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10/14/2018 - 8:12pm
Sigourney, Iowa- The trial of Donnie Herr had been set to begin this week, on one charge of second-degree sexual abuse, a class B felony, which carries a penalty of 25 years in prison. A hearing on outstanding motions had been set to be held on Friday afternoon, October 12. By all indications, trial appeared to be a go heading into the motions hearing. However, at the start of Friday’s...
06/14/2017 - 10:27am
 Tanner Halleran was selected as a delegate to this year's American Legion Hawkeye Boys State  conducted at Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa from June 11-16. Tanner is the son of Bill and Amy Halleran of Sigourney and will be a senior at Sigourney Junior Senior High School for the 2017-2018 year. The American Legion founded Boys State as a...
06/14/2017 - 10:08am
Matthew Murphy was sentenced before Jefferson County on June 12.   The judge ordered Murphy to 25 years in prison on his second -degree sexual   abuse conviction where the jury found Murphy guilty on April 7. This sentencing   carried a mandatory 70 percent   Murphy was formerly employed by the Southern Iowa...
07/13/2016 - 7:44am
Volunteers are a hard thing to come by, but in our small county you can always count on two when disaster strikes. Wayne and Sandy Smithart have been helping local fire departments and emergency personnel on their own since 2008. When needed, they arrive on scene and provide refreshments for emergency personnel. “We want to make sure...
10/06/2015 - 9:55am
National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-Oct. 10. Check out our special section with the men and women of Keokuk County's departments in the Oct. 7 issue.
10/02/2015 - 3:51pm
Crowning of the 2015 SK Homecoming King and Queen, Peyton Crawford and Madaline Berg, took place at Boom Night. For more coverage, see the Oct. 7 issue in print.
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