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Monday Afternoon News, November 22nd


Additional Information Released Regarding Anhydrous Ammonia Accident

(Le Mars) — Additional information has been released by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office regarding last Friday’s anhydrous ammonia tanks that had overturned on 200th Street, near County Road K-49, or about a mile south of town.  A 2017 Ford F-250 pickup owned by Central Valley Ag was heading westbound on 200th Street pulling a double anhydrous tank to a field location.  The tanks lost control and rolled into the south ditch.  There was no damage to the truck and very minor damage to the tanks. 200th Street was closed for approximately one hour to ensure the tanks could be safely removed from the ditch.  Stockton Towing and the Le Mars Fire and Rescue were able to safely remove the anhydrous ammonia tanks from the ditch.  The driver of the pickup truck was 34-year old Amanda Breitbarth of rural Le Mars.  She was not injured and no citations were issued.




Floyd Valley Auxiliary To Hold “Bakeless Bake Sale”

(Le Mars) — At this time of year, our thoughts generally turn toward the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannika, and New Years Day.  Along with the holidays, we often consume many goodies and treats, consisting of bars, cookies and candies.  The Floyd Valley Healthcare Auxiliary usually provided an outlet for those tasty holiday treats.  However, this year, due to continued concerns with the COVID-19 virus, the hospital volunteer auxiliary is holding what is known as a “Bakeless bake sale.”  Ruth Farley with the Floyd Valley Auxiliary explains…

Farley says any amount of money donated is certainly appreciated, but she offers a suggestion as to how much people may want to consider donating.

Farley says Floyd Valley Healthcare will submit its “wish list” and the volunteer auxiliary will select an item and help with the financing of the item.

Even though the hospital auxiliary won’t have their usual Goodies Sale this year, Farley says people can still order Christmas cut-off cookie dough.

When choosing a Christmas gift this year, Farley says people will want to visit the auxiliary gift shop located at the hospital.

Farley says another added bonus to shopping at the auxiliary gift shop is that there are no taxes that are figured as part of the purchase.




Arizona Authorities Work With Buchanan County On 1995 Cold Case Murder

(Independence, IA)  —  Authorities in Arizona are working with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office on a cold case murder from 1995.  The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it is seeking information about Robert Bresson.  His remains were found buried in a rural area 26 years ago.  They were identified by D-N-A testing.  Bresson was last seen in southern Arizona in the spring of 1995.  Investigators say he had ties to Independence, Iowa, and Lincoln, Nebraska.




Iowa Division Of Labor:  Raging River Ride Connected To 17 Safety Violations

(Des Moines, IA)  —  The Iowa Division of Labor has issued a report saying 17 safety violations linked to the Raging River ride at Adventureland include failing to supervise riders, using unapproved replacement parts, and having deficient evacuation procedures.  A summer accident on the ride left 11-year-old Michael Jaramillo dead and his 16-year-old brother seriously injured.  An attorney for the Altoona amusement park has contested the findings.  The state is requiring Adventureland to make at least 11 changes before the ride can open again.




Iowa State University Officials Investigate Third Sexual Assault In Last Week

(Ames, IA)  —  Officials at Iowa State University are investigating the third reported sexual assault in the last week.  The victim reportedly told a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and a resident advisor about the attack Friday.  The fraternity says the member who was accused has been removed from the local chapter.  No names have been released.  Previous sexual assaults were reported at two dorms – Martin Hall and Willow Hall.  Iowa State police are investigating nine sexual assault reports this semester.  Additional reports have been filed with Ames police.




Off-Duty Police Officer Killed In Saturday Traffic Accident

(Boone, IA)  —  An off-duty police officer has died from the injuries he suffered in a Saturday traffic accident.  Details about the accident that left Marion Gonzalez dead haven’t been released.  Boone police say Gonzalez joined the department as a full-time officer in August of 2016 and had been working in a part-time capacity since October of 2019.  He was also a member of the Iowa National Guard.  He is survived by a wife and two children.