Hamilton, IL

Miles to miss Palmyra Season Opener due to disciplinary action

Palmyra High School announced Wednesday Morning that head football coach Kevin Miles will be serving a one-game leave of absence for a failure of locker room supervision. Miles will be sitting out his team's season opener on August 26th against Hallsville. Tyler Krietemeyer will serve as the team's interim head coach and play caller for that contest.
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Dallas city council passes reproductive rights resolution

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Dallas is the latest big city in Texas to pass a resolution stating  that police don't have to investigate doctors accused of performing abortions.The resolution was approved unanimously by a council committee on August 2, and passed the full city council by a vote of 12 to 1. Denton and Austin have already passed similar resolutions.Councilman Adam Bazaldua, who put forth the resolution last week, emphasized that it is not an attempt to legalize abortion, but to regulate which resources are used where. He said, "We as a city are committed to using our legislative power to...
Radio Keokuk

The Fund For Nora Receives Gift Of Over $82K

In the Fall of 2019, The Fund for Nora was established at The Keokuk Area Community Foundation to rebuild and help preserve Oakland Cemetery. The Hickey and Azinger Families created the Fund for Nora to rebuild the roads around the burial plot of Nora Azinger, who passed away in 2019. Throughout 2020-2021 several roads at Oakland Cemetery were rebuilt and completed due to contributions to the Fund for Nora. Hickey Contracting and The City of Keokuk have worked together recently to create a plan to improve the entrances and roads throughout the Cemetery and the first phase of that construction was completed in 2021 and early 2022.

Dallas Homeowners Could See the Largest Property Tax in Years

Texas has no income tax but property taxes are usually a complaint from homeowners. This year, Dallas City Council wants to give homeowners a break. A Dallas homeowner with a $410,000 single-family home would have a property tax bill of $2,123 under the new proposal - this is a saving of $79. This 2.75% decrease is the largest decrease in 37 years.
Pen City Current

For the Record – Tuesday, August 9, 2022

08/03/22 – 11:03 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of vandalism in the 3000 block of Avenue P. 08/03/22 – 1:47 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a property damage accident at the intersection of 9th Street and Avenue G.


Leroy D. Collier, 92 of Canton, Missouri, died August 7, 2022 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton. The son of Irvin and Anna Gassen Collier was born on August 24, 1929 at Higginsville, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Mary C. Suppenbach on November 25, 1949 at...

Cool Kids Fundraiser

Canton Immanuel United Methodist Church volunteer held a yard and bake sale fundraiser at the church on Aug. 5-6 with proceeds to benefit children’s ministries including the Cool Kids program. The event was a big success with many people finding deals, delicious baked goods and supporting the cause.

Dallas City Council passes resolution limiting abortion investigations in city

DALLAS — Dallas City councilmembers almost unanimously passed the "Grace Act," an ordinance aimed at deprioritizing investigations into abortions by local police departments. The measure passed 12-1 with only one "no" vote cast by District 10 Councilmember B. Adam McGough. Three city councilmembers, Cara Mendehlson, Chad West and Jesus...
Pen City Current

For the Record – Wednesday, August 10, 2022

08/09/22 – 6:55 p.m. – Fort Madison police arrested Hayley Rayes-Barrera, 37, of Fort Madison, in the 800 block of 17th Street, on a Henry County warrant for driving under suspension. She was taken to Lee County Jail. 08/09/22 – 9:02 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to...

Fort Madison area boy hospitalized after incident at pool

Fort Madison, IA- A Fort Madison area boy was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa city following an incident at the Fort Madison pool. The Pen City Current reports that emergency crews responded to the pool at about 2:15 PM Saturday when the boy was being pulled from the pool by an adult.

Dallas City Council member concerned about city's rate of spending

DALLAS - With property values soaring, some Dallas City Council members are concerned about the size of the city's spending along with it. One council member pointed out that if the city's spending continues at this pace, its reserve fund would no longer be at the recommended level in just three years.

Iowa produced pen makes history

The Iowa Almanac with Professor Jeff Stein takes a look at an Iowa produced PEN that was part of history on this day, August 1945. The W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa was used to sign one of the most important documents in history and continues to be used today. Learn the story of how this happened and the history behind the Sheaffer pen.