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05/16/2019 - 8:40am
SOUTH ENGLISH- An 18-year-old teenager is facing two sexual abuse charges after authorities say he abused two young girls. Bentley Patchric Sorden-Schott was arrested on May 8 and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, Class B Felonies each punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Criminal complaints filed in Keokuk County District Court accused Sorden-Schott of having...
05/16/2019 - 8:34am
SIGOURNEY- 175 years is a long time for anything, especially for a small town to thrive. However, Sigourney has outlasted others and set aside the opinions of critics, all in a rich history that tells a unique story. For 175 years now, Sigourney has been a community of its own, deep in the heart of ag-country, yet independent of any outside...
05/10/2019 - 11:18am
SIGOURNEY- Keokuk County Deputies have arrested a Sigourney man, after Deputies say he shot at a vehicle driving by his house. Alan Craig Buehneman was arrested on May 7. According to a criminal complaint, Buehneman shot at the vehicle from inside his house, narrowly missing Auston Herman, the vehicle’s driver. “As the victim drove by...
05/08/2019 - 11:37am
SIGOURNEY- The City of Sigourney has received a CDBG to perform improvements at the City’s Wastewater Treatment plant. The grant, which differs from a CDBG façade grant application the city also announced plans to pursue, came after several weeks of prior consideration. According to Tristan Carman, of LS2 Group, the grant is...
05/08/2019 - 11:34am
SIGOURNEY- An Ollie man is facing multiple charges, including two felonies, after authorities say he held a gun to his wife’s head during a late April incident. Harold Dean Chittick, 28, was arrested on April 29th. According to Deputy Jeff Runnells, Chittick allegedly assaulted his wife sometime the week of April 27th. “Defendant...
05/02/2019 - 9:01am
SIGOURNEY- After several open discussions on the matter at Supervisors meetings, the Keokuk County Supervisors appear to be at the same stage: a holding pattern. At Monday’s Supervisors meeting, the Board meet with Waste Management Representative Dave Schwab regarding the future of Waste Management’s contracts in Keokuk County....
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