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Chairman Ready for Lee County Seat Vote

Aug 13, 2014

The head of the Lee County Board of Supervisors is ready to move ahead with a vote on one county seat.

Lee County Readies for Disasters

Aug 11, 2014

The 300-page pre-disaster mitigation plan, which has received county approval, took more than a year to develop.

The non-profit Foundation in Lee County awarded $95,000 in grants to 20 of the county's non-profit organizations.


West Point's Shuck Fest kicked off the annual Sweet Corn Festival Wednesday night.

Trumpeter Swans Doing Well in Lee County

Jul 24, 2014
Lee County Conservation/ Tom Buckley

The Lee County Conservation Department has been taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of five trumpeter swans (or cygnets) born earlier this summer.

Committee Recommends One Lee County Courthouse

Jul 24, 2014

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

Landfill Boosting Environmental Efforts

Jul 6, 2014
Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

A Lee County landfill hopes to improve its operations and its bottom line.

Flood Protection in Southeast Iowa

Jul 2, 2014
Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

Port Authority Reinventing Itself

Jul 1, 2014

A first-of-its-kind organization in Iowa is trying to reinvent itself.

Recycling Efforts Increase In Tri-States

Jun 30, 2014
Screencap / Galesburg's website

Parts of the region are making more of an effort to go green.

RUSS Wins Two Lawsuits in June

Jun 25, 2014

An organization that helps rural southeast Iowa communities build sewer systems has won two legal challenges this month.

Survey Identifies Workforce Needs in Lee County

Jun 25, 2014
Lee County Economic Development Group

A new survey of Lee County businesses and industries identifies several factors that could be preventing them from filling key positions.

Lee County Conservation Welcomes Five Cygnets

Jun 24, 2014
Lee County Conservation/Tom Buckley

The Lee County Conservation Department's trumpeter swan restoration effort is welcoming five newborns this summer.

SE Iowa Tax Sales Bring in Investors

Jun 20, 2014

Des Moines and Lee Counties were able to recover plenty of late property taxes thanks to their recent tax sales.  The sales are held the third Monday in June each year. 

Annual Tax Sale In Lee County

Jun 9, 2014

More than 1,000 properties in Lee County will be sold through an auction on Monday, June 16.  The vast majority are located in Keokuk.


A Lee County resident wants to know whether race is a factor in what he sees as a lack of action by the Board of Supervisors.

Lee County Backs Citizen Committee

Apr 22, 2014

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is giving a boost to a newly-formed citizen committee.

Lee County Approves KAH Funding

Apr 17, 2014
Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Lee County has once again agreed to give Keokuk Area Hospital more than $100,000.  This makes it more than $200,000 in fewer than 12 months.

Former Teacher Removed from Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Apr 3, 2014

A former teacher and coach in southeast Iowa is no longer being sued for sexual abuse.

Not Guilty Verdict in Voter Fraud Trial

Mar 20, 2014

A Montrose woman has been found not guilty of perjury in a Lee County voter fraud trial that took just over 24 hours to complete.

Lee County Could Give for "Mega-Site"

Mar 18, 2014

Lee County is being asked to help fund a "mega"-economic development effort in the northern part of the county.

"Jail Diversion" Plan Proceeds in SE Iowa

Mar 11, 2014

Two southeast Iowa counties are trying to insure that inmates receive the proper services while incarcerated.

Lee County Warns of Hotel/Motel Fee

Feb 28, 2014
Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The continued growth of a future Lee County industry could turn some residents into temporary hotel/motel "owners."

Tight Budget Vote in Lee County

Feb 18, 2014

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.

Fort Madison Considering Franchise Fees

Feb 11, 2014

It appears that Fort Madison's gain could be Lee County's loss.

Lee County Facing Significant Shortfall

Jan 27, 2014

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.

Mega-Site in Lee County?

Jan 20, 2014

Lee County is trying to secure a designation from the state that could eventually lead to the establishment of new businesses and industries.

State Senator Wants Services Back in Keokuk

Jan 12, 2014

The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services.

Pay Raises Possible for Lee County Leaders

Jan 8, 2014

The salaries for Lee County’s elected leaders could increase on July 1, 2014.

More Talk of "One Lee County" in 2014

Jan 7, 2014

The new chairman of the Lee County Board of Supervisors wants to have more discussions about a controversial subject in 2014.