Cedar-Knox Manager dies in accident

HARTINGTON — Long-time Cedar-Knox Public Power District Manager Dan Leise was killed Monday in an accident.

Leise, 55, was killed when crossing Highway 84 and was struck by a vehicle driven by Alton Halle, 72, Hartington. The accident occurred just before 6 p.m., near the Highway 84-57 intersection on the southern edge of Hartington.

Leise was part of a volunteer group working to mow and clean up the St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Leise was flown by Lifenet to a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital where he died from his injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Department.