Keokuk City Council

Mayor Tom Marion is confident Keokuk will announce the hiring of its new city administrator within the next two weeks. His declaration comes as the first round of in-person interviews is set to begin.

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The staff started preparing early on Monday at Angelini's.  It was an important day for the restaurant in downtown Keokuk. The sidewalk outside the Italian-themed eatery was power-washed and three metal tables were set up, with four chairs each. The tables were "walled" in by a series of plants, including herbs used in the kitchen. (Don DeBold)

The plan to construct Keokuk's first off-leash dog park in Riverview Park hit a bit of a snag as opposition surfaced to the proposed location. But that opposition could ultimately lead to a more favorable solution for all involved.

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Keokuk has gone without a city administrator since early 2008. City leaders hope to change that in the next few months.

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Some Keokuk residents who live near one of the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River are still waiting for a scenic road in front of their homes to reopen.  They are also waiting for the city to explain why it's taking so long to make that happen.

Keokuk Alderwoman Susan Dunek pledged to bring up the idea of hiring a a city administrator until something happens.  She said the city council would be foolish to just step back and do nothing.

The Keokuk City Council has been trying to find the money to pay for a city administrator.  It's been unsuccessful to this point, so the active search to fill the post has been placed on hold.

The Keokuk City Council is gradually making progress toward the hiring of a city administrator, after not having someone in that position for seven years. / Jan Smith

At-Large Alderman Dan Winn said the Keokuk City Council should pray before getting to work.

One southeast Iowa mayor says legal action remains possible if Lee County chooses to consolidate county services.

The Keokuk City Council is softening its stance against allowing alcohol in one of its largest parks.

Keokuk residents are on track to pay more for some essential services on July 1.

The idea of hiring a city administrator in Keokuk appears to be picking up steam.

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Lee County has changed its mind about giving money to Keokuk Area Hospital.

Keokuk will take its time when it comes to possibly implementing a franchise fee.