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Grinnell Police Department/Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office

Taintor fire kills one; another escapes blaze

by dhayes on November 18, 2014

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 […]


Grinnell man arrested on attempted murder charge

by dhayes on November 4, 2014

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 […]


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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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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