Author: Leah Jones

Via Press Release from Blessing Health Systems   The next generation of virtual healthcare has arrived in the Tri-States. It’s called Blessing OnDemand, available on a smartphone or tablet via an app or a personal computer by web browser. It is a hybrid of the virtual health service Blessing introduced in 2016. Blessing OnDemand features […]

Danville Telecom was awarded $3.5 million in grant funds for their Lee County fiber-optic expansion project, over $5.5 million will be invested to improve broadband connectivity in Lee County.   A private/public fiber optic project will transform broadband connectivity in Lee County over the next generation. Approximately 60 miles of new fiber-optic “backbone” and 120 […]

Commentary An editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation By Garrett Hawkins It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a day or a week devoted to a cause or event. Some are traditional, such as Christmas or Hanukkah. Others, like the Fourth of July, remind us of key events in our nation’s […]

The ones who deserve it the most are always the most surprised to be honored. Executive Director of Lydia’s House Susan Sanders was just that when she was recently surprised and honored with the Marty Award in Keokuk. The unsuspecting Ms. Sanders was enjoying an everyday lunch at local Fort Worth Cafe with friend Cesilee […]

Representatives from the Keokuk Area Community School District school board will be holding the first of a series of public meetings to give information and receive feedback from the community as voters of the GO Bond tomorrow. The meeting will take place at Torrence School at 6 pm. On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 there is […]

The non-profit Executive Director who took a leaky homemade raft down the Mississippi River from St. Paul, Minnesota to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2020 has published a book detailing his dangerous journey to keep his organization afloat and has embarked upon a 10-state book tour to promote it. Erich Mische, author and Executive Director of […]

We lost one of the best last week. One of the best race car drivers from Keokuk? Yes. One of the best drivers from Iowa? Yes. An ARCA champion? A NASCAR pole-sitter? Yes and yes. But Ramo was more than all of this. He was one of the best of all of us. An amazing […]

IOWA FARMERS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW ‘REAL FARMERS. REAL FOOD. REAL MEAT.’ VIDEO SERIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caitlyn Lamm, (515) 225-5470, WEST DES MOINES, Iowa—August 12, 2021— While Iowa’s bread and butter lies within the agricultural industry, Iowans still have questions about the health of their foods, how it was raised and if it […]

Lee County Youth Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors, is pleased to announce the eighth year of grant funding for nonprofit organizations that have an emphasis on youth programs. Lee County Youth Services, Inc. was established to provide opportunities for youth in need and those who serve them. The […]

U.S. News & World Report Names Blessing Hospital a High Performing Hospital in six categories Blessing also ranked in among best hospitals in Illinois For the third straight year, Blessing Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 […]

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