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07/18/2017 - 1:39pm
A Twin Lakes leaseholder is in violation of lease terms for a strip of county land he uses to house a dock, the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors learned July 10. Ted George has held the lease for the land on the lake’s south side since 2006. The property was once private held, then state land, then state officials turned it over to Calhoun County. In 2006, George approached the Board of...
07/18/2017 - 1:38pm
Rockwell City’s Planning and Zoning Board will send a request to vacate an alley behind the Calhoun County Reminder building, near downtown, to the City Council withe a positive recommendation. But board members raised several questions about the project, including whether the lot new daycare owner Heather Fisher is considering purchasing...
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...
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...
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