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Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office

Guidelines on Ebola protection

by dhayes on October 17, 2014

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, […]


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 […]


Grinnell police to honor fallen officers, Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan; public invited

September 30, 2014 Grinnell

Slain Grinnell officer’s Memorial to be dedicated on Saturday By J.O. PARKER A memorial honoring slain Grinnell Police Officers, Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan, will be dedicated this Saturday, Oct. 4. The dedication will take place in front of the Grinnell Public Safety Building at 1020 Spring St., beginning at 11 a.m. The memorial […]

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Attempted murder suspect apprehended by Grinnell police

September 26, 2014 Agriculture News

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 […]

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Grinnell police search for attempted murder suspect

September 24, 2014 Agriculture News

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 […]

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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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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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