Small community rocked with KKK propaganda

The rocks and leaflet thrown at many homes in Van Buren County over the last few months.

A small community in Van Buren County is rocked after finding notes encouraging people to join the Ku Klux Klan.

The notes were thrown into their yards and at their windows, enclosed in a bag with rocks. Residents in Milton and Cantril found the items last week, but it's not the first time. The same incident happened first in Stockport, Iowa in January, then in Keosauqua in March.

The leaflet inside the bag includes a phone number, which residents say gives you a pre-recorded message when you call.

Cantril residents are surprised something like this can happen in their small, quiet community.

"In Cantril and Milton both, we probably have population 300 and something, so it just doesn't happen in our community, where everybody knows everybody," said Wilda Reid, Cantril resident. "It's just a real odd thing to happen and that's why I was concerned that this is going on, because it's ridiculous."

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department declined to comment, but they did release a press statement that said deputies from the office, as well as the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, are investigating the incidents.

So far there are no suspects. If anyone has information, they are encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 319-293-3426.