Keokuk

Keokuk is fighting back against a claim that it's not living up to the terms of a 2012 contract. On Monday, the city filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by John W. Sammons Construction Company.

Sammons Construction claimed in its lawsuit, filed in district court in April, that it has yet to receive full payment for the installation of about 28 manholes.

A local contractor is suing the city of the Keokuk over an alleged "breach of contract.  John W. Sammons Construction Company said it has not been fully paid for a project it believes has already been completed.

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City leaders in Keokuk are trying to determine how to proceed with the Redemption Center in the 600 block of Main Street following a fire early Thursday morning. Mayor Tom Marion said a decision would not be made until after meeting with Brian Boyd, who owns the center and several nearby properties.

Residents of south Lee County will have to wait a little longer to get their driver's licenses in Keokuk.

Chris Spann, Lee County Treasurer, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that she now hopes to re-open the bureau in the south Lee County Courthouse in mid-to-late May, which is about a month behind schedule.

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Union and Confederate soldiers will descend upon Keokuk's Rand Park one last time this weekend for the city's 28th and final Civil War re-enactment.

The event has been a huge success over the years, bringing thousands to the city.  But a dwindling number of re-enactors led organizers to declare 2015 as the final conflict.

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The city of Keokuk still can't say when it will be able to reopen a small stretch of Fulton Street that has been closed to traffic for several years. A portion of the road collapsed following a hill-slide. Instead of repairing it, the city blocked it off with several concrete barriers.

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The construction of a new senior housing complex in downtown Keokuk is expected to get underway in less than a year. 

That's is possible because of the Iowa Finance Authority announcement Wednesday that it would provide more than $2-million in tax credits and loans for "Keokuk Senior Lofts."

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A few thousand people will flock to Keokuk this weekend to observe bald eagles in their natural habitat.

The most controversial aspect of the reorganization of four Lee County departments in mid-2011 could soon be reversed.

A proposed senior housing complex in downtown Keokuk continues to garner both support and concerns from city and community leaders.

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A roughly $9-million senior housing complex proposed for downtown Keokuk has cleared a significant hurdle.

Talk about finding someone to manage day-to-day city operations in Keokuk could soon turn into action.

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No more windows will be removed from a former church in Keokuk.

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It’s up to a judge to decide whether it is legal to remove the windows from a former Keokuk church that has been deemed unsafe to enter.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors may take a closer look at some existing county buildings before taking any action towards a controversial topic.

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