The Lee County Board of Supervisors has denied a request from Keokuk Area Hospital for a $100,000 contribution on a 3-2 vote.
Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion sees 2014 as a year of progress.
The Keokuk City Council is trying to clear the way for a small business to relocate.
Keokuk is trying to find ways that it can better open the lines of communication between the city and its residents.
It appears Tom Marion's current term as mayor of Keokuk will be his final one.