Lee County

Primary Set for June 5, 2012
8:32 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Sholl Seeks Full Term As Lee County Sheriff

Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl

Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl says he will run to stay in the office he has held for the last 16 months.

He was serving as Chief Deputy in late 2010 when he was appointed to replace Sheriff Buck Jones, who was retiring.

Sholl has been with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for more than 24 years.

He says he intends to continue to serve and protect the citizens of Lee County with commitment, dedication, and loyalty.

Sholl graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 1988.

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Public Hearing Next Month
8:02 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Tax Decrease Likely In Lee County

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County is projecting a slight decrease in its upcoming property tax rate.

The Board of Supervisors has spent the last few weeks putting together the county’s spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

The latest draft shows a $0.13 decrease in the rural property tax rate, from $11.03 to $10.90.

There would be an even larger cut to the urban tax rate from $9.00 to $8.62.

This would mark the second Lee County budget in a row to feature a reduction in both property tax rates.

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GOP Says Votes Counted
11:42 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Paperwork To Blame In Lee County

Inside the West Point Public Library on Caucus Night.

The Iowa GOP has released the certified results from the January 3rd Caucus.

They show the race between former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was too close to call.

Romney was leading by nearly 10 votes on caucus night, but Santorum is now ahead by about 35 votes.

There will be no official winner, though, because the final vote totals were not available for eight precincts in Iowa, including four in Lee County.

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Filed In Neighboring County
10:08 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Lee County Getting Involved In Sewer Lawsuit

An organization known as Residents for a Better Richmond has filed a class-action lawsuit in the Iowa District Court for Washington County.

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