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Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office

Malcom man dies in two-vehicle accident

by dhayes on July 16, 2014

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 […]


By DANN HAYES Gregory C. Mason, 54, Blue Springs, Mo., has been charged with vehicular homicide following a two-vehicle traffic accident on U.S. Highway 6 near 90th Street, east of Grinnell, that killed one person. Larry Miller, 78, of Belle Plaine, was killed in the accident which took place on Thursday, June 19. Miller’s […]


One injured in train, vehicle accident in Kellogg

July 15, 2014 Agriculture News

By DANN HAYES One person was injured with a train collided with a road maintainer near Heartland Coop in Kellogg on Monday, July 7. According to John R. Halferty, Jasper County Sheriff, a westbound Iowa Interstate train on the main line struck a Jasper County Maintainer that was northbound crossing the main tracks at […]

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Auto fire

July 8, 2014 Agriculture News


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Six Grinnell juveniles arrested on criminal mischief charges

July 8, 2014 Brooklyn

By DANN HAYES Grinnell police arrested a number of juveniles in two separate criminal mischief incidents on July 1. According to Grinnell Police Sergeant Christopher Wray, Grinnell Police arrested • two male juveniles in connection with several windows being shot out of numerous vehicles • four male juveniles for a series of mailboxes that […]

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Belle Plaine man dies in two-vehicle accident near Grinnell

June 20, 2014 Agriculture News

By DANN HAYES A Belle Plaine man was killed near Grinnell on Thursday, June 19, in a two-vehicle accident when his car was struck by a small pickup truck on U.S. Highway 6. Larry Miller, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 4:20 p.m. The Grinnell Fire Department […]

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Two arrested near Newton in drug bust

June 10, 2014 Agriculture News

Two individuals have been arrested on a number of drug charges just west of Newton and face fines and prison. Matthew Harford, 35, and Tiffany Vandekrol, 42, both of Lambs Grove, were arrested on Sunday, June 1 after the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Engorcement Task Force executed a drug search at 109 Thomas Jefferson Dr. in Lambs […]

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A community remembers Kara

June 3, 2014 Agriculture News

Montezuma and surrounding communities reach out to the Meyer family after their daughter, Kara, is killed By J.O. PARKER A light sprinkling of raindrops fell from the sky as more than 300 people gathered Sunday night on the Poweshiek County Courthouse lawn in honor of six-year-old Kara Meyer. Audrey Anderson, Poweshiek County 911 dispatcher and […]

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More threats of violence

May 13, 2014 Agriculture News

Montezuma student is expelled after threatening to bring gun on the last day of school; Officials with Grinnell Community Schools deal with fourth bomb threat, this time at the high school By DANN HAYES Threats of violence at two different locations disrupted school and cast a gray cloud over what should be a festive […]

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9-1-1 calls for Thursday, April 24 to Tuesday, April 29

April 30, 2014 Agriculture News

The following information was provided by the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office: Calls for service • Grinnell Police Department, • Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office • Poweshiek County area fire departments: Thursday, April 24 8:23 a.m. – Grinnell. Grinnell Fire Department and Midwest Ambulance responded to a report of an older male with shallow breathing, low BP […]

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