Le Mars Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Orange City

accident 3-19Orange City, Iowa — A Le Mars woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Orange City just into Monday (3/18).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 12:15 AM, 24-year-old Kaitlin Tritz of Le Mars was driving a 1993 Buick LeSabre southbound on Jackson Avenue or K64, a mile south of Orange City when she lost control of the vehicle. It entered the west ditch and came to rest in a creek bed.

Tritz was transported to the Orange City Health System Hospital by the Orange City Ambulance.

The Buick sustained approximately $2,500 in damages.


Downtown Infrastructure Project, Trilogy Village and More On Sheldon City Council Agenda

New-Sheldon-SignThe Sheldon City Council meets Wednesday March 20th  at 4:30 with two public hearings.

The first will be to consider the Plans and Specifications for repairs to the ground storage tank at the Water Plant.  This tank holds a million gallons of water in storage and is in need of extensive repairs.  The engineers estimate that the cost will be about one hundred thousand dollars.  The council will consider the awarding of the contract after the hearing.

The second public hearing will be held to inform the public about the progress, status and activities to date on the Sheldon Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.  Sixteen residential units are planned for rehabilitation using grant funds for this purpose.

The Council will also discuss the price of lots and revised covenants for the new Trilogy Village addition .  Then they will set the time and date for a public hearing on the lot prices and authorization of the sale of the lots.

In other business they will consider a lease for the city owned ground near the cemetery and talk about adopting the plat and schedule for the downtown infrastructure project.  Copies of plan details will be available at the meeting.  They will also set a date and time for a public hearing on the infrastructure project.  Affected downtown property owners will receive written notification of the April 17th  meeting since it will involve property assessments which will help pay for the project.

Wednesday’s 4:30 meeting will be held in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.


Sheldon Community Schools Activities Director Resigns

Sheldon-Schools-logoSheldon, IA — The Sheldon Community School District will be looking for a new Activities Director following the School Board’s Monday (March 18) special meeting.

The only agenda item listed for the meeting was a resignation.  Superintendent Robin Spears told the School Board that Activities Director Mike Niece had submitted a letter of resignation, effective June 30, 2013.

The Board voted unanimously, and without discussion or comment, to accept Niece’s resignation.  The meeting lasted a mere ten minutes.


New Computer Business In Sheldon Celebrates With Ribbon Cutting

superht-indoorSheldon, Iowa — Another new Sheldon business celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Friday (3/15). The name is sort of a play on words. Super Highway Technologies is the full name of the new business. That name brings to mind the “information superhighway”, also known as the Internet. Plus, they’re right on the highway — Highway 18 that is. The shortened form of the business name is “Super Hi Tech”, which brings to mind the cutting edge of technology.

Sheldon businesspeople, dignitaries, and the public met on Friday morning to welcome the new business.

City Manager Scott Wynja welcomed the new business on behalf of the City of Sheldon.

Sheldon Chamber and Development President Blake Beahler spoke on behalf of the SCDC.superht-building

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

The owners of the new store are KIWA’s Wayne Barahona and Jon Hellinga. Barahona thanked those present and says he’s excited for the future of their new venture.

Hellinga gives us an idea of what services they’ll be providing.

Super Hi Tech is located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Highway 18, across the street west of the Highway 18 Casey’s.


Easter Events, Ladies’ Day Out Featured On Sheldon Chamber Report

Sheldon Chamber Director Shanelle Matus

We here at KIWA want to keep you informed. We know there is a lot going on in northwest Iowa, and so we’re going to bring you a report from area Chamber Of Commerce directors.

From meetings to home shows, community celebrations to fundraisers, business promotions to county fairs, and of course Christmas promotions and celebrations, there’s always something going on in northwest Iowa.

Featured right now on kiwaradio.com, a recent interview with Sheldon Chamber Of Commerce Director Shanelle Matus. She talks about the egg hunts and Ladies Day Out.


Sioux Falls Man Arrested In Sibley On Felony OWI

beer and keys no owi dwi duiSibley, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man is behind bars in Sibley, charged with felony Operating While Intoxicated.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reports they arrested 39-year-old Dean Allen Sargent of Sioux Falls on Saturday, and charged him with Operating While Intoxicated, 3rd Offense, a Class “D” Felony. Sargent was also charged with 2 Counts of Child Endangerment, which is an Aggravated Misdemeanor; 2 Counts of Failing to Secure Child Under 18 years of age, no proof of insurance, and Failure to Have Valid Driver’s License, all Simple Misdemeanors.

Sargent is being held in the Osceola County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop northwest of Sibley.