Just hours after officially announcing his candidacy for president, Beto O’Rourke (D) held his first stop at the Lost Canvas in Keokuk. O’Rourke announced his intentions to run in a video earlier on Thursday and thanked Keokuk for welcoming him in. “Keokuk is the first stop in our campaign to be President of the United […]

After three different readings across multiple weeks and plenty of public input on both sides of the issue, the Lee County Board of Supervisors officially approved the new county ATV/UTV ordinance. The ordinance will allow riders over the age of 18 with the correct documentation to ride their vehicles on county gravel roads from 4 […]

A train derailing in Keokuk near Victory Park caused a commotion early Monday morning. Thirteen cars loaded with coal were involved in the derailment that occurred around 2 AM. The cause for the event is not yet known, but crews are continuing to clean up the scene. No one was injured in the incident and […]

It has been a very bright year for the Keokuk choral programs, all the way back to All-State selections in 2018. Six Keokuk singers were selected to be part of the All-State choirs this year. “We are really honored to have six people selected for that honor choir this year. That’s tied for the most […]

The basketball season for the Southeastern Community College Blackhawks came to an end for both the men’s and women’s teams on Wednesday night. The men’s team fell 91-78 to Williston State College. AJ Cox, Kelvon Fuller and Trenton Massner all finished in double figures as the game was within two points at halftime before Williston […]

Central Lee Hawks girls basketball sophomore Mya Merschman was named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Second Team earlier this week. She led the team in scoring at 18.2 points per game, nearly seven points higher per game higher than as a freshman, while retaining her shooting efficiency at 51.2% from the field and […]

At the Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday a complaint was brought up during the Public Input portion about a new problem developing in Powdertown. Richard Moore said he owns property in Powdertown and one of his neighbors has a septic system that does not work and has flooded his property. “It does […]

The Keokuk track and field teams began their seasons on Friday with a meet in Jacksonville, Illinois as part of indoor competition at Illinois College. In field results, sophomore Miracle Ailes came in first place in the girls high jump with a mark of 5’5”. She finished four inches higher than the next closest competitor. […]

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of Christopher Farnett of St. Paul IA, and Brett Montgomery of Fort Madison IA on felony drug charges. Christopher Farnett, 40, of St. Paul, Iowa was arrested on February 28th, 2019 in West Point IA by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Farnett is charged with aiding […]

The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) at the University of Iowa is proud to announce Keokuk as its next community partner. A small, rural town of about 10,000, Keokuk is using bold, innovative approaches to tackle declining population and address a rapidly changing economic climate. Undaunted by these challenges—faced by many of Iowa’s rural […]


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