Iowa woman accused of killing husband allegedly told witnesses she wanted him dead
TRAER, Iowa (TCD) -- Officials recently arrested a 47-year-old woman nearly three years after they found her husband dead in a chair. According to an affidavit posted by the Tama County Sheriff's Office, on June 18, 2021, shortly after 4:30 a.m., deputies received a call from a home at 1846 K Ave. regarding a person shot. The first responding deputy found Ryan Cooper laying in a recliner chair with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Iowa County officials identify body found near Amana Lily Lake, suspect charged with kidnapping
AMANA, Iowa (KCRG) - Authorities in Iowa County have identified the woman found dead near Amana Lily Lake on Sunday morning, and an arrest has been made in connection to the case. The body has been identified as 20-year-old Melody Hoffman, of Marion, the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Iowa State Patrol: one man killed in Poweshiek County crash
Poweshiek County, IA- The Iowa State Patrol says one person was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday in Poweshiek County. According to the ISP, at about 6:40 AM Friday, February 16th, a pickup truck driven by 30-year-old Jamal Gant of Oskaloosa was going northbound on Highway 146. Gant lost control...
Iowa County officials investigating after woman's body found near lake
An investigation is underway after a woman's body was found in the picnic area near a lake in eastern Iowa. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made in Amana, about 25 miles northwest of Iowa City. The body was taken to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny for an autopsy.
Family of missing Meskwaki woman still searching for answers, 9 years after her disappearance
TAMA COUNTY, Iowa — More than five thousand Native American women are classified as missing, according to recent data from the National Crime Information Center. This includes a case in central Iowa that remains unsolved. Local 5's Laryssa Leone traveled to the Meskwaki settlement where she received rare access...
How personal income has changed in Poweshiek County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Poweshiek County, Iowa and how it compares to state and national levels.
Police chase through Marshall, Tama counties ends with standoff
TAMA, Iowa (KWWL)- A police chase through two Eastern Iowa counties led to a standoff in Legrand on Saturday. Early Saturday morning, Marshall County Sheriff's Deputies began chasing a red Jeep Grand Cherokee. Deputies warned Tama County authorities the chase was headed into their county just after 6 a.m. Once...
Heartbreaker For CAM as Montezuma Rolls Over Cougars
(Norwalk, IA) – With the tempo on Montezuma’s side through three-quarters of the game mixed with a stagnant offense, the CAM Cougars fell in Norwalk 60-47. Jadyn Sharer was the key player for the Bravettes as she had 20 points, 12 of which came in the second half.
Worker sues, charges negligence in blast at C6-Zero Marengo plant that left him disfigured
A worker who was severely burned in a December 2022 explosion inside C6-Zero's roofing shingle recycling factory in Marengo has filed a lawsuit accusing the company and its owners of operating an unsafe workplace and misrepresenting and withholding information about the manufacturing process there. The suit filed in Iowa County...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Victor as of 2024-02-21. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Chargers Season Ended by Hawks
The AC/GC Chargers boys basketball team was handed their final loss of the season Tuesday night. The Chargers faced off against the Lynnville-Sully Hawks at Des Moines Lincoln High School, and the teams play a close first half, with the Hawks outscoring the Chargers 11-5 in the first, and 18-15 in the second quarter to go into halftime up 29-20. The Chargers came back and outscored the Hawks 16-13 in the third quarter, but a 18-10 surge in the final quarter led Lynnville-Sully to the 60-46 victory over AC/GC.
Relish restaurateurs cook up new co-op housing initiative for students
Restaurateur and former Grinnell College Imam Kamal Hammouda and his wife Laura Fendt live in a large, picturesque house on Park Street, decorated with striking Spanish blue accents and rustic furniture. Known as the restaurant “Relish,” the couple have been whipping up meals for hungry customers since 1995. However, they now have bigger plans cooking on the horizon.
Rural Montezuma man and cancer survivor wins John Deere Gator in Dan Mauss Benefit raffle
Bryant Sutfin is the winner of the 2023 John Deere Gator 835M raffled off during the Dan Mauss Benefit on Jan. 27. The new Gator was delivered to Sutfin at his parents’ farm in rural Montezuma on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Pictured at the presentation are Sutfin, far left, his wife, Rylee, and son, Lucas, almost 3 and Bentley, a two-week-old newborn. At right is Brian Van Roekel and Dan Mauss, both with Van Wall Equipment in Grinnell. Mauss just finished chemotherapy and radiation treatments on Feb. 14 after doctors discovered a tumor on his brain in November 2023. Sutfin is also a cancer survivor, having Non-Hodgkin T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in 2016.
S&B investigation reveals Grinnell Football tackle stats are inflated
After starting the season with 48 tackles in his first three games, an S&B investigation has found that Hugh Werner `25 was incorrectly credited with at least 12 tackles in the next two home games. In those two games, The S&B found that Werner was credited with 42 tackles, roughly 35% more than a review of game footage showed he actually earned.
Defense Leads CAM to Wednesday’s Battle Against Montezuma
(Anita, IA) – Lazer-focused is about the only way to describe this (21-2) CAM girl’s basketball squad as they’ve now won 10 straight games with their 71-34 win over Wayne last Friday and are not looking to slow up their tempo any time soon. Head Coach Joe Wollum credits this success to the experience that runs the tempo on the floor with dedicated senior leadership.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Iowa River Wildlife Unit, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in Cedar, Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Tama and Mahaska counties. Areas scheduled for burns:. Iowa...
» South English Buys Rock to Fill Hole in Street
SOUTH ENGLISH – During the Feb. 6 meeting of the South English city council, the council discussed a “good sized hole” located in front of one resident’s home. Councilwoman Hope Frazier noted that she had hit the hole with her car and heard a loud thud. The council decided to purchase half a truck worth of ruck to fill in the hole as a temporary fix; the leftover rock will be used on the path to the plow shed and scattered on town roads.
Bravettes take charge early, cruise to 66-42 playoff victory
The Montezuma Bravettes raise their arms in unison after the singing of the National Anthem prior to the playoff game against WACO in Montezuma on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Bravettes won the game, 66-42 in the Class 1A regional quarterfinals over WACO. Montezuma Claire Erselius scored 22 points in the game.
New Montezuma American Legion Building slated for construction this year
Ron Hensel, owner of Ron’s Barbershop on the Montezuma Square, had just finished his last haircut of the day on Friday a week ago when a friend stopped by to say hello. “How’s the new legion hall coming?” the friend asked. “I can see light at the...
Grinnell School Board continues superintendent search
The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District Board of Education announced recently that a search for the district’s next superintendent would continue. A round of finalist interviews was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 31. Included were two mixed interview teams and the board, as well as a tour of the community. For personal reasons, finalists declined accepting the position.