King’s Most Recent Comments Spark Criticism

Northwest Iowa — (RI) — Iowa 4th District Republican Congressman Steve King is drawing criticism from Democrats AND TWO of his Republican challengers for remarks King made Wednesday morning about his “heartbeat bill” that has no exceptions for rape and incest and would ban nearly all abortions. Read more


Kooiker Talks Utility Franchises

Sheldon, Iowa — At their meeting last week, the Sheldon City Council held the second public hearing on the proposed franchise ordinances with MidAmerican Energy. An equipment malfunction adversely affected the microphone and recording system in the City Council Chamber, and as a result, City Manager Sam Kooiker tells KIWA that there will be another public hearing at next week’s meeting. Read more


UPDATE: Funeral Arrangements For Deputy Posted

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a Lyon County Deputy Sheriff who died this week as a result of a crash south of Rock Rapids on Friday.

Visitation for Deputy Stephanie Schreurs, with family present, will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Larchwood. A scripture service will begin at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19th at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

Deputy Schreurs was 60 years old and was a 24-year veteran of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in honor of Deputy Stephanie Schreurs at any Security Savings Bank location.

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Posted 1:22 am, 8/15/2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A sheriff patrol vehicle serves as a memorial for a northwest Iowa sheriff’s deputy who lost her life on Tuesday.

The Lyon County Sheriff pickup was placed in front of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office as a memorial for Deputy Stephanie Schreurs, who died on Tuesday from injuries sustained in a crash last Friday. Deputy Schreurs served and protected Lyon County’s citizens for 24 years. The pickup has been fitted with Deputy Schreurs’ badge number license plate, 60-11.

Sheriff’s officials are telling people to feel free to stop and leave flowers or a memento in her honor. A Rock Rapids flower shop is giving out up to 300 carnations, one-per-person for leaving on the memorial.

We at KIWA offer our sincere condolences to the Schreurs family and to her fellow officers, EMTs, and the staff at the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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