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Oyens Water Is OK Again

(Oyens) -- Oyens city officials are announcing the order to boil water is now lifted.  Residents can again use water from their tap without worry of e-coli bacteria.  Tests show the water is now free of the bacteria.


(Hinton)-- Hinton Fire Department was called late yesterday afternoon to the Pipe Dream camp grounds and recreational area north of Hinton, to fight a fire that destroyed a Recreational Vehicle.  Donald Williams of Merrill was the owner of the destroyed R-V. The R-V was being moved when fire broke out.  Witnesses say the R-V was engulfed in flames within a short few minutes. Hinton fire officials believe the fire started from some faulty electrical units.  The R-V was listed as a total loss.

 


(Akron) -- Akron's Fire Department was busy yesterday.  First, at around 11:00 a.m. they had a fire north of town at a hog confinement building that started beneath the structure in the manure pits. Then, later in the afternoon, they responded to a house fire located at 114 Brule Street. Additional details of both fires are not known at this time.  Both fires remain under investigation.

(LeMars) -- LeMars City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to take advantage of low interest rates offered on municipal bonds that will come due in the year 2013.  City Administrator, Scott Langel says the bonds were for $4.9 million.  With the refinancing, the city will now be able to save money.  Langel says the old interest rate was above four percent, now, the new rate is just over one and a half percent.  Langel says the city will be able to save more than $300,000.


(LeMars) -- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of LeMars along with the LeMars HyVee store are hosting a "Tailgate With a Chef" classes on Saturday.  Celebrity chef, Robert Hesse of the television series, Hell's Kitchen will be on hand to offer instructions to the locals.  Classes are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  There will be a chili cook-off at 12:00 noon, and judging of the sweets catergory at 2:30 p.m.  Hesse will be signing books, doing autographs and answering questions between shows.


(Orange City) -- A call from a woman living in Houston, Texas to the Sioux County sheriff's office turned into an arrest for forgery and identity theft.  Arrested was 35 year old Teofilo Lopez-Morales of Worthington, Minnesota.  He was charged with forgery and identity theft, both are class D felonies.  The investigation was started when the Texas woman notified the Sioux County sheriff's office that someone employed at Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers was using her identity.  The discovery was made by a social service agency that makes periodic checks on the woman and her disabled child.  Upon further investigation, the sheriff's office found that a 15 year old female from Guatemala was using the identity of the 30 year old Houston woman to work at Premium Iowa Pork.  The investigation found that the father of the 15 year old, Lopez-Morales, was also employed at Premium Iowa Pork for the past year, using someone else's identity.  Lopez-Morales was arrested and booked into the Sioux County jail.  The 15 year old female was released to a member of her church in Worthington, Minnesota.  The case remains under investigation.

   

City Council Refinances Bonds

(LeMars) -- LeMars City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to take advantage of low interest rates offered on municipal bonds that will come due in the year 2013.

Read more: City Council Refinances Bonds

   

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