Friday Afternoon News, September 11
Van Hauling 10 People Overturns And Rolls - Injuring Nine People
(Marcus) -- A van, carrying 10 people, overturned and rolled in an accident this morning on county road C-16 about four miles northwest of Marcus. The accident, involving two vehicles, happened at about 6:45 a.m. At least eight people were injured and were transported to the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Some of the victims suffered serious injuries. Garth Janssen, 23, of Sioux City, was eastbound on C-16 driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan. Janssen crossed the center line and sideswiped a 1999 GMC Savana Van driven by Gelson Ramos-Ramos of Storm Lake. The Ramos vehicle lost control after the collision entering the south ditch and rolling one time. The van was enroute to a construction site near Sioux Center. Ambulances from Marcus, Remsen, Granville and Cherokee assisted with the accident scene. Also assisting at the scene was the Marcus Fire and Rescue Department. Those injured in the collision included: Gelson Ramos-Ramos, 19 of Storm Lake
Jose Guerra-Flores, 33 of Storm Lake
Jose Alfaro , 24 of Storm Lake
Juan Alvarez-Castro, 26 of Storm Lake
Josue Rodriquez, 36, address unknown
Jesus Alvarez, 19, address unknown
Antonio Rodriguez-Galvoa, 34, of Storm Lake
Juan Corarrubias-Calvillo, 23, of Nemaha
Luis Lopez-Arrazola, 22, of Storm Lake
Miguel Ramos-Arteaga, 22, address unknown.
All except Rodriguez-Galvoa were treated at Cherokee Regional Medical Center and released.
Rodriguez-Galvoa was flown to a Sioux City Hospital.
Janssen, the driver of the second vehicle was not injured in the accident.
The Iowa Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Charges are pending.
Clay County Fair And Iowa/Iowa State Football Game Will Mean Heavy Traffic
(Le Mars) -- Two events happening on Saturday will mean more traffic on Iowa roadways, and the Iowa Highway Patrol is telling motorists to use caution. Those events include, in northwest Iowa, the start of the Clay County Fair in Spencer, and in the central region of the state, the Iowa-Iowa State football game in Ames. Trooper John Farley reminds motorists to use common sense when traveling this weekend.
Farley says highway 30 leading into Ames, and highway 71 going into Spencer, are, for the most part, two-lane roads. He says its important to know your distances behind the vehicle in front of you.
The Iowa Highway Patrol officer reminds motorists to allow plenty of time for your destination.
Road Construction Near Spencer
(Spencer) -- Speaking about The Clay County Fair, it will begin its nine day run on Saturday. Often referred to as the "World's Greatest Fair", the show features one of the largest displays of agricultural equipment. This year some travelers to the fair may encounter road construction. Iowa Highway Patrol officer John Farley says the intersection of Highway 71 and 18, just north of Spencer, is under construction.
Northwestern College Sees Increase In Enrollment Numbers
ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Northwestern College’s fall 2015 enrollment is 1,210, an increase of five students from last fall.
A record rate of freshman-to-sophomore retention has contributed to the increase, with 82 percent returning. Mark Bloemendaal, dean of enrollment and marketing, says “This unprecedented retention rate tells us we’re providing the high-quality Christian education students expect when they enroll at Northwestern.”
Northwestern has also set a record in the number of online students. Strong enrollment in the college’s new Master of Education programs has contributed to the record, along with good numbers in the RN-to-BSN program. Bloemendaal says, “We’re pleased that Northwestern’s Graduate School and Adult Learning is enabling more students to benefit from the distinctives of a Northwestern education, regardless of their age, location and life stage.”
The average ACT score of Northwestern’s freshman class also set a record, with a 24.8 composite, well above the Iowa average of 22.0 and the national average of 21.0.