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Thursday Afternoon News, February 20th


Horse Dies After Being Rescued From Icy Creek

(Le Mars) — We have an update regarding a story that was reported here on KLEM. You may recall we had mentioned the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was involved in rescuing a horse on Tuesday that had gotten stuck in some ice. Sheriff’s Deputies, along with assistance from Stockton Towing were able to remove the stuck horse from the ice and ravine. However, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the horse did not survive the
ordeal. The horse, after being rescued from the ice, was checked out by a local veterinarian. The horse had passed about an hour after being removed from the ice and water. The owner believes the horse’s demise was a combination of extreme hypothermia and age. There wasn’t any negligence on the part of the owner in this matter. It appears the horse simply lost its footing while trying to get a drink of water, and tripped into the creek.



Floyd Valley Healthcare To Feature Heart Program On Tuesday

(Le Mars) — February is heart month and on Tuesday evening the Floyd Valley Healthcare of Le Mars is hosting a seminar focusing on heart healthcare.
Dr. Roque Arteaga is a cardio specialist and will answer questions about heart disease. Kari Daale is the Education Director for Floyd Valley.

Daale says Dr. Arteaga will feature different devices used for checking, monitoring, and maintaining a good heartbeat rhythm.

Daale says the evening’s event will begin with a catered dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the program to follow. She says everyone is welcome to attend.

Although the dinner and event are free of charge, Daale ask that people interested in attending the program to pre-register by the close of business on Friday, February 21st.

People interested in attending Floyd Valley Healthcare’s heart program are asked to contact Kari Daale at 546-3401.



Hull Fire Department Responds To House Fire

(Hull) — Early Wednesday morning at about 2:14 a.m. the Hull Fire Department responded to a report of a fire that occurred inside a home located at 703 2nd Street in Hull. Fire was discovered in a second-story room of the house. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the room.
The residents of the home were able to escape the blaze, however, one of the residents sustained minor injuries and was transported by the Hull Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley for treatment. In addition to the room that had suffered from damage from the fire, there was some smoke
damage throughout the home with damage estimates at $30,000. The Hull Fire Department were assisted by the Hull Ambulance, Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Police Department, Sioux Center Police Department, and the Sioux
County Sheriff’s Office.



Driver Dies After Deere Penetrates Windshield

SIGOURNEY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a deer sent flying when it was hit by a car in southeast Iowa crashed through the window of a second car, killing its driver. The accident occurred a little after 7 p.m. Wednesday on Iowa Highway 92, just west of Sigourney. The Iowa State Patrol says the deer went onto the roadway from the north ditch and was struck by a westbound
car. The deer was knocked into the air and then went through the windshield of an eastbound car. The dead driver was identified as 45-year-old Donald Burdick, who lived in North English.