Sports Scores From Saturday, June 13th

baseball fieldNorthwest Iowa — Weekends mean tournaments for high school baseball and softball players. The Orab softball team has the weekend off but the baseball team took part in the South O’Brien tourney.


Central Lyon 13, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 3
Central Lyon 8, Okoboji, Milford 0

Ridge View 12, South O’Brien 6 (Tourney)
Ridge View 6, Sheldon 3 (Tourney)
Sheldon 11, South O’Brien 5 (Tourney)

Sioux City, West 5, Sioux Center 1
St. Mary’s, Remsen 10, North Union 1

CNOS Classic
West Monona 2, Hinton 1


Sioux Central 5, South O’Brien 3
West Lyon 10, West Sioux 0
West Sioux 8, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 6
Western Christian 11, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 4
Western Christian 13, West Lyon 7

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 18, West Bend-Mallard 0
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 4, River Valley 3
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 7, St. Mary’s, Remsen 1
Central Springs 17, Lawton-Bronson 2
Central Springs 8, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0
Clay Central-Everly 11, South O’Brien 9 (8)
North Union 13, Okoboji 1
River Valley 5, St. Mary’s, Remsen 0
River Valley 7, West Bend-Mallard 0
Spirit Lake 9, Central Springs 0
St. Mary’s, Remsen 14, West Bend-Mallard 7
Westwood 6, Mason City 2
Westwood 7, North Union 4
Westwood 8, Okoboji 3

Sports Schedule for Saturday June 13th

baseball fieldNorthwest Iowa — Weekends mean tournaments for high school baseball and softball players. The Orab softball team has the weekend off but the baseball team will take part in the South O’Brien tourney.



Sheldon, Sioux Central and Ridgeview at the South O’Brien tourney

Central Lyon, Okoboji and GT-RA at Emmetsburg tourney

CNOS Classic
Sioux Center vs Sioux City West

Hinton vs West Monona

Maple Valley Anthon Oto vs Akron Westfield

West Sioux vs Alta Aurelia


BHRV, E-LC, Remsen St Mary’s, North Union, Central Springs, Westwood, West Bend Mallard, Sioux City West, Sibley Ocheyedan, River Valley, Okoboji, Mason City, Lawton Bronson, Kingsley Pierson and G-LR-CL at the Spirit Lake tourney

Trinity, West Sioux, HMS and Western Christian at West Lyon tourney

Sioux Central at South O’Brien tourney

Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.




Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Boaters should use caution around the dredge barge, booster pump barge, and pipeline. Walleye regulations for Storm Lake are three fish per day, all fish between 17 and 22 inches must be released and only one over 22 inches may be kept. Walleye – Fair: Anglers are picking up 11 to 13 inch and 17 to 20 inch walleye. Most are having success trolling crankbaits in the dredge cuts between the islands on the east side of the lake. Others have had success fishing in 4-6 feet of water along the south shore using crankbaits and leeches. Channel Catfish – Fair: Successful anglers are using dip baits and crawlers. Fish the north shore areas, especially in the Circle Park area and the island near Circle Park. White Bass – Fair: White bass are being caught on spinners and crankbaits while fishing for walleyes. Anglers are also having luck fishing spinners and crankbaits in shallower areas near shore.


Lake Pahoja

Bluegill – Excellent: Bluegills are schooled off the jetties. Bluegills are very large with many 7-8 inch fish. Fish a worm and bobber. Largemouth Bass – Good: Largemouth are beginning to bed in the shallows along the south banks in shallower water. Throw spinner baits or soft plastics for the aggressive males.


Big Spirit Lake

Largemouth Bass – Good: Fish are bedding along the north banks. Fish that are bedding can be caught using drop shots placed around the bed or larger Texas rigged baits. Use a lighter color to keep your bait visible. Walleye – Good: Local anglers are catching walleye around 5:00 till dark at the North Grade. Fish above and below the slot are being caught and creeled. Successful anglers are using dark deer hair jigs tipped with. Yellow Perch – Fair: The fishing pier at the grade is producing more 6-8 inch perch for anglers willing to sort through bullheads and bluegill. Successful anglers are using jig heads and wax worms. Crappie – Fair: Crappies over 10 inches are becoming a common catch at the north grade. Anglers are using minnows below bobbers anywhere along the grade. The old footbridge site is turning on as well. Anglers are pulling minnows parallel with the rocks to bring crappies into their baskets. Anglers fishing this location are catching larger numbers but less respective in size. These fish are 8-10 inches. Black Bullhead – Fair: The bullhead bite at the north grade is slowing. Creeled anglers are taking home single digits. These fish are 12-14 inches. Successful anglers are leaving the worm on the bottom and fishing around submerged vegetation. Northern Pike – Fair: Creeled anglers are catching northerns while trolling around vegetation just before dark. Most creeled northerns are in the 30 inch range but in low numbers.


Center Lake

Bluegill – Fair: 6-8 inch bluegill are being caught in low numbers along the north. Use small lipstick jigs tipped with a night crawler. Crappie – Good: Smaller crappies are being caught on the north and east side of the lake. Anglers are using jigs tipped with wax worms.


