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Sheldon Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident On Friday

A Sheldon woman was transported to the hospital after an accident on Friday (4/6) in Sheldon.

The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:35 PM, 64-year-old Deanna Nagel of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18, near Washington Avenue in a 1998 Ford. Fifty-two-year-old Cindy Warntjes of Boyden was also westbound on 18, behind Nagel in a 2007 Dodge.

Nagel stopped at the Washington Avenue Intersection, and was waiting for traffic to pass before turning south on Washington. Warntjies looked down briefly and when she looked up she saw Nagel stopped in front of her waiting to turn. She attempted to stop but struck the Nagel vehicle.

Nagel was transported to Sanford Sheldon by personal vehicle.

Nagel’s Ford received $3500 damage. Warntjes’s Dodge received $3500 damage.

Warntjes was charged with failure to maintain control.


Two From Sheldon Taken To Hospital After Accident

Two Sheldon people were taken to the hospital after an accident on Wednesday (4/4) in Sheldon.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 3:24 PM, 75-year-old Norman Reekers of Sheldon was westbound on Highway 18,near Country Club Road and Nest Avenue in a 2008 Ford. Fifteen-year-old Rachel Abele of Sheldon was eastbound on 18 in a 2004 Chevy.
Abele was making a left turn onto Nest Avenue, when, according to the report, she turned in front of Reekers. The Reekers vehicle struck the Abele vehicle in the passenger side.
Abele and a passenger in her vehicle, Kaci Kruger of Sheldon, were transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.
Reekers’s Ford received $2500 damage. Abele’s Chevy received $6500 damage.
Abele was charged with failure to yield on left turn.

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.

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.
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A person must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years of age with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org). 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.

Two Men Sentenced In Two Osceola County Cases

A Sibley man avoided a prison sentence but will pay a large fine and spend a while on probation in addition to other penalties for drug possession and OWI.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 31-year-old Dustin Lee Gust of Sibley pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony; and Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense, a Serious Misdemeanor.

Gust is to pay a fine of over $2,000, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. On the Possession charge, Gust was sentenced to a suspended 5-year prison term, and will serve 3 years’ probation. He was also ordered to successfully complete a substance abuse treatment program, anger management and victim empathy classes, and comply with the treatments’ recommendations.

On the OWI charge, Gust was sentenced to a year in jail, with all time suspended except 2 days and will also serve 2 year’s probation. He also needs to successfully complete a course for drinking drivers.

The case stems from a traffic stop on June 8, 2011.


A Worthington, Minnesota man will serve some jail time, pay a fine, and serve probation after he pled guilty to drug possession.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Mitchell David VonHoltum of Worthington, Minnesota, pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor.

He is to pay a fine of over $1000, court costs, and restitution of any court-appointed attorney fees. He was sentenced to a 180-day jail term, with all but 2 days suspended and will serve 2 years’ probation.

The case stems from a September, 2011 traffic stop.


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.