Lee County Courthouse

The Lee County Courthouse Security Committee continues to make progress on a plan to improve security at some key county buildings.  The committee, which is comprised of employees from more than a half dozen departments, met for about 90 minutes Thursday morning in Keokuk.

The multiple entrances for each of Lee County's three most-frequented public buildings are considered potential safety threats due to the number of people using them each day. 

A plan to better secure them is now under consideration by the county, but it could be a couple weeks before it comes up for a vote.

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The Lee County Board of Supervisors broached the issue of building security during this week's meeting.  The discussion between the supervisors, the department heads, and other county employees covered a wide range of the usual topics.

Lee County is poised to address a glaring deficiency when it comes to public safety.

The group that has been reviewing Lee County government services has finished its work and made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

A piece of history has been added to a courthouse in southeast Iowa.

Gary Stephenson of Fort Dodge, IA recently approached the Lee County Board of Supervisors about his effort to place a copy of the U.S. Constitution in every courthouse in Iowa.

Stephenson is continuing a project started by his late father.  They have combined to place constitutions in about ¾ of Iowa’s courthouses.

The latest is now in the south Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.  It will hang in the 1st floor hallway of the building.