The Sheldon Community Ambulance Team — known in Sheldon as SCAT — has been training on some new equipment that will be used to save lives in the Sheldon area.
Known as the Zoll Auto Pulse, the new life-saving piece of equipment provides automatic chest compressions to a person who requires CPR, according to Cindy Freeman with SCAT.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Freeman1.mp3|titles=Freeman1]
She explains how it’s more efficient.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Freeman2.mp3|titles=Freeman2]
Freeman also says sometimes with the ambulance moving, it’s not very safe for the EMT if he or she is doing chest compressions, and this would eliminate that concern.
She says it will also continue with chest compressions when a human could not.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Freeman3.mp3|titles=Freeman3]
She says the money for the purchase is coming from SCAT fundraising. That means some of the money from this year’s chicken supper will go toward the purchase. Plus, she said some of the funding is coming from the city.
Freeman says as far as she knows, SCAT is the only ambulance service in O’Brien county that has the equipment.
A Hartley man was taken to the hospital after an accident Friday morning near Alton.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:10 AM, 57-year-old John Lambert of Sioux Falls was driving a 2012 Volvo Semi‐tractor pulling an enclosed trailer northbound on Jackson Avenue stopped at the intersection with Highway 60, four miles south of Orange City. Fifty-one-year-old Preston DeBoer of Hartley was driving a 2003 Ford Escape southbound on Highway 60. Lambert proceeded from the stop sign, colliding with DeBoer.
DeBoer was transported to the Orange City Area Health System Hospital by the Alton Ambulance.
Lambert was cited for failure to yield entering through highway.
Lambert’s vehicle sustained about $8,000 in damages. DeBoer’s vehicle sustained about $10,000 in damages.
The Alton Fire Department and the Alton Ambulance assisted the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
A Sioux Center man is dead and two other were hospitalized after an accident Friday morning that occurred near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and B40 (400th Street), six miles northeast of Orange City.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports thirty-five year old Antonio Martinez‐Salazar was driving a 1993 Ford Explorer westbound on B40 when his vehicle crossed the centerline, colliding head‐on with a 2004 Chevy Tahoe driven by seventy-one year old Bruce Verhoef of Sioux Center.
Salazar was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sioux County Medical Examiner. Verhoef and a passenger, 77-year-old Marvin Boone of Sioux Center were transported by the Orange City Ambulance to the Orange City Hospital.
Salazar’s vehicle sustained approximately $4,000 in damages. Verhoef’s vehicle sustained approximately $12,000 in damages.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, the Orange City Police Department, the Orange City Fire Department and the Orange City Ambulance.
Six people have been charged with drug offenses after a drug bust in Primghar on Wednesday (3/14).
The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 8:10 PM, their deputies served a search warrant at the Ryan Alan Coates residence — an apartment on Fourth Street Northeast in Primghar. Drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of marijuana were seized from Coates’ apartment. A subsequent search at Samantha Ann Dowd’s residence — another apartment at the same address — resulted in more paraphernalia being seized and a substantial quantity of marijuana.
Six people were arrested on drug charges.
Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, a serious misdemeanor, were 21-year-old Ryan Alan Coates of Primghar, 28-year-old William Glenn Collins II of Primghar, 24-year-old Samantha Ann Dowd of Primghar, 34-year-old Carissa Lea Collins of Hartley, and 18-year-old Bobbi Jo Collins of Hartley.
Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, were Coates, 20-year-old Emily Joyce Otto of Primghar, William Collins, and Dowd.
Additionally, Coates was charged with Supplying Alcohol to minors, a simple misdemeanor; and OWI charges against Bobbi Jo Collins are pending.
All were taken to the O’Brien County Jail and released the next morning on bond.
They will appear in court at a later date.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Sanborn Police Department, Hartley Police Department, and the Department of Human Services assisted the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
The City of Sheldon will be doing some repairs today and may have to shut off some mains the areas affected is Washington Ave to Union Ave and from Hwy.18 to East 4th Street. The hours of possible interruption are 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. This could cause some discoloration of the water. Please use caution if washing whites or delicates. This discoloration should only be temporary. The City of Sheldon thanks you in advance for your cooperation.