Sanborn, Iowa — A Sanborn man was taken to the hospital after a dirt bike accident near Sanborn.
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:55 PM on Sunday, April 26, 2015, 53-year-old Christopher Klump of Sanborn was driving a 1978 Yamaha dirt bike eastbound in the ditch of 330th Street, a half a mile east of the southeast corner of Sanborn.
The report says that Klump hit a low spot in the ditch near a culvert and lost control of the dirt bike, which ran into a barbed wire fence and wooden fence post. Klump was thrown from the dirt bike into the barbed wire fence. It says he was able to walk about a half mile to his home to call 911.
The Sanborn Ambulance took Klump to Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar.
Klump’s Yamaha dirt bike sustained $ 300 in damages.
The individuals responsible for the damage to the trailer have been identified. Thank you for your help with this matter!
Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department has asked KIWA for help in getting the word out about an incident that occurred recently:
Sometime over the weekend of April 24, a 20’ construction trailer that was parked on 25th Avenue by the Schemper Park was damaged. An unknown person or persons threw rocks at the side of the trailer, causing extensive damage to it. It appeared that the rocks came from the Schemper Park. Anyone with information or who could identify kids playing in that area this weekend is asked to contact the Sheldon Police Department at 324-2525.
Vermillion, SD — A Burbank, South Dakota woman has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday, April 23, at the Vermillion city limits.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports that 75-year-old Rosie Roegiers died Friday, April 24, in a Sioux Falls hospital.
The Patrol says the crash, reported at 6:35 PM Thursday, occurred at the intersection of the South Dakota Highway 50 bypass and Dakota Street. A 2005 Honda CRV was traveling east on the bypass approaching the intersection with Dakota Street at the Vermillion city limits. A 2004 Buick Century was going west and made a left-hand turn toward Dakota Street. The Buick was struck on its passenger side.
Two passengers in the Honda, 33-year-old Ann Nesselhuf, and her 13-year-old daughter, both of Vermillion, received minor injuries. Roegiers was the front side passenger in the vehicle.
The other driver was 81-year-old Ardis Eilts of Ireton. She was treated for serious, non-life threatening injuries.
Charges are pending against Eilts. The Highway Patrol says it appears that all occupants were wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The investigation continues.
Other assisting agencies were Vermillion Police, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Vermillion Fire/Emergency Medical Services.
Everly, Iowa — A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident near Everly on Friday.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:25 AM on Friday, April 24, 2015, 30-year-old Jason Huff of Lake Park was driving a Chevy pickup southbound on M27, about three miles north of Barb’s Corner near Everly. Thirty-four year-old Matthew Williams of Hartley was northbound on M27 in a 2004 Chrysler.
The report says that Huff saw the vehicle in front of him swerve and saw Williams traveling north in the south bound lane. Huff slowed down and pulled onto the west shoulder to avoid a collision, but the vehicles collided.
The Spencer Ambulance took Williams to the Spencer hospital.
Huff’s Chevy pickup sustained $20,000 in damages, and Williams ‘s Chrysler sustained $5000 in damages.
Williams was charged with driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway and no proof of insurance.
Everly Fire and Rescue, the Spencer Ambulance and Bud’s Service assisted at the scene.
Hull, Iowa — Charges have now been filed in connection with a vandalism report that occurred at Kids Kingdom park in Hull.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated that report on Monday, April 13th.
The Sheriff’s Office now reports that on Wednesday they charged three boys from Hull with criminal mischief. They were cited and released their parents.
Sheriff officials believe the boys are the ones who used black and grey marker to write obscene drawings and graffiti on extensive areas of the park’s property.
Hawarden, Iowa — A Hawarden woman was transported to a hospital after an accident near Hawarden on Thursday.
The Sioux County Sheriff Office reports about 11:40 AM, 49-year-old Heidi Bintz of Hawarden was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup northbound on Coolidge Avenue, eight miles northeast of Hawarden when she experienced a medical condition and lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditch and struck a field driveway.
Bintz was transported to the Hawarden hospital.
The Chevrolet sustained about $7,000 dollars in damages.
The Hawarden Police Department, Hawarden Fire Department, and Hawarden Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
The accident remains under investigation.