May Beef Month Beef Triva Contest To Give KIWA Listeners Chance To Win $20 Beef Certificate

Primghar, Iowa — May is beef month — and the O’Brien County Cattlemen are going to be celebrating and helping to educate consumers about Iowa beef.

Merv Hoermann with the O’Brien County Cattlemen says they’ve decided to try something different this year. They’re going to do a beef trivia contest on KIWA.


Hoermann says they want to showcase beef this month, and tell people all the benefits of eating healthy lean beef.


He says everyone knows about some of the cuts of beef, but they also like to promote some of the newer cuts, as some are leaner, and some are cut differently to be less expensive.


Hoermann says you can find information online about cooking different cuts of beef. One of the resources he mentioned is the Iowa Beef Industry Council web site at

The May Beef Month Beef Trivia contest will start on Thursday morning during the Chunk and Punk morning show. Again, be listening to win a $20 beef certificate.

As a side note, Hoermann says make sure to look for them on the Monday and Tuesday of the O’Brien County fair this summer. They’ll be serving their hamburgers and ribeye sandwiches. The fair this year is set for July 21st through 26th.

Values Bus Tour Hits Northwest Iowa

Sheldon, Iowa — A group of northwest Iowans braved the chilly temperatures and strong winds this (Tuesday) morning to welcome the Values Bus Tour to Sheldon. The tour is a partnership between the Values Bus, the Heritage Foundation, and the Family Research Council that’s designed to reach out to what are termed “Values Voters” in the days leading up to this year’s elections.

Quena Gonzalez, the Director of State and Legal Affairs for the Family Research Council was one of the speakers at Tuesday’s Sheldon visit, and says the bus tour began last October.

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Gonzalez says his group, The Family Research Council, has identified 21 states in which to focus their efforts leading up to the November election.

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The Values Bus Tour started the day in Sioux Center Tuesday, and after their stop in Sheldon, will be headed south into Missouri later this week, before heading north to Minnesota next week.

Gonzalez said there are a couple of different websites you can visit if you want more information.
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Tuesday’s stop in Sheldon was arranged by the Sheldon Tea Party Patriots.

Hull Teen Named One Of Iowa’s Top Youth Volunteers By Prudential In DC

Washington, DC — A Hull teen is one of Iowa’s top two youth volunteers of 2012, according to Prudential Financial.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honored Iowa’s top two youth volunteers of 2012 this week during its 17th annual State Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Fourteen-year-old Kayla De Weerd of Hull was honored for obtaining a $1,500 grant to pilot a nutrition and physical activity program at her junior high school and then gave presentations to educate others about how they could implement similar programs in their schools.

Hannah Jorgensen, 13, of Adair, was honored for organizing a campaign to make personal care kits and sew pillowcases for families in transition from a local homeless shelter to more permanent quarters.

As State Honorees, De Weerd and Jorgensen were among 102 top youth volunteers from across the country who received $1,000, engraved silver medallions, and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C., this week for four days of recognition events. At the ceremony, the girls were each personally congratulated for their outstanding volunteer service by New York Giants quarterback and 2012 Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

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New York Giants quarterback and 2012 Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning congratulates Kayla De Weerd, 14, of Hull (center) and Hannah Jorgensen, 13, of Adair (right) on being named Iowa’s top two youth volunteers for 2012 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

About the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, established in 1995 by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), represent the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. To learn more, visit

Three Arrested In Connection With Assault In Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — Three people were arrested on Monday in connection with an assault that happened in Hospers.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they were alerted to an assault early on Monday morning (5/7), about 12:40 AM. They were called to 102 Fifth Avenue South in Hospers.

During the investigation it was found that several assaults had taken place between neighbors. Officers report that 29-year-old Cody Mulder of Hospers was arrested for serious assault, a serious misdemeanor, and interference with official acts, a simple misdemeanor. They report that 28-year-old Emily Arens of Hospers, was arrested for serious assault, a serious misdemeanor. And 34-year-old Jessica Fonder of Hospers was arrested for disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.

Hudson Man Injured, Arrested After He Allegedly Left The Scene Of An Accident

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Hudson, South Dakota man was both injured an arrested after an accident on Sunday.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the report on Sunday evening (5/6) of a field that had been damaged by a vehicle, near the intersection of Hickory Avenue and 400th Street, one mile east of Sioux Center.

A short time later the vehicle was located and stopped by a Trooper from the Iowa State Patrol. During the investigation it was found that 76-year-old Robert Dickie of Hudson, SD had been driving a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country minivan southbound on Hickory Avenue and had gone through the stop sign at 400th Street and into the southwest ditch of the intersection. Dickie had then driven through a planted corn field and then back on to Hickory Avenue, and had then left the area.

Dickie received minor injuries in the accident and was transported to the Orange City Hospital by the Iowa State Trooper.

The Chrysler minivan sustained about $3,000 in damages. The planted corn field, owned by Elmer Zommermaand, of Sioux Center sustained about $300 in damages.

Dickie was arrested for operating while intoxicated and failure to report an injury accident. He was additionally charged with failing to obey stop sign and failure to maintain control.

The Iowa State Patrol and Sioux Center Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

Values Bus Coming To Sheldon Tuesday

Sheldon, Iowa — The Family Research Council and The Heritage Foundation are teaming up and will be in northwest Iowa with their VALUESBUS this Tuesday (5/8).

They’ll start the day at 8:30 a.m. at Sioux Center’s HyVee Parking Lot and later that morning they’ll come to Sheldon.

The bus is to be at the Los Tulipanes restaurant (101 N. Runger, next to Pizza Ranch) parking lot at 11:30 AM.

We talked with Rod Fonkert with the Sheldon Tea Party Patriots, who tells us about the bus.


Fonkert tells says the Heritage Foundation is all about traditional values.


He says while the bus is not affiliated with any political party or candidate, there will be some special speakers also.


The ValuesBus is equipped to do voter registration and Champion registration, where you can learn how to reach out to fellow voters with similar values.

Fonkert says we in northwest Iowa don’t get an opportunity like this very often, so he would encourage people to come see the bus, hear the speakers, and get registered to vote.

As a side note, Fonkert says they appreciate the management of Los Tulipanes restaurant letting them use the parking lot, and encourages people to show the management their support.

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