Emergency Services: April 14, 2023

For incidents reported April 11 through the late afternoon of April 14.

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11:34 a.m. Tuesday: 600 block of 10th Avenue, unspecified.

1:51 p.m. Tuesday: 300 block of 40th Avenue, Hills, unspecified.

“It’s very rewarding. I get to see the lightbulb click when kids really understand something,” Harrington said of his students. “I just felt I wanted to make some kind of difference in their lives.”
“I love health care because it really comes down to helping others.”
“The whole community came together, and we were able to contribute thousands of dollars and so much food and love and support, just off one social media post. And everyone is better for it.”
“I don’t consider myself to be very knowledgeable about Scripture. But I’m a Christian and I think I have good morals and a fair amount of common sense."
“The whole community of Worthington helped raise me,” said Kyaw, who moved to Nobles County with his mother in 2011 when she began working at JBS.
“I love being able to be there for someone when it might not be the best hour of their life," said Kane, "and being a friendly face, someone they know, can help calm them down, make things easier.”
“When the wind blows and everybody’s recyclables are out, oh there’s so much,” she said.
What started out as a screen printing business some 30 years ago has grown to include three embroidery machines, a laser engraver, and whatever else Jarett Hanten decides to try his hand at next.
“Give it a try. It’s an opportunity to meet people from different towns in a network outside of your hometown. You’ll meet a lot of wonderful people and it’s just a great thing to be a part of.”

4:41 p.m. Tuesday: 500 block of East Fourth Street, Hills, unspecified.

7:41 p.m. Tuesday: 500 block of East Warren Street, Luverne, unspecified.


1:21 a.m. Wednesday: 200 block of 60th Avenue, Hills, unspecified.

10:58 a.m. Wednesday: 200 block of Oak Drive, Luverne, unspecified.

6:57 a.m. Wednesday: 1200 block of Sherwood Street, unspecified.


4:25 p.m. Wednesday: 1600 block of Dover Street.


WPD: crash without injuries, 9:14 a.m. Tuesday, 2100 block of Castlewood Drive.

JCSO: minor two-vehicle crash, 11:47 a.m. Tuesday, parking lot, Jackson.


Lyon County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office: two-vehicle crash, Wednesday, intersection of Union Street and First Avenue, Rock Rapids, Iowa. Amira Stewart was driving a 2002 Saturn L200 eastbound on First Avenue, attempting to turn north on North Union Street. Kaden Huisman was driving a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on First Avenue. Stewart struck the motorcycle, and both vehicles sustained functional damage. Huisman was transported by ambulance for treatment of injuries. Assisting at the scene were the Lyon County Ambulance and Rock Rapids Fire Department.

WORTHINGTON — After hearing numerous times from individuals concerned about their inability to pay for a loved one’s care at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, the board of directors worked tirelessly to establish an endowment. It became a reality four years ago, and now, anyone in need of end-of-life care can become a resident of the cottage, regardless of financial ability.
Headliners Chase Matthew and Fabulous Armadillos will take the stage Friday and Saturday, respectively, along with a well-rounded selection of opening acts.
For incidents recorded the morning of Tuesday, May 30 through the afternoon of Friday, June 2.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office: two-vehicle crash, Wednesday, intersection of First Avenue and Greene Street, Rock Rapids. Gene Groen, Rock Rapids, was driving a 2013 Toyota Prius eastbound on First Avenue when it was struck by a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Cynthia Hulstein, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage. No injuries were reported.

MSP: one-vehicle crash, 5:51 a.m. Thursday, U.S. 59 at 31st Street, Murray County. Elaine Marie Gaul, 89, of Fulda, was driving a 2012 Buick LaCrosse northbound on U.S. 59 when her vehicle left the roadway and stopped in the northbound ditch. Gaul sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Murray County Medical Center. She was wearing a seatbelt and the airbag did deploy. Assisting at the scene were the Murray County Sheriff’s Office and Slayton EMS.

WPD: crash without injuries, 9:10 a.m. Thursday.


1:04 p.m. Tuesday: smoke coming from apartment, 1500 block of Darling Drive. Worthington Fire Department dispatched.

2:30 p.m. Friday: hay bale fire, 10000 block of 260th Street, Adrian. Adrian Fire Department dispatched; Ellsworth Fire Department paged for mutual aid.



Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: citation issued for parking ordinance violation, 8:01 a.m. Monday, Jackson.

