Charlie Comfort

08/01/2018 - 11:14am
In a stunning move on July 26, the Mahaska County Supervisors approved a motion to appeal a ruling tossing the county’s lawsuit against the regional airport project, as well as a motion to approve a letter threatening legal action against the Mahaska County EMA and E911 commissions over a proposed 911 communication system replacement. The board met in special session as the deadline to file...
07/03/2018 - 11:00am
Mahaska County now has a full Board of Supervisors after a panel composed of County Auditor Sue Brown, County Recorder Diane Upton-Crookham, and County Treasurer Sone Scott voted to appoint the top vote getter from the June primary to fill the remaining few months left on former supervisor Mark Doland’s term. Steve Wanders received the...
06/20/2018 - 3:55pm
A week after two candidates who are opposed to the regional airport won the Mahaska County Supervisor Republican primary, a district court judge has ruled that Mahaska County cannot leave the 28E agreement that started the regional airport project in 2012, and that attempts to do so could result in the county incurring damages for delaying the...
05/31/2018 - 1:49pm
A committee composed of the Mahaska County Auditor, Recorder, and Treasurer briefly met on May 22 to decide how to move forward from Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland’s resignation. Iowa code spells out two options- appointment or a special election. As Doland’s term was already set to expire at the end of the year and his...
05/31/2018 - 9:20am
There was one thing that the four Republican candidates for Mahaska County Supervisor agreed on at a candidate forum, hosted by Osky News, on May 22: they all live in Mahaska County and want to be the next county supervisor. Sparks flew the rest of the night as vastly differing opinions on two major projects in Mahaska County- the regional airport...
05/09/2018 - 1:58pm
On April 30, Senator Joni Ernst swung through Mahaksa County as a part of her 99-county tour across the state, also known at the “Full Grassley”, a term dubbed by former Presidential candidate Rick Santorum in recognition of the practice stated by Senator Chuck Grassley in his first term. Ernst visited Clow Valve for a tour and...
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