Charlie Comfort

01/24/2019 - 10:58am
Much pomp and circumstance greeted the packed Senate and House chambers, as the 88th Iowa General Assembly convened on Monday, Jan. 14. The first day of the general assembly saw the third straight year of a Republican “trifecta”, that is a Republican hold on both houses of the Iowa Legislature, as well as the Governor’s office. House Republicans entered the session with a...
11/21/2018 - 2:14pm
This story was written when the first group of New Sharon responders went south. Another contingent returned this past weekend. The forecast looked grim. A major catastrophic hurricane bearing down on the east coast, perhaps one of the strongest that would ever hit the area. Before long, the hurricane category dropped, which to some was a sigh of...
11/08/2018 - 11:22am
The Mahaska County Supervisors met in special session Friday morning, Nov. 2, to open bids received for the new 911 radio communications system project. In early October, the Supervisors announced that they are assuming control of the 911 communications system project. The first action the board took after assuming control of the project was to...
11/08/2018 - 11:20am
Mahaska County Attorney Jim Blomgren announced on Friday that Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Wanders will not face any charges of election misconduct after allegations of electioneering surfaced in the final week of the hotly contested Mahaska County Supervisor race. Wanders was photographed handing out candy during the Oskaloosa Trick-or-Treat...
10/31/2018 - 9:36am
Oskaloosa, Iowa- Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Wanders has been accused of violating state law on October 30, pertaining to electioneering at a voting precinct. Wanders was photographed by The Sun outside of the Mahaska County Courthouse wearing a “Vote Steve Wanders Supervisor” t-shirt, while handing out candy during the Oskaloosa...
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...
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