Jasper County News

Support The Louisiana Flood Relief

My Iowa Info/Alpha Media Supports American Red Cross Louisiana Floods Relief Efforts PORTLAND, OR, August, 19, 2016 – Alpha Media USA is supporting the American Red Cross in its relief efforts for victims of the Louisiana Floods. Alpha Media stations across the United States are asking ...

Newton City Administrator Announces A Retirement Date

Newton City Administrator Robert Knabel has submitted a letter to the Mayor and City Council announcing his intentions to retire on October 3rd of this year. Knabel has served as the City Administrator since March 2012.  The following is his letter to the Mayor and City Council: Dear Mayor ...

Poweshiek County News

Poweshiek County unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Poweshiek County rose slightly last month…to 4.1 percent…the same as the state unemployment rate. The rate was 3.9 percent in June. Ten-thousand-40 people were employed in July…100 less than the previous month. Poweshiek County’s unemployment rate in July of last ...

Grinnell School Board to fill vacancy by appointment

The Grinnell-Newburg School Board last night decided last to fill a vacancy on the board by appointment. The vacancy was created with the death of Jeffrey Knobloch earlier this month. The board is required to publish notice that it intends to fill the vacancy by appointment, but that electors ...

Blum visits Grinnell

Republican Congressman Rod Blum spent yesterday afternoon in Grinnell, starting at the Sullivan Jewell Box Bank Building. Blum capped his visit with an ice cream social at the Republican Headquarters on Main Street.   Blum is frustrated that his Democratic opponent, Monica Vernon, won’t debate ...

Special school board meeting tonight

The Grinnell-Newburg school board this evening will have a special meeting to decide whether to fill a board vacancy by appointment, or by a special election. The at-large seat became vacant with the death of school board member Jeff Knobloch. The special school board meeting will be tonight at ...

Marshall & Tama County News

Appeal denied for Meskwaki machete murderer

A federal appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of the Meskwaki machete murderer. 28-year old Gordon Lasley Jr. was convicted after killing his parents at their home on the Meskwaki settlement more than two years ago. In his appeal, he argued the life sentences he got were ...

Attempted abduction in Marshalltown

Marshalltown Police say a man in a silver four-door car tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his car yesterday afternoon in the 1200 block of West Main Street. Officers say the girl ran way and wasn’t injured. The man is described as having dark hair and wearing sunglasses. Police say the ...

Heavy rainfall

Heavy rainfall hit the area overnight. The Cedar Rapids area received five inches…Ames got nearly four inches. Marshalltown reports nearly three inches. Toledo got two-and-a-half inches. 2.85 inches fell at the Grinnell Wastewater Treatment Plant, a new record for the date…beating the old ...

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