Downtown Keokuk

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Keokuk will help pay for the demolition of the Redemption Center at 618 and 624 Main Street.  The uninsured business was severely damaged by a fire early Thursday morning.

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The longer Matt McGhghy spoke about Bentley's Playground, the more emotional he became as he fought back tears of joy.  McGhghy says it's amazing how his hometown has gotten behind the effort to build a fully-accessible playground in Tolmie Park.

Snow removal from the sidewalks along Main Street in downtown Keokuk will remain "as is" for the time being.

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.