Le Mars Man Hospitalized, Then Arrested After Granville Accident

Granville AmbulanceGranville, Iowa — A Le Mars man was first taken to the hospital, then taken to jail after an accident on Saturday in Granville.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:35 PM, 32-year-old Eric Peters of Le Mars was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban northbound on Long Street when he lost control of the vehicle, which left the street and struck a tree on a residential yard west of the street.

Peters was transported to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

When he was released from the hospital just before 10 PM that evening, Peters was arrested and charged with open container, driving while license suspended, failure to maintain control of the vehicle, no insurance and failure to use a seatbelt.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $3,000 in damages.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the accident by the Granville Fire Department and Granville Ambulance.-

O’Brien County Fair Features Ice Cream Social, King & Queen Coronation, Live Entertainment

fairPrimghar, Iowa — The O’Brien County Fair is underway today at the fairgrounds in Primghar.

Tonight at the fair (Monday, 7/22/13), there’s a Dairy Show at 5 PM. From 5 to 7:30 PM, there’s a Farm Credit Services Ice Cream Social. At
5:30, they’ll have Entertainment on the Hill with Danika Portz. At 6:30 it’s Share The Fun Entertainment & Evaluation. At 7:30 tonight, it’s the 4-H Style Show and the Fair Queen & King Coronation.

Tuesday’s activities kick off with the O’Brien County 4-H Foundation Pancake Breakfast from 7 until 10. The Beef Show is at 8. At 9, the 4-H Exhibit Building Opens. In the afternoon, they’ll have Special K’z the Clown Entertainment. At 4, it’s the Bottle/Bucket Calf Show. Also starting at 4 and running until 8, it’s Kock’s Mini Train & Ferris Wheel Rides. At 6, it’s the Pedal Tractor Pull, and at 7:30 it’s LIVE ENTERTAINMENT with an a Capella group, called “Home Free”.

Click here for a link to everything going on at the fair.

Lyon County Fair To Feature Picnic, Queen Contest, Tractor Pull Monday Night

Fair LogoRock Rapids, Iowa — The Greater Lyon County Fair is underway for the first big day today at the fairgrounds in Rock Rapids. Arlyce Elias of the Lyon County Fair Board tells us there are a number of popular activities tonight (Monday, 7/22/13) at the fair.

The Greater Lyon County Fair continues through Thursday at the fairgrounds in Rock Rapids. Stay tuned, we’ll tell you about tomorrow’s activities during our newscasts tomorrow on KIWA.

Click here for the Greater Lyon County Fair 2013 Schedule

Sheldon Police Arrest Three Adults, Charge One Juvenile In Four Separate Incidents

sheldon pd police car rearSheldon, Iowa — In the latest from the Sheldon Police Department:

Sheldon officers arrested 59-year-old Donald Lafferty of Sheldon on Monday (7/22) on a charge of Public Intoxication.

The police arrested 55-year-old Bradley Kleinwolterink of Sheldon on Friday (7/19) and charged him with operating while drugged.

They also apprehended a 13-year-old boy and charged him with Fifth Degree Theft on Friday. The case was referred to Juvenile Court.

The Sheldon Police arrested 50-year-old Larry Rozeboom of Sheldon on Thursday, July 11 on charges of Driving While Revoked For OWI and Second Offense OWI.

The adults were all taken into custody and transported to jail in Primghar. The juvenile was released to a parent.

What Appeared To Be A Standoff In Spencer Was A Teen Suicide

spencerpoliceSpencer, Iowa — Spencer police officers say what appeared to be a standoff at a Spencer home on Sunday wasn’t a standoff at all, and ended with a young man taking his own life.

Spencer Police Chief Mark Lawson reports that officers responded to a call on East Tenth Street in Spencer about 3:45 Sunday afternoon. When they got there, Lawson says they learned a young man was in the basement with a handgun and was very upset. No one else was in the home at the time. Lawson says officers made numerous attempts to contact the young man via loudspeaker and cell phone, but there was no response.

Witnesses say the regional High Risk Entry and Arrest Team was called. Chief Lawson says a robotic camera was deployed, but that too was unsuccessful in making contact with the young man.

Just before 7:20 PM, officers entered the home and found the young man had used the weapon on himself several hours earlier.

The investigation continues.

Sioux Center Health Clinic Gets $72k To Promote New Federal Health Care Law

Promise Community Health Center SignSioux Center, Iowa — A health clinic in Sioux Center is among those getting a federal grant to help roll out the Affordable Care Act, also called “Obama Care”. The Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center will get just over 72-thousand dollars. Nancy Dykstra is the center’s executive director and says the grant will help educate people about their health insurance options.


(As above) She says it enables the center to provide additional support and guidance for the patients who may now be eligible for insurance and to inform them about how to enroll.

Dykstra says they will be able to go directly to those people who may not understand the changes in the federal laws.


(As above) It will give the center the chance to do community outreach and work with organizations and employers to educate everyone about the impact of the federal health care mandate.

Dykstra says the grant will allow the center to add staff for the efforts to reach out to people in the community who will benefit from the federal program.


(As above) The grant will allow them to teach people about how enrollment occurs with “The Exchange” in Iowa, and will allow Promise to guide individuals, employers, and groups.

Dykstra says the center has about 25 people on staff now, serving about three-thousand clients in northwest Iowa.

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