The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

January 23, 2014

Committee assignments spark discussion

CAMANCHE — Two men have been appointed to the planning and zoning committee of Camanche, despite some reluctance from members of the city council.

The appointment of Camanche resident Chris Sheridan was a unanimous decision for the council on Tuesday, but his counterpart, former Camanche councilman Gary Kampe, did not receive the same kind of acceptance.

“I just feel with Mr. Kampe’s behavior at the candidate forum, he was the one that said he wasn’t going to pull no shenanigans and he lied to the Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of this community,” Councilman Marvin Lind said. “I’m a liaison to that committee and I don’t want to be on it if he’s going to be on it.”

Lind’s issue with appointing Kampe to the planning and zoning committee was in reference to an Oct. 25 event where Kampe publicly criticized several of the newly elected council members while they were campaigning, during the Camanche candidate forum.

Although Kampe issued an apology to the citizens of Camanche, Mayor Ken Fahlbeck also questioned his appointment to the planning and zoning committee, in part because of the Oct. 25 event, but also because of the health concerns that prevented Kampe from seeking another term on the Camanche City Council.

“If there’s a health issue that you couldn’t run for city council, why would you want to run for a board, if you still have these same issues?” asked Fahlbeck.

Kampe replied that his health issues were no longer a concern as councilman Trevor Willis pointed out that the comparisons between joining the planning and zoning committee were much different than running for council.

“The planning and zoning commission doesn’t meet on a regular basis (and) doesn’t have the decisions to make that would affect your blood pressure,” Willis said.

Text Only
Local News
  • Dominant image Drying out CAMANCHE — It’s not been ideal summer for Rock Creek Marina and Campground staff members.A constant battle with the Mississipapi River’s flooded waters and the wreckage it has left in its wake has prevented the group from opening the campground to gu

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • JUST IN: Man shot in downtown Clinton

    A 32-year-old man was shot in downtown Clinton early today.

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25-14 Football field Football facility receives makeover CAMANCHE — Camanche School District administrators expect updates to the high school football facility to be completed next week.Camanche Superintendent Tom Parker said crews have worked to make sure everything is complete before next week’s Clinton

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • District tries to attract prison workers FULTON, Ill. — While the renovation process at the Thomson, Illinois, Correctional Center has yet to begin, a few high-level management positions have already been filled.Filling those positions are people, and most importantly to the River Bend Scho

    July 25, 2014

  • Concurrent terms ordered in burglary case

    CLINTON — A Clinton man will serve four concurrent prison terms for his role in a string of 2012 burglaries.Assistant Clinton County Attorney Amanda Myers on Thursday requested the court to order Cory Mitchell, 38, to serve as much as 10 years in pri

    July 25, 2014

  • New tourism position denied FULTON, Ill. — With the unexpected departure of former Tourism Director and Chamber of Commerce Director Heather Bennett, the city of Fulton has worked for the last two months to pick up the pieces and fill the void she left behind.One option was to

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-24-14 Used Book Sale Prep Finding a (temporary) new home CLINTON — The harsh winter delivered a devastating loss to the Friends of the Library.Now, months later, the Friends have regrouped and are ready to showcase its used books — albeit in a new school building.For several years, the Friends hosted its a

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man charged with burglarizing cars CLINTON — A homeless Clinton man is currently held in the Clinton county jail on a $2,000 cash bond, on charges related to the Monday morning burglary of parked cars.Austin W. E. Housley, 20, is charged with possession of burglary tools, two counts o

    July 24, 2014

  • Camanche schools sharpens skills (with VIDEO)

    CLINTON — The Camanche School Board were educated Monday night on what actions should be taken during an active shooter attack.Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness, as well as Camanche police officers Cory Determann and Daniel

    July 24, 2014

  • Mohawks finish in seventh FORT DODGE — Marquette Catholic finished in seventh place in Class 1A after splitting a pair of games Wednesday at the Iowa softball state tournament.The Mohawks suffered a walk-off loss to Lynnville-Sully 3-2, then beat Glidden-Ralston 13-0.However,

    July 24, 2014

Facebook
Clinton
Camanche
Fulton
Clinton Herald photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.