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Saturday News, August 5th

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Plymouth County Authorities Release Additional Information On Accident

(Le Mars) — We now know more information regarding an accident that occurred Wednesday evening at about 5:50 p.m. at the junction of county road C-70 and Nature Avenue. Two vehicles were involved with the accident. 17 year old Matthew Faith of Hinton was driving a 1998 Subaru Forester and 59 year old Jay Barto of Kingsley was driving a 2007 Nissan Frontier when the two vehicles collided at the intersection. Witnesses were on the scene and statements were gathered.

Faith says he was traveling northbound on Nature Avenue. Faith says he stopped at the stop sign and looked both ways and continued through the intersection. Faith says he did not see anything. The passenger in Faith’s vehicle informed Faith that there was a vehicle approaching heading westbound on County road C-70. Faith’s vehicle was in the middle of the intersection at the time and was struck by the Barto vehicle.

Barto says when he saw the Faith vehicle, he tried to swerve to the south to avoid the Faith vehicle, but made contact with the rear passenger side of the vehicle, causing both vehicles to go into the north ditch. Both vehicles rolled and came to a rest on their wheels.

Faith, and his passenger, 15 year old Justin Faith, had both suffered injuries, as did Barto. All three were transported by ambulance to Unity Healthcare -St. Luke’s in Sioux City.

Matthew Faith was cited for driving while license is suspended and failure to yield right of way.

The Faith vehicle sustained $5,000 in damages, and the Barto vehicle’s estimated damage is at $10,000.

Responding to the accident were the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Kingsley Police Department, Kingsley Fire Department, and both the Kingsley and Hinton Ambulances.

 

SIOUX CITY HONORED BY NAIA AS TOP EVENT HOST

Sioux City has been honored as the best host city for an NAIA event by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

City Events Director Erika Newton says it’s the first time the NAIA has presented Championship Host Excellence Awards:

Newton says the city earned the award thanks to a lot of hard work by many people:

Corey Westra, co-director of the basketball tourament, says Sioux City has had a great relationship with the NAIA for more than two decades:

Sioux City has also hosted the NAIA’s women’s volleyball championship for the last 10 years.

 

ARTSPLASH PREPARES FOR 2017 FESTIVAL

PLANS FOR THE ANNUAL ARTSPLASH CELEBRATION AT RIVERSIDE PARK ARE UNDERWAY.

ERIN WEBBER-DREESZEN OF THE CITY’S ART CENTER SAYS THIS YEAR’S EVENT TAKES PLACE ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 2ND AND 3RD.

SHE SAYS THE FOCUS IS ON AREA ARTISTS, MANY OF WHOM HAVE DISPLAYED THEIR WORKS HERE BEFORE:

SHE SAYS THERE’S ALSO A NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE FESTIVAL:

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF LIVE MUSIC AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT AND ART PROJECTS TO MAKE AND TAKE IN THE KIDS ZONE.

 

IOWA DEPUTY CHEMICAL EXPOSURE 

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) – Officials say a sheriff’s deputy in central Iowa was treated at a hospital after being exposed to an unknown chemical while he was helping serve a search warrant.

The Story County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was with the Central Iowa Drug Task Force as it executed a search warrant Friday in Ames. During the search, the Story County deputy displayed symptoms of being exposed to an unknown chemical. He was evaluated on scene and at Mary Greeley Medical Center and released.

The sheriff’s office said details about the incident are being withheld as officials investigate.