Sheldon, Iowa: Sheldon Police are again warning area residents of a phone scam involving the IRS. According to Officer Dave Dykstra, a Sheldon resident received a phone message asking the individual answering to call 202 697 9007 because back taxes were due. The individual called the number and was told if the taxes weren’t paid now police would be sent to their home in 20 minutes. The Sheldon resident told the scammer that he knew some Sheldon Police Officers and would call one of them to see if this was legit. Upon hearing that the scammer hung up.
People need to be aware that the IRS will NEVER:
- Call to demand immediate payment or call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill
- Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say that you owe
- Require you to use a specific payment for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card
- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone
- Threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying
Don’t let someone intimidate you into sharing your personal information with them. If you have a question about your taxes, contact your tax preparer.
Sheldon, Iowa – Ag Partners has announced a major expansion in Sheldon at their North feed mill location. This expansion will substantially increase the facility’s ability to make a pelleted feed product.
Phase 1 is a $7.2 million expansion that will include the addition of a 140-foot pellet mill tower, one 60-ton per hour pellet line, and a six-ton mixer. This will increase total capacity to 600,000 tons of meal feed annually and 300,000 tons of pellets. This expansion will meet the increased demands in the marketplace as the demands for a premium pelleted product have grown.
The structure is designed with the ability to complete Phase 2 at a minimal cost. The structure will include sufficient space to install a second 60-ton per hour pellet line, increasing total pellet capacity to 600,000 tons. This second phase will be considered at a future date as business growth warrants.
This project will not impact Ag Partners’ ability to service their feed customers during construction as both locations will remain fully operational during the expansion.
“We are excited to make this announcement,” said Scott Lovin, Vice-President of Feed. “ Ag Partners is always looking ahead to ensure we can meet the needs of our customers today and in the future, and this project will provide additional capacity for the customers we serve out of our Sheldon location. We anticipate moving to Phase II quickly based on the demand we are seeing in our market area, which will very likely create the need for additional employees.”
Construction on this project will begin immediately, and is slated to be in operation by January 2016.
* WIND…SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL TURN WEST AND THEN NORTHWEST THIS
AFTERNOON. SPEEDS WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
* HUMIDITY…MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 15 TO 25
PERCENT ACROSS THE AREA.
* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
Linda Sue Mansfield, age 64, passed away Thursday March 20, 2014 in Omaha. She was born July 10, 1949. Linda and her then husband Ken moved to Sheldon in 1974 to open Ken Karr Ford Mercury. Later Linda moved to Sioux City where she was office manager at Jensen Imports.
Linda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Krissa & Kory Jacobsma; grandchildren, Brandon, Macy and Dawson; companion, Mike Edris; best friend, Candace Pedersen; sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Harry Sipes.
The funeral service is Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Bluffs at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home. The family will receive friends during the hour prior to the service. Interment is in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Council Bluffs followed by a reception in the community room at Hoy-Kilnoski.
Memorials are suggested to ARTSPLASH of Sioux City, Iowa.
There will also be a Celebration of her life will be on Wednesday March 26, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sioux City. Dinner will follow.
Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home of Council Bluffs, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.
KIWA Radio has been informed of the death of former Sheldon Public Works Director Eldor Schuerman. According to his wife Barb, Eldor died Saturday September 7, 2013 in Arizona. The funeral will be held Thursday September 12, 2013 at the Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona.
The Mariposa Gardens Funeral Home in Mesa is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to the Our Saviors Lutheran Church.