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Tuesday News, October 10th


Gravel Dump Truck Collides With SUV

(Akron) — Two people are injured following a collision involving a gravel dump truck and a sports utility vehicle.  The accident happened Tuesday morning at about 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 3 and county road K-22, about ten miles west of Le Mars.  Iowa State Patrol trooper John Farley offers an account of what happened at the accident scene.

The Kia S-U-V had a Colorado license plate, although Farley says the driver is a resident of Sioux City.  The dump truck was hauling three-inch diameter rocks which spilled on the highway.  The Iowa Department of Transportation was called in with snow plows to help push the spilled rocks into the ditch.  Northbound
traffic on county road K-22 was stopped for nearly forty minutes while emergency crews were clearing the scene. Highway 3 was able to remain open.  Assisting at the scene were the Akron Fire Department, Akron Ambulance, Le Mars Ambulance, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol.



Le Mars Police Arrest A Sioux City Woman For Vandalism To New Municipal Park Bathhouse

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Police Department have made an arrest surrounding the vandalism that was recently done to the renovated and bath house at the Municipal Park. On September 30th, the Le Mars Police Department took a complaint of some criminal mischief that had been done at the new bathroom
building at the Municipal Park. A rock had been thrown through a glass door sometime on the evening of September 29th causing about $1,500 in damages. As a result of information received through crime stoppers, and subsequent follow-up
on the case, a Sioux City woman has been arrested. Police have arrested 34 year old Autumn Archer. Archer was arrested at the Le Mars Police Department on the evening of October 9th and taken to the Plymouth County Jail and charged with criminal mischief, a class D felony.

photo contributed by Le Mars Police Department.



Special Response Team Training In Oyens

(Le Mars) — Tri-County Special Response Team consisting of members of the Le Mars Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cherokee Police Department is
conducting training today through Wednesday, October 9th – 11th. Some of the training will be done in the town of Oyens. If you see a large law enforcement presence in Oyens, it is an exercise only.



Floyd Valley Healthcare To Host “Well Aware Health Fair”

(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Healthcare is planning for the upcoming Well Aware Health Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th at the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center. The event is open to the public and has free admission.
Over 50 vendors will be on hand to provide different health information. The Le Mars Police will be operating “Project Safe Meds” allowing people the opportunity to properly dispose of expired and unused prescription medications. Floyd Valley Healthcare officials will also distribute flu shots for a fee of
$25. Plymouth County Dive Team and the Le Mars Ambulance will be available to share with attendees their equipment. Door prizes will be awarded, and if weather and time permits, Mercy Air Care will be making a stop with its medical


Gehlen Catholic and Le Mars Community Win Marching Band Honors

(Orange City) — Gehlen Catholic & Le Mars Community School were two of 23 marching bands who competed Saturday, October 7th, at the 2017 Dutchmen Field Championships in Orange City,

Gehlen Catholic placed 1st in Class 1A. Gehlen Catholic also won the Pizza Ranch Triple “S” (Sportsmanship) Award, Best Color Guard & Horn Line in Class 1A.

LeMars Community placed 1st in Class 3A. LCS also won the Pizza Ranch Triple
“S” (Sportsmanship) Award, Best Color Guard & Best Horn Line in Class 3A.

Both schools will compete this Wednesday afternoon & night at the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Marching Band Contest in Sheldon. “State” was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, October 7th. Due to the rain on Friday & Saturday morning, “State” was rescheduled for this Wednesday, October



Funeral Services Scheduled For Las Vegas Shooting Victim

SUTHERLAND, Iowa (AP) – A funeral has been scheduled for a northwest Iowa woman who was killed in the Las Vegas country music concert shooting.
Carly Kreibaum was among the 58 people fatally shot Oct. 1 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Sutherland woman was 33 years old.
An obituary says her funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sutherland Community Center in Sutherland. Her remains will be interred at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland.
Kreibaum was a mother of two and a Sibley native who graduated from Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. She later attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.



Actor Alec Baldwin To Speak At Democratic Fundraiser

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Impersonator in chief Alec Baldwin is scheduled to headline the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual fundraising banquet next month. State Democratic Party officials Monday announced the actor, who received an Emmy for his parody of President Donald Trump last month, would be
the keynote speaker at the Nov. 27 event in Des Moines. The annual event typically draws would-be presidential candidates, given Iowa’s role as the lead-off presidential caucus state. Baldwin is expected to make other political appearances, including in Virginia ahead of governor’s election in November there. Iowa Democrats, after reveling in Barack Obama twice carrying their state, are at a 20-year low with Republicans in the Statehouse majority, the governorship, both U.S. Senate seats and a majority of U.S. House seats.