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Bald Eagle Appreciation Days - Keokuk

The 35th Bald Eagle Appreciation Days gets underway Saturday morning in Keokuk and runs through Sunday night. Organizers hope the latest round of winter weather might help visitors see more of the stars of the weekend.


Titans Drop Chiefs, Win Home Tourney

In Wednesday night hoop action, the Keokuk Chiefs lost another close game, this time to the West Hancock Titans, 51-47. At one point trailing by 16, the Chiefs fought back and created a back and forth game in the closing minutes.


Iowa mayor, husband arrested in marijuana growing case

JAMAICA, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa mayor and her husband have been arrested after sheriff’s deputies say they found a marijuana growing operation in the couple’s basement.


Dorethy scores 11 in MacMurray losss

FULTON, Mo. — Logan Dorethy, a freshman from Hamilton, Ill., scored 13 points, but MacMurray fell to Westminster 90-69 in a men’s basketball game. Dorethy was 6 of 11 from the field in 30 minutes for the Highlanders.


Lesbian couple’s housing discrimination lawsuit dismissed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged a suburban St. Louis senior living community discriminated against a married lesbian couple by denying them housing.


OPD: Repeat offender tried to run woman off the road

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A repeat felony offender is facing more charges in Ottumwa this week—after a woman he was ordered to stay away from, accused him of trying to run her off the road.


Prep roundup: Central can't survive two close games

The Central boys basketball team finally ran out of gas. Forced to play two games Wednesday at the 97th Winchester Tournament with a roughly 90-minute break in between, the Panthers were held to just seven points in the fourth quarter of a 36-33 loss to Jacksonville Routt in the fifth-place game in


NE Iowa Sheriff's Office issues warning to residents

WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa - The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for residents. “The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a male subject that has been reported going door to door at night inquiring about residents’ insurance needs and previous claims,” the Sh


Fort Madison police inform residents of parking regulations

Fort Madison, IA (WGEM) — Fort Madison Police are informing residents of parking regulations during the winter weather. In a news release issued Friday afternoon, the Fort Madison Police stated that the Street Department is not intending on calling a snow emergency; however, there will most likely b


BBB warns of online retailers using bogus Illinois addresses, disconnected phone

PEORIA — The Better Business Bureaus serving Central Illinois and Chicago & Northern Illinois are warning consumers about various online retailers using addresses in Champaign-Urbana and Naperville; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Nashville, Tennessee; and West Chester Township, Ohio.


Missing Iowa girl found in Texas

MARION COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa Department of Public Safety said a missing teen from southern Iowa was found in south Texas Friday morning. Liberty Boley, 14, was located Friday morning in southern Texas. Few details are being released but officials said she is safe and is in the custody of st


Lee County budget estimate surpasses $30M

MONTROSE – A proposed budget for Lee County expenses for the fiscal year 2020, beginning on July 1, has expenses for the county at more than $30 million. Lee County Budget Director Cindy Renstrom submitted the proposed budget at a workshop following the regular meeting of the Lee County Board of Sup


Multiple-alarm fire in Lee County

There was a four alarm fire in Lee County Sunday morning. Jackson Township Fire officials said It happened at 2481 Johnson Street Road in Keokuk around 11:40 a.m. Fire Chief Carl Morgan said the fire started in a workshop.


Schmitz Funeral Homes death notice – James L. Smith, 93, Farmington

James L. Smith, 93, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his home. Services are pending with Schmitz Funeral Homes of Farmington. Pen City Current and pencitycurrent.com are products of Market Street Publishing, LLC, a multi-platform media company delivering h


FM man nabbed on felony meth charges

FORT MADISON – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant at a Fort Madison home that led to felony charges. Chad Michael Vice, 43, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested on January 10th, 2019 at his residence 33 Alta Drive on felony drug charges. Vice is charged with delivery of mor


Fedler slays Chiefs…again

FORT MADISON – Fort Madison’s Jayden Fedler just has the Keokuk Chief’s number on the basketball court. The junior post player scored 23, including knocking down two free throws with 1.1 seconds on the clock and the Hounds down by one as Fort Madison beat Keokuk 49-48 in dramatic fashion Friday at t


Wisconsin Man Believed To Be Responsible For Local Burglaries As Well As Many More Across Iowa And Minnesota

After burglaries in Templeton and Dedham Wednesday night, a suspect, 43-year-old Eric Todd Hall of Wisconsin, was spotted at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona by an off-duty Guthrie County Deputy. The deputy contacted Polk County authorities, who responded and arrested Hall, who initially resisted.


City of Keokuk applies for grant to improve the community

Keokuk is making strides toward community betterment. The Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce is applying to be this year's community partner for the University of Iowa's Initiative for Sustainable Communities.


New owner sought for Apron Bake Shoppe

NAUVOO, Ill. – Do you like to bake? Have you ever dreamed of owning your own café some day? The Apron Bake Shoppe & Café of Nauvoo might be the opportunity you are looking for.


Iowa authorities searching for missing teen

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is asking people across the state for help locating a missing 14-year-old considered to be in danger. Liberty “Libby” Boley is from Marion County, and was last seen at Melcher-Dallas High School on Monday — where she is a freshman