ROCK VALLEY, Iowa— Rock Valley officials are asking for assistance in clearing debris from homes and curbs as well as assisting residents and the city clean up grounds after the floods. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call the helpline that’s been used to organize the volunteer and assistance effort. The helpline will be open on Saturday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by calling 712-451-HELP.
WINDOM – A Windom man is facing second-degree attempted murder charges after allegedly kicking a pregnant woman and threatening her with a knife. Nickson Otema, age 25, is also charged with second- and third-degree assault.
The criminal complaint states he was arrested Sunday when the Windom Police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 600 block of 13th Street at approximately 5:52 p.m.
WESTBROOK - Westbrook Fun Days have always been exciting, but this year there is a little bit of extra fun in the air. A special event has been added to the usual line-up that has even the most seasoned festival-goer raising their eyebrows a bit.
On Saturday night, former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey and Santana will perform at a benefit concert at the Westbrook ball diamond in an event called Keeping up the Kourage for Kate.
WORTHINGTON - US Senator Al Franken has floods on his mind. During a call to Radio Works Headquarters Wednesday morning, he explained his recent travels around the state of Minnesota, viewing flood damage.
Over the weekend he put on plenty of miles, from Luverne to Pipestone to Albert Lea to International Falls and several points in between.
WORTHINGTON – Due to the quality of the images, approximately 300 women who had mammograms done at Avera Medical Group Worthington in 2013 are being asked to return for a repeat of the procedure.
Tad Jacobs, Avera’s chief medical officer, said about 1,300 mammograms were read at the Worthington facility in 2013, and the callbacks to the 300 have already began. They will likely be completed over the next few weeks with no charge to the patient for the additional imaging.
Avera Health also issued the following mammogram recommendations
WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council approved the authorization to reject all bids and re-advertise for the Okabena Street water main extension project during their Monday night meeting. Three bids on the project were rejected due to confusion on a reimbursement form attached to the bid. All three bidders have been informed and will be given the opportunity to re-bid the project.
The council did approve a bid for the Taxiway B joint and crack repairs project at the Worthington Municipal Airport, subject to receipt of a federal grant to fund 90 percent of the project cost.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An Iowa Marine is one of three Marines who were killed Friday in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense said today.
Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, military officials said.
The Department of Defense identified the other fallen Marines as Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart, 34, of Stafford, Va., and Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, N.H.
WORTHINGTON - Concrete pavement joint work on Oxford Street from Diagonal Road to McMillan Street is scheduled to begin today, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Oxford Street will be open to through traffic, however, driving lanes will be restricted and there will be brief intermittent traffic interruptions.
Please reduce your speed, watch for construction equipment and drive carefully in the construction zone. Weather permitting and construction proceeding as planned, the work should be completed and normal traffic restored in one week.
WORTHINGTON - The American Red Cross will be hosting two annual chapter board meetings, for the Prairie Winds and Southwest Minnesota chapters.
The Prairie Winds Annual Board Meeting is Tuesday at the Marshall Library Community Room at 201 C Street, with the board meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting will be open to the public at 7 pm for a short presentation and volunteer recognition awards. Refreshments will be served.
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa – The travel ban put in place by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office earlier this week has been lifted. All major highways in Lyon County are now open. There may be some problems on blacktops in the Doon area, according to an advisory on the sheriff’s office website.
Caution is also advised on gravel roads, especially those with bridges. There are still wash-outs and culverts out of place. Again, the travel ban has been lifted, but caution is still advised.