On Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 1:50 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a motor vehicle accident that happened in the 1000 block of Bruce Street, in Ruthven. Allan Puterbaugh of Ruthven, was backing his 2008 Toyota Tundra out of his driveway when backed into a 2002 Buick Lesabre operated by Scott Luiken of Emmetsburg. Luiken was legally stopped on the side of the road when Puterbaugh’s vehicle struck Luiken’s vehicle. There were no injuries reported in the accident. There is an estimated $500 damage to Puterbaugh’s vehicle and and estimated $600 damage to Luiken’s vehicle.