Lee County K-9 group gets $3,000 from Central Lee students, Hy-Vee

The Lee County K-9 Association received $1,300 from students at Central Lee Junior High to go towards the funding of "Alex", a German Shepard that will become part of the sheriff's department this summer. The 6th grade class pictured here with association members along with Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber and Chief Deputy Will Conlee were treated to ice cream sundaes for raising the most money. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


LEE COUNTY – The Lee County K-9 Association received more than $3,000 from local students and businesses toward the funding of a K-9 unit for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

Sixth graders from Central Lee Junior High School were the top fundraising class at the school and were treated to the ice cream sundaes served with Sheriff Stacy Weber and members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Dept. as well as the K-9 Association. Students at the school raised more than $1,300 to go toward funding “Alex” who is now in Arkansas going through some situational training. That training will last about four weeks and the German Shepherd will be put through additional training in northern Iowa with his handler from the sheriff’s department prior to becoming a part of the team.

The Association then stopped by Fort Madison’s Hy-Vee to visit with Director Kim Jaber who presented the group with a check for $1,800 that was generated through several fundraisers at that location. Both Keokuk and Fort Madison Hy-Vee food stores have given assistance to the group.


Members of the Lee County K-9 Association spearheaded by Chris Kearns, center, accept a donation to the K-9 efforts from Store Director Kim Jaber on Thursday. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.

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