News

Snowmobile Accident Takes Life of Fonda Teen

Fonda, IA (KICD)–A teen from Fonda was fatally injured late Wednesday afternoon while operating a snowmobile on a creek southwest of Fonda in Pocahontas County.
13-year-old Raymond Gatzemeyer was operating a snowmobile when he struck a rope that was suspended between two pillars of a bridge shortly before 5 p.m. He was in a group that included two other snowmobiles and an all-terrain vehicle when the incident occurred. No one else was injured.
Gatzemeyer, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, was transported to Loring Hospital in Sac City where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Local Headlines

in Local

Storm Lake Counterfeit Conviction

courtnews1240

Yoirland Rojas has been convicted of making and using counterfeit credit cards...

in Local

Echo Plus Merging With Hope Haven

hopehaven

Echo Plus of Spirit Lake and Estherville is merging into the Hope Haven organization...

in Local

Clay County Joins First Impressions Program

claytourism

Western Iowa Tourism conducts the 'secret shopper' style program...

in Local

Iowa Tourism Awards

kuhlmanaward

The Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce won a pair of awards...

in Local

O’Brien County Accident

Car Accident 1280

A Spencer woman is taken to the hospital after a single vehicle accident...