Sanborn Man The Apparent Victim Of Drowning In West Lake Okoboji

A Sanborn man has died, the apparent victim of a drowning in West Lake Okoboji.
The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that they received the call of a missing person in the West Okoboji Harbor area, at about 8:10 PM Monday night.
Upon investigation it was determined that the person may have fallen from a dock. The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team was notified and began a search of the area with the Spirit Lake Fire Department. Shortly after 9:40 PM, divers recovered the body of 85-year-old Frederick Boer of Sanborn. The body was found in about six to seven feet of water at the end of a dock where it was believed Boer had been fishing earlier in the day.
The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team, The Spirit Lake Fire Department, The Lakes Regional Hospital Ambulance personnel, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dickinson County Emergency Management, and the Dickinson County Communications Center assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

High Speed Chase In Lyon County Ends In Arrest

A George man is behind bars after threatening people with a knife and then leading authorities on a high-speed chase.
About 10:15 PM Tuesday night (4/10) Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a disturbance at 417 West Michigan Avenue in George. While at that home, 23-year-old Ryan Earl Klein of George displayed a knife and threatened bodily harm. Klein then left in his 1998 Pontiac Bonneville and led the deputies on a pursuit through the city streets of George. The pursuit left George and continued 15 miles to Rock Rapids. During the pursuit speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour. The pursuit came to a stop in the 400 block of South Boone Street, near the Lyon County Law Enforcement Center, where Klein was arrested without incident.
Klein is charged with Eluding, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, six counts of Failure to Obey Stop Signs, one count of Speeding, and one count of Careless Driving for the pursuit.
It was also discovered that Klein had two valid warrants for his arrest for an incident that took place on March 25th of this year in George. Klein was arrested on warrants for Domestic Abuse Assault, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, and Reckless Use of a Firearm, a Simple Misdemeanor.
Klein is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail on a $2,300 bond.

Blood Drive At NCC Wednesday: Blood Urgently Needed

There’s a blood drive at Northwest Iowa Community College this Wednesday, and the need is greater than usual.
Rita Nelson, with the Community Blood Bank says that due to a mechanical failure, Community Blood Bank was forced to cancel three blood drives within the last week, placing a very heavy strain on the blood supply. She says that when you donate blood you are helping local patients in their time of need. Your donations will make blood readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The drive is this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 9:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm. All blood types are in need.
Ken Ver Steeg with the Community Blood Bank says that they could really use everyone’s help right now, and has some advice for first-time donors.
A person must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years of age with a signed parent consent form found at You must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. All who donate will receive t-shirt as a thank you gift.

Public Hearing, Bus Routes and Joint Project With The City On Sheldon School Board Agenda

The Sheldon Community School Board will hold a Public Hearing on the District’s 2012-2013 budget during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night. District residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed budget during this hearing, which is scheduled for 6:30 Wednesday evening.

Other items on the Board’s agenda include an update on the Joint Baseball/Softball Fields Project with the City of Sheldon, as well as an update on the In-Town Bus routes, along with several other items of business.

They’ll also get an update on the Synergistics Lab. As you may recall, the Board had the opportunity to view the Synergistics Lab earlier this year, at which time they learned that the Lab is in need of updating. The Board is scheduled to receive final cost information for updating the Lab, and present that proposal to the School Board at next month’s meeting. At Wednesday’s meeting they’ll receive an update on the process.

The Board will also hear a presentation from Middle School Guidance Counselor Kari Kopperud on the Middle School Guidance Program. Included in the presentation will be information on the 4-year planning for the 8th graders transitioning to the high school, as well as the “I Have A Plan” website. Students will also be present to share their plans and the process used to complete those plans.

Wednesday’s Sheldon School Board Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 pm in the Sheldon High School Library, with the Public Hearing on the Budget set for 6:30 pm.

Four Northwest Iowa Men Arrested In Sioux County In Two Incidents

Three Hull men were arrested after a dispute on Friday (4/2).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that investigated an assault complaint that occurred at 1312 Fourth Street in Hull. During the investigation it was found that a dispute had occurred over property lines and led to the assaults. 33-year-old Todd De Jong, 45-year-old Nicolas Delangel‐Zaguirre, and 20-year-old Nicolas Delangel‐Loera, all of Hull were each arrested and charged with trespassing and assault, simple misdemeanors.

A George man was arrested early on Sunday near Alton on two charges.

A Sioux County Deputy arrested 23-year-old Aaron Mick of George, for driving with a suspended driver’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia, both simple misdemeanors.

The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred four miles south of Alton on Highway 60. During the traffic stop, the deputy found that Mick’s license was suspended. Upon further investigation, the deputy also found Mick to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Over $81,000 In Cattle Missing And Presumed Stolen From Hinton Feedlot

Over 81-thousand dollars’ worth of cattle are missing from a rural Hinton cattle yard.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that Roger Ruhland, a partner of the Bio Feeds Feed Lot east of Hinton called in on Thursday (4/5). He said that someone had cut the chain of the main gate and opened up several gates to the hoop barns allowing cattle to run at large around the compound.

At the same time, one of the feed lot’s customers was there to remove his cattle from the facility. As a result, a head count and inventory was conducted which indicated the customer was short 26 head of fat Holstein steers.

The inventory also showed that the partner, Roger Ruhland, was also short 30 head of Holstein steers. The value of the missing cattle is estimated at $81,250.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that it is believed the cattle came up missing within the past two weeks.

They report the investigation is ongoing.