Jefferson, IA

Rochelle “Chellie” Schaffer, 59, of Grand Junction

Funeral services for Rochelle “Chellie” Schaffer, 59, of Grand Junction, will be held at 10:30am Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in Franklin Township Cemetery near Cooper, Iowa. The family will visit with friends beginning at 10:00am Wednesday, just prior to the funeral...
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Jefferson Police Report October 19-20, 2021

8:30am: Kitty Halbur spoke with an officer to locate a subject in Jefferson. She did not have any contact information for the subject. The officer did some research and provided her with a possible address. 4:00pm: An officer issued a Parking Violation Notice in the 300 Block of East Vest...
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Two Incompetent Criminals Caught in Carroll, Iowa

The world is littered with clever cunning criminals. Major heists that took years of planning, murderers that have never been caught. Criminals can either be highly intelligent, lucky or extremely stupid. The Hole in the Ground Gang who thought that burgling a fireworks factor using acetylene torches, were not clever. The resulting fireworks display could be seen for miles around.
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Greene County Sheriff’s Report October 19-20, 2021

10:45am: A deputy investigated an alarm in the 1900 block of 220th Street. 3:05pm: A deputy investigated a harassment complaint in the 200 block of North 16th Street, Grand Junction. 6:16pm: A deputy investigated a suspicious person on Neola Avenue near 300th Street. 6:18pm: A deputy arrested John Malberg 27...

Hurley takes reins as editor of Jefferson Herald

Brandon Hurley, who has earned two statewide Iowa Young Journalist of The Year honors and helped pen a popular book on a professional basketball coach with local ties, is the new editor of the Jefferson Herald. Hurley, 32, has served as sports editor of the Herald since June 2016, a...

Perry Police Report October 21

To view a log of the calls for service, click here. A 2019 Ford Edge, registered to and driven by Bobbi Jean Lutmer of 2645 Summer Meadows Dr., Perry, collided with a 2011 Mazda, registered to Sofia Isabel Reyes Gaitan of 2131 Third St., Perry, and driven by Numan Ysail Vargas of 710 18th St., Perry, near First and Otley avenues. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $1,800. Lutmer was issued a citation for failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way. Vargas was issued a citation for failure to provide proof of financial liability- accident related and no valid driver’s license.

Donna Lou (Murrell) McElheney of Rippey

Donna Lou (Murrell) McElheney of Rippey passed peacefully Oct. 18, 2021, at the Lutheran Homes Kings Garden Campus in Perry, Iowa, surrounded by family. A private family graveside service will be held in the Rippey Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Friends of Rippey, P.O. Box...

Casino proves its value turning a No vote into a ‘YES’

When Guy Richardson called his fellow supervisors in 2013 about possibly bringing a casino to Greene County, Dawn Rudolph of Scranton supported the idea right away, but thought it was a long shot. “I thought, ‘Well, that would be great if we can really do it,’” she recalls. Fast forward...

Adel Police Department Report October 11-17, 2021

10-12-21 Theft: Officers responded to a report of an attempted vehicle burglary in the 400 block of Nile Kinnick Dr. S. Arrest: Del Ray Christensen, age 61, 317 N. 13th St., Adel, was arrested for Operating while under the influence.

Perry Police Department Taking Part In Drug Takeback Day

For those in the community looking to get rid of outdated or unused medications, the Perry Police Department is taking part in a special program. Perry Police will be taking part in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the police department. People can drop off any prescription medication or over the counter medication free of charge.

Lawrence G. Sibenaller of Carroll

Mass of the Christian Burial for Lawrence G. Sibenaller of Carroll will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Roselle. Mr. Sibenaller, 95, died of natural causes on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Nursing Home in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr....

Marvin “Marv” Morris

Marvin “Marv” Morris, 83, of Azle, Texas, formerly of Carroll, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021, at home. He was a retired truck driver and farmer. Marvin Carroll Morris was born March 26, 1938, to parents Carroll and Beulah Morris in Lake City, Iowa. Marvin...

Water Mains in Jefferson to be Flushed Next Week

Heads up for Jefferson residents, water mains will be flushed. Starting Monday, from 8 to 11:45am will be water mains from Perry Street and Wall Street north to Highway 30 and McKinley Street south to Adams Street. Then from 1 to 4pm, residents that live on Washington Street south to Lincoln Way, as well as East Lincoln Way from Cedar Street east to the airport will have their water mains flushed. Water mains from Washington Street south to Harrison Street, from Highway 4 east to Cedar Street, will be flushed from 5-7pm.

Registration open for Perry Area Winter Swim

Known more commonly as PAWS, the Perry Area Winter Swim team is currently accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 season. The team is open to boys and girls ages 6-18. Those interested must show they can swim one length of the McCreary Community Building pool using proper technique. Practices begin Nov....

Frost advisory issued for early Friday morning

The National Weather Service in Johnston has issued a frost advisory for the Perry area for Friday from 1-9 a.m. Temperatures as forecast to dip as low as 33 degrees, resulting in frost formation across central and southwestern Iowa. Frost can kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered, and gardeners...

All Railroad Crossings In Carroll Blocked Due To Stopped Train

Motorists will need to find alternate routes when traveling in Carroll due a train blocking all crossings in city limits. According to Police Chief, Brad Burke, the Carroll City/County Communications Center was contacted by Union Pacific Railroad Tuesday evening to notify law enforcement of the issue. Crews are currently working to correct the unidentified issue, but the company has indicated it could be close to midnight before the problem is fixed and the train can begin moving again. Motorists will need to use the Highway 71 viaduct on the west side of Carroll if attempting to move between the north and south sides of town.

SCC Hosts Public School Improvement Advisory Meeting Thursday In Rockwell City

The South Central Calhoun Community (SCC) Community School District is inviting stakeholders to join them tomorrow (Thursday) evening for the first of two School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) meetings. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the SCC Middle School Media Center in Rockwell City and will conclude around 7:30 p.m. Staff and administrators will provide more information on potential issues within the district, and attendees will offer input on how they would like the school to proceed. The second meeting is scheduled in the spring semester on Thursday, April 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high school media center in Lake City. The public is invited and encouraged to attend one or both meetings.

ADM Is Handling COVID-19 So Far This Year

As school districts continue to navigate through the school year during a public health pandemic, the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School District has managed COVID-19 well so far this year. Superintendent Greg Dufoe says while the coronavirus pandemic is still present, it isn’t affecting the way the District handles operations. “It’s part of...