KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — Democrats lost last year's election for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District by the narrowest margin in a House race in almost 40 years.
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and religion, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Buttigieg's father was a former Roman Catholic priest...
A Keokuk man was arrested Saturday by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.
Isaac Isaiah Seay, 34, of 1209 Blondeau St., was arrested in the 700 block of Ridge Street in Keokuk.
Keokuk’s fireworks ordinance was updated to reflect the new Iowa law Thursday at the regular city council meeting.
Starting this past Thursday, consumer-grade fireworks can be sold and discharged during specific dates – for approved permanent structures, June 1 through July 8 and from Dec.
KEOKUK – About 45 people attended Tuesday night’s town hall meeting hosted by Optimae LifeServices at First Christian Church in Keokuk.
Optimae President Bill Dodds said the company reached out to the community after learning 185 Keokuk residents had signed a petition regarding a site home the company is starting at 916 Grand Ave.
I would like to share with you and your readers my recent delightful experience while visiting your locality the weekend of Mother’s Day, May 14. I confess that, as a native Iowa from the northwestern county of Pocahontas, the only thing I knew about Fort Madison was that it had a penitentiary.
Several people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash at approximately 12:30 p.m. today at the intersection of the U.S. Highway 61 bypass and Carbide Lane, Keokuk.
At least one AirEvac helicopter, multiple Lee County Ambulances and Keokuk Police are on the scene.
KEOKUK – For many years, service dogs typically were trained to assist the sight impaired. These days, the demand is growing for dogs that are taught to help people with health problems ranging from anxiety to diabetes.
Lois (Heine) Schlipman-Greene, age 80, passed away on Sept. 29, 2016 in Lakewood, Colo.
Lois was born in Keokuk, on March 12, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Robert Heine and Esther (Eck) Heine.
KEOKUK – It was standing-room only Wednesday night in the Keokuk Public Library Round Room as Lee County attorney candidates Clinton Boddicker and Ross Braden squared off in a forum hosted by the American Association of University Women’s Keokuk chapter.
KEOKUK – Construction of a 45-unit independent living facility for area seniors has hit the halfway mark.
Pete Schwiegeraht, senior developer with Miller-Valentine Group, provided updates and answered questions regarding Keokuk Senior Lofts at Wednesday’s Coffee and Conversation at the Lake Cooper Foundation.
KEOKUK – The Keokuk City Council again discussed establishing a business registration ordinance at Thursday’s regular workshop.
Marty Fox, owner of Decker Manufacturing Company, objected to the yearly inspections the city would be able to conduct if the ordinance is passed as currently worded.
KEOKUK – Initial contract proposals given Thursday by the Keokuk Education Association and the Keokuk School District both include salary increases.
When KEA and the district agreed on extended contracts last year, they planned to discuss salary schedules this year only if the allowable growth rate set by the Iowa Legislature was below 2 percent or above 4 percent.
DES MOINES – A book about Iowans in the Civil War rose to the top of this year’s Shambaugh Shortlist to claim one of the state’s highest history awards Monday.
Gov. Terry Branstad presented the 2017 Benjamin Shambaugh Award to author Thomas Baker for “The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa in the Civil War,” which focuses on Iowans and their service in battle and at home.
I’ve been reading some people’s opinions about “North Lee” v. “South Lee” regarding the appointment of Ross Braden as Lee County Attorney, and the now upcoming election.
Ross has deep roots in Keokuk, Fort Madison and West Point, with friends in the surrounding areas as well.
I wish to respond to the letter written by Kendra Abfalter, and I would ask that Mr. Boddicker’s supporters keep this campaign honest. Unfortunately, his supporters feel misleading the public is the way to get votes to go their way.
The trial of a Fort Madison man charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder was over before it began Tuesday morning.
John Huss, 29, Fort Madison, was to begin Tuesday at the North Lee County Courthouse in Fort Madison.
