Orange City Man Transported To Hospital After Accident Near Ireton

Ambulance LightbarIreton, Iowa — An Orange City man was taken to the hospital after an accident on Friday (6/7).

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 4 PM on Friday, 25-year-old William Donovan of Orange City was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am westbound on Highway 10, two miles north of Ireton. Thirty-eight-year-old Jorge Topete of Hawarden was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra eastbound on Highway 10.

The report says Donovan turned left onto Eagle Avenue in the path of Topete’s vehicle, causing a collision within the intersection.

The Ireton Ambulance transported Donovan to the Orange City Health System Hospital.

The Pontiac sustained approximately $8,000 in damages. The GMC sustained an estimated $10,000 in damages.

The Ireton Fire Department, Ireton Rescue and Ireton Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Donovan was ticketed for failure to yield upon making left turn and violation of driver’s license restrictions.


Extension Report Reveals Closing Credit Card Accounts May Not Improve Your Credit Rating; In Fact It Could Do The Opposite

Jan BurkIowa State University Extension and Outreach helps carry Iowa State’s land-grant mission beyond campus, to be the university that best serves the citizens of Iowa. With Iowa State University, Extension embraces the land-grant philosophy of:

  • access to high-quality education
  • research applied to the needs of Iowa, the nation, and world
  • extending knowledge to strengthen Iowa’s economy and citizens’ quality of life

Iowa State University Extension does that by offering practical, how-to education based on powerful university research. It’s available to any resident of Iowa and is tailored to meet the needs of Iowans, needs we know firsthand. Extension educators, specialists, and volunteers live and work in all 99 Iowa counties.

We recently spoke with ISU Extension Family Resource Specialist Jan Burk, who gave us some somewhat surprising information regarding credit card accounts — closing credit accounts does NOT improve your credit rating. In fact, it could even make it worse.

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Little Rock Teen Taken To Hospital After Accident Near Little Rock

Ambulance rear blue and whiteLittle Rock, Iowa — A Little Rock teen was taken to the hospital after an accident on Thursday (6/6/13).

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:40 PM, 16-year-old Kelsey Nasers of Little Rock was driving a 2002 Dodge Stratus southbound on Lily Avenue south of 130th Street, two and a half miles northwest of Little Rock.

Nasers lost control of the car, which entered the east ditch and overturned.

Nasers was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley by the Little Rock Ambulance. There were three passengers in the vehicle, one was later transported to the Sibley hospital by private vehicle.

The Stratus, owned by Ann Nasers of Little Rock was a total loss with approximately $4,000 in damages.

The Little Rock Fire and Rescue and the Little Rock Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s Department.


Rock Valley Man Says He Swerved To Miss A Deer Before Accident That Sent Him To the Hospital

Canton Inwood Ambulance 44-9Inwood, Iowa — Lyon County authorities are still investigating an Inwood accident that sent a Rock Valley man to the hospital. The accident happened on Sunday, June 2nd, and they have just now released a preliminary report.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department reports the accident happened about 8:35 PM. Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Clarey of Rock Valley was driving a 1998 Chevy pickup southbound on Dogwood Avenue south of county road A42, about four miles east of Inwood, when he says he swerved for a deer, lost control, and rolled the pickup.

Clarey was transported to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley by the Canton-Inwood Ambulance.

The pickup was a total loss. It sustained about $9,000 in damages.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Inwood Fire and Rescue, the Canton-Inwood Ambulance, and the Iowa State Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation.


Casino Developer Who Runs Grand Falls Casino Chosen To Develop Davenport Land-Based Casino

Daniel KehlDavenport, Iowa — The non-profit that holds the gambling license for the Davenport, Iowa riverboat casino has chosen the same casino developer who built and now runs the Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood, Dan Kehl to purchase the Davenport casino and move it onto land. But the move is not without a little controversy.

The Mayor of Davenport raised some concerns to the Racing and Gaming Commission Thursday about Kehl. The Riverboat Development Authority in Davenport chose Kehl to develop the land-based casino in Davenport even though the city wanted a different developer. Mayor Bill Gluba (Gloo-buh) told the commission the city has been losing millions of dollars because not enough has been done to keep the casino competitive with an Illinois casino right across the river.

(as he says) “Regardless of who we chose, we believe we share the same goal: to maximize the value of the gaming license to the State of Iowa, to the people of Davenport, to the broader community and to the local nonprofits. Our goal, as is yours, is to maximize the value of any gaming license in the state, especially to the benefit of the people,” Gluba said.

He said the city is concerned that Kehl may not provide the maximum use of the Davenport casino because of his ownership of the Riverside casino.

(as he says) “Before the city begins to negotiate in earnest with Kehl, we would like some guidance form the commission as to whether you are concerned about permitting a casino operator who already operates a casino in southeast Iowa to establish yet another casino within the same area of the state,” Gluba said.

He said the concern is due in part to Kehl’s attempts to help defeat a gambling referendum in Linn County so a casino could not be built there to compete with Riverside. Commission chair Jeff Lamberti said it was his personal opinion that there would be no concern with Kehl developing the Davenport casino. None of the other comission members expressed any concern about the issue.

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Relay For Life Events Approaching Fast

relay for lifeNorthwest Iowa — Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Here in the KIWA listening area, the Relay For Life events are fast approaching, with the first event just under a week away.  Caryline Lowe from the American Cancer Society tells us more about the Relay For Life schedule in our area.

Lowe says that this year’s Relays For Life mark the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society.

We’ll have more on the area Relays For Life as the dates draw near.