Charlie Comfort

10/02/2019 - 10:44am
The City of Sigourney will no longer offer recycling, after the Sigourney City Council has determined that the current recycling program is not being utilized to its’ best ability. According to Mayor Doug Glandon, the decision came after continued abuse of the city’s recycling bins, which are placed on the city’s southeast side. “It was getting abused like you wouldn...
10/02/2019 - 10:42am
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 - 9:16am
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 20. In his motion for a new trial, Oldenberger attacks the testimony by the victim...
09/25/2019 - 9:14am
It appears that the trend will continue for Sigourney elections, as voters will not have any races to decide. Of the four positions on the ballot for Sigourney City Office, three will see unopposed incumbents, and one did not have a candidate file to run. At-Large incumbent Jimmie Morlan will run for a full second-term on the Sigourney City...
09/18/2019 - 10:57am
At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, first-year high school principal Clint Gingerich announced his resignation, to accept a job as assistant principal at Oskaloosa Middle School. Within a matter of weeks, Pekin Schools had settled on their new top dog at Pekin High School: Bob Tollefson. Tollefson is not completely new to the Pekin School...
09/11/2019 - 8:45am
Another seat will appear on the Sigourney city election ballot in November. At the Sigourney 4th Sigourney City Council Meeting, the council unanimously voted to place the 4th ward city council seat on the ballot. This move comes in response to the resignation of 4th ward councilor and Mayor Pro-Tempore Rick Landgrebe. The position, however, will...
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