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Friday News August 16th

Sioux County Stabbing Update

 

The Sioux County Sheriff has released more information regarding a stabbing near Rock Valley Tuesday. A warrant for the arrest of 22 year old Alonzo Leanos has been issued.

Leonos is wanted as a material witness in the case.He is a Hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 220 pounds.His last known address is rural Rock Valley.

The stabbing occurred just before 9pm Tuesday about five miles southwest of Rock Valley. A caller on 911 advised Sioux County dispatchers that he was bringing in a stabbing victim by vehicle.

The victim is a 21 year old man from Orange City, who was transferred to McKennon Hospital in Sioux Falls.the victim's name has not been released.

Anyone with information on the stabbing should contact the Sioux County Sheriff's Office at 712-737-3307 or by their text a tip program.

 

The Circus Is Coming To Remsen

The Circus is coming to Remsen, next Tuesday, August 20th. there will be two shows, the first at at 5:00 p.m. and then one at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at American Bank, Iowa State Bank, Majeres Foodtown, WesTel Sytems, and Thompson, Phipps & Thompson.

Come to the baseball fields behind Mid-Sioux at 10:30 a.m. and watch the tent being set up and see the animals next Tuesday in Remsen.

 

Alton Boy Places In State Fair Lamb Contest

An Alton youth has won a couple of honors at the 4-H Market Lamb Show at the Iowa State Fair.

Dalton Pottebaum of Alton showed the Reserve Grand Champion Performance Lamb. Pottebaum also took the honor for the Division 3 Champion Heavyweight Performance lamb.

Tanner Hild of Webster City won the overall Grand Champion Market Lamb honors.

 

Iowa Farm Buildings Not Exempt From electrical Inspections

The Iowa Electrical Examining Board won't exempt farm buildings from mandatory electrical inspections.

The board voted 8-3 on Thursday to reject a proposal that would have generally exempted farm buildings.

The proposal was aimed at resolving issues stemming from a court ruling that the board exceeded its authority by requiring inspections on most electrical installations on farms.

Some critics say the inspections are a power grab by the board and that the inspections overburden farmers. Other farmers and their supporters say poorly installed electrical wiring creates safety hazards.

On Thursday the board set a task force to seek a compromise to present to the Legislature.

 

Tapeworm Diet a Bad Idea

The medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health is warning against the tapeworm diet.

In her weekly email to public health workers around Iowa, Dr. Patrica Quinlisk recounted a recent incident:

A physician sought the department's help for a patient who said she'd swallowed a tapeworm she'd bought over the Internet.

The woman was hoping the parasite would help her lose weight.

Quinlisk says hucksters sold tapeworm eggs in pill form as a weight-loss aid a century ago. She says ingesting them "is extremely risky and can cause a wide range of undesirable side effects, including rare deaths."

Tapeworms can live for years in the intestines and grow to several feet long. They can be accidentally ingested in undercooked meat.

An anti-worm medication was advised for the woman.

 

 

 

 


   

Thursday PM News August 15th

Stabbing Suspect At Large

 

Sioux County authorities are searching for a male suspect in connection with a stabbing incident that happened Tuesday.

The incident occurred just before 9pm Tuesday about five miles southwest of Rock Valley.

A caller on 911 advised Sioux County dispatchers that he was bringing in a stabbing victim by vehicle. The victim is a 21 year old man from Orange City, who was transferred to McKennon Hospital in Sioux Falls. His name has not been released.

Sioux County deputies arrested two 19 year old people as material witnesses in connection with the stabbing: They are Isidro Topete and Tony Chavez, both of Orange City.

Late Wednesday morning, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle six miles southwest of Rock Valley in connection with the investigation.

The driver, who was the occupant of the vehicle, stopped on the roadway and ran into a
cornfield. Officers pursued on foot but were unable to locate the suspect who remains at large.

He is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a small trimmed beard. Anyone with information on the stabbing should contact the Sioux County Sheriff's Office.

 

IRGC Denies Casino License Renewal

 

The Iowa Racing and Gaming commission has denied renewing the Argosy Riverboat Casino's license to operate. The commission vote was unanimous at their meeting Thursday morning in Riverside, Iowa.

Penn National Gaming, the riverboat's parent company, does not have an agreement with a non-profit to hold the license. The Missouri River historical Development Group, the former non-profit, is being sued by the gaming company for breach of contract.

Penn has also stopped making payments to MRHD, which is now partnering with Sioux City Entertainment which is building the new Hard Rock Casino in Sioux city's downtown.

The riverboat has been allowed to keep operating without a license by the I-R-G-C for the last several weeks so the 300 employees there have remained on the job.

It's expected the commission will let the casino continue to function until the new Hard Rock Casino is built.

 

O'Brien County Out Of Mental Health Care Funds

 

A northwest Iowa county says it's run out of money to help scores of residents with their psychiatric medication and counseling.

O'Brien County leaders say they're tapped out because Iowa is shifting to a new system and because the governor vetoed $13 million that legislators approved to help counties make the transition.

County Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas Farnsworth says under the old state system, counties financed much of the care for their residents, even if those people moved to other counties. That arrangement ended July 1, and counties now are responsible for the costs for everyone living within their borders.


Farnsworth says O'Brien County has solid residential facilities for the mentally ill that have attracted several people from outside the county.


   

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