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ATV Accident Claims Life of 12 Year Old

    The accident happened Tuesday afternoon about five miles northwest of Sioux
Center.  Dillon Hooyer lost control of the ATV, striking the pole. The ATV rolled several times and landed on top of him. A 5-year-old passenger was thrown from the ATV but wasn't hurt.

(LeMars) -- The LeMars Convention and Visitors Center was awarded $2,000 from the Western Iowa Tourism Region to help provide funding for TV and print advertising as well as promotional brochures and posters.  The Region works with the Iowa Tourism Office and the Iowa Department of Economic Development to offer a competitive grant program to assist local events, attractions, and businesses with promotion, advertising and educational programming and opportunities to increase their competitiveness in the tourism marketplace. 

(Sioux City) -- Sioux City Police are investigating a phone and internet solicitation scam.  People have been receiving phone calls from individuals that claim to be with Wells Fargo Bank.  The calls are often automated and initially advises the person that the credit card will be shut down.  The call recipient is then directed through a menu and asked to provide a credit card number.  Wells Fargo Bank officials are aware of the fraud being perpetrated against their customers and say they are not the ones doing the calling.  Furthermore, Wells Fargo officials say they would never contact and ask customers to provide personal information or card numbers over the phone.  The Sioux City Police Department advises citizens to be cautious when contacted from unavailable phone numbers.  Credit card customers should never provide their personal information to unknown calls or contact of a suspicious nature.  These calls are usually for the purposes of obtaining sensitive information such as social security numbers of credit card numbers.  The suspects then utilize or sell this information for financial gain.
 
(Hinton) -- Two semi trucks collided yesterday afternoon at the junction of Highway 75 and C-60 at Hinton. The Hinton Fire and Rescue Department responded to the accident.  No further details about the accident are known at this time. 


(LeMars) -- Portions of LeMars were without power for approximately 45 minutes yesterday afternoon.  Still no word from Mid-American Energy, or other officials as to the reason for the power outage.  Much of the southern portion of LeMars and Business Highway 75 were without power beginning at about 1:00 p.m. Early reports are that a substation had  two electrical breakers go out, but as for the reason, that still remains a mystery and is under investigation.  

 DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) - Residents will have to wait until spring to hit the links, but the Dakota Dunes Country Club is back open.
     The club reopened on Friday after being closed for four months because of Missouri River flooding.
     Cleaning and renovating have kept staff busy for the last two
weeks as they got ready for the return of nearly 300 members.  The club's Board of Managers President Mindy Krause says the reopening was incredibly emotional, but everyone tried to stay very
positive.
     The golf course's holes have been reseeded, but areas still need
a lot of work before opening up next spring.


    

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