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Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office

Rural Malcom man arrested for hog thefts

by dhayes on February 24, 2015

Male juvenile also arrested as two stole from hog confinements in southern Poweshiek County Staff Reports A rural Malcom man and a male juvenile have been charged with a string of burglaries and thefts from hog confinements in the rural Barnes City area and southern Poweshiek County. Bret Allen Doty, rural Malcom, and a […]


By Dann Hayes A Montezuma man was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 6, on two charges that resulted from an 8-year-old male child sustaining injuries, including burns to the hands. According to Thomas E. Kriegel, Poweshiek County Sheriff, Peter Meyer-Purcell, 27, a resident at 603 South 4th Street, Montezuma, was charged with Child Endangerment Causing […]


Fire and Ice

January 6, 2015 Agriculture News

Malcom, Brooklyn fire departments battle late evening blaze in Malcom By Dann Hayes Firefighters from the Malcom and Brooklyn volunteer fire departments battled a house blaze and freezing temperatures as they fought a house fire in Malcom Tuesday night, Dec. 30. The fire, which was reported at 6:51 p.m., was at the residence of […]

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Grinnell police arrest Grinnell woman on drug charges

December 16, 2014 Agriculture News

Grinnell police arrested a Grinnell woman on drug charges on Dec. 5 after a joint investigation with the U.S. Postal Inspector’s office. According to Grinnell Chief of Police Dennis Reilly, Mariah Isaac, 22, Grinnell, was arrested for • Possession With Intent to Deliver More Than 50 Kgs of Marijuana – a Class D Felony • […]

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Kellogg man, two others arrested on drug charges

December 9, 2014 Grinnell

Staff Reports A Kellogg man has been arrested with two other Jasper County residents on drug charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant at on Monday, Dec. 1st in Newton. Officers with the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, with the assistance of the Newton Police Department and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office K-9 […]

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Police search for two in robbery

November 25, 2014 Agriculture News

Two black men suspected of stealing jewelry from Bill’s Grinnell Police are searching for two black men who allegedly stole jewelry from Bill’s Jewelry on Thursday, Nov. 20. According to Grinnell Police Sergeant Christopher E. Wray, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police responded to a reported theft that had just occurred at the jewelry store on […]

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Taintor fire kills one; another escapes blaze

November 18, 2014 Agriculture News

One person escaped and another was killed after being trapped by a fire at the home of Emory Black and Judy Clenin in Taintor Thursday evening, Nov. 13. State officials confirmed Friday that the person who could not be found more than three hours after the fire started had died. A friend at the scene […]

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Grinnell man arrested on attempted murder charge

November 4, 2014 Agriculture News

Larry Wayne Burnell held for Nov. 1 incident Grinnell police arrested a Grinnell man for attempted murder following an incident on Reed Street in Grinnell on Saturday, Nov. 1. Larry Wayne Burnell, 56, Grinnell, was arrested after police, the Grinnell Fire Department and Midwest Ambulance responded to a report of a semi-conscious male who had […]

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Guidelines on Ebola protection

October 17, 2014 Agriculture News

With the Ebola virus drawing concerns in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have distributed informational briefs for the public. “Ebola is a serious virus that can spread if precautions are not taken but it is not as easy to catch as the national news coverage may suggest,” says Patty Hinrichs, […]

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New memorial to Grinnell Police Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan is unveiled in special ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4.

October 15, 2014 Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office

By J.O. PARKER Grinnell Police Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan, who were both killed in the line-of-duty, now have their names etched in stone on a permanent marker that stands tall at the Grinnell Public Safety Building. Family, friends, former co-workers, Grinnell city officials, police and the widows of the slain officers were […]

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