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Saturday Afternoon News, September 30th

Police Investigate An Accident Involving A 9-year Old Girl On Bike

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Police Department is investigating an accident involving a pick-up that hit a nine-year old girl riding a bicycle. The accident happened Friday at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of 12th Street and Central Avenue. According to the police accident report, 40 year old Travis Miller of Moville had stopped at the stop sign at the 12th Street and Central Avenue intersection heading westbound. As he pulled away and entered 12th Street southwest, he failed to see the young girl pedestrian on a bicycle who was in the crosswalk. As a result, the vehicle collided with the young girl. The nine-year old girl suffered minor injuries and was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Le Mars Ambulance Service.



Overcomers Attracts Several Women For Motivational Conference

(Le Mars) — More than 100 women attended the motivational seminar “Overcomers” that was held this Saturday morning at the Le Mars Convention Center. Three speakers were offering different methods to be inspired, and to relieve stress,
and gave a message of hope, healing, and understanding.




Good Samaritan Society Distributes Carbon Monoxide Detectors

(Le Mars) — Volunteers representing the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars were distributing 50 carbon monoxide detectors to senior citizens throughout the community Saturday morning.  Karen Mousel, the administrator with Good Samaritan, says Founder’s Day is a way to help prolong a senior citizen’s time living in their home.  This year, carbon monoxide detectors were given to the seniors as a way for the Good Samaritan Society to recognize its “Founder’s Day.” One of the
volunteers was Nancy Isebrand of Le Mars, who has a personal reason for handing out carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon monoxide can prove to be deadly.  It is oderless and colorless, and often is referred to as the “silent killer.”  Isebrand is pleased to volunteer and to participate in the carbon monoxide distribution program.

This is the second year the Good Samaritan Society has distributed carbon monoxide detectors to senior citizens.  Isebrand says a year ago, the seniors were grateful to receive the free carbon monoxide detector.

Isebrand says several people she knows have purchased carbon monoxide detectors and have installed them in their homes after hearing her story.  She offers some advice relating to carbon monoxide detectors.

Students from both Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic, as well as several other volunteers were on hand to help distribute, and if necessary, install the carbon monoxide detectors for senior citizens.



Des Moines Man Sentenced For Killing Woman and For Burglary

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A 23-year-old Des Moines man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the strangulation death of a woman in January and to burglary for a separate break-in.
The Des Moines Register reports that Kyle Alexander Jepson entered the plea and was sentenced Friday. In exchange for his plea, first-degree murder and other felony charges were dropped.
Prosecutors say Jepson broke into Gloria Gary’s house Jan. 3, killed her when she arrived home and hid her body inside the house. He stole $200 and her car and was arrested Jan. 12 in Utah. Police say he also broke into another Des Moines woman’s home Dec. 29.
Jepson admitted in court Friday that the break-ins were sexually motivated, so he will be required to register as a sex offender.