The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News editor 

Everly council boots dog from city

Pit bull charged at elderly woman last month; sent man to emergency room


June 4, 2020

Deeming it a potential threat to local children, the Everly City Council voted to uphold a removal order issued to owners of a pit bull that injured two people last month.

The council voted unanimously to remove the dog May 28 during a special hearing. The canine’s owners, Bruce Kilts and Melinda Cooke, were allowed to plead their case, but ultimately council members leaned on the side of caution.

“If a serious injury occurs in the future, I don’t know if I could live with myself,” said Council Member Shaun Iske.

Mayor Brad Behrens issued the removal order on May 21 after Cooke and...

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