Former Grange Township Clerk Pleads Not Guilty to Theft
A former township clerk in western Iowa has pleaded not guilty to misspending $60,000 over several years. The Sioux City Journal reports 64-year-old Hornick resident Peggy Powell entered a written plea Wednesday in Woodbury County District Court. She is charged with two counts of first-degree theft. Powell is accused of mishandling money while she was clerk of Grange Township between 2006 and 2013. A state audit released in March showed improper disbursements from the township's bank account. There was more than $35,000 in ATM withdrawals and fees, some of which came from casinos in Iowa and one in Nebraska.