Main Street Keokuk en Upgrade Planned for Keokuk Park <p>One of the features of a popular park in downtown Keokuk is in line for a makeover. Mon, 12 May 2014 03:40:09 +0000 Jason Parrott 53032 at Upgrade Planned for Keokuk Park Keokuk to Apply for Facade Grant <p>The Keokuk City Council is taking steps to be able to apply for a $500,000 state grant that could be used to improve the look of the city’s downtown district. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:24:50 +0000 Jason Parrott 45895 at Keokuk to Apply for Facade Grant Eagles Building to Re-Open in January <p>The former Eagles building in downtown Keokuk will be open for business in January.</p><p>Crews started renovating the building at the corner of 4<sup>th</sup> and Blondeau Streets in March.</p><p>The two-story structure will feature both commercial and residential space.</p><p>Joyce Glasscock is the Executive Director of Main Street Keokuk, Inc.&nbsp; A subsidiary of MSK, Keokuk Downtown Properties, owns the building.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:40:37 +0000 Jason Parrott 23328 at Eagles Building to Re-Open in January Keokuk Clean-Up Saturday <p>Keokuk is looking for some help as it gets ready for &quot;company.&quot;</p><p>The city will host the 26th annual Iowa Downtown Summit on August 21 and 22.&nbsp; The event is expected to bring more than 350 individuals from across the state and the country to Keokuk.</p><p>They will hear presentations on a variety of topics: development, preservation, retail and social media.</p><p>Mayor Tom Marion says organizers want to put a &quot;bright, shiny face&quot; on the city for the event., so a special downtown clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday morning.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:29:36 +0000 Jason Parrott 19732 at Keokuk Clean-Up Saturday Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding <p>Keokuk is putting more money into tourism efforts as the city council has agreed to boost funding for the Convention and Tourism Bureau by $7,000.</p><p>The increase would bring the total for the current fiscal year to $140,000.</p><p>Tourism Director Kirk Brandenberger requested the increase based on Keokuk&rsquo;s last fiscal year being its best ever when it comes to hotel-motel tax revenue.</p><p>He says the tax generated $276,000, which is up from the projected total of $260,000.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:29:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 18671 at Keokuk Boosting Tourism Funding