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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...
07/03/2019 - 9:38am
Sigourney - As the folks of Sigourney prepare to celebrate 175 years of history, it is only natural that we take this time to reflect on our remarkable citizens. Over the centuries, there have been many, but one that most in this time period still remember, at least by name, is the legendary Sergeant Quincy Irven Rice. His story of surviving as a...
06/27/2019 - 8:00am
SIGOURNEY- A deal over who and how to operate the Keokuk County Recycling facility could be imminent, as the Keokuk County Supervisors removed the final requirement leading to a deal. At the June 24 meeting of the Keokuk County Supervisors, the board unanimously approved a motion to purchase the Keokuk County Recycling facility from Harry Stever,...
06/26/2019 - 10:16am
SIGOURNEY- While residents of Sigourney and other small towns in Keokuk County will be holding elections for Mayor and City Council later this year, rural residents in northwest Keokuk County will be voting on their representative to serve on the Keokuk County Committee. The Keokuk County Committee is comprised of three members elected from Local...
06/26/2019 - 8:55am
SIGOURNEY- 100 years is a long time for anything. Towns can come and go, wars are fought, businesses are built. Here in Keokuk County, a lot has happened in the past 100 years. One woman has been here to see it all, as well. Irene Morrisson, 99, of Sigourney has seen a lot of Sigourney and Keokuk County’s past. When Irene was born in 1919,...
06/21/2019 - 11:32am
OSKALOOSA- A rural Sigourney man is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of a four month old infant. Johnny Dale Jr was arrested on June 19, and charged with child endangerment resulting in serious injury, after a child in Dale's care was taken to Mahaska Health Partnership, and later airlifted to Blank Children's hospital in...
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