One Charged With OWI, One With Supplying Alcohol To Underage Person In Hospers

drunk driving OWI DWI iStockHospers, Iowa — Two Hospers residents have now been arrested on alcohol-related violations after a traffic stop early on Sunday morning, August 11.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly after 5 AM that day, one of their deputies made a traffic stop at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 410th Street, three miles north of Orange City.

The deputy arrested 19-year-old Courtney Siege of Hospers on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Upon further investigation, six days later, on Saturday, August 17th, the Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Ashley Hendrickson of Hospers and charged her with supplying alcohol to an underage person.

Hull Man Accused Of Sex Abuse Of Victim Under 12

jail behind barsHull, Iowa — A Hull man is behind bars after being charged with sex abuse of a victim under 12.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 46-year-old Todd Bonestroo of Hull on Friday (8/16/13) and charged him with Second Degree Sexual Abuse.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation involving an incident where Bonestroo is alleged to have committed a sex act with a victim under the age of 12 at a rural home near Hull.

Hull Man Escapes Injury But Truck Sustains Nearly Half A Million Dollars In Damage In Construction Accident

Sioux Sheriff Car 84-Hull, Iowa — A Hull man escaped injury, but almost half a million dollars in damage was caused to a concrete pumping truck in a construction accident in Hull on Friday (8/16/13).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 4 PM, they investigated a construction accident that occurred at a residential construction site near the intersection of First and Okey Streets in Hull.

They say that 44-year-old Gregory Rens of Hull was operating a 2014 Mack Cement Pumper boom when the pump tube came into contact with an overhead MidAmerican Energy electrical power line. The line became severed and fell onto the pumper truck, causing the tires to melt and one of them to rupture which struck the truck’s windshield, damaging it. Other electrical operating systems in the truck were also destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

Electrical power was interrupted in portions of Hull for an hour and a half while utility crews repaired the damaged section of the electrical line.

The Mack sustained approximately $400,000 in damages. The electrical line sustained an estimated $500 in damages.

Plymouth County Authorities Release Name Of Man Found Dead

Sheriff car rear genericAkron, Iowa — Plymouth County Authorities have released the name and a few details regarding a body that was found on Friday morning.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:50 AM on Friday (8/16/13), their deputies and the Akron Police Department were dispatched to a missing person call in the Akron area.  They now say the person had been missing since Thursday morning (8/15/13).

As a result of the search, deputies found the body of 36-year-old Jeremy Lee Clarey of Akron.  The search was in a heavily wooded and very overgrown area near Akron.  They say that hindered the investigation.  The body was found near 19001 Highway 12.  The body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Ankeny, Iowa, for an autopsy and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the results of their findings.

The investigation is continues.



Cooperative Energy Buys Boji Junction Convenience Store

Cooperative Energy signSibley, Iowa — A gas and oil company based in Sibley, with locations across the area has purchased another convenience store.

Cooperative Energy Company, owner and operator of Jackrabbit Junction in Sibley and Interstate Cenex in Worthington, has added a third convenience store at Milford.

Cooperative Energy, a Cenex refined fuels, diesel and lubricant distributor across northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota has purchased Boji Junction. They took over management of the store on Monday, August 12. They also just opened a Spencer/Everly/Lakes area fuel, diesel and lubricant delivery center just north of Spencer.

Cooperative Energy general manager Brian Dreessen says that Boji Junction fits right into the geographical growth plan on which Cooperative Energy has been concentrating for the last 12 months. He says that Boji Junction will continue much as before, but it will be connected to Cooperative Energy’s computer system so members can use their local Cooperative Energy priority cards there as well as at all other Cooperative Energy Cardtrol locations.

This is the first time Cooperative Energy has purchased an existing convenience store location. The cooperative has made other purchases in the past, however, including the East Lyon Cooperative in Little Rock in 2003 and Lyon County Coop Oil in Rock Rapids in 2010.

Dreessen says there will be no physical change to Boji Junction but new and returning customers can expect Cooperative Energy’s “committed personal service.” He also says their members can look forward to patronage refunds on their purchases as well.

In addition to the locations already mentioned, Cooperative Energy also has locations in Hartley, Ashton, Harris, Melvin, Ocheyedan, Fulda, Rushmore, Hills, and an additional location in Worthington.

Four Main Street Businesses In Doon Burglarized

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Doon, Iowa — Four businesses in Doon have been burglarized.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports that their deputies are investigating four business burglaries that all occurred sometime between midnight and 5:30 AM on Friday (8/16/13).

The burglaries occurred at the Corner Cafe, Doon Steakhouse, DJ’s Service Station and Hiller Lumber, all in Doon.

If you have any information about the burglaries, you are asked to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.