Jefferson, IA


Search warrant: K9 officer left in truck 22 hours before death

BOONE COUNTY, Iowa — New information has been released about the death of aBoone County K-9 officer named Bear. According to a search warrant that was recently made public, Sgt. Dallas Wingate called the Boone County Sheriff the night of Sept. 2. Wingate said he put Bear in his department truck the night before, and discovered the dog still there, dead, about 22 hours later.
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Local media named as Friend of the Year by Jefferson Friends of the Library

Since 1997, the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library have honored an outstanding library volunteer. This year, five honorees were chosen for their excellence in generating enthusiasm through their broadcasts and news reports promoting library events such as the many reading programs held throughout each year for children, teens and adults.

Greene County district court, week ending Dec. 2

Persons pleaded not guilty to charges at arraignment in Greene County district court during the week ending Dec. 2 as follows: George Joseph Glasgow, 51, of Jefferson, possession of a controlled substance- third or subsequent offense; Shanda Jean Ellingson, 39, of Jefferson, sex abuse- third degree- child victim coerced by person in authority first offense, sex abuse continuous sex abuse of child, lascivious acts with child- solicitation, enticing minor under age 16 years for sexual pleasure; and Benjamin Jeffrey Ellingson, 37, of Jefferson, possession of marijuana, harassment- first degree, and intent to distribute marijuana. Trial date was set for Jan. 24 for Glasgow and for Feb. 28 for Shanda Ellingson and Benjamin Ellingson.

10-Squared Women Of Guthrie County And Anonymous Donor Present Bagley Fire Department $25,000

Pictured (L-R): Bagley Mayor, Ruth Riley; Bagley Fire Chief, Jeremy Cooper; Bagley Fire Captain, Daniel Irving; 10-Squared member, LuAnn Waldo. The 10-Squared Women of Guthrie County has selected the Bagley Fire Department to receive its latest quarterly donations of more than $10,000. The charitable group met on Nov. 15 and heard from representatives of the fire department concerning their need for new protective and life-saving equipment. Chief Jeremy Cooper says, “It costs about $4,000 to outfit a new firefighter, then the cost to train, and for the ones who want to do so, our department also pays for National Firefighter Certification through the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau.” It has been more than a decade since the Bagley Fire Department last purchased equipment. That was only after receiving a federal grant in 2009 to replace gear dating back to the late 1980s. On top of the 10-Squared Women of Guthrie County’s $10,600 donation, an anonymous donor contributed an additional $15,000 for much-needed service to the department’s three trucks. Following the organization’s Q4 donation, 10-Squared Women of Guthrie County have provided nearly $261,000 in funding to local groups and projects since its founding in 2017. A photo of the Bagley Fire Department check presentation is included with this story online, along with more information about joining the 10-Squared Women of Guthrie County.

Sheriff’s report

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:. Thursday, Dec. 1: At 7:01 am a deputy investigated a car-deer accident on Highway 30 near Orchard Ave east of Jefferson. Tina Peck, 52, of Jefferson struck a deer with a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado, causing an estimated $3,000 damage to the vehicle.

Leslie Reinhart of Jefferson

Leslie Lee Reinhart, age 71, of Jefferson, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Regency Park in Carroll. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden with Pastor Rick Hamilton officiating. Casket bearers will be Carlan Peters, Mike Molle, Dave Sayre, Kenny Rosenow, Terry Magner, and Kent Brant. Burial will be in the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery in Glidden.

Roland-Story basketball sweeps doubleheader from Greene County

The Roland-Story Norsemen basketball teams made the trip west on Friday night, to take on the Greene County Rams in the Norsemen’s Heart of Iowa Conference opener at Greene County High School in Jefferson. The Norsemen girls entered at 1-1, while the boys were 1-0, while the Greene County girls entered at 0-1, while the boys were 1-0.

Did you know?

Did you know… where this hotel was located? This is the Stewart Hotel, located at 1307-09 2nd St., across from the Grand Theatre where Meriwether Wilson is today. Perry was once home to quite many hotels over the years. Perry also had boarding houses as well. I have little information on the boarding houses that were located near the train line and that were used by railroad crews. I know they existed but didn’t seem to be newsworthy and didn’t show up in our newspapers.

Carroll County Property Insurance Renewal Up Nearly 18 Percent For 2023

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors is looking at an approximately 18-percent increase in its commercial insurance renewal rates for the coming year. During their meeting this (Monday) morning, the board reviewed the new rates with Terry Axman of Mid-Iowa Insurance and Real Estate. According to Axman, Carroll County’s claims have averaged about $55,000 per year in recent years, which is comparable to similarly sized counties. Unfortunately, the county’s exposure, or what assets are actually being insured, has gone up significantly.

Carroll shooting leaves Jefferson man in life-threatening condition

A 33-year-old Jefferson man was in serious condition earlier this morning after being shot once in the head during an encounter at the Fairview Village Apartments in Carroll. The case is being investigated on a variety of fronts. The man sustained a shot from a semi-automatic handgun to the back of his head and was in “life-threatening” condition, authorities said.

