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Dan Pemble, 87, Of Scranton

Dan Pemble, age 87, of Scranton, IA, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Journey Senior Services in Carroll. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton.
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Marshalltown Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing ATM Machine from Wild Rose in Jefferson

A Marshalltown man was recently sentenced to prison for his involvement in stealing an ATM machine from Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson. According to court documents, 52-year-old Richard Harris pled guilty to a Class C Felony for first degree theft. As per the plea agreement, Harris was sentenced to ten years in prison and given credit for time already served.
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Denison to celebrate its immigrant community in first-ever heritage festival

A western Iowa city will hold its very first Immigrant Heritage Festival tomorrow. People in Denison will get the chance to celebrate the small town’s diverse communities. The festival will feature everything from cultural dances to a parade to the unveiling of the community’s newest mural — a work of local art that reads “Immigration is Beautiful.” The inaugural event will also feature food trucks, performances by high school students and activities for kids.

Jefferson Police Report June 23, 2022

9:11am: Noel Drewry came to the Law Enforcement Center and requested to speak with an Officer in regards to a civil matter. An Officer provided advice. 9:38am: A Greene County Deputy requested that an Officer watch for a vehicle on Highway 30 that was possibly traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was not located.
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Oliver 1900: Loud and heavy

The Oliver 1900 was a barnyard bully. It was loud, obnoxious, heavy, and made no apologies for itself. It should've been sold with a case of shooter's earmuffs — enough for the operator and his family, as well as the families of his two closest neighbors! For all the noise those tractors made, they sure could put in some work.

It’s down to UVA and Gonzaga for 6-10 star Blake Buchanan

Big man Blake Buchanan is down to two: Virginia and Gonzaga. The 6-foot-10 star from Lake City, Idaho, announced on his Instagram account this evening that he had narrowed his list of college choices to only the Cavaliers and the Zags. Tony Bennett and his UVA staff have been following...

AC/GC Baseball/Softball Rough Night At Van Meter Thursday

The Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center Baseball and Softball lose in both double header games at Van Meter Thursday night. ACGC baseball loses to Van Meter in game 1 by a score of 16 to 7 and lose in game 2 by a score of 16 to 5. Charger fans got to see multiple freshman throw some innings including Payton Policky, Jackson Pfrang and Blaise Dorsey. Their record is now (8-14) overall and (4-11) in conference. ACGC baseball will make up postponed games with a double header at Madrid today at 5pm and 7pm.

Elizabeth Carol Nearhoof of Jefferson

Services are pending for Elizabeth Carol Nearhoof, 87, of Jefferson. Elizabeth died June 21, 2022, at her home in Jefferson, Iowa. She is survived by her four children, Robert (Shelly) Berkstresser of Florida, Debra Mills of Kentucky, Betsy (Martin) Draper of Kansas and Mark Berkstresser of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Nancy Norris of Pennsylvania.

Saddle Up! Western Days Kicks Off Tonight In Lake City

Western Days from the Top Rail Saddle Club and Lake City Betterment Association is back in Lake City starting today (Friday). Now in its 63rd year, Western Days has become one of Iowa’s premier rodeos and draws crowds in the thousands. The fun begins at 7 p.m. tonight with a free pool party at the Lake City Aquatic Center for swimmers between seven and 19 years old. The beer garden and street dance kick-off at 8 p.m. in the square with music from Big Daddy Addy. Nancy Janssen, a Top Rail member, says it is full steam ahead once things start tonight (Friday).

New Wall Lake Fitness Center To Open Next Month, But Future Use For Rest Of Former ESC Elementary Still Uncertain

Wall Lake city officials are excited to announce the new fitness room at the former Wall Lake Elementary School will be ready to open for public use in a little over a month. For nearly two years, the building has gone mostly unused as the community worked to find a new purpose for the structure, parts of which were first built almost 100 years ago. According to City Clerk Chris Rodman, many ideas were suggested, but the most requested was a new fitness center. He says the approximately $85,000 endeavor got underway last fall and was funded almost entirely through private donations and grants.

Greene County Sheriff’s Report June 21-22, 2022

6:20am: The Sheriff and deputies assisted the Jefferson Police Department with a medical call in the 200 block of East Gallup Road. 6:28am: A deputy investigated a no contact order violation in the 1600 block of Newberry Avenue. 7:36am: A deputy investigated criminal mischief to Railroad equipment in Scranton. 9:38am:...

The 40th Annual Manilla Rough Riders Chuckwagon Barbecue Open Horse Show Is This Weekend

The 40th annual Manilla Rough Riders Chuckwagon Barbecue and Open Horse Show is this weekend in Manilla. The event takes place on the north edge of Manilla at Rough Riders Arena on Sunday. Entry to the Horse Show begins at 11:00 a.m., with the show starting at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Nine events will take place during the show, including junior barrel crawl, spear race, pole bending, barrel race, flag race, and more. The entry fee is three dollars per event or $15 for all of them. Grilled pork and beef sandwiches along with refreshments will be available. Individuals can contact Jay Miller or Dan Schechinger for more information on the event. Those contact points can be found included with this story on our website.

Albert Leroy Smith of Manning, formerly of Schaller

Albert Leroy Smith, of Manning, Iowa, formerly from Schaller, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, June 23, 2022. No services will be held at this time. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of arrangements.

Jefferson pair sought on sex crimes; woman possibly in danger

Arrest warrants have been ordered for a Jefferson man and woman who allegedly sexually abused one or both of their daughters, and law enforcement believes the woman’s life might be in danger. Benjamin Jeffrey Ellingson, 37, of 704 N. Chestnut St., Jefferson, will face charges of lascivious acts with...

Lake City Council Is Still Looking At A Curfew To Put An End To Resent Vandalism

The Lake City Council met on Monday and brought up ordinance 397 regarding setting a curfew for minors. Lake City has been seeing vandalism occur over the last several months to stop signs, rocks being thrown in the fountain, and cement being thrown in the street. City Administrator, Eric Wood, says the damage has been occurring late at night, and they have a good idea of who is doing it.