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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...
07/24/2019 - 11:02am
SIGOURNEY- The presidential campaign season is fully underway in Iowa. That season will make its way through Sigourney on Thursday, as former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper makes his way to the Sigourney café. Hickenlooper will hold a listening session at the Sigourney Cafe on Highway 92 East in Sigourney at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July...
07/24/2019 - 10:38am
Sigourney – What’s fair time in Iowa without temps in the nineties? This year’s Keokuk County Expo fell during the final stretch of a particularly long heat spell this July. Exhibitors, family, and 4-H leaders are accustomed to sweltering conditions coinciding with what many consider the “best week of the summer.”...
07/19/2019 - 8:00am
SIGOURNEY- Lake Belva Deer has seen many improvements over the past couple of years as the park has received grants and other funding sources to continue to complete the long worked on project. Soon, another piece of the puzzle will be placed when a major piece of safety equipment is installed at the park: an outdoor storm warning siren. At the...
07/18/2019 - 8:00am
SIGOURNEY- As the transition to Cox Sanitation from Waste Management takes place, the Keokuk County Recycling Center, located south of Sigourney, is currently operated under limited hours until August 1st, until a DNR permit can be obtained for the facility. According to the Keokuk County Supervisors, the facility is currently open from 7 a.m. to...
07/17/2019 - 9:57am
SIGOURNEY- In 2017, the Iowa Legislature enacted legislation that would change the way school board elections are conducted in the state of Iowa; the second time since 2007 that the legislature has done such a thing. The changes made in 2017, however, were set to not begin until 2019. The main change that attracted scrutiny was a plan to combine...
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