“Kelly” Wagle lived a charmed life. In the 1920s he had become successful as a bootlegger in Colchester which was “dry” for much of the decade. He had escaped the clutches of the law many times.
He left Brent's Restaurant and started to walk the two blocks to his home. An assassin pulled up in a Ford coupe and fired three shotgun blasts that ended Wagle's charmed life. Wagle died at 9:15 p.m. April 8, 1929.
Documentary filmaker Ryan Walker has been fascinated by Wagle's sordid story.
The former Clark County Courthouse in Kahoka, MO stood for roughly 140 years and it was starting to show its age.
Court proceedings had to be moved to a nearby building over safety and security concerns while the foundation was starting to shift. There were also accessibility issues and limited space.
Talk of restoring or replacing the facility had been out there for years. In fact, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation started including the Clark County Courthouse in its list of Most Endangered Historic Places in 2005.
The Keokuk School Board could soon see a list of potential superintendent candidates.
Business Manager Greg Reynolds says applications will be accepted through July 9. He says Ray & Associates (Cedar Rapids, IA) will review the applicants in the hopes of presenting a final list to the board by July 23rd.
“They are then going to interview (candidates) the following week,” says Reynolds. “I believe the 30th and 31st (of July) is the plan.”
Keokuk hopes to have a new superintendent in place before the start of the school year.