Ownership Of Carroll Times Herald/Jefferson Herald Changes Hands

For the first time in nearly 80 years, the latest edition of Carroll’s primary newspaper will be published under different ownership. On Tuesday, Herald Publishing, owned and operated by the Wilson and Burns families since 1944, announced the Carroll Times Herald, the Jefferson Herald, and associated shoppers had been sold to a northwest Iowa newspaper company, Iowa Information. Iowa Information President Jeff Wagner says, “We are pleased to add the Carroll and Jefferson papers to the titles we own and publish. We’ve always admired the communities of Carroll and Jefferson and the papers in these markets, so we are excited about the opportunity to be a part of their vibrancy.” Herald Publisher Ann Wilson, Vice President of News Douglas Burns, and Vice President for Marketing Tom Burns are leaving the newspapers after playing a critical role in their operations for years. Regarding the sale, Doug Burns says, “We are grateful to have had nearly a century of journalism and community involvement. It’s been humbling to celebrate Carroll and Jefferson, the area counties, to be there in the best of times for people, and of course, some of the difficult days, moments. Thank you for trusting us to be a part of your lives. We leave with heavy hearts but full ones thanks to the thousands of people who trusted us to tell their stories and be a daily part of life in west-central Iowa.” Following Iowa Information’s acquisition, the company’s catalog has expanded to more than a dozen publications, including Le Mars Sentinel, the Sheldon Mail-Sun, Sioux Center News, OKOBOJI Magazine, and the Osceola County Gazette-Tribune.

New Ophthalmologist at BCH

BOONE, Iowa—Dr. Gregory Christianson, Wolfe Eye Clinic, comes to the Boone County Hospital Specialty Clinic the fourth Friday of every month for clinics and surgery. He also sees patients in West Des Moines, Ankeny and Marshalltown. Dr. Christianson is a Board Certified Fellowship trained glaucoma specialist whose focus includes...

CCSD Reconsideration Committee Meets Wednesday To Review Third Of 10 Questioned Books

The Carroll Community School District (CCSD) board-appointed Material Reconsideration Committee meets later this week to discuss the third of 10 books being reviewed for perceived graphic content following stakeholder complaints. The committee convenes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Carroll Middle School Media Center regarding “The Haters” by Mary Cosola. Following that discussion, the committee will vote on whether to recommend to the school board to keep the questioned book in the library, remove it, or limit student access. The committee voted 7-1 to keep the two previous books that had been reviewed, “Sold” by Patricia McCormick and “Red Hood” by Elana Arnold, in the high school library without restriction. Wednesday’s committee meeting is open to the public, but no time has been set aside on the agenda to receive public comments. Committee recommendations are forwarded to the school board for final approval.

GrCo HS tells honor rolls

Greene County High School announced honor rolls for the first trimester. Students named to the high honor roll with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are:. Freshmen – Breanna Ades, Jack Banister, Aden Bardole, Natalee Baugh, Ebyn Carstens, Alivia Cornell, Bailey Fagerlind, Addison Gannon, William Graham, Garrett Helmantoler-Baugh, Carter Hinote, Taylor Johnston, Isaac Karber, Ava Kegley, Savannah Lansman, KeeganLawrence, Elizabeth Long, Nala Losee, Nickalus Madsen, Kate Mobley, Madison Mobley, Trysten Naylor, Lila Osterson, Ella Ostrander, Carter Petterson-Hansen, Kaycee Pittman, Sebastian Purdy, Dash Robinson, Michael Ross, Chance Sanderson, Payton Scheuermann, Dylan Silbaugh, Austyn Smith, Hannah Steadman, Maya Telleen, Nathan Towers, Veronica van der Meer, and Lucy Vander Linden.

Minburn boil order issued Monday after main break

The city of Minburn was placed under a boil order Monday after a water main broke in the northern part of the tow, the Minburn City Hall said in a statement. The Xenia Rural Water District is working to repair the water main, but the extent of the damage and time of resumed service remains unknown, the city said.

Physician's license suspended in 2 states after allegedly using drugs on duty

The Iowa Board of Medicine has suspended the license of emergency room physician Maman Ali, MD, who allegedly was under the influence of narcotics while treating patients, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported Nov. 30. In February, Dr. Ali was treating patients at the emergency room at Carroll, Iowa-based St. Anthony Regional...



Neb. doctor's license stripped after drug allegations

The state of Iowa has suspended the license of an emergency room physician who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics while treating patients in an Iowa hospital and an Omaha clinic. The same doctor now stands accused of continuing to practice medicine in Nebraska while his license there...

Boone Girls Wrestling Results from 12/2

BGM Girls Round Robin Tournament 2022 Results for Boone. Lily Leininger’s place is 4th and has scored 4.0 team points. Round 1 – Macy Grove (Cardinal Community) won by decision over Lily Leininger (Boone) (Dec 6-5) Round 2 – Jalayna Shipley (North Mahaska ) won by fall over...

Reward increases to $1500 for information on whereabouts of a newborns body in Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge Police announced Thursday that the reward for information leading to the discovery of the body of a newborn has increased. The Webster County Crime Stoppers said the reward was increased to $1500. On November 22, Webster County authorities received information indicating that a female had given a birth to a child at home,that the newborn was later deceased and that the body was moved from its birthplace to another location. All available resources and manpower have been utilized to attempt to locate the newborn’s body and to investigate the circumstances surrounding its birth, death and the disappearance of its remains.Investigators have followed up with many leads,utilized electronic records, spoken to multiple witnesses and physically searched numerous locations of interest in an attempt to recover the body. Authorities continue with the investigation. If you have any information, please call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 515-573-1424.