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Police and Sheriff’s Reports

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 […]


STAFF REPORTS Grinnell police arrested a Grinnell woman of making a false charge on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Kaitlyn Renee Butler, 24, Grinnell, was arrested for making a false report to law enforcement, a serious misdemeanor. According to Dan Johnson, sergeant, Grinnell Police Department, police officers were dispatched to an apartment on the 900 block […]


IOWA COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT – Week of Aug. 14, 2014

August 13, 2014 Amana Colonies news

MULTI-VEHICLE MONDAY, JULY 21 • 3:50 p.m.: A car struck a parked vehicle, whose owner was changing a flat tire, at the intersection of P Avenue and PP Avenue, 1 mile southwest of Conroy. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department reported that David Lillie had pulled off the road and legally parked his vehicle to change […]

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MARENGO POLICE REPORT – Week of Aug. 14, 2014

August 13, 2014 Marengo news

Man charged in series of burglaries A Marengo man has been charged with a series of burglaries in connection with a series of thefts in July. Dylan M. Phillips, 22, 1055 Jefferson Ave., was charged with five counts of third-degree burglary. Three of the counts are being considered Class D felonies, while the other two are […]

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August 9, 2014 Amana Colonies news

FRIDAY, JULY 25 • 10:22 a.m.: A Bellevue, Neb., man escaped injury but was cited after a single-vehicle accident near milepost 222 of eastbound Interstate 80, two miles east of Williamsburg. The Iowa State Patrol reported that David Busse was driving eastbound when, according to him, he fell asleep behind the wheel, drove into the […]

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August 7, 2014 Amana Colonies news

SINGLE-VEHICLE SATURDAY, JUNE 28 • 9:43 p.m.: A single vehicle accident was reported in the 2700 block of G Street, Middle Amana. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department reported that Stephen Den Adel, Amana, was driving southbound on G Street when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle rolled onto its side and caused damage […]

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Vehicle theft puts crunch on Ladora First Responders

July 30, 2014 Agriculture News

Theft may have connection to women returning home to find burglar in house By BRIAN RATHJEN The theft of a Ladora First Responders vehicle earlier this month has left the department without a first-responders vehicle. According to Rae Jean Hollopeter, director of the Ladora First Responders, the vehicle – a 1991 Dodge Ramcharger sport utility […]

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Crimes could be linked

July 22, 2014 Agriculture News

Poweshiek, Iowa and Benton county sheriff’s investigate thefts and burglaries By BRIAN RATHJEN Authorities from multiple counties are investigating a series of crimes in Iowa, Benton and Poweshiek counties. According to Iowa County Sheriff Rob Rotter, his department – along with the Benton and Poweshiek county sheriff’s departments – are investigating a number of […]

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IOWA COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT – Week of July 17, 2014

July 16, 2014 Amana Colonies news

SINGLE-VEHICLE FRIDAY, JUNE 27 • Midnight: A single-vehicle accident was reported on A Diagonal between Victor and Ladora. The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department reported that Curtis Kline, South Amana, failed to negotiate a curve while driving eastbound on A Diagonal. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled over. There were no injuries, and Kline […]

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Malcom man dies in two-vehicle accident

July 16, 2014 Agriculture News

By DANN HAYES A Malcom man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on F29 (Old Highway 6) just east of Malcom on Monday, July 14. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Marvin Beck, 75, was rear ended by a Buick Enclave driven by Laura Maurer, 37, Brooklyn, at approximately 6 p.m. Beck was ejected […]

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