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Dog park now open in Keokuk

Dog owners in the tri-states area can take their dogs to a new park in Keokuk. It is located on Second Street, between Bank and Exchange streets. Keokuk City Administrator Cole O’Donnell said the park covers almost one acre that is divided into two fenced-in areas. One area is for large dogs and the other is for smaller dogs.
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QND hits 5 homers in win over Routt

It was something you don't see in your typical WIVC baseball game. Quincy Notre Dame hit five home runs over the fence at Alumni Field on Saturday to hand Routt a 12-2 loss in its final regular-season game. QND, a No. 2 seed in the upcoming Class 2A playoffs, scored two runs in the second, five in the third, four in the fourth and one more in the fifth to end the game early. Routt scored single runs in the first and third innings. Ethan Walker started the game and was removed after two innings due to...
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City to bond $9 million to finish highway work

FORT MADISON – The City of Fort Madison is looking to borrow $9 million to finish the Hwy. 61 rehabilitation work. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison City Council, the council is scheduled to vote on setting a public hearing for June 6, where action can be taken to issue general obligation bonds to generate revenue to pay for the work.

Ask MRN: Why is it taking so long for hole in alley to get fixed?

A city sewer line has collapsed in an alley that connects Fifth Street and Sixth Street, between Maine and Jersey. | Submitted Photo. There is a hole in the alley behind the building where I work on Maine Street. It seems as if the hole has been there for a long time, but no work ever gets done. What’s going on?

Fort Madison city officials to address vacant, dilapidated properties

FORT MADISON (WGEM) – Fort Madison Mayor Matt Mohrfeld said the city has identified 400 dilapidated and vacant properties around the city. He said the city is working to address this by reaching out to those property owners and find a solution to either repurpose, remodel or remove the buildings from the properties.
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For the Record – Sunday, May 15, 2022

05/03/22 – 9:56 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a property damage accident at the intersection of 20th Street and Avenue I. 05/03/22 – 1:39 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of larceny/theft in the 1100 block of Avenue H.

EMS Day at the Quincy Town Center

QUINCY, IL (KHQA) — You might have noticed a lot of emergency lights in the Quincy Town Center parking lot this afternoon. They had nothing to do with an emergency, but it was to celebrate EMS Day. Residents could find fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and other first responder...

Iowa Mushroom Hunters Find Motherlode of Morels, Pick 175 Pounds in Two Days

Rusty Gates of Alexandria, Missouri, and Jimmy Johnson, of rural Keokuk, Iowa, hunt morels together every spring. On Saturday, May 7, the two friends found and harvested an incredible 131 pounds of the highly-sought mushrooms while walking the woods of Lee County in southeastern Iowa. Johnson has hunted morels since he was a boy and has never found more than 75 pounds in an entire season, which usually lasts about a month.

Cancer Crush raises more than $70,000 for cancer patients

QUINCY, Ill. — The 2022 Quincy Medical Group Foundation Cancer Crush ended up raising more than $70,000. It will go toward QMG's Oncology Patient Assistance Fund to help area patients battling cancer. That money helps cancer patients with everyday living expenses, including transportation, housing, and more. Cancer Crush Took...

Yates accepts police chief appointment

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — A more than 20 year veteran of the Quincy Police Department has accepted the appointment to serve as the department's next police chief. Adam Yates said in a news release on Monday that the chairman of the Quincy Board of Fire and Police Commission contacted him Friday to offer him the position.