Primghar Woman Injured in Accident

O'Brien Sheriff 71-6Sanborn, Iowa — A Primghar woman was injured in an accident on Wednesday, May 18th near Sanborn.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 7:26 am on on Wednesday, 21-year-old Dawn Lichterman of Sanborn was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra eastbound on 300th Street, northwest of Sanborn. Thirty-five-year-old Holly Klink of Primghar was driving a 2014 Volkswagen Passat northbound on L40. According to the report, Lichterman failed to yield and pulled out from a stop sign and struck Klink.

The Nissan received $2500 damage. The Volkswagen received $28,000 damage.

Klink reported injuries, but declined medical treatment at the scene.


Woman Transported To Hospital After Accident

Sanborn, Iowa — A Rock Rapids woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Sanborn.
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The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 1:15 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 36-year-old Joshua Biery of Paullina was driving a 1997 International dump truck westbound on Highway 18, a mile west of Sanborn. Ninety year-old Lucille Groendyke of Rock Rapids was also westbound on 18 in a 1997 Mercury.

The report says that Biery was signaling to turn south onto Redwing Avenue, but waited for the oncoming traffic to pass before completing the turn. Groendyke was behind Biery and failed to stop, and rear-ended the dump truck.

The Sanborn Ambulance took Groendyke to Sanford Sheldon Hospital.

Biery’s International dump truck sustained $300 in damages, and Groendyke’s Mercury sustained $2500 in damages, which totaled the car.

Groendyke was charged with failure to maintain control.

Incidentally, law enforcement officers confirm that the dump truck and its driver in this accident (Joshua Biery) were also involved in a separate accident about an hour later. Find that report here.


More Scams Revealed In The Area

Scam AlertSheldon, Iowa — There are a couple of new scams floating around the area in recent days, and people are encouraged to be vigilant against those who would try to con you out of your money or private information.

The first involves a Sheldon lady who received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Medicare or Medicaid.  The caller told the lady that they were going to deliver a package to her house, and that they would need to get into her home to update her Medicare/Medicaid information.  The lady did not fall for the scam, and reported it to the authorities.

The second recent scam involves another Sheldon lady who received a telephone call, supposedly from Dish Network, that her Dish system needed to be upgraded.  The caller said the upgrade would cost $150, and tried to persuade the lady that they needed her credit card information to proceed.  Thankfully, this lady didn’t give them the credit card information they asked for.  Instead, she called Dish Network to verify the situation, and was informed by Dish Network that it was, indeed, a scam.

Police say if you receive a call you believe to be a scam you should contact your local police.  Also, they advise that you guard against providing personal information, including Social Security numbers, and credit card information.


Man Taken To Hospital After Truck Crash Near Sanborn

Sanborn AmbulanceSanborn, Iowa — A Clarion, Iowa man was transported to the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center following a 2-truck crash near Sanborn Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened about 2:15 pm Tuesday when a 1997 International Dump Truck, driven by 36-year old Joshua Biery of Paullina was westbound on Highway 18.  Troopers say Biery attempted to make a left turn across traffic onto Polk Avenue, when the dump truck was struck from behind by a westbound 2007 GMC truck, driven by 53-year old Kevin Lehman of Clarion.

Troopers say Lehman was extricated from the vehicle, and taken to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center by the Sanborn Ambulance, with what troopers describe as suspected non-incapacitating injuries.

Damage to Biery’s dump truck was estimated at about $500, while Lehman’s GMC truck was totaled in the crash.

Troopers say the crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending.

Incidentally, law enforcement officers confirm that the dump truck and its driver in this accident (Joshua Biery) were also involved in a separate accident earlier that afternoon. Find that report here.


Semi Hits Deer

deer_sxc2Rock Valley, Iowa — A Boyden man’s semi-tractor was damaged after it struck a deer in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 17th near Rock Valley.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 4:30 am, 53-year-old Bryan Watson of Boyden was driving a 2010 Peterbilt semi-tractor eastbound on Highway 18, two miles west of Rock Valley. According to the report, Watson struck a deer on the roadway.

The Peterbilt received $7500 damage.

No injuries were reported


Remsen Man Injured After Hitting Deer

Sioux Sheriff 84-8 FacebookOrange City, Iowa — A Remsen man was injured after hitting a deer near Orange City on Tuesday, May 17th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:58 am on Tuesday, 41-year-old Steven Reiter of Remsen was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Jackson Avenue, four and one-half miles south of Orange City. According to the report, Reiter struck a deer on the roadway.

The Chevrolet received $3000 damage.

Reiter reported minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to seek medical attention on his own