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11/13/2019 - 12:02pm
The Keokuk County Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The meeting was held on Tuesday due to the courthouse being closed for Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Perhaps the most important issue for the Supervisors approval was that of the first tier canvass of votes in this year’s city/ school election. Because City and School elections were combined, two canvass of votes are...
10/30/2019 - 11:28am
While the only real competition in the Pekin School Board Elections is for the Director District 4 seat between Heidi Baker and Shawn Echelberry, voters in the district are being asked to approve a renewal of a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) for the district. Pekin Schools have had a voted PPEL for some time, and while it was...
10/23/2019 - 9:43am
The presidential campaign continued on at warp speed last week, as another presidential candidate swung through Keokuk County on a mission to shake up the current race. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), spoke to a packed room at Barn Wired in Sigourney as she seeks to gain traction as the 2020 Iowa Caucuses quickly approach. Klobuchar explained her...
10/23/2019 - 9:41am
State Auditor Rob Sand visited Keokuk County last week, as part of his 99-county tour of the State of Iowa. Since being elected in 2018, Sand has opted to change the scope of his office, making it more than simply an accounting firm. One thing in particular that he talked about is a new initiative started by his office called the “PIE...
10/23/2019 - 9:39am
Homemade soup and political talk were on the menu last Saturday night as the Keokuk County Central Committee hosted their annual fall dinner at the senior center. County Chairman Tom Grove kicked off the event with an opening prayer, followed by Mike Hadley leading the Pledge of Allegiance. After dinner, State chairman Jeff Kaufmann gave a...
10/23/2019 - 9:37am
In late September, Sigourney City Officials announced that effective Nov. 1, the City of Sigourney would be removing recycling bins near the city shop building on Walnut Street, effectively ending any recycling program the City of Sigourney was still maintaining. Since that announcement, the City has decided to pursue a contract with the County to...
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