Sioux Falls Man Dead After ATV Accident Near West Lyon School On Saturday Evening

A Sioux Falls man is dead after an ATV accident near Larchwood on Saturday evening (3/24).

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:25 PM, 62-year-old Norman Walter Ranschau of Sioux Falls, was riding his 4-wheeler in the vicinity of A-26 & IA 182.

Ranschau was riding along the shoulder of the road when he lost control and rolled down into the ditch coming to rest against a sign post.

Ranschau was pinned under the 4-wheeler which caused fatal injuries.


Harris Man Arrested On Felony OWI Charge

A Harris man was arrested on a felony OWI charge on Wednesday.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a call on Wednesday (3/21) about a male needing assistance in Harris. A deputy arrested 52-year-old Milton James Smith of Harris and charged him with Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony. Smith was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.


Melvin Man Arrested On Domestic Disturbance Call

A Melvin man was arrested early on Friday.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received a 9-1-1 call from Melvin about a domestic disturbance. Following an investigation, an Osceola County deputy arrested 29-year-old Landon Dather of Melvin. Dather was charged with Domestic Assault and Criminal Mischief 5th degree, both Simple Misdemeanors. Dather was booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $600 cash bond.


Alton Woman, Le Mars Man Injured In Accident On Thursday On Orange City’s East Side

An Alton woman and a Le Mars man were injured in an accident on Thursday (3/22) on the edge of Orange City.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 10:35 AM, 58-year-old Margret Hoffman of Alton was eastbound on Highway 10, on the east edge of Orange City in a 2010 Ford. Fifty-five-year-old Randy Stream of Le Mars was westbound on 10 in a 2006 Peterbilt, owned by GCC Alliance Concrete of Orange City.

Hoffman drove into the path of the truck.

Hoffman was transported to Mercy Medical in Sioux City. Stream was also listed as injured, but according to the report was not transported to a medical facility.

The Orange City Police and Ambulance personnel assisted the trooper at the scene.


Luverne, Minnesota Man Behind Bars After Felony Drug Arrest Near Hull/Perkins

A Luverne, Minnesota man is behind bars after he was arrested near Perkins on felony drug charges.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 46-year-old Sakdarif Lokhamkouak of Luverne on Tuesday evening. The arrest was a result of an erratic driving complaint received by the Sioux County Communications Center.

Lokhamkouak was stopped by a Sioux County deputy sheriff just south of 320th Street on Highway 75, near Perkins. During the traffic stop the deputy found Lokhamkouak to be in possession of 14.8 ounces of marijuana.

Lokhamkouak was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug stamp, both class D felonies.

Additionally, just over $2,400 in cash was seized as a result of the investigation.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office K‐9, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office drug recognition expert and the Sioux Center Police Department assisted in the investigation.


Vehicles Driven By Ocheyedan Woman, Sibley Teen Damaged In Sibley Accident

On March 15, 2012, at 11:22am, Karen Iedema, age 61 of Ocheyedan, was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus, eastbound on 9th Street, west of Fourth Avenue in Sibley. Jenny Travaille, age 19 of Sibley, was backing a 2012 Nissan Rogue from a parking space on Ninth Street. Travaille did not see Iedema’s vehicle approaching due to a large van blocking her view, and collided on the roadway. Iedema’s vehicle sustained about $1,500 damage. Travaille’s vehicle sustained about $800 damage. No injuries were reported.