Webster County pet boarding nonprofit at risk of closing
DAYTON, Iowa — A north-central Iowa nonprofit that houses pets while their owners are seeking treatment for mental health or substance abuse, or are in a domestic violence shelter, is in need of support to keep its doors open. The Best Friend Project in Dayton opened last year but...
Greene County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Individual
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted individual. The sheriff’s office is looking for 33-year-old Olvin Aguliar-Flores, who is accused of second degree sexual abuse, sexual abuse-child victim of the same household, and lascivious acts with a child, among other charges. His most recent arrest occurred last March and he posted a $25,000 bond. Court documents show that he missed a required court appearance and has since been on the run. An arrest warrant was issued and now the warrant is nationwide. Once in custody and brought back to the Greene County Jail, his bond will be set at $500,000.
5 injured in Carroll County single-vehicle crash Wednesday
One woman and four children were injured in a single-vechile crash in Carroll County Wednesday, deputies say.
A Taste of Mexico: Carroll's 6 Mexican Restaurants You Can't Miss
This article presents a list of six Mexican restaurants located in Carroll. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your feedback. Please leave your comments below:
Greene County district court, week ending Feb. 23
In Greene County district court Benjamin Thomas Murphy, 41, of Jefferson was sentenced Feb. 22 to 180 days in jail after he changed his plea to guilty to a charge of sex offender registry violation. The jail sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation to the Iowa Department of Correctional Services for two years. He must successfully complete a residential correctional facility program. Murphy was fined $855 with a $128.25 surcharge. He must pay restitution not to exceed $500 for his court appointed attorney’s fees and $136.50 court costs. (Sentencing: Honorable Joseph B. McCarville)
Nearly $24,000 missing from Webster County Health Department, state auditor finds
About $24,000 in cash is missing from the Webster County Public Health Department, according to a report that the Iowa State Auditor's Office released Thursday. Department employees told investigators that former Public Health Director Kari Prescott kept a bank bag in her desk where workers placed the cash that patients paid for immunizations and tuberculosis tests. Department employees were supposed to deposit that money with the county treasurer. But auditors determined that about $24,000 never went to the public coffers, according to the report.
Greene County Sheriff’s Report February 22-23, 2024
12:41am: A deputy assisted with a medical call in the 700 block of South Locust Street, Jefferson. 12:29pm: A deputy arrested James Harris 36 of Woodward for driving while barred in the 700 block of Wild Rose Lane, Jefferson. 1:40pm: James Harris 36 of Woodward was booked into the jail...
Rollover Accident in Guthrie County; Scranton Woman Ejected from the SUV
(Guthrie Co) Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Guthrie County last week. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened February 15th at 12:35 p.m. on Frontier Road. 43-year-old Eric Ireland, of Scranton, was driving a 2017 GMC Acadia southbound when he crossed the center line, crossed the northbound lane, and entered the east ditch where the SUV struck a field entrance, went airborne, landed nose first and overturned onto its top. The front seat passenger, 35-year-old Bridgette Perez of Scranton, was ejected through the windshield and landed on the ground. The vehicle vaulted over her, missing her by mere feet. Eric Ireland was also not wearing his seat belt and landed upside down on the interior roof of the SUV. Perez and Ireland were transported to the Guthrie County Hospital by Stuart EMS and Adair EMS. Both suffered significant injuries, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening. A juvenile female, born in 2014, was in the back seat of the SUV restrained in a car seat and was not injured.
Jefferson Police Report February 21, 2024
8:01am: A caller reported a vehicle was having issues maintaining its own lane on 237th Street, heading into Jefferson on Lincoln Way Street. The officer located the reported vehicle in the 500 Block of South Olive Street. The vehicle was traveling on the wrong side of the road. The officer performed a Traffic Stop on the vehicle. The officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Paige Denice Hedgpeth, 27 of Grand Junction, for OWI 1st Offense – Serious. There were two young children in the vehicle with Hedgpeth. She was also charged with 2 Counts of, “Child Endangerment – Aggravated.” She was also cited for, “Driving on Wrong Side of the Road.”
This Is Iowa: Jefferson boy among youngest to ever bowl a perfect 300
JEFFERSON, Iowa — All across our state, memorable moments unfold every day. It's one thing to hear about them later. And another to be in the room when they happen. Like the moment that, even several weeks later, keeps spinning around Jefferson's town square. The crack of exploding pins...
