Sheldon Police Arrest Three In Separate Cases

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police report three recent arrests.

On Friday (6/1), they arrested 44-year-old Frank LeFleur of Sioux City for driving while barred.

On Saturday (6/2), the police arrested 19-year-old Abner Coj Lux of Sheldon. He was charged with public intoxication.

On Tuesday (6/5), the police arrested 22-year-old Katerina Griffin of Sheldon. She was charged with domestic abuse assault.

Sheldon Man Arrested For Domestic Abuse

Sheldon, Iowa — On Tuesday, June 5 at 1:34 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a domestic disturbance that occurred at 2936 Lily Avenue, six miles northwest of Sheldon.

Upon further investigation deputies found that Jon Manasil, age 36, of Sheldon had allegedly assaulted a
family member.

Manasil was arrested for domestic assault, a serious misdemeanor.

Vehicles Driven By Hull Woman, Sanborn Man Damaged In Accident Near Doon

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department investigated a two-vehicle accident which occurred in Doon, Iowa at approximately 11:52 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012.

Joy Hurst (age 34) of Hull, Iowa was operating a 2011 Dodge Journey northbound in the 400-block of Gere Avenue. John Pedersen (age 30) of Sanborn, Iowa was operating a 1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 southbound on Gere Avenue. Pedersen began to make a left turn and then was struck by Hurst’s vehicle.

The 2011 Dodge owned by Hurst received approximately $1500 in damages and the 1990 Oldsmobile owned by Pedersen received approximately $1000 in damages.

Pedersen was cited for Failure to Yield upon Left Turn, a simple misdemeanor.

Car Driven By Beaver Creek Teen Damaged In Accident

Rock Rapids, Iowa — On June 1,2012 at 11:15 P.M. David Carr age 17, of 486 121st Street Beaver Creek, Mn was driving a 2005 Pontiac G6, owned by Mandy Heintz, and was westbound on Highway 9 and was attempting to turn north onto Garfield Avenue. That intersection is a T intersection and no road runs to the north. Carr turned the corner at a high rate of speed and struck the utility pole. He then left the scene. The REC pole sustained approximately $500.00 in damage. The vehicle sustained about $1,500 in damage.

McDowell Gets Nod For Republican Nomination For O’Brien County Supervisors, District 3

Primghar, Iowa — Nancy McDowell appears to be the Republican nominee for O’Brien County Supervisors, District 3. She defeated Edmund Stephens and Rob Hegenbarth for the nomination. The totals were 79.86 percent for Nancy McDowell, Edmond Stephens had 10.5 percent, and Rob Hegenbarth had 9.58 percent.

For the Democratic nomination for District 3, Dennis Brower appears to have received the nod, with 52.23 percent to 47.77 percent for Duane Koistra.

Click here for the full O’Brien County Primary Results.

Jeff Smith Defeats Kevin Wolfswinkel For Republican Nomination For State Representative District 1

Northwest Iowa — Jeff Smith has defeated challenger Kevin Wolfswinkel for the Republican nomination for State Representative, District 1. It’s a new district, made up of Lyon, Osceola, and Dickinson counties in northwest Iowa. When the lines were re-drawn, Jeff Smith, who lives in the Iowa Great Lakes area was the only incumbent living in the district. So while Smith has been a State Representative, he had never represented two-thirds of his district.

Osceola County resident Kevin Wolfswinkel decided to run, telling voters that he was the more conservative of the candidates.

Voters have selected Smith over Wolfswinkel by 54.89 to 44.97 percent.

The other state and federal races were pretty much no contest in our area.

Republican Congressman Steve King has pretty much tied up the Republican nomination for District 4. Democrat Christie Vilsack has done the same for the Democratic nomination.

State Senator Randy Feenstra ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for District 2, as did Dan Huseman for Representative District 3 and Dwayne Alons for the Republican nomination for Representative, district 4.