Sisco wins and loses
• Sanders, Martin and Bell win Republican Primary
Crawford County voters on Tuesday voted the incumbent presiding commisioner back into office and the incumbent county clerk out of office just one day after he announced he would be resiging from the post anyway effective August 31.
Leathers to leave county clerk's office
Resignation takes effect at end of August
County Clerk Mardy Leathers announced Monday afternoon that he will leave his office at the end of August to take a job in the private sector. Leathers, one of two Republicans on Tuesday’s primary election ballot, told Three Rivers Publishing he plans to submit his formal letter of resignation by the end of the week, whether or not he is announced as the primary victor. He said his last day in office will be August 31.
Felony charges filed during final weeks of July
Felony charges were filed against the following people by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney between July 18 and 28:
Crawford County Commission notes for July 2014
• Assessor Kerry Summers updated the commission on state funding connected to assessment. He reported Crawford County’s fund is healthy and should be safe for some time. He also noted that new construction starts had increased slightly in 2014, but there is a need for the development of commercial buildings. He mentioned that the new Mercy Medical Office near Sullivan, while tax-exempt, would ideally pull in new business development in that portion of the county.
Road complaint creates heated discussion
Residents of Seven Cedars Road confronted the Crawford County Commission on Tuesday, July 29, to complain about the condition of their roadway. The group agreed the road is in the worst condition they’ve ever seen and wanted to see something done to take care of the problems.
Crawford County residents should be aware of a scam that is taking place around the area. Reports are coming in from the Crawford County Sheriff's Department that individuals are calling claiming to be Publishers Clearing House and asking for money.