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09/18/2019 - 10:57am
At the end of the 2018-2019 school year, first-year high school principal Clint Gingerich announced his resignation, to accept a job as assistant principal at Oskaloosa Middle School. Within a matter of weeks, Pekin Schools had settled on their new top dog at Pekin High School: Bob Tollefson. Tollefson is not completely new to the Pekin School District. In fact, Tollefson cut his teeth as a...
08/28/2019 - 12:58pm
Rylie Shettler, age 19, of Sigourney recently competed in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair with a vocal solo, “I’m Not Afraid of Anything”. This was the 60th year of the Bill Riley Talent Search, which is comprised of nearly 100 local qualifying shows held at local fairs and festivals statewide. The winners...
08/28/2019 - 12:56pm
Residents will soon see a new face around the Staci Shettler Farm Bureau Insurance agency. Kelsey Hammes has now joined the agency, effective August 1. Hammes was born and raised in Keokuk County. She is a 2012 graduate of Sigourney High School, and went onto AIB College of Business to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business...
08/21/2019 - 10:42am
The Keokuk County Supervisors, at their regular meeting on Monday, August 19, formally took action on a sharing agreement between Mahaska County and Keokuk County, for to share the services of Keokuk County Engineer Andy McGuire. A 28E agreement between Mahaska County and Keokuk County was considered by the board after the Mahaska County...
08/21/2019 - 10:41am
Joseph C. Patzner, the Grand Marshal of the Sigourney 4th of July 2019 and 175th anniversary parade, was an Army draftee from Guttenberg, IA. Joe was born on April 1, 1924 to Martin and Mabel Patzner. He went into the service at 18 years old in 1942 and trained in Fort Jackson, SC. He was shipped overseas in November 1944, went to the front lines...
08/21/2019 - 10:39am
Although influenced by timeless musicians, the music of Robert Conner has deep roots in Sigourney. This is where he learned to play, where he started his first bands, and where he continues to bring gifted musicians together. Born in Missouri, his father was originally from Sigourney and the family relocated here when Bob was in 4th or 5th grade....
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