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Fourth Suspect Arrested from Stolen ATM Incident at Wild Rose in Jefferson

Another suspect from the ongoing investigation of a stolen ATM machine from Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Jefferson has been arrested. According to court documents, 26-year-old Jacob Roop of Marshalltown was the passenger in the pickup truck that was used to steal an ATM machine from the casino on January 28th. Court documents show 39-year-old Jorge Palacios of California and 52-year-old Richard Harris of Marshalltown were also involved in the theft when the three suspects took the ATM out of a fire exit and loaded onto a truck and drove away.

Three Local Women Plead Guilty to Fraud in Federal Case

Three local women arrested more than two years ago in connection to an international online fraud scheme by the Federal Bureau of Investigation all have changed their pleas to guilty. Marilyn Sterk of Otley, Jennifer Sterk of Pella, and Teresa Sterk of Knoxville were arrested in February 2020 on a...

After $8 million judgment and contempt findings, lawyer’s license is suspended

The Iowa Supreme Court has refused to reinstate the law license of a lawyer who was successfully sued for $8 million and recently held in contempt of court. In June 2021, a Polk County judge awarded $8 million to a Polk County man and his daughter in a defamation case against Des Moines lawyer Jaysen […] The post After $8 million judgment and contempt findings, lawyer’s license is suspended appeared first on Iowa Capital Dispatch.

Newton volleyball pushes DCG to the max, falls in five sets

Newton’s volleyball team played its best match of the season on Tuesday. The contest against Dallas Center-Grimes ended in a loss, but the Cardinals pushed the Mustangs to five sets and showed fight throughout the night. “I’m proud of the fight they showed,” Newton head volleyball coach Heidi Woollums...

Newton schools return to pre-pandemic procedures

Updates to the Newton school district’s Return to Learn Plan no longer require students or teachers wear a mask for five more days when returning to school after testing positive for COVID-19 and showing greatly improved symptoms. The school board voted 6-1 on Sept. 26 to strike the language from the plan.

A scary good time

The new Phantom Fall Fest isn’t play time for boy and ghouls. Alex Payne from Adventureland shares how it takes having a scary good time to the extreme!. Phantom Fall Fest is happening every weekend in October. Visit for the times of the fest and for discount tickets.

Pella Ambulance Fees for Private Insurance Changes Announced

The Pella City Council was presented with a change in billing related to Pella Community Ambulance at policy and planning this week. The amount all residents with private insurance could pay for a ride to a medical facility is set to increase. Previously as a non-profit organization, Pella Ambulance matched the reimbursements provided by Wellmark for all services as an in-network provider — but the city has since assumed control of the service due to financial issues, in part, compounded by the increased cost of calls not matching the money the group was getting back from all insurers, private and public, according to City Administrator Mike Nardini.

Newton Police Department Disorderly Conduct Arrest

During the October 3, 2022 City Council meeting a Newton resident, later identified as Noah Petersen, requested to make a public comment during the designated citizen participation portion of the City Council agenda. Petersen approached the podium and began speaking in a manner that was deemed to be in violation of the stated rules for citizen participation. Petersen was directed by the Mayor to sit down or leave the meeting. Petersen became disruptive and refused several directives by law enforcement to leave the podium as directed. He was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

PCM volleyball falls to West Marshall

STATE CENTER — Without its starting libero, PCM’s volleyball team couldn’t keep up with West Marshall on Tuesday. The Trojans downed the Mustangs 25-20, 25-17, 25-14 during Heart of Iowa Conference action. “We lacked intensity in this match and to be honest I’m not sure why,” PCM...

A Strong Bond Leading Eagles Volleyball Towards Best Season since 2016-2017

The Pella Christian volleyball team entered the season with a young team and some big shoes to fill after graduating three starters from a year ago. While it was hard to predict before the season how the youth of the Eagles would fill in those spots, the team has responded with one of their best seasons in recent memory. P.C. currently has their highest winning percentage since the 2016-2017 season and need just one more victory to match last season’s win total. Sophomores Maggie Heinen and Addison Bandstra believe a big reason for the Eagles’ successes this season is the bond the team shares.

Do you trust election results in Iowa?

Yesterday Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, came into the studio to talk about voting machine testing that took place in Polk County (you can click to hear that interview below). He, along with Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald, were present as some 200 machines were put through their paces.
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Pilot basic income plan set to launch in Polk, Warren, Dallas counties

Eleven organizations in central Iowa have put together a pilot project for what’s called a basic income plan they will launch later this year. The Director of Principal Foundation, Jo Christine Miles, says they will provide $500 each month to participants. “Folks who we know are tending to struggle to make ends meet. And let’s see how their health, their children’s educational outcomes, their work in housing choices are impacted by having this basic income to help them make those ends meet,” Miles says.

Pella to Host Trunk-or-Treat, Beggar’s Night

First responders in Pella are welcoming kids in their costumes for a returning event to the Tulip City on Beggar’s Night. Pella Ambulance, Pella Fire, and Pella Police are co-hosting Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 31st from 6 to 8 p.m. at 604 Main Street, at the same time the rest of the community will have trick-or-treating. Children who come can meet local first responders and see their vehicles up close while also receiving treats as part of Halloween celebrations.

Central College student lands dream job as day care associate

PELLA, Iowa — A special Central College student just landed her dream job!. Remember Bella Van Gorp from a recent "Eric Hanson's This is Iowa" story?. She has Down syndrome but has always wanted to be an associate at a day care or preschool. Guess what?. She was hired...