Fort Madison, IA – The Lee County Recorder is charged with maintaining official records of ocuments to preserve property rights in real estate transactions. The office-holder is also responsible for maintaining vital records, providing registration for recreational vehicles, and creating passports.
Larry Holtkamp served as Lee County Recorder for more than 25 years. He stepped down, Dec. 1, with one year remaining in his term.
Five residents applied to replace Holtkamp. The list included Bev Boeding, who currently serves as first deputy to the Lee County Recorder.
Macomb, IL – "Disasters do not just happen. In the vast majority of cases, they are not 'bolts from the blue' but take place through the conjuncture of two factors: a human population and a potentially destructive agent that is part of a total ecological system, including all natural, modified, and constructed features." Thus begins the 2001 book Catastrophe & Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster edited by Susanna Hoffman and Tony Oliver-Smith.