Man Dies After Pickup Truck Goes Into Missouri River
(Sioux City) — One man has died after his truck plunged into the Missouri River during heavy rainfall in Sioux City Saturday night. Police and rescue units were dispatched to the riverfront around 10:30 p.m. where the driver of a southbound pickup truck apparently lost control on Interstate 29 Highway and went off the road and into the river. The vehicle was fully submerged, and efforts by rescuers to retrieve the truck from the water were unsuccessful during the overnight hours due to the river and weather conditions. Divers were successful in recovering the truck at around 11:20 a.m. Sunday and the body of the driver was inside the vehicle. A positive identification has been made and the victim’s name will be released sometime on Monday. It appears weather was a contributing factor in that accident.
COVID-19 And The Delta Variant Are Making A Comeback
(Le Mars) — A resurgence of the COVID-19 virus and its Delta variant has been in the news lately with cases going up across the nation. Tara Geddes, the Plymouth County Community Health Director says Floyd Valley Healthcare has seen a rise in cases within the past few weeks. Geddes says although everyone is susceptible to contracting COVID-19 virus, it primarily is affecting those individuals that have not been vaccinated.
Geddes says health officials are making some recommendations to better protect yourself against the virus.
Geddes tells of when Plymouth County again started to see the resurgence with the COVID cases.
Geddes says with the resurgence, more people who had not previously been vaccinated against the virus are now stepping up and becoming vaccinated.
More Than 120 People Participate On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Memory Walk And Fund Raiser
(Le Mars) — More than 120 people participated in the annual Memory Walk fund raiser held Saturday morning at the Le Mars Municipal Park for the Iowa Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Association. SIDS is the number one killer of babies under a year of age. Organizer and Board Director Pam Jeneary welcomed the participants and explained the mission of the SIDS Association.
Jeneary then read the 48 names of those local infants that had died as a result of SIDS.
The participants released pink and blue colored helium-filled balloon in memory of those SIDS victims, then proceeded on a three-mile walk. The event held a silent auction as well as a drawing for several gift items. Following the memory walk, the participants were treated to lunch provided by the Plymouth County Pork Producers and Hy Vee. Statewide, the organization hopes to raise $50,000 for research.
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