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Former Keokuk Area Hospital To Be Sold To “Insight” Health Systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 19, 2023 The City of Keokuk was informed that Blessing Health Systems has signed a letter of intent with Insight to acquire the former Keokuk Area Hospital. Insight, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a growing health network in the Midwest with surgical centers across Michigan, a hospital in Warren, Michigan, and a 400-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Chicago's southside community. Following the approval […]

todayJanuary 19, 2023 1598

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Keokuk Superintendent Search Update: Top 3 Candidates To Interview January 19th

Radio Keokuk has received the following press release via the Keokuk Community School District, released by search firm Grundmeyer Leadership Services KEOKUK, IA — The Keokuk Community School District Board of Education would like to provide an update on the superintendent hiring process. The board recently met with staff at Grundmeyer Leader Services to review the candidate pool and select the superintendent finalists. The position was posted and resulted in […]

todayJanuary 11, 2023 649

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The Grinch Is Real, But The City of Christmas Will Always Be

The City of Christmas in Keokuk's Rand Park is in its 33rd year. Thirty-three years of bringing joy to Keokuk and the surrounding tri-state area. Thirty-three years of tradition that offically begins the Holiday season. Thirty-three years of immense giving and hard, hard work on behalf of the committee to bring it to us. And unfortunately thirty-three years of bringing out the worst in a small few. This year, like […]

todayDecember 16, 2022 179

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Guilty Verdict In Murder of Keokuk Man, Sentencing To Be Held January 6th

PRESS RELEASE FROM McDONOUGH COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BARDOLPH MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER A McDonough County Jury found Brandon A. Whiteman, 21, guilty of Second Degree Murder on Thursday night following a four-day jury trial in Macomb. The McDonough County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Whiteman following the murder of Dalton R. Rose of Keokuk, IA, 21, after Whiteman stabbed Rose in the neck with a knife […]

todayNovember 18, 2022 2435

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Keokuk Area Community Foundation and Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Honors 2022 Grant Recipients

Keokuk Area Community Foundation and Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Hold 2022 Grant Reception The Board of Directors of the Keokuk Area Community Foundation (KACF) and Lee County Youth Services, Inc were pleased to announce grants to twenty-five 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, […]

todayNovember 7, 2022 38

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Blessing Health Keokuk Hospital Stops Providing Care On 9/30

Blessing Health Keokuk hospital will no longer provide patient care as of 7 am, Friday, September 30.  As announced by Blessing Health earlier this month, the entire facility closes the following day. Keokuk area residents requiring emergency care after 7 am, Friday, September 30, should call 911 so Lee County EMS can transport them to the nearest emergency department equipped to meet their medical need.  Emergency care is available in […]

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Blessing Health Keokuk Clinic offers free prostate cancer screening

As part of its observance of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Blessing Health Keokuk Clinic is hosting a free prostate cancer screening on Thursday, September 29, between 9 am and Noon at the Clinic, 1414 Main Street. Registration for a screening is required by going online to or calling 1-877-411-2468. Men who are 55 to 69 years old should ask their doctor if prostate cancer screening is right for them. Prostate […]

todaySeptember 7, 2022 59

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KPL Brings Keokuk Civil War History to Citizens

As part of their regular educational programming, the Keokuk Public Library hosted Minnesota native and American History author Michael Eckers to discuss the role Keokuk played in the Civil War. "The Civil War was not about railroads, it was about rivers. " That was the message from Owatonna, Minnesota native Michael Eckers to more than 30 Keokuk residents that visited the Keokuk Public Library Tuesday night to learn about the […]

todayAugust 2, 2019