Maurice, Iowa – Two people were taken to a hospital after an accident at the “Million Dollar Corner,” near Maurice.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 1:20 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 83-year-old Alma Noe of Hawarden was driving a Ford westbound on Highway 10, at the “Million Dollar Corner,” about four miles south of Sioux Center. Twenty-seven year-old John Van Peursem of Maurice was southbound on Highway 75 in a 1993 Cadillac.
The report says that Noe and Van Peursem were approaching the intersection. A third vehicle driven by Paul Smit of Alton, was eastbound on Highway 10, and was stopped at the stop sign. The trooper’s report says Noe failed to yield the right-of-way from the stop sign and pulled out in front of Van Peursem. Noe’s and Van Peursem’s vehicles collided and were pushed into the Smit vehicle stopped at the stop sign.
The Sioux Center Ambulance took Noe to Orange City Health System. The Maurice First Responders took a passenger in the Van Peursem vehicle – Preston Van Peursem — to the Orange City Health System hospital.
Hull, Iowa — A Rock Rapids man has died from injuries sustained in a car accident near Hull on Monday evening, April 20th, 2015.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:50 PM, 22-year-old Steven Broersma of Sunnyside, Washington was driving a 1995 Case-International 7240 farm tractor pulling a manure spreader westbound on 290th Street, two miles north of Hull. Eighty-five-year-old Alvin Sohl of Rock Rapids was driving a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country minivan behind Broersma. As Sohl approached Broersma he was unable to stop and struck the rear of the manure spreader.
Alvin Sohl and a passenger, 82-year-old Arlene Sohl of Rock Rapids were transported to the Sioux Center Hospital
by the Hull Ambulance. They were both transferred to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, where Alvin Sohl died later that night.
Hull, Iowa — Another break in has been reported at a Hull high school. This time three boys have been charged in connection with a break in at Western Christian High School.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:30 AM on Saturday, April 18, their office investigated a reported burglary that was in progress at Western Christian High School in Hull.
Upon further investigation deputies were told that a school employee found several people inside the school.
The suspects allegedly had vandalized some areas of the school and took items from a concessions area.
The Sheriff’s Office charged three juvenile males from Hull with Third Degree Burglary. They were released to
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department and Iowa State Patrol.
In February a 25-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested on burglary charges after a break in at Trinity Christian High School in Hull.
Doon, Iowa — A Maurice teen has been arrested on drug-related charges in Lyon County.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 2 AM on Saturday morning, one of their deputies stopped a vehicle on First Street and Hubbard Avenue in Doon. They report the driver was identified as 18-year-old Kolten Van Voorst of Maurice.
The Sheriff’s Office says that a search of the motor vehicle allegedly resulted in a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia being found. They say Van Voorst was arrested and transported to the Lyon County Jail.
Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.
Jeff Pottebaum is required to ensure new controls prevent effluent from reaching a water of the state, and pay a $4,000 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
Terrance Kooima is required to submit timely NPDES reports, and pay $3,000 penalty. The penalty has been paid.
City of Harris is asked to have a compliance schedule for rehabilitation of the city’s wastewater collection system and/or improvements to the wastewater treatment facility.
Aerial Crop Care, Inc.; Tri State Agri Corp.; Hoppe Airspray LLC is required to pay a $3,500 penalty and $1,509 in fish restitution and investigative costs resulting from a fish kill caused by aerial application of pesticides.