Monona County To Have Bond Issue For New Jail
ONAWA, Iowa (AP) – Monona County leaders have scheduled a March 3 election on bonds to build a replacement jail. The
jail in Onawa was built in 1976 to hold 12 inmates but now regularly holds 20. Station KTIV reports that the $6.2 million replacement would be built on the northeast side of the courthouse square in Onawa. It would house up to 32 inmates, with the possibility of expanding to hold as many as 66. It also
would have interview rooms and more office space for the sheriff’s office and police department.
University of Iowa Associate Dean Arrested For OWI The Day Of Interview
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A new associate dean at the University of Iowa was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving the day of a public interview for his job. The Gazette reports that the arrest of Roland Racevskis occurred two weeks before he was chosen for his post. He told the newspaper Friday that he’s informed his supervisor. He’s charged with child endangerment and
operating while under the influence. He was pulled over Nov. 19 while driving his 13-year-old and 9-year-old children to music lessons. University officials say they were not aware of Racevskis’ arrest at the time of his appointment.