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Police and Sheriff’s Reports

STAFF REPORTS Grinnell police have arrested Hal Charles Runner, 54, Gilman, on Thursday, Sept. 25 for attempted murder that occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 23. According to Grinnell Police Sergeant Christopher Wray, Grinnell police, acting on information developed during the investigation as well as assistance from the Iowa City Police Department, located Runner near the […]


Grinnell police search for attempted murder suspect

by dhayes on September 24, 2014

Grinnell police issued an arrest warrant for Hal Charles Runner, 54, Gilman, for attempted murder on Tuesday, Sept. 23. According to Police Sergeant Christopher Wray, Runner had confronted a former female acquaintance near the intersection of Jewel Drive and 370th Ave., Grinnell. The confrontation allegedly became violent resulting in Runner entering the acquaintances motor vehicle […]


Kellogg Volunteer Fire Department uses rescue tubes to save man in grain bin

September 18, 2014 Agriculture News

By DANIEL FINNEY Getting stuck in a grain bin is usually a death sentence. About three-quarters of all grain entrapments result in fatalities, according to a Purdue University study of incidents between 1964 and 2008. “It usually ends badly,” said Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik. But a man in rural Jasper County beat the […]

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Grinnell man arrested on robbery charge

September 18, 2014 Grinnell

Grinnell police arrested a Grinnell man for robbery on Saturday, Sept. 6. Police arrested John Ethan Carpentier, 24, of Grinnell and charged him with one count of robbery in the first degree, a class “B” felony. According to Grinnell Police Sergeant Christopher Wray, Grinnell police were dispatched to the Kum-N-Go convenience stored at 1002 West […]

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I-80 crash last week sends two men to the hospital

September 10, 2014 Brooklyn

By J.O. PARKER A single vehicle accident on I-80 near Grinnell sent two Connecticut men to the hospital last week. The crash was reported about 5:29 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 near mile marker 195 in Poweshiek County. The crash left the SUV partially suspended on a fence post hovering above a drainage culvert. […]

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2014 Iowa Firefighter’s Convention

September 10, 2014 Agriculture News

Grinnell, Sept, 3-7, 2014                                            

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September 3, 2014 Amana Colonies news

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 • 2:55 a.m.: A Des Moines man escaped injury after his vehicle crossed the median and oncoming lanes of traffic near milepost 217 of eastbound Interstate 80, 7 miles south of Marengo. Kelsey Ross was driving westbound when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle entered the median and, after striking […]

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Former Monte teacher charged

September 2, 2014 Agriculture News

Derek Bates arrested Friday on two sexual abuse, one sexual exploitation charges By KATHERINE KLINGSEIS Derek Bates, 28, has been accused of having sexual contact with two minors while he was a school employee and the victims were students in the Montezuma Community School District in 2012, authorities said Friday. The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office […]

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North English man faces arson charge

August 26, 2014 Iowa County Sheriff's Department Reports

A North English man has been arrested after authorities said he set a neighbor’s car on fire. Brad Lee Stewart was charged with second-degree arson, according to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department. Lt. Tim Walters said that at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Stewart “intentionally started a vehicle on fire with the intent to […]

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One dies in fatal one-car accident on Interstate 80

August 21, 2014 Brooklyn

By DANN HAYES A one-car accident on Interstate 80 left one person dead and the other injured on Wednesday, August 20. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Charlene Gibbens, 59, of Des Moines was driving a 2002 Ford Focus westbound on Interstate 80 when she lost control of the vehicle at the 193 mile […]

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