Erin Sommers Graphic-Advocate Editor

12/12/2017 - 12:07pm
The number of families who applied for Christmas gift assistance with New Opportunities held steady this year, Calhoun County Coordinator Heidi Billmeier said. But the number of people who donated increased somewhat, she added. Groups, such as Rockwell City Rotary and the Masons, churches, including St. Francis Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran and Presbyterian Church, both in...
12/05/2017 - 11:56am
A possible water project that would take water from Rockwell City to Twin Lakes, potentially by way of the Highway 4 intersection with U.S. 20, would cost nearly $2 million, an engineer told Rockwell City officials last week. David Doxtad of ISG brought the project estimate to the council after several meetings between city officials and Twin...
12/05/2017 - 11:55am
The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is hoping supervisors in seven local counties, including Calhoun, accept their request to join the Rolling Hills Community Services region for mental health services. But some members of the Rolling Hills governance board – comprised of one supervisor from Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Crawford, Sac...
12/05/2017 - 11:52am
The Fort Dodge-based Region V Hazmat, to which Calhoun County belongs, is in need of a new hazardous materials response truck, Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Steve O’Connor told the Board of Supervisors Nov. 28. But O’Connor said he was concerned about previous discussions by the Region V board that seemed to...
12/05/2017 - 11:52am
The final bills for the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit came to about $12,000. Between donations from individuals, industry groups and other counties, plus a $25,000 insurance payment, Calhoun County will only be out about $15,000 of taxpayer funds, supervisors said last week. They voted Nov. 28 to pay those last bills – a little more than $...
12/05/2017 - 11:51am
Officials with a Fort Dodge-based substance abuse and mental health treatment center are hoping member counties – including Calhoun County – will contribute funding for a centralized campus. The new facility will include more than a dozen additional spaces in Community Family Resources’ inpatient recovery program, Executive...
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