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Teen Passenger Dies After Accident In Side-By-Side UTV Owned By Orange City Man

Spirit Lake, Iowa– One teen was killed and one was injured after a side-by-side UTV accident near Spirit Lake on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:30 p.m., a 14-year-old was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger 800 side-by-side, owned by Scott Groeneweg of Orange City, southbound on Basswood Lane in East Oaks North (that’s between Camp Foster and The Narrows on the east side of East Lake Okoboji), or about 3.3 miles up into East Lake from the East/West crossover.
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Teen Dies From Injuries in Dickinson County UTV Crash

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)– A teenager has died from injuries sustained in a weekend UTV crash in Dickinson County. Emergency crews were called to Basswood Lane in rural Spirit Lake around 2:30 Sunday afternoon where an investigation revealed the UTV’s 14-year-old driver lost control causing the vehicle to roll onto its side and hit a tree.
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Judge denies request to restore power to Spencer Trailer Court

SPENCER, Iowa — A mobile home park in northern Iowa will not have its power turned back on. A judged denied a request on Tuesday to restore electricity to the Spencer Trailer Court. The power was turned off in July due to serious city code violations. The city said...

Teen dies after UTV accident in Spirit Lake

DICKINSON COUNTY, Iowa — One teenager has been hurt and another killed, after a UTV accident over the weekend in Spirit Lake, Iowa. According to a release by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, a 14-year-old was driving a Polaris Ranger in rural Spirit Lake when they lost control, rolled and struck a tree on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7th.

Bob Schacherer, 79, of Estherville

Services for 79-year-old Bob Schacherer of Estherville will be Saturday, August 13th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville is in charge...

Judge Issues Ruling in Spencer Trailer Court Case

A judge has ruled against the owner of a Spencer trailer court who sued after the city turned off power to the trailer court just east of the Clay County Fairgrounds. The City of Spencer took the action last month citing safety concerns over wiring and other issues. Owner Bill Caskey was seeking an injunction to get power restored to the trailer court. But, District Court Judge Shayne Mayer sites an administrative rule prohibiting dangerous conditions from existing in residential areas. The judge adds that claims by those who are still living at the trailer court about what they say are dangerous conditions due to there being no power don’t hold merit because those residents are still choosing to live there.
Cottonwood County Citizen Online

Rescheduled Splash Bash will be held today

After rainy, stormy weather on Saturday prompted postponement, the Windom Municipal Swimming Pool will hold its rescheduled Splash Bash event this evening, starting at 5 p.m. The event will feature several games and contests for participants in four age groups. Concessions will be available throughout the event and music will...

Virginia Christensen, 91 of Spencer Formerly of Royal

Services for 91-year-old Virginia Christensen of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be Friday, August 12th, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal with a private family burial taking place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Warner Funeral Home...
Spencer Daily Reporter

Everly man charged with 2nd domestic assault

Following a report of domestic assault on Friday, Aug. 5, from the alleged victim in Everly, the Clay County Sheriff's Office performed an investigation and determined Timothy Curry, 42, of Everly, assaulted his girlfriend on the evening of Aug. 5.

South Shore Drive resident wins 'Yard of the Week' honor

The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce through the Community Image Committee is sponsoring the “Flower Power – Yard of the Week.” This week’s winner is Lezlie Jones, 1337 S. Shore Drive. Anyone is eligible to nominate a residence as a candidate for the “Flower Power –...
Cottonwood County Citizen Online

Elderly couple loses money in social security scam

A Windom couple lost money to a con artist, recently, in a scam that involved a supposed social security number problem. The elderly couple received a call from a man who claimed to be with the government. The man reported that one of the couple’s social security numbers had been stolen and that it had been used illegally in seveal states. The couple was then instructed to purchase gift cards and to then provide the caller with the numbers from those cards.

Judge Denies Trailer Park’s Injunction Request

Spencer, IA (KICD) — The judge hearing the request for an injunction to have power turned back on at a Spencer Trailer Park has ruled against the petitioners. The ruling Monday was somewhat of a surprise after Judge Shayne Mayer last Tuesday advised both sides to remedy the situation on their own because researching the case could take her an extended period of time.