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DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released the following statement today regarding the Iowa Caucuses: “The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office and county auditors have no official role in the Iowa Caucuses. They are run by the political parties. Although the caucuses are the kickoff of the presidential nominating process, they are […]

Lee County, Iowa has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Lee County has been chosen to receive $15,522 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board […]

Donald Trump, Andrew Yang and Bernie Sanders are the top three vote-getters so far among presidential candidates in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll. Thousands of students across the state voted in the poll on Tuesday. As of 4:30 p.m., with more than 23,000 votes cast, Donald Trump leads all presidential […]

[KEOKOK, IOWA] – How does safe, sanitary, and affordable housing matter to individuals, families, and the broader community in Keokuk and beyond?  University of Iowa School of Social Work graduate students will share their findings on the topic December 5, from 11am to 12pm at the Southeastern Community College student lounge in Barr-Wittenmyer Hall. Community […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — A statement has been made from Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft regarding Berkeley, Mo., Mayor Theodore “Ted” Hoskins, charged with several felony counts of election fraud. According to court documents, Hoskins is alleged to have altered absentee ballots and has been charged with one felony count of forgery and four felony […]

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final order against Adam Sharp and his companies after they sold unregistered, non-exempt securities to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The division found that Sharp and his companies — Social Inc., Social Automotive Management Services LLC and Sharp Management LLC […]

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. […]


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