MacKay Hall sign returned


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The spot where the 104-year-old MacKay Hall sign previously hung. The MacKay Hall sign was reported missing Nov. 4.

Michael Murrell

The MacKay Hall sign that was stolen earlier this fall has been returned, the ISU Police Department said. 

The sign was reported missing to ISU Police earlier this month after being stolen sometime between Aug. 25 and Oct. 23, said Carrie Jacobs, deputy chief with ISU Police. ISU Police quickly turned to social media to assist in tracking down the sign.

Jacobs said they were able to get the sign returned by two individuals who were not believed to be responsible for taking the sign. Jacobs also said social media played a big role in getting the sign back.

“I think it was a big role, I think that was a very big role, we greatly appreciate it,” Jacobs said. “From our Facebook page to the media pushing it out, I don’t think we would have gotten the sign back without it.”

Jacobs said the investigation into who took the sign to begin with is still ongoing. If you have any information on who may have taken the sign you can contact ISU Police at their 24-hour dispatch number, 515-294-4428.