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Tuesday News, July 6th


No Meeting This Week For Plymouth County Board Of Supervisors

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will not have their weekly meeting this week. The county board will again convene next week.




City Council To Discuss Salaries During Council Meeting

(Le Mars) — Le Mars city council is scheduled to meet at city council chambers today starting at 12:00 noon. One of the items for discussion are the salaries for the mayor and council positions.




Brunsville Home Catches On Fire

(Brunsville) — Firefighters from Le Mars and Merrill responded to a house that was on fire in Brunsville. The fire was reported at about 2:10 p.m. Monday afternoon. Fire and Rescue members needed to remove siding from the house to make certain they could extinguish the flames that had penetrated through the outer wall of the home. Fire Chief Dave Schipper says the call
was made by a passer-by who happened to notice the house was burning.

Schipper offers and estimate as to the damage to the home.

In addition to battling the fire, the heat was also a factor as temperatures soared to the 90’s with heat index at 101. Several firefighters were seen using bottled water to keep themselves hydrated, as well as pouring the water on their heads to keep them cool. Firefighters were on scene for a little more than an hour and a half.




Emergency Crews Have Been Busy Since The Start Of The Month

(Le Mars) — It had been a busy holiday weekend for the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, having to respond to more than 20 calls since last Thursday, July 1st.

Due to the dry conditions, Schipper says the various fire chiefs of Plymouth county communities are considering whether or not to request a burn ban for the county.




11 Year Old Boy Identified Following Death At Adventureland

(Altoona, IA) — The Altoona Police Department has released the name of the 11-year-old who died following an accident on the Raging River Ride at the Adventureland amusement park. Police say Michael Jaramillo died Sunday from his injuries, and another minor remains in critical condition. They were
among four people thrown out of a raft on the ride — the other two suffered minor injuries. No other names were released and investigators continue trying to sort out how the accident happened.




Pedestrian Hit And Killed Near Promise City

(Promise City, IA) — A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on Highway 2 in south-central Iowa’s Wayne County near Promise City. The Iowa State Patrol says 67-year-old David Curtis of Promise City was crossing the highway Sunday
near Center Street when 25-year-old Paige Mitchell of Seymour saw him and tried to brake and swerve. Her car struck Curtis and he was taken to the Wayne County Hospital, but died. The Patrol report does not say if any charges have been filed.




Accused Killer Of 10-Year-Old Girl Waives Right To Speedy Trial

(Davenport, IA) — The accused killer of 10-year-old Breasia Terrell has waived his right to a speedy trial. That means 48-year-old Henry Dinkins won’t face first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in Scott County until early next year. Dinkins entered not guilty pleas last month. The girl went missing July 10th of last year, the same day Dinkins was arrested for
violating sex offender registry rules. Investigators say Dinkins took the girl from an apartment intending to kill her. Her remains were found eight months later in a pond near DeWitt.




Bird Watchers Asked To Be On The Lookout

(Undated) — The Iowa D-N-R is asking bird watchers statewide to be on the alert for any unusual behavior they may spot with the health of songbirds.
There’s a sharp uptick in reports of sick or dead songbirds being found in the Mid-Atlantic states with reports as far west as Indiana. State wildlife veterinarian, Rachel Ruden, says the birds had either swollen or crusty eyes and neurologic signs like twitching or what people might consider seizures.
She says they have had no reports of such activity in Iowa. The cause of the bird illnesses and deaths remains a mystery. If you spot five or more birds with eye troubles or neurologic signs like disorientation, tremors, and loss of balance, contact Ruden at rachel.ruden@dnr.iowa.gov.