Even before the first degree attempted murder trial of John Huss, 29, Fort Madison, began Tuesday morning, it was over. After a delay in the trial selection, Judge Michael Schilling announced to the jury pool that attorneys on both sides of the case had reached a plea deal concerning the case and released the 50 possible jurors.
My name is Ron Wood and I worked in the 8th Judicial District for 35 years in many geographic locations. The last 25 years of my career I was located in Lee County and retired on September 30, 2016 from Juvenile Court Services.
KEOKUK – Lee County Leadership fundraising team Doug Ewing, Shandra McWhorter, Maggie Guzman and Mark Bousselot Saturday raised an estimated $3,000 at the 2017 KPlay Kickball Tournament to benefit KPlay Keokuk Playgrounds for All and its Bentley’s Playground initiative for providing handicap accessible playground equipment in Keokuk.
Coming on the heels of a study showing Lee County near the bottom of the most healthy places to live list (see March 31 issue of the Daily Democrat), another study shows the county’s two main cities rank high among the most affordable places to live.
Open letter to Keokuk city council
Dear council members,
There are many issues that need to be addressed in Keokuk, of which are all more important than backyard chickens.
Officials believe they have recovered the body of a fisherman whose boat capsized Jan. 3 on the Mississippi River.
The Keokuk Police Department responded Wednesday morning to a report of a possible body floating near the lock at Lock and Dam 19.
After Lee County Supervisors completed their regular Tuesday meeting, beginning in Fort Madison and ending in Keokuk, they approved the third reading of the minimum wage increase ordinance 4-1, with Supervisor Ron Fedler voting against.
KEOKUK – State. Rep. Jerry Kearns, D-Keokuk, gave updates on what State. Sen. Rich Taylor, D-Mount Pleasant, described as “a lot of bad bills” during Friday’s Legislative Luncheon, hosted by the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce.
KEOKUK – A group of Keokuk High School teachers is developing a course intended to prepare students for the workforce.
Business teacher Cheri Kemp, science teacher Courtney Giesel, health occupations teacher Jessica Koehler and industrial technologies teacher Matt May presented to the Keokuk School Board during the March 13 regular meeting.
KEOKUK – This is the first town in Iowa to observe an annual climate change awareness event, thanks to a Keokuk High School teacher and her students.
Science instructor Courtney Giesel organized a committee of freshmen who planned various activities to promote Earth Hour, which will be observed worldwide from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Robert “Bob” Leslie Brilon, 79, of Keokuk, died on March 15, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
There will be no funeral service and a private burial will be held at a later date.
Five area residents have been arrested by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.
Two Keokuk residents were arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop.
Kenneth Michael Howell, 23, and Jesica Charleen Blaise, 28, have been charged in that case.
KEOKUK – A default judgment was entered Monday against Midwest Academy because the former boarding school’s owners had not hired an attorney in time for a trial that was scheduled to begin Monday at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.
KEOKUK – Many Keokuk residents have responded to a citywide survey over the past several months. The data is used to update a comprehensive plan, which helps the city make decisions about future development.
When you’re an accomplished chef, the most likely place to find you is at a five-star restaurant in a large city, such as St. Louis.
But if you’re an accomplished chef who doesn’t like to be confined to a single spot, then you’re more than happy to start your own business...in a food truck.
There is a war going on across Iowa over access to women’s health care.
Republicans are forcing legislation in an attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood, because some of their locations provide abortion services.
KEOKUK – A suspect is in custody for what officials are calling a suspicious death that was reported Monday morning in Keokuk.
Keokuk police officers responded at 9:46 a.m. to 222 Concert St., where they found a deceased person.
Lee County Crime Stoppers gathered Thursday evening at the Fort Madison Hy-Vee to take part in an all-you-can-eat chili fundraiser for the organization. At the same time, the organization was holding a fund raiser in Keokuk.
I am writing this letter as a citizen and resident of Lee County – not in my capacity as an elected official. Although I am a resident of Keokuk, my opinion of Measure A on the Nov. 8 ballot would be the same whether I lived in Fort Madison, any other city in the county or in the rural area.