Amie Van Patten

03/04/2018 - 10:40pm
The Keokuk County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 27-year-old man after authorities said he tried to stab another man to death. Johnathan James Ray Walker, of What Cheer, faces an attempted murder charge, a Class B felony, after Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call, around 12:40 a.m., Saturday. When Deputy Jeff Runnells responded to the call for possible stab wounds, he located...
12/20/2017 - 8:25am
            While the sights of decorated homes and beautiful trees can be mesmerizing, the holiday lights as well as other items can also pose as a risk to fires during the holiday season and throughout the year.             When it comes to household fires,...
12/13/2017 - 8:28am
            On December 6, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation gave away 33 grants to local projects in Washington and surrounding communities through its competitive grant program.             Through this program, WCRF Board of Directors will distribute...
12/06/2017 - 8:38am
            A series of incidents leading back to November 10 has led to the arrest of Clint Little of What Cheer.             On November 10, Deputy Jeff Runnells of the Keokuk County Sheriff Department was called to Porter Street in What Cheer for the report of...
11/03/2017 - 8:55am
            October 30 was the final meal day served at the Keota Milestones Area Agency on Aging. This is due to actions taken to close eight senior meal centers, or reduce the number of meals served weekly. The closure of the low-participation sites is an attempt to become more cost effective while serving the most...
10/25/2017 - 7:26am
            The city of What Cheer will rely on write-in votes to fill two empty seats on the city council this November, while an election for mayor takes place with two candidates running.             Mike Danner is currently the mayor of What Cheer where he has...
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