Plymouth County Authorities Identify Accident Victims
(Remsen) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the victims associated with the two semi trucks and pickup accident that happened Wednesday at the intersection of County road C-44 and Highway 140, nearly halfway between Remsen and Kingsley. The accident resulted in a fatality to one
of the semi truck drivers. Through their investigation, it was determined that 36 year old Aaron Moon of Westfield was driving a 2008 Dodge pickup truck and pulling an utility trailer, heading eastbound on county road C-44 when he failed to stop for a stop sign. Moon’s vehicle was struck by a northbound semi truck
pulling a flatbed trailer, and driven by 61 year old Terry Hainzinger of Fenton, Iowa. The 2007 Peterbuilt Semi tractor Hainzinger was driving is registered to M.S. and Sons Corporation from Humboldt, Iowa. The collision of the two
vehicles caused the utility trailer that Moon’s vehicle was pulling to become unattached from his pickup and travel into the southbound lane of travel on Highway 140. The utility trailer was then struck by another semi truck pulling a feed trailer that was heading southbound on Highway 140. The 2015 Freightliner semi was registered to Deluxe Feeds Incorporated of Sheldon, Iowa,
and was being driven by 63 year old John Vanwyke Jr. of Sheldon. Vanwyke was airlifted from the accident scene and transported to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City where he later died as a result of those injuries. Moon and Hainzinger were transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, where they
were treated and released.
City To Flush Hydrants
(Le Mars) — The City of Le Mars Water Department will continue flushing hydrants in the southeast section of the City starting, Monday, October 30th through the end of the week.
Residents can expect lower pressures and discolored water while flushing is occurring. If your home still has discolored water the next days after flushing, please call the Water Department at 546-5555.
Anderson Honored By Gehlen Catholic
(Le Mars) — As Republican State Senator Bill Anderson of Pierson begins to wind down his remaining days as a state legislator, before resigning from the State Senate to start a job as the Economic Development Director for Cherokee, he made
an appearance at Gehlen Catholic schools on Thursday to be honored. Gehlen principals, Jeff Alesch and Lorie Nussbaum presented a surprised outgoing State Senator Anderson with a plaque in appreciation for his service to the Iowa Legislature. Gehlen Catholic officials wanted to thank Anderson for his support of the School Tuition Organization (STO) and Educational Savings Act during his time in the Iowa Legislature. The STO referred to in the Sioux City Diocese as the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation provides low to low-middle income
students a tuition grant to help offset their parent investments. Donors receive a 65 percent state income tax credit and can also claim their donation as a charitable contribution on their federal income tax statements. Gehlen Officials say that 3 of every 5 students receive some tuition assistance.