Charlie Comfort

11/13/2019 - 12:59pm
The Keokuk County Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The meeting was hel d on Tuesday due to the courthouse being closed for Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Perhaps the most important issue for the Supervisors approval was that of the first tier canvass of votes in this year’s city/school election. Because City and School elections were combined, two canvass of votes are...
10/23/2019 - 10:33am
State Auditor Rob Sand visited Keokuk County last week, as part of his 99-county tour of the State of Iowa. Since being elected in 2018, Sand has opted to change the scope of his office, making it more than simply an accounting firm. One thing in particular that he talked about is a new initiative started by his office called the “PIE...
10/23/2019 - 10:31am
The presidential campaign continued on at warp speed last week, as another presidential candidate swung through Keokuk County on a mission to shake up the current race. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), spoke to a packed room at Barn Wired in Sigourney as she seeks to gain traction as the 2020 Iowa Caucuses quickly approach. Klobuchar explained her...
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...
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...
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