Downtown Buildings in Jefferson Undergoing Renovations
Several downtown buildings in Jefferson recently have new facades, while others are in the process of getting a facelift. Jefferson Matters Executive Director Matt Wetrich tells Raccoon Valley Radio one of those buildings is on the corner of Wilson Avenue and East Lincoln Way, with Legacy ReMax and Midwest Behavioral Health Services.
St. Anthony Regional Hospital Nurse Presented DAISY Award
Last week, Roberta Enger, an LPN at St. Anthony Regional Hospital, was presented with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Enger has worked at the hospital since 2010, starting in the nursing home. Roberta transferred to the surgery department before being hired as the primary nurse for urology and neurology. The nomination submission read, “Every time we visited my father in the St. Anthony Nursing Home, Roberta greeted us with a big smile, good humor, and a nice update on his condition. My father never failed to speak highly of Roberta and enjoyed their friendship immensely. If Dad were here today, he would write this nomination for Roberta. Later on, I ran into Roberta at the St. Anthony Clinic in Carroll, and she was the same vital, caring person in a different setting. Roberta has been a profound experience in the life of my father and the entire family. St. Anthony is blessed to have her and others like her.” Enger was honored with this award during a reception last week with her soon-to-be husband, Bob Malloy. Pictures of the reception have been included below.
GCDC Board Hears About KCG Development Project, Updates with Multi-Cultural Initiative and Resettling Ukrainian Refugees
The Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC) Board met this past Tuesday. The Board heard from Anna Folwell with KCG Development about the proposed 50 unit apartment project, located south of Ace Hardware. She said KCG is an affordable housing developer that utilizes the Area Median Income levels for reduced rental rates. Folwell noted that the site KCG is looking to build on has drainage issues, which they will rectify and that they use Section 42 of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for their rates. She added that they are waiting for the final two readings to rezone the property from light industrial to multi-family residential before they can pursue applying for tax credits through the Iowa Finance Authority and develop final designs.
Greene County Supervisors Will Meet Tomorrow Morning
The Greene County Supervisors will meet tomorrow morning. The Board will consider for approval amending the general services agreement with the Boone and Greene County Probation Services, a native wine license for Deal’s Orchard and discuss the amendments to some zoning ordinances. They will also conduct an employee evaluation for the county engineer and then the meeting will end in a budget workshop.
Grow Greene County Seeking Two Board Members
There are two opportunities for Greene County residents to be involved in an organization that impacts the entire county. Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation is seeking individuals to replace two retiring board members. GGCGC is the Qualified Sponsor Organization and the gaming license holder for Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson. GGCGC has an agreement with Wild Rose to allocate five-percent of the adjusted gross revenue from the casino to various organizations and groups. Part of those funds goes to the contiguous counties and another part is through various grants and other donations.
FY25 Budget Prep Continues For Carroll County Supervisors At Monday’s Meeting
Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget preparations continue for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors during their upcoming meeting on Monday. The board convenes at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Conservation Education Center at Swan Lake State Park. The agenda opens with a report from County Engineer Zac Andersen concerning utility permits submitted to the Secondary Roads Department. The board then moves into the approval of plats and payables before beginning discussions on the FY25 Carroll County Conservation and overall FY25 budgets. The board concludes with manure management annual updates and committee reports. The Monday, Feb. 26 meeting is open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend. A link to the complete agenda is included below.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Harcourt as of 2024-02-25. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Banquet Set For Saturday Night
The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association is ready to roll for its annual banquet tomorrow (Saturday) night. The event is once again being held in the Arcadia Legion Hall. For those who missed out on ticket presales, Cattlemen’s Association Member Brett Greve says that doesn’t mean you can’t attend.
Former Carroll Coach to face more jail time after losing appeal
Fans and alumni have virtually abandoned Coach Druzon Quillen in his lonely fight against career-ending charges brought against him by the Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb. The appeals court in a decision that has stirred controversy and debate within the local community, former Carroll High School coach Druzon Quillen may soon return to jail to serve the remainder of a 45-day sentence for battery against a police officer.
Auburn Fire Department Serving Pancake Breakfast On Sunday
This Sunday will be the Auburn Fire Department’s Annual Pancake breakfast. The volunteer department will serve pancakes, eggs, and sausage for a free-will donation. Money raised during the breakfast will help cover operational costs and to update equipment/gear for the crew. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To coincide with the fire department, the Auburn Public Library will also be kicking off its annual fundraiser raffle at the event. More details of that are to come in a future newscast. Again, the Auburn Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast is served this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a free-will donation.