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The Illinois State Police has released the following information on last nights fatal hay rack ride accident in Nauvoo. While the original press release published the names of many of the accident victims, Radio Keokuk is choosing to redact and not publish those names at this time in respect to the individuals and families privacy. […]

West Des Moines, IA (October 20, 2020) – Over the past several months, UnityPoint Health and Blessing Health System have been in talks to discuss the long-term health care needs of Keokuk and the surrounding area. Today, both UnityPoint Health and Blessing Health System are announcing the organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate has extended Iowa’s election cybersecurity partnerships to include private industry leaders such as Cisco, FireEye, and Microsoft. These companies bolster Iowa’s election infrastructure to ensure the integrity of the system remains strong. These private sector collaborations supplement the Secretary of State’s partnerships with local, state, and federal […]

Iowa Concert of Hope, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. Viewable to all Mediacom customers in Iowa & adjacent states DES MOINES, IOWA – SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 — Iowans across the state can tune-in and watch a star-studded lineup from Broadway, film and TV and help raise funds to support Derecho disaster recovery efforts. Mediacom […]

Report on the child’s death from the State of Iowa’s Office of Ombudsman finds negligence. DES MOINES – The horrific abuse and starvation of a 16-year-old girl in 2017 might have been prevented if workers and contractors for the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) had been more diligent and communicated better with one another, […]

DES MOINES – Iowans will begin receiving absentee ballot request forms from the Secretary of State’s Office this weekend. Secretary Paul Pate is sending the forms statewide to active registered voters ahead of the November general election to encourage social distancing at polling places during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Iowans have options about how they choose […]

Keokuk, IA – The first recipient of “The Marty Award” has been chosen and rewarded to Keokuk High School’s own Rita Zirkel. Surprise came over the face of Mrs. Zirkel today when Hal and Mandy Hall, Marc Johnson of Lucky’s and Leah Jones of Radio Keokuk arrived today to honor her with the award. Jones […]

” Mail-in ballots can only be turned in by mail, and before mailing, the envelope must be notarized” The following is an editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau By Leslie Holloway So you’re registered to vote. You’ve heard a lot about different ways to vote in the November election. If you haven’t decided whether […]

The Buy Lee County program has been met with overwhelming support from our communities. The program allows individuals to purchase $30 in Chamber Checks from the Fort Madison Chamber or Keokuk Kash from the Keokuk Chamber for $20. The stats: 1st Round sold 600 certificates in 48 hours, 2nd Round sold 500 certificates in 24 […]

OFFICE OF THE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Kevin HallCommunications Director(515) 725-2942 MEDIA RELEASE: Secretary Pate provides PPE, $2 million to counties to protect voters and poll workers DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) and more than $2 million in funds to Iowa counties […]

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