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School Board To Discuss District Calendar

OrabsSheldon, Iowa — When the Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education holds their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, one of the items on their agenda will be the 2015-16 District Calendar.

Sheldon Superintendent Robin Spears says the calendar for next school year is still up in the air.  He says it’s clear that application for an early start date waiver would be extremely difficult to obtain due to the very high bar set by the Iowa Department of Education. As a result, the Board will look at some alternatives for start dates at Wednesday’s meeting.

Spears is also scheduled to update the Board on the progress of the East Elementary Building & Renovation project at Wednesday’s meeting.  In addition, the Board will take up four Open Enrollment Applications, handle a pair of resignations, and be asked to approve a coaching contract, along with numerous other routine items of business.

Wednesday’s School Board meeting begins at 6 pm in the high school library.


Police Report Parking Lot Fender Bender

Sheldon, Iowa — Three vehicles were damaged in a collision that happened shortly before 9 pm on Friday, February 6th, in the sheldon police pd car door logoparking lot of Taco John’s in Sheldon.

Sheldon Police report that a 2001 Mercury Sable, driven by 19-year old Riki Langfit of Sheldon was entering the Taco John’s parking lot when the car’s power steering apparently failed, causing it to strike a parked 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, owned by Roxana Nelson of Archer, which was then pushed into a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer owned by Samantha Culver of Matlock.

Damage to Langfit’s Sable was estimated at $500, with $1200 damage estimated to the Nelson Oldsmobile, and $1500 to Culver’s Mitsubishi.

No injuries were reported.


Central Lyon Sweeps Orabs on Senior Night in Rock Rapids

central lyon logoRock Rapids Iowa — Central Lyon swept a doubleheader from Sheldon on senior night in Rock Rapids Friday night. The Lions took the girls game on a 71-33 final with the boys winning 60-41.

The Lions led at all the breaks in the girls game with a 15-4 first quarter lead that became a 32-16 halftime advantage as they went on to the win.

Four players hit double figures with Angel Rasmussen getting a game high 18 points. Ivy Sieperda and Sarah Halse had 12 each with Hope Rasmussen adding 10 more. As a team Central Lyon hit ten 3-points buckets with five coming in each half. The Lions would go 10-of-15 from behind the arc on the night.

Sheldon was led by Emily Johnson and Sami Kleinwolterink with 8 points each.

With the win Central Lyon improves to 14-6 on the year and 11-6 in the conference. Sheldon falls to 7-12 on the year and 6-11 in the Siouxland.

The boys game was tight in the first half with Sheldon in front 14-12 at the end of the first quarter. A five point run by the Lions turned a 27-27 tie into a 32-27 half time lead. The exclamation point was a three by CJ Roths as the buzzer sounded. A trio of threes extended the lead at the start of the second half and Central Lyon rode that momentum to a 44-33 third quarter lead and ultimately the 60-41 win.

Central Lyon put four players in double figures led by Nic Lutmer with 15. Roths finished with 14 points. Grant Metzger and Kalen Eckenrod added 13 each. As a team the Lions hit for nine 3-point buckets from four different players in the contest.

Sheldon had one player in double figures with Matt Buenger hitting for 11 including a trio of threes. Dylan Ennema was next with 9 points followed by Turner De Jong with 8.

Central Lyon, ranked 5th in the latest Radio Iowa Class 1A poll improves to 16-3 on the year and 13-3 in the conference. Sheldon falls to 13-6 for the year and 11-5 in the conference.

Up next for the Orabs will be a Tuesday night trip to Boyden Hull for the final doubleheader of the year. For Central Lyon they will play their final doubleheader of the year at home against Rock Valley on Tuesday night.


Elva Dau

Eva DauElva Dau, age 94 of Hartley, passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on Sunday, February 1st, 2015.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley.  Burial will take place prior to the memorial service at Baker Township Cemetery near Melvin.

Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley on Monday, February 9th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening.

The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 94 year-old Elva Dau of Hartley.


Northwestern adds six on Signing day

Northwestern logoOrange City — The Northwestern College football team added six recruits on a busy National Signing Day for head coach Kyle Achterhoff and his coaching staff. The 2014 recruit class now totals 14, with eight players already committing to Northwestern.Three of the six have ties to the KIWA listening area.

Tyler Schuck (Marcus, Iowa) is a 6’1”, 275-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played three years for Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School. Schuck earned second team all-state and first team all-district honors after leading his team to a state semifinal berth and a 10-3 overall record.

Austin Rhodes (Sioux Center, Iowa) is a 5’8”, 190-pound linebacker and offensive lineman who played three years for Sioux Center High School. Rhodes was part of an offensive line that paved the way for one of the top offenses in the state, totaling 4,956 yards and 55 touchdowns.

Also with ties to northwest iowa is Austin Van Veldhuizen (Ontario, Calif.) he’s a 6’5”, 225-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played three years for Ontario Christian.


Bernard Van Oort

Bernard “Bernie” J. Van Oort, 80, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Floyd Valley Hospital surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Le Mars United Methodist Church in Le Mars, Iowa with Pastor John Battern officiating. Inurnment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery in Le Mars at a later date. Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until service time.

Expressions of sympathy can be directed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.