With inmates now back in the DeWitt County Jail, they are going to need to eat and a local entity is going to be providing the meals once again.
Warner Hospital and Health Services and DeWitt County have entered into an intergovernmental agreement to provide food services to their inmates. County Board Chair David Newberg says this is good for the County and it's good for the hospital.
What is remarkable about the new contract with Warner Hospital, the County is paying less today for food than they were ten years ago in an agreement with another company.
The vote for the agreement was interesting. There were three abstentions due to various Board members affiliations with the hospital. With a nine-person quorum, the six votes of support it received allowed the measure to pass.