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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 […]

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 The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, takes the place of the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA.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 […]

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