Three Inwood Girls Transported To Hospitals After Crash

Inwood, Iowa — Three girls were injured in a crash near Inwood on Thursday, April 2nd.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 5:25 PM, a 14-year-old Inwood girl was driving a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup, about three miles west of Inwood and a mile north.

The report says she was westbound on 220th Street, a half mile west of Beech Avenue, when she lost control of the vehicle going around a curve in the road. The report says the vehicle then entered the south ditch. It says the girl appeared to attempt to bring the vehicle back onto the road, at which time the vehicle rolled approximately two times, coming to rest on its top, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s report says that also in the vehicle at the time of the accident were two other girls, one of whom was thrown from the vehicle during the accident. The driver was transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. The other girls were transported to Canton/Inwood Hospital. One of them was then transferred to Sanford Sioux Falls for further tests.

The report says the vehicle was a total loss.

The deputy’s report says that none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The driver was charged with Operating without Owner’s Consent and was cited on charges of Failure to Maintain Control and Violation of Restricted License.

Inwood Fire & Rescue crews, the Canton/Inwood Ambulance crew, and Inwood Body Shop assisted the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office on the scene.

Off, Off Broadway Doing “Lend Me A Tenor”

Ashton, Iowa — Off, Off Broadway will be presenting the play, “Lend me a Tenor” for their spring dinner theatre production this year.
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We had a chance to talk to the show’s producer, Scott De Kok about it.

He says “Lend Me a Tenor” is a very funny show. He gives us some details.

De Kok tells us you may recognize some of the names of the actors presenting the show.

Again, the show is Thursday, April 16th, through Sunday the 19th at the Ashton Legion Hall. Call the 10-15 Steak Company in Sibley to make reservations at 712-754-3540.

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Hull Man Sentenced To Seven Years

Sioux County Courthouse front_svaOrange City, Iowa — A Hull man has been sentenced to a seven-year prison term on identity theft and drug charges.

Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that 39-year-old Angel Ortiz-Ramirez of Sioux Center and Hull, was sentenced on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Identity Theft, a Class D Felony; and two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine, Serious Misdemeanors.

On July 4 and July 5, 2014, Ortiz-Ramirez participated in two separate controlled purchases of methamphetamine conducted by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. Ortiz-Ramirez was also on probation for domestic abuse assault stemming from an incident in June of the same year. After an application alleged he violated his probation, he was arrested and police discovered a W-2 IRS form in his pocket. The W-2 form contained Ortiz-Ramirez’s name and an unknown Social Security number which turned out to belong to someone else. An investigation revealed Ortiz-Ramirez committed identity theft by using the forged documents to secure employment at Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers. Ortiz-Ramirez, a native of Mexico, is not legally authorized to be employed in the United States.

Oritz-Ramirez was sentenced to a total indeterminate prison term not to exceed seven years. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a hold on Ortiz-Ramirez and, upon the expiration of his prison term, ICE will take custody of Ortiz-Ramirez and begin deportation proceedings.

UPDATE: TWO Children Die As Result Of Crash

Brunsville, Iowa — A 9-year-old, and now an 8-year-old have died as the result of an accident near Brunsville on Sunday, April 5th.
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The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office reports that their preliminary information says that about 8 PM, 37-year-old Shanna Boggs of Sioux City was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, eastbound on C-16, north of Brunsville. Twenty-year-old Sergio Beltran of Le Mars was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer northbound on K-42.

The report says that as the two vehicles entered the intersection they collided. Both vehicles rolled into the ditch landed on their roof tops.

The Sheriff’s Office says one of the passengers, 9-year-old Adan Perez-Antonio of Sioux City was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another child, 8-year-old Shawn Perez-Antonio was transported with life-threatening injuries by Mercy Air Care to Mercy Medical in Sioux City. The 8-year-old was later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Omaha, where he died.

Six other people were transported to Floyd Valley Hospital.

The Iowa State Patrol; Le Mars Fire Department, Police Department and Ambulance crew; the Ireton Ambulance crew, Mercy Air Care personnel and the Plymouth County Medical Examiners Office assisted the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office on the scene.

The cause and details of the accident are under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa State Medical Examiners Office.

Sheldon Man Dies After Accident

O'BrienSheriffSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man died after being ejected from his car in an accident north of Sheldon on Highway 60.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:50 AM on Saturday, April 4th, 20-year-old Raymond Wood of Sheldon was driving a 1997 Volkswagen Golf northbound on Highway 60, north of Sheldon.

The report says that Wood appeared to have fallen asleep or just went off the roadway, then went through the intersection of 270th Street and Highway 60 and then back off the roadway in the grass median. According to the report the Volkswagen then rolled what appeared to be multiple times and ended up back on the northbound lanes, where it came to rest on the opposite side of the roadway.

Wood was flown to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, where he later died.

Over 1000 Pigs, Confinement Destroyed In Fire

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Boyden, Iowa — Over 1,000 pigs, the building that housed them and several round bales were all destroyed in a fire on Saturday, April 4 near Boyden, to which several departments responded.

The Boyden Fire Department received the initial call at about 2:20 PM. The report was of a structure fire at 3085 Jay Avenue, three miles northwest of Boyden.

They found a confinement building containing 1,020 pigs, a feed bunk and several round bales were engulfed in flames.

No injuries to people were reported while crews fought the blaze.

The confinement building, all of the pigs inside and the bales were a total loss.

The Boyden Ambulance crew, Hull Fire Department, Hull Ambulance crew, the Matlock Fire Department, George Fire Department, Sheldon Fire Department, the Sioux Center Ambulance Rehab Team and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office all assisted the Boyden Fire Department.

The Sioux County Fire Chiefs in conjunction with Sioux County Emergency Management reminds all citizens of the current Red Flag warning, which strongly recommends everyone to refrain from starting any outdoor fires. A burning ban remains in effect as well.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined. No monetary estimate of the damage is available.