Des Moines County

Lost Revenue for County, Other Cities
9:25 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Burlington Fee Could Hurt Neighbors

A proposal to help Burlington’s budget could have a negative impact on its neighbors.

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Top Stories
4:42 pm
Sun December 30, 2012

Initial Offers to Des Moines County

Des Moines County Courthouse

Some Des Moines County employees are looking for significant pay hikes in their next employment contracts.

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Thousands of Absentee Ballots in Mail
12:50 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Voting Underway in Southeast Iowa

Southeast Iowa voters who do not want to wait for Election Day have started casting their ballots.  There are no restrictions on who can vote early.

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Halfway Through Year-Long Celebration
6:48 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Des Moines County Conservation Turns 50

The new beach at Big Hollow Recreation Area
  • An interview with Kim Perlstein

Des Moines County Conservation is honoring its past by looking to the future.  The agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Director Kim Perlstein says Des Moines County Conservation has eight full-time employees who oversee about 1,500 acres of public property.  Two key pieces are Starr’s Cave Nature Center and Big Hollow Recreation Area.

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Waiting List to Remain
10:50 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Des Moines County to Maintain Services

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors

The decision by the Iowa Legislature to revamp the state’s mental health care system has counties struggling to determine their role in the new landscape.

The state will pay for Medicaid-related services, which means counties will receive less in reimbursements.

In response, Des Moines County established waiting lists for a wide variety of services. 

CPC Administrator Ken Hyndman says the idea was to reduce spending in case the county’s budget runs short without certain state reimbursements.

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