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As reported by KIWA News Director and Rock Rapids resident Scott Van Aartsen

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April 18, 2014 - 10:24 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

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Every woman loves to receive them. They come in every color of the rainbow & these don’t smell.

Follow the clues to a gift for you. You can find me resting in a NEW shoe.


Stop & Smell the Flowers.

There will be one egg in 3 different businesses on Friday.

Person who finds the most eggs has to bring them to the Chamber office Monday, April 21 to claim a prize.

Inwood, Iowa — A Rock Rapids teen was taken to the hospital after an accident on Thursday, April 17, 2014 near the West Lyon School, north of Inwood.lyon co ambulance side

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Jody Vanden Hoek of Rock Rapids was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am eastbound on A26. Fifty-six-year-old Sherry Koch of Larchwood was driving a 2001 Ford F150 pickup southbound on Highway 182. Vanden Hoek attempted to cross Highway 182 and was struck by Koch. Both vehicles became disabled in the roadway.

Vanden Hoek was transported by the Lyon County Ambulance.

Vanden Hoek’s vehicle sustained approximately $4,000 in damages and Koch’s vehicle sustained approximately $9,000 in damages.

Vanden Hoek was cited for failure to yield upon entering a highway.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Larchwood Fire Department, Larchwood EMS, and the Lyon County Ambulance.

Larchwood, Iowa — A Brandon, South Dakota man has been arrested on a felony charge in connection with the theft of construction equipment in Larchwood.Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that they arrested 55-year-old Kevin Dean Miller of Brandon, SD on Wednesday, April 16th.

He was charged with First Degree Theft, a Class C Felony in connection with the theft of a Caterpillar Telescopic Handler, bucket and pallet forks. That’s one of those machines that looks like a forklift on a long boom that can be raised and extended.

The machine and its attachments were stolen from Security Savings Bank in Larchwood on October 18th, 2013.

At the time of his arrest, Miller was found to be in possession of everything reported stolen.

The stolen items were valued at about $35,000.

April 17, 2014 - 7:00 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

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It’s on your mind at night, and each day before you leave. You cannot leave the house without me. Following my path from old to NEW you will find me hiding in a “basic” place.

Remember the cross as the true meaning of Easter!


There will be one egg in 2 different businesses on Thursday.

Person who finds the most eggs has to bring them to the Chamber office Monday, April 21 to claim a prize.

April 16, 2014 - 9:24 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

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Everyone needs one of these in their Easter Basket! I am hiding among them.

Fuzzy or Hard. Shiny or Dull. We have it all.

There will be one egg in 2 different businesses on Wednesday.

Inwood, Iowa — An Inwood gas station is getting a grant to build a new renewable fuel fueling site.cleaner air for iowa with ethanol

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has announced the Oak Street Station in Inwood and Farmers Cooperative in Mount Ayr have been selected as recipients of funds through the “Fueling Our Future” pilot program. Each project will receive $125,000 in cost share funding to support the increased usage of higher blends of both ethanol and biodiesel.

The governor says that when they announced the “Fueling Our Future” initiative in October 2013, they set a goal of expanding access to higher blends of ethanol. He says he’s pleased to be able to announce the two sites that have been selected, which will help grow the local economy and expand access to ethanol and biodiesel.

The Oak Street Station will build a new site in Inwood that will offer renewable fuels in five dispensers. E10, E15, E30 and E85 will be available for ethanol customers. The “e” and the number stand for the percentage of ethanol in the fuel. Diesel customers will have access to B5 year-round. That’s five percent biodiesel. B99.9 — which is almost pure biodiesel — will be offered to independent jobbers and for special use customers, such as tractor pullers and other blenders, during the summer months. The project is also eligible for funds through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure program. The total cost of the project is $488,944.

Iowa received the $250,000 to support the Fueling Our Future pilot project from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) program to reduce particulate matter (PM-2.5) vehicle emissions by increasing the use of higher blends of bio-based fuels, specifically ethanol and biodiesel. Applicants were required to provide at least a 50 percent match to receive funding. The projects were selected by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board.

April 14, 2014 - 9:11 am - Posted in Community Calendar, News

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Sprinkle me Red
Sprinkle me Blue
If I’m mixed just right I’ll rise for you
Don’t forget the frosting
I like that too.


Check out our tractors for spring – big or SMALL!

(editor’s note:  Sorry, we originally misunderstood and thought that the second clue was for Tuesday.  That’s why there was only one clue before . . .)

There will be one egg in two different businesses on Monday.

The person who finds the most eggs has to bring them to the Chamber office Monday, April 21 to claim a prize.

George, Iowa — A George man is behind bars at the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids after authorities charged him with nine felonies.Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that several months of investigation led to a search warrant being executed at 410 West Michigan Avenue in George on Thursday, April 10th, 2014.  An arrest warrant had been issued for the arrest of 45-year-old Kevin Scott Broesder, charging him with Conspiracy to Manufacture/Deliver Methamphetamine over 5 grams, a Class B Felony.  Broesder was seen leaving the home and was stopped.  A search warrant was then served at Broesder’s home where officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, several weapons, and approximately $15,000 in cash.

Broesder was also charged with Possession with intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, a class B Felony; two counts of Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine under 5 grams, class C Felonies; and five class D Felonies, including keeping a Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Unlawfully Used; Possession w/intent to Deliver Marijuana; two counts of unauthorized Possession of Offensive Weapons; and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. He was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Iowa code stipulates that class B Felonies are punishable by up to 25 years in prison, class C felonies are punishable by up to ten years in prison, and class D felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison.

If he is convicted and the maximum penalty is applied, Broesder could face up to 95 years in prison.

Broesder is currently being held in the Lyon County Jail on $50,000 dollars cash bond.

The Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Department of Natural Resources assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two Rock Rapids men — one in a domestic assault case and one on a charge of public intoxication in separate incidents.

Sheriff’s deputies report that about 1:55 AM on Saturday morning, April 5th, 2014, they were called to a Rock Rapids Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8home for a domestic dispute. Upon further investigation, 34-year-old Travis Dreke of Rock Rapids was arrested on charges of Simple Domestic Assault and Criminal Mischief in the Fifth Degree, both simple misdemeanors; and Interference With Official Acts, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The Sheriff’s office also reports that on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 they arrested 35-year-old Joshua Paul Gacke of Rock Rapids on a charge of Public Intoxication. The arrest occurred after deputies were called to Sporty’s Bar in Rock Rapids.

George, Iowa — According to a notice published in the April 3rd edition of the Lyon County News newspaper in George, the George City Council was to revolver gun_sxcmeet today to consider an ordinance that would have prohibited firearms or weapons in city buildings or on city property for everyone except elected officials and law enforcement.

This has caused much discussion and objection from people in the George area and those connected with the Iowa Gun Owners’ Association.

However, according to George Mayor Gary Siebring, it was all a mistake. He says the proposed ordinance and notice of the meeting were “published by accident”. He says the ordinance was drafted as one of several options to clear up a situation that the city had been having regarding weapons with one individual. Siebring says the ordinance was never considered by the council at any meeting. He says it will not be brought up again or appear on any future agenda. He says, QUOTE, “There will be no more discussion; it is a dead issue.”

George City Attorney Dan DeKoter says it was not intended to address a gun ban ordinance at the meeting. He says the city clerk had published the item in the newspaper without consulting the mayor and city council members. DeKoter says that city officials had informally discussed whether to control guns on city property after a man displayed one in the library.

Mayor Siebring says he shoots guns himself. He claims that no one on the council is against guns. In fact, he says no one on the council is for gun control. He says they had QUOTE, “no intent to jump on anyone’s second amendment rights.”

Siebring says he is “sorry for the uproar.”