On 08-23-16 at 5:28 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident concerning a FedEx van at the intersection of 430th St. and 540th Av. A 2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van driven by Evan Robert Stalker of Mason City, and owned by Federal Express Corporation out of Clear Lake, Ia., was heading north and approaching the above intersection. Stalker was slowing down for the stop and due to the heavy rains and the roadway condition, the van entered the ditch where it struck and knocked down a stop sign. There was no damage to the van and damage to the stop sign post was estimated at $50. There were no injuries reported in this accident and no citations due to the weather and roadway conditions.