Granville, 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.-
Primghar, 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”.
Rock 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.
Spencer, 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.
Sioux 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.