Man Arrested After Report Of Reckless Driver

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sibley man has been arrested after a report of a reckless driver.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at about 5:05 PM, their dispatcher received a complaint of a reckless driver entering Rock Rapids on Highway 9 from the west.

After an investigation the driver, identified as 67-year-old Kenneth Fransen of Sibley was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense, an aggravated misdemeanor; Interference With Official Acts Inflicting Bodily Injury, an aggravated misdemeanor; and Assault on a Peace Officer, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Fransen was booked into the Lyon County Jail on the charges. According to the Lyon County Jail roster, Fransen is no longer in jail.


Two Taken To Hospital After Accident

Alvord, Iowa — A Boyden juvenile and her passenger were taken to a hospital after an accident near Alvord on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that about 12:45 PM, a girl from Boyden was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora northbound on K42, three and a half miles east of Alvord at A 34. The report says she lost control as she was entering the gravel roadway, causing the car to enter the east ditch and roll onto its roof.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.

The Oldsmobile Aurora received approximately $3,000 in damage.

Alvord Fire and Rescue crews, Lyon County Ambulance personnel, and Trackside Towing assisted the Sheriff’s Office.


Service Project To Feed Hondurans

Sheldon, Iowa — A group of Sheldon High School National Honor Society students have been busy organizing a community service project.
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They plan to get volunteers to help them pack bags of food and ship them to Honduras for distribution. We talked to NHS advisor Cindy Prewitt, who tells us how the idea got started.


She tells us more about how “Then Feed Just One” works.


Prewitt tells us that there is a $30 donation required to participate, but that can be covered several ways.


Volunteers can be high school age or above.


She says if you can’t pack bags, monetary donations are also welcome. The food packing event is scheduled for Sunday, April 12 from 3:00 – 7:30 PM at the East Elementary multi-purpose room.

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Emergency Crews Respond To Accident

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were called to an accident north of Sheldon on Highway 60 early Saturday morning.
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On-scene reports indicate it was a one-vehicle rollover accident. One person was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.

The scene was five miles north of the northern Sheldon exit on 60. On-scene reports also indicate that the vehicle started to roll while in O’Brien County, but ended up just across the border in Osceola County. The O’Brien County authorities are handling the accident.

Responding were SCAT, Sheldon Fire and EMA, and the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.


Sheldon Gun Show Saturday

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Gun Show is this Saturday, April 4 at the Sheldon National Guard Armory.
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We talked to Ted Bruning from Southern Archery in Spencer, and he gives us some of the details.


He says there will be many different kinds of guns and archery supplies and accessories.


Not only will Southern Archery be there, but Bruning says other vendors will be there as well.


He says they plan to have some very good prices. Again that’s the Sheldon Gun Show, Saturday from 8 to 6 at the National Guard Armory.

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