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Lee County Board of Supervisors

Voter turnout for the November general election was already expected to be high in Lee County, given the tone of the Presidential campaign. Now, it could reach unprecedented levels thanks to a divisive issue being added to the ballot.

Keokuk Area Hospital has been trying for months to secure money from Lee County for use as a local match for some federal funding. It appears that effort is over -- at least for the time being.

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Several dozen employees and other supporters of Keokuk Area Hospital turned out for this week's Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting, hoping to convince the board to contribute $111,000 to the hospital. Their efforts did not work out, but they might have planted the seed for future success.

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There were not enough aldermen at the Keokuk City Council's Jan. 7 meeting to vote on a request from Keokuk Area Hospital for roughly $111,000, so the hospital had to wait until Jan. 12. The wait was worth it, though, as aldermen unanimously approved the request.

Keokuk Area Hospital requested and received roughly $100,000 from Lee County in both 2013 and 2014. The third time might not be the charm, though, as the hospital's request for another $100,000 appears to be going nowhere.

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Duane Fitch has been trying to have a sit-down meeting with the Lee County Board of Supervisors for months, but it does not appear that will happen anytime soon. That's because Board Chairman Ron Fedler is not extending him an invitation.

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Lee County Supervisor Don Hunold's presentation Tuesday morning to the rest of the board was short and sweet. He gave each member two pieces of paper and then spoke for just a few minutes on a topic that has garnered hours upon hours of discussion in recent years.

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Chairman Ron Fedler used this week's Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting to deliver the message to county residents that the Board is not responsible for every decision in county government.

The three members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors accused by several citizens of violating Iowa's open meetings law do not want the case to be heard in Keokuk.  They also feel the case should not be heard by a jury.

A former Lee County employee will have his day in court... again.

The Iowa Court of Appeals will weigh in on a "whistleblower" case out of Lee County in December.

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Not many people regularly attend the weekly meetings of the Lee County Board of Supervisors, so it seemed fitting that the board recognized the passing of one during a recent meeting.

Lee County Economic Development Group

The Lee County Economic Development Group is preparing for the future with some help from local businesses.

The committee looking into whether Lee County should have one county seat or two is ready to make its recommendation.

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It appears Lee County won’t make any changes along a heavily traveled road.

Chris Greenwald says he is confident that he is the type of change that Lee County government needs right now.

Incumbent Rick Larkin says this is not the time to shake things up on the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

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Lee County wants to make sure it follows all rules and regulations in making a contribution to Keokuk Area Hospital.

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

The Lee County Board of Supervisors will wait until next week to decide whether to make a hefty contribution to an economic development project.

Chairman Ernie Schiller wants to remain on the Lee County Board of Supervisors for four more years.

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Mary Van Pelt of Montrose wants taxpayers to learn what it costs Lee County to offer all services in both of its county seats, Keokuk and Fort Madison, versus in one location.

They will have the opportunity to do just that during an informational forum, organized by Van Pelt, that will begin at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at Central Lee's K-8 building.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has denied a request from Keokuk Area Hospital for a $100,000 contribution on a 3-2 vote.

Lee County's budget for the upcoming fiscal year has proven to be the latest battleground for the debate over returning driver's license services in Keokuk.

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

Residents who live along a gravel road in Lee County are again calling for the Board of Supervisors to improve it.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors wants the county's department heads to take closer looks at their budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has made some initial decisions regarding the county's upcoming budget, but there is still plenty of work to do.

Lee County could pay for some emergency repairs to a rural sewer system.

Board to Explore Fertilizer Plant Request

Dec 19, 2013

The Lee County Board of Supervisors will take a closer look at the latest request from Iowa Fertilizer Company.

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