G-LR-CL Claims Come From Behind win Over Sheldon Friday

mustang logoGeorge Little Rock Central Lyon scored 3 runs in the top of the sixth inning for a 7-5 come from behind win over Sheldon Friday night in George. The Orabs had scored 5 in the bottom of the third and had carried a 5-4 lead into the sixth inning.

Jessica Sanbulte led the Mustang offense with a solo home run. Shelby Fastert tripled to drive in 2 runs going 1-for-3 with 2 runs scored. Ashley Boer went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run as well.

Caitlin Cain was 2-for-4 including a triple and finished with a run scored and 2 RBI’s for Sheldon. Mackensey Radke, Jessica Van Beek and Kellsey Den Hartog also drove in runs.

Laura Heibult went the final 2 and two-thirds innings of 1 hit shut out relief for the win. Sami Kleinwolterink took the loss going 7 innings. She was charged with 5 earned runs on 10 hits walking 1 and striking out 4.


Henry “Kope” Koldenhoven

Henry “Kope” Koldenhoven, age 79 of Sanborn, IA, passed away at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE on Friday, June 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church in Sanborn, IA.

Visitation will also be held at the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church on Monday, June 30th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening.  Burial will be at Roseland Cemetery near Sanborn.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 79 year-old Henry “Kope” Koldenhoven of Sanborn.

Henry Gerald “Kope” Koldenhoven, son of Gerrit and Alice (Bos) Koldenhoven, was born December 18, 1934 near Ireton, IA. In 1944, the family moved to a farm near Sanborn, IA. He attended Sanborn Christian School, and graduated from Western Christian High School in 1952.

Kope served in the United States Army from 1955 – 1957 as part of the peacekeeping forces in Japan. He also served in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.

On August 27, 1957, Kope was united in marriage to Myrna Joan Verbrugge at the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church. The couple was blessed with three children: Brian, Sheila, and Gregg. Following their marriage, Kope began working at the Sanborn Body Shop and was employed there for 10 years. Eventually, he purchased the business and operated it until his retirement at the end of 1999.
Kope was a life-long member of the Christian Reformed Church; serving on the SCS Board and Church Council. He enjoyed singing, fishing, gardening, and a good game of pool. Operating and repairing mechanical things was a natural for Kope, and he often spent his leisure time just “putzing” around in his shop. Kope and Myrna raised their family, and lived their entire married life in the Sanborn area.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children: Brian Koldenhoven and his wife, Cindy, of Sanborn, IA, Sheila Lammers and her husband, Don, of Denver, CO, and Gregg Koldenhoven and his wife, Diana of Longmont, CO; seven grandchildren: Brent Koldenhoven and his wife Lindsey, Michael Koldenhoven and his wife Cassi, Joseph Lammers, Darin Lammers, Alison Lammers, Maxwell Henry Koldenhoven, Bricelyn Koldenhoven; four great-grandchildren: Kaylen, Alivia, Brayden, and Jase; one brother, Jim Koldenhoven and his wife, Sally; and one sister, Marilyn Vander Ark and her husband, Cork.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrna, on July 15, 2006, and one grandson in infancy.

Orab Softball Team wins in Hartley

OrabsThe Sheldon softball team was at Hartley Thursday night for a make-up game with the Hawks. Sheldon picked up the win 14-5.

Abbie Meendering led the offense with a pair of extra base hits as she doubled and homered in the contest. On the night Meendering drove in 3 runs, and scored twice gong 2-for-4 in the ballgame. Mackenzie Radke drove in 2 runs. Jessica Van Beek went 3-for-5 driving in 2 runs and scored a run as well.  

Kaylen Kuchel had a double to drive in a pair of runs for Hartley Melvin Sanborn. Krista Orthmann also doubled in a run.

Sami Kleinwolterink got the win going seven innings. She scattered 5 hits giving up 4 earned runs. She struck out 1 and did not walk a batter. Krista Orthmann went the first three innings and took the loss. She gave up 5 runs on 7 hits. 

Sports Scores From Saturday June 21st

baseball field

Saturday marked another round of tournaments for area teams in both softball and baseball. Akron Westfield from the War Eagle Conference played host to one of the week end tourneys. On the baseball diamond Ridge View hosted tournament play.






Saturday Tournament Softball 06/21/2014
Akron-Westfield 12, LeMars 0
Akron-Westfield 7, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 0

Alta/Aurelia 4, West Lyon 0
Alta/Aurelia 7, Akron-Westfield JV 0

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 10, West Sioux, Hawarden 0
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 11, West Sioux, Hawarden 7

LeMars 3, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 1

LeMars Gehlen Catholic 10, St. Mary, Storm Lake 4
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 10, Unity Christian 0

MMC-RU 6, West Lyon 4
MMC-RU 9, West Monona 1

Sioux Center 6, Sioux City, West 1
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 5, Harris-Lake Park 4
St. Mary’s, Remsen 8, South O’Brien 6



Saturday Tournament Baseball 06/21/2014
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 3, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 1

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 11, Woodbury Central, Moville 0 (5 inning)
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 3, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 2

Ridge View 12, Cherokee, Washington 5 (Ridge View Tournament)
Ridge View 2, Alta/Aurelia 1 (Ridge View Tournament)

Bernadine Den Hartog

Bernadine Den HartogBernadine Den Hartog, age 91, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. Mr. Cory Grimm and Rev. Tim Truesdell officiating.

Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 24, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to

The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Bernadine Den Hartog.

Bernadine “Berdie” Den Hartog was born on February 14, 1923 in Sanborn, Iowa, the daughter of Peter and Gertrude (De Boer) Kooistra. She lived her youth in Sanborn where she attended Sanborn Christian Grade School. When Berdie was 15 years old, she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and worked with the World War II effort and later as a nanny. She contracted rheumatic fever and returned home. She then attended Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa, graduating in 1945. She taught geography at Rock Valley Christian School for a half year before moving back to Sanborn, Iowa. During World War II Berdie began a letter writing courtship with Robert Den Hartog of Sheldon, Iowa while he was serving in Europe. They were united in marriage on November 27, 1946, in the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church. They lived and farmed south, north, and northeast of Sheldon. They retired in 1986 and moved to town.

Berdie had a passion for sewing, making baby blankets and over a hundred quilts. In the last few years she sewed over 3000 items that were sent to Haiti. She enjoyed music and sang with the Senior Saints for 25 years. She volunteered at the Village Treasure Chest for 27 years.

A charter member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, she was a Sunday School, Bible School and Catechism teacher, and active in choir, Bible Study and Women’s Guild. She was a member of Farm Bureau Women and the Christian Retirement Home Auxiliary.

Berdie will be remembered by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for her love of family and her strong Christian faith.

She passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota surrounded by family members.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Robert Den Hartog of Sheldon, IA; her 8 children: Lorna Neerhof (Lee) of Neenah, WI, Gayle Roelfs (Bruce) of Sheldon, IA, Jim Den Hartog (Eloise) of Boyden, IA, Marlys Grimm (Norm) of Newton, IA, Karen Alderink (Tim) of Holland, MI, Brenda Krahling (Jeff) of Sibley, IA, Mary Ginn of Jewell, IA, Tim Den Hartog (Gail) of Canton, SD; 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; one sister: Jackie Tuinstra of Jenison, MI; two brothers: Sid Kooistra (Joanne) of Jenison, MI, Jim Kooistra of Eldorado, CA; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Anne Homkes (Judd), Gert Bloomer (Harold), two brothers: Clarence Kooistra (Effie) (2nd wife, Anne) and Jake Kooistra; two brothers-in-law: Arnold Bruinsma and Mike Tuinstra.