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Brianna Michelle Wagner, Aplington, and Brock Alan Luck, Plainfield, May 29 in Hazleton. Mary Dana Reding and Tanner Thomas Shonka, both of Tripoli, May 29 in Cedar Falls. Curren James Matthias and Hallie Jo Johnson, both of Ames, May 31 in Oskaloosa. CASES FILED. David Michael Ruport, Denver, v. Sarah...
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Winners of The Contest announced, honored at banquet

On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at the Readlyn Event Center, the awards banquet was held for the 30th annual Readlyn Savings Bank & American Savings Bank Bremer County Master Corn & Soybean Growers’ Yield Contest: a.k.a. “The Contest.”. Years ago, there were a number of such county yield contests but...
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Waverly Teen Missing

A boy is still missing from Bremwood. 15 year old Patrick Fiebig ran away on Wednesday night around 10 and has not been seen since. He is listed at five feet seven inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. A picture being circulated shows Fiebig with glasses on but those glasses were apparently broken recently so he likely is not wearing glasses. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to contact the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office.
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Bremer Co. Sheriff's Office reports Memorial Day traffic activity

The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) for the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). This cooperative effort through the GTSB allows the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office to apply for funding for equipment to be used by the Deputies at minimal charge to Bremer County citizens.
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Meyer earns the Spirit of the Award

On Feb. 25, The Contest organizers recognized Brian Meyer for his “longtime, enthusiastic and good-natured participation” in The Contest. He’s been in The Contest since at least 2002 and probably more. Just to give you an idea of how long that is, there are only two other growers in the historical records going back 20 years that might beat out Brian for longest Contest participants. They are both fellow Vernon Award winners nicknamed “The Big Shoe” and “RL” or Dave Schumacher and Ron Leistikow.
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North Iowa Burglary Defendants Sentenced

Three defendants have been sentenced in a pair of north Iowa burglaries. Bremer County authorities say 38-year-old Richard Lusher and 34-year-old Jerred Clos, both of Waterloo, burglarized a building in the 2200 block of Viking Avenue in Sumner on February 1, 2020. The next day, 32-year-old Allison McPherson and 28-year-old Dylan Stull, both of Waterloo, were arrested for a burglary in the 2700 block of Midway Avenue.
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Bremer Co Clamps Down on Traffic Crime

The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office has released its results from their third wave of the Special Traffic Enforcement Program for the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. This round was conducted from May 24th through June 6th. There were four arrests for OWI and one warning, one open container citation, one citation and two warnings for no seat-belt, four citations and one warning for no child restraint, 116 citations and 25 warnings for speed violations, one citation and three warnings for stop sign or light violations, one citation and warning for texting, nine warnings for registration, two citations and 26 warnings for no proof of insurance, two warnings for improper passing, two citations and five warnings for dark windows, two citations and 15 warnings for equipment violations, one citation for move over violation, and three citations and five warnings for other traffic violations. There were also two arrest warrants served, one felony arrest, three narcotics arrest, three canine searches, four minors in possession of alcohol, one interference with official acts, 16 motorists assisted, and eight property damage accidents investigated. The next round of sTEP will be from July second through the fifth.
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Final sentences handed out for Bremer County burglaries

WAVERLY, Iowa – The final three defendants have been sentenced in a pair of Bremer County burglaries. Authorities say Richard Lusher, 38 of Waterloo, and Jerred Clos, 34 of Waterloo, burglarized a building in the 2200 block of Viking Avenue in Sumner on February 1, 2020. Allison McPherson, 32 of Waterloo, and Dylan Stull, 28 of Waterloo, were then arrested on February 2, 2020, for a burglary in the 2700 block of Midway Avenue.

Drought causes concern for Iowa corn farmers

BREMER COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) -Many in eastern Iowa are experiencing a drought, it’s something that directly impacts farmers like Mark Mueller in Bremer County. “We’re not going to have record crops this year, at this point I don’t think we’re going to have average crops,” Mueller told KCRG-TV9. He’s been...
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Mark Your Calendar

Email your calendar items and updates to Unicorns Program (Virtual) Not everything at the city zoo is as it seems. Two curious kids take a closer look and discover what they believe is a unicorn. But unicorns aren’t real…or are they? Watch this fun fantasy adventure with the Independence Public Library and see where the story takes you! A link is available on the library’s website or Facebook page, or sent in the enewsletter. Ends August 31. For more information, visit, email, or call 319-334-2470.
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Bremer County Courthouse News

Bethany Vivian Abben and Roland Henri ten Hoeve, both of Waverly, May 15 in Waverly. Jessica Robin Frazer and Andrew Kurtt Bartels, both of Ionia, May 22 in New Hampton. Makyla Elizabeth Sterba and Mitchell Ray Eiben, both of Sumner, May 22 in Dundee. Gale Marie Schultz and Hunter James...
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Bartels staff, volunteers plant 20 trees

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community planted 20 trees Wednesday, June 2, in less than two hours thanks to 20 volunteers, 10 employees and many donors! Bartels is proud of its beautiful, expansive green space and walking trail around the campus for the residents, their families, staff and the community to enjoy.
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Hill earns EMT of the year award

The Waverly Exchange Club recently recognized Steve Hill from the Tripoli EMS team as its 2021 EMS Provider of the Year. Hill was selected by the Bremer County EMS Association leadership. He has dedicated many hours and years serving his community as an EMT. Kip Ladage and Jim Schutte, members...
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Trinity UMC awards 5 Shipman scholarships

Five Bremer County high school graduates were recently selected from 24 highly qualified applicants to receive awards from the Klea Shipman Scholarship Fund presented annually by Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly. Klea Shipman dedicated her life to the education of Bremer County youth as a country schoolteacher and administrative...
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Local blood donors needed for local hospital patients

LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to give blood to help patients in local hospitals. Blood donated with LifeServe will stay in your neighborhood. LifeServe doesn’t collect blood in a community unless that blood will help the local medical center or hospital. Join us at a community blood drive in your area and rest easy knowing your donation will have a local impact! Appointments are required.
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Waverly police, area sheriffs', ISP logs

May 27: At 12:10 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of First Avenue and Fifth Street Northwest. According to the accident report, Rex Harris Kallemberger, 56, of Waverly, was westbound in a 2006 Ford Expedition and had stopped at the intersection prior to the arrival of Carrie Lea Frerichs, 31, of Clarksville, who was eastbound in a 2015 Nissan Frontier. Kallemberger then continued straight, while Frerichs turned left in front of the Expedition, causing a collision and disabling damage to both vehicles. There were no injuries. Frerichs was cited for failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way. Dale’s Auto Service towed away both vehicles.
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Teen pleads not guilty in northeast Iowa car chase

WAVERLY, Iowa – A teen accused of stealing a car and leading law enforcement on a chase is pleading not guilty. Dakota James Moeller, 18 of Cedar Falls, is charged with second-degree theft, eluding, and carrying firearms on school grounds. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office says it was contacted around...
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STORIES FROM HOME: Beautiful days to re-emerge

Trees have leafed out. Iris are in bloom. Peonies, lilacs, petunias and other early flowers brighten the many shades of green and red. Still too dry. The geese usually walking the road on both sides are sticking to the river side. People who attended my Zoom through Ames Public Library...
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Sumner farmer directs Bayer award to new fairgrounds

Mike Meyer, a farmer from Sumner, recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Bremer County Fair. The Bremer County Fair Association (BCFA) will use the funds to help with the development and construction of the new Bremer County Fair Site. “The BCFA would like...