Charlie Comfort

10/16/2019 - 10:21am
The Keokuk County Supervisors are beginning to wind down the year, and as such, the Supervisors at their Oct. 14 meeting considered approval of two separate projects. The first project for consideration is a bridge project northwest of What Cheer. “We had riprap wash out with the recent floods,” McGuire said of the project. McGuire added that the project would normally be handled...
10/02/2019 - 11:46am
While it was essentially a formality, due in part to sentencing guidelines, William Kirby Mann learned his fate Friday afternoon, September 27, in Keokuk County District Court. Judge Crystal Cronk handed down a 25-year prison sentence, with a mandatory minimum of 70 percent before being eligible for parole. Prior to being sentenced, Mann expressed...
09/25/2019 - 10:10am
It will be a busy election season for the City of Keota, as voters will decide between three separate races. Longtime incumbent Mayor Tony Cansler will be challenged for Mayor by Nick Mahan. Cansler was overwhelmingly re-election in 2017. On the city council side, voters will whittle down a field of four candidates, for two city council positions...
09/25/2019 - 10:09am
A Sigourney man facing a 25-year prison sentence after being convicted of second- degree sexual abuse is asking that his convicted be tossed out. Gary Oldenberger, attorney for William Mann, filed a motion for a new trial and motion in arrest of judgment on September 20th. In his motion for a new trial, Oldenberger attacks the testimony by the...
08/28/2019 - 4:50pm
Residents will soon see a new face around the Staci Shettler Farm Bureau Insurance agency. Kelsey Hammes has now joined the agency, effective August 1. Hammes was born and raised in Keokuk County. She is a 2012 graduate of Sigourney High School, and went onto AIB College of Business to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business...
08/28/2019 - 4:47pm
The Iowa Association of School Boards is urging Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 5 school board election. Public schools need strong leadership and governance to ensure a bright future for all children and communities across the state. School board members play significant roles in their communities –...
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