High School Basketball From Tuesday, January 29th

The Sheldon Orab boys suffered their second loss of the season Tuesday night, dropping a Siouxland Conference contest 51-50 to the Sioux Center Warriors.  Sioux Center also took the girls contest by a 47-36 final.  In other action around the area Tuesday night………..



Sioux Center 47, Sheldon 36

Central Lyon 52, Sibley-Ocheyedan 38

Okoboji 60, Boyden-Hull 37

MOC-Floyd Valley 64, Rock Valley 36

George-Little Rock 67, West Lyon 45

South O’Brien 50, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 26

Gehlen 50, Spalding 20

Unity Christian 40, Sioux Falls Christian 36

Western Christian 66, Emmetsburg 28



Sioux Center 51, Sheldon 50

Central Lyon 54, Sibley-Ocheyedan 33

Boyden-Hull 66, Okoboji 34

MOC-Floyd Valley 93, Rock Valley 51

West Lyon 69, George-Little Rock 48

South O’Brien 64, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 51

Gehlen 77, Spalding 46

Sioux Falls Christian 74, Unity Christian 60

Western Christian 69, Emmetsburg 41

High School Basketball Scores From January 26th

Sheldon, Iowa — A 3-point bucket at the buzzer lifted the Sheldon Orab boys to a 63-61 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in non-conference basketball Saturday night at the O-rena.  The Sheldon girls lost to SB-L 48-40.  In other basketball action Saturday………….



Sergeant Bluff-Luton 48, Sheldon 40

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 49, Sibley-Ocheyedan 47

Central Lyon 68, Trinity Christian 35

Sioux City Heelan 70, Western Christian 68



Sheldon 63, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 61

Sibley-Ocheyedan 47, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 39

Central Lyon 56, Trinity Christian 48

Western Christian 72, Sioux City Heelan 66

High School Basketball Scores From Friday, January 25th

Orange City, Iowa — It was a basketball Friday night around northwest Iowa, with a full line-up of girl/boy dooubleheader match-ups.  In Sioux Land Conference play, the Sheldon Orab girls dropped a 52-26 contest to MOC-Floyd Valley in Orange City, while the Orab boys beat the Dutch 64-53.  Elsewhere around the area……..



MOC-Floyd Valley 52, Sheldon 26

Central Lyon 63, Boyden-Hull 39

Sioux Center 63, George-Little Rock 53

Okoboji 57, Rock Valley 48

Sibley-Ocheyedan 46, West Lyon 38

Akron-Westfield 43, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 24

South O’Brien 56, Spalding 34

Western Christian 86, Spirit Lake 47



Sheldon 64, MOC-Floyd Valley 53

Boyden-Hull 53, Central Lyon 43

Sioux Center 69, George-Little Rock 40

Rock Valley 74, Okoboji 58

West Lyon 68, Sibley-Ocheyedan 34

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 50, Akron-Westfield 29

South O’Brien 71, Spalding 41

Western Christian 60, Spirit Lake 35

Northwest Iowa Development Hears About Electric Transmission Project At Wednesday Meeting

Hans DetweilerSheldon, Iowa — Representatives from Clean Line Energy Partners, the company planning to construct a 500 mile electric transmission line connecting wind energy suppliers in this area,  with energy purchasers in the Chicago area, were on hand Wednesday to talk about the project at the Northwest Iowa Development Partner Meeting, which was held at the Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center on the campus of Northwest Iowa Community College.

Clean Line Energy Partners Director of Development Hans Detweiler told the group that the northwest Iowa area was chosen as the perfect location for the project, due to it’s wind patterns and proximity to Chicago.

Detweiler says the project will have a major economic impact on the area, creating jobs, increased property tax revenues, and more.

Detweiler says the project would create about 5500 jobs, including more than 500 permanent jobs, including those that would be created by the new wind farms that the project would encourage here in northwest Iowa.

Detweiller says, best of all, residents in northwest Iowa would see no increase in their electric bills to pay for the project.

Detweiler said that his company is currently in the coordinating stages for this project, named “Rock Island Clean Line”, and they expect construction to be completed and the system to go on line sometime in 2016 or 2017.

High School Basketball and Wrestling Scores From Tuesday, January 22nd

Northwest Iowa — It was another Tuesday night of high school girl/boy double-header basketball games around the area.  In girls action, Sheldon fell short in Siouxland Conference play, losing to Rock Valley 51-44, while the Orab boys downed Rock Valley 75-49.  In other action………..


Rock Valley 51, Sheldon 44

Central Lyon 72, Okoboji 48

MOC-Floyd Valley 54, George-Little Rock 23

Sibley-Ocheyedan 52, Sioux Center 39

West Lyon 64, Boyden-Hull 56

South O’Brien 55, West Sioux 53

Western Christian 80, LeMars 55



Sheldon 75, Rock Valley 49

MOC-Floyd Valley 74, George-Little Rock 54

Sioux Center 78, Sibley-Ocheyedan 30

Boyden-Hull 46, West Lyon 40

South O’Brien 67, West Sioux 26

Western Christian 62, LeMars 59 (Win Number 600 for Coach Jim Eekhoff)




Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 46 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 24

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 42 Storm Lake 29

Moc-Floyd Valley 46 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 31

Moc-Floyd Valley 53 Storm Lake 18

Sheldon School Board Set To Present Initial Proposal To Teachers Union January 23rd

The Board of Education of the Sheldon Community School District will meet in special session Wednesday, January 23rd.  The lone item on the agenda is the presentation of the District’s Initial Collective Bargaining Proposal for the 2013-2014 school year to the Sheldon Education Association, the union representing the District’s teachers.

The union presented their initial proposal to the School Board last week, and Wednesday’s meeting will allow the District to respond to that proposal.

The Special Meeting begins at 5:00 pm Wednesday, in the Sheldon Community High School Library.