The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is ready to provide additional coverage to Montrose on a temporary basis.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors has signed off on a 28E agreement between the county, sheriff’s office and the city for law enforcement services.
The deal runs from March 14, 2012 to March 13, 2013.
Montrose has been without a police chief since Karl Judd resigned to join the Fort Madison Police Department. The city’s two reserve officers also resigned around the same time as Judd.
Some residents of the Argyle Sanitation District will be receiving a bill for past due sewer services.
The county says 22 properties are behind in their payments to Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS).
The Mount Pleasant-based organization owns and operates Argyle’s sanitary sewer system.
Lee County has been covering the late fees for months, which has prompted the Board of Supervisors to approve the mailing of bills to delinquent customers.
The supervisors have that authority because they are also serving as the trustees for the sewer district.
Tyler Hobbs of St. Francisville, MO has been found guilty of 1st Degree Murder in the death of Shawn Wright of Kahoka, MO.
Wright was killed near a farmhouse in rural Lee County on November 6, 2010. He was hit in the head with a mallet multiple times.
His body was found on November 9, 2010 after being dumped near a levee in Gregory Landing, MO.
The jury of seven women and five men delivered the unanimous verdict to Judge Mary Ann Brown in Iowa District Court at about 2:15 P.M. this afternoon.
The panel deliberated for just over two hours.
Lee County has been called the “Poster Child” for unemployment in Iowa.
Help could be on the way with the possible development of a fertilizer plant, but that would be just the start of what is needed to reverse years of job losses.
A recently-released study highlights the county’s strengths and weaknesses, but taking advantage of that information requires community support and interest.
Phil Chancellor of Keokuk has more free time on his hands now that he has retired after a career in the field of high-tech telecommunications.
Lee County is pledging its support to an effort to land a new industry.
The Board of Supervisors has agreed to meet, or even exceed, the 20% local match required for Iowa Fertilizer Company to receive state funding.
The company is considering the county for a $1.3-billion fertilizer plant.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board has signed off on tax credits and $1.6-million in loans for the project, half of which would be forgiven if certain requirements are met.