Burnside, IL

Oquawka Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Tractor

Henderson County Chief Deputy Matthew Link releases the arrest of an Oquawka man for possession of a stolen vehicle. Donald E. Millard, age 57 was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on Sunday, May 15th. The Sheriff’s Office received a report that Millard was driving a tractor and had since parked it a residence in Gladstone. The complainant stated they did not believe Millard had purchased it. Millard and the tractor were located in Gladstone. Upon investigation Deputies discovered Millard had not purchased the tractor and began looking for a victim. It was discovered that Millard had allegedly stolen the tractor from J.J. Nichting Co. in Pilot Grove, IA. Millard was arrested and charged for possessing the stolen tractor. The tractor was valued at $125,000. Milliard is currently being held at the Henderson County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. Millard is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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Radio Keokuk

Robert “Bob” L. Eddleman

Robert “Bob” L. Eddleman, 75, of Kahoka, passed away peacefully at 12:47 am on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at his home. He was born on January 17, 1947, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of the late Frank Howard & Bertha Bluebell (McGee) Eddleman. After Bob graduated from Wyaconda High School in 1965, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He married Linda Simpson on October 18, 1970, at the United Methodist Church in Luray and she survives.

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.
Pen City Current

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.

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.

Dudley Street water main project continues

MACOMB — The construction project on South Dudley Street between Franklin and Jefferson Streets seems to be moving right along, as Vance Construction has about 1,000 feet of the water main in the ground. The contract was awarded to Vance last September, but they were not able to get...

How Iowa ag secretary hopeful John Norwood has a plan to make Iowa the Silicon Valley of ag with sustainability in mind

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidate John Norwood, a Des Moines Democrat, wants to make ag hip again.  During a visit to Burlington this week, during which he attended the Des Moines County Democrats' annual banquet, Norwood shared with The Hawk Eye a vision for the future of Iowa's ag sector that includes farm parks, crop and farmer diversification, soil and water conservation, and education that he believes will draw more people to rural Iowa and encourage healthier farming practices.  ...
Pen City Current

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.

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.