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05/16/2019 - 8:40am
SOUTH ENGLISH- An 18-year-old teenager is facing two sexual abuse charges after authorities say he abused two young girls. Bentley Patchric Sorden-Schott was arrested on May 8 and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, Class B Felonies each punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Criminal complaints filed in Keokuk County District Court accused Sorden-Schott of having...
02/13/2019 - 5:05pm
Sigourney, Iowa- The Sigourney City Council placed some finality in regards to an issue that has been dogging the city for some time at their February 6 meeting. The council, on a 4-0 vote, formally approved a recycling agreement with Cox Sanitation, of North English. The agreement will provide a more permanent recycling option for residents,...
02/08/2019 - 8:00am
The Keokuk County Assessor's Office is beginning a project to help make sure properties which have a dwelling are correctly listed. This involves sending an interior information sheet to property owners for each dwelling in the County. We currently use this information sheet to collect information on the interior of a dwelling when we are...
02/07/2019 - 10:29am
Sigourney, Iowa- A Richland man facing felony charges for shooting a shotgun at a Keokuk County Deputy will stand trial later this year. Michael McClure entered a formal not guilty plea on January 31, to charges of going armed with intent, assault on a peace officer with a firearm, and reckless use of a firearm. The charges stem from an early...
02/06/2019 - 9:43am
Keswick, Iowa- A Keswick man is facing serious charges after being arrested for allegedly molesting a child he was babysitting. William Mann, 33, was arrested on January 30 after a January 26 incident involving a female child under the age of 12. According to a criminal complaint filed in Keokuk County District Court by Deputy Sheriff Adam Pence,...
01/31/2019 - 11:30am
Sigourney, Iowa- By the middle of January, many were starting to wonder if the predictions of a cold and wet winter might have been off. After the area received a foot and a half of snow during a late fall snowstorm, winter calmed itself, with somewhat mild temperatures from December through beginnings of the new year.  However, by the...
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