Vehicle crashes into home in Gorin after brakes fail
On Wednesday evening of February 21, 2024, an 18-year-old man from Arbela, Missouri, was involved in an accident that resulted in his vehicle striking a house in Gorin, Missouri. The crash occurred at the intersection of Nesbit Street and Main Street around 7:45 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway...
Boys’ Wrestling: SEC All-Conference Honors
Mt. Pleasant, IA- The Southeast Conference (SEC) released the All-Conference honors for boys’ wrestling and here’s how everything stands. For boys’ wrestling, Fort Madison finished atop the conference standings finishing 5-0. The Bloodhounds touted five All-Conference 1st Teamers in Luke Vanderpool (126-pound weight class), Nolan Riddle (157-pound weight class), Isaac Thacher (190-pound weight class), Teague Smith (215-pound weight class), and Cory Arnett (285-pound weight class). Noah Swigart, Logan Pennock, Cade Goodrich, and Joe Hartman made the All-Conference 2nd Team with Riddle, Thacher, Arnett, and Hartman qualifying for the state tournament. Riddle was also tabbed SEC Wrestler of the Year.
Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office Responds To Weekend Crash
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a car accident on Highway 34 over the weekend. According to first responders, the department was dispatched to the scene just after midnight on Saturday and discovered that the vehicle involved in the collision was turned on its side in the median near mile marker 211.
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Sheriff’s Office: Two Vehicles Stolen, One Recovered
The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of thefts that occurred over three days. On February 17, the sheriff’s office said a Honda CR125 dirtbike was reported stolen from the yard of a residence on Old Main Street. Two days later, an older model Green...
Iowa’s oldest sycamore tree damaged by suspicious fire
DANVILLE, IOWA — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking the public for help as they investigate a suspicious fire that severely damaged the state’s largest sycamore tree. The tree, which has lived for 350 years in the area that is now Geode State Park in southeastern Iowa, was burned on February 18th. The […]
Keokuk man charged with murder following altercation
Keokuk, IA- The Keokuk Police Department says that a man is now charged with murder following an altercation with his father that occurred in January. According to a news release, the Lee County Attorney’s Office has amended the charge in the case of Craig Rockenbach to Second Degree Murder.
Southeast Iowa man arrested for allegedly violating probation
FAIRFIELD, IOWA — A southeast Iowa man is back behind bars for reportedly breaking his probation. Brian Maguire, 50, of Birmingham, is accused of a probation violation in Linn County. He is charged with theft in the first degree and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony. Maguire was previously...
Former Iowa Wesleyan Buildings Repurposed to 150+ Apartments
Christpoher Ales met with the Henry County Supervisors on Thursday regarding Iowa Wesleyan Redevelopment. Mr. Ales is part of an ownership group that purchased 6 buildings on the former campus in October, consisting of the dormitories on the east and west side of the campus, as well as the Science Building and Hershey Hall.
Scientists to study carp species on the Mississippi between Keokuk and Burlington
Grass carp graze on aquatic plants. In fact, fish biologist James Wamboldt of the U.S. Geological Survey said they were intentionally introduced to waterways throughout the nation to control plant growth underwater. “What we’ve found over the decades of doing this, they really disrupt the food web by removing all...
Drought Conditions Remain Steady Across Iowa
According to the latest drought index map, drought conditions across the state are remaining steady despite recent snow and rains. 19% of Iowa counties are still experiencing an extreme drought. Locally, all of Jefferson and most of Wapello, Keokuk, Henry, and Van Buren Counties are experiencing a moderate drought, which is the first classification of four. One month ago nearly 60% of the state was experiencing an extreme drought.
Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office: two theft incidents in three days
Milton, IA- The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two theft incidents that took place over three days. According to a news release, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office received reports of two thefts in Milton over three days. On Saturday, February 17th, a Honda CR125 dirt...
SportsZone Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Westwood’s Ashlyn Davis
SLOAN, Iowa (KCAU) – Taking home this week’s SportsZone Girls Basketball Player of the Week honors is Westwood’s Ashlyn Davis. The junior constructed a pair of big performances in the Rebels’ playoff wins last week. In the regional semifinal against West Monona, Davis scored 20 points and added six rebounds while she contributed 17 points […]
Experience Authentic Mexican Cuisine: 5 Fairfield Restaurants You Can't Miss
This article presents a curated list of five Mexican restaurants in Fairfield. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to leave your comments below!
Keokuk Community School Foundation Offering $40,000 in Scholarships to KHS 2024 Graduates
The Keokuk Community School Foundation (KCSF) is providing over $40,000 in scholarships to 2024 Keokuk High School (KHS) graduates, including a former graduate. More than 11 scholarships are available, including the new Lucas Nye Memorial Scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship need to submit an essay on the topic “Live Like Lucas” and demonstrate good character, active volunteer work, involvement in church or community activities, and a strong work ethic.
Jefferson County Supervisor Agenda
Monday February 26, 8:30 A.M. – Weekly Board Meeting. BOS Weekly Meeting via Zoom per technology availability. Time: February 26, 2024 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 894 4590 9229. Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdfKjDOAzP. Comment limited to agenda items...
Solon boys basketball falls to Keokuk in 3A regional semifinals
The Solon boys basketball team knew they were in for a fight heading into their regional semifinal matchup against Keokuk on Thursday in Solon. The Spartans eliminated Keokuk in last season’s regional quarterfinals, but it was the Chiefs who got their hand raised this time around. Solon’s season came...
House panel dismisses ethics complaint against southeast Iowa lawmaker
DES MOINES — Republicans and Democrats on an Iowa House committee have unanimously voted to dismiss an ethics complaint against Republican Jeff Shipley, a state representative from Birmingham. Sara Hayden Parris of Johnston accused Shipley of defaming her on social media and her complaint alleged that was a violation...
Today the gas price is close to $2.95 in Keosauqua as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Scholarship Applications Are Being Accepted By The Friends Of Henry County Health Center
The Friends of Henry County Health Center are currently accepting applications for their loan and scholarship program. The scholarship is intended to support further study and career opportunities in the healthcare industry at the Henry County Health Center. Candidates must be an HCHC associate, an HCHC associate’s family member, or a Henry County Resident.