September 28, 2021

Supervisors approve sharing two county employees

The Union County Board of Supervisors approved Monday a temporary agreement to employ a Clarke County engineer 9 a.m.

Christian Boehmer, Clarke County’s engineer, will fill the Union County vacancy simultaneously until the county can find an engineer.

Boehmer, originally from Kalona, has been Clarke County’s engineer for six years, and was approached after Union County has still not filled the position since September.

“It’s kind of our neighborly duty in Clarke County to help out people when we can and my board was gracious enough to dedicate about 50% of my time over here,” Boehmer said.

Boehmer will begin Wednesday or Thursday and expects to be on engineer duty for two days of the week in Union County. Boehmer added he will attempt to keep the balance of his time between the two counties as even as possible.

Boehmer will be compensated $67,500 by both Union and Clarke county each, totaling $135,000. This total includes his base salary of $3,750 a month that Clarke County has been providing him.

Shared Public Health Administrator

Clarke County Supervisors voted 2-1 to approve the agreement to share a public health administrator with Decatur County. Holly Rash will split her time between Decatur and Clarke Counties.

Motor vehicle clerk

Clarke County has a new Motor Vehicle Clerk, Deanne McCann-Chind.

Tyra Audlehelm

Tyra Audlehelm

I grew up in Osceola and live here still with my husband and son. I graduated with my Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2017. I have work at the OST since January of 2018.