Sheldon Halloween Festivities To Be On Tuesday, October 30th This Year

Sheldon, Iowa — The nice, albeit dry weather we’ve had so far in October sometimes makes us forget what time of the year it actually is. But all you have to do is look at the falling leaves and the displays in Sheldon stores to remind you that this is the month of Halloween.

We talked to Sheldon Chamber Director Shanelle Matus recently. She tells us that due to church night, they’re changing up the trick-or-treating schedule.

Trick-or-treating on Tuesday, October 30th:

  • Sheldon Library 3:30-5:00pm
  • Downtown Sheldon 4:30-5:30pm
  • Citywide 5:00-7:00pm
  • Sanford Senior Care 6:00-7:00pm
  • Fear and Fun All In One 5:30-7:00pm

Matus says preparations are also underway already for the holiday season in Sheldon. She says she’s already talked to Santa. The horse-drawn rides are planned. The kickoff is actually on December 3rd, but “25 Days of Christmas” showcases events in both November and December, and Merry Money will again be sold for a 12-hour period in November.

Again, due to church night — the Halloween festivities in Sheldon this year will be the day before Halloween, on Tuesday, October 30th.

Sheldon Police Arrest One On Assault Charge, Two On Warrants

Sheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

The police arrested 63-year-old Jeroy Van Middendorp of Sheldon on Tuesday on a warrant for Contempt of Court on an original charge of harassment. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

The police also say that on Wednesday, a victim reported being assaulted at a home on Park Row Avenue on October 2nd. The assault caused major injuries including unconsciousness. The police arrested 23-year-old Jonathan Megason of Sheldon and charged him with Assault Causing Injury. He was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

The Police also arrested 26-year-old Sarah King of Sheldon on Tuesday on a Sioux County warrant for contempt on an original charge of failure to pay obligations. She too was taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar.

Hawarden Man Dies In Sioux Center Area Crash

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Hawarden man has died in an accident near Sioux Center on Friday morning.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:20 AM, 51-year-old Mark Heimgartner of LeMars was driving a 2008 International semi-tractor pulling a tank trailer southbound on Highway 75, three miles north of Sioux Center. Thirty-one-year-old Lucas Ochoa-Valiente of Hawarden was driving a 1988 Toyota Camry westbound on 370th Street.

Ochoa-Valiente failed to yield to the stop sign and the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

Ochoa-Valiente was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sioux County Medical Examiner.

Heimgartner was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.

The International sustained approximately $40,000. The Toyota sustained approximately $5,000 in damages; both vehicles are considered a total loss.

The Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Pictures courtesy Sioux County Sheriff’s Office

Boyden-Hull Students Not Injured In Accident Near Boyden

Boyden, Iowa — Some Boyden-Hull students avoided injury in an accident on Thursday near Boyden.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:40 AM, 69-year-old Dennis Krahling of George was driving a 2011 Buick Enclave southbound on Kennedy Avenue, two miles north of Boyden. Fifty-six-year-old Thomas Anderson of Hull was driving a 2007 Bluebird School Bus westbound on 300th Street. After stopping for a stop sign, Anderson drove into the intersection and collided with Krahling.

There were students on the bus at the time, but no injuries were reported.

The school bus, owned by the Boyden‐Hull Community School District, sustained approximately $3,000 in damages. The Buick sustained approximately $11,000 in damages.

Anderson was cited for failing to yield right of way from a stop sign.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Boyden Fire and Ambulance.

Des Moines Woman Arrested On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop Near Granville

Granville, Iowa — A Des Moines woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop near Granville on Wednesday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that in the 8 PM hour, they arrested arrested 25-year-old Kenzie Callies of Des Moines as a result of a traffic stop that occurred at the intersection 460th Street and Log Avenue, three miles west of Granville.

During the stop, an investigation led to the arrest of Callies for possession of a controlled substance and operating while intoxicated‐drugged, both serious misdemeanors.

South Dakota Man Arrested In Connection With September Accident

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Platte SD, man has been arrested in connection with an accident in Lyon County in September.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 29-year-old Brent Russell Threeton of Platte, South Dakota on October 9, 2012 for Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, Failure to Maintain Control, Failure to Have Valid Insurance, and Operating with Revoked Registration.

The arrest and charges stem from the investigation of a motor vehicle accident in which Threeton was involved on September 6, 2012. All of the charges are simple misdemeanors, except for Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, which is an aggravated misdemeanor.