End-of-life decisions can be the most difficult someone will make.
The need for hospice care and the people who provide it continues to increase, thanks to the “Baby Boomer” generation.
Jeri Welch with the Lee County Health Department describes hospice as comfort care provided at the end of someone’s life.
She says the service can be provided in the home, a nursing home, or a hospital.
Welch says eligibility is based on a doctor declaring a patient has six-months-or-less to live and the patient choosing to allow nature to take its course.
Burlington is trying to determine if Cascade Bridge can be restored.
The city council closed the bridge on South Main Street, several years ago, to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The pedestrian ban was eventually rescinded.
The city was in the process of moving ahead with plans to tear down the roughly 115-year-old structure and build a new bridge.
The four-million dollar project was put on hold, though, after the State Historic Preservation Office stepped in.
Interest rates of under one percent convinced Monmouth's city council to adopt a formal investment policy.
City Administrator Eric Hanson said the did not have a formal investment policy and put all its money into CDs.
The Keokuk City Council is ready to do some spring cleaning.
Susan Dunek represents the city’s 7th ward. She says the month of March is a good time to start sprucing up Keokuk’s appearance.
Dunek says a drive around the city will reveal areas the city can quickly address, such as lining up concrete strips in parking lots and straightening street signs and markers.
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.