Adair County, IA

Crane movement to temporarily block traffic in Adair County this afternoon

(Greenfield, Iowa) – The Adair County Secondary Roads Department is advising residents of the county of a scheduled crane walk at the Rolling Wills Wind Farm from County Roads T-28 to T-27. The scheduled walk will take place today (Tuesday). from about 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, for crossing of the County Road Cedar Avenue between County Road 250th and County Road 260th.
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Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports 3 Arrests

(Greenfield) An Adair County man faces drug charges following a search warrant at his residence. *On Wednesday, August 3, Deputies executed a search warrant at 508 7th Street, the residence of Brett Michael Stacey of Adair. During the search, Officers found a black screw-on container. The container contents included; marijuana, a scale, multiple tools to separate the marijuana, marijuana wax, a wax vape pen, bong, pipes used to smoke marijuana, and evidence on his cell phone of selling drugs. Deputies transported Stacey to the Adair County Jail for a drug-controlled violation, less than one-half ounce of marijuana, accommodation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Adair County Sheriff’s report, 8/7/22

(Greenfield, Iowa) – Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater reports there were three arrests last week. Friday night, 54-year-old Shelli Lin Madisen, of Mount Pleasant, WI., was arrested on the I-80 westbound Exit 93 off-ramp. She was taken into custody by Stuart Police for OWI/1st offense, following a car-vs-semi accident. When the Stuart Police Officer arrived on the scene at around 9:56-p.m., he saw a 2009 Nissan Cube facing the wrong way on the eastbound off-ramp, and that the vehicle had apparently struck a semi truck head-on. The semi was exiting the Interstate. Madisen tested .355% on the breath/alcohol test (more than 3-times the legal limit). She admitted to having been drinking, and failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. She later tested .280% for intoxication at the Adair County Jail. Shelli Madisen was being held in the Adair County Jail on a $1,000 cash or surety bond.

Burn Ban issued for Mills County

(Glenwood, Iowa) – Two Counties in southwest Iowa now have bans in place on outdoor burning. On Thursday, a ban on open burning went into effect in Adair County. Today (Friday), the State Fire Marshal’s Office issued a BURN BAN for Mills County, effective from 8-a.m. Saturday, August 6th, and until further notice. The conditions are such in both Adair and Mills Counties, that conducting an open burn creates a danger to lives and property.

Adair County Board of Supervisors approve SS4A participation and other items

(Adair Co.) The Adair County Board of Supervisors this morning approved participation in the Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Application. The new infrastructure law established SS4A with five billion dollars appropriated in funds over the next five years. The program funds regional, local and tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

Burn ban issued for Adair County

(Adair Co) Per the request of the fire chiefs of Adair County, a burn ban has been put in place effective at 2:00 p.m. today (August 3). Conditions is Adair County are such that open burning constitutes a danger to life or property. No person shall engage in open burning in Adair County except as specifically permitted by Iowa Code 100.40(3).

Burn Ban issued for Adair County, effective today (Aug. 3rd)

(Des Moines, Iowa) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a ban on open burning in Adair County, effective today (Wednesday), at 3-p.m., and until further notice. The Order is the result of a request from Adair/Guthrie County Emergency Management Director Robert Kempf, who was acting on behalf of the fire chiefs in each of the fire departments in Adair County. The Burn Ban states “No person shall engage in open burning in Adair County… except as specifically permitted by Iowa Code,” and until the EMA Director notifies the State Fire Marshal that conditions are such that they no longer constitute a danger to life or property.

York Avenue in Adair County to close for five days next week

(Greenfield, Iowa) – The Adair County Secondary Roads Department reports York Avenue in southeastern Adair County, will be closed to through traffic between 330th street and 340th street, starting Monday, August 8, 2022 and continuing through Friday, August 12, 2022. Residents will have access to their properties. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Adair County Engineer’s Office at 641-743-6111. (click on the map to enlarge)

Adair County Public Health Encouraging Those To Stay Cool Today

The Raccoon Valley Radio listening area is supposed to feel temperatures in the triple digits today and the Adair County Public Health is encouraging those outside to take precautions. Director Stephanie Claussen says that with these extreme hot temperatures people need to be drinking more water than usual along with...

Adair County Health Foundation Receives Donation

A large donation was made to the Adair County Health Foundation to continue to improve rural healthcare. The donation of $50,000 was made in the memory of Doctor Don King, from Vero Beach, Florida to the foundation. Dr. King died in May of 2022 and the donation was made by his family.

Brown Ave. in Adair County to close for a bridge project

(Greenfield, Iowa) – The Adair County Engineer and Secondary Roads Department reports Brown Avenue, between 250th St. & 260th St. in Adair County, will be closed to replace the existing bridge with a box culvert. The project is expected to take 3-to 4-weeks. A detour is in effect (shown in the map below – click to enlarge).