Woman Taken To Hospital After Accident

Boyden, Iowa — A Boyden woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Boyden on Friday, July 31.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that shortly after 4 PM, 39-year-old Lynn Wichers of Boyden was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Jackson Avenue, five miles southwest of Boyden. They report that 19-year-old Felicity Bootsma of Sanborn was driving a 2006 Ford 500 eastbound on 330th Street.

The accident report says Bootsma drove into the intersection at Jackson Avenue and struck the Wichers Camaro.

Wichers was transported by private vehicle to the Orange City Health System Hospital.

The Camaro sustained about $10,000 in damages. The Ford sustained about $5,000 in damages.

Bootsma was cited failing to obey a stop sign.

Farm Tractor Damaged in Accident

sioux county sheriff emblemBoyden, Iowa — A farm tractor was damaged in an accident on Friday, July 31st near Boyden.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 8:23 pm, 31-year-old Jesse Verburg was driving a New Holland farm tractor with a front attaching bale spear northbound on Larch Avenue, three miles south of Boyden. According to the report, a mechanical malfunction caused him to lose control of the tractor and enter the west ditch.

The New Holland received $8000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Burglary Report Investigated Near Hospers

Hospers, Iowa — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged burglary near Hospers and they could use your help if you know anything about it.
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They report that the investigation started Sunday afternoon. The report came from a home on Kennedy Avenue, six miles northwest of Hospers.

Deputies say the homeowner told them that they came home and reported they witnessed a red, unknown make and model, approximately 10-year-old passenger car leaving their driveway. The homeowner says it was driven by a male.

The homeowner later discovered two jewelry boxes and a shotgun had been stolen from inside the house. The Sheriff’s Office reports they were told that the jewelry boxes contained assorted necklaces and paperwork.

Entry is thought to have been gained through an unlocked door.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Two Vehicle Accident Near Casino

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Larchwood, Iowa — Two vehicles were damaged in an accident near the Grand Falls Casino on Saturday, August 1st.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 11:55 am, 37-year-old Mathew Maurer of Larchwood was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus and attempting to make a left turn onto 100th street from Highway 9. Thirty-eight-year-old Nathan Kruse of Matlock was driving a 1995 Cadillac Seville on 100th Street as well, behind Maurer. According to the report, Maurer was yeilding for a passing vehicle that was going southbound, and Kruse rear-ended Maurer.

The Taurus and the Seville both received $5000 damage.

No injuries were reported.

Two Taken To Hospital After Accident

Primghar, Iowa – Two people from Primghar were taken to the hospital after an accident in Primghar.
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The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:50 AM on Saturday, August 1, 2015, 92-year-old Donna Klinker of Primghar was driving a 2011 Buick northbound on South Hayes Avenue. Seventeen year-old Brett Lange of Paullina was eastbound on Third Street Southeast in a 2001 Ford pickup.

The report says that Klinker failed to yield to through traffic from a stop sign. It says she pulled out in front of Lange. The Lange pickup hit the Klinker Buick in the driver side rear door and quarter panel.

A private vehicle took Klinker and a passenger in her vehicle, Marian Ginger, to Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital. Lange was not injured.

Klinker ‘s Buick sustained $10,000 in damages, and Lange ‘s pickup sustained $2000 in damages.

The report says no charges have been filed.

Two Women Hit Cow

cow cattle black white faceMaurice, Iowa — Two women, one from Orange City, the other from Luverne, Minnesota struck a cow near Maurice on Thursday, July 29th.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports, that at about 10:42 pm on Thursday, 18-year-old Jesse De Groot of Orange City was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Pickup northbound on Highway 75, two miles south of Maurice. Twenty-four-year-old Callan Sawtelle of Luverne was driving southbound on Highway 75 in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. According to the report, De Groot struck a cow that was in the northbound lane of Highway 75. The impact pushed the cow into the southbound lane, where it was struck by Sawtelle.

The pickup received $6000 damage; the Trailblazer received $8000. The Cow was lost in the accident and valued at $4000.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered the cow broke through a fence and wandered onto the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Le Mars Ambulance, Le Mars Fire Department, Maurice First Responders, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol.