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04/18/2019 - 8:34am
PEKIN- The Pekin School District has started the search for a new 7-12 principal, after current principal Clint Gingerich was offered the associate principal position at Oskaloosa Middle School. Pekin Superintendent Dave Harper said Gingerich’s departure will leave big shoes to fill. “He is such a loss for the district. He has done such a tremendous job for us,” Harper said....
04/17/2019 - 9:30am
OSKALOOSA- It took a jury of nine women and three men about two and a half hours Monday morning to deliver a verdict of guilty in the second-degree murder trial of Luke Ryan VanHemert, 24, of Oskaloosa. The verdict wrapped up three days of testimony and two days of attorney statements and brought some closure to the community in the death of...
04/17/2019 - 9:26am
PEKIN- The President of the Pekin School Board has tenured his resignation from the board, effective May 1. Steve Copeland, who has served on the board for the past 12 years will be moving out of his director district, prompting the resignation, according to Superintendent Dave Harper. “He will be building a house outside of Hedrick, outside...
04/11/2019 - 8:00am
SIGOURNEY- Joining the Pekin School District, Sigourney Schools recently completed a major project that will eventually see significant energy savings for the district. The Sigourney School District has now become the second school district in Keokuk County to install solar panels on school buildings. According to Superintendent Dave Harper, the...
04/10/2019 - 9:36am
SIGOURNEY- A Sigourney woman is facing two aggravated misdemeanors, after police say her four-year-old child left the house unattended three times. Rozilynn Gay was arrested on April 5 and charged with two counts of child endangerment in reference to two March incidents. According to the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office, on March 6tharound 6:...
04/04/2019 - 9:05am
Iowa law requires all property to be revalued every two years to reflect changes in market value and to keep up with market trends. Research of sales ratio studies, analysis of local conditions, and current construction costs are used in determining assessments. The assessed value represents the value as the property sits on January 1, 2019. Each...
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