Fort Madison, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is to become the next mayor of Fort Madison. Two current members of the Fort Madison City Council want that job, At-Large Alderman Steve Ireland and 5th Ward Alderman Jim Helling. Current mayor John Wright, who was appointed to the post in December, is not running. Fort Madison has a part-time mayor.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race to be Fort Madison's mayor by clicking on the audio link above.
Macomb, IL – McDonough County's Budget Committee is polishing a final draft of the budget for the fiscal year beginning Dec. 1. It shows general fund income of about $3.8 million against spending of about $4 million. The county's auditor says income has been relatively flat, with the dropping value of farmland offsetting increases in residential assessed valuation. Board Chairman Bob Harwick says the county has not yet begun to see income expected from the landfill expansion. In addition, the county is trying to pay off loans made to the general fund from other funds.
Keokuk, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for a seat on the Keokuk City Council representing the 5th Ward. The 5th ward stretches from Main Street to Grand Avenue, between 15th street and Boulevard. The candidates hoping to represent that part of Keokuk are newcomers Justin Tuck and Tracy Grisham. The 5th ward seat has been vacant for more than 6 months.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race in Keokuk's 5th ward by clicking on the audio link above.