Terry Vander Ploeg Randazzo

Funeral - femaleTerry Vander Ploeg Randazzo, age 52, of Metairie, Louisiana, formerly of Hospers, passed away July 9th.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of First Reformed Church of Hospers.

Refreshments and visiting with the family will follow the service.


Bids Awarded For East Elementary School Project

East ElementarySheldon, IA — Bids in an amount totaling a little more than $5.3 million were awarded for the East Elementary remodel/construction project at a special noon meeting of the Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education Monday.

The General Contractor contract was awarded to Wiltgen Brothers, Inc, in the amount of $3,029,000.  The Mechanical Contractor will be C.W. Suter, who put in the winning bid of $1,437,987.  K&W Electric won the Electrical contract, with a bid of $433,761.  The Civil Contractor will be Vander Pol Excavating, whose winning bid came in at $271,110.  And the Abatement Contractor, who deals with asbestos removal, was awarded to ESA, with their winning bid of $161,000.

The architects told the Board that construction can begin as soon as the shop drawings are completed, probably within about a month.  The project should be completed sometime in early 2015.

Wilfred Vande Burgt

Mr. Wilfred Vande Burgt, age 85, of Hull, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, August 2, at 11:00 am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Loren Kotman and Mr. Joel Wories will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. There will be a prayer service on Friday, at 10:00 am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, with the family present from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Sheldon School Board To Consider Construction Bids For East At Monday Meeting

Sheldon-Schools-logoSheldon, IA  — The Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education will meet in Special Session Monday at noon in the high school library.  The purpose of this meeting is to review and consider the bids for General Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Civil Contractor and Abatement Contractor for the East Elementary Building/Remodeling Project.

That meeting will be held Monday at noon, in the Sheldon High School Library.  As with all School Board meetings, this meeting is open to the public.

Betty Vink Wassenaar

Betty Lucille Vink (Wassenaar), age 87, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Luke Wynja officiating, with graveside Services at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 27 at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Friday, July 26, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

All Memorials will be given to the Sheldon Christian Grade School.

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The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Betty Lucille Vink (Wassenaar).