Crawford County News
Bernstein challenged by Bell for judge’s position
In the race for Crawford County Associate Circuit Court Judge, incumbent Democrat Scott Bernstein is being challenged by Republican Susan Bell in the November 4 election. Each candidate was contacted by Three Rivers Publishing and given an opportunity to share their thoughts on running for judge. Their responses follow.
Seay, Howald running for county prosecutor
In the race for Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney, incumbent Democrat Bill Seay is being challenged by Republican Kent Howald in the November 4 election. Each candidate was contacted by Three Rivers Publishing and given an opportunity to share their thoughts on running for judge. Their responses follow.
County will loan itself money for jail bill
Crawford County will make its jail bond payment on time, despite recent concerns that the funds weren’t available to do so. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, a plan was approved to utilize cash from the county’s stabilization fund, the sheriff’s special funds and the prosecuting attorney’s tax collection fund in order to come up with the necessary shortfall of around $170,000 for the $323,676 payment.
County still looking for ways to make jail bond payment
Crawford County’s jail bond underwriter has expressed concern about recent news that the county is struggling to come up with its November payment on the debt. Landon Boehm, of Piper Jaffrey, spoke to county commissioners at their meeting held on October 14, discussing the history of the bond as well as encouraging them to find a way to keep from defaulting on the bill. It is due November 1 and no extension is available.
Cuba man facing four felony charges
A Cuba man has been charged with four felonies in two separate cases filed on the same day. Ronald J. Durham, 35, faces three charges related to an alleged domestic assault on October 4, as well as a drug-related charge from an incident that took place on October 9.