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07/18/2017 - 1:36pm
A few campers at Featherstone Park using fireworks damaged a dock and some recreational vehicles, Calhoun County Sheriff Scott Anderson told the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors July 11. That was the extent of damage caused by fireworks, which the Iowa Legislature legalized this spring. The Board of Supervisors in June approved a measure that banned the use of fireworks in the county without a...
07/18/2017 - 1:35pm
In 2015, the Urbandale Police Department hired Brady Farrington one spot ahead of his good friend Justin Martin. That move gave Farrington a badge number one higher than Martin, and that slight bit of seniority entitled Farrington to a spot on the department’s day shift. Martin was assigned nights. Farrington, speaking to the Rockwell City...
07/18/2017 - 1:33pm
A Pomeroy man convicted of first-degree murder last year for the shooting death of an acquaintance claims his attorneys should have invoked the Patriot Act as one of his defenses. Freddy Crisp was convicted in June 2016 of the November 2015 shooting death of Dale Potter, of North Dakota. Crisp’s attorneys filed the appeal in August 2016;...
07/11/2017 - 2:37pm
On a Monday morning in mid-June, about 30 people met in a conference room in the Calhoun County Courthouse basement. Treasurer Lori Erkenbrack looked between a large wall screen and paperwork in her hand. “Is anyone interested in item 33?” Erkenbrack asks the bidders, who sit quietly at tables, lists of bidder numbers and properties in...
07/11/2017 - 2:32pm
Heidi Hammen likes working with sheep. “They’re kind of easy to work with,” Hammen said Friday before the sheep show. But the heifer she raised is even easier to show, she said. Hammen talked as she used a blower to dry her sheep. “We just washed them,” she said. “We’ll check to make sure the wool is...
07/11/2017 - 2:22pm
A 9-year 4-H member and Manson Northwest Webster High School graduate was crowned the 2017 Calhoun County Fair Queen Wednesday night in Rockwell City. Liz Stange, of Rockwell City, was named the queen in a small field of just three contestants this year. Kelsi Carlson of Lake City, a 2017 South Central Calhoun High School graduate, was runner-up,...
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