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Victim Name Released In Fatal Fort Madison Stabbing

The Fort Madison Police Department has released the name of the victim in Tuesday's fatal stabbing in Fort Madison. The victim is identified as 21-year-old Antwan Lawrence Brewster of Fort Madison. On Tuesday, October 19th, 2021,  at 4:39 pm a 911 call was received from a downtown Fort Madison resident reporting a stabbing. The male tenant at 610 8th street, now identified as Lawrence, had been assaulted with a knife […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 298


First Public Meeting With Keokuk Community School District On GO BOND Scheduled For Tomorrow

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 a general obligation bond vote for the Keokuk Community School District. The bonds would be […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 25


Author And Non Profit Leader To Hold Book Signing At Keokuk Yacht Club

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 the non profit Spare Key will be in town for a meet and greet for […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 13

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The Pepsi Inside Track Tribute to Ramo Stott

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 husband, father, and most definitely one of the best friends. We were fortunate to sit […]

todayAugust 23, 2021 47 1



IOWA FARMERS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW ‘REAL FARMERS. REAL FOOD. REAL MEAT.’ VIDEO SERIES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caitlyn Lamm, (515) 225-5470, clamm@ifbf.org 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 is environmentally friendly. That’s why Iowa Farm Bureau launched Real Farmers. Real Food. Real Meat., […]

todayAugust 12, 2021 24


Lee County Youth Services, Inc. 2021 Grant Application Now Open

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 mission of Lee County Youth Services, Inc. is to create programs of social responsibility and […]

todayAugust 9, 2021 25

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Keokuk Chosen For Grant As IDPH Announces Expansion of “5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!”

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces expanded funding of 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!, which began in 2017 in Iowa. Five new communities will receive grants, while eleven communities currently funded for the initiative will receive additional grants. The funded communities will work to create policies and environments that support healthy choices by implementing evidence-based strategies for healthy eating and active living in communities, schools, childcare and out-of-school programs, […]

todayJuly 29, 2021 13

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Keokuk Housing group begins Implementation of Rural Housing Readiness Assessment

The Keokuk Housing Steering Committee completed the Rural Housing Readiness Assessment (RHRA) process in late spring. The RHRA is a program with Empower Rural Iowa Initiative, housed within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The grant application was supported with a cash match by the Keokuk Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) and organized in cooperation with the City and Chamber of Commerce.   Due to Covid-19 this process was hosted over 3 […]

todayJuly 26, 2021 4


Matt Campbell Named As “Marty Award” Winner

Keokuk's Matt Campbell officially joins the list of community members honored with the "Marty Award". Nominated by Rob Kelly, Matt has worked tirelessly in the community on such projects as the Lydia House and more. "Matt is one of those people that would give his shirt off of his back if someone needed it. He is always helping others via physical labor, being a major contributor/developer of non-profits (Lydia's House […]

todayJune 25, 2021 11