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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Children’s World Director Stepping Down

Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon’s Children’s World Director is stepping down.

Tressa Chester says her resignation becomes effective April 15th.

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Children’s World Board president Wade Hofland says  that a search for someone to take Chester’s place is underway.

Jinkinson To Be Featured In “People”

Alex JinkinsonSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon native who was born without a specific gender identity will be the feature of a “People” magazine article about the struggles and challenges encountered along the road to a surgical procedure that will finally assign the correct gender.

Alex Jinkinson tells KIWA that being neither gender was something that took a long time to accept, but that finaly, this coming Tuesday morning, the issue will be surgically corrected.

In a post on social media, Jinkinson writes that the lack of full body and facial feminization at birth led to doctors giving the wrong birth gender.  Jinkinson says one of the top surgeons in the world will be performing surgery in Beverly Hills, California Tuesday to correct the situation.

Jinkinson says “People” magazine will be documenting the entire journey, and once the surgical healing process is complete, will be in Sheldon for a photo shoot and interview with the Jinkinson family.  Jinkinson’s first solo recording and music video are set to be released at the same time the “People” spread hits the news stands.  The song was written to tell about Jinkinson’s medical and life story.