Rock Rapids Man Arrested On Out-Of-State Warrant For Felony Sexual Contact

Lyon County Sheriff Car DoorRock Rapids, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man is behind bars after Lyon County Deputies arrested him on an out-of-state warrant.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 52-year-old Robert Allan Moulton of Rock Rapids on Tuesday.

Moulton had an active South Dakota arrest warrant for three counts of Felony Sexual Contact from Minnehaha County.

Moulton was arrested at his his home on First Avenue in Rock Rapids Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and is currently being held at the Lyon County Jail.

Hull Woman Narrowly Escapes Serious Injury After Steel Pole Crashes Through Windshield


Hull, Iowa — A Hull woman narrowly escaped serious injury after a piece of scrap steel crashed through her windshield early Tuesday morning.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that 23-year-old Rebecka Jansmer of Hull was driving a 1994 Chevrolet K1500 pickup southbound on Hickory Avenue. She was following a pickup that had its tailgate down, and was loaded with scrap steel. The truck drifted, swerved back to the left and lost several pieces of the load. A steel pipe struck the windshield of Jasmer’s vehicle, narrowly missing her. The steel pipe was driven straight through the windshield, very near the driver’s seat.

The pickup that was carrying the steel is described as being a late model Ford. It continued driving southbound. The color of the pickup is unknown.

Jasmer did receive only minor injuries, and was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Hull Ambulance.  The Chevy pickup sustained about $500 in damages. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hull Ambulance.

Anyone with information about the Ford pickup that was transporting the steel is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office. If you wish to remain anonymous you may use the Text-A-Tip program.

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Matus To Resign Sheldon Chamber Director Post

Shanelle Matus
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Sheldon, Iowa — A familiar face in Sheldon has decided to give up her very visible position. The Sheldon Chamber will soon have a new director. Shanelle Matus has decided to resign her position. According to Matus, she’s been the director of the Sheldon Chamber part of the SCDC for almost ten years, since 2003.

She says her family is going to stay in town.

Here’s how SCDC Executive Director Mark Gaul feels about Matus’s resignation.

Gaul tells us about the process and the timeline for hiring a new Sheldon Chamber Director.

Matus says her last day is April 10th, which gives her a chance to help with the Easter Egg Hunts late this month and the Ladies Day Out on April 4th before she gives up her post.

Den Hartog Industries Storage Building Burns In Hospers

Hospers Fire 4-smHospers, Iowa — Witnesses say a storage building for Den Hartog Industries in Hospers was damaged by fire this morning. Hospers Fire crews were paged out at 11:32 this morning.

The address is 209 2nd Avenue North, in Hospers, about a block south of where the drive-inn used to be, according to KIWA’s Tom Traughber, who was on-scene.

Hospers Ambulance was also on the scene, and the Granville Fire Department was also called for mutual aid assistance.

We’ll have the details as they become available on KIWA and


Hospers And Granville Firefighters Respond
Hospers And Granville Firefighters Respond








Firefighters Cut Holes In The Roof Of The Structure
Firefighters Cut Holes In The Roof Of The Structure








View From The East
View From The East







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Security System Almost Thwarts Sheldon Area Burglary, Authorities Looking For Public’s Help

crime scene tape over lightbarSheldon, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is looking for clues, trying to solve a Sheldon area burglary case.

They report that about 3 PM on Sunday (3/17), they investigated a report of an attempted burglary that occurred at a residence northwest of Sheldon. Deputies determined that the burglary attempt took place sometime during the evening or overnight hours of Saturday, into Sunday.

The burglar or burglars gained entry to the residence by damaging a door. Once inside, they were turned away by a security system. A security camera on the outside of the house was taken.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. If you wish to remain anonymous you may use the Text‐a‐Tip Program. Directions can be found at

Rock Valley Man Seeks Medical Attention After Car Versus Cow Accident

cow-sxcRock Valley, Iowa — A Rock Valley man sought medical attention after a car versus cow accident near Rock Valley on Sunday morning (3/17).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 6:05 AM, 32-year-old Jose Pinedo of Rock Valley was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Highway 18, two miles east of Rock Valley, when his vehicle struck a cow on the roadway.

Pinedo reported minor injuries but declined medical treatment; he later sought medical attention on his own.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Rock Valley Police Department.