A domestic disturbance Saturday resulted in serious injury to one person. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office was alerted to an alleged assault that occurred at a Hull residence. Their investigation revealed that one of the two people involved in the incident sustained serious injury. The unidentified person was taken to Sioux Center Hospital, and later transferred to a Sioux Falls hospital for further treatment. That night, authorities arrested 32 year old Joe Gonzalez of Rock Valley. He was charged with willful injury.
O'Brien County authorities are investigating a burglary at a hog confinement maintenance shop. The burglary occurred last week at a rural Sanborn address. The county sheriffs department says suspects entered the locked shop and stole a variety of power tools. The O'Brien County Crime Dusters program is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.
After a public hearing, the Sioux County Board of Supervisors approved the issuance and sale of up to 7 million dollars in refinancing bonds to benefit Dordt College. Dordt is refinancing an earlier bond issue in order to save interest costs. Dordt Vice President of Business Affairs Arlan Nederhoff told the board that the refinancing plan would save around a million dollars in debt costs. Dordt is also seeking up to 4 million dollars in refinancing from the City of Sioux Center. Neither transaction with Sioux County or Sioux Center will impact taxpayers.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An Iowa man convicted of commercial sex trafficking in South Dakota has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. 59-year-old Ronald Bonestroo, of Hull, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier - the same judge who last year overturned his conviction. Her decision later was reversed by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Bonestroo was accused in February 2011 of answering an online advertisement posted by police as part of a sting operation and trying to pay for sex with what he believed would be two 14-year-old girls. Two other men were arrested in the sting. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that one committed suicide and the other pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
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