How AMBER Alerts were not used in the Xavior Harrelson missing child case
Recently, we've told you about how authorities in Missouri handle missing child cases, and the criteria needed to issue child abduction alerts, also known as AMBER Alerts. In Iowa, the conversation over the use of the AMBER Alert system came to the forefront after the 2021 disappearance, and later the discovery of the remains of 10-year-old Xavior Harrelson in Montezuma, Iowa, just days before his eleventh birthday.
Baxter wrestlers down Montezuma in season opener
MONTEZUMA — The Baxter boys’ wrestling team was hindered by simply not having enough wrestlers to compete on Thursday. The Bolts finished with just one dual win in a quadrangular hosted by Montezuma, but they were 13-2 in contested matches and posted 11 wins by fall. The Bolts...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash and Missing Person in Keokuk County, Iowa
Two incidents occurred in Keokuk County, Iowa this week. In the first incident, a crash in Richland resulted in one fatality and two injuries. An 82-year-old man died at the scene after the vehicle he was a passenger in crossed into the southbound lane and collided head-on with another vehicle. The second incident involved a missing woman, Carolyn Becker, who was later found safe. The Keokuk County Sheriff's Office had requested assistance in locating her after she was last seen driving a blue Chevy Cobalt in What Cheer, Iowa.
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Montezuma as of 2023-12-02. 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 Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Montezuma volunteer fire family, local fire fighters/EMS personnel recognized
Danny Anderson, right, holds his Montezuma Fire Department plaque in honor of his 50-years of service to the department, including an 18-year stint as fire chief. He joined the MFD on Jan. 4, 1973 and served 50-years to the day, retiring on Jan. 4, 2023. He is joined by son, Curt, left, who served 25-years on the fire department and grandson, Reese McCaslin, a rookie on the Montezuma Fire Department who is carrying on the Anderson family tradition. Submitted photo.
Mock Trial brings order to the court
Grinnell College Mock Trial members immersed themselves in a “delightfully dramatic, Hollywood true crime” case for their first invitational competition of the 2023-2024 school year, Mock Trial leader Lilli Morrish `25 said. This year’s trial, decided by the American Mock Trial Association, is centered around a mythical art...
Photo series: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club rolls through another semester
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Teen Driver Charged in Fatal Crash Involving Montezuma High School Senior
Charges have been filed against an 18-year-old driver, Benjamin Kenney, in a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Montezuma High School senior. The charges include involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, and alcohol possession and purchase.
Have You Been To This Underrated Iowa Park?
Iowa is home to some amazing parks that are nationally recognized, but the local parks are truly amazing as well. You can see that beauty in countless different towns and local areas. The park we are looking at today is called underrated by spots like "Only In Your State." Welcome...
L-S girls use strong start to down Montezuma
MONTEZUMA — The Lynnville-Sully girls’ basketball team used a significant advantage at the free-throw line to down Montezuma during South Iowa Cedar League play on Tuesday. The Hawks added to their lead in each of the first three quarters and then held off a late run by the...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of tama, IA Need You!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around tama..
Tama women arrested for allegedly buying lottery tickets with counterfeit money
Two Tama women have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony forgery after allegedly buying lottery tickets with counterfeit money at the Jiffy South convenience store. According to criminal complaints, Jacinda Buchanan, 29, and Cristina Hefler, 31, used the fake cash to buy at least four lottery tickets...
New details emerge in Keokuk County hay ride crash that sent children to the hospital
WHAT CHEER, Iowa — More details have emerged about a Keokuk County hay ride crash. Twenty-nine kids were thrown from a trailer near What Cheer back in October. Several were injured. Now, the accused driver is denying the allegations against him. Investigators say Daniel Brubaker was driving the pickup...
Pella Dance Coach Receives Special Honor at State Competition
The head coach of the Pella High School dance program was recognized for her efforts in promoting the activity across the state and for building the success of the Forte program. Rachael Wurr was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association. Wurr was surprised with the honor during the awards ceremony Friday, the same day the Pella Forte program won a rare “triple crown” by claiming 1st place in all three categories they performed in.
Building Under Construction Catches Fire at Bos Landen
Pella firefighters responded to a fully engulfed structure that was discovered to be on fire by arriving construction crews Friday morning. Fire Chief Randy Bogaard says the unoccupied building prompted four trucks to respond at 9:07 Thursday morning. Fire crews were able to prevent complete destruction, but it appears to Bogaard initially that the facility is a total loss. The Pella Police Department and Pella Ambulance assisted, and no injuries were reported.
Victim identified in deadly rural IA wreck
THURMAN, Iowa - Authorities have identified a 46-year-old Nebraska man who died in a rural Iowa County wreck earlier this week. The Freemont County Sheriff's Office says David Hanswer of Murray was driving a 2020 Ford transit van on 160th Street, east of Thurman. Shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, Hanser failed to negotiate a curve.
Man running from Oskaloosa to Ottumwa to raise money for pediatric cancer
OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Keven Hempel is a Californian that works here in southeast Iowa. He owns and operates the Beacon of Hope in Oskaloosa. That will be the starting point for Keven’s run. Hempel is running 60 miles from Oskaloosa to Ottumwa and back! He is running to raise money for pediatric cancer. Unravel Pediatric Caner based out of Des Moines.
OSKALOOSA MAIN STREET ANNOUNCES HOME DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS
OSKALOOSA – Several Oskaloosa residents dressed up their homes to enter this year’s Home Decorating Competition. Santa’s elves, with assistance from local Lori Oaks (Hawkeye Real Estate), have driven through Oskaloosa looking for the best Christmas light displays. The winners have been chosen!. Best in Show: Flor...
Pella Winter Sports Weekend Update – 12-3-2023
Both bowling and wrestling teams from Pella High School were in tournament action Saturday. Pella continued a strong start to the winter girls wrestling season, placing 3rd at the Newton Cardinal Classic. Pella took three 1st place spots, including Serenity Turner (105), Emmalee Spurgeon (155), and Elaine Babcock (190). Isabella Smith (115) took 2nd in her weight class and Andie Branson (170) placed 3rd. Head Coach Adam Hale:
L-S boys open season with rout of Montezuma
MONTEZUMA — Klayton Van Dyke posted a new career-high for points, four Hawks reached double-figures and the Lynnville-Sully boys’ basketball team cruised past Montezuma in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday. The Hawks used a fast start to grab an advantage and then never trailed during...