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Voting in Iowa Video Series Released

West Des Moines, IA - The Iowa State Association of Counties recently released a series of three videos about Voting in Iowa.  Registering to Vote, Voting Absentee, and Voting on Election Day.  As the commissioners of elections in the state of Iowa county auditors  bring you free, fair and honest elections, and they want to make sure that you vote!

Voting in Iowa: Part 1. Registering to Vote” (2:14)

Voting in Iowa: Part 2. Voting Absentee” (3:21)


Voting in Iowa: Part 3. Voting on Election Day” (3:27)

Steuben gets a face-lift


New streets, curbs and sidewalks give a fresh look to Steuben. Lou’s R & R, on the left in this picture, has good fried chicken and fish dinners.  Bud & Jo’s Kounty Bar at the end of the street is known for great pizza and burgers.

Loss of control sends vehicle on rampage

CS Speth Crash

Platteville, WI July 12, 2016 - On 07-12-16 at approximately 10:16pm a report of an automobile crash involving a house was reported to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. 
   Bradley C. Speth, age 25 of Belmont, was traveling east bound on Cty Hwy B in Platteville Township, when his 2017 Chevy Silverado left the roadway.  Upon leaving the roadway the vehicle struck a mail box, two different houses and another automobile.  Minor injuries were reported. 
   Heavy damage was done to the two houses, the automobile and the Speth vehicle.  Assisting at the scene was the Platteville Fire Department and Police Department, Southwest Health EMS and Harley’s towing service.  The crash remains under investigation.

Dysart man dies after falling into Mississippi River

CLAYTON, Iowa – A Dysart man has died after being pulled from the Mississippi River just south of Clayton.
   Charles Petersen, 60, was a passenger on a boat being operated by his wife, Deborah Petersen, 54, when he fell into the river from the rear of the boat at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday. Charles Petersen was not wearing a life jacket when he fell in and two other passengers in the boat threw him a life jacket before entering the water themselves to try and assist him.  They were able to get him back to the boat, but were unable to get back on board the vessel.
   A rescue boat from the Garnavillo Fire Department responded to the scene and emergency personnel were able to get Charles Petersen loaded on their boat and back to shore where he was assisted by Garnavillo paramedics. He was transported by ambulance  to Guttenberg Municipal Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
   Alcohol was not a contributing factor and the boat was being operated at a slow speed at the time Petersen fell into the river.
   In addition to Garnavillo, rescue boats from the fire departments at Guttenberg and Glen Haven, Wis. were also launched. Emergency medical services personnel from Garnavillo and Guttenberg assisted at the scene as did the police departments from Garnavillo and Guttenberg and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department.
   The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Get-away car flees Dubuque, stopped in Grant Co. 

Jamestown Township, WI July 10, 2016– On July 10, 2016 at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Grant County Communications center was contacted by Dubuque Police Department that they were in pursuit of a vehicle involved in a theft incident in the City of Dubuque. 
   A Grant County Deputy was able to get behind the suspect vehicle on Hwy 151 as it exited at Badger Road in Jamestown Township.  The vehicle continued to attempt to elude the deputy on Badger Road eventually driving into the Birchwood Golf Course parking lot.  The driver of the suspect vehicle stopped the car and took off running and was apprehended a short time later by a Wisconsin State Patrol Inspector as he came out of the woods onto Eagle Point Road.            The other two female occupants were taken into custody without incident.  The suspects in the vehicle had shoplifted a considerable amount of merchandise from a retail store in Dubuque, additionally the vehicle had been stolen in a strong arm robbery in the city of Milwaukee by armed suspects.
   The following persons were arrested and are facing charges in Grant County and Dubuque County:
   Donta Lockhart, Milwaukee, Black/Male, 24, Eluding an officer, Felon possess Firearm, Vehicle Theft, Receiving Stolen Property
   Lametta Cooper, Milwaukee, Female/Black, 25, Operate vehicle without consent as passenger
   Shaquea Rhodes, Milwaukee, Female/Black, 22, Vehicle Theft, Receive stolen property
The above subjects are currently being held in the Grant County Jail pending a court appearance.

Three vehicle crash, driver walks

Vernon County John B. spears reports a three vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night, July 10, 2016 at approximately 10:45 PM, in the Village of Stoddard.
   A vehicle believed to be driven by Sarah L. Lange, age 26 of Genoa was pulling out of a parking space on 100-block of South main Street in the Village of Stoddard.  Sarah L. Lange pulled between a south bound vehicle driven by Chamine Jae Hofmeister, age 21 of Stoddard, and a parked car owned by Wa Kiluba Banze Kyabuntu of Stoddard, striking both vehicles. 
   Sarah L. Lange left the scene on foot.  There were no reported injuries.



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