News of Record, Feb. 4, 2014

Hansen gets 12 years in meth case

ALGONA – An Algona man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison.

Ryan Hansen, 32, of Algona, received the 12-year prison sentence Monday.

On Sept. 6, 2013, Hansen admitted that between September 2012 and March 2013, he was involved in a conspiracy that distributed at least 500 grams of meth. In court, Hansen admitted to getting meth from Minnesota and distributing it in Iowa.

During a traffic stop on March 16, 2013, law enforcement seized several bags of meth from Hansen’s vehicle, which came to 14.76 grams. Hansen admitted he sold some of the meth in the Mason City area before his stop.

In addition to his sentence, Hansen will also have to serve 10 years of supervised release after his term is completed.

The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s office and investigated by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.




STELL – Karrie and Aaron, Farnhamville, twin boys, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

CAVANAUGH – Morgan, Lohrville, a girl, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

VASQUEZ – Nancy and Antonio, a girl, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.



CRAVEN – Amy and Ahern, Humboldt, a boy, Colten Robert, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Grandparents are Robert and Mary Craven, Badger, and David and Adrienne Nast, Sahuarita, Ariz.

CAQUELIN – Amy Ausborn and Brandon Caquelin, Webster City, a boy, Maxen Dean, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Grandparents are Betty and Keith Westman, Sandy and Richard Ellis, all of Webster City; Bill and Kim Caquelin, Eagle Grove; and John Ausborn, Fairmount, Minn. Great-grandparents are Janey Kling, Webster City, and Clair Weple, Ankeny.


FEDDERSEN – Sarah and Aaron, Coralville, a girl, Miriam Jean, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Grandparents are Dennis and Joan Feddersen, Fort Dodge, and Wayne and Sandy Bennett, Salt Lake City, Utah.

STUELKE – Kara Carlson and Justin Stuelke, Ironwood, Mich., a girl, Aurora Rae, Thursday, Jan 9. 2014. Grandparents are Daryl and Marianne Carlson, Paton, and Steve Stuelke of Skanee, Mich. Great-grandparents are Frances Rude, Fort Dodge; Cliff Carlson, Kimberling City, Mo.; and Harold Stuelke, Minneapolis, Minn.

Sheriff’s Log


Jan. 28

Kevin Fibiker, Moorland, reported a burglary.

Jan. 31

Daniel Lundberg, Farnhamville, and Tjaden Electric, Badger, each reported a burglary.

Matt Riha, 22276 Theater Road, reported a theft.

Feb. 1

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.

A person reported sex abuse.

Magistrate Court



Domestic assault – Matthew A. Feauto, 18, 1509 12th Ave. N., trial set for Feb. 13; Aaron L. Jones, 33, 213 Ninth Ave. N., trial set for Feb. 13.

Possession of drug paraphernalia – Darrell Pampkin Jr., 19, 1 Triton Circle, trial set for Feb. 20.

Probation violation – Gerry L. Schossow, 35, Fonda, sent to District Court.

Violation of a no-contact order – Clifford D. Shivers, 35, 1418 First Ave. N., trial set for Feb. 12.

Second-degree theft – Wayne L. Smith, 48, Havelock, sent to District Court.

Fifth-degree theft – Stephanie M. Steburg, 25, 910 S. 17th St., trial set for Feb. 12.

Driving while barred – Lucas R. Sankey, 31, 810 S. 17th St., sent to District Court.

Open container, driver – Lucas R. Sankey, 31, 810 S. 17th St., continued 180 days.

Fourth-degree theft – Michelle Ely, 31, Moorland, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 12.

Operating while intoxicated, first offense – Cory D. Fraser, 35, no address provided, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 24.

Police Log



Brianne Gumm reported identity theft.

Fort Dodge Public Schools and Kohl’s each reported a theft.

A person reported harassment.

Carol Schwarz reported criminal mischief.

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.


Legendz and Gerolyn Banks each reported criminal mischief.

Kohl’s reported a theft.


A person reported an assault.

U.S. Cellular reported a theft.