Charlie Comfort

12/11/2019 - 1:00pm
When the polls closed at the end of the Nov. 5 city-school election, many in Keokuk County assumed that that would be it, and there would be no more elections until next June. Recent developments, however, have made it clear that that assumption likely is incorrect. On Nov. 5, Heidi Baker was elected to director district 4 on the Pekin School Board, defeating Shawn Echelberry. At the time of the...
12/05/2019 - 5:35pm
It has been a busy past couple of weeks for the Sigourney Fire Department. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Sigourney Fire Department responded to two separate fire calls within a matter of hours. Around 11 a.m., a call for service came into the Keokuk County 911 center in reference to a grain bin fire at a farm property owned by Mike Haines, on Highway 92....
12/05/2019 - 5:33pm
A rural-Sigourney man charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon has been arrested and charged in an unrelated incident in Louisa County. On Nov. 8, Alan Buehneman, 35, was arrested in Keokuk County on a warrant out of Louisa County charging him with second-degree theft. He posted a $500 cash bond and appeared before a magistrate judge on...
11/20/2019 - 3:15pm
The Keokuk County Supervisors have taken formal action to sell land surrounding the Citizens C onvenience Center, on highway 149. At the regular meeting of the Supervisors on Nov. 18, the board opened bids relating to the sale of the land. The parcels of land up for sale had previously been published in the public domain, in an attempt to drum up...
11/20/2019 - 3:08pm
Recreating treasured memories has started to become a calling for some, as history and preservation of treasured items have begun to take a back seat in society. For one Sigourney woman, the missions to preserve furniture and the memories the pieces share have become intertwined together in her business. Donna Grossman, owner at Uptown Chair,...
11/20/2019 - 3:05pm
Students at Sigourney Elementary and Jr./Sr. High all paid tribute to those brave Americans who have chosen to put on the uniform and serve in the armed forces. At Sigourney Elementary School, students recognized veterans through reader’s theater programs, as well as the presentation of quilts of valor; all helped to recognize those who have...
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