Participants in the “Bowl for Kids' Sake” fund-raiser for the McDonough County Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization will score strikes, spares and pledges.In fact, it's the biggest fund-raiser for the organization each year. Paula Rhodes is a board member. She has been a mentor or “big” to two children over the last 15 years. Her first “little” moved away but they keep in contact.She says, “A flute that I purchased for her so she could be in the band-she's still playing that flute. Those kind of benefits are just wonderful memories.”
Fort Madison is considering a plan to borrow millions of dollars to improve its infrastructure.
City Manager Byron Smith says a citizens’ survey was conducted last year.
He says the results showed that residents are not happy with the quality of Fort Madison’s streets.
Smith says the city can only afford to make a few, small repairs to streets each year, so he is proposing a multi-million dollar infrastructure improvement program.
The proposal looks at what could be done from the city’s five-year capital improvement plan with $6-million.
Hamilton could soon get more involved in the clean-up of what remains of two downtown buildings.
More details have been released about the possible attempt to abduct a Keokuk High School student this afternoon.
The Keokuk Police Department says at approximately 1:00 P.M., a female student was approached by an elderly man as she was walking home.
Authorities say the man allegedly asked her if she needed a ride home as well as other questions that made her feel uncomfortable.
She refused his request and continued to walk home, prompting the man to drive off.
The National Park Service has placed the Old Bailey House, 100 S Campbell St, Macomb on the National Register of Historic Places.“It's a grand, beautiful old lady of a house here in town,” said Bob Fischer of the McDonough County Historic Preservation Society.The Old Bailey House was built by William S. Bailey, who was the founder and first president of Union National Bank.