February 2019

Thanksgiving Day homicide suspect arrested in Des Moines

Information from Des Moines Police Department

On November 22, 2018 at 1159 a.m., Des Moines Police Department Officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting at Mt Rainer High School, located at 22450 19th Avenue South in the City of Des Moines. Upon arrival Des Moines Officers and first responders located a victim with a gunshot wound to his torso. The victim was identified as twenty-one year old Leuea Loto. He had been involved in a Thanksgiving Day football game with friends and family at the time of this incident. Loto was transported to Harborview Hospital where he received emergency medical treatment. Loto subsequently died of a single gunshot wound. 


Package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police; Video shows him in action

information from Des Moines Police Dept.

Package theft happens in a blink of an eye. Watch this video as it captures a package theft on the North Hill of Des Moines last night. 

Residents called 911, the vehicle and suspect were described from the video and officers responded. Within minutes Police identified the car, and started the process of obtaining a search warrant.
A suspect was then seen leaving the back of the home and as officers approached admitted to the theft. The package was recovered and the suspect was arrested and charged with Theft. The package was recovered and returned to the victim.

Delivered packages are an easy target, consider alternative package delivery. Most of all, be alert and call 911.


Austin Calvin (“Cal”) Wiseman

Austin Calvin (“Cal”) Wiseman was born in Carthage, South Dakota on August 4, 1929 to parents Austin L. and Ellen Wiseman.  Cal suddenly passed away February 13, 2019 surrounded by family members.


Cal graduated from Madison High School, where he met his high school sweetheart and future bride Joyce. Cal and Joyce (nee Johnson), married May 23, 1950 in Madison, South Dakota. 


Cal served his country during the Korean Conflict in the South Dakota National Guard. First stationed at Camp Carson in Colorado, and later deployed “overseas” to Alaska. 

Richard Lee VanDerschelden, DDS

Richard Lee VanDerschelden, DDS died peacefully at home on January 31,2019.  Dick was born in Omak on April 11,1934 to Joe and Goldie.  He graduated from Fife HS in 1951, then from UW Dental School in 1957.  He entered the US Navy, married Carol Ann Bull and served 2 years, obtaining rank of Lieutenant.  He practiced dentistry in South Park where he served the community for 44 years.  During this time, he was active with South Park Lions, Georgetown Comm.