East Okoboji Lake

Yellow Bass – Good: Large numbers of yellow bass are being caught near East Okoboji beach near the boat docks. Fish vary from small to a few larger 8-9 inch fish. Throw soft plastic shad. Anglers fishing under the Highway 9 bridge are catching fair numbers of yellows using small plastic minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Smaller yellow perch are being caught while anglers are fishing for yellow bass. Pulling similar baits near the bottom will force more perch into your bucket. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Fish near the inlet to upper gar along the rocks. Anglers are seeing bass bedding up in upper gar then swimming into East Okoboji. Walleye – Fair: Parks Marina and Lone Tree Point are reporting a hot bite for walleye. Anglers are drifting minnows along the bottom before dark. Larger walleye are being caught in 10-12 feet of water.


Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Walleye – Good: Anglers are catching limits of walleye on Silver Lake in Lake Park. Many anglers are catching limits using leeches, crankbaits while trolling, or slip bobbers with minnows. Anglers are catching these fish throughout the water body.


West Okoboji Lake

Largemouth Bass – Good: Largemouth bass are schooled in the warm water of the canals and harbors as they enter their pre-spawn. Many male bass are already on beds while females are still out swimming the depths. Males are being caught on trick worms, wacky rigs, and drop shots. Females are enjoying jig, and deep diving cranks. Bluegill – Good: The canals are loaded with bluegills. Good numbers of large and small fish are being. Pocahontas Point is holding a good population of bluegills with anglers catching large fish with little sorting. Crappie – Fair: The trestle is reported to be a good bite. The canals are starting to fill with larger crappies. Smallmouth Bass – Good: Smallmouths are on beds in bays with sandy cobble and larger boulders. These fish will be bedded near the larger rocks. Placing any soft plastics near the bed will result in a strike. Northern Pike – Good: Little Emerson and Little Millers are filled with northerns. Throw anything at this time and catch a few. Walleye – Good: Walleyes are being caught by shore anglers fishing the canal bridges after dark. Successful anglers are fishing darker crankbaits and bottom jigs with leeches. 13-19 inch fish are being caught. Yellow Bass – Good: Anglers are reporting a high catch rate of large yellow bass in Smiths bay just north of the amusement park. Use orange twister tails or a plain hook with worm and split shot.


Five Island Lake

Walleye – Fair: Anglers fishing just north of town bay are catching 14-17 inch walleye. Anglers using bottom bouncers are stumbling upon numbers of walleyes as they approach the shallows.


Lost Island Lake

Yellow Bass – Good: Large yellow bass can be caught at the outlet of little lake. They are being seen and caught under the overhang of the outlet structure. A large number of smaller fish can be caught near the bridge where Lost Island dumps into little lake. Black Bullhead – Excellent: A very large number of bullhead are being seen while crews are electrofishing on Lost Island. These large numbers of bullhead are being seen at the mouth of little lake just west of the bridge. Crappie – Fair: Crappies are starting to group in the shallow coves of little lake. They are swimming into the cattails in preparation for the spawn.


School Board Approves Teacher Contract

Sheldon, Iowa — The Board of Education for the Sheldon Community School District approved the negotiated 2015-16 contract with the Sheldon Sheldon-Schools-logoEducation Association, the union representing the District’s teachers, during their regular monthly meeting held Wednesday evening.  Some of the changes from the previous contract include a $500 increase in base salary, and a decrease in the direct contribution toward health insurance that will change the annual rate from more than $7875.00 to just over $6,245.00.  Other changes include an incremental increase, an increase in the co-curricular calculator, and some minor contract language changes.  The final contract agreement can be viewed here.

The Board also approved hourly pay increases for the District’s Classified Staff, including the secretarial, clerical, Food Service, custodial, and bus driver staffs.  Those increases ranged from 45 to 70 cents per hour.  The Board also took up the subject of salary adjustments for Administrative personnel, but tabled that item, saying they needed more time before acting on the recommendation.

The Board approved 2015-16 contracts for Elementary Special Education Teachers Kim Rice and Samantha Fox, Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Assistant High School Volleyball Coach Heather Keizer, High School Guidance Counselor Shelby McGraw, and Assistant Football Coaches Jason Groendyke and Justin Albers, as well as approving Wally Wolthuizen as a Volunteer High School Softball Coach.

The Board also accepted bid proposals for bread and milk products for the upcoming school year.  Milk products will be purchased from Dean Foods, the low bidder, with bread products coming from the lowest bidder, Pan-O-Gold Baking Company.

In other action, the Board voted to purchase six new Xerox copiers from A & B Solutions at a total cost of just under $36,000.  The Board also voted to replace the carpet in the office complex at the high school, as well as the Media Center at a total cost of almost $22,300.  Technology upgrades were also approved at Wednesday’s meeting, with the Board accepting the low bid of $57,851 for server and firewall replacement.  And, they approved a Commercial Maintenance Agreement with C.W. Suter Services for the HVAC systems in the District’s various buildings, at a cost of $19,850 for the year.

Due to a schedule conflict for the normal July meeting date, the Board’s July meeting will be held Wednesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm in the high school library.


Police Need Your HELP

orange city alton police oc pd ocpdOrange City, Iowa — Orange City Police are asking for help in solving a rash of vandalism incidents that happened sometime during the overnight hours of Tuesday, June 9th into Wednesday, June 10th.

Orange City Police say that at least 10 vehicles had their windows smashed all around Orange City in the incident, and they ask that anyone with information on these crimes contact the Orange City Police Department at 712-707-4251.

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