Woodbury County, IASioux City Journal

Drought causing low water level in Brown's Lake

SALIX, Iowa — The impact of an ongoing drought and sunny days can be seen at Brown's Lake. The lake has extremely low water levels and Woodbury County Conservation is asking boaters to be cautious. The lake is fed by three sources: rain, the Missouri River and pumps from MidAmerican...
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Denison, IAdbrnews.com

Police Beat 6-22-2021

June 17, 6:42 p.m.: Juan Loarca Bernabe, 50, of Denison, was arrested for simple assault. The location of the offense was a residence on 3rd Avenue South in Denison. June 18, 10:55 p.m.: Jason Lee Bebout, 44, was picked up at the county line on Highway 141 and arrested on a Crawford County warrant.
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Sioux City, IARadio Iowa

Second man reaches plea deal in Sioux City murder case

A second person charged in a New Year’s Eve shooting that claimed the life of a Sioux City girl has agreed to a plea bargain in Woodbury County District Court. Twenty-year-old Christopher Morales pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, and three counts of reckless use of a firearm. in the death of 18-year-old Mia Kritis. Morales was originally charged with first-degree murder, and in the plea hearing admitting to firing at the home where Kritis was attending a party.
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Correctionville, IAsiouxlandnews.com

Severe hail hit parts of Siouxland

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Some parts of Siouxland were battered with large hail Tuesday night, June 22nd. Video of golf ball-size hail was captured by Lisa Crumm of Pierson, Iowa. In Correctionville, Leslie Grey captured hail the size of a half-dollar crashing down on the deck. Gayle Van Wyk Coulander...
Spencer, IAStorm Lake Times

Clark joins Midwest Land Management

Midwest Land Management, based in Spencer, is pleased to announce that Chris Clark of Ida Grove, has joined their business. Midwest Land Management specializes in farm management, farm real estate sales and crop insurance. Chris acquired his Iowa real estate license last winter and will primarily work with farm real estate sales in Northwest and west central Iowa. Chris has […]
Denison, IAdbrnews.com

Reminder: Use of consumer fireworks prohibited in Denison

Denison Police Chief Dan Schaffer and Fire Chief Cory Snowgren issued the following reminder about safety during the July 4 holiday and the ordinance that prohibits the firing of consumer fireworks in the city limits. “With the arrival of summer and the 4th of July Holiday just around the corner,...
Sioux City, IASioux City Journal

Man gets probation for Sioux City jewelry store thefts

SIOUX CITY -- An Omaha man who stole thousands of dollars worth of rings and diamonds from two Sioux City jewelry stores has been placed on probation. Ryan Johnson, 31, pleaded guilty Monday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of first-degree theft. District Judge Jeffrey Poulson followed terms...
Iowa StateWOWT

Man’s body found in Missouri River in western Iowa

ONAWA, Iowa (AP) - A fisherman found a man’s body in the Missouri River near Onawa, Iowa. The Monona County Sheriff’s office said the body was found near the Ivy Island Wildlife Management Area just north of the Iowa Highway 175 bridge at around 1 p.m. Sunday. The sheriff’s office said it appeared that the man had been in the river for some time.
Iowa Statedbrnews.com

Eighty northern Iowa individuals charged with federal gun law violations

Denison native Nhial Biliew listed among those charged. Crawford County Sheriff's Office listed among investigating agencies. Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -- Law enforcement agencies across Iowa continue to make communities safer by vigorously investigating and prosecuting gun related crimes. This effort has resulted in charges and arrests in 48 federal cases between November 2020 and June 2021 in the eastern half of the state and 32 in the western half of the state.
Kingsley, IAKLEM

Marian E. Graham

Marian E. Graham, 86, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the Correctionville Specialty Center in Correctionville, Iowa. Services will be held at 11 a, m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Kingsley Congregational Church in Kingsley. Visitation is 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021,
Woodbury County, IAsiouxlandnews.com

Woodbury County begins process of approving ordinance on wind energy

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Woodbury County is beginning a process of approving a new ordinance, in hopes of eventually attracting a wind energy project to the county. The board of supervisors held a public hearing on that proposed ordinance, which would govern the process for building new commercial wind energy conversion projects in the county.
Iowa Statecdcgamingreports.com

Iowa: Gaming license holder to award economic development grants

Missouri River Historical Development is inviting tax-exempt organizations and local governmental entities in Woodbury County to apply for grants ranging from $250,000 to $1 million each. The new matching grant program is designed to support economic development projects that require “higher levels of funding and collaboration with other matching donors...
Odebolt, IAIda County Courier

Odebolt Creek Days

Odebolt Creek Days returned June 12 after a year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, the Hand Clap Trio (no particular order - Ava Skarin, Pyper Schwarte and Brylee Dotzler) earned first place in the Bill Riley Talent Show. See the full page of pictures in the June 23...
Ida County, IAstormlakeradio.com

Grassley Holding Town Meetings in Area Counties Next Week

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has town meetings scheduled in a couple of area counties as part of his annual 99 county meetings. A town meeting in Ida County will be held on Wednesday, June 30th from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the Ida Grove Community Recreation Center Gymnasium. A Calhoun County...
Monona County, IAbleedingheartland.com

Finding a path for people and wildlife in the Loess Hills

Patrick Swanson takes over this week’s edition of Iowa wildflower Wednesday. -promoted by Laura Belin. Earlier this month marked the first of what I hope to be a more common event in western Iowa: an organized multi-day hike through the Loess Hills. Conceived and orchestrated by Golden Hills Resource Conservation...
Schleswig, IAnortheastnebraskanews.us

Sylvia Marie (Rathgeber) Hight

SCHLESWIG, Iowa — Sylvia Marie (Rathgeber) Hight, 98, Schleswig, Iowa, died June 15, 2021. Visitation was June 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. Funeral Services were June 18, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. Kurt Kaiser officiating. Interment was in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge. Serving as honorary pallbearers...