Ken Rasing

For a moment Thursday night, it looked and felt like 2019 all over again. The scene? The Community Services Building in New Hampton. The meeting? The Chickasaw Council Ambulance Council. The atmosphere: Highly charged, at least at times. And when the council, made up of representatives of each of...
Three medical examiners for Chickasaw County have been appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fix the hole that was left when a longtime county employee retired in March.Ken Rasing held a number of positions, including medical examiner, for the county before his retirement after almost 40 years...
The Chickasaw County Ambulance Council voted 4-3 to sign a new contract with the Chickasaw Ambulance Service.Voting for the contract, and saying the county needs an ambulance, was Derek Day, Steve Geerts, who said he was voting yes on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Mark Mueterthies and Amy...
Ken Rasing figures if one “save” occurs, the work that went into obtaining a public health grant to put a defibrillator in each squad car used by the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office will have been worth it.“What we do know is that if someone has a heart attack, the two things that give that...
 As Ken Rasing watched the employees of Sabre Towers get ready to install Chickasaw County’s new communications tower, the emergency management director let out a sigh of relief.“I’m glad they’re climbing it and not me,” he said last Friday when workers finished phase one of the project. “It takes...
Ken Rasing was trying to keep the latest round of flooding in perspective last Friday afternoon.As the Chickasaw County emergency management director talked, he was sitting in the Butler County Emergency Management Office in Allison. Just up the highway from him, the town of Greene was virtually...
With Ken Raising nearing retirement, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors and Board of Health met to discuss the Environmental Health Director position that will soon be vacated.The two boards needed to come to a consensus on a variety of topics before advertising for the position.The position...
Gov. Terry Branstad issued a disaster proclamation Monday for several Northeast Iowa counties, including Chickasaw, that were hit by flooding last week.That means residents are eligible to receive aid from the Iowa Individual Assistance Program, which provides up to $5,000 to households that meet...
The water receded late last week, but the problems remained.And they will probably do so for a good long time because of the flood that struck the area last Tuesday and Wednesday.“Our roads are a mess right now,” Chickasaw County Engineer Dusten Rolando said, “and it’s going to take weeks, maybe...

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