Keokuk, IA


Keokuk teen found guilty of First Degree Robbery, conspiracy

Burlington, IA- A Jury has found a Keokuk teen guilty of robbery and Conspiracy following a four-day trial. According to the Des Moines County Attorney’s Office, 18-year-old Noah Christopher Scott of Keokuk was found guilty of two counts of First Degree Robbery and Conspiracy. The charges stem from an...
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Lomax, Illinois man arrested for Methamphetamine possession

Carthage, Ill.- The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a Lomax, Illinois man for methamphetamine possession. According to a news release, on Friday, September 23rd, a Hancock County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 9 near County Road 1450 East for a traffic violation.
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Hounds find right gear in second half

FORT MADISON - Bloodhound head football coach Derek Doherty said the Hounds have had a bit of trouble getting into gear this season. But Fort Madison shifted just fine in the second half Friday night as they rolled to a 46-0 win over Mt. Pleasant in District 4A-3 football action at Richmond Stadium.

New hospital search could take year in Keokuk

It will be a while before a new urgent care provider could possibly occupy the soon-to-be vacated hospital in Keokuk. Blessing Health announced this month that it will close the hospital on Oct. 1. The corporation cited “consistently low demand for inpatient and emergency services” for the shutdown. Blessing Health purchased the 49-bed hospital from UnityPoint Health in March 2021.
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Rough part of Hawks' schedule behind them

WELLMAN — There is time, Central Lee coach Chuck Banks said, for the Hawks to turn around their football season. Friday’s 51-0 loss to Mid-Prairie, though, was another night when, while the Hawks occasionally showed the ability to move the ball, they also turned it over. “Right now,...

SCC food pantry program caring for students in need

WEST BURLINGTON — Southeastern Community College recently opened a food pantry for students at its West Burlington and Keokuk campuses in hopes of giving students in need one less thing to worry about as they pursue their education. The pantry, called the "Blackhawk Open Cupboard," is set up in...
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Symphony is on its way to Fort Madison

FORT MADISON — American Cruise Lines proudly announces that American Symphony, the newest riverboat on the Mississippi, begins cruising the Upper River for the first time this week, arriving in Fort Madison, Iowa, on Sunday, September 25th. Christened in Natchez, Mississippi, on August 30th, 2022, the brand new riverboat is currently sailing the company’s longest river cruise itinerary, a 22-Day Complete Mississippi River Cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana, to St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mid-Prairie Starts District 2-0 with Dismantling of Central Lee

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk football team was dominant in all three phases of the game Friday in a 51-0 blasting of Central Lee on a damp night in front of the fans at Dwight G. Sattler Field in Wellman. The Golden Hawks took the game’s first possession and marched the ball 61 yards on 11 plays, finishing with a Collin Miller one yard quarterback sneak for six. It was Miller’s first rushing touchdown of the year, and would be his first of three in the first half. Central Lee started the game with a turnover as Dylan Henry grabbed the first of his two interceptions on the night on the fourth play from scrimmage and returned it to the Hawk 38 yard line. Six plays later, Miller called his number again, from five yards out, to make it 14-0 Golden Hawks. After a Central Lee turnover on downs, the Mid-Prairie sprint out of the gates continued, a five play 50 yard drive ended with a four yard Miller scoring run, his third, to put the Golden Hawks up 21-0 after one.

Lee County Youth Services grant application deadline approaching

Keokuk, IA- Lee County Youth Services INC is reminding residents of the upcoming deadline to apply for the Lee County Youth Services grant. Nonprofit organizations that serve Lee County youth are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000. The deadline to apply for the grants is October 1st.

Washington Volleyball Falls vs Ft. Madison in Last Home Match

The Washington Demon volleyball team couldn’t break up their losing streak in their final home match of the season Tuesday night, falling in four sets to Fort Madison. Washington dropped the first two sets 25-18 and 25-23. Despite battling back and extending the match with a 25-18 third-set victory, the Demons would fall in the decisive fourth set 25-22.
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For the Record – Wednesday, September 21, 2022

09/20/22 – Fort Madison police had no activity to report. 09/20/22 – Lee County sheriff deputies had no activity to report. 09/21/22 – Lee County sheriff deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwys. 103 and 218. According to the report, a vehicle driven by Alexandria Dominique Cain, 25, of Fort Madison, was traveling westbound on Hwy. 103 when it stopped at a stop sign. A vehicle driven by Rebecca Lynn Haage, 47, of Fort Madison, was also traveling westbound on Hwy. 103 and came to the stop sign behind Cain's vehicle. Haage began to pull away from the stop sign before Cain, striking the rear of Cain's vehicle. No injuries or citations were reported and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Keokuk man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide by eluding

Keokuk, IA- A Keokuk man plead guilty Monday, September 19th, to vehicular homicide by eluding authorities, after he struck a pedestrian while fleeing police. TV Station WGEM reports that 29-year-old Colby Manning was attempting to elude police on May 1st when he struck a pedestrian. The victim, 36-year-old Kyle Savage...

Child safety seat check on Saturday

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — Every day in Illinois, thousands of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their age and size, many are not. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, Safe Kids Adams...

Fort Madison police find suspected explosive device in camper

Moline Police Chief Darren Gault said students are safe and that school is operating normally. Quad Cites Marathon will impact traffic on several streets in Bettendorf Sunday. The Quad Cities Marathon should be off Bettendorf streets by approximately 11:00 a.m. New mental health services for Genesis cardiac patients provided by...