Sports Scores for Saturday June 24th

Northwest Iowa — Weekend tournaments high lighted the sports schedule for Saturday. The Sheldon softball team was at the Okoboji tournament while the baseball team was at the Hinton tournament.

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James “Jim” Dykstra

Mr. James “Jim” Dykstra, age 88, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, June 28, at 10:30 am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Mark Vande Zande will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday, at 9:30 am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Visitation will be after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home.

Friday Results at Rapid Speedway June 23rd

Rock Rapids Iowa — It was another exciting night of racing Friday at Rapids Speedway in Rock Rapids. The Sportsmans, Lems Auto Recyclers USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B-Modifieds, Precision Auto Body USRA Stock Cars and Late Model Street Stocks were all contested.
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Adeline Slothouber

Adeline Slothouber age 75 of Warsaw, MO, formerly of Sioux Center, IA died June 22, 2017 at Lincoln Community Care Center in Lincoln, MO.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center, IA with Rev. Van Rathbun officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center.

Visitation will be Monday June 26th with family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.

A complete obituary and register can be found at

Volunteers Still Needed at East to Assemble Playground

The Excellence for East committee is still looking for volunteers to help set up the new playground equipment at East Elementary in Sheldon on Tuesday, June 27th. Assembly will begin at 7:30 a.m. and they hope to finish at 5:00 p.m.

Anyone who is able to volunteer their time can add their name to the volunteer sign up sheet HERE. If you cannot sign up for a full morning or afternoon shift you are still welcome to help out for as long as you can. Thank you in advance for helping get the playground ready for the students!