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A 'Greater' session? Opinions on rural Minnesota benefits vary
Making it pink -- WHS senior ag students paint tractor as final class project
Minnesota West preparing for annual Kids' College
Bird shows, sales canceled in Iowa for 2015
Likely candidate O'Malley already planning Iowa visit
Minnesota West: Four new Lady Jays signed to play basketball
Iowa state track: Sheldon boys distance medley team seventh
Trapshooting: WHS shooters are on target
Section 3A South track and field: Luverne boys, girls race to front
Iowa State Track and Field: Sheldon 6th in 4x800; Sibley-Ocheyedan's Wolter 15th in shot
Column: A bogus case against a trade bill
Column: WHS students play Trivia Crack -- and the bigger game of life
Column: Hillary's hypocrisy
As others see it: Disconnect for a day
Letter: Legislative session "a failure to voters"
Richard (Rick) White
Lorraine M. (Cassens) Lawrence
John Thomas Carroll
Keeston Patrick Thier
Marcella Margaret Cummiskey
Legion longevity: Lease, Meier recognized for continuous membership
Column: Worthington's unexpected link to Sherwood Forest
Religion briefs: May 21
Column: A disheveled commencement
Looking Back: 2010 -- Worthington's Hardy Rickbeil dies at 101
Out and About
Voss 90th birthday
Schulz 50th anniversary
Pearson 90th birthday
Oldham 95th birthday
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April 9, 2015
Building on the past, investing in the future
SIBLEY, Iowa — As a person ages, he or she hit a few milestones along the way. People are born, they grow up, they become adults and in their prime do some amazing things. The Osceola Community Hospital is similar to the very patients that enter its doors on a daily basis. It...
April 9, 2015 - 3:36pm
Osceola County part of FTZ, offers potential business boost
SIBLEY, Iowa — Joined by five counties in northwest Iowa, Osceola County is a part of a foreign trade zone. The idea was hatched years ago by the late Kirk Grau, former Osceola County Economic Development director. Grau’s vision has come to life in recent years, offering an incentive...
April 9, 2015 - 3:28pm
Coveris continues to grow with new equipment
SIBLEY, Iowa — It’s had several names since beginning operation 43 years ago. Regardless of the name on the door, Coveris has produced quality bags for many foods and products consumers buy regularly. Now, the company has increased production in its popcorn bag division with the...
April 9, 2015 - 12:38pm
March 31, 2015
Just add science
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School was a ball of kinetic energy Friday night. Students, parents and community members gathered to spend the evening celebrating science. The second annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Expo offered an array...
March 31, 2015 - 9:38pm
March 30, 2015
Sunset over Sibley
March 30, 2015 - 8:48pm
March 25, 2015
George man charged with eluding police
SIBLEY, Iowa — A George, Iowa, man is being held in the Osceola County Jail following a pursuit late Tuesday afternoon. According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, witnesses reported seeing a white car pulling a trailer traveling recklessly...
March 25, 2015 - 8:38pm
Coaches vs. Cancer: Annual basketball game raises $4,300 for ACS
SIBLEY, Iowa — Last Friday night in the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Gymnasium, many people lined the stands to fight back against cancer. The annual Coaches vs. Cancer charity basketball game has become an effective tool in raising money to fight the disease. Organizer Connie Jansma...
March 25, 2015 - 8:24pm
March 22, 2015
A Sibley success story: The Porch on Main marks 15 years
SIBLEY, Iowa — On a nice, warm day, you are likely to see the stools at the lunch counter at The Porch on Main filled with customers seeking an ice cream treat for respite from the summer heat. On the other side of the store, you may see someone looking for a last-minute baby...
March 22, 2015 - 8:02pm
March 20, 2015
Block sentenced on eight counts in Osceola County
SIBLEY, Iowa — Michael Block appeared in Iowa District Court Friday morning to receive his sentence on a string of counts relating to several theft charges stemming back to March and April of 2014. Originally pleading not guilty, Block changed his plea to guilty in February of this...
news / crime
March 20, 2015 - 9:58pm
March 17, 2015
Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board manages donation funding
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board discussed financial contributions offered to the district during its Monday meeting. The first contribution pertained to the new agricultural education teacher position being funded through private contributions. The second came...
March 17, 2015 - 9:57pm
Woman faces charges after string of thefts
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department has filed multiple criminal charges against a Sibley woman for her alleged involvement in several package thefts in Sheldon, Iowa. Becky Lynn Vander Plaats, 43, is facing third-degree theft charges and an aggravated misdemeanor after...
March 17, 2015 - 8:07pm
March 12, 2015
There and back again: A panda’s tale
SIBLEY, Iowa — It sounds like the premise of a children’s book — the saga of a young girl and her beloved bear who was sent out to travel the world. However, what could be the work of fiction is entirely true. After a 21-year departure, Stacy Hertz was reunited with her travel...
March 12, 2015 - 8:27pm
Almost there: Campaign for a new Sibley-Ocheyedan ag teacher in the works
SIBLEY, Iowa — A student-led initiative to raise money for an expansion of the Sibley-Ocheyedan High School agriculture department is quickly...
March 12, 2015 - 10:50am
March 9, 2015
Sibley Farm and Home Show this Saturday
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the biannual Farm and Home Show this weekend. The event rotates between Sibley and George, Iowa. This year, the show will be hosted in the Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary School gymnasium. Sibley Chamber of Commerce Director...
March 9, 2015 - 9:12pm
March 8, 2015
Four arrested -- three on drug charges -- following search at Sibley motel
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Friday on four rooms and two motor vehicles at the Sibley Inn Motel. Investigating officers took into custody four individuals — three on alleged charges of possession of a controlled substance alleged...
news / crime
March 8, 2015 - 9:20pm