Erin Sommers

12/05/2018 - 4:48pm
A member of Calhoun County’s Zoning Board passed along his desire to update the county’s zoning ordinances to the Board of Supervisors last week. Supervisor Mike Cooper said Rick Peters, who serves on the Zoning Board, was expressing interest in the county setting aside funding for a review and update of the zoning rules. “We probably do need to look at that zoning ordinance,...
01/09/2018 - 4:16pm
An engineer told Rockwell City officials last week their preliminary waste water treatment plant permit from the state will require reducing the amount of some nutrients and elements found in the water entering the plant. Tom Grafft, an engineer with ISG, which is helping the city with its water treatment plant permitting process, said the news...
01/09/2018 - 4:12pm
Two people were charged after they allegedly took a running car from near Sparky’s One Stop at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Highway 4 last week and led multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase through two counties. Edward Eugene Goff, 39, was charged with operating a vehicle without owner’s consent and eluding law enforcement....
01/09/2018 - 4:10pm
The Food Bank at Woodlawn Christian Church is $500 richer this year, thanks to extra donations made for the Lake City Community Thanksgiving meal. Meal organizers picked the Food Bank last month, and Lake City Mayor Tyler Holm delivered the check over the holidays. “We kind of sprung it on them,” Holm said. “I didn’t give...
01/09/2018 - 4:03pm
A program over winter break taught half a dozen preteens the basics of childcare. “I wanted to learn safety things about babysitting,” 11-year-old McKinley Janssen said, explaining why she signed up for the daylong class offered by the Iowa State University Extension Office in Calhoun County. The day started with a discussion of home...
01/09/2018 - 3:59pm
Iowa counties, including Calhoun, are joining a nationwide effort to bring a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers for promoting opioids. Iowa State Association of Counties Executive Director William Peterson wrote a letter to all 99 Iowa counties in November urging boards of supervisors to join the lawsuit, brought by firms out of...
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