Monday News, April 20
Gehlen Ball Raises More Than $234,000
(Le Mars) -- The Gehlen Catholic Ball was able to raise $234,362 which is $2000 more than what was raised from last year's event. More than 800 people attended the annual social event. Father Kevin Richter who serves as the president of Gehlen Catholic schools, and pastor of the All Saints Parish says he is extremely appreciative to all the donors and to those that attended the gala.
Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary Omelet Breakfast Serves 335 People
(Le Mars) -- Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary hosted its annual omelet breakfast Sunday morning with various so-called celebrity cooks ranging from hospital officials, school administration officials, the town's fire chief, chamber officials, and banking executives cooking up the omelets. The proceeds will go to help finance the new surgical units. Kathy McCrary serves as the chairperson of the Hospital Auxiliary breakfast and she believes more than 335 people were served.
Secondary Road Department To Close 220th Street
(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County Secondary Road Department has announced that 220th Street between county road K-64 and Otter Avenue will be closed, beginning today through Wednesday. County road crews are repairing a culvert.
Two Sioux City Girls Injured During Hit-And-Run Accident
(Sioux City) -- Sioux City Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which two juvenile girls were struck as they were crossing West 3rd Street. The accident happened Saturday morning, shortly before 12:00 noon. Both girls, ages 10 and 11 were injured and transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance. The vehicle involved left the scene of the accident. With the assistance of witness accounts, police have identified what they believe to be the vehicle involved in that hit-and-run accident. It is a maroon colored 2007 four-door Kia. Police are still investigating the accident.
Body Found At Lake
JEWELL, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in a central Iowa lake.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 29-year-old Zong Xiong.
Sheriff Dennis Hagenson says a dive team had been searching for a missing man in Little Wall Lake near Jewell on Friday. The body was found around 12:30 p.m.
A man says he found keys, sunglasses and a vehicle Thursday evening while walking a dog. He reported his concerns to officials when he discovered the items still at the lake Friday morning.
Two People Found Dead In Urbandale
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating after two bodies were discovered at an Urbandale apartment complex in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.
The identities of the bodies weren't released Sunday, but police spokesman Sgt. Gary Lang says that autopsies are scheduled for Monday. He said the department wasn't able to comment on the type of weapon used.
Police were called to conduct a welfare check at the apartment complex Sunday morning. Officers say they later found the bodies in a detached garage.
Further details weren't released.
Fallen Tree Destroys House
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) - A southwest Iowa home may have to be abandoned after a large oak tree fell on it and caused significant damage.
The tree fell across the house's living room in Glenwood during a thunderstorm Saturday.
Fortunately, no one was home at the time.
Katie Davis said she was surprised when authorities called her about the incident while she was shopping in Council Bluffs with her mother.
Friend Travis Overhue says it looks like Davis' family will have to tear down the house and rebuild because the damage is so extensive.