Work is now underway at the site that will soon be home to Keokuk’s “old” rocket slide.
A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.
The idea of re-installing Keokuk’s old rocket slide could gain some momentum in the coming weeks and months.
Safety and liability concerns led the city of Keokuk to replace the original “Rocket Slide” in Kilbourne Park with a newer model several years ago.
There were aspects of the original slide that no longer met federal standards.
Nels Olson of Wisconsin bought the Rocket Slide in the hopes of restoring it and installing the slide on his own property.
With that, people in Keokuk seemed to lose track of the slide, until it ended up on the reality television show, American Restoration.