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For the Record July 23, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wisconsin man injured in cycle crash Saturday

A driver who was thrown from the 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was operating west of Le Mars Saturday was taken by air ambulance to a Sioux City hospital.

Russell E. Proctor, 55, of Mosinee, Wis., is hospitalized in serious condition, according to a Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman.

The traffic accident nine miles west of Le Mars at 24912 Highway 3 was reported to the sheriff's office at 8:25 p.m. Saturday.

Proctor had been riding in a group of six motorcycles traveling west on Highway 3 when the motorcycle left the roadway and went onto the north shoulder of the highway, a press release from the sheriff's office stated.

Proctor lost control and the motorcycle went into the north ditch, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle, the sheriff's office reported.

Le Mars Ambulance took the driver to Floyd Valley Hospital, in Le Mars. Mercy Air Care transferred the motorcycle operator to Mercy Medical Center, in Sioux City.

Proctor was not wearing a helmet, the press release stated.

The sheriff's office was assisted by Le Mars and Akron Police Departments, Le Mars Ambulance and Fire-Rescue Departments and the Iowa State Patrol.

Supervisors to discuss development group dues

The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday will discuss everything from membership dues in an economic development group to tuckpointing.

The supervisors will talk about the outstanding about $1,800 for Northwest Iowa membership dues between the 9:30 a.m. start of the meeting and 10 a.m.

The supervisors will decide whether to pay the remaining portion, which is leftover after the city of Le Mars contributed to the cost.

Also during that time frame, the supervisors will review an amendment concerning compensation changes for the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council's Multi Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.

A formal resolution will also be considered to recognize and acknowledge the county's joining the Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund.

Following those discussions, at 10 a.m. the supervisors will review bids for tuckpointing and masonry repair on the Plymouth County Courthouse.

Then at 10:30 a.m. the supervisors will hold a public hearing to amend an ordinance to change the polling site for voters in Precinct 3.

Previously, voters cast their ballots at the Le Mars Public Library but will now do so at the county courthouse annex building.

After the public hearing, at 10:45 a.m. Kevin Rollins will present an Iowa Department of Public Health grant for Plymouth County Emergency Medical Services.

Then at 11 a.m. Tom Rohe, county engineer, will give a report from the secondary road department.

The supervisors meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in their board room in the lower level of the Plymouth County Courthouse, 215 Fourth Ave., S.E., Le Mars.

Fire log

JULY 19 -- The Kingsley Fire Department responded at 3:18 p.m. to a report of a fire in a shed at 215 Burlington Street.

The fire department requested MidAmerican Energy be contacted at 3:32 p.m. due to an overhead electrical line.

The fire call was completed at 4:05 p.m.

JULY 21 -- Le Mars Fire-Rescue received a report at 8:58 a.m. of a fire alarm at Le Mars Community High School.

The fire alarm was accidentally set off, according to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office Fire Log.

The call was completed at 9:18 a.m.

JULY 21 -- Le Mars Fire Rescue responded at 10:33 a.m. to a report of an oil spill at Second Avenue Southwest and 15th Street Southwest.

The call was completed at 11:50 a.m.

JULY 22 -- The Hinton Fire Department responded to a request from the Woodbury County Communication Center at 9:40 a.m.

A barn was reported on fire at 1614 120th Street, in Sioux City.

Hinton firefighters arrived at the call at 9:57 a.m. and completed the call by returning to the Hinton Fire Station at 3:20 p.m.

JULY 22 --The Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department responded to a report of a freon leak at Hy-Vee, 1201 12th Ave. S.W. at 3:07 p.m.

The department returned to the fire station at 3:20 p.m.

Jurors will not report July 24

Jurors who have been called to serve in Plymouth County during the month of July do not need to report for duty on Tuesday, July 24.

The jurors serving in July are asked to call the Plymouth County Clerk of Court after 3 p.m. Monday, July 30 to find out if they need to report Tuesday, July 31.

Plymouth County District Court:

Traffic fines and judgments

The following traffic fines and judgments have been issued in the Third District Court for Plymouth County*:

City of Le Mars vs. Debra Kay McCannon, Le Mars, speeding $87.

City of Merrill vs. Adam Michael Spahn, Sioux City, violation - financial liability coverage $397.

City of Merrill vs. Javier Guiterrez, South Sioux City, Neb., failure to have valid license/permit while operating motor vehicle $330.

City of Merrill vs. Andrew Frank Rojas, Sioux City, speeding $87.

City of Merrill vs. Maria Refugio Lopez, Sioux City, speeding $87.

City of Merrill vs. Sofio Montoya Torres, Spirit Lake, speeding $114.

*Fine amounts do not include cents

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