Walleye caught

Alec Rector (on left) and Paul Claar……
Walleye caught on the Missouri River’s Lake Sharp in South Dakota


DNR Director And Management Staff to Hold Public Forum in Storm Lake

DNR logo A public forum with Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp and management staff of the DNR will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at King’s Pointe Resort, 1520 East Lakeshore Drive in Storm Lake.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend with any questions or issues they would like to discuss with DNR management staff.

Iowa Girls State Golf Meets Open Tuesday Unity Competing as Team in 3A

golf picThe Iowa state girls golf meets begin a two day run today in five classes. In Class 3A Unity Christian qualified its team for state competition. Qualifying as an individual was Megan Mousel of MOC Floyd Valley. The 3A meet is being contested at Ames Golf and Country Club.


Class 1A and 2A are both being decided at American Legion in Marshalltown. Courtney Hummel of West Sioux qualified as and individual and LeMars Gehlen qualified their team.

In Class 2A Alex Mankle of Okoboji qualified as an individual with Emmetsburg qualifying their team for state in 2A.


Generals State Boys 1A Golf Champs Ty Hanna State Medalist

golf picThe Generals of Sibley Ocheyedan held their first day team lead to win the State 1A boys golf title Saturday.

The Generals opened with a 344 Friday and trimmed that to a 329 Saturday for a two day total of 673. New London was next at 706 shooting a 347 followed by a 359. West Lyon held on to their third place finish from the first day of competition. The Wildcat fired rounds of 359 and 364 for a two day total of 723.

Ty Hanna of the Generals won state medalist honors with a 158 shooting rounds of 83 and 85. Grant Juber finished in a four way tie for third with rounds of 82-86 for a 168. Tristan Roetzel finished 8th with rounds of 87-86 for a two day total of 173. Joe Storbakken shot 88-93 for a 181 with Evan Mehls and Ethan Mino both at 184. Mehls carded a 92 for each day of the meet with Mino following a 98 on opening day with an 86 on the final day of state.

West Lyon was led by Brandon Snyder’s 7th place finish at 172 (84-88). Collin Snyder was next at 181 (91-90) followed by Dylan Whalen at 186 (95-91) and Cole Grotewold at 187 (89-98). Kyle Viereck shot a 194 (99-95) with Scott Erickson in at 199 (98-101)


In Class 2A Zach Elgersma of Western Christian followed a first day 80 with an 82 for a two day total of 162. Tyler Ohl of Okoboji followed an 86 with an 83 Saturday for a 169 total. The 2A medalist had rounds of 79 and 71 for a 150 total.


In Class 3A Ryan Christy of MOC Floyd Valley followed an opening round 80 with a 78 to finish in 5th place with a total of 158. the 3A medalist put together rounds of 80 and 75 for a 155 two day total.


Sibley Ocheyedan Leads 1A With West Lyon Third After First Day of State Meet

golf picThe first round of the state boys golf tournaments are in the books. After day one Sibley Ocheyedan leads the 1A team totals at 344 followed by New London at 347. West Lyon is third at 359.



For the Generals Ty Hanna carded an 83 with Grant Juber at 86, Tristan Roetzel an 87, Joe Storbakken an 88. Evan Mehls was in at 92 with Ethan Mino at 98.

West Lyon scores included Brandon Snyder at 84, Cole Grotewold and 89, Dylan Whalen at 95 and Colin Snyder at 91. Scott Erickson was in at 98 with Kyle Viereck carding a 99.
In Class 2A Zach Elgersma of Western shot an 80 with Tyler Ohl of Okoboji in at 86. The leader carded a 75.

In Class 3A Ryan Christy of MOC Floyd Valley carded an 80. The leader was in at 76.

Spirit Lake Takes 5-3 Win Over Orab Baseball Team

baseballSpirit Lake broke a 3-3 tie with a pair of runs in the sixth inning as they won 5-3 to move to 3-0 on the season. With the loss Sheldon stands at 0-2 on the season with both losses coming in non conference play.

The Orabs opened a 3-0 lead in the first inning as Mitchel Jensen and Matt Buenger both reached and scored. Graden Nordahl also reached and scored on an rbi single by Dillon Ennema up the middle.

Spirit Lake plated a run in the second inning and pulled even with two more in the top of the 4th. Seniors Nic Amundson in the lead off spot and Paul Brown in the number three spot drove in two runs each.

Up next for the Orabs will be the conference opener at home Tuesday night  against George Little rock.