JCSO: citation issued for speed (98 in the 70 mph zone), 10:48 p.m. Monday, I-90 near Lakefield.

JCSO: dog bite, 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jackson. Dog owner was cited for dog-at-large and given notice of potentially dangerous dog.

WPD: multiple notices of violation issued for vehicles parked on the lawn, Tuesday morning.

WPD: domestic, 10 a.m. Tuesday, 500 block of Pershing Boulevard.

Rock County Sheriff’s Office: warrant served, 10:03 a.m. Tuesday, 500 block of West Hatting Street, Luverne.

RCSO: property damage crash, 10:56 a.m. Tuesday, North Davidson and West Main streets, Luverne.

RCSO: property damage crash, 11:26 a.m. Tuesday, North Donaldson and West Luverne streets.


JCSO: vandalism, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, apartment complex in Jackson.

NCSO: threats and harassing communication, 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, 1100 block of Fifth Avenue, Brewster.

WPD: trespassing, 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, 500 block of Morningside Drive.

Lyon County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office: arrested Brady Van Iperen, 26, of Lake Park, Iowa, on charges of operating while intoxicated - second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia. Van Iperen was also cited for speed, 11 p.m. Tuesday, near Rock Rapids.

“This has been a trying journey for all involved; we would like to close by sincerely thanking our employees. Your dedication right up to the final day, is admirable.”
Premium Iowa Pork is based in Hospers, Iowa, and owns Premium Minnesota Pork in Luverne.
"Your layoff is expected to be permanent."

WPD: domestic, 11:43 p.m. Tuesday, 1600 block of Miller Street.

RCSO: trespassing, 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, 700 block of West Main Street, Luverne.

WPD: curfew violation, 12:38 a.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of North Spring Avenue.

WPD: junk cars left in lot, 6:02 a.m. Wednesday.


WPD: multiple notices of violation issued for parking on lawns, Wednesday morning.

WPD: trespass, 9:17 a.m. Wednesday,1600 block of Clary Street.

WPD: outstanding warrant, 1:12 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of North Spring Avenue.

RCSO: warrant served, 2:06 p.m. Wednesday, 500 block of West Hatting Street, Luverne.

WPD: property damage, 8:37 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of North Spring Avenue.

WPD: multiple notices of violation issued for parking on lawns, Thursday morning.

WPD: motor vehicle theft, 7:58 a.m. Thursday, 1400 block of Clary Street.

WPD: dog bite, 9:32 a.m. Thursday, 1500 block of Okabena Street.


NCSO: possible identity theft, 9:23 a.m. Thursday, 25000 block of 120th Street, Fulda.

WPD: disorderly, 10:36 a.m. Thursday, 1900 block of Dover Street.

WPD: identity theft, 10:55 a.m. Thursday, 1600 block of Skyline Drive.

RCSO: drugs, 11:06 a.m. Thursday, 1000 block of North Blue Mound Avenue, Luverne.

WPD: trespass, 11:07 a.m. Thursday, 1700 block of Pauline Avenue.

WPD: unsanitary conditions, 11:56 a.m. Thursday, 1900 block of Bay Street.

RCSO: narcotics laws, 12:33 p.m. Thursday, 1000 block of North Blue Mound Avenue, Luverne.

WPD: trespassing, 4:36 p.m. Thursday, 800 block of 10th Street.

NCSO: scam, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, 35000 block of 150th Street.

WPD: disturbing the peace - loud music, 12:13 a.m. Friday, 1400 block of North Burlington Avenue.

WPD: public nuisance notice issued, 7:25 a.m. Friday.

WPD: junk car notice issued, 7:52 a.m. Friday.

WPD: public nuisance complaint, 8:27 a.m. Friday, Worthington. Officer talked to owner.

WPD: burglary, 8:44 a.m. Friday.

WPD: theft of wallet, 10:03 a.m. Friday, 1100 block of Ryan’s Road.

WPD: disturbing the peace - loud music, 10:49 a.m. Friday, 900 block of 11th Street.

WPD: trespass, 10:53 a.m. Friday, 2100 block of Nobles Street.

WPD: public nuisance complaint, 11:05 a.m. Friday.

WPD: harassing communications, 1:42 p.m. Friday, 1700 block of East Avenue.

WPD: verbal argument, 2:41 p.m. Friday, 1500 block of Darling Drive.

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