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Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea Farrington killed staffing Iowa Children’s Museum kiosk Dann Hayes J.O. Parker Jeff Charis-Carlson A Montezuma High School graduate was the victim of a fatal shooting at the Coral Ridge Mall on Friday, June 12 at Coralville. Andrea Farrington, 20, a 2012 graduate of Montezuma High School, was staffing the Iowa Children’s […]


Andrea remembered as always ‘smiling’

by dhayes on June 16, 2015

She always had a ‘bright personality’ and loved children J.O. Parker Jeff Charis-Carlson Family and friends cherish the memory of Andrea Farrington as someone who always left them with a smile. “Every memory has left me with a small smile on my face and a sigh,” said Marge Hall, a retired Montezuma High […]


Markers for vets taken at Goldenrod Cemetery

June 2, 2015 Brooklyn

Theft just before Memorial Day as grave robbers take $2,000 worth of markers J.O. PARKER The theft of 21 American Legion markers and 13 Auxiliary markers from Goldenrod Cemetery didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending Memorial Day services in Deep River, but it did cause some concern. Some in attendance wondered how low […]

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Chelsea man dies following two-car accident

May 26, 2015 Agriculture News

A Chelsea man was killed in a two-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning, May 20, near the Poweshiek/Tama county line. According to the Iowa State Patrol, both Thor William Curtis Osterholt, 19, and Sally Marie Slaven, 44, both of Chelsea, were injured when Osterholt’s 2002 Buick Century cross the center line of V-18 near the Poweshiek/Tama […]

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Brooklyn man arrested on sexual abuse charges

May 19, 2015 Brooklyn

Poweshiek County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Brooklyn man on sexual abuse charges on Friday, May 15. Deputies arrested Christopher Allen Losh, 37, and charged him with Sexual Abuse 2nd, a class B felony, and Child Endangerment, an Aggravated Misdemeanor, after deputies executed a search warrant at his home at 317 East 2nd St., Brooklyn. According […]

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More than 30 hurt in multiple I-80 crashes

May 12, 2015 Agriculture News

One person had to be airlifted for treatment Staff Reports Interstate 80 through Iowa County was a dangerous place to be Friday afternoon. Proof lay in a fiery crash 2½ miles west of the Marengo-North English exit that injured more than 30 people. That accident, the most serious of at least three reported in a […]

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Brooklyn man dies in single-vehicle accident

May 5, 2015 Agriculture News

Rollover cause of wreck on Interstate 80 early Sunday morning A Brooklyn man was killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning in Iowa County on May 3, 2015. In a report filed by the Iowa State Patrol (ISP), Bryant Keith Westfall, 35, was travelling westbound on Interstate 80 when at the 219 mile marker, […]

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Sheriff’s office warns citizens about scams

April 7, 2015 Agriculture News

Financial scams are on rise both locally and nationally Financial scams are on the rise locally and nationally, and the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind area citizens to be wary of all of them, including those that involve using electronic money transfer services. According to the sheriff’s office, the perpetrators of these […]

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Made with Love

March 31, 2015 Agriculture News

Malcom church youth program makes blankets for emergency responders Dann Hayes They were made with great care – with a little help now and then – and given away with even more love, and the emergency responders were glad to receive them. The Malcom-Sheridan Youth and After School Program at Malcom United Methodist Church […]

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Living in Iowa means possibility of severe weather

March 17, 2015 Agriculture News

Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 23-27 By Dann Hayes Iowa and federal agencies want to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in the state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to them can save lives. The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather […]

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