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Northwest Iowa — It appears that both of the school bond issues that were voted on Tuesday did pass.

For the Northwest Iowa Community College Referendum (60% of all votes needed to pass):

Cherokee County
54 yes (83.08%)
11 no (16.92%)

Lyon County
556 yes (74%)
194 no (26%)

O’Brien County
2104 yes (74.4%)
725 no (25.6%)

Osceola County
177 yes (74%)
62 no (26%)

Sioux County
971 yes (71.93%)
379 no (28.07%)

So, doing some quick calculations, it appears that the NCC referendum has passed by 73.8%. It needed 60% to pass. The results are unofficial until they are first compiled by the controlling county, which in this case is Sioux County — and then they must be canvassed to be official.

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Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn bond issue (60% needed to pass):

1199 yes (65.55%)
630 no (34.45%)

Click here for the original story with the details of the bond issues.


School Board Election Today

Northwest Iowa — It’s school board election time again in northwest Iowa.  The election is today, Tuesday, September 8th.

voting optical reader machine
Candidates in several districts are running unopposed, but there are some contested races as well. There is also one ballot measure in the Sibley Ocheyedan district. Four seats on the Northwest Iowa Community College board of directors are up for election as well, but they are all running unopposed.

Here are the contested races:
O’Brien County:
Sheldon:
Director At Large: Dan Van Gorp vs. Jessica Brink
District 2: Mark Brown (incumbent) vs Steve Holles
Regular polling places.  Sheldon is all one precinct in the community building, all are open noon to 8 PM.
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Osceola County:
Sibley-Ocheyedan:
Public measure B: Whether to levy a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy of  $0 .67/$1000 valuation
For the Sibley-Ocheyedan district, polls are open from noon – 8 PM. Polling places are the courthouse in Sibley and the town hall in Ocheyedan.
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Lyon County:
Central Lyon:
Four people running for three positions as director at large:
Judy Gacke(incumbent), David Jans(incumbent), Joel De Wit, Andy Koob
George-Little Rock:
Director At Large Curt Fiedler (incumbent) vs Gregory Ver Steeg
Lyon County polls:
CL – Rock Rapids Forster Building and Doon Community Building
GLR – Little Rock Town and Country Building and George Community Building
WL1-Larchwood, WL2-Inwood and WL5-West Lyon School will all be voting at the West Lyon School
WL3-Alvord Community Building
WL4-Lester Community BuildingAll Lyon County polls will be open from noon to 8 PM.
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Sioux County
Boyden Hull:
District 3: Jake Ten Haken vs Lisa Te Slaa
(Boyden Hull precincts are open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM, all other precincts in Sioux County open at noon and close at 8:00 PM)
West Sioux:
District 3: NO CANDIDATES, winner will be write-in

Sioux County polling places:
City of Boyden, Capel, Grant, Lynn and Sheridan Twp.: Boyden DEMCO Community Building
City of Hull, Lincoln, Plato and Welcome Twp.: Hull Public Library, Hull
Alton/Granville, City of Alton, Nassau Twp., City of Granville, East Orange Twp.: Community Building, Alton
City of Hospers, Floyd, and Lynn Twp.: Hospers Community Center, Hospers
City of Maurice, Center, Reading, Sherman and West Branch Twp.: Maurice Community Center, Maurice
Residents of OC #1 & West Holland Twp.: Orange City No. 1 Living Water Community Ctr, OC
Residents of OC #2, Capel & East Holland Twp., Nassau Twp Sections 4-9: Orange City No. 2 Living Water Community Ctr, OC
Cities of Chatsworth and Hawarden, Eagle, Garfield, Buncombe, Logan and Washington Twp.: Hawarden Community Center, Hawarden
City of Ireton, Center and Reading Twp.: Ireton City Office, Ireton
City of Rock Valley & Rock Twp.: Rock Valley NCC7 Faith Reformed Church, RV
Settlers, Sioux, Garfield & Plato Twp: Rock Valley NCC2 Faith Reformed Church, RV
Residents of SC North, Welcome & Capel Twp.: Sioux Center North Terrace View Event Ctr, SC
Residents of SC Central: Sioux Center Central Terrace View Event Ctr, SC
Residents of SC South, Center, Eagle, Holland, Plato, Garfield and West Branch Twp.: Sioux Center South Terrace View Event Ctr, SC


Celebration Days In Sheldon Start Thursday

Sheldon, Iowa — It’s time for the annual Sheldon celebration.
Sheldon Celebration Days Banner
Celebration Days activities get underway Thursday, September 3rd, with a dramatic production. Sheldon Chamber Coordinator Allison Cooke says the curtain rises at 7:30 PM.


Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. She says the festivities continue on Friday night.


Again, that free movie will be at City Park, starting at 8 PM.
Activities continue on Saturday, featuring the Mini Rod Tractor Pulls and Dueling Pianos. Sunday’s activities feature a Classic Car Cruise. Many activities are on Labor Day Monday, including, but certainly not limited to the parade, the car show, kids activities, and the Duck Dive.

Click here for the full schedule, in chronological order.


SCAT Recruitment Fair Is Tonight

Sheldon, Iowa — Tonight is the night for the Sheldon Community Ambulance Team’s Recruitment Fair.
New SCAT
We talked to Diane Wolthuizen with SCAT, and she tells us what it’s all about.


She says it’s at the ambulance garage on the back side of the Community Services Center, tonight, Wednesday, September 2nd from 6 to 8 PM.


For more information, you can contact Wolthuizen at Sanford Sheldon.