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The Tri-State Area is built on the back bone of our workers. Men and women who go out into our workforce every day and do just that. Work. In their shops, in their factory, in the wind and cold. Rain and heat. Keokuk’s newest business Indi Wind Shop is there for that worker. Holding their […]

Adam Kraus and Corey Samuels do not want anyone in Keokuk going cold this winter. Forth generation company Kraus and Sons is teaming up with Mancountry for the ‘Winter Warm Up Program 2017’. A donation based fundraiser to make sure no one is without a functioning heater this winter in the city of Keokuk. “Adam […]

Keokuk’s own City Administrator Aaron Burnett recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Burnett is one of only just over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program, putting our city manager in an elite group. ICMA’s states its mission is “To create […]

City elections were held Tuesday throughout Lee County and the unofficial results are in. In Fort Madison Brad Randolph was reelected mayor while Bob Morawitz unseated Brian Wright as the City’s ward 2 council member and in Montrose Ron Dinwiddie was reelected mayor. In Keokuk, the mayoral race was soundly taken by Tom Richardson who […]

Thursday night marks the biggest fundraising day of the year for the Central Lee Future Farmers of America Organization. The Central Lee FFA students just returned home last week from the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and now this week they will take part in the yearly FFA Auction at Central Lee High School. Thursday […]

Just as he had notified the board of supervisors 3 weeks ago, Sheriff Stacy Weber came to the board Tuesday with a request for more correctional officers at the county jail. Weber stated that under his watch people who commit crimes go to jail and as a result the jail has seen its population balloon […]

During public input at Tuesday’s Lee County Board of supervisors meeting, the topic of the costs for repairs at the South Lee County Courthouse came up again. Montrose resident Mary Van Pelt explained that she understood Ron Fedler’s concerns about the costs associated with the tuckpointing and roof repairs at the Keokuk Courthouse but reminded […]

3 Keokuk Chiefs volleyball players were honored on all- Southeast Conference teams. Monday it was announced that senior libero Michaela Davis was named to the 2nd team all-conference after a senior season that saw her finish 3rd in the conference with 297 digs. Senior Jakala Hall and Sophomores Cassidy Koeber and Isabel Vandenberg were named […]

Keokuk High School has named its students of the month for October. Representing the freshman class is Tristyn O’Connor. Shane Sanderson was selected from the sophomore class and Junior Dylan Marshall was chosen as well. Finally, Juanito Shoup was selected to represent the seniors at KHS. Teachers at Keokuk High School select one student of […]

It appears as though persistence may be paying off for Waterfowl enthusiasts in Lee county. After months of public comments at Lee County Conservation Board meetings, some of which got pretty heated, duck hunters have received a concession from the board. According to a press release from Lee County Conservation, the board is seeking volunteers […]


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