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Monday News – July 25, 2022


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Spectators watching the Saturday Merrill Daze parade had the treat of seeing a 1948 Merrill fire truck. Josh Delutri showed off the piece of history that he plans on driving in area parades and displaying at the Plymouth County Fair.

The 22 year Merrill man said he used parts of several engines to rebuild the historic fire truck.


Last Friday, six people were injured in a single vehicle accident in Sioux County.
The Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred late Thursday afternoon on 300th Street, two miles northwest of Rock Valley, IA.

Wilmer Cardenas-Alvarado, age 37, of Rock Valley, was driving a pickup westbound on 300th Street when he lost control of the vehicle, entered a south ditch and struck a field driveway.

Cardenas-Alvarado and five adult passengers were transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley; two of those passengers were later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

The pickup sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance, Rock Valley Police Department and Iowa State Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation.



After a brief hiatus of community fundraising during 2020 and 2021, the Floyd Valley Auxiliary is excited to announce their upcoming schedule of annual fundraising events for the remainder of 2022.

Their schedule begins with a Gift Shop Crazy Days Sale on August 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Community Education Room (located in the West Lobby).

The Collective Goods Sale will be held on September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Community Education Room.

A Mobile Scrub Sale with The Uniform Shop from Storm Lake, IA will be available in the east parking lot on October 21st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Masquerade Jewelry Sale will held on November 7th from 10:00 am to 3pm in The Community Education Room.

The holiday candy committee is busy planning for their candy sale. In conjunction with the candy sale, the Holiday BEC Cut-Out Cookies will also be sold during the month of November and will be available for pick up at the Goodie Sale.

The Goodie Sale will be on December 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Community Education Room.

The fundraisers are a great opportunity to socialize and get some shopping in while supporting the efforts of the Floyd Valley Auxiliary. All proceeds from these fundraising events will be used to purchase equipment, provide educational scholarships and enhance services at Floyd Valley Healthcare.



The State Historical Society’s mobile museum is touring several cities in Iowa this summer and just finished a four day stop in parked in Sibley. Michael Morain of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs says it brings artifacts to Iowans who can’t make the trip to the State Historical Museum in Des Moines.

Future stops for the museum include August 31 at the Akron Farmers’ Market, and September 4 at Sheldon’s Celebration Days.

The current touring exhibit is focused on the people and places of Iowa. It includes some artifacts from the earliest inhabitants of Iowa and one of the flight suits astronaut Peggy Whitson, a native of Beaconsfield, Iowa, wore in space. The mobile museum hit the road this summer, with the goal of stopping in each of Iowa’s 99 counties by the end of 2023.



The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports a car verses lawn mower collision occurred late Thursday morning (7-21-22) last week. The accident occurred approximately one mile east of Hwy 140 on C-38. 25 year old Jamie Carpenter of Cherokee, driving a 2006 Toyota Corolla, was westbound on C38 when he rear-ended a Grasshopper mower operated by 74 year old Dean Mohning of Remsen. Mohning was transported by Remsen Ambulance to the hospital with non-threatening injuries. Remsen Fire, Remsen Ambulance, and Plymouth County Deputies responded.



The Iowa Business Council is co-hosting an event with Wells Enterprises in Le Mars Tuesday morning . Vision to Vitality brings together community members to discuss issues, opportunities, and challenges facing the state and regional economy. Mike Wells, CEO of Wells Enterprises, will highlight some of their efforts in the region. A panel of leaders will join in the conversation including Le Mars Mayor Rob Bixenman; Dustin Wright, CEO of Floyd Valley Healthcare; Barbara DenHerder, CEO of the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce; and Brandon Huisman, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing at Dordt University. The forum will be held at the Wells Visitor Center and Ice Cream Parlor.



From a pork chop in a glove to a taco in a bag to bloomin’ onions there are too many Plymouth County Fair Food Favorites to mention. Brats and Burgers, Pizza, Barbeque, and Ice Cream….the list goes on and on. This year the FFA Alumni are serving up a new treat in the Pioneer Village: delicious grilled cheese sandwiches. Scott Thoms, a member of the FFA Alumni, says there are two varieties of the tasty sandwiches.

Thoms says the funds raised will benefit the area FFA chapters.

By the way, grab a piece of pie in the TTT booth or 4-H food stand for dessert. The Plymouth County Fair starts Wednesday. I can’t wait!