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Report on the child’s death from the State of Iowa’s Office of Ombudsman finds negligence. DES MOINES – The horrific abuse and starvation of a 16-year-old girl in 2017 might have been prevented if workers and contractors for the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) had been more diligent and communicated better with one another, […]

DES MOINES – Iowans will begin receiving absentee ballot request forms from the Secretary of State’s Office this weekend. Secretary Paul Pate is sending the forms statewide to active registered voters ahead of the November general election to encourage social distancing at polling places during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Iowans have options about how they choose […]

Keokuk, IA – The first recipient of “The Marty Award” has been chosen and rewarded to Keokuk High School’s own Rita Zirkel. Surprise came over the face of Mrs. Zirkel today when Hal and Mandy Hall, Marc Johnson of Lucky’s and Leah Jones of Radio Keokuk arrived today to honor her with the award. Jones […]

” Mail-in ballots can only be turned in by mail, and before mailing, the envelope must be notarized” The following is an editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau By Leslie Holloway So you’re registered to vote. You’ve heard a lot about different ways to vote in the November election. If you haven’t decided whether […]

The Buy Lee County program has been met with overwhelming support from our communities. The program allows individuals to purchase $30 in Chamber Checks from the Fort Madison Chamber or Keokuk Kash from the Keokuk Chamber for $20. The stats: 1st Round sold 600 certificates in 48 hours, 2nd Round sold 500 certificates in 24 […]

OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Kevin HallCommunications Director(515) 725-2942 MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate provides PPE, $2 million to counties to protect voters and poll workers DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) and more than $2 million in funds to Iowa counties […]

Severe Weather Update Mediacom customers have received the following statement on local service issues due to yesterdays storm: An unusually powerful and widespread storm has caused power outages and infrastructure damage across a number of Iowa and Illinois markets served by Mediacom. As of this morning, approximately 340,000 Mediacom customers are impacted. Our crews have begun […]

For Immediate Release About the Lee County Charitable Fund/ The County Endowment Fund The Lee County Charitable Fund is a permanent endowment fund of The Keokuk Area Community Foundation. The Lee County Impact Grant was a new grant program created by The Lee County Charitable Fund to provide a larger funding impact and address needs […]

An editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation By Eric Bohl “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” This saying goes at least as far back as Don Quixote, written in 1615, and is probably much older. While the proverb’s wisdom is obvious to anyone who has spent much time in a […]

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 7, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the following ticket refund policy for July, August, and September games at Busch Stadium impacted by COVID-19: SEASON TICKET HOLDERS (Full, Half and 27-Game Plans) Season Ticket Holders will receive an account credit to be used on a future game. If a […]


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