Charlie Comfort

01/22/2020 - 3:36pm
On Feb. 3, thousands of Iowans across the state will head to libraries, firehouses, elementary schools, and even neighbor’s houses to let their voices be heard on who they would like to see nominated for president. Preparations have been ongoing for several months now, on both sides, for the caucuses that will kick off the nominating process for this year’s presidential election....
01/22/2020 - 3:33pm
With the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses rapidly approaching, the presidential campaigns are swarming Iowa in force as candidates seek to make their final pitches to caucus goers. In Sigourney on Monday, one such surrogate was here doing that. Dr. Jill Biden, wife for former Vice-President Joe Biden, spoke before a crowd of around 25 residents, at Barn Wired...
01/22/2020 - 3:13pm
Overall turnout in Keokuk County appeared to be light on Jan. 21, as voters headed to the polls to select an at-large Pekin school board member, and a director-district 5 Pekin school board member. According to Keokuk County Auditor’s Office Election Designee Luann Berger, overall turnout on Election Day in Keokuk County was reported to be...
01/15/2020 - 11:01am
The Pomp and Circumstance that is typically seen when lawmakers are sworn in was evident. Monday morning in the Iowa House Chamber as the Iowa Legislature convened for 2020. However, rather than swearing in an entirely re-elected Iowa House, there was only one election and oath of office that truly mattered on Monday: the election of a new house...
01/15/2020 - 10:58am
As the new year gets underway, a fairly new face in the Keokuk County FSA office is leading staff and area farmers into 2020. Julie Fitzpatrick was named as the county director of Keokuk County’s FSA/USDA office in October 2019. For Fitzpatrick, deciding to come to work in Keokuk County’s FSA office was not necessarily in the cards...
01/15/2020 - 10:57am
Just over one year ago, the Keokuk County Supervisors gave the go-ahead to the construction of a new county shop building on the east-side of Sigourney, billing the project as a major step forward for the Keokuk County Road Department, and a way to make the department run more efficiently. After a few weather related delays early in the...
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