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Saturday News, December 22nd

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON LE MARS ACCIDENT

On 12-21-18 at approximately 1:10 PM a personal injury collision occurred on Lynx Ave near 220th Street, approximately 2 miles south of LeMars.

Nelson Flores, 17 of rural LeMars was southbound on Lynx Avenue in a 2005 Jeep Liberty.  Flores lost control and entered the East ditch, striking a utility pole.  Javier Flores, 16 of rural Lemars, was a passenger riding in the front seat.

Both of the Flores brothers were transported to Floyd Valley Hospital by LeMars Ambulance.  Nelson was treated at Floyd Valley.  Javier was treated at Floyd Valley and subsequently transferred to Mercy Medical in Sioux City.

Nelson’s injuries were thought to be minor, Javier’s injuries were believed to be serious but not life threatening.

The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol with the assistance of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.  LeMars Fire and Ambulance provided emergency care at the scene.

LE MARS MAN WINS $50,000 LOTTERY PRIZE

CLIVE, Iowa — A Le Mars man has won a $50,000 lottery prize.

Brian Hughes claimed the fifth of eight top prizes available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Extreme Cash Blast” scratch game. He purchased his winning ticket at Kimmes Country Store, 436 Plymouth St. SW in Le Mars, and claimed his prize Tuesday at the lottery’s regional office in Storm Lake.

CONE PARK DEBUTS NEW “BUNNY HILL”

THE WINTER BREAK FOR AREA SCHOOLS IS UNDERWAY, AND THAT MEANS THE TUBING HILLS AT SIOUX CITY’S CONE PARK ARE READY FOR FUN.

CITY PARKS DIRECTOR MATT SALVATORE SAYS A SMALLER”BUNNY HILL” GEARED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN IS NEW THIS WINTER:

THE BUNNY HILL HAS A WELL KNOWN SPONSOR.

LESLIE BARTHOLOMEW OF WELLS BLUE BUNNY SAYS THE ICE CREAM MAKER IS HAPPY TO SUPPORT CONE PARK:

SALVATORE SAYS DESPITE THE RECENT WARM WEATHER, THERE’S PLENTY OF SNOW ON THE TUBING HILL:

THE BUNNY HILL WAS DEDICATED WITH A RIBBON CUTTING AND FREE BLUE BUNNY ICE CREAM CONES FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PLEA AGREEMENT REACHED WITH BANCROFT- NEBRASKA MURDER SUSPECT

One of the suspects charged with murder in the 2017 death of a Bancroft, Nebraska man has agreed to plead guilty in the case.

49-year-old Jody Olson plead guilty to 2nd degree murder Friday in Cuming County District Court.

All other charges against him including arson were dropped in the case.

Olson was charged in the, March 11th, 2017 death of 64-year-old Ernest Warnock.

Warnock’s body was found in the burned rubble of his home.

Investigators say Warnock had been fatally stabbed.

Olson’s sentencing is set for April 4th.

Jody Olson’s son, Derek Olson, is expected to go to trial in March of 2019.