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Bill Nyenhuis

Bill Nyenhuis, age 64 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14th from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of the services for 64-year old Bill Nyenhuis of Rock Rapids.

Online expressions of sympathy may be left at www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.


Sheldon Emergency Crews Kept Busy Friday Afternoon

AccidentGeneric 2Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were kept busy Friday afternoon with a pair of personal-injury traffic accidents.

About 1:30 Friday afternoon, authorities were called to the intersection of Highway 18 and North 18th Avenue, in front of Fantasia, in Sheldon for a 2-vehicle accident.

Two people were transported to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by ambulance following the crash.

The Sheldon Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, the Sanborn Ambulance, Sheldon Fire Company, and Sheldon Emergency Management Agency.

Then about 4:45 Friday afternoon, emergency crews were summoned to a car VS motorcycle accident on Highway 18 east, in the vicinity of Taco John’s.

One person was transported to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center as a result of that crash.

The Sheldon Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, Sheldon Fire Company, and Sheldon Emergency Management Agency.

We’ll have more information on both incidents when it becomes available.


Northwestern Baseball Season Closes With Tournament Loss

Northwestern logoOklahoma City  Oklahoma — The Northwestern Red Raider baseball season came to a close Friday, with a 5-4 loss to #23 University of Science & Arts Oklahoma at the 2013 NAIA Baseball National Championship-Opening Round Oklahoma City Bracket.

The Northwestern Red Raider Baseball Team lost a heart-breaking opening round tournament game Thursday morning to Jamestown College, putting them into the elimination bracket for Friday’s game against USAO.

 

Northwestern bows out of the double-elimination tournament, ending the year with 31-19 overall record.


“HypnoMania” Comes To Hull Saturday Night

hypnosisHull, Iowa — The second annual Comedy-Hypno Show is coming to Hull Saturday night.  The Family Bowl will be the site for the show, which combines comedy and hypnosis into an evening of entertainment.

Hypnotist Tony Nuss tells us that he got his start performing in Hull.

Nuss tells us more about “HypnoMania”.

Nuss says the show will begin with a performance by comedian Brian Abrahamson, who will get the crowd warmed up for the HypnoMania portion of the show.  After the show, Nuss says he’ll be available for hypnotherapy sessions for audience members who want to quit smoking or lose weight.

The show starts at 8:30 Saturday night at the Family Bowl in Hull.  And while Nuss says it’s rated “R”, mostly for language, it is safe for anyone 17 or older.


Sheldon School Board To Meet Monday

Orab LogoSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, May 13th, beginning at 5:00 pm in the Sheldon High School Library.

Among the items on the agenda will be a presentation from the Iowa Class 2-A Champion Orab basketball team on their experiences during their championship run, and the Sheldon High School Band and Choir will have a presentation on their Florida trip.

Each of the Board members will receive an “Award Of Achievement” from Superintendent Robin Spears as part of “School Board Appreciation Week”.

The Board will also take up a pair of Open Enrollment Applications, as well as discussing two resignations, and discussing a handful of new employment contracts, including one for a new Activities Director for the District.  They’re also set to approve salary adjustments for the District’s administrators, along with other items of business.

That meeting begins at 5:00 Monday afternoon in the Sheldon High School Library.