Jail

Cresco - All of the outside walls are up at the new Howard County Jail facility, located behind the county courthouse in Cresco. Currently, inside work is being done, including getting conduit placed that will hold wiring and concrete being poured.  Another area being worked on is the work release...
CRESCO - Walls for the new jail were put in place by the construction crew on July 24 in Cresco. Completion of the project is scheduled for the Spring of 2019.  
  A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Monday, April 2, in preparation of demolition of the 1882 structure of the Howard County jail the following day. Those with golden shovels are Sheriff Mike Miner, Supervisors Don Burnikel and Jan McGovern, Auditor Julie Chapman and Deputy Tim Beckman. Miner...
  Sheriff Mike Miner was the last “inmate” to spend the night in the Howard County “cooler.” It literally was a cooler, since there was no heat in the building as it was being shut down. The LEC is scheduled to be shut down on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with Decorah handling the 911 calls. Also shut down...
The last six inmates to be held in the Howard County jail were taken to Winneshiek County on Thursday, Feb. 8.  The jail, which was built in 1882, is officially closed until the new one is built and ready for customers in March 2019. Dispatch of the law enforcement center will be moved to the old...
  CRESCO - Think of all the stories you can tell the kids and grandkids about spending a night in the Howard County Jail! Here is your chance to be the talk of the town in a good way! There are 10 cots available for an overnight stay in the friendly local jail on Sunday, Feb. 18 before the doors...
  CRESCO - Bids for six different contracts were opened at a special bid opening meeting on Jan. 18. When the dust had cleared, John Hansen of Midwest Construction Consultants had added up the low bids on each of the contracts, and they came $625,000 under the $5 million bond. The bids were due at...
  CRESCO - There was a flurry of activity in the first half of 2017 as information was released about the possibility of a new jail to replace the 135-year-old current structure.  On May 2, a not-to-exceed $5 million bond referendum narrowly passed with 61.35 percent (60 percent was required for...
    [Editor’s note: With Howard County Jail, the oldest working jail in the state of Iowa, having an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., I thought it would perhaps drum up some interest to have someone in the office be an inmate for a few hours. And since Nate Troy looks better in orange...
  Howard County - Howard County is unique in that it is still using a jail that was constructed 135 years ago!  Unfortunately, the entire facility has outlived and outgrown its usefulness. Rules and regulations have changed, making the jail nearly obsolete.  When talk of a new jail comes up, most...

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