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Joshua Thomas Gansen, 25, of 24752 140th Ave., Zwingle, was charged with first-degree harassment, trespass resulting in injury or damage greater than $200, fourth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree attempted burglary.

Michael Lee Widel, 43, of 106 Edna St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to a charge of littering and was fined $250.

Michael Lee Widel, 43, of 106 Edna St., Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to a charge of littering and was fined $250.

Tait Dale Hotler, 20, of 14903 45th Ave., Baldwin, was charged with driving while barred.

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service:

• Kiah Kenton Gipson, 17, of Maquoketa, was cited for failure to stop in an assured, clear distance after rear-ending a vehicle driven by Kelsey Kristine Hosch, 25, of Maquoketa. 

ν An Illinois man was cited following a two-vehicle accident that happened just before noon Nov. 27 in the 2200 block of Highway 61 in Clinton County.

Maquoketa law enforcement dispatch received the following calls for service:

Vermilda Marie Leckband, 97, formerly of Preston, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center where she had been a resident since March of 2014. 

Sylvia B. Costello, 99, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa.

Alan D. Draper, 86, of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Luise Burns, 88, of Baldwin, passed away on Dec. 12, 2018, at her home with her family at her side.

The Iowa Supreme Court won’t hear the latest appeal of Andrew bank robber Jason Brown. His options may be exhausted, as the three years have passed during which he could apply for postconviction relief.

Tyler Jeremiah Finzel, 27, of 18720 250th Ave., Bellevue, was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, fighting or violent behavior.

• Kyle Matthew Simmons, 34, of Maquoketa, was cited for failing to stop in an assured, clear distance after an accident that caused about $200 minor damage to the 2013 Ford pick-up he was driving.

Eric Christopher Wilbers, 25, of 17374 Highway 62, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 28 days suspended and credit for time already served and probation. Wilbers was fined $1,250 plus court costs…

ν Two people were taken to the hospital following a vehicle malfunction at 2:44 p.m. Oct. 30 on Highway 61 in Clinton County.

Eric Christopher Wilbers, 25, of 17374 Highway 62, Maquoketa, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 28 days suspended and credit for time already served and probation. Wilbers was fined $1,250 plus court costs…