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Keokuk Selling Property

Keokuk, IA – Two pieces of city property in Keokuk could be officially sold within the next few weeks. The city council has authorized the mayor and city clerk to sign a development agreement with a Wisconsin-based group that wants to build a Hampton Inn Hotel in Keokuk. The group will pay about $135,000 for 1.5 acres of land where the Keokuk Saddle Club once stood. Mayor Dave Gudgel says the sale should be finalized Tuesday morning. The sale has been delayed for several months because financing had to be secured and because the group wanted to buy a little more land than originally agreed upon.