RISE Ministries, Echo Ministries Bringing Michael W. Smith To Sioux Center, November 15

Sioux Center, Iowa — Echo Ministries, in partnership with RISE Ministries, is bringing well-known Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith to Sioux Center.

Smith will perform his Wonder, Worship, & Glory show at the B.J. Haan Auditorium on Dordt College’s campus Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm.

Tickets to Wonder, Worship, & Glory: A Night with Michael W. Smith are $34 for artist circle and $24 for general admission. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.echoconcerts.com or call 877-435-9849.

Throughout his 29-year career as a recording artist, Michael W. Smith has amassed an impressive catalog of achievements. His 24 albums have garnered multiple honors including an American Music Award, three GRAMMY ® Awards (from 13 nominations), 44 GMA Dove Awards and 33 No. 1 radio hits. In addition, he holds 16 Gold, 7 Platinum and 2 Double-Platinum albums for career sales of 15 million. Most recently, Smith released GLORY, his second full-length instrumental album, on Nov. 21, 2011 and Decades of Worship, a collection of his most popular worship songs, Jan. 17, 2012.

Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2009, Smith has scored film projects, written 12 books and been featured by media outlets including “Hannity,” NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Larry King Live,” “FOX & Friends,” The Associated Press, Billboard, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and more.

Constantly giving back to the community, one of Smith’s current projects is Rocketown – a nightclub for teens in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. – which serves as a safe place for young people to enjoy music and for artists to be discovered. He and wife of 30 years, Debbie, are the proud parents of five children.


Orange City Firm Breaking Ground On $11.8 Million Expansion That Should Mean 100 Jobs

Orange City, Iowa — An Orange City manufacturing firm is breaking ground on an expansion project that when finished should mean 100 new jobs.

We talked to Frank Sloup with Quatro Composites.

He says many dignitaries are scheduled to be there.

A state grant has helped the company with their expansion plans.

The total cost of the expansion is $11.8 million. The company makes plastic fittings for the medical and aeronautical industries, including stowage bin fittings for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Remsen Teen Dies In Farm Accident Saturday

Remsen, Iowa — A Remsen teen has died as the result of a farm accident near Remsen on Saturday (10/27).

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 2 PM, their office received a 911 call of a subject that was trapped under a skid loader at 190th Street and Polk Avenue. Remsen Fire and Ambulance were dispatched and also Mercy Air Care advised.

Firefighters were able the free the person from under the skid loader and emergency care was administered. However, the subject’s injuries were severe and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old Alexander Keith Renken of Remsen. His body was transported to Floyd Valley Hospital for examination.

The report says that investigation shows that the skid loader was being operated by Andrew Vaske and that Renken was assisting him in putting fence posts into the ground. Renken would hold the posts while Vaske would push the posts into the ground with the skid loader. Vaske had put dirt into the bucket for added weight in pushing the posts. As Renken was holding a post, the skid loader began to tip forward, the weight in the bucket causing the skid loader to tip all the way forward. The bucket struck and pinned Renken.

The Remsen Fire Department, Remsen Ambulance, Mercy Air Care, and the Plymouth County Medical Examiner assisted the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.


United Fund Over $14,500, But Still Behind

Sheldon, Iowa — The 2012 Sheldon United Fund Drive is underway and will continue through the rest of the year. The goal is $33,000.

The fund is up to $14,628.

The fund-raiser is about 47% finished. The funds are at about 44% of goal. To finish on goal, the fund should average about $1,941 per week. This past week $1305 was donated.

The United Fund will be assisting 23 different organizations in Sheldon and the surrounding communities. Contributions may be left at any of the four Sheldon banks, or you can also send them to PO Box 41, Sheldon. Essays explaining each organization are available at the banks. The United Fund thanks you for your contribution.


Northwest Décor And Furniture Celebrate New Owners With Ribbon Cutting Friday

Sheldon, Iowa — A ribbon cutting was held on Friday at Northwest Décor and Furniture in Sheldon, to celebrate their new ownership by the Denny Ten Clay’s.

City Manager Scott Wynja spoke on behalf of the city of Sheldon.

Mark Klienwolterink spoke on behalf of the Sheldon Chamber and Development.

Skip Tanner spoke on behalf of the Sheldon Ambassadors.

Northwest Décor and Furniture is in the Sheldon Plaza at Tenth Street and Third Avenue in Sheldon.


Sheldon Veterinary Medical Clinic Celebrates Grand Re-Opening With Ribbon Cutting Friday

Sheldon, Iowa — A ribbon cutting was held on Friday at Sheldon Veterinary Medical Clinic, to celebrate their grand re-opening.

City Manager Scott Wynja spoke on behalf of the city of Sheldon.

Mark Klienwolterink spoke on behalf of the Sheldon Chamber and Development.

KIWA’s Tom Traughber spoke on behalf of the Sheldon Ambassadors.

The Sheldon Veterinary Medical Clinic is located at the corner of Highway 18 and 18th Avenue in Sheldon.