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Friday Afternoon News, August 9th


Drowned Man Found In Little Sioux River

(Cherokee) — Divers have recovered a 65 year old Cherokee man who had drowned in the Little Sioux River near Quimby. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call on Wednesday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. indicating a possible drowning. It was reported that an adult male,
Rodriguez Bartolo Bustos, had gone under water in the Little Sioux River and never surfaced. Area dive teams, including the Plymouth County Dive Team as part of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office responded to help search for Bustos. Three cadaver dogs from Central Iowa and South Dakota were deployed for the search. The recovery operation covered two full days and on Friday morning, the third day, Bustos was recovered out of the Little Sioux River approximately one-half mile from where he was last seen by members of the Quimby Fire Department.



Helping Hands Resource Center Accepting Donations Of School Supplies

(Le Mars) — Purchasing school supplies can be an economic burden for some parents, especially single parents with children. The Helping Hands Resource Center is wanting to help parents in that situation. Helping Hands have established three locations within Le Mars asking people to donate school supplies for under priviledged children. Jim Pluegger is with Helping

Plueger says this is the third year Helping Hands Resource Center has extended this service. The Helping Hands official says the program will continue through the first week of school. He explains what is needed in terms of school supplies donations.

Plueger says there is an extra incentive to donate the school supplies at the Le Mars Pizza Ranch restaurant.

In addition to the Fareway Grocery Store and the Le Mars Pizza Ranch, school supplies donations are also accepted at the Helping Hands Resource Center located on Central Avenue beside Claussen’s Clothing Store.



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