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08/21/2019 - 10:42am
The Keokuk County Supervisors, at their regular meeting on Monday, August 19, formally took action on a sharing agreement between Mahaska County and Keokuk County, for to share the services of Keokuk County Engineer Andy McGuire. A 28E agreement between Mahaska County and Keokuk County was considered by the board after the Mahaska County Supervisors opted to seek different services for...
08/21/2019 - 10:41am
Joseph C. Patzner, the Grand Marshal of the Sigourney 4th of July 2019 and 175th anniversary parade, was an Army draftee from Guttenberg, IA. Joe was born on April 1, 1924 to Martin and Mabel Patzner. He went into the service at 18 years old in 1942 and trained in Fort Jackson, SC. He was shipped overseas in November 1944, went to the front lines...
08/21/2019 - 10:39am
Although influenced by timeless musicians, the music of Robert Conner has deep roots in Sigourney. This is where he learned to play, where he started his first bands, and where he continues to bring gifted musicians together. Born in Missouri, his father was originally from Sigourney and the family relocated here when Bob was in 4th or 5th grade....
08/14/2019 - 10:07am
The nation’s eyes were focused on Clear Lake, Iowa for a few brief hours on Friday Aug. 9, as the Iowa Democratic Party conducted its famous Wing Ding. Nearly all of the national candidates for President were in attendance, and each was provided with seven-minutes during which they shared their vision, dreams, plans, reactions, and hopes...
08/14/2019 - 10:05am
It took a Keokuk County Jury of six men and six women only 30 minutes to decide the fate of William Kirby Mann: guilty of one count of second-degree sexual abuse. Mann, of Keswick, stood trial last week, after being accused of inappropriately touching an eight-year-old female. During the three-day trial, the state, led by Assistant Attorney...
08/07/2019 - 9:00am
Helping out a neighbor was the theme of Monday’s Keokuk County Supervisors meeting, as the Board heard a report from County Engineer Andy McGuire on a recent meeting he had with the Mahaska County Supervisors. In October 2018, then-Mahaska County Engineer Dave Shannahan tenured his resignation. Since then, the Mahaska County Supervisors have...
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