O’Brien County Sheriff’s Deputies Break Up Party

Eight people were charged with alcohol offenses after O’Brien County deputies broke up a party near Hartley early on Sunday morning (3/18).

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated a report of under age party southwest of Hartley. Seven adults and one juvenile were charged with Persons Under Legal Age, a simple misdemeanor.

Charged were 19-year-old Tylyn Lundquist of Paullina, 19-year-old Chelsea Lange of Primghar, 18-year-old Leigha Van Veldhuizen of Primghar, 20-year-old Garrett Werlinger of Primghar, 18-year-old Evan Rodger of Paullina, 19-year-old Brittani Plendl of Sanborn, and 19-year-old Kristen Conway of Hartley.

The juvenile was cited and released to parents.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sanborn and Hartley Police Departments.


Worthington Man Taken To Hospital After Equipment Malfuntion Causes Acdident Near Allendorf

A Worthington man was taken to a hospital after an equipment malfunction near Allendorf caused him to have a car accident.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7 PM on Saturday (3/17), 47-year-old Biel Dieng of Worthington was driving a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, southbound on Highway 59, north of 170th Street when something broke on the vehicle. Dieng lost control of the vehicle, which rolled into the east ditch.

Dieng was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital.

His vehicle was a total loss.

Dieng was ticketed for Violation of Instruction Permit and Failure to Prove Security against Liability.

The Sibley Ambulance Crew assisted the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.


Remsen Man Taken To Hospital After Granville Area Accident

A Remsen man was taken to a hospital after an accident near Granville on Saturday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:05 PM, 56-year-old Peter Heidesch of Remsen was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass northbound on Marsh Avenue, about a quarter mile north of Granville when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch, rolled and collided with a utility pole.

Heidesch was transported to the Orange City Hospital by private vehicle.

Heidesch’s vehicle sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.


Three People From Sibley Charged With Drug Offenses After Drug Bust

Three people from Sibley have been charged after a drug bust.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that their deputies arrested and charged 27-year-old Adam Linday, 21-year-old Dmytro Wortman, and 19-year-old Alexis Wilson all of Sibley.

They were charged with the alleged Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Serious Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor and Prohibited Acts, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.

They were booked into the Osceola County Jail on a $3300 cash bond.


Five Underage Drinkers Charged After Sioux County Sheriff Breaks Up Hospers Party

Five underage drinkers were charged after authorities broke up a party near Hospers Saturday night.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip through the Text-a-Tip program Saturday night, of an underage alcohol party near Hospers.

Upon further investigation of the tip, deputies located the party, a half mile north of Hospers.

Nineteen-year-old Jonathon Ehlers of Luverne, MN, 20-year-old Dillon Postma from Sheldon, 20-year-old Ethan Evink from Hospers, and 19-year-old Jaclyn Dehner from Hinton, were cited for Possession of Alcohol Underage, a simple misdemeanor.

Nineteen-year-old Brennan Jungers of Hospers, was arrested and charged with Possession of Alcohol Underage and Supplying Alcohol to Persons Underage, a serious misdemeanor.

The investigation is ongoing


Boy Sentenced To Probation In Rural Kingsley Shooting

The boy who admitted to shooting his brother in rural Kingsley faces probation and other stipulations, but it looks like he won’t need to serve time behind bars.

Fourteen-year-old Billy Noll admitted in February to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his step-brother, Kyle Badgerow in December near Kingsley.

A charge of willful injury was dropped as part of a plea agreement.

He will remain in the custody of his father, and Juvenile Court Services will periodically review Noll’s probation status with the court. He is also to avoid contact with firearms, including real, toy, or facsimile weapons, and authorities will have the right to check his residence to make sure he’s in compliance.