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Two Semi Trucks Collide in Hinton

The accident occured at the stop light junction of Highway 75 and C-60.  Hinton Police investigated the accident and say 61 year old Kenneth Less of Merrill was hauling grain when he wanted to make a right hand turn. The Less semi truck hit another semi truck that was parked on the shoulder of the highway.  The second truck was driven by 66 year old Michael Baldwin of Papillion, Nebraska.  No injures were reported, but as a result of the collision, grain had spilled out on to the highway.  Traffic was down to one lane as officials cleaned up the grain.  Damage estimates to the Less truck was listed at $15,000 while the Baldwin truck sustained damages that exceeded $36,000. 

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) - A 12-year-old boy has been killed when the ATV he was riding struck a utility pole near Sioux Center in northwest Iowa.
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 City Council has established November 1st as the day for a public hearing regarding the proposed preliminary engineering report for the city's water systems.  City Administrator, Scott Langel says the city wants to offer the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed study.  The other action taken by the council was to approve the planning and design loan application with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for the water system.

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Langel says there are a number of copies of the proposed water studies available for the public's viewing.

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(LeMars) -- In other action, the council heard three different proposals from airport manager Earl Draayer about the possibility of adding to the airport's apron to accomodate more aircraft.  Draayer says he has seen an increase of crop dusters using the LeMars airport.  The council had the option of using either federal, state, or local programs for the project.  City Administrator, Scott Langel says the federal program just didn't fit the city's plan and the state plan was going to be too long of time would pass before it could be implemented.  That's why the local option was perhaps the best.

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(LeMars) -- Residents living near the St. Joseph Church may notice a few of the streets will be closed in the near future.  Scott Langel says 6th Avenue East from Plymouth to 1st and O'Brien Jager Drive from 6th Aveune East to Senior Center Drive will be closed starting next week until early November.  Contractors building the new church need the area for staging some of their equipment and materials while constucting the new church.

 

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