes. In cross country the annual Cherokee invite is being held on the grounds of the State Hospital.





Sheldon at West Lyon

Sibley Ocheyedan at Boyden Hull

Sioux Center at Rock Valley

G-LR at Central Lyon

West Sioux at Akron Westfield

Spalding at Gehlen

MMC at Unity

Sioux Central at South O’Brien

HMS at Remsen Union

Hinton at Remsen St Mary’s

Western at Spencer

Cross Country

Sheldon at the Cherokee invite

Theo Bartman GPAC Special Teams Player of The Week

Northwestern’s Theo Bartman was named GPAC Special Teams Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.

Bartman from Rock Valley was a key component in the 15th-ranked Red Raiders 33-27 overtime win over Nebraska Wesleyan last Saturday. The junior returned four kickoffs for 124 yards, averaging 31 yards per return. Bartman began the second half with a season-best 52-yard kickoff return that helped set up a Northwestern touchdown and later returned another kick for over 30 yards setting up another NWC score. He also rushed for a 17-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Also Monday Aaron Jansen of Orange City was named BSN linebacker of the week as announced by the Beyond Sports Network.

Jansen, a senior linebacker, totaled five tackles, including 4.5 for a loss and four solo stops. He also registered one of the Red Raiders eight sacks on the day and nabbed an interception.

Northwestern will host Midland on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1:30pm for its annual Homecoming game.

5 GPAC Teams in Latest NAIA Top 25 Northwestern Number 11

Five GPAC teams are among this weeks top 25. Morningside tops the list in the number four spot overall. The others are Northwestern, Doane, Hastings and Dakota Wesleyan.








2012 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 4 (Oct. 1)

1 Marian (Ind.) 4-0 312
2 Georgetown (Ky.) 5-0 304
3 Missouri Valley 5-0 285
4 Morningside (Iowa) 4-0 283
5 William Penn (Iowa) 5-0 256
6 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 4-1 250
7 Saint Francis (Ind.) 4-1 240
8 Carroll (Mont.) 4-2 238
9 Cumberlands (Ky.) 5-0 215
10 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 3-1 213
11 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-1 188
12 Benedictine (Kan.) 4-1 168
13 Montana Tech 4-1 164
14 Grand View (Iowa) 4-2 153
15 St. Francis (Ill.) 4-2 140
16 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 3-1 137
17 Cumberland (Tenn.) 4-1 121
18 Doane (Neb.) 4-1 106
19 Baker (Kan.) 4-2 97
20 Kansas Wesleyan 4-1 88
21 Hastings (Neb.) 4-0 73
22 Menlo (Calif.) 4-1 67
23 Faulkner (Ala.) 4-1 57
24 Eastern Oregon 2-2 40
25 Dakota Wesleyan 3-1 16


Cross Country State Qualifying Assignments Are Out

State Qualifying Cross Country assignments have released. District competition is set for Thursday October 18th. In Class 2A Sheldon will be at Ridge View. The field includes Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Cherokee, East Sac County, the Estherville Lincoln Central boys squad, George Little Rock, Maple Valley Anthon Oto, MMC, Okoboji, host team Ridge View, Sioux Center, Spirit Lake, Unity, Western and Woodbury Central.

Area Class 1A teams will be at Ridge View as well. The field of teams includes Akron Westfield, Alta Aurelia, Ar-We-Va, Algona Garrigan, the Clay Central Everly boys, Emmetsburg, Gehlen, the Harris Lake Park boys, HMS, Hinton, Laurens Marathon, Lawton Bronson, Manson Northwest Webster, Paton Churdan, Pocahontas Area, Prairie Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Spalding, Remsen St Mary’s, Tri Center, Trinity Christian, West Lyon, West Monona, West Sioux and Westwood Sloan.

Area Class 3A teams will meet at Spencer. The field of teams includes Algona, Heelan, Clear Lake, Denison Schleswig, the Estherville Lincoln Central girls, Garner Hayfield, Humboldt, LeMars, MOC Floyd Valley, Sergeant Bluff Luton, Storm Lake, Webster City and host team Spencer.