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Saturday News, July 28th


One Vehicle Accident Happens At Municipal Park and Campgrounds

(Le Mars) — Emergency rescue units were summoned to the Le Mars Municipal Park and Campgrounds last evening at about 11:00 p.m. for a one vehicle accident. Reports indicate the vehicle, which had 6 minors, missed a curve and went down a ravine through some trees and had flipped over landing on its top. All six people inside the vehicle suffered only minor injuries with no life-threatening situations. However, the six individuals were taken to Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Le Mars Ambulance Services for additional observation. Also, responding to the scene were the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, Le Mars Police Department, and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.



Sioux County Authorities Looking For Missing Woman

(Orange City) — Sioux County authorities are looking for a 40 year old woman that has gone missing. Kami Jo Schiebout (Ski-bout) was last seen wearing a black shirt, yellow pants, and a black bandanna. It is believed that she is walking barefoot, and may have a dog with her. If seen, you are to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.



Fair Attendance Continues To Rise

(Le Mars) — The daily attendance of the Plymouth County Fair continues to climb as a result of the comfortable temperatures. Fair officials are reporting the attendance for Friday was listed at 22,500 people, that’s an increase of 500 more people than attended the fair a year ago. Total attendance after the three days is at 60,400. In 2017, after three days, the fair attendance was at 59,000.



Ellensohn Wins 4-H and FFA Market Beef Judging Contest

(Le Mars) — The 4-H and FFA Market Beef Show was held on Friday with a 1390 pound dark red colored cross-breed steer taking the top honors. The exhibitor of the champion market beef was Eli Ellensohn. The steer had gained over 2.7 pounds per day. Ellensohn explains what features had captured his attention when he first purchased the steer last autumn.

Ellensohn explains what the judge saw in his champion steer.

Friday was the first time Ellensohn had won a championship at the Plymouth County Fair. He says he may consider taking his champion steer to other fairs.

The 4-H exhibitor says he was pleasantly surprised at the result. He says he obviously was hoping to take home the top trophy, but didn’t expect it would happen.



Popken Takes Top Honors In Quilt Show

(Le Mars) — Inside the Open Class Building are several quilts that were judged. Taking the top honors this year was Linda Popken of Akron. The quilt that was designed and created by Popken has an interesting story.



Davenport Official Sentenced To Prison For Having Recording Video In Restroom

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A former Davenport official who admitted placing a hidden camera in a restroom has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Quad-City Times reports 47-year-old Roy DeWitt was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in June to eight counts of invasion of privacy. An arrest affidavit stated that DeWitt, a former city housing programs manager, concealed a digital camera in an employee-only restroom at a city-owned apartment building. The affidavit said eight people were recorded multiple times.



Woman Accused Of Killing 5-year Old Daughter

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) – A southeast Iowa woman has been accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter. Wapello County records say 22-year-old Kelsie Thomas is charged with first-degree murder and is being held in Wapello County Jail. The records don’t list an attorney for her. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that Thomas admitted killing her daughter, but the release doesn’t say how the child died.



Wind Blows Airplane Off Runway

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a gust of wind forced a small plane off a runway as it landed at the Burlington airport in southeast Iowa. The accident occurred around 1 p.m. Thursday, with the single-engine plane ending up on a grassy median. Medics examined the two people who were on the plane, but neither was taken to a hospital. Their names weren’t released.



Woman Accused Of Stealing From Nursing Home Resident

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – A woman has been accused of stealing from the account of a central Iowa nursing home resident. Jasper County Court records say 36-year-old Christan Maddison is charged with dependent adult abuse-exploitation. Her attorney didn’t return a call Friday. Authorities say the thefts occurred after the woman was granted a power of attorney to handle the nursing home resident’s finances.