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Team to Open Season July 24 at Busch Stadium vs. Pirates; Play First Ever Major League Game in Iowa as part of “MLB at Field of Dreams” Against White Sox ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 6, 2020 – The St. Louis Cardinals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release, announced today their 60-game 2020 season […]

KEOKUK, IA – Connection Bank will have an official ground breaking ceremony for their new Keokuk facility at 10:00am on July 8, 2020.  Located at 2119 Main Street, between Auto Zone and American Eye Care, the building will be the new home for employees who currently work at the Main Bank and 16th Street branch.  […]

By Eric Bohl After years of discussion and negotiation, the Trump administration’s highest-profile trade deal went into effect on July 1. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, takes the place of the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA. While NAFTA had its flaws, it did dramatically open up our ability to […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today announced the Missouri Census Record and Tax List Database is now available online. It offers unprecedented access to an assortment of Missouri’s territorial, state, federal and special census records from 1752 to 1933, along with tax lists genealogical researchers can use in lieu of […]

Due to COVID-19, water bill shut offs, penalties and late fees were temporarily suspended.  The Keokuk Waterworks understands the financial hardship this has placed on our community and looks forward to life returning to a new normal.  All on time payments are appreciated.  The Keokuk Municipal Waterworks will resume collecting late fees and terminating services.  […]

Keokuk, Iowa, June 17, 2020–The Jeffris Family Foundation has awarded a challenge grant of $275,000 to the Keokuk Union Depot Foundation.  The Jeffris Family Foundation, based in Janesville, Wisconsin, focuses on the preservation and restoration of structures of significant historic and architectural value in small towns in the Midwest. The challenge grant is designed to […]

June 11, 2020 Nauvoo Police Department Chief of Police Mike Boley reports the conviction of Daniel Scott Lafferty, 34, of Nauvoo, IL on charges stemming from his arrest on May 28, 2019. Lafferty’s arrest came as the result of an investigation by the Nauvoo Police Department into allegations of sexual assault of a child having […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft warns Missourians that heightened isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a perfect storm for senior financial exploitation. “Social isolation has long been one of the leading factors contributing to the financial exploitation of […]

Via the Missouri Farm Bureau By Eric Bohl America’s meat industry has consolidated dramatically in recent decades. Missouri Farm Bureau and many farmer and consumer advocates are calling for investigations into the industry. A reliable and affordable meat supply is important, and market consolidation can harm both of these goals. Today, four companies process over […]

FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: Kevin Wheeler General Manager/CEO Access Energy Cooperative 1800 W Washington St PO Box 440 Mt Pleasant IA 52641 319-385-1577 kwheeler@accessenergycoop.com Effective May 28, 2020, the Iowa Utilities Board lifted the disconnection moratorium for Iowa electric cooperatives and municipal utilities.  In response, effective June 1, 2020, Access Energy Cooperative will resume […]


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