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A Lee County man is suing the city of Donnellson for breach of contract.  Jason Dunagan said in a lawsuit filed this month that the city offered him the job of police chief in early March. He said his employment was to last five years.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Harvest season is a busy time as farmers rush to get their crops out of the field before that first freeze. This week, it also proved to be a time of community and friendship for a family in rural Lee County.

Donnellson Library Lands State Grant

Feb 12, 2016

The Vision Iowa Board pledged more than $230,000 towards the construction of a new public library in Donnellson. Brenda Knox, who is the director of the library, said the announcement means so much for her and the community.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Former Donnellson Police Chief William Sackett is due in court early next month. He was charged in May with one county of simple domestic abuse assault.

Lee County Library Association

A change of heart by the Lee County Board of Supervisors could have a big impact on the proposed new library in Donnellson.

Supporters of a new city building in Donnellson are trying to get the entire community behind the project.

It is costing one Lee County community much more money to upgrade a key facility.

In The Tri States

Mar 2, 2012

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from February 2012. 

During the month, Caterpillar ruled out Galesburg or any other site in Illinois for a plant being relocated from Japan. The company eventually chose to build in Georgia.

Monmouth hired a new police chief, a northeast Missouri man was convicted of murder, and the Macomb School District cut ties with a former teacher accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. 

One southeast Iowa library is taking a different approach to its proposed expansion.

Most fundraising efforts identify a building design and the amount of money needed.

After that, the donations start to come in for the project.

Director Brenda Knox says the Donnellson Public Library is reversing that process.

“We are going to let our fundraising drive determine the design of the building,” says Knox.  “We have some great ideas, but we want to make sure we can raise enough money for the kind of building that we need.”