KKK papers flame southeast Iowa anger
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:38:20 GMT —
Tri-State officials continue to monitor recruitment fliers for the Ku Klux Klan landing in yards in southeast Iowa.
This week, similar fliers showed up in Bloomfield and Ottumwa, Iowa, strapped to rocks. Click here to see a picture of what the information sheets look like, courtesy of our sister station ,KTVO.
In April, residents of three Van Buren County communities complained about information sheets like this showing up on their property.
The Des Moines Register reports the fliers have been found inside plastic bags beneath mailboxes in Van Buren County.
Sheriff Dan Tedrow says his office has received a total of about 20 complaints from at least three communities.
Frank Ancona of Park Hills, Mo., says he's responsible for the fliers, which are being distributed to attract new members to the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
He says he's been imperial wizard of the group for five years and has "really pushed recruiting hard."
The group's website says the group "is a white, patriotic Christian organization that bases its roots back to the Ku Klux Klan of the early 20th century."
Click here to read the full story from The Des Moines Register.