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The Board of Directors of The Keokuk Area Community Foundation (KACF) met on November 12, 2019, to award grants to twenty-three Tri-State Area 501 c (3) exempt nonprofit organizations. Grants were awarded to nonprofit organizations in the fields of arts and culture, community betterment, education, health, and human services in Lee County Iowa, Hancock County […]

Branson, Missouri  – WGEM News was honored by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during its annual EMMY® Gala held in Branson. WGEM News took home a regional EMMY® Award in the Newscast category. The award specifically recognizes the production of WGEM News at Six the day after the […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Walter Vera and his company Metals.com to cease and desist after allegedly misleading 13 Missouri residents into investing $1.4 million in gold and silver. From Dec. 27, 2017, to Aug. 29, 2019, Vera and his company Metals.com, also known as TMTE Inc., allegedly […]

An editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation by Eric Bohl On October 29, historians and computer scientists celebrated the 50th birthday of the internet. On that day in 1969, the very first login to the internet occurred. The “birth” connected a terminal at UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute, about 350 miles away. […]

Area high schools in Lee and surrounding counties took place in the mock election Iowa Straw Poll yesterday. The Office of Iowa Secretary of State states the goal of the poll is to “engage students in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will inspire them toward civic engagement”. State wide results, shown here, show President […]

On Monday, October 28, Keokuk Walmart presented to the Keokuk Union Depot Foundation a grant of $2500 for interior brick repairs. Roan Masonry of Keokuk has been contracted to undertake the repairs. In recent months structural work has been completed by Myers & James Construction, another Keokuk firm, on the ceilings in the downriver rooms […]

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Fall 2019 Iowa Youth Straw Poll takes place in schools across Iowa on Tuesday. More than 300 schools have registered to take part in the Straw Poll, which will measure students’ preferred candidates in the Presidential, U.S. Senate and U.S. House races.  Those schools include Keokuk […]

Des Moines, Iowa – October 17, 2019 -The Iowa Department of Revenue has finalized the 2020 interest rate, individual income tax brackets, and individual income tax standard deduction amounts for the 2020 tax year (applicable for taxes due in 2021). Interest Rates Starting January 1, 2020, the interest rate for taxpayers with overdue payments will […]

The following statement was made to the public by TJ Juskiewicz. 10/25/2019Dear RAGBRAI Nation-This is a bittersweet day for me and my team. Today, your RAGBRAI Director for the past 16 years and the entire RAGBRAI staff has resigned.RAGBRAI’s parent companies (Des Moines Register & Gannett/USA Today) claim “we will uphold First Amendment principles”, but […]

-Event puts Construction Trades students to the test with real-world construction tasks BURLINGTON, Iowa – Carl A. Nelson & Company, a 106-year-old design-build, construction management and general contracting firm based in Burlington, Iowa, on Thursday hosted its third annual High School Construction Skills Challenge for area construction trades students. Teams of five students apiece from […]


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