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Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office

Crimes could be linked

by dhayes on July 22, 2014

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 […]


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 […]


Missouri man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal automobile accident on US 6

July 15, 2014 Agriculture News

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 […]

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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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