Monmouth has hired a new police chief. He is Bill Feithen. Feithen has been with the DeKalb Police Department for 37 years. He served as the city's police chief for the last 11 years.
City Administrator Eric Hanson said Feithen distinguished himself during the evauations.
He said, “We had three chiefs of police that did an assessment of all the top candidates and provided a recommendation to us. And Chief Feithen was the unanimous recommendation by his peers as the right person to move our department forward.”
One southeast Iowa library is taking a different approach to its proposed expansion.
Most fundraising efforts identify a building design and the amount of money needed.
After that, the donations start to come in for the project.
Director Brenda Knox says the Donnellson Public Library is reversing that process.
“We are going to let our fundraising drive determine the design of the building,” says Knox. “We have some great ideas, but we want to make sure we can raise enough money for the kind of building that we need.”
Opponents of a proposed large-scale hog farm in McDonough County can breathe a sigh of relief - at least for now.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture declined to issue a permit to South Morgan Acres, LLC, which would be built in the northwest part of the county. The state said it required more information about the farm.
In a letter sent to the owners on February 3, the Agriculture Department said:
“Our additional information request